11 Hair products To Make Your Summer 100% Cuter

11 Hair products To Make Your Summer 100% Cuter

Your hair is the crown that you never take off.

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I love my hair, but it is a pain in the butt. I wrestle to make it look presentable and I have to evaluate what kind of hair day it is going to be. Some days it's super, dry, with a dash of frizz, other days it is pin straight and greasy even though I had just washed it. My hair is just a struggle, so I use lots of different products, depending on what it is deciding to do that day. These are my favorite products and I swear by them.

1. Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Moisturizing Shampoo

This is my favorite shampoo because since I have started to use it, my hair hasn't been as dry. It's super easy to wash in and out and does not leave any residue.

2. Extra Penetrating Argan Oil of Morocco

This is a product where you need to learn quick that a little goes a long way. I use a dime size amount and run it through my hair while staying away from my roots. It renews the ends and tones down frizz.

3. Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Conditioner

I don't condition my hair every day. I only condition it maybe three times a week, but when I do, I use this conditioner. It's very moisturizing without being greasy and is really easy to rinse out.

4. Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Intensely Smooth Leave-In Conditioning Cream

Again, a little goes a very long way with this product. It says that you can use it on dry hair, but when I use that method my hair always turns out flat and oily. Not cute. It works marvelously when I use a quarter size amount and spread it evenly throughout uncombed, damp hair. I then comb the product through my hair with a wide toothed comb, blow or air dry and a few hours later my hair is moisturized and voluminous. It's almost like a conditioning treatment.

5. Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Deep Conditioner

I use this deep conditioner only when my hair is Sahara Desert dry. I spread it all throughout my hair and let it sit for, like the bottle tells you, three minutes. I wash my hair after I condition because I like the results better that way.

6. Garnier Fructis Marvelous Oil Frizz Defy 5-Action Hair Elixir

This oil is a great "starter" hair oil. It takes a lot to make your hair greasy but only a little to take away the frizz and protect from the humidity. I use this pretty much every day and have had the same bottle for about a year.

7. Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Dry Shampoo

I don't really use dry shampoo all that often - only when my hair is oily, and I have absolutely no time to clean or to find a hat. I follow the directions on the bottle and hold it 12 inches away from the head. I focus on the crown because I have a bad habit of forgetting it. This product does great at drying up all the oils in my hair and adding a lot of texture without looking dusty in my darker blonde hair.

8. Herbal Essences Curl Boosting Mousse

I don't like using hairspray because the alcohol in it dries out my hair even more than it already is, so instead I use a strong-hold mousse. The mousse makes my curls light and fluffy while not being crunchy but still hold their shape.

9. Garnier Fructis Style Sleek & Shine Flat Iron Perfecter

I have been using this heat protectant since middle school and it does its job. Bonus points for the nice smell.

10. Hi-Pro-Pac Keratin Protein Hair Treatment

Every few months my hair gets extremely dry, so I thought I would try a hair mask. Just follow the directions on the bottle or package if you want, but I left mine on for ten minutes or so and it made my hair fluffy and soft. It was like I had new hair and it was lovely. I was super scared to use this only because I thought it would make my hair super gross and stringy, but it didn't.

11. Herbal Essences Curl Scrunching Gel

To prevent the eventual frizz, I take quarter-size amounts of this gel and scrunch this throughout my hair after I wash my hair but while I am still in the shower. This helps to start forming my curls while holding back some of the frizz. The gel is great for this purpose and doesn't feel heavy or leave a residue in the hair.

I love these products and they work great on my hair, but that obviously doesn't mean that they will work on everyone's hair. But, love your hair because it is the crown that you never take off.

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20 Small Tattoos With Big Meanings

Tattoos with meaning you can't deny.
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It's tough to find perfect tattoos with meaning.

You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret.

So here are 20 tattoos you can't go wrong with. Each tattoo has its own unique meaning, but don't blame me if you still have to deal with questions that everyone with a tattoo is tired of hearing!

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1. A semi-colon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.


2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."


3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.


4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."


5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."


6.Greek symbol of Inguz: where there's a will, there's a way.

7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."


8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya)


9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty and artistic creativity.


10. The Greek word “Meraki" means to do something with soul, passion, love and creativity or to put yourself in to whatever you do.


11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.

12. Symbol meaning "thief" from the Hobbit. It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.


13. “Lux in tenebris" means “light in darkness."

14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength & stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.

15."Ad Maiora" is translated literally as “Towards greater things." It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.


16. A glyphs means “explore." It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.

17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."


18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower's first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe & the strength we all have inside of us.

20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can reminds us of the inconsistency of life. It is also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.


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13 Ways You're Damaging Your Hair Without Even Knowing It

Invest in your hair. It is the crown you never take off.

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Most of us want to live to a better, healthier lifestyle and a lot of us do things that we don't even know about that hurt us. It's typically the smaller things that hurt the most. If you follow the tips below, you'll have beautiful hair in no time.

1. Not drinking enough water

It's a common fact that your body needs water to be healthy. Not only does a lack of water dehydrate your body, it also dehydrates your hair. Your hair strands become brittle and it can even make your hair stop growing completely.

2. Getting too much sun

We all know that too much sun causes sunburn on our skin, but do you ever think about what happens to your hair in the sun? Basically, it dries it out and causes breakage. It's easy to keep a hat on and your hair up to protect it. There are also hair serums out there that help lock in moisture.

3. Using heat on your hair without protection

Everyone knows that using a hot iron or blow dryer on unprotected hair causes damage, so just don't do it. Put heat protection on your hair before you apply any kind of heat.

4. Not getting the necessary nutrients

Vitamins are not only good for your skin and body but hair as well. There are certain pills out there that you can take, but make sure you do enough research before you buy a product because there are a lot of fakes out there.

5. Staying out in the cold for too long

The harsh cold hurts a lot. It makes your nails brittle and does the exact same thing to your hair. Wear a hat to protect yourself from the wind and snow.

6. Towel drying your hair

A lot of people towel dry their hair as soon as they get out of the shower. When your hair is wet, that's when it is the most vulnerable to damage. When you get out, you can slip on a cotton t-shirt or a microfiber towel made specifically for wet hair.

7. Using shampoo on the ends

Shampoo causes a lot of dryness to your hair because it strips off the natural oils. The oil is what keeps your hair from drying out so much and cracking. When you shampoo, only keep it at the roots and the conditioner at the ends.

8. Brushing your hair while wet

When you brush your hair while it's still wet, you cause a lot of breakage and damage to the weak strands. Let your hair air dry naturally or keep it in a microfiber towel/cotton shirt if you don't want it dripping all over.

9. Too much bleach or dying

You are always warned when you are about to bleach or dye your hair because terrible things can happen if you don't know what your doing or the salon doesn't. It's better to keep your hair at its natural state, or color it rarely.

10.  Sleeping on a rough pillow case

Your hair goes through a lot when you're flipping and turning all night. There is a lot of friction which can cause frizz and split ends. Make sure to use a cotton pillow. You can also put your hair up, but make sure it isn't too tight.

11.  Applying too much dry shampoo

Dry shampoo is used to soak up the oils from your hair, and if you use it too much then your hair will constantly be dry and will break easily. You also need to let the natural oils spread through your hair.

12.  Using dirty brushes

If the brushes or combs you're using aren't clean, it will cause buildup and wont allow your hair to grow properly.

13.  Using too much product

Using too much product will not only weigh your hair down, but it will also cause buildup and irritation on your scalp. The chemicals in general aren't best for your hair, so it's better to let it go natural more time than not.

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