Skip the Bad Hair Day with 5 Great Hair Styling Tools!Whether you have naturally curly hair, want to know how to style short hair, or are looking to recreate that Blake Lively beach wave, we at Cherie have you covered!
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!It happens to all of us. You wake up, and your naturally curly hair has flounced up in the night to look like the book rendition of Hermione Granger. Not the Emma Watson version. Full-blown volume disaster. Or perhaps you attempted a beach wave and found yourself, instead, looking like a Tsunami had hit. Please take a deep breath girl and stop looking for that hat, because today we're covering five hair styling tools that will save your morning. After all, here at Cherie, we believe in beauty without barriers- even bad hair days!GHD Glide Professional Performance Hot BrushThe GHD Glide Hotbrush is a straightening, de-frizzing tool in the form of a hairbrush. Designed to be a super-fast way to tame your frizzy hair and get that smooth, sleek, straightened look, the Hot Brush uses dynamic bristles and a 185 degrees temperature gauge to ensure deliciously silky hair. - It's so fast! In mere minutes, it can tame frizz on hair, bring errant curls back into formation, and neaten up a volume disaster. - It doesn't necessarily have the versatility of some other straightening tools, but it wins in speed! Because of this, the GHD Glide Hot Brush is an excellent investment for short curly hair, and anyone looking to invest in a hair styling tool that prepares hair for DIY hair styling. - It's surprisingly easy to create beach wave hair with this hot brush! The beach wave is such a brilliantly nonchalant style. It's classic, soft, comfortable, and works well, framing several face types. And this hot brush is perfect for it! Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and VolumizerThe internet, bloggers, and influencers all love this hair styling tool. It's versatile, great for limiting frizz, and creating volume and natural-looking waves. It's also effortless and quick to use, which is a big bonus in our busy world! This fantastic device has over 5 000 5-star amazon reviews. If you are cursed with naturally curly, frizzy hair, this product can erase breakages and dullness for you. It quickly dries and calms down any frizz, brings a soft shine to your hair. It is a fabulous product! Dyson Supersonic Hair Wrap DryerA few years ago, this product went viral. Why? Because it didn't discriminate when delivering results. It's perfect for thick, black curly hair; short hair; thin hair; or anyone looking to engage in some high-class DIY hair styling. The Dyson uses fancy V9 motor technology to produce a high-velocity jet of controlled air for precision styling. It also works very hard to prevent heat damage and was voted the Allure 2016 and 2017 Best of Beauty award recipient. Deva Curl Dryer and Diffuser Combo for All Curl KindSpecially designed for wavy and curly hair, this styling diffuser and dryer combo is a big hair's best friend. The one-of-a-kind diffuser is shaped like a hand. While it might look a little odd, this design works to enhance and not destroy curls. It dries gently, locking in frizz and shine for an excellent, glowing finish. Naturally, Curly rates this product the best for protecting curls and stopping nasty frizz. And we can't argue with that. The product scoops up your hair in its hand-shaped diffuser and scrunches the coils close to the scalp. With small holes for airflow, this quickly dries hair, while keeping those natural curls intact. For a review of the Deva Curl Diffuser without the dryer, we recommend watching the lovely Glam Twinz review for a beautician's opinion on the diffuser use. Aquis Prime Rapid-Dry Hair TurbanWait, you say. Are you listing a hair turban as a hair styling tool? What is this? This is the truth, my fellow hair enthusiasts. When you blow-dry, towel dry, and rub at your hair, you cause breakage and damage. This breakage and damage come back as frizz. And no one likes frizz or split ends. Enter the super lightweight Aquis Hair Turban, which is a hair towel made explicitly from ultra-fine fibers to dry, not break, your hair. The Benchmarking Company stated that 91% of their test subjects agreed their hair was more manageable and improved in appearance after use. That's an impressive record. With these products in your repertoire, we're sure you can kiss bad hair days goodbye! Whether your hair is curly, you're looking for DIY hairstyles, or merely checking out the hair tool market, you can always find out info on Cherie!
Hyaluronic Acid 101 x DermDoctor
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a humectant that famously holds 1000 times its weight in water. It pulls in water from the environment and from the deeper layers of your skin. This ingredient seems to be ubiquitous in skincare products nowadays and it can be found in a lot of moisturizers. Benefits: -Immediately plumps the skin, softening fine lines and wrinkles -Hydrates the skin (specifically high-molecular-weight HA) -Assists in wound healing Dermatologist Tips: -Hyaluronic acid is your first step after cleansing -Must be applied to damp skin! -If you live in a dry climate, make sure to moisturize immediately after -Can be used once or twice a day -Safe to layer with most other skincare ingredients My Top Picks: VICHY - Minéral 89 Face Serum This contains a high-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid, which has moisturizing properties and sits on the surface of the skin without causing inflammation. It contains only 11 ingredients making it ideal for people with sensitive skin (like me). Also, Vichy’s proprietary volcanic water has actually been studied and proven to have skin protective and healing properties THE inkey LIST - Hyaluronic Acid Serum The price point here is unbeatable. Again, with a simple ingredient list, you’re unlikely to run into issues with allergy or irritation. This contains a multi-molecular-weight HA, which allows you reap additional benefits, in addition to hydration and plumping. This also has matrixyl 3000 peptide, which can stimulate collagen synthesis Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Serum Both high and low-molecular weight hyaluronic acid for added benefits. This also contains glycerin (another amazing humectant) and vitamin B5 (an amazing anti-oxidant) NATURIUM - Quadruple Hyaluronic Acid Serum 5% A great option fragrance-free, cruelty-free option from Naturium! This contains multi-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid that hydrates, plumps, and repairs the skin. #CheriePartner
Dry Shampoo white residue? Don’t worry I got you
I love a dry shampoo with a lot of powder because it is what is absorbing the oil to make your hair look less greasy. However, sometimes there is a little white powder residue that I can’t seem to rub into my dark hair. Simple solution 💡!! Shine spray! It makes it all blend away! Using: KLORANE - Detox Dry Shampoo With Organic Aquatic Mint REDKEN - Shine Flash 02 Shine Spray
The Ordinary Empties and final thoughts!
I believe it’s been almost 10 months of me using The Ordinary products and wow! I can’t believe so much time has passed! These 3 products are the very first products I ever bought to try and here’s what I think! The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% This serum I would buy again and again. And I do! I’m on my 3rd bottle! Because I usually wear glasses, my nose gets really really oily under the nose pieces which causes them to slide around my face A LOT. After using this serum, I’ve noticed that I really don’t get oily in that spot anymore thank god! My T zone is balanced and because of my oil production going down, I’ve also noticed my pores around my nose have shrunk dramatically. The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 This one I’m really on the fence about. I have definitely seen improvement in my face in terms of “wrinkles” which really were just a way of my face telling me I needed more moisture! However, the formula is soooo tacky that when I try to use it during the day it makes my sunscreen pill no matter how long I wait for it to settle in. Even though I hate the tackiness, I still bought a 2nd bottle! The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG There’s nothing wrong with this product. I just feel like it didn’t do much for me! I got it to help with my dark under eyes and puffiness but I don’t think it did much. If it did do anything, it was too gradual of a change for me to notice. Also, does anyone know what all this buildup is around the cap??? I guess we will see how long it takes me to realize it did help and I run to get a new bottle! For now, I think one bottle of this was enough for me.
🧡Creator Roundup 🏷 Beauty Year-in-review
Check out these creators’ profiles to see their beauty journeys in 2020! Creator: @Ren14 “What Stayed🍾Cooluli - Classic 4 Liter Small Mini Fridge Cooluli Skincare Fridge: I adore my little fridge! It feels so good to have chilled serums, especially in the morning! I love it so much that I’m thinking I’m going to get a bigger one so I can add more products in! Truly a must have for a skincare lover! Also, the fridge can warm up products too!” Creator:@LindseyRR “2020 is the year I think we all will remember forever. Everything in our lives changed and things have been incredibly difficult. The entire world had a health crisis, so many of our loved ones are no longer here. I myself am taking a journey with a health crisis of my own but as hard as 2020 has been, it has also been INCREDIBLE.” Creator: @briordan2000 “This year has definitely been a wild ride. I’ve learned so much more about my hair and skin in this last year than I ever thought I would or needed to know!“
Why pH of skincare products is important?
The pH is defined as the negative logarithm (base ten) of the concentration of free hydrogen ions in aqueous solution. The pH of skin surface ranges from 4.5 to 6 making it slightly acidic. The acidic nature of the whole skin surface was first claimed by Heuss in 1892; however, the first scientific study was carried out by Schade and Marchionini in 1928, who called it the acid mantle. The “acid mantle” protects the skin by inhibiting the growth of pathogenic organisms, regulating keratinization, desquamation and wound healing. Any disruption in the acid mantle disrupts the activity of enzymes involved in barrier function and anti-microbial protection. The skin pH and the buffering capacity of the skin surface are made up of the components of the stratum corneum as well as the secretions from sebaceous and sweat glands. Sweat is an important contributor towards skin acidity owing to its content of amino acid, lactic acid, and urea, which supplement skin NMF levels. The formation of stratum corneum barrier requires enzymes that are pH dependent. Two lipid-processing enzymes β-glucocerebrosidase and acidic sphingomyelinase require a pH of 5.6 and 4.5, respectively. An increased skin surface pH activates enzyme serine proteases, which causes degradation of corneodesmosomes and affects the skin barrier. pH also has a big impact on the skin microbiome. The bactericidal activity, because of dermicidin and nitrites in sweat, occurs optimally at pH 5.5. The resident bacterial flora changes as pH increases causing increase in population and activity of P. acnes and Staphylococcus aureus which are responsible for acne and eczema. All these result in contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, ichthyosis, acne vulgaris and Candida albicans infections. Products with high pH cause swelling of skin follicles affecting the permeability of the skin making it dry, sensitive, and susceptible. Most of the skincare products are formulated within the pH range of normal healthy skin except the exfoliating products that contain alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA’s), Vitamin C products and chemical peel which work at low pH. Facial oils, cleansing oils, balms are not pH dependent.
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