Taking dark brown and black hair to blonde isn't for the faint of heart, but the before-and-after photos from Creme of Nature's Lightest Blonde set are so gorgeous, it's like the brand bottled good lighting. Celebrity hair stylist and founder of TO112 Haircare Luis Pacheco recommends that those with coarse hair stick to gentler formulas as their hair is already more prone to dryness and breaka
Silicone Sheet Pan Dividers—and More Clever Items to Upgrade Your Life This Week
Spring is in full swing, so it’s time to dive into all of those simple seasonal joys. Craft a bouquet like an expert with a DIY floral subscription, grab sheet pan dividers so you can cook your asparagus and carrots side by side, and head out in any weather with machine-washable shoes.
When the weather hits the mid-70s, you just want to get ready and get out the door fast so you can enjoy the sun. Tying up your wet hair in a bamboo hair wrap will help it dry quickly, while reducing the breakage and frizz you'd get from a typical towel. Think reduced blow-dry time, sustainable materials, and antimicrobial properties.
We tried blow-dryers, brushes, and a machine that sucks up your locks like a vacuum. These are our top tools to dry your do.
HAIR IS Afun and annoying thing. You cancut it,dye it,straighten it,curl it, or let it sit in a knot for days on end. When you want to get a polished look or just need to dry your hair quickly, you may consider a blow-dryer.
Even if you don't use it every day, it's good to have one on hand for certain situations—like when you're rushing to work straight out of the shower, your finicky curls need to be tamed, or you crave smooth, glossy locks. Whatever the reason, there's an infinite number of hair dryers out there in every price range and from a dizzying array of brands. If you have easy-to-manage hair that just needs to dry faster, you can probably go with any cheap dryer you find at your local CVS. But some of us have more temperamental hair that needs specific care. We've tried standard blow-dryers, blow-dry brushes, and diffusers to find the best. These are our favorites.
The Best Dryer AccessoriesTo Pair With Your Hot Tools
A good hair dryer can't always stand alone. You might need a few other accessories.
Get a diffuser if your dryer doesn't come with one.TheRizos Curls Travel Diffuser ($20)is affordable and compact, and does the job. It folds into itself, so you can easily store it or pack it in a bag. It also fits most dryers, because it can be attached in two ways: Slip it over a standard, long and thin barrel as is, or fold the attachment part inward to create an opening to grip onto wider barrels, like on the Hairitage dryer. It won't fit super-wide dryers like the Dyson or the Tineco, but those come with their own.
Get a quality hair towel to avoid frizz and breakage.A plain old cotton T-shirt works too, but you probably want something nicer. I've been rotating two in my routine: TheAquis Microfiber Hair Towel ($25)is extra large to fit even the longest hair and has held up for several years. I also loveTO112's Bamboo Wrap ($39). It's super soft and has a button and loop to keep it secure. Bamboo is also better for the environment than microfiber,which is made from plastic.
We really should be celebrating momseveryday of the year, butMother's Daygives us the perfect excuse to go allout. So, if your mom loves being treated right, we have some ideas for her. Whether she's intoself-care,skincareor just plain oldrest and relaxation, here's everything you'll want to get her for the special day.
And for the moms who love that breezy, beachy look—even if there isn't a beach for miles around—she needs to try TO112's Sea Salt Spray. It strengthens and hydrates hair with tamanu oil, argan oil and jojoba seed oil while using real sea salt for hold, texture and volume.
Easy And Effective Tips For Common Hair Woes During Summer
Like skin, changes in weather impact our hair. Warmer months are often accompanied by increased humidity, which brings rise to several hair issues in the summer. Frizz tops the list especially for those with wavy to curly locks. It can easily ruin a good hair style, cut or color, leaving one’s crowning glory to look dry and unruly. Humidity can also cause hair to go flat as a result of moisture building up in the hair shaft.
The Cure For Frizzy Hair
T0112’s Anti Humectant Spraylocks out humidity to prevent frizz and flyaways. Tamanu Oil gently protects strands and works well even with color or keratin treated hair. An infusion of cedar wood and amber envelops sense in a halo of freshness. Use the Anti Humectant Spray as the last step in your hair regimen.
Earth-Friendly Brands to Shop This Earth Day & Always
Every day is Earth Day around here, but this day is a great opportunity for us to take a look at our consuming habits and see how they align with caring for our planet.
From our fashion decisions to the products we put on our skin, everything that we do has an impact on the Earth. Here are a few brands that are doing their part to sustainably produce products that help us reduce our footprint without sacrificing quality.
Lately, I have been obsessed with theTO112 Bamboo Hair Wrap. I made the switch to microfiber towels a while ago to prevent frizzing my curly hair, but microfiber is made of plastic and not the friendliest option for the planet. This towel cuts drying time and reduces frizz, but it’s made entirely of bamboo fiber, which is a sustainable resource.
Plus,TO112donates proceeds from their best-selling products towater.orgto help provide safe water to all. Check out their entire clean haircare line.
20 Self Care Gifts To Help Busy Moms Relax And Unwind
MOMS NEEDS "ME TIME," TOO.
Finding time for R&R can be a challenge. Busy moms go from the office to afterschool practices and then home to cook and help with homework. Mothers put everyone else in their lives first while putting themselves last. They often get tunnel vision when it comes to making sure that everyone around them is satisfied. They don’t see that they deserve to pour that same love and energy back into themselves. So it’s our job to ensure they are taking care of themselves.
When it comes to prioritizing downtime, it’s easy for moms to get caught up in the daily hustle and bustle. The never-ending list of to-do’s that mom always seems to be running through isn’t going anywhere. Stepping away for an hour or two to maintain sanity is a must.
We know you can’t always escape to a weekend getaway at the spa or take that much-needed beach vacay, but that doesn’t mean the self-care has to wait. We compiled some of the best products for bringing the spa to you—everything from at-home facials, cozy bathrobes, and luxurious scents. Treat yourself or treat a mom who needs a staycation.
36 Products That'll Make You Fall In Love With Your Hair Once Again
Think of these products like therapy for you and your S.O. (your hair).
14.TO112 Anti-Humectant Spray ensures the precious time you spent creating your lewk does not go to waste. This miracle worker puts the finishing touches on your styled tresses with an ultra-lightweight mist that keeps humidity at bay and fights frizz (AND even keeps styles in place for the next day — hello, lazy person hack).
I was going to let the picture above just do all the talking, but I think I owe you folks a little context. So, if this pic could talk it would tell you that I used this magical mist post curling my hair with a flat iron *and* after setting it withmy go-to drugstore hairspray (what's neat about thisTO112 sealantis that it's a no-hold spray, so it's intended to be layered *after* other styling products). I spritzed it all over my hair in sections and even did a hair-commercial-style hair flip to make sure all of my bases were covered. I went about my evening plans, slept with my styled hair, and then woke up with the curls still 👏 in- 👏 -tact (!) — and any flyaways were pretty much smoothed out. I looked in the mirror and thought HOW?!This spray is how — and now I never curl my hair without it.
Promising review:"I was super skeptical of this product. I didn't understand how it could work or how to use it properly. One night, I straightened my hair and liberally applied the spray to each stand before I straightened it and then once I was done styling, again, I applied the spray liberally all over. I got caught in a downpour of rain. I only had a light sweater to cover my head as I ran to find cover. When I finally escaped the rain, my hair was still pin straight. I now never leave the house without using this product. It holds up even in the Toronto summer humidity!" —Madi
The Best Travel-Friendly Clothing And Accessories To Pack On Your Next Spring Trip
After several long months of being pummeled by freezing weather and buried under heavy layers, we’re more than ready for spring. Because now, we finally get to switch out our wardrobes to lighter and brighter pieces, and get back on the road again.
But when it comes to packing for spring travel, we should strategize a bit and consider pieces that are versatile – so you can mix and match, and wear in more than one way – low maintenance, and last but not least, comfortable.
With that in mind, below is a list of the best travel-friendly clothing and accessories to pack on your trip.
While pillowcases aren’t traditional travel accessories, I do considerthis oneis essential wherever I go. The high-grade mulberry silk protects hair and skin against breakage and wrinkles, and regulates your body temperature all night long. But the biggest perk is the handy internal pocket holding a sachet lavender, which calms the central nerve system to help you sleep longer and better.
Nothing piques our interest quite like an unique haircare ingredient. So when a rep for the brandTO112reached out about thebrands line of hair productsthat feature tamanu oil, we had to learn more about the ingredient and all its hair benefits. We went straight to the source and spoke with TO112’s founderLuis Pachecoto learn about using tamanu oil for our hair. Below, Luis breaks down what the oil is, its biggest hair benefits, how to use it, and more. Happy scrolling!
What Is Tamanu Oil?
We always like to get a little additional background on what an ingredient is to round out our research. We don’t want to use something we don’t know anything about. And we certainly wouldn’t feel comfortable recommending you to do the same. All that to say, Luis is here to fill us in on this magical oil.
“Tamanu oil comes from the nut of tamanu trees in tropical Asia,” he begins. “The oil is pure beauty magic. It’s been revered as a healing and beauty treatment in Polynesian countries for centuries.” Luis notes that because “tamanu oil has incredible healing and nourishing properties, it’s the perfect additive for beauty and hair treatments because of its deep penetrating and lightweight absorption, healing, and shine-inducing properties.” We’re already onboard!
Tamanu Oil Hair Benefits
The oil boasts a number of benefits, though we wanted to highlight some of its biggest ones.
1. It’s anti-inflammatory.
Being anit-inflammatory helps promote a better environment for hair to grow long and strong. “It calms the scalp as an anti-inflammatory and its antimicrobial properties mean hair follicles are healthy and unobstructed to grow the healthiest hair possible,” shares Luis.
2. It offers weightless moisture.
Many of us need more to give our hair more moisture, but we often neglet to do so because of how heavy moisturizing products can be. This is especially true if you have fine strands. The great thing about tamanu oil is that it offers a weightless moisture. “iI penetrates deep into the inner cortex of the hair to moisturize throughout the entire hair shaft,” Luis says.
3. It promotes shiny strands.
Want shinier strands? Of course you do, wealldo. Tamanu oil can help with that as well. Luis mentions that “its light-reflecting properties make your hair positively brilliant with shine.”
4. It offers sun protection.
Above all else, the oil is also able to protect your strands from the sun. “Tamanu oil is naturally UV absorbent so it can protect your hair against sun damage,” notes Luis.
5. It can be used as a heat protectant.
Luis points out that “because of its high flash point, it’s an ideal defense against damage from hot tools and blow dryers.” We love an all-in-one product.
Which Hair Types Benefit the Most From It?
Often, certain hair ingredients work for some hair types better than others. We’re happy to report that’s not the case with tamanu oil, as it works forallhair types. Luis shares this is the very reason he included the oil in all of TO112’s haircare products.
“Coarse and dry hair types can particularly benefit from the penetrating moisture and smoothing effects of the oil,” he says. “Delicate hair types and people with sensitive skin and scalps should reach for tamanu oil-based products for their day-to-day hair routines because of its healing and nourishing properties.”
Are There Any That Should Avoid It?
While tamanu oil does work for all hair types, Luis mentions those with finer hair should be careful about using the raw oil directly on their strands. That being said, he does note “it’s so amazing for fine hair types when it’s formulated into fine hair specific shampoos and conditioners. It calms the scalp for optimal hair growth and conditions the hair without weighing it down.”
How to Incorporate Tamanu Oil Into Your Haircare Routine
One great thing about tamanu oil is that you can use it every day in your haircare routine. You don’t have to worry about overdoing it.
Luis shares the best way to incorporate the oil into your haircare routine is to use products that contain the oil. He mentions it can sometimes be labeled as “calophyllum inophyllum oil.”
Though the oil can be used on its own as a spot treatment for inflammation, Luis advises against it. “I don’t recommend using it on its own in your hair because it’s thick and a little goes a really long way so it’s easy to overdo it and end up greasy,” he shares. “Tamanu oil is really hard to work with as a single ingredient hair preparation, it would easily leave the hair slick and greasy if applied directly to the shaft.”
With the TO112 line of products, they “blend the tamanu oil into formulations for better viscosity to ensure it feeds the scalp and treats all the layers of the hair shaft from the cuticle to the medulla.”
Best Tamanu Oil-Based Products
As far as tamanu oil hair products go, the line from TO112 is your best bet. “OurMega Moisture Maskis perfect for anyone with dehydrated hair, whether it’s naturally coarse, curly, or just dehydrated from indoor heating,” says Luis. “Ultimate Hair CreamandHair Serumare great products to capture all the moisture, shine, UV, and heat protection benefits of tamanu oil.”