Co-cleansing is a term used to describe washing your hair with conditioner as opposed to shampoo, aka “conditioner-only washing.” Many people, especially those with curly hair, prefer co-cleansing to traditional cleansing because it’s a gentler method that doesn’t strip hair of its natural oils.
I’m continually excited by the changes I see in the fashion and beauty industry. No longer is there one cookie-cutter mold for beauty, especially when it comes to great hair. Natural curls and texture have always been a great symbol of empowerment, and the mainstream has finally recognized it. The days of straightening and taming your hair is over. Just think of beauties like Diane von Furstenberg, Grace Coddington, or Beyoncé. These ladies make a statement, and it’s all because they didn’t try to fix their curls and instead let them loose and free. Ready to let your curls go big and free? Click through to style notes to get the know-how. –– Michelle RotbartClick for StyleNotes →
Beauty takes many forms. For some women, beauty is long hair, soft makeup, floaty dresses. Others like clean lines, short cuts, and leather jackets. My own form of femininity is a blend of the two. I look ridiculous in ruffles and I can’t be bothered with lipstick, but I love heeled booties, antique barrettes and pink nail polish. I can’t pull off leather or tattoos, but I love my strong eyebrows and muscular arms. Most women’s style is a balance between these two extremes, but some lean more towards softness while others prefer a bold expression of femininity. Where do you fall on the spectrum? Does it change day to day? Cara Delevigne (pictured above) looks great on both ends of the spectrum. Click the notes for more celebrities examples. –– Laura Martin
Recently on BeautyHigh.com there was an article about Beyonce’s blonde hair and how it is instantly iconic. While I agree it will be long remembered, it’s not iconic in a good way. Blonde is great. I am a blonde (with a little help from a colorist) and I love being a blonde, but it isn’t for everyone. Click the notes to see why. –– Kelly Rowe