Olive oil is one of the most popular ingredients in cooking, but if you’ve never used it for beauty, you’re in for a treat. Believe it or not, Rachel Ray’s pet ingredient is not only a necessity in any pasta dish, but also great for your nails, lips, hair, and skin. Why? Olive oil is rich in squalane, a natural emollient that penetrates skin without leaving a greasy film behind. Beyond that, it’s packed with Vitamins A & E and a number of polyphenols that already make it a popular inclusion in beauty products. Check out the below list for 15 inventive ways to get gorgeous Italian-style:
Found your hair looking like the Bride of Frankenstein’s do one morning after a shift in the weather? This little trick is an oldie but a goodie: Run a fabric softener sheet (like the Snuggle ones you use in your clothes dryer) over your hair and watch your static electric flyaways disappear. (You can even use a sheet you’ve already put through the dryer, if you’re cheap like I am – the used ones work just as well.)
If you continually find yourself having problems with static frizz, here are a couple of tricks to help keep negatively charged locks at bay:
Did you know that 65% of women in the US have naturally curly hair? It’s true. Don’t fight your curls, girls – embrace them! You can style without spending 3 hours with a flat iron. Here’s a quick guide on making your natural frizz look sleek and controlled:
1. Prepare your hair: Curly hair is generally on the drier side and tends to frizz more, so don’t use a harsh shampoo; instead, go sulfate-free, condition like a madman and opt for a small amount of leave-in conditioner – we recommend Tigi Catwalk Curls Rock Leave-In Moisturizer.
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