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5 Best Tips for Growing Your Hair Out

Do you dream of having long, flowing hair? You can get luscious locks in less time than you think. Skip the extensions and grow out your hair the natural way. Take a look at our best tips for speeding up the process.

  1. Use Natural Hair Products

Your hair is only as strong the hair care products you use on it. Using wholesome nourishing natural hair products gives your hair the vitamins and minerals it needs to reach its full potential. Healthy hair grows the fastest. If you’re unsure about how much or what kinds of products you should be using, check out Into the Gloss’s Guide to Hair Care Products. Continue reading “5 Best Tips for Growing Your Hair Out”

DIY Dip Dye Haircolor Tutorial Feature

Dip Dye Reverse-Ombre DIY Haircolor


This post is sponsored by Bigen.

If you’d asked me a month ago, I’d have said I’d never change my hair. In fact, many SD fans bemoaned the idea at all – my lion-clown mane is my signature, they said. Alas, I’m first and foremost a beauty blogger, and we all must grow and change.

So I did it all by myself, like a big girl and in the My Little Pony parlance of our times decided to do a dip dye, reverse-ombre kinda look. To clarify for those interested (and to soothe the OCD colorists out there), let’s talk about what these terms actually mean and the difference between them: Continue reading “Dip Dye Reverse-Ombre DIY Haircolor”

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The Trans Girl’s Guide To Beauty

trans women beauty tips transitioningI’ve been contemplating this article for a long time because the topic of beauty for transgender girls and women is one that I think is both important and fascinating, and in light of the Caitlyn Jenner* thing, it seems appropriate. I am a strong supporter of the transgender community because, well, I’d like to think I’m a strong supporter of all communities (that don’t promote hate) – and the recent hubbub with Planet Fitness has brought the issue to the forefront for some who might not have known it existed. Continue reading “The Trans Girl’s Guide To Beauty”

JustNatural Products

Growing My Hair Out With JustNatural

As you regulars know, it’s my goal to grow my hair long. In that effort, I’ve made a rule for myself that I don’t use hair products with alcohols or sulfates. (This is surprisingly difficult. If you don’t believe me, start reading your ingredients lists.)

I was delighted to discover JustNatural, a brand whose products are carefully formulated using natural and organic ingredients that are designed to be more effective than other mass-produced commercial products. Plus, they have a whole line of “Grow New Hair” products, and on all the ones whose ingredients I read, not ONE has alcohol or sulfates. Continue reading “Growing My Hair Out With JustNatural”

Hair Extension Types Feature

Hair Extension Types 101

A Graphic Guide to Hair Extensions - Philip JamesYou don’t have to spend years patiently growing out your hair in order to get long, flowing locks. If you’re interested in lengthening or adding volume to your hair, extensions can be a great way to go. But how do you decide what kind of extensions to get when there are so many popular options?

Knowing how daunting it can be to choose hair extensions, Philip James has put together a guide to the five most popular types. They are:

  • Fusion: a method that uses melted keratin protein bonds to attach extensions to strands of your natural hair
  • Micro-link/Micro-cylinder: small beads are used to add hair strand by strand
  • Braidless sew-in: a relatively new technique in which wefts of hair are attached to natural hair with thread
  • Skin weft/Tape extensions: a method that uses thin polyurethane strips to attach wefts of extension hair
  • Clip-in: extensions are attached with a small clip using this temporary technique

In order to decide which of those five types of extensions is best for your hair, you should first ask yourself a few questions.

What kind of hair do you have? Certain types of extensions just don’t work as well with certain types of hair. For example, extremely slick hair has trouble holding micro-link extensions in place and while fusion extensions work for most hair types, you should avoid this method if you have overly processed or damaged hair. If you’re unsure which method your hair is most suited for, talk to your hair stylist.

What kind of hair do you want to have? If you want to add length and volume to already thick hair, braidless sew-in extensions may be your best bet. However, if you want thinner hair to look fuller and slightly longer, skin weft extensions may better meet your needs. Continue reading “Hair Extension Types 101”