Articles By Jessica Mousseau

Coming up with innovative ways to style our curly, kinky or wavy hair can be daunting, but have no fear! We've mastered three beautiful hair twists and are offering you helpful tips on how to twist your hair to perfection.

Side Twist

One side or both sides, big or small!

A side twist is one of the most basic hair twists to try. Simply, pull the hair back into a ponytail or bun, leaving two 1-inch pieces on each side, outside of the pony. Keep in mind that you can create as many twists as you would like. If you want more, leave more strands out from the bun or ponytail.

After sleeking your hair back, take each piece, one side at a time, and twist gradually until you can secure it with a bobby pin underneath the pony, or whatever pieces of hair you have left hanging. The goal is to hide the pins.

This is a trendy new version of an up ‘do, and while it is simple to create, it comes off as sophisticated and put together.

Front Twist

Twist hair out and away from your face.

For a front twist style, begin at your part, separating pieces of hair in to two sections. Then, twist each piece upward horizontally until it is tight. Be careful not to twist the strands too tightly as this can damage your locks.

Pin the hair in place and repeat on the other side. Once the twists are in place, you should have accomplished a half up, half down look. Use a finishing spray, like Innersense I Create Finishing Spray, to add shine and definition to the curls underneath.

Twistie Twist

Like a braid, but easier!

A twistie twist is another of the popular hair twists. Ultimately, each strand is twisted, then the strands are twisted together, creating a double twist. The technique is similar to braiding, except that you have only two pieces of hair, rather than three.

This hairstyle is best accomplished on freshly conditioned, towel dried hair.

Start by separating two strands of your hair. Then twist each individual strand. Using your finger, twist the two strands around your fingers until you have little buns. Leave room on the bottom in order to secure it properly. Hairpins or rubber bands can be used to secure each strand. Continue this technique throughout. Allow the hair to dry completely without heat.

Another variation of this hairstyle is to allow the hair to naturally unravel instead of securing each strand.

This hairstyle is great for thick, coarse or out of control curly hair. For different results, try different size hair twists.

For thicker hair, section the hair into four parts and work on each section; it’s important that each twist is twisted in the same direction.

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Of all the curly hair secrets, oil application has to be the most tried and true. And, of all the oils, mineral and coconut oil have had the curly-haired community talking for years!

If you haven’t caught the detangling and frizz reducing fever that is natural oil, then not only are you missing out, but you have a tough choice to make!

Of course, by simply knowing the benefits of using mineral and coconut oil for hair care and which hair fix you are looking for, you can easily determine which oil is best for your specific head of hair. So, read on and try it out. We promise, you won’t regret it!


Are Natural Oils Safe For Hair?

First of all, we have to touch on the topic: are natural oils good for your hair? The truth is, scientists have continuously researched the notion that these oils are unsafe; however, there has not been any substantial proof to support the claim.

While these oils are often used in conjunction with petroleum, organic oils for your hair can be found easily. The organic versions of these oils contain no ingredients that would cause damage to your tresses. Because of this, you need not be fearful in using them for a home remedy to frizz or other hair damage.

As always, simply pay attention to the ingredients.

Mineral Oil

Mineral oil is a popular ingredient found in many personal care and cosmetic products. It is a great lubricant and is non-greasy. Because it is a lubricant, it is great for detangling curly hair.

It works by sitting on the surface of your hair, forming a barrier that protects the hair’s cuticle. This creates a smooth and fly-away free look.

Besides the frizz fighting agent, mineral oil has also been proven to decrease the damage done to hair from chemical relaxers, making it perfect for those transitioning their locks.

For curly hair, mineral oil is great for forming and defining your ringlets. The oil acts as a sort of magnet for hair, attracting the fibers to one another. Ultimately, this creates a more defined look.

If you choose to use mineral oil, be sure that you also use a sulfate-free shampoo, such as Carol’s Daughter Moisturizing Shampoo.

While mineral oil can offer a lot of great benefits from less frizz to more defined kinks, it can often create a bit of buildup. Therefore, it is important to wash your hair a couple times a week to rid the hair of oil and dirt buildup.

Coconut Oil

For thousands of years, coconut oil for hair care has been used all over the world. It is best known for providing both shine and strength to locks, making it extremely popular for curly hair care enthusiasts.

Coconut oil has proven to be a great leave-in conditioner for curly hair, especially thick tresses. Plus, the curlier your hair, the more oil you can use! This is due to the texture that super curly or kinky hair has. As naturally produced oils have a difficult time sliding down the curls, using an abundant amount of coconut oil will not make the hair look greasy.

Apply the oil to clean, dry hair by rubbing it into your scalp and ends. For those with dry-scalp, coconut oil can also hydrate your hair.

Ultimately, coconut oil prevents the lifting of the hair’s cuticle, which contributes to a frizzy look. A research study done in 1999 by the Nature Care Division of Marico Industries, found that coconut oil is the only oil known to “reduce the protein loss remarkably for both undamaged and damaged hair when used as a pre-wash and post-wash grooming product.”

In comparison to mineral oil, coconut oil is less effective at preventing frizz and fly-aways. However, coconut oil for hair is great for someone who needs more absorption, while mineral oil is better for exterior or surface-level hair problems.

Whichever oil you choose, including coconut or mineral oil in your hair care routine will definitely spruce up your locks and keep them healthy, longer.




Hair Styling ToolsEvery time you head to the salon for a cut and style, you most likely watch as closely as you can in the hopes of duplicating the moves and techniques used to achieve the same look you have when you leave the salon. Unfortunately, when you get home and it's time to style your hair yourself, you end up finding that you are woefully lacking in skills.

Unless you've taken cosmetology courses, you're not going to have the training that your stylist received. However, all is not lost! This does not mean you can't achieve the same results at home.

Pay Attention

The next time you're in the beauty salon, notice the hair styling tools that your stylist uses. These consist of the same ones you most likely have in your home, but take time to look a little closer.

The curling irons or brushes, straightening irons, and other hair styling tools may be a different size than those you are using right now, or they may use tools that you have not been using. Tools can make all the difference in style outcome, so if you see that your stylist is using different varieties of the same tools you use at home, speak up and ask why.

Use the Right Tools

The tools you need will depend on several factors. These include, but are not limited to:

Your particular hairstyle
The length of your hair
Your hair's texture (normal, dry, oily, straight, curly, etc.)

Most hairstyles, except for the shortest or curliest ones will usually require a blow dryer. These range from small ones (600 to 900 watts) to larger ones (1200 watts or higher.) The size you will need depends on how long and thick your hair is.

Many blow dryers have different nozzle attachments. These can include nozzles that direct the airflow to a specific area or hair diffusers that allow the air to reach larger areas of your hair (these are often used with curly styles).

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Your stylist most likely makes use of curling irons or curling brushes, straightening irons, or other heat styling tools. It's true that learning how to use these properly can be a little tricky at first, but if you choose the right sized appliance, it will be easier. Smaller-barreled curling irons give you tighter curls or waves. Larger-barreled ones give you looser curls or waves.

Straightening irons have plates rather than barrels. Smaller plates let you work with smaller sections, and make it easier to straighten the under section of your hair. Larger plates let you work with larger sections—a plus when you're in a hurry.

Stylists do have access to hair styling tools that are designed specifically for professional salon use. Ask your stylist is he or she knows of anywhere you can purchase the product. Stylists can give great tips for where to gain certain items and if not, they can at least point you in the right direction of very similar products—those of which they probably use at home themselves.

You may also be able to order these products online. Expect to pay a little more than you would for styling appliances that you can purchase in retail stores if you choose professional salon use appliances.

Ultimately, mastering the hair styling styling tools can get you that fresh-from-the-salon look on a daily basis. All it takes is a little questioning, a little purchasing and a little practice and you are on your way to a great hair day, every day.


Each fall, thousands of women decide to go through sorority recruitment. Recruitment can be a grueling, stressful and exhausting time in a young woman’s life. However, knowing what style dos and don’ts to apply during the week’s activities will give you an advantage against others vying for their spot, or at least keep you cool in the fading summer’s heat.

Greek organizations offer leadership development and life-long friendships as well as authority on campus. We all know you want in, so get ready, get set, and get sassy! Dress to impress, ladies.

Style Dos for Sorority Recruitment

It’s important to know that sorority houses want you to dress up as you would for any other formal event, but they don’t want you to go over the top. Choose an outfit that flatters your figure, is comfortable and shows off your personality. And be sure to choose the right hairstyle for the occasion.

Comfort is esstential during recruitment since you will likely be standing for hours on end and/or walking from house to house in the middle of the day. Bring along a large purse and stash flip-flops inside to keep your feet blister-free. Purses are usually not allowed in house anyway, so none of the girl inside will know about your smart secret (and chances are, they did the same!).

A statement piece of jewelry will also help you to stand out and to start conversation. Always plan your outfits the night before, try them on and walk around to ensure your comfort. If you’re not comfortable, you won’t be at your best.

Ultimately, the best outfits are often the simplest with some statement accessories thrown in. The best look often is often the one with the least amount of effort, so stop worrying and get dressed!

Style Don’ts for Sorority Recruitment

While many sororities want girls who aren’t afraid to stand-up for their chapter and sisters, trying too hard is a big don’t. This means that dressing yourself in sorority clichés, especially before you are recruited in to any individual chapter, is a no-no.

Pearls, hair bows, a hair poof or red lipstick all are great style techniques, but a fashion don’t when done together. Decide what defines your personal style and rock that, instead. Sorority sisters will be able to determine who is genuine and who carries themselves most confidently in their own skin. Besides, if a particular house doesn’t like your style, you already know you wouldn’t be a good fit. One down!

Avoid wearing too much jewelry. Remember that during sorority recruitment, you will be shaking hands with many different sorority sisters. Too much clunky jewelry can be both uncomfortable and distracting.

Lastly, don’t wear overly provocative clothing since it can be distracting and may label you as someone a sorority just isn’t looking for. Particular chapters pride themselves on philanthropy and being positive and role model citizens. Provocative clothing, just as at a formal event, can often give the wrong impression from the get-go.

Quick Sorority Recruitment Tips

While accessories ultimately make an outfit, too many can be distracting and a turn-off. Choose one accessory that stands out, but isn’t too flashy.

For shoes, avoid uncomfortable heels since many recruitment activities require you to walk.

Most importantly, bring a purse that allows you to stock up on re-touching products. Some necessities for recruitment week include a mirror, oil-blotting papers (face it, we sweat when we’re nervous), deodorant, lip-gloss and mints.

Ultimately, staying true to one’s self is the most important accessory for a sorority recruitment outfit. Sorority houses pride themselves on finding women that are trendy and beautiful, but without much effort.

Because of its much-needed attention for styling, curly, kinky and wavy hair oftentimes can be hard to cut short. Ultimately, the type of cut depends on the thickness of the hair and the curl as well as a woman’s individual style. Fortunately, there are many flattering short hair styles to choose from. Here are some of our favorites!

Cropped Cut

Best for Kinky or Curly Locks


Just because you have curly hair doesn’t mean you can’t sport a cropped cut. Hair professionals suggest leaving at least three inches of length all over the hair, making sure it mimics the natural shape of the head.

Razor cuts should be avoided as they promote frizz and rough up the hair’s natural texture.

Sometimes those with kinky or curly hair will experience extra shrinkage or, even, less curl from a shorter cut. Having the hair cut while dry will help to avoid this, given that the curl pattern can be seen as the cut is made. Be sure to find a stylist in your area who has expertise in cutting curly or kinky hair. This can make all the difference.

Avoid cropped cuts if you have fine/thin hair since it will emphasize your lack of volume.

Layered Locks


Best for Thinner Wavy Tresses

Wavy hair may be the best type to cut with layers. Layered short hairstyles can be altered with length to fit the needs of each person. Layers prevent wavy hair from being flat on top and weighed down on the bottom. This allows for great volume at the roots of the hair and prevents thick ends that are oftentimes hard to style.

For those with thick curls, this cut may not be as flattering as it will create multiple layers of thick volume throughout the head, which may come across as over the top.

Long Bob

Long Bob

Best for Wavy or Kinky Hair

A long bob is great for wavy or kinky hair since it creates movement in the hair. This makes it easy to style as well as easier to maintain overtime. While this may seem like a dated short hairstyle (it became trendy in the 1920s), with angling on the ends, the look can be trendy and timeless for any curly-haired girl. If you’re looking for a dramatic new look, the log bob is perfect.

Graduated Hairstyle


Best for Wavy or Curly Spirals

This type of haircut allows hair to be layer gradually down the head, where the longest layers are closest to bottom of the head and the shortest ones toward the crown. Not only will this haircut provide body & volume to your hair, it will also look elegant and soft.

Graduated short hairstyles are great for those with unruly hair that's hard to style. Cutting hair into a graduated cut will tame the locks and leave you with a fresh, sexy look. A variation of this haircut is called stacking. This is where the longest layers are kept near the front of the hair and short layers are cut increasingly until you get to the back of the head. This haircut is great for those who want face framing and volume.

Finding short hairstyles that are easy to style and maintain and that fit your texture, thickness and curl is important. Never let your wavy, curly or kinky locks get in the way of your style dreams, but do keep texture in mind. When you work with your hair, your hair works wonders for you.

The summer’s heat & humidity is a burden for curly, wavy or kinky haired ladies. While picnics, beach time and barbecues are a treat for the warm weather, the damage the sun can do to your hair is a major downfall.

Preparing for the heat and humidity is the best way to prevent limp, lifeless hair. A variety of volumizing hair products can help create volume for the most limp curly, kinky or wavy hair in the summer.

Volumizing Hair Products for Curly Hair


Curlies should use a reconditioning shampoo such as Herbal Essences Hydralicious Reconditioning Shampoo while showing.

It’s important to never wash your hair more then a few times a week since this can weigh it down and strip it of its natural oils. A good leave-in conditioner will also hydrate and condition the hair so that it can be styled into a voluminous hairstyle.

While styling, try a styling cream such as Sunsilk Hydra TLC 24/7. This product will moisturize the hair and smooth the hair of frizz. For fine curls, use a small amount of crème, but for coarse ones, use the product liberally.

To set the hair and to prevent fly-aways, try a serum. We recommend John Frieda Frizz-Ease Hair Serum Thermal Protection Formula. It’s important to note that serums should be applied sparingly as they oftentimes can be very oily.

Volumizing Hair Products for Kinky Hair


Kinky hair is best known for its fine, fragile, tightly coiled hair. This type of hair tends to be wiry and dry. Because of its dryness, it needs extra hydration in order to be styled properly, especially in high heat. We recommend Curlicious Curls Cleansing Cream to be used several times a week. Because of the summer’s strong heat, kinky hair requires more conditioning, too. Try a conditioner such as Curl Ecstasy Hair Tea Conditioner.

When styling during the summer time, try a curl definer cream or curl definer with sheen, such as Curl Gel-les’c. These volumizing hair products will help the hair’s natural curl to be maintained and the hair to be vibrant and voluminous.

Lastly, apply a curl moisturizer such as Curls Milkshake prior to leaving the house each day.

Volumizing Hair Products for Wavy Hair


Wavy hair is just as difficult to manage as other textures, especially in the worst heat. The type of volumizing hair products used will depend on the thickness of your hair.

For thick, wavy hair, try a shampoo/conditioner combination specifically for curly hair. We recommend Nexxus Dualiste Color Protection & Volume Conditioner. These types of shampoos give wavy hair an extra lift.

Thinner wavy hair should opt for lighter products that won’t weight the hair down, causing the curl to fall out.

When styling wavy hair, a styling cream is best to control fly-aways Try a cream such as Sunsilk Styling Cream. For a more dramatic look, try Fekkai Summer Hair Beach Waves.

Because of its tendency to become dry, wavy hair can often look fuzzy. This makes using a styling cream or serum important. In order to prevent humidity’s pull on the hair, a sealing serum can be applied. We recommend Paul Mitchell’s Super Skinny Serum.

No matter one’s type of hair, whether curly, kinky or wavy, there are many volumizing hair products that can provide protection from the sun’s strong heat and the earth’s humidity. Preparing for this weather will keep your hair looking its best on even the hottest days.

Organic and natural hair products can be beneficial to your hair and scalp, but they can also contribute to its demise. Many commonly used ingredients in organic products may lead to dry skin or scalp. Learning which ingredients to avoid can help keep your hair looking its best.

What Causes Dry Skin & Scalp?

The Mayo Clinic reports that dry scalp can occur because of chemicals found in hair products that strip hair of its natural oils. Removing these natural oils can cause dry, itchy scalp and skin

Natural Ingredients That Cause Dry Skin & Scalp

Unfortunately not all organic and natural hair products are great for your hair. Research all products before using them in order to avoid problems resulting from the laundry list of ingredients found in shampoos or conditioners.

Just because organic shampoos are manufactured without synthetic chemicals doesn’t mean they are chemical-free, as they do sometimes contain plant chemicals. If you see fragrance in the list of ingredients on the back of the product, this means that synthetic chemicals have been added, and you may not be getting the natural hair product you’re expecting.

Natural Hair Products That Don’t Cause Irritation

Some organic shampoos such as Aubrey’s Organic Primrose and Lavender Scalp-Smoothing Shampoo cleanse the scalp with primrose oil. This oil provides the essential fatty acids needed in order to soothe the scalp and not dry it out. Other ingredients that won’t cause dry scalp include florals and lavender. Look for vitamins A, C or E in natural hair products also since these are natural preservatives that can help hydrate your scalp.

Savvy Skin claims that these natural ingredients can irritate your scalp:

  • Balm Mint
  • Eucalyptus
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Menthol
  • Orange
  • Papaya
  • Peppermint
  • Petrochemicals (mineral oil)
  • Rose
  • Sage
  • Thyme

Home Remedies For Dry Skin & Scalp

Organic, homemade shampoo recipes are often the best for dry scalp since they are non-toxic, and won't damage the scalp any further. Most professional chemical dandruff treatments can burn your skin while removing buildup which can lead to future itch and redness on the scalp. When creating your own dandruff reducing recipes, be sure to use any of these oils and ingredients to help hydrate and reduce inflammation:

Willow Bark

Containing salycylic acid, an ingredient commonly found in dandruff shampoos, willow bark is an ingredient actually found in nature. It is also used in skin care products because of its pore-opening qualities—the same quality that opens the hair follicles and removes buildup on the scalp.

Analgesics Such As Peppermint Oil & Guava

In addition to its great fragrance, peppermint oil is also an analgesic which helps heal inflammation on the scalp. Just apply it directly to your scalp.

Guava is another analgesic that is also an antiseptic. Take a piece of guava, seed it and create a paste, apply it to the scalp and let it sit for an hour. Wash out the mixture with warm water.

Neem Oil

Neem oil may be the best natural remedy out there, and is readily found in the bark of many trees. Neem extract and/or oil will remove the itching feeling on the scalp and any redness as a result of the irritation. It can be applied directly to the scalp, and is also a great skin conditioner.

Final thoughts

While these are just some of the many at-home natural home remedies for dry scalp or skin, there are countless others that can help cure the irritation. Ultimately, knowing what ingredients to avoid when choosing organic and natural hair products is the first step to avoiding any dry scalp or skin issues in the future.

We all love that sleek high bun look. However, mastering a perfect bun and making it stay in place is a different story. Whether you have loose, medium or tight curls, this article will explain how to style a high bun and which hair products you need to keep it in place.

Prepping Your Hair

Wash your hair prior to styling a high bun. Avoid conditioning, however, or your hair will be hard to manage when styling. In order to style a bun, you will need bobby pins (how many depends on the thickness of your hair), a hair elastic to secure your hair, hair gel, a comb and hairspray.

Creating a High Bun

Whether you're just trying to get your hair out of the way for household chores or creating a sleek, sophisticated look, a high bun isn’t a hard hairstyle to achieve. Start off with damp hair, but not too wet, or your styling products won’t adhere as well. Apply gel such as Dep Curl Defining Gel to your hair to help reduce frizz and humidity.

Begin styling by placing your hair into a ponytail holder. One trick is to put the ponytail where you want the bun to lay. For a more elegant look, aim for a low bun; for a more sophisticated look, make the ponytail (bun) a little bit higher.

After placing the hair into a ponytail, twist the tail in two sections for a high bun. For those with thicker curls, use several sections to make the process easier. Secure each piece that is twisted around the ponytail with a bobby pin. Where your place a bobby pin depends on the type of hair. For those with thin or short hair, place the bobby pin around the bun in a circle to secure the hair properly. Those with thick hair will need more pins throughout the individual hairpieces.

To maintain a high bun for hours after styling, spritz the hair liberally with hairspray, such as Tresemme Tres Two Extra Hold Hair Spray.

Styling Tips & Tricks

Part your hair on the side or the middle before placing the hair into a ponytail for a trendier look. For a romantic look, try leaving a few hair strands out and curling them softly. To accessorize the hairstyle further, add hair clips, barrettes, clip-in bright hairstreaks or even flowers. To create a braided bun, braid the hair tightly before styling the hair into a bun.

For those who aren’t so hair-savvy, we suggest the Rsession Tools Pin Up Girl Kit, which offers a guide on how to style the hair as well as the tools you'll need. With the right tools and practice, anyone can create a perfect, sleek, and sophisticated high bun.


Ladies, say goodbye to long, flowy A-line maxi dresses and plunging necklines and hello to jaw dropping, eyebrow raising, thigh-high slit dresses. Now that you've got your cool summer hairstyle, it's time to try this summer's latest fashion trend.

But there are prerequisites for showing those legs off, and they should be followed closely in order to obtain the sexiest look possible. Thigh-high slit dresses exude sex appeal, so here's how to get those perfect legs to pull off this hot look!

Who's Wearing These Daring Slit Dresses?

Celebrities such as Victoria Beckham, Angelina Jolie, Selena Gomez and Jennifer Aniston are showcasing their long, lean, perfect legs. Together with a pair of designer high heels, this summer 2011 trend is eye-catching. Fortunately, celebrities aren’t the only one who can pull off this stunning look.

Getting Perfect Legs for Your First Thigh-High Dress

This type of dress definitely isn’t a throw-on-and-go sort; a thigh-high slit dress demands preparation.

“This look is definitely not for the shy or reserved," says Mike Sendogan, Clinical Director of LaserTouch Aesthetics in New York City. "If you plan on having all eyes down—on your legs that is—they should be smooth and unblemished."

LaserTouch Aesthetics offers four ways to get perfect legs for your thigh-high slit dress debut.

Angelina Jolie
  1. ORGANIGLOW Organic Spray Tan Tanned legs accentuate the long line of a slit dress and glowing tanned skin is a great camouflage for veins, scars, dark spots or cellulite. This spray tan service is 100% organic and FDA-approved without odor, alcohol or parabens. The ORGANIGLOW Organic Spray Tan provides a natural-looking tan that develops over time.
  2. Laser Treatment for Spider veins While tanning our legs may hide our spider veins, some opt for a more permanent solution —laser treatment. Spider veins are veins that resemble a spider’s legs, with a center point and several lines stemming outward of that location. A laser treatment can heat the inside of the flawed vein and seal it shut; this will essentially banish the bulging appearance. Laser treatment can significantly improve the skin’s appearance, encouraging ladies everywhere to bare their perfect legs again.
  3. Skin Tightening with Laser Treatment As one ages, the skin becomes loose as it loses its elasticity. Laser skin tightening can tighten old, loose skin so that it appears youthful again. Laser skin tightening treatment changed since the early 1990’s and the new, non-ablative technology allows the skin to be tightened to a greater degree resulting in a more youthful result.
  4. Laser Hair Removal Sick of razor bumps, ingrown hairs, painful waxing sessions and constant time spent shaving? Laser hair removal is a non-invasive method to remove unwanted hair permanently.
    "The legs and bikini area are two of the most common areas for laser hair removal,” said Sendogan. "The bikini area is extremely sensitive, and shaving this area usually results in a painful, unattractive rash.”

Choosing a Thigh-High Slit Dress

After one’s legs are prepped, choosing the perfect thigh-high dress for one’s body type is just as important as the preparation that goes into wearing it. The best thing about this dress cut is that there are endless variations, so finding a style and/or print that matches one’s individual style is simple.

Designers do recommend, however, that more petite frames should shy away from the style as it has the tendency to make them look podgy.

Getting perfect legs for this season’s sexy thigh-high slit dress is the first step to a jaw dropping result. You go girl!



In today's world, staying fresh and trendy is harder then ever. With constant trend changes, women and celebrities alike have to stay on top of their A game to look their best. One such new trend is bright hair streaks.

Celebrities such as Jordin Sparks, Lauren Conrad & Britney Spears are shocking the world with their brightly streaked hair. Here's how you can too.

What Are Clip-In Streak Accessories?

Green, pink, purple or blue—clip-in hair streaks are available in any color imaginable. Clip-in streak accessories give you the ability to remove the color after your wild streak has died down. This easy-to-use option allows you to clip in the color rather than dying and damaging your locks.

How To Wear Bright StreaksWhether you use one piece in the front, or several throughout the head, bright hair streaks aren't for the faint at heart.

Glamour Magazine calls bright hair streaks "funky, fun and lovely." Bright hairstreaks are a fun way to express one’s self. Learning how to wear these streaks isn’t difficult. Ultimately, it depends on what look you want to achieve.

Some choose to clip the streak in down the middle of the head and wear a headband on top so that the clip is hidden. Others clip the bright streak of their choice in the bangs twisting the colors downward to the end of the hair.

For a more extreme look, try several clip-on pieces and place them throughout the hair (think highlights). Another easy way to not only hide the clip, but to create a random (yet trendy) pop of color is to clip the hair into place and then style the hair into a braid, bun or updo. The random color displayed will be a hit!

Recommended Products:


  • Put On Pieces Clip-In Color Strips
  • Manic Panic Glam Strip


Permanent Hair Streaking Options

If temporary and removable wild hair streaks are too mundane, you can always opt for long-lasting dying options. First, decide what type of endurance you desire from your dye: permanent, semi-permanent (lasts a few weeks), demi-permanent (used mostly for those with gray in the hair) or temporary.

It’s always important to consult a professional hair stylist to apply the color. Bright colors require bleaching, which can damage your hair. If done incorrectly, the hair can turn orange—and not the orange you were shooting for.

Also, remember that any color that may be on the hair already can stall the hair dying process, or even reject the color entirely. Certain prescription drugs can also alter the hair and create a tough surface to work on.

Ultimately, bright hair streaks allow women the choice to dare to be different for just one day —or for however long they please. The wide range of rainbow colors offers versatility and the ability to match (or intentionally mismatch) with one’s outfit for the day. Whether in the office, at an event or simply on a shopping trip, bright hair streaks are sure to turn heads, raise eyebrows and drop jaws.

Come on curlies, dare to be different!

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