Little Hacks To Make Your Hair Look FullerFlat hair got you down? Try these easy tricks to make your style appear more voluminous.
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!If you have fine hair, you know that it can be challenging to make your tresses look thick and full. We all crave that voluminous style, but sometimes your hair needs a little bit of help to get there. While you can’t change your hair texture, there are things you can do to make your hairstyle look bigger and bolder. Here are some of our favorite hacks to make your hair appear more voluminous, as well as some of our favorite volumizing products. Switch up your part. One of the easiest ways to make your hair look a little fuller is simply to switch up the way you part your hair. When you part your hair down the middle, it tends to sit flat against your head, which can make it look dull and lifeless. However, a side part will immediately add some body to the top of your hairstyle, since your hair will swoop over from one side. Keep heat styling to a minimum. When you use heat on your hair, it starts to dry out and lose its natural sheen. Dry hair is also much more likely to experience breakage, so it won’t grow to its fullest potential. When you keep your hair healthy and nourished, it’s much easier to create the appearance of volume, no matter what your natural hair texture. Try letting your hair air dry whenever possible and adding a little bit of texturizing spray for a beachy look. If you do need to use a heat styling tool, apply a heat protectant spray beforehand to to keep your tresses protected from damage. Get a haircut.If you feel like your hair has been looking flat and lifeless lately, consider getting a haircut. When your hair is long, it can actually weigh your style down, making it look flat. Getting a haircut is an easy way to make your hair look a little more voluminous instantly. Not only will your hair look and feel lighter, but the haircut will also get rid of any split ends that could be making your hair look less polished. Blow dry your hair upside down. This is a simple tip, but it’s one that can make a huge difference in the way your hair looks overall. When you blow dry your hair upside down, it sets with a natural lift, so you’ll get body that lasts for a long time afterwards. The results are compounded if you blow dry with volumizing styling products. Gently tease your hair. If you have a special event coming up and you want big hair, try gently teasing or backcombing at the roots to create the illusion of volume. This can be hard on your hair, which is why you should save this trick for special occasions. Use hair extensions for complex styles. If you want to wear a bold style for a big event, but just don’t have enough hair to make it work, don’t hesitate to try hair extensions! There are extensions available in so many different colors and textures, so it’s easy to find one that blends naturally with your hair. Clip or tape-in extensions are very simple to put in and take out, so you can remove them whenever you need. They’re also designed to be heat styled, just like natural hair. Our Favorite Volumizing Hair ProductsOne of the best ways to make your hair look more voluminous is to add texturizing products. Not only do these products create the illusion of fuller hair, but they also nourish your strands to make them healthier. Here are some of our favorite voluminizing hair products. Oribe Dry Texturizing SprayThis product is a cult favorite among haircare enthusiasts, and it’s easy to see why. Just one spray at the roots immediately gives hair a fuller, more voluminous look. The spray also absorbs oil, so it’s great to use on second day hair to make it look fresher. This spray uses a blend of natural extracts that protects your hair from external damage. To use, just spray on dry hair at the root and then massage in with your fingers to create volume. Ouai Wave SprayWe all love the way our hair looks after we head to the beach - there’s something so effortlessly cool about that loose, wavy texture the sea salt creates. You can actually recreate this at home by using a sea salt spray, like this option from Ouai. Not only does it help you create loose, flowing waves, but it also has an amazing smell that’s sure to draw compliments from your friends. It contains rice protein, which helps the hair hold its shape, as well as coconut oil for extra moisture.
OUAIOUAI Wave SprayNatureLab Tokyo Volume ShampooA great way to help your hair feel fuller on a daily basis is to use a volumizing shampoo. These shampoos contain nutrients that help strengthen your hair so it grows more easily and feels thicker. This option from NatureLab is great because it contains argan oil, which is very hydrating and adds shine to the hair. It doesn’t contain any harsh sulfates or other chemicals that might strip your hair of its moisture. Rice protein and soy protein are two of the most important ingredients, and they create additional volume by strengthening hair.
Nature Lab.Volume Shampoo & Conditioner DuoJoico JoiWhip Firm Hold Designing FoamIf you want a voluminous hairstyle that will last all day, try applying a volumizing mousse and then blow-drying and styling your hair. We like this option from Joico because it adds volume while also keeping your style in place all day. Natural oils like evening primrose oil condition your hair and keep it looking shiny and healthy. It also protects your hair from sun damage and other forms of external damage to keep it healthier for longer. Even if your hair is naturally fine, you should never have to settle for a flat style. Use these hacks to keep your hair looking full and healthy. Smart styling tricks combined with great volumizing products can make a big difference in the overall appearance of your hair.
A quick Cheat guide to choosing the right Acid ✨
I find this Flowchart to be a cheat guide to start with your Chemical exfoliation routin. 😊✨ Exfoliation is one of the steps in your skin care routine that can elevate your current routine from good to great. So often I find my skin starting to feel a little bit dull, and I realize that I have been leaving out exfoliation. When I wake up after a night that I have applied a chemical exfoliant, (I really like The Ordinary’s 7% Glycolic Acid, Sunday Riley's Good Genes) The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution SUNDAY RILEY - Good Genes All in One Lactic Acid Treatment I notice my skin has a much more rested and fresh look. Also, my skin has that 'Glass skin' look and feel. My textural irregularities get even and my skin tone is evened out! Some of the skin concerns that exfoliation is great for targeting include: 🌻Enlarged pores 🌻Uneven skin tone/Hyperpigmentation 🌻Rough skin texture 🌻Fine lines So… back to the big question: ✨What does exfoliate mean? Skin is consistently renewing its cells, by shedding its surface layer. When dead skin cells are flushed away and a fresh layer of cells comes to the surface, the new layer is younger and smoother in appearance. This process is frequent in younger skin, however slows with age. The process of exfoliating is advancing the process of removing dead skin cells and revealing the fresh new layer of healthy skin either physically or chemically. Physical exfoliators are granular, using natural beads or crystals that are rubbed on the skin, sloughing away the dead cells on the top layer of skin. Chemical exfoliants work by targeting the bonds between cells, breaking these bonds, allowing the dead skin cells to break away. Chemical exfoliation is able to penetrate deeper into the skin, targeting congestion that is associated with clogged pores leading to acne. In short exfoliation simply means to shed away dead skin cells with the help of a product. Want to know which exfoliating acids are best for your skin? Follow through the flowchart in Image above to figure out which is best for you! Here are some options/products I love and you can choose from: The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution SUNDAY RILEY - Good Genes All in One Lactic Acid Treatment The Ordinary - Mandelic Acid 10% + HA NATURIUM - BHA Liquid Exfoliant 2% The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Masque THE inkey LIST - Polyhydroxy Acid (PHA) Gentle Exfoliating Toner TULA SKINCARE - Pro-Glycolic 10% Resurfacing Toner Allies of Skin - Mandelic Pigmentation Corrector Night Serum
Skincare Snacks: Almonds & Kale 🥬
Time for another installment of SKINCARE SNACKS: A little series where I talk about different foods we can incorporate into snacks & meals that benefit our skin✨ Swipe through for a quick run down on the skincare benefits. 🌸ALMONDS: Almonds trees were one of the earliest domesticated fruit trees. Native to Iran, the oil of the Sweet Almond is used topically for both skin & hair due to its moisturizing & hypoallergenic properties. Almonds are used nutritionally as well for their energizing protein, fiber & healthy fats like Omega 3 & 6. In addition to these essential fatty acids, almonds are a great source of Vitamin E & Polyphenols. ⭐️Eating raw Almonds is best to get all the health benefits. Roasted nuts, on the other hand, may contain fewer Antioxidants & Vitamins, & some of their healthy fats may also become damaged. ✨A recent study conducted at UC Davis found that wrinkle width decreased by 10% while wrinkle severity reduced by 9% after a 16 week trial of post-menopausal women who ate approx 60g of Almonds, compared to the controlled group who ate a nut-free snack of equal caloric value, with no significant changes in skin barrier function between groups. Check the slides for more info. 🥬KALE: Topically, Kale extract increases cell turnover, prevents free radical damage & detoxifies the skin. Its rich in Vitamins A, B, C & K content, as well as Antioxidants & Phytonutrients. It promotes collagen production, & could also help reduce dark circles. Kale is also rich in protein, high in fiber & Vitamin B6, & has minerals like Potassium, Manganese, Calcium, Copper & Magnesium. 🥗 I added a lil salad recipe if you’re looking for a way to get started with Kale 🍽🥬 ⚠️Kale is also lists highly in the US for being contaminated with pesticides, so definitely wash it thoroughly!💦💚 ⚠️If you have an underactive Thyroid, it might not be a good idea not to consume too much Kale. It contains a compound called Progoitrin, which if consumed in very high amounts, can interfere with Thyroid hormone synthesis & essentially block the Iodine your Thyroid needs to function, which can result in fluctuating blood sugar levels.
Halloween Ideas: Bratz (yes again) Part 3 💋🎃
Can you tell that I’m obsessed with Bratz tehee This look is simpler than the other I had posted before this so I wanted to put this here for those who are looking for an easier way! This is technically a cut crease still but there’s only one color for the base! I used Take Me Back To Brazil for the vibrant blue color!! I like to put eyeshadow primer on a flat brush to cut my crease or you can use concealer if you want! I think concealer is def easier cuz the consistency is a lot smoother!! For the eyeliner, I used the NYX Epic Ink liner to do my regular eyeliner! I did add an extended part into my crease to really give that dramatic effect aka Bratz style 💁🏻♀️ #CheriePartner
Ingredients Breakdown: Lancôme Best Seller💕
Heyyy guys! Today I want to share my favorite toner with you:💕 Lancôme Confort Tonique!! 💕 Here's the information I got from my dermatologist. Ingredients: 💕 Butylene Glycol: Butylene Glycol used in many self-care products, like shampoo, lotion, masks, cosmetics, etc. It is included in formulas for these types of products because it adds moisture and conditions hair and skin. Here are three major uses of butylene glycol. 🐝 Firstly, butylene glycol is a viscosity-decreasing agent. It makes other ingredients less likely to stick together, giving makeup and self-care products a fluid and even consistency. 🐝 Secondly, butylene glycol is a conditioning agent. Conditioning agents are ingredients that add a layer of softness or improved texture to your hair or skin. 🐝 Thirdly, solvents are ingredients that maintain a liquid consistency in a chemical compound. They help active ingredients that could become gritty or clumpy stay dissolved. 🐝 Butylene glycol benefits for acne： Butylene glycol is in made for people who have acne. It isn’t the active ingredient that treats acne in these products. The moisturizing and solvent properties in butylene glycol could make these products right for you. 💕 Sweet Almond Protein: Hydrolyzed sweet almond protein is a protein extracted from almonds that has been liquefied. It acts as a protective and moisturizing agent. In cleansing products, it reduces skin irritation and improves skin tolerability. 💕 Honey: Honey speeds up your skin cells’ healing processes. If you have blemishes or an eczema outbreak, honey that’s unpasteurized could speed healing and reduce inflammation. Manuka honey is so effective at healing wounds quickly that it’s now used by doctors in clinical settings 💕 Sodium Hyaluronate: Sodium hyaluronate has moisturizing benefits when applied topically to skin tissue. No injections are required. In addition, it mimics hyaluronic acid produced naturally by the body. It's non-irritating to skin and is usually well tolerated even by people with sensitive skin. It also has the ability to penetrate into deeper layers of the skin, and also attracts and binds water. This effect can plump the skin, thus reducing the look of wrinkles and making skin younger-looking ✨ Overall, I highly recommend this product to you, especially if you have dry skin!! ✨
EXFOLIATING ACIDS & How Not To Overdo It!!!👀✨💖
Exfoliating acids are everywhere now and so many new products are about exfoliating the skin to “reveal brighter, smoother skin”. In the age of exfoliating now, it’s so easy to overdo and can easily result in harming the skin instead. Here are my favorite exfoliating acids (and products) and how I use it so I don’t damage my skin! Lactic Acid: A super gentle acid that exfoliates the top layer of skin and removes dead skin cells. I find this to be the most gentle of the acids and can be used everyday. I love fresh - Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence because I use it as an essence treatment. This is a liquid formula that easily sinks into the skin and “primes” the skin for the next products. It’s also a hydrating formula! Azelaic Acid: Another more gentle exfoliating acid that helps improve the appearance of blemishes and fade post-acne marks. I love this PAULA'S CHOICE - 10% Azelaic Acid Booster because it can be mixed into your moisturizer and boost the effectiveness. I love that this speeds up the healing process of my acne marks because then I get clearer skin quicker! Salicylic Acid: One of the most effective exfoliating acids for treating and preventing acne! It exfoliates deep into the layers of skin and removes dead skin cells. PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator is a super strong and effective formula that I like to use when I’m breaking out A LOT. It’s too harsh on my skin to use daily but once a week is fine. I also love LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser for Acne Prone Skin which I use every night to wash my face. It’s just as effective and not too strong for daily use because it’s a wash off product and doesn’t stay on the skin. Glycolic Acid: Easily one of the strongest and deeply exfoliating acids out there. I find it super effective as a night serum like DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum or as a scrub like ALPHA-H - Micro Super Scrub with 12% Glycolic Acid . I use these products 2 times a week just to keep my skin free of congestion and to maintain the texture of my skin.
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