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.
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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.
Cleanse your skin like a pro
Cleansing is the first step of any skin regime, and it's essential to your skin's health that it is done correctly. Cleansing the skin removes makeup, sunscreen, and impurities/pollution built up from the day. Always use a Ph balanced cleanser to avoid compromising your skin's barrier. I generally switch out my gel cleanser for milk or balm in the winter months as my skin becomes drier. I find milk or balms more hydrating and soothing for the skin. My go-to right now is BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE - Lait Vip O2 Oxygenating Milk Cleanser paired with either the mini glove Biologique Recherche or the Luna Cleaning tool FOREO - LUNA Mini 2 Facial Cleansing Brush Fuchsia to aid deeper cleaning and increase blood circulation while massaging the skin. Try not to skip cleansing at night no matter how sleepy you are, sleeping with your makeup on goes far beyond clogged pores. Sleeping with your makeup on in the long term will prematurely age your skin due to the breakdown of collagen from environmental pollutants left on the skin. Always cleanse your skin twice at night. Double cleansing is key in removing makeup and sunscreen effectively. Makeup and sunscreen are designed to stick to the skin, and one cleanse just not going to cut it. Use colder water, never hot water to cleanse your skin. Heat is not your skin's friend; it can cause tewl (transepidermal water loss), lead to irritation, dehydration and sensitivity. Avoid cleansing the skin in the shower, the water is generally too hot, and the shower's pressure can lead to burst vessels. Pat dry, do not aggressively rub your skin with a towel - I hear too many times people rub their skin aggressively with a dry face cloth to exfoliate the skin - stop it. Be gentle with your skin; there are better ways to exfoliate your skin - trust me. Which moves me on to P50 lotions BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE - LOTION P50 PIGM 400 Follow your cleansing routine with the correct P50 lotion for your skin type. P50 lotion is a gentle but effective way to exfoliate, hydrate the skin while maintaining the skin's Ph and respecting its barrier function. My go-to P50 right now is Pig400 which also targets hyperpigmentation concerns. More tips and tricks on cleansing the skin below https://www.kimberlydematos.com/post/the-art-of-cleansing Dm for p50 recommendations.
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NEW FIND! And I’m pleasantly surprised!?
It was time to get a new moisturizer. I was currently using the HONEST - Hydrogel Cream paired with the PAULA'S CHOICE - Omega+ Complex Moisturizer , RADHA BEAUTY - Rosehip Oil , and timeless SKIN CARE - Squalane Oil 100% Pure because I have pretty dry skin. I love both of those moisturizers (although I’m not fond of all the Paula’s choice Omega+ complex moisturizer ingredients, but I loooooove the texture and feeling of it ) and love my oils (I won’t stop using the oils), but knew I needed a richer cream and also wanted to keep it down to just one cream, for time and my bank accounts sake. So if you’ve seen my last post, I was deciding between 3 brands but I couldn’t decide and was also nervous to try a new moisturizer, even though I knew I needed one, because I’m also acne prone so a new moisturizer to me was just terrifying lol. I was about to just get my usual HONEST - Hydrogel Cream because I knew it didn’t break me out and I like it a lot, although not quite as moisturizing as I need, it was on the safer side and I can’t imagine going a day without a moisturizer on this Sahara desert of a face!!! But then I discovered this brand I’ve never seen before? It’s called Awake Human. It’s not even a listing on Cherie for me to add the product! I read the ingredients and was intrigued (scroll through pics to see ingredients list), but because of my fear of new moisturizers, I was hesitant.. but I decided to bite the bullet because the ingredients looked amazing, was cheaper than Paula’s choice and the honest beauty’s moisturizer, but had the same amount of product. I received it a few days ago and I am in love!!!!! Soooooo rich and creamy and hydrating feeling, and it had the same smooth, rich, texture as the Paula’s Choice omega moisturizer, that I love so much!!! It comes in a nice little pump type of packaging, which I like. Keeps bacteria and gunk out. If you scroll through my pictures, you’ll see it. And a little bit goes a long way! The picture you see of the product on my fingers is the amount I use, but you can totally use less, especially if you have more oily or normal skin. I just like a lot of moisturizer! Lol I’ve noticed my face is much less dry feeling and looks smoother with less texture. I will keep you updated, but I think this is my new fave!!!! I’m so excited lol. Here the link the purchase: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NWXJYVK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_YHI-Fb9BRJKT0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 If you’re hesitant but intrigued like I was, I strongly encourage you to just try it. And if it happens that doesn’t work for your face, because remember, everyone is different and skincare is not a one size fits all, then it would most definitely be a really really nice hand cream, that would fit nicely in your bag. Have you heard of this brand before? And if so, have you used anything from them?
My tips for a perfect Dip Powder mani
I love nail dip powder, but it has been a harsh learning curve Here's some of my tips What I have found most helpful is realizing that dip base is essentially super glue. That's why it dries so fast. And also why you do need to be precise and *always considering cross contamination*. I'm pretty sure this is the only reason why brands offer 3 steps, its just to have less mingling between powder, activator and base as it runs the product. All brands are pretty much the same (except glitter formulas) so dont need a fancy starter kits, just base and activator. These glitters are from Sparkel and Co I use the sprinkle technique instead of dipping. If you sprinkle the powder off a spoon, you are less likely to smudge the base coat. You can very lightly dip the tip in after to make sure its covered. Covering the tips in gradual thin coats works best to prevent cracking. Thick nails last longest. Use a brush to Lightly brush off excess powder. You want to wait at 30sec. Dip base expands as it dries, so after each coat you may find your skin and your nail have fused underneath. try not to get any on your skin, especially under the nail for this reason / just wipe it right away/ unstuck it. clip off any big chunks of excess powder with cuticle cutters before going to next coat Take your time on the powder coats, you can do multiple strokes, get it perfect. I do first coat on both hands first, so I can freely dip as I'm just applying to bare nails. *Now that you move on to second coat, you need to start wiping your brush off on paper towel before returning it to the bottle. * You dont want any powder or activator in your bottle. I use clear coat as well as 2+ coats When you do the 1st coat of activator, use a lot. Then activate your whole second hand so it gives the first hand's activator time to dry Then use a drill on 1st hand to perfect outline or ridges. I find this the easiest way to get a perfect shape but I usually use a file as well to even everything out. I usually dont buff the surface much. I will then wash and properly dry my 1st hand. Activate 1st hand again and make sure under the tips are covered and let it dry while you drill, wash and activate the second hand. My best tip for getting the top coats drying time perfect is using the, one finger, then back a finger technique. Once you paint 1 nail dont touch it and move on to the second. Then, go back to that first nail and second coat it while it's still fresh. Then do a first coat on nail 3, then go back and 2nd coat nail 2, etc. You want to do the first coat in limited strokes, and then take your time with the second coat. Then do the same process on your second hand. Then just let it dry. I'd say it needs minimum 4 mins and as long as 10mins to fully cure. Once its cured, its cured, so go on with your day and enjoy as theres no such thing as soft dip nails. If you do muck up the top coat, don't worry you can easily buff it back to shiney later no problem.
What it means to blowdry down the hair cuticle!
Let’s simplify what it means when a hairstylist says to blow dry down the hair cuticle: When you think of your hair, think of the shingles on a roof. They’re all laying down but on top of each other. The cuticle of our hair is doing the same! When we blow dry up or at the hair cuticle, it causes all those little shingles to stand up- causing frizz, loss of moisture, and hair damage. When we blow dry down the hair cuticle, all the shingles can lay flat against each other and be the protective barrier that they’re supposed to be. If you’re having trouble with extra frizz or loss of moisture pay attention to the direction that your blow drying. This could make all the difference!
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