Let’s talk dirty, hair — Don’t wash your hair every day

Do you wash your hair every day? We’re here to tell you why you shouldn’t. That’s right — it’s time to get dirty! Daily shampoo sessions aren’t always necessary and we have the scoop on why.

Don’t wash your hair every day — here’s why:

Don’t wash your hair every day — here’s why:

It’ll be easier to style

If you’ve ever washed your hair prior to going to the salon to get an updo or another more formal look, you likely got a talking-to from the stylist. Freshly washed and dried hair isn’t nearly as easy to work with as hair that was washed a day or two ago. Squeaky clean hair can slip out of pins and is notorious for not cooperating. Even creating a braided or more intricate look at home will be a lot easier to manage if you do it on a day you haven’t washed your hair.

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Sleek and Shiny: How to Straighten Your Hair the Right Way

Sleek and Shiny: How to Straighten Your Hair, ProperlyWhen it comes to beauty, there are few things more covetable than long, sleek, shiny, straight hair. You know the look—the one that beguiled audiences at shows like Ralph Lauren and Chloé this past season? It’s the kind of style that somehow manages to look chic with everything from a great dress to a lazy Sunday outfit. (That’s how it differs from the more formal—and now, more passé—princess curls.)

But, according to some of our friends in the hair world, there are concerns about at-home straightening. After all, you’re clamping your precious, pretty hair with an iron that’s at the temperature required to bake a whole pizza! To help you upgrade your game, we asked them exactly what we’re doing wrong… and how to fix it. Read on to see how you score.

1. You’re not starting in the shower.Let’s get one thing clear: no shampoo or conditioner will straighten your hair. But hair care items labeled “smoothing” may be able to help prepare the strands for the process by providing major moisture. “Take a paddle brush to comb the conditioner through,” suggests stylist Sarah Potempa (who’s tamed Lea Michele’s mane!), “then rinse your hair gently. Once you’re out of the shower, don’t towel dry like crazy! That will enhance the natural curl. Instead, pat downwards gently.” As an alternative to traditional terrycloth, which promotes frizz, try the super-soft DevaTowel to promote sleek strands.

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Statement Clutches with Edge!

Kate Spade Statement Clutch Fashion experts say there are a few bags every woman should have in her closet: The classic handbag, the slouchy satchel, the understated evening clutch. But I’m here to rewrite the rules a bit: I won’t argue that any of the aforementioned bags aren’t essentials, but there’s one thing missing from the list — statement clutches.

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Lauren Conrad on maintenance tips for blonde hair

Lauren Conrad talk all things blonde
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Lauren Conrad, the personified version of an immaculately curated Pinterest board, is well-known for being something of a DIY, beauty, and fashion guru. (Also, a formerTeen Vogue intern.) Now, thanks to her ability to always have the most perfect hair ever—and following the success of her wildly popular eponymous website—L.C. is the newly-minted face of John Frieda Sheer Blonde, an entire line of hair care and styling products dedicated to perfecting fair-haired hues.

“Being a blonde is part of who I am,” Lauren says. “As someone who lives in California, it takes work to keep my color light and bright. I’ve been using this line because I know that it will help me maintain the shade I love.”

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The hottest, cutest hairstyles for 2014!!!!

A New York Times article recently reported that women are flocking to their stylists in search of the perfect pixie, lob, or classic bob hairstyle. In other words, the shorter, the better.

Short Hairstyles for Summer 2014

Aside from looking effortlessly chic, it’s being reported women are chopping off the locks now more than ever to welcome the balmy summer months ahead. And the sudden interest in ‘90s fashion has also caused women to look at past stars from the decade for some stylish inspiration.

“People are sick of having scarves tangled in their long hair,” New York City-based stylist Heather Shea told the publication. “They want to feel a fresh start. At least 25 percent of my clients have short hair right now, maybe 50 percent if you include bobs.”

And how do you know which style is the best one for you? There a few pointers to keep in mind.

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