Why pros say using peppermint oil for hair is the key to healthy strands

March 20, 2020 at 01:30AM by CWC Peppermint is the flavor you know and love from mint chocolate ice cream, candy canes, and peppermint tea. And the extract can be added to your beauty routine for all sorts of benefits, from your skin to your manicure; however, one of its lesser-known perks is using peppermint … Continue reading Why pros say using peppermint oil for hair is the key to healthy strands

Professional stylists and dermatologists explain *exactly* how long it takes to grow out your hair

March 15, 2020 at 03:00PM by CWC Last week, I went to get a haircut in the middle of stressful situation, and I left the salon with a bob. It’s not a big deal, except that I hate it and so, too, does everyone I know. Most at least feign compliments, but last night my … Continue reading Professional stylists and dermatologists explain *exactly* how long it takes to grow out your hair

I plucked my chin hairs and now I’ve got ingrowns—what should I do now?

March 13, 2020 at 11:00PM by CWC Among a love of peaches and unrepentant worrying, my grandmother and I have one big thing in common: a singular chin hair. She’s a sneaky one (the hair, not my grandma). She pops up every now and then, and who knows how long she’ll grow before I notice. … Continue reading I plucked my chin hairs and now I’ve got ingrowns—what should I do now?

Everything you need to know about straightening natural hair

March 07, 2020 at 06:00PM by CWC From ages 6 to 18, I got my hair chemically straightened every six weeks. Then, in college, I started my natural hair journey, finding refuge in big, curly wigs and sleek box braids. I’m loving the journey of embracing my natural texture, but sometimes, I still like silky-straight … Continue reading Everything you need to know about straightening natural hair

Will shaving really make your hair grow back thicker? Derms weigh in

March 07, 2020 by CWC There are plenty of old wives’ tales in the beauty world: that your skin needs to feel squeaky-clean (not true), your pores can actually shrink (also false), and—one of the biggest—that your hair grows back thicker after shaving. Well, good news: Dermatologists are busting that myth for us, once and … Continue reading Will shaving really make your hair grow back thicker? Derms weigh in

The 6 Best Supplements To Take If You Have Dry, Damaged Hair

March 03, 2020 at 01:12AM Shiny, hydrated hair can be hard to achieve with just a good conditioner alone. That’s why it’s so important to pay attention to not only what you’re putting on your hair but what you’re putting into your body—including supplements. Experts say these six nutrients have good research to support their role … Continue reading The 6 Best Supplements To Take If You Have Dry, Damaged Hair

Dry & Damaged Hair? Give These 8 At-Home, All-Natural Remedies A Try

February 27, 2020 at 02:05PM Between dye jobs, hot tools, and skipping those much-needed routine trims, our strands can really take a beating. And then there’s the stuff outside our control: pollution, sun damage, and just daily wear-and-tear that we can’t avoid. Split ends, dry texture, and just straight-up damage can make styling your hair … Continue reading Dry & Damaged Hair? Give These 8 At-Home, All-Natural Remedies A Try

What pros have to say about using hemp oil for hair

February 26, 2020 at 07:00PM by CWC Long before CBD was the cannabinoid star of the beauty aisle, hemp seed oil reigned supreme. The OG plant-derived ingredient—which has always been legal—might not have the same name recognition as its buzzier cousin, but it does have plenty of benefits worth being aware of. One worth diving … Continue reading What pros have to say about using hemp oil for hair

Wake up with your best hair day ever thanks to these nighttime routines

February 25, 2020 at 12:00AM by CWC Prepping your skin at night can help you wake up looking and feeling rejuvenated and hydrated, and the same can be said for your hair. I have super dry, coarse, and kinky hair that I wear straight. At night, I apply a leave-in conditioner and oils so my … Continue reading Wake up with your best hair day ever thanks to these nighttime routines

Dry, damaged hair is no match for this $7 dry conditioner mist

February 22, 2020 at 03:00AM by CWC Saying it’s the season for dry and damaged hair is an understatement. Not only do hair dye and heat styling cause moisture to leach out of hair, but during wintertime, even on days when you don’t wash you hair, thanks to zero percent humidity and harsh winds, strands … Continue reading Dry, damaged hair is no match for this $7 dry conditioner mist

4 hair-care essentials that will take any routine up a notch

February 18, 2020 at 04:00PM by CWC Our skin pretty much steals all the beauty spotlight. According to Dianna Cohen, founder of the new hair-care brand Crown Affair, however, your hair deserves just as much attention. And in keeping with the less-is-more vibes reverberating through skin care, that doesn’t mean you need a routine stacked … Continue reading 4 hair-care essentials that will take any routine up a notch

7 haircare products that will help stretch the time until your next cut and color

February 17, 2020 at 09:00PM by CWC Tired of seemingly-incessant haircuts and coloring appointments? We feel you. Whether you’re incredibly busy or simply trying to grow your hair out, frequent salon trips, as lovely as they are, can begin to feel like quite the nuisance. (Not to mention a money suck.) That’s why it helps … Continue reading 7 haircare products that will help stretch the time until your next cut and color

5 curling irons that won’t damage hair, according to stylists who use them all the time

February 11, 2020 at 06:04PM by CWC Nothing quite says “I spent $60 on a professional blowout” (without actually having to spend $60 on a professional blowout) like knowing how to curl your own hair. Once you know how to give yourself effortless bends or bombshell waves, you’ll want to style your hair yourself all … Continue reading 5 curling irons that won’t damage hair, according to stylists who use them all the time

Oscar-winning ‘Hair Love’ is more than just an animated short, it’s a celebration of Black hair in every iteration

February 10, 2020 at 05:11PM by CWC Black women and girls have long existed within the duality of having hair that is both too much and not enough. Too big. Too coarse. Too tough. Not easy enough to tame. Not good enough to wake up and go. In Hair Love, which won an Oscar for … Continue reading Oscar-winning ‘Hair Love’ is more than just an animated short, it’s a celebration of Black hair in every iteration

5 whisper-quiet hair dryers we can’t stop talking about

February 06, 2020 at 02:00PM by CWC We’ve all been there: We’re at the salon getting our hair blown out or standing in our bathroom attempting to style our hair ourselves, only for someone to try to start a full-blown conversation amongst the racket. What usually ensues is a lot squinting and eyebrow raising in … Continue reading 5 whisper-quiet hair dryers we can’t stop talking about

This New Hair Care Brand At Target Wants To Change Your Shower

January 31, 2020 at 02:05AM Save water—shower with your partner. Or at the very least, share your shampoo. A new clean hair care brand, Odele, has launched exclusively at Target to offer clean, high-quality products (plus, they retail at $11.99). While the items are characterized by color and texture, they remain genderless and ageless—so your … Continue reading This New Hair Care Brand At Target Wants To Change Your Shower

How to get rid of oily hair, because wow, it’s no fun to wash it every day

January 29, 2020 at 01:00AM by CWC There are two types of people in this world: The ones who can get away with only washing their hair once a week, and the ones who are in the shower, scrubbing the oil away every 24 hours. If you’re someone who falls into the latter category, you … Continue reading How to get rid of oily hair, because wow, it’s no fun to wash it every day