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There is a lot of misinformation about ingredients in beauty products, which ones are dangerous or damaging and which ones are healthy or helpful. Alcohol in particular receives a bad wrap as a supposedly drying and damaging ingredient. But the truth is alcohol is essential to the effectiveness of many hair products and in some cases can actually add moisture to your strands. Sound crazy? Click the style notes to learn more.  ––  Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →

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Last week the New York Post asked me to give them the inside scoop on hair fragrance and perfumes. The new obsession with hair fragrance is driven by more than just the desire for having nice smelling tendrils. These aromatic hair mists are designed to liven up and even refresh your locks, similar to a dry shampoo. And who doesn’t want their hair smelling like their favorite cleanser long after they’ve left the shower? Now I know you may think, why can’t I just spray my favorite perfume on my hair instead of buying a whole new product? Well unlike regular fragrance, many mists contain multi-benefit vitamins and health giving hair properties. Furthermore, doesn’t hair perfume sound exotic and cool? So as this trending beauty item hits the mainstream, let’s take a look at what it can do for you! Click through to the notes for more info. –– Michelle Rotbart Click for StyleNotes →

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Hair products are usually marketed to a specific hair type: straight, wavy, curly, colored. But these distinctions often have very little to do with what hair actually needs. Some curly hair is fine, some coarse. Some chemically treated hair is still oily, some dry. Following your hair type in product selection can get you into trouble. So how do you find the products that will make your hair look its best? Click the notes to find out. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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Holiday shopping can be stressful especially when it comes to buying someone a new hair or beauty product because these items are highly personal. If you pick the right thing, styling tools and aides are great gifts because they’re both decadent and useful. But without the recipient right in front of you it can be hard to assess whether a particular product is a good fit. Thankfully some products work on everyone, making them perfect for gift giving. Click the notes for my recommendations. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →