9 Tips Need to Know for Maintaining Beautiful Curly HairHaircare for curly girls can be challenging! Thankfully, there are loads of tips from the pros about keeping your hair looking ah-mazing all the time. This list goes over ten essential tips for maintaining curly hair.
Cherie is an online community of beauty lovers sharing their stories; whether that's their favorite products, makeup tutorials, or skincare routines. Download the app today to be a part of #BeautyWithoutBarriers and show the world what beauty means to you!Curly hair comes in many different colors, shapes, and sizes just like the bodies that rock it! Naturally, your hair type will vary based on a number of factors. It’s definitely a blessing, but it can come at a cost! Since it’s so versatile, it can become complicated to take care of. Thankfully, with the knowledge of experts on and offline, it’s much easier to perfect your curly hair routine! Whether your curls are tightly coiled or fall loosely, these tips will help! While you’re figuring out how to take care of curly hair, allow us to ease the process.1. It’s all in the condition.Adding moisture to your hair can make a huge difference. Especially in the winter months, curly hair can dry out. It’s the same concept as your skin. In the winter, you tend to add more moisturizer. Doing this with a hair conditioner will work absolute wonders. However, don’t overdo it! Putting a dime-sized amount (depending on the length of your hair) throughout while you lather your body with soap is enough. Conditioning hair masks are also available for deeper treatments. You can purchase pre-made ones or look up the best DIY recipes online! We recommend looking at cherie.com for deep-treatment hair masks!2. Use the right shampoo.This may seem obvious at first glance, but picking the best shampoo for curly hair is essential! It really makes all the difference in the world. If you give your hair a proper “diagnosis,” it’ll be easier to identify problem areas. Once you know this, finding a great shampoo will be much easier. There are products designed specifically for curly hair. In fact, some of the best products for curly hair will run even deeper with specifics. They have ones that often get as specific as the level of dryness that you may face. Each one can be paired with the perfect conditioner for a solid shower routine.3. Comb from the bottom to the top!An old trick for straight-haired girls is to hold their hair above a knot they’re trying to pick out. The same runs true for curls, but in a different way! If you start at the ends of your hair, it’s easier and safer to brush or comb. Slowly working your way to the top of your head eases any pain, too. 4. Wash your hair less often. Also, make it less hot!Applying less heat, in general, is a good idea for curly hair. For naturally curly hair, washing it every few days instead of daily is the best idea! Spacing it out evenly throughout the week will leave your hair looking luscious for longer. This will also preserve any dye job that you may have! Highlights thrive when they’re exposed to fewer chemicals that are in shampoo. They make products that are designed to preserve color treatment (you can find these on cherie.com). Also, try not to fully blowdry your hair after each wash! Keep the settings on low or medium and reduce the level of heat.5. Tie your hair up in a bun overnight.This is sometimes referred to as the “pineapple method.” Whether you’re a fan of sweeter fruit or enjoy the tartness of a pineapple, the benefits of this hairstyle are apparent! Leaving your hair up while you sleep keeps its natural shape. Sometimes, if you leave it down all night, it’s easier for unwanted frizz to build up. So, to keep your mane looking tame, remember to put a scrunchie by your bed. If you have one on your nightstand every night, it’s easier to remember this trick!6. Make sure to get regular trims.It doesn’t always have to be expensive to get a haircut. In fact, getting regular trims can save you some cash! Scheduling your trims regularly will make them less intricate and in turn, less expensive. You can also try trimming your hair at home! This can feel a bit scary for beginners, but online tutorials will make you a pro in no time. Your local beauty supply store will carry professional-quality shears. Ask a clerk to help you pick the right ones! Trim the tips of your curls every few weeks will leave it looking even. This method is called “dusting.”7. Mixing products together is a life-saver!As we’ve mentioned before, many products are catered to your specific needs. However, there are some that are almost there, but missing something. If you find yourself in this pickle, mixing different products with different benefits together will help. There are recipes online for at-home “cocktail” haircare. You can either go the organic route or mix products that you already own!8. Try new things!It’s easy to stick to your tried and true routine forever. There’s a reason you love it so much in the first place. However, if your results are looking stagnant, maybe it’s time to branch out. Ask your hairstylist for their recommendations. If anyone knows your hair better than yourself, it’s them! They can give you a proper “diagnosis” that can allow you to shake up your routine.9. Speaking of stylists, be specific with them!When you go in for a transformational cut, be sure to make your requests specific. Have inspirational photos with you for reference. These can be found on websites like Pinterest or Cherie. Knowing exactly what you want will make it easier for your stylist to achieve that look. It’ll also make you more confident overall. Also, if you have a specific look in mind, caring for it after will be much easier!Understanding the ins and outs of curly hair can feel like trying to read all the books in a library. There’s so much information to unpack. But, your curls are a blessing! They’re unique and beautiful. Nobody’s curls are exactly alike. So, with these tips, your curly hair will look fierce all the time! 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🤦🏻♀️Hyperpigmentation Around The Mouth🙅🏻♀️
You have got great skin. But the one thing that stops you from stepping out naturally without any makeup is the dark skin around your mouth. Is this true? You have tried everything from DIYs to skin lightening creams. But the pigmentation around your mouth has remained your stubborn friend, right Why Is The Skin Around My Mouth Dark? 1. Hyperpigmentation 2. Weather Conditions Sun exposure and darkening of the skin. In very cold weather, if you lick your lips and the area around it too often, it can discolour the skin and make it look darker How Do You Get Rid Of Hyperpigmentation Around The Mouth? 1. Exfoliate If you exfoliate the area around your mouth regularly with a gentle exfoliator, it can remove dead cells and help to lighten the skin. Opt for a chemical exfoliant as it will not scrape the skin which in turn may worsen the condition. 2. OTC Skin-Brightening Creams Skin brightening creams can be effective in reducing the dark area around the mouth. Look for ingredients such as glabridin (a licorice extract), kojic acid, vitamin C, grape seed extract, azelaic acid , arbutin, curcumin or niacinamide, These block the production of tyrosinase which is needed by the skin to make melanin. 3. Acid Peels Your dermatologist may use a salicylic acid or glycolic acid peel to treat the dark skin around your mouth. However, these peels do not offer a permanent solution and the pigmentation can return. These peels penetrate deep into the skin to repair the damaged cells. Post treatment precautions like staying out of the sun, applying sunscreen and protecting the skin can make the effect of the peels last longer 6. Natural Remedies You can also use natural remedies to treat the dark skin around your mouth. Most of these natural ingredients can be found in your kitchen. Unless you have an allergy to any of these, you can try using them to get rid of the pigmented skin. ￼Exfoliate with Papaya Papaya has fruit acids known as alpha-hydroxy acids, which is a chemical exfoliantAHAs are used for dry skin and to anti-age, and works to improve skin by removing the top layers of the skin through weakening the lipids that bond them together, thus removing dull and dead skin cells and revealing healthy skin cells. ￼Soothe Skin and Reduce Spots with Almond Oil The presence of Vitamin E and niacin help with hyperpigmentation and improving skin tone,” she says. Because sweet almond oil is non-comedogenic (meaning it won’t clog your pores) you can add it to your nightly routine as a makeup remover or moisturizer to help protect the skin barrier. ￼Reverse Photo Damage with Tomatoes Tomatoes are naturally rich in lycopene, which has multiple health benefits, including sun protection ￼Brighten with Yogurt breaks down dead skin cells thanks to lactic acid, which is found naturally in dairy products. Using a yogurt with cow’s milk could be effective in calming the skin, since it has lactic acid. Lactic acid is an AHA, which improves discoloration and age spots
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Check out@jassintadoepost on her exploration on balancing family, creative work, and self-care in 2020. Share your own journey in 🏷 Beauty Year-in-review “From starting 2020 with a seven day old newborn baby and all the crazy hormones and changes to my body, skin and hair which goes with a new baby (yes, this is why I look exhausted and have something spilt on my top in the February photo 🙈😂) to a global pandemic which resulted in my husband working from home and suddenly needing to learn how to homeschool my older daughter this year has been crazy and challenging to adjust and find the right balance.”
HOW TO: AT-HOME BLOWOUT
At-home blowouts are the future of hair styling! Ever since I went to Dry Bar a year ago to get a blowout for $80 (which is just ridiculous in my opinion), I’ve been mastering my at-home blowout. I purchased the Revlon One-Step Volumizer Hair Dryer at Ulta which completely changed the game for my hair after shower hair routine! REVLON - One-Step Volumizer Hair Dryer Bonus Tip: Remember to spray a heat protectant in your hair before drying it. 😊 OUAI - Heat Protection Spray To get max volume and flipped ends, I take 1 inch sections and start at the root of my hair. I go as slowly as possible so that all of my roots are dry. Next, I twist the brush so that my hair is wrapped around it all the way down the section of hair. I repeat this process until I reach the top of my head. Lastly, I take a straightener to flatten any flyaways or unwanted curls if there are any left. That’s it! In total, the entire process takes me about 20 minutes. My hair feels so soft, light, and looks amazing afterwards. The next time you think about going to purchase a blowout, I recommend trying it at home first! 💕
Worth the hype! Sunday Riley resurfacing duo
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