Aloe vera is so good for hair that it has 75 actives ready to shine up your strands

December 07, 2019 at 12:08AM by CWC For a long time, aloe vera was mainly associated with sunburns—in my house, at least, aloe gel was one of those products that collected dust for all but a few summer days each year. Now, however, aloe is finally getting props for its many benefits beyond skin healing. … Continue reading Aloe vera is so good for hair that it has 75 actives ready to shine up your strands

5 products Well+Good readers swear by for bringing dry hair back to life

December 05, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC My hair has been parched lately. Between the soul-sucking heat from the office radiators to the frigid wind outside, it’s as if I’m testing my hair’s limits in just how much it can endure before it all breaks off. But, thankfully, the Well+Good readers in our Beauty Geek Facebook … Continue reading 5 products Well+Good readers swear by for bringing dry hair back to life

Hair problems? Get to the root of them with a product elimination diet

December 03, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC The weather outside is frightful, that’s for sure. And seemingly in solidarity with the blah weather, my hair has been very blah, too. You know the feeling when your hair is in a rut and it looks bad no matter how many products you spritz into it or … Continue reading Hair problems? Get to the root of them with a product elimination diet

This is exactly how often to shampoo, based on your hair type

November 30, 2019 at 10:00PM by CWC The other day I found myself plagued by an incredibly itchy scalp, something I hadn’t experienced before. My first thought? Hmmm, maybe I haven’t been washing my hair often enough. Since I work from home, hair washing isn’t really on the top of my priority list—unless I’m venturing … Continue reading This is exactly how often to shampoo, based on your hair type

Want to de-frizz strands in no time flat? Try avocado oil for hair

November 21, 2019 at 12:00AM by CWC Avocados are the Tom Hanks of fruits and veggies: They can do no wrong. They’re beloved by all and  universally appealing. In the avocado’s case (because we all know why Hanks is great), it’s super delicious to eat (duh), really good for your skin, and even good for … Continue reading Want to de-frizz strands in no time flat? Try avocado oil for hair

There’s a surprise culprit in your shower that’s messing with your hair

November 20, 2019 at 12:00AM by CWC We’ve all heard that washing your hair too frequently isn’t good for your scalp or strands. But I was last-Friday-years-old when I found out that water—not just shampoo—is to blame. Water damaged hair is an issue a lot of us may be dealing with without even realizing it, … Continue reading There’s a surprise culprit in your shower that’s messing with your hair

9 honey-infused hair products that rehab dry, stressed-out strands

November 17, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC It’s that time of year again. The temperatures have dropped and our cold-weather beauty routines have become top priority. While our skin undoubtedly deserves our attention at the first hint of chill in the air, there’s one thing you might be forgetting: your hair. Just like your complexion … Continue reading 9 honey-infused hair products that rehab dry, stressed-out strands

The most common questions NYC’s most in-demand hairstylist gets daily

November 13, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC Hot take: As far as beauty treatments go, getting a haircut is even more personal than getting a bikini wax. While it may not involve allowing a stranger to get all up in your business while they ask you about your weekend plans, it does require trusting them … Continue reading The most common questions NYC’s most in-demand hairstylist gets daily

These hair ‘tattoos’ are the next best thing for women losing their hair

November 10, 2019 at 05:00PM by CWC Hair loss among women, like sex and periods and polyamory, is one of those things that we are finally talking openly about in 2019. And it’s about damn time: A headline from last year declared that “Millennials are going bald from too much stress” and a 2007 study … Continue reading These hair ‘tattoos’ are the next best thing for women losing their hair

Halp! My hair is so greasy all the time—I need a new routine

November 07, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC I’ve always wanted the kind of shiny hair you see in Pantene Pro V commercials, but sadly the only shimmer to my strands seems to comes from grease—which doesn’t have quite the same aesthetic as whatever magic fairy dust is sprinkled onto the heads of supermodels, starlets, and … Continue reading Halp! My hair is so greasy all the time—I need a new routine

My long hair helped me feel strong against Lyme disease—here’s why I cut it

November 04, 2019 at 11:30PM by CWC I was diagnosed with Lyme disease and babesiosis (a parasite-spread disease similar to malaria) in 2017 after years of weathering mysterious symptoms. The conditions compromised my mobility, cognition, digestion, and overall ability to function, and the many medications I took also took their toll on my physical strength … Continue reading My long hair helped me feel strong against Lyme disease—here’s why I cut it

Beauty Horror Story: I dyed my blonde hair plum, and it never was the same

October 30, 2019 at 07:57PM by CWC I wanted to be the Princess of Darkness, and that’s my fault. I was 14 and eager to amp my goth street cred by dyeing my hair purple. I had taken enough “Are you gothic?” Quizilla quizzes to know that blonde hair was for “preps only,” and my … Continue reading Beauty Horror Story: I dyed my blonde hair plum, and it never was the same

We found the super-easy way to make your hair mask *so* much more effective

October 28, 2019 at 05:47PM by CWC You know those days where you run your fingers through your hair only to think it’s not hair but… straw? We’ve all been there—and those dry, damaged hair days are popping up even more now that the temperatures are dipping. Hence why I, for one, have been hitting … Continue reading We found the super-easy way to make your hair mask *so* much more effective

Beauty horror story: I dyed my hair blonde to look like J. Lo, but wound up looking like a stripy tiger instead

October 28, 2019 at 03:37PM by CWC It’s your classic twenty-first century romance: Girl meets boy and falls in love. Girl “accidentally” stumbles upon some incriminating text messages on boy’s phone and dumps him. Girl decides to drastically change her hair. The “girl” in question here is, obviously, me. The year was 2015, I was … Continue reading Beauty horror story: I dyed my hair blonde to look like J. Lo, but wound up looking like a stripy tiger instead

13 super easy hairstyles for inspiration on days you need it most

October 26, 2019 at 12:00AM by CWC If you’re a singular hairstyle kind of gal, you’re not alone. You’re in love with your signature look and that’s fine, but hair boredom can still strike at any moment. In such times of need, it’s nice to have some simple ideas up your sleeve. Maybe a few … Continue reading 13 super easy hairstyles for inspiration on days you need it most

I tried 5 different hair towels—and this one fought frizz like none other

October 24, 2019 at 12:00AM by CWC I can’t remember the last time I took a blowdryer to my hair—and that’s just the way I like it. Call me au naturel (or just, um, lazy), but I far prefer air drying my curls over feeling my arm go limp under the hot, hot heat of the … Continue reading I tried 5 different hair towels—and this one fought frizz like none other

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