haircare

Summer Hair Inspo

With summer around the corner, it’s a great time to try out a new cut or style. Here’s some trending styles ranging from sophisticated to fun for summer 2019!

As opposed to what’s been trending in braids the last five or so years - the messy boho braids and deconstructed fishtails - this summer’s braids are sleek, tight and polished. Bonus, these types of braids take much less work and skill to create! Pro tip: braid your hair when it’s half wet and you wont have to use much product to get the sleek look, finish with a little hairspray or shine enhancing spray to set and gloss.

Getty Images,  Cushnie

Getty Images, Cushnie

The “wearable” wet look. This style is normally trickier than it looks to pull off, and doesn’t work for everyone, but this looser and kind of half wet look is easily achievable by doing a few combs through of a good gel or mousse. Great when you have less than five to spend on your hair.

Getty Images,  Chloe

Getty Images, Chloe

Getty Images,  Altuzarra

Getty Images, Altuzarra

The sleek and polished look: simple, pretty, sophisticated. Great for keeping hair out of the face when it’s hot and sticky outside.

Hairccessories!! keep it simple or camp it up with this fun summer trend. A silky scarf tied around your pony has been trendy this spring, and you can wear this right into summer as an unexpected way to tie together an outfit or accessorize a beach look.

Imaxtree, Dolce and Gabana

Imaxtree, Dolce and Gabana

Imaxtree,  Versace

Imaxtree, Versace

And lastly, how can we forget the most effortless of all summer looks, the beach wave! Or, what’s being referred to on the runway currently as “natural movement”. Still looks pretty beachy to me, but this is what actually what your hair would look like coming from the beach, not a curling iron.

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Getty Images

Happy summer and here’s to many good hair days.

xoxo,

Joelle of Dreamcatcher Artistry

DIY Beauty - Homemade Hair Care

DIY Beauty

Homemade Hair Care

"Shampoo is one of those “necessary evils” in life. No one wants to go around with an oily mop, but the products designed to clean said mop are usually full of unhealthy ingredients that can pollute your scalp and your local ecosystem. The solution? Homemade shampoos made with natural ingredients. And before you write off the idea of homemade shampoo as the domain of hippies, rest assured that these DIY recipes really do get your hair clean and shiny, whether your hair is oily, dry, or somewhere in between!" Check out this list of homemade haircare products from Rodale's Organic Life!

DIY Beauty: Apple Cider Vinegar For Hair And Skin

Move over coconut oil, there's a new sheriff in town and it's right around the corner in your very own pantry -- apple cider vinegar. This cooking staple also happens to be an oft overlooked nutritional powerhouse, chalked full of probiotics, acetic acid (which kills acne causing bacteria), polyphenols, magnesium, and potassium. This combination of nutrients make ACV especially effective at keeping skin clear, getting rid of stubborn dandruff, soothing sunburn, and so much more! Check out some of these ideas on POPSUGAR BEAUTY!

Delicious Beauty Tricks For The Foodie In All Of US

We're big believers that a healthy, youthful glow starts on the inside with a wholesome (but still yummy) diet, comprised of a wide variety of ingredients straight from mama nature. But better still, these same items can be used to great benefit on our skin and hair, making them stronger, softer, and all around more resilient. For the low-down all the delicious and nutritious foodie beauty tricks you haven't thought of, head on over to The Knot!