Many thanks to Remington for sponsoring this giveaway. And Spoiled Pretty readers – check back soon for your next chance to win!
My hair is damaged, fragile and likes to do the break dance – so I only wash it once a week. But I spend the other six days trying (often in vain) to prevent my hair from wilting or frizzing up. I’m a Living Proof disciple and use their No Frizz Straight Styling Treatment every time I shampoo, which averts weather-related hairdo disasters. Unfortunately, my mane’s main adversary is in my own home.
The shower and my chemically straightened hair are frenemies. Every seventh day, they get along great in a shampoo Shangri-la. But the rest of the week, I employ a shower cap to keep the steam from undoing the silky straightness. I have been wearing shower caps since I was a child, and I’ve tried them all. And no matter how much they cost – from the flimsy free ones you swipe from a hotel to the more expensive caps – they’ve always let me down. They inadvertently allow moisture in. Or the elastic band loosens, allowing strands of hair to escape the shower cap and get all soaked up. Don’t you just HATE that?
After decades of the shower (and sub par shower caps) putting a damper on my do, I didn’t think it was possible to make it an entire week without steam wrecking my blow dry/flat iron handiwork. That is, until I discovered The Perfect Shower Cap from Blow. Seriously, the name does not exaggerate.
The Perfect Shower Cap is designed to protect and prolong blow dry styled hair with its 100% terry liner that soaks up shower steam and moisture before it tackles the tresses. The cap, itself, is oversized to provide 360 degree protection by fitting over your entire hairline. A moisture-blocking seal along the edges provides a snug, comfy fit – and ensures that no tendrils go A.W.O.L.
I want to kiss the folks at Blow for sending me a press sample, because it’s changed my life. I know that may sound melodramatic, but when you have been using a defective product and then you find something that truly works, it’s like a miracle.
I’ll never use another shower cap. Never. It lives up to its name and delivers on all promises. Plus it looks super cute and comes in a case for easy travel and gym use.
So if you’re like the old me with a drawer full of shoddy shower caps that blow, you’d be a wise woman to invest $18 in The Perfect Shower Cap by Blow.
Only three days until the NYC’s favorite foursome hit the big screen for their sexy sequel – and their styles have never looked better. Remington has the scoop on how to mimic their couture coifs at home…and while your love life may be a Carrie, your hair may be a Samantha! Grab a cosmo and keep reading…
Try Remington Colossal Curl Setters to create jumbo and extra-jumbo sized spirals for this fashionsta’s fierce hair!
Try the Remington Wet 2 Straight with curved plates to look like this bombshell! Iron hair while damp and wrap each section around the rounded edges to create flipped out ends and some body waves.
This week, Spoiled Pretty and Remington are getting Carrie-d away…and we’re giving away one of each of these haute tools!
Enter to win by leaving a message in the comments section. Let me know whether you’re a Carrie, Miranda, Samantha or Charlotte (this will determine your prize). Also, make sure to leave your email or another way for me to get in touch, just in case you get lucky.
Contest is open to U.S. residents. The giveaway ends at noon (EST) on Tuesday, June 1, 2010. Good luck!
Yes, braids are in. But I don’t think Shanna Moakler got the memo that side braids are all the rage. Hopefully she just got back from Jamaica – because, otherwise, there is no reason for this foolishness.
Many human-hair clip-in extensions will cost you more than $250. But if you’ve got some time, you can make them yourself for about $50!
Visit realbeauty.com for my step-by-step tips!
Joan Jett’s hairstylist, Sally Hershberger, shares tips on how to get a shag.
Why is it so popular?
SH: It’s a very versatile style that can work with many different hair types.”
What do you ask your stylist for if you want a shag?
How do you style a shag?
SH: “The key to a great shag is using the right products. Most women have layers in their hair but, until my Shagg line, there was never a line of products designed to define and enhance their layers. To really make the most of layers, use lightweight, residue-free formulas so your layers aren’t weighed down.”
Sally’s styling tips:
1) First, rough, dry hair.
2) Use Sally’s Shagg Spray on dry hair and blast with a blow dryer.
3) Shape with your hands, which is much easier than using a brush to create texture and pieciness, for a great messy, sexy look in seconds.
4) To refresh the look, give the style a few quick additional spritzes.
5) Further define your layers with a gel. Sally uses her Shagg Rocks Liquid Gel to create further separation. Just pull a little through the hair using your hands.