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Sassies Blogger Awards Feature

The First Annual Sassies: Awards For Blogging Women

Wanna know the most wonderful thing about the modern state of the Internet? That almost everyone in the world has the ability to publish and create awesome content. We find so many amazing blog posts every day to read, enjoy, and learn from that are written by women from around the world.

Wanna know the least wonderful thing? That all this amazing talent goes largely undiscovered because there’s just so much of it. Continue reading “The First Annual Sassies: Awards For Blogging Women” »

NeoCell Keratin Hair Volumizer Feature

Giveaway: Win TWO Bottles of Keratin Hair Volumizer!

Keratin Hair Volumizer GiveawayAs my devoted readers know, I am wholly into beauty from the inside out and taking vitamins for your hair, nails and skin. That’s why I was SO excited to hear about this product from NeoCell that’s getting tons of attention: their Keratin Hair Volumizer.

NeoCell just won Best New Beauty and Spa product for their Keratin Hair Volumizer formula at the NEOP Europe, and Vanity Fair magazine recently gave Keratin Hair Volumizer their #1 spot in recommended hair products! Those are some pretty high honors in the beauty world.
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Haircare 101: Choosing the Right Brush

How to Choose the Right Hair BrushAre you using the right brush on your hair? Most of us have no clue as to what kind of hairbrush we should be using to curl, straighten, add volume, or simply brush our hair with.

As I discussed in my quest for long hair, I’ve learned that most of us greatly underestimate physical damage to our hair, lots of which comes from brushing. As a general rule, if you want to avoid damaging your hair, the best thing to look for is no seams. That means no little ball tips with edges to shred your hair – nothing but smoothness on the bristle.

I guarantee you that anything with seams will rip up your strands if your hair is at all fine like mine. 

That being said, no one thing works for everybody, so here’s a simple guide on which brush to use for various hair types and styling needs:

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Adovia Mineral Balsam Conditioner

Adovia Dead Sea Salt Deep Hair Conditioner Review

Adovia Mineral Balsam ConditionerDisclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I’ll admit, I have a negative association with “Dead Sea” themed beauty. Back in high school, I was bamboozled by a pushy salesman at a kiosk in my mall into $150 of Dead Sea skincare products. Did they work? Sure, but I didn’t want to spend $150 to make that happen. The “hard sell” doesn’t turn me on.

Still, as you know, I’m very into natural haircare products. I was impressed with the ingredients list on the Adovia Dead Sea Salt Conditioner, and the product is unique in that it not only features natural goodness but also mineral goodness. Say what? Minerals are big in makeup, but I’ve never heard of them in haircare. Can this really work?

The answer is, oh yessirree bob. Dead Sea salt, it turns out, contains over 21 skin and hair rebuilding minerals such as magnesium, calcium, sulfur, bromide, iodine, sodium, zinc and potassium. And this conditioner is made with 100% pure, genuine Dead Sea salt. It’s also got aloe and other hair happiness.

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How to Grow Ultra Long Hair Fast

The Quest For Ultra-Long Hair

Long-Hair-1While I usually go all instructional, today I’d like to share something that’s a work in progress for me: my hair. Growing ultra-long hair has been my quest for over a year now, but before that, I was a certified hair abuser.

I spent years bleaching my hair blonde, flat ironing and blow drying it to death and filling it with any and every product I could get my hands on. Before long, my locks felt like straw. I didn’t get it: why, oh why, didn’t I look like a Pantene commercial?

Flustered, I began my research. I discovered two forums that led me to find communities of women who go to new lengths (har) to get ultra-long hair: The Long Hair Community and Long Hair Care Forum. The latter is directed at women of color, but I found that their advice worked for my dried out, overprocessed locks too.

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