Easiest Ways to Conceal Hair Breakage

Hair breakage may sound implausible for most of us, but for someone who has dabbled in damaging hair experiments, this hair problem is very real. Unlike other hair problems that can be treated with deep conditioning, hair breakage will only be noticed once the damage has been done. But don’t go panicking and chopping your hair off yet, since there are some available and easy ways that you can try out to remedy your breakage problem.

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  1. Change Your Part. If your hair has already broken off into shorter pieces, then concealing it may become incredibly difficult. A good way to cover it up though, is to switch up your part to weigh down the shorter pieces and allow them to blend with the rest of your hair. If you usually wear a centre part, change it into a deep side part to hide the breakage; if your usual part is on the side, switch into the opposing side or create a diagonal part.
  1. Smooth It Down. Your hair breakage problem isn’t going to go away easily, so the trick to keeping it from the view is to blend your broken areas with the rest of your locks. The best way to do it is to apply some pomade to smooth the shorter strands down. Other than pomade, you can also apply a light mist of hairspray to keep your short strands in place.

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  1. Pull It Back. Another obvious solution to your breakage problem is to wear an up-do or a ponytail. You can sport a loose, messy bun since its tousled look won’t be easily thrown off by your errant strands. If some broken pieces are still falling loose, use some bobby pins to keep them in place.
  1. Braid It. Other than wearing ponytail, you can also keep your short strands in check by braiding it. With braids, you can group your short hair sections with the rest of your hair and even add some texture and interest. To ensure that your braid’s in place, apply some braid paste for a stronger braid grip.

Hair breakage is definitely one of the hair problems that isn’t easy to treat. So as you wait for your hair to grow back to its normal length, do the aforementioned tips first to help you in concealing your breakage problems.

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Blow-Drying Mistakes You Should Avoid

Remember the glamorous feeling that you got when you first stepped out of the salon wearing your perfectly bouncy hair blowout? Amazing, right? But the hot mess that you made at home while recreating that same look? Not that much. To help you get closer to the blowout utopia, we’ve listed some of the blow-drying mistakes that you might be making, as well as the ways on how you can possibly fix them.

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  1. Holding Your Brush the Wrong Way. When doing your hair blowout, it’s quite normal to hold your blow-dryer with your more dominant hand and leave your brush with the weaker hand. But guess what? You’re actually doing it wrong. It may feel more natural that way, but you’ll need better dexterity in controlling your brush and getting your blowout done with less exertion and less time. Retrain yourself to blow-dry the right way, and you’ll see better blowout results.
  1. Blow-Drying with Super Wet Hair. Believe it or not, your hair should be 60 percent dry before you start blow-drying it, since exposing your soaking wet hair to too much heat will only lead to more hair damage and frizz. Before starting your blow-drying session, ensure that you’ve already absorbed as much moisture using a clean cloth or your towel. Give your hair enough time to air dry before you start using your blow-dryer.

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  1. Setting Dryer in a High Temperature. Sure, using a blow-dryer that’s not hot enough has its fair share of issues, but what’s more alarming is using a dryer that’s too hot. You could end up frying your strands if you set your dryer in its max temperature. The best way to avoid is to blow-dry your hair in the lowest heat setting possible. In fact, that setting is already enough to dry your hair and get the blowout that you want.
  1. Brushing Your Hair Downward. Pulling your hair downward may seem like a good way to get the hair blowout that you want, but doing so only zaps the volume that your hair has, leaving your with a flat and lacklustre result. Instead, extend your arm up and out as you blow-dry your hair, then let your arm fall naturally as you reach the ends of your strands. Using this technique will surely give you the hair bounce and sleekness that you want.
  1. Skipping Your Finishing Products. If there’s one mistake that you should totally avoid in your blow-drying procedure that would be skipping on your finishing products. These products will help in preventing hair fly-aways, frizz and fluffiness once your hair completely dries. Opt for a finishing spray to seal your hair cuticles and get a sleek blowout finish.

Simply blow-drying your hair won’t give you the hair blowout that you want, but by avoiding these mistakes and learning some blow-drying tricks, you’ll surely be able to get that salon-like hair blowout that you want.

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Beauty in the Beach

5 Makeup Tricks to Practise While Enjoying the Beach
When hitting the beach, your makeup mantra should be just like with your clothing: less is always more. Not only is a full-face makeup a big no-no, it’s also impractical especially if you’re planning to dive into the actual water. What you should aim for is to achieve a sunnier version of yourself, and not an overly made-up one. So be prepared to rock your beach makeup look using these five natural makeup tips.

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  1. Protect Your Skin. Before you start applying your makeup, think about getting some sun protection first especially if you’re planning to spend most of your time outdoors. Get your skin protected by applying a generous amount of sunscreen 20 minutes before going out. If you’re thinking of downsizing your makeup application time, use product multitaskers like BB and CC cream. These formulas will not only protect your skin, they will also hydrate it and provide you with great coverage for your makeup application.
  1. Powder up Your Look. Another great product can provide your skin with a healthy dewy glow are tinted moisturizers. These products work great if you’re thinking of going to the beach with just some sheer and light makeup on. If you have a rather oily skin, we suggest using a powder-based translucent powder to lessen the oiliness of your face while under the sun.
  1. Use Some Bronzer. Since you’re aiming to enhance your natural tan, any bronzer that you use should look just right under the bright sun. To get the most natural summer beach look, lightly dust some bronzer over your cheekbones, chin, eyelids, forehead and cheeks. Finish it off with a bit of pink blush on your cheeks and you’re good to go.

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  1. Wear Clear Mascara. Hitting the beach is definitely the best time to give your lashes a break from wearing your usual black or brown mascara, and opting for a clear mascara instead. By going with the latter, you’ll be able to keep your lashes perfectly groomed and glossy without worrying about sporting racoon eyes. The same thing goes for your eyeliner. If you really need to line your eyes, opt for a nude pencil to get that wide-eyed look.
  1. Skip the Lip Gloss. A good way to finish off your sunny makeup look is by swapping your favourite gloss with a tinted lip balm or a lip stain. Your lip stain will give you that long-lasting polished feel, while opting for a tinted lip balm will provide your lips with the right hint of colour it needs.

Although hitting the beach can be very problematic for your makeup, any mishap can actually be avoided just by following the aforementioned makeup tricks. So stop worrying about your makeup melting and your eyeliner smearing, and just enjoy the beach and the summer heat.

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Common Skin Problems and How to Hide Them

We all love good skin days as much as we love good hair days, but unfortunately, most of us rarely experience such days. Luckily, we already have the essential tools to cover up the blemishes and under eye circles, and step outside with head held high. So, list down these few tips that will help you conceal those skin problems and keep the good skin days coming.

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  1. Pimples

We’ve always thought that the best way to cover up blemishes is to conceal it using layers of products. Sadly, this trick is not that effective at all, and the layers of products only end up putting an uncomfortable feeling on our skin. Instead of immediately putting on various concealing products, start by moisturizing your skin and applying a thin layer of foundation. This will actually provide more coverage and result in lesser application of concealer. After that, cover up the blemish by patting a high-coverage concealer and blend it using your finger.

However, it doesn’t just end at covering up the blemish. You’ll need to maintain the coverage all day long, and the best way to do this is to remove the products and reapply it all over again. If you have enough time to spare, use some wipes or a makeup remover to remove the concealer, before reapplying it.

  1. Under Eye Circles

Knowing why you have under eye circles in the first place, is one of the best ways for you to effectively cover them up. Some Singapore women have the bruise-toned circles under their eyes, while others have sunken eye sockets which casts a shadow under their eyes. Test which under eye circles you have by raising your head. When the circles disappear as you raise your head, then your bags are caused by the latter. To deal with that, use light-reflecting concealers to brighten the area. For more permanent shadows, opt for a creamier formula to provide you with more coverage.

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  1. Dryness

Other than peeling, itching, and skin irritation, getting your makeup to stay in one place is a nightmare for someone who has a dry skin. To keep your dry skin manageable, always keep your skin moisturized. Do this by using a hydrating serum underneath your day cream for a more noticeable effect. Foundation would be the next step, and we suggest that you opt for liquid or cream foundation to avoid the clumping on your dry skin.

  1. Visible Pores

If what you’re trying to camouflage are visible pores, then you should work on your base and top coat. Applying primers can help in reducing the size of your pores. Likewise, a micro-finish formula powder will also be able to help you add a level of blur to your skin, reducing the appearance of visible pores.

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