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GEMs Of Beauty: Hair Heaven

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GEMs Of Beauty:
Hair Heaven

When the moon is in the seventh house, and Jupiter aligns with Mars…then those of you of a certain age will know I am talking about Hair. Not just the musical, but the stuff that needs TLC on your head–and a smooth and speedy exit when it sprouts in places unwanted. (I have to admit having a love/hate relationship with my lit magnifying mirror, as it does such a great job of showing me where to tweeze even as I curse the hairs I’m yanking out!) And since summer is swiftly approaching, it’s time to give those tresses the attention they deserve.

 

1. SILK’N GLIDE

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You know when you’ve turned the corner from youth to, well, the next stage? Not when the first grey hair appears on your head. When the first hair appears on your chin. Luckily, we can now deal with all the pesky hairs appearing in unfortunate places with this new at-home HPL (Home Pulsed Light) device. Its technology uses light pulses to target the hair’s roots as you glide it over the surface of your skin. You’ll need multiple treatments, but the results are eventually permanent—and not a moment too soon!

Buy it for $149 at www.target.com

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2. LASH FOOD PHYTO-MEDIC LASH ENHANCER and BROW ENHANCER

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And now on to one of the most neglected hair spots on our bodies—our eyelashes and eyebrows. One of my favorite brands is Lash Food, thanks to their phyto-medic complex that stimulates hair growth of lashes and brows without any harmful drugs. Just sweep the enhancer along your eyes as if it were eye liner, or along your brows. It’s especially good for sparse lashes or brows that have been over-plucked or waxed. And their Lash Primer is fab for coating your lashes to make them look longer and thicker. Simply put it on before you apply your mascara.

Buy it – for lashes for $80 and for brows for $90 at www.lashfood.com

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3. CAMILLE ROSE NATURALS ALGAE RENEW DEEP CONDITIONER

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Designed for all hair types, but especially sensational for women of color with thick, dry hair and scalps (as well as yours truly), this deep conditioning mask will make even the most parched hair come alive with moisture. Made with vitamin and mineral-rich blue-green algae and mango butter, this rich cream soaks right in and can be left on for at least 20 minutes for super-intense conditioning. It’s amazingly good.

Buy it for $20 at shop.camillerosenaturals.com

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4. KERASTASE ELIXIR ULTIME VOLUPTUOUS BEAUTIFYING OIL MIST

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Kerastase is one of the very best brands in the haircare business, but as my hair is very thin, dry, and damaged from processing (what happens when you have a terrific hair color that necessitates the use of bleach—but hey, it’s worth it!), I’ve found that some of their products weigh my hair down. My fault entirely, and I pretty much gave up. Until now. This Oil Mist is an absolutely fantastic treatment designed especially for fine hair like mine. Its unique blend of nourishing oils gives hair just the right amount of moisture and body, leaving it soft and shiny.

Buy it for $58 at keratase-usa.com

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5. ALTERNA HAIRCARE MOISTURE INTENSE CAVIAR OIL CRÈME PRE-SHAMPOO TREATMENT

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Another of my go-to brands, Alterna never disappoints with its cutting-edge technology, especially with their many different conditioners. This new treatment is specifically designed to be used on wet hair pre-shampoo, so it can boost the performance of your shampoo and conditioner, providing deep moisturization for your dry and dehydrated hair.

Buy it for $30 at www.AlternaHaircare.com

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6. L’OREAL PARIS EXTRAORDINARY OIL NOURISH LUSTROUS OIL SERUM

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I use different serums on my skin every day, and I do the same for my hair. You just need a few drops of this lightweight serum for smooth, shiny hair and serious hydration, and it smells yummy, too. It’s great for all hair types and textures.

Buy it for $6.99 at lorealparisusa.com

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Remember: You need to condition your hair as much as you moisturize your skin. There are so many unique haircare products on the market that there’s no reason not to find one that’s right for your hair and your budget. Have fun experimenting. This is one beauty category where you really will see results right away.

 

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