If you dream of voluminous, bouncy hair, these brands are for you
It seems as though every hair advert that we see features a model with the thick, voluminous, bouncy hair that we all dream about – but, for a lot of people, it’s a far cry from reality. So many of us battle with fine, flat hair on a daily basis – whether it’s down to genes, the environment we live in (any other big city girls reading this?!), or a lack of time to dedicate to styling. But don’t fear – hair care brands far and wide have heard our call for help, and some in particular have come out top.
Redken has been around for years – since the 1960s, in fact – so it’s likely that you’ve used some of the company’s products before. Now, there’s a fantastic Cerafill range designed specifically for thinning, flat, and fine hair – and the products are some of the best around. According to Redken, the Cerafil Retaliate Stemoxydine Hair & Scalp Spray claims to grow 1,700 new hairs in three months by energizing the hair follicles – and judging by its popularity, customers seem to agree. And better yet, the Cerafill Dense FX Hair Diameter Thickening Treatment instantly plumps individual strands of hair for maximum volume, with the company claiming that it has a similar effect to adding up to 9,000 hairs after just one use, as each strand’s diameter is increased by 9%. If anything’s going to do the trick, surely it’s that?!
You probably heard of RevitaLash Cosmetics when it took the beauty industry by storm a few years back with its physician-led, award-winning line of cosmetics designed to restore and enhance lashes and brows. They were an instant hit with customers all around the world, who were amazed at the genuine improvement they saw in a relatively short space of time. But not everyone realizes that RevitaLash also has a line of hair care products containing a multitude of natural ingredients that promote scalp health and thicker, healthier hair. And better yet – they’re all-natural and cruelty-free! The best-selling hair products for fine, flat hair are the Thickening Shampoo and the Thickening Conditioner – both of which contain specialized ingredients such as loquat lead and flax protein to add volume to thinning hair and protect against hair breakages.
REVITALASH COSMETICSThickening Shampoo
Paul Mitchell prides itself on its strong core values, which include guaranteeing that all its products are cruelty-free, completely natural, sustainable, vegan, and paraben- and sulfate-free. And, luckily, it’s another hair care brand with a whole range dedicated to thinning, flat, and fine hair! The Extra Body line includes thickening shampoo and conditioner, which are both extremely popular products, but one of the bestsellers is the Anti-Thinning Tonic Leave-On Scalp Stimulator. The blend of nourishing and stimulating ingredients absorbs into the scalp to help boost hair growth, increase density, and protect against breakages – all resulting in fuller, thicker, bouncier hair for you!
The name “Grow Gorgeous” doesn’t leave too much to the imagination – but this hair care band conceived by skin care specialists and formulated by hair care experts doesn’t only offer products tailored toward encouraging hair growth. No – the company’s aim is to boost hair and scalp health from within to achieve an end result of longer, fuller, thicker, healthier-looking hair – so naturally, it has a line of products tailored for people with fine, flat hair. One of the company’s bestsellers is the Grow Gorgeous Intense Thickening Hair & Scalp Mask, which is enriched with a nourishing balance of powerful hair care and skin care ingredients to visibly increase hair thickness while maintaining scalp health. It also contains caffeine, biotin, and niacinamide to stimulate the roots, as well as pea peptides that release film-forming properties that effectively revive flat, lifeless hair. The Volume Bodifying Leave-In Serum is also another best-selling product, which contains many of the same ingredients and allows you to style fine, flat hair to achieve voluminous locks.
GROW GORGEOUSVolume Bodifying Leave-in Serum
GROW GORGEOUSIntense Thickening Hair & Scalp Mask
Get Your Bounce Back!
So, now you know some of the best beauty brands (and specific products) for fine, flat, thinning hair, you can start getting your bounce back – and nourish your scalp while you’re at it! All four brands mentioned here use natural ingredients, so they should be suitable for everyone, but you should always check the ingredients list of every product you use just to make sure there’s nothing you’re allergic to. And if you love your new brand and products, don’t forget to share this article with your friends and family so they can benefit too!
Cul Skincare Challenge with Dr. Cula
Hi guys! I am Dr. Cula, a dermatology resident in New York. I am here to debunk all skincare myths but more importantly, here to foster excellent skincare practices. November is National Healthy Skin Month! So, I thought to kick off my page with a skincare challenge to promote healthy skincare habits among Cherie users. Join me on this 6 week skincare challenge for healthy and more beautiful skin. The challenge consists of three main steps to be done in the morning and evening (swipe to see). I added the HA serum to the evening regimen to minimize skin irritation and dryness from the retinoid, which can be exacerbated by the colder weather. So, why join me on this skincare challenge?...Because: 🥰 skincare routine is self-care. 👯♀️To slow down aging, consistent use of retinoids will help take the years off 💅🏽Healthy, glowy skin is a great confidence booster! How do you monitor your progress? A picture if worth a thousand words!! 🤳Take a selfie at day 0, week 3 and week 6 and share your progress on cherie! 🤳Use the Topic Tag 'Cul Skincare Challenge' and tag me so I can be sure to check out your posts! Pro tips: consistency is key to reaping the benefits. Your skin may get worse before it gets better if you are new to retinoids. Key is not to stop and to keep pushing through it! Here is my current skincare regimen: 🔆Morning Cerave cream-foam cleaser Skinceuticals vitamin C serum ISDIN Eryfotona Ageless ultralight tinted mineral sunscreen 🛌 Night Cerave cream-foam cleaser Vichy Mineral 89 hayluronic acid serum Altreno (my retinoid) LaRoche Posay Toleriane double repair face moisturizer It is OK to use any brand you want, as long as they are non-comedogenic. Good luck! And keep me posted with any questions/concerns!! Stay tuned as I will be reviewing the products that I use currently in my regimen. IG: @theculderm
🤦🏻♀️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
🧡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!“
3 Easy Ways to Volumize Your Hair
Hair concerns: Flat, Thin These are my 3 quick, go-to hair tips for volumizing my hair! This is great for when you’re on the go and don’t have too much time on your hands. 1. Use a Root Volumizer Hot Tool (Bed Head Little Tease Hair Crimper for Outrageous Texture and Volume) - Using this root volumizer hot tool will give you the volume of teased hair without the tangled knots and hairspray. It works by making small crimps or waves in your hair and gives your roots volume from the texture it creates. Just make sure to cover your roots with a layer of hair to conceal the textured areas. - Directions: Clamp the hot tool at your roots, brush it out with your fingers, and cover it with a layer of hair. Spray a moderate amount of hair spray to keep it in place. 2. Dry Shampoo - Thin, flat hair usually looks lifeless because of the lack of texture and thinness of the hair shaft. This means that having freshly washed hair can actually be your worst enemy if you’re going for a volumized look. Adding in a hair product can help at the roots by allowing for your hair to be styled into place. You can use any texturizing spray to do so, but I like to use dry shampoo especially for second-hair days! It helps soak up the oils in my hair as well as volumizing my roots. - Directions: Use any dry shampoo your own and spray onto your roots and brush it out. 3. Hair Extensions - Adding hair extensions onto your head will effortlessly give the illusion that your hair is much thicker than it actually is. The added layers will make the roots of your hair appear uplifted. You can choose from lengthening hair extensions (like mine) or extensions that match your hair length. Either way, it’ll make your hair on your head look much fuller. - Directions: Use clip-in hair extensions and clip it onto your roots. Cover the clip-ins with a layer of hair and spray hairspray it to keep it in place. #cheriepartner #sponsored
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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