How a slumber party hairstyle of yore has helped me to quell my anxiety

October 14, 2019 at 07:15PM by CWC I’ve only developed three life skills in my entire 28 years: hula-hooping, tying a cherry stem with my tongue, and French braiding. Despite being the most aggressively unsexy of the bunch, it significantly solidified my slumber party standing for many, many years. But, as someone who hasn’t touched … Continue reading How a slumber party hairstyle of yore has helped me to quell my anxiety

The secret to shiny, frizz-free strands? One of these multi-tasking hair oils

October 07, 2019 at 01:00AM by CWC I have a full-on skin-care wardrobe, so the leftover real estate in my bathroom is pretty precious. It’s like the rest of my personal care products play the hunger games against each other to win a spot on my shelf or shower caddy, which is why I’m all … Continue reading The secret to shiny, frizz-free strands? One of these multi-tasking hair oils

10 Pinterest-perfect braided hairstyles that make you feel like a girl on fire

October 05, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC When it comes to doing my hair, I have two main styles: down and wavy or straight, or up in a ponytail. As you can probably tell, there’s not much experimentation going on here. Now don’t get me wrong: I used to rock my fair share of butterfly … Continue reading 10 Pinterest-perfect braided hairstyles that make you feel like a girl on fire

Uh-oh: Research confirms pollution can have damaging effects on your hair, too

October 03, 2019 at 10:31PM by CWC As I biked my way through New York City to the Well+Good offices this morning, I dodged exhaust from countless vehicles, unidentified smoke coming out of potholes and fumes spewing out of garbage trucks. All I could think about was my poor skin, and was thankful for the … Continue reading Uh-oh: Research confirms pollution can have damaging effects on your hair, too

The split end menders that are so good, I didn’t cut my hair for an entire year

September 28, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC Confession: I recently got a haircut for the first time in a year. Is that a hair stylist’s preferred time frame for snipping away the dead bottoms of hair? Not exactly. And yet, I’d look down at my crispy, fried, and unraveling tips, register that it was time … Continue reading The split end menders that are so good, I didn’t cut my hair for an entire year

Following this ’30-second rule’ is the key to finally washing your hair less often

September 25, 2019 at 08:01PM by CWC When’s the last time I washed my hair, you ask? Okay, okay… if you insist. It was exactly one week ago today. And I’m still going strong. In the past, I lathered up every other day, and that meant spending so much time drying and styling—not to mention … Continue reading Following this ’30-second rule’ is the key to finally washing your hair less often

A dermatologist reveals the most effective way to get rid of hair *down there*

September 22, 2019 at 06:00AM by CWC Whether you’ve embraced #bigbushenergy or are strictly team #baldisbeautiful, deciding what to do with the hair on your nether regions is one of the most personal choices you can make. And man oh man, are there choices. From waxing to shaving to laser, there seems to be a mode … Continue reading A dermatologist reveals the most effective way to get rid of hair *down there*

The world’s most famous hairstylist taught me how to wash my hair the right way

September 19, 2019 at 05:56PM by CWC In the hair industry, you’d be hard-pressed to find a name more recognizable than Frédéric Fekkai’s. He’s the godfather of the modern hair salon, he managed to bring luxury haircare to the masses via his namesake line (which you’ve likely on the shelves of your local drugstore), and, … Continue reading The world’s most famous hairstylist taught me how to wash my hair the right way

The 3 telltale signs it’s time to find a new shampoo, according to hair experts

September 12, 2019 at 12:00PM by CWC Out of all my personal care products, shampoo somehow gets picked last in dodgeball. As in: I almost could care less about which product I’m using to clean my hair with, as long as it’s getting all of that gunk/dirt/sweat off of my scalp. So I basically switch … Continue reading The 3 telltale signs it’s time to find a new shampoo, according to hair experts

The one thing your hairstylist wants you to stop doing after new color

September 08, 2019 at 06:01PM by CWC You just left the salon with a fresh new color, and you’re fully basking in that post-appointment glow. (You know the what I’m talking about.) But if you plan on hopping in the shower and sudsing up your strands within the next 48 hours, you might want to … Continue reading The one thing your hairstylist wants you to stop doing after new color

You’ll never see my natural hair, but that doesn’t mean I’m hiding a part of who I am

September 06, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC When I come home after a long day, the first thing I do is take off my wig. Because it’s big and curly, (or straight and long, depending on the day), it gets hot AF under here. After a while, the combs that secure it to my head … Continue reading You’ll never see my natural hair, but that doesn’t mean I’m hiding a part of who I am

Honey is (literally) the buzziest ingredient for your hair, and this two-ingredient mask has you covered

September 01, 2019 at 06:00PM by CWC Honey has been around the block a time or two. It’s been utilized by humans for at least 9,000 years, and even the ancient Egyptians knew what’s up, using it as a food sweetener, liquid bandage on the skin, and beyond. All these years later, nothing has changed. … Continue reading Honey is (literally) the buzziest ingredient for your hair, and this two-ingredient mask has you covered

9 things you never thought to ask a dermatologist about your hair

August 30, 2019 at 04:28PM by CWC Every so often, I’ll notice apocalyptic-level hair loss in the shower—as in, major clumps released in the rinse process. Alarm bells ring, Google searches ensue, and neglected biotin supplement consumption resumes. Instead of freaking out, however, I could just go to my dermatologist to be evaluated because, as … Continue reading 9 things you never thought to ask a dermatologist about your hair

How to use an olive oil hair mask to get your shiniest hair ever

August 28, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC I’ve tried a lot of things in order to have shiny hair. From spritzing on hair milks to taking collagen and biotin supplements, my strand health has definitely improved—but I’ve yet to go the more natural route. One such hair hero that you can find in your kitchen, however, … Continue reading How to use an olive oil hair mask to get your shiniest hair ever

The 2-step test to determine how strong your hair is

August 27, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC When we talk about “good hair days,” we’re usually referring to our hair being perfectly colored, cut, and styled. One thing most of us aren’t thinking about, though, is its strength. That, it turns out, is a mistake. “Having strong hair is an important foundation, which will support … Continue reading The 2-step test to determine how strong your hair is

Look for this ingredient in your shampoo to make sure your hair is *actually* clean

August 25, 2019 at 06:00PM by CWC After sudsing up with shampoo and conditioner, you’re probably leaving the shower feeling fresh and ready to take on the world. But I have some bad news for you: Despite the sudsing, your hair and scalp might not be as clean as you think they are. That’s right: … Continue reading Look for this ingredient in your shampoo to make sure your hair is *actually* clean

If a conditioner and hair spray had a baby, it would be these spray-everywhere hair milks

August 23, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC I cut dairy from my diet completely for over two years, but when it came to my beauty routine, I was all about the stuff. If it were feasible in today’s world, I’d even bathe in milk à la Cleopatra. Case in point: Milky cleansers are my jam, … Continue reading If a conditioner and hair spray had a baby, it would be these spray-everywhere hair milks

Ever cried getting your haircut? Here’s why hair is such a major part of our identities

August 21, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC When I put out a call on Instagram asking women to participate in a story about how hair impacts identity, I received more than 100 messages. The responses were overwhelmingly varied, leading me to understand that while the shampoo that works for all hair types might not exist … Continue reading Ever cried getting your haircut? Here’s why hair is such a major part of our identities

What to know about the latest advancements in treating women’s hair loss

August 19, 2019 at 04:00AM by CWC Back in the day, I used to chalk up hair loss to being a natural symptom of aging, just like acquiring fine lines and gray hair. Lately, however, I’ve heard murmurs from plenty of friends and browsed through recent research, to find that more-and-more women are losing their … Continue reading What to know about the latest advancements in treating women’s hair loss

Should you be cleaning your hair brush? Here’s what an expert says—and exactly how to do it

August 18, 2019 at 06:01AM by CWC When’s the last time you actually cleaned your hair brush? For me, it really only happens when I notice a disturbingly large clump of hair clinging on for dear life when I take it out of my drawer. And even when that’s the case, my cleaning methods never … Continue reading Should you be cleaning your hair brush? Here’s what an expert says—and exactly how to do it

Asking for a “friend”: What’s the best way to get rid of cleavage hair?

August 17, 2019 at 05:00AM by CWC Whenever my “friend” is wearing anything that isn’t a crew-neck T-shirt—like a summer dress, or a deep V—she complains that all she sees when she looks down is her cleavage hair. I’m not talking about nipple hair, which is its own whole thing, but rather longer hairs that … Continue reading Asking for a “friend”: What’s the best way to get rid of cleavage hair?