Kendall Jenner blew us away at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party with her gorgeous blow out. With some impressive volume and an adorable 60’s hair flip, this 22-year-old model was certainly turning heads. Here’s how you can get the same look at home! 1. Pre-Dry Make sure your hair is at least three-quarters dry before you grab your hairdryer. Remember, the hairdryer is just meant to help you style your hair. By towel drying or air drying your hair ahead of time, you’ll help to minimize heat damage. Then either take a flat brush or tousle your hair with your fingers and dry your hair in the opposite direction of growth until it’s about 90% dry. 2. Section Off Use one or two clips to tie up the top of your hair so you can work on what’s called the halo section of your hair—the crown and the bottom sections around your head. Take the top of the hair next and then finish off with the hair at the back of the head. 3. The Right Brush Invest in some high-quality, round brushes. A ceramic brush will hold heat better, so it will lend more bounce and texture especially to finer hair. You can also use our fabulous hi-volume brush. Modeled off of a traditional boar bristle brush, this brush will give you a firm hold on your hair allowing you to pull thick, curly locks nice and straight. 4. Up & Out Make sure to always pull the hair up and out. Start drying at the root very close to the scalp for plenty of volume and frizz-control. You'll want to point the hairdryer downward toward the ends of the hair following the brush to make sure its smooth and shiny. Don’t forget to work the ends until they are completely dry and polished. Moisture tends to collect at the ends of the hair creating frizz and ruining an otherwise picture-perfect, salon-quality look. 5. Rock & Roll: Roll the hair around your brush and rock it back and forth while blow drying it to create a natural curl in the hair. When you’re finished, gently release the hair and pin up the curl to let it set. Alternate directions as you go around the head so that the hair doesn’t clump together into one large curl. 6. Cool Down: Let the hair cool for at least five to ten minutes before removing the clips. If you’re in a hurry, use the cold shock button on your blow dryer to help speed up the process. 7. Extra Products: Make sure you’re applying a nice smoothing spray or cream to your hair before you start blow drying. Then apply a bit of Remilia serum to your hairline and ends to prevent further damage. Try not to use too many conditioners besides the Cosmocap though. Leave-in conditioners are heavy, and they tend to weigh hair down making it harder for you to create the volume you need for a blowout. Keep either sea salt spray or dry shampoo on hand while drying your hair. Apply a bit to your roots especially when you get to your crown to add some extra oomph. Finish the look off with a bit more serum and just a touch of hair spray and you’re ready to go. With a Cosmocap and these seven tips, you’ll be runway-ready. Grab your red carpet dress and prepare for the paparazzi.
BEAT THE DANDRUFF THIS WINTER WITH THESE LITTLE-KNOWN TRICKS
The snowflakes that fall on your nose and eyelashes are not the same flakes that nestle in your locks and land on your shoulders.
When the temperature starts to drop in October and November, the level of moisture in the air starts to fall too. If you struggle with chapped lips and dry, cracked knuckles, you can bet your scalp is pretty thirsty too.
Here are some of our favorite ways to fight winter-weather dandruff.
1. Choose the right shampoo
There are plenty of shampoos besides Head & Shoulders designed specifically to fight dandruff. Make sure to scan the bottle for these ingredients:
2. Tea tree oil & aloe vera
Tea tree oil comes from tea tree leaves. Aborigines used oil from this Australian tree to clean wounds in the hopes of preventing infection. Today, tea tree oil is used in soaps and shampoos because its antimicrobial properties fight bacteria. However, you can also use a few drops of the oil itself on your scalp to ward away dandruff.
You probably use aloe vera on your sun burns, but you may not have known it can be used for a dry scalp because it helps fight inflammation naturally. Massage a bit of aloe vera into your scalp and let it sit for 30 minutes before washing it out well.
3. Turn down the heat
When the weather outside is frightful, there’s nothing more inviting than a warm, toasty night in the living room.
Instead of cranking the heat though, try grabbing a blanket or sweater instead. The heat coming out of the vents is very dry heat and it can dry out your scalp. Better yet, get a fireplace going!
4. Eat right
Believe it or not, your dandruff might actually be linked to your diet. While there may be other factors in play as well, don’t ever underestimate the role of nutrition in hair health.
B vitamins: Riboflavin (vitamin B2), Niacin (vitamin B3), and Biotin (vitamin B7) are all essential to healthy hair growth. Riboflavin helps convert macronutrients into ATP (otherwise known as energy), Niacin aids in skin health, and Biotin supports healthy hair growth.
Make sure you’re getting a healthy dose of vitamin B on your plate if you’re constantly itching and scratching.
Omega-3 fatty acids: Omega-3 fatty acids help to fight inflammation and soothe skin. You should make sure you’re getting some flax seeds, walnuts, and eggs in your diet on a regular basis so you get enough of this hair-healthy nutrient.
Zinc: Zinc is responsible for metabolic, cell growth, and immune function, and deficiency often results in dandruff.
The recommended daily dosage of zinc is 8-9mg for women and 11mg for men. Make sure you’re stocking up on chickpeas, peanuts, almonds, cashews, poultry and meat to make sure you’re getting enough.
5. Keep stress at bay
Dandruff is technically caused by a microbe called Malassezia globosa. Stress inhibits your body’s immune system leaving the microbes free to come and reproduce on your scalp. Stress can also influence your hormone levels, which, in turn, might cause dandruff.
It can be tempting to stay huddled inside this winter, but when stress hits, and it will, you’ll want to make sure you’re strapping up your sneakers regularly. There’s no better stress-buster than a good sweat session, and the blood circulation will bring more oxygen and nutrients to the skin on your head.
Of course, you’ll want to make sure you hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Don’t hesitate to pop open an extra Remilia hair capsule to get some more moisture into your daily haircare routine. Since these capsules are completely plant-based, they won’t strip your locks of their natural oils.
Typically, you should be applying the serum from your roots to your ends because these sections are the driest. However, there’s nothing that says you can’t apply the serum to your scalp too!