Whether you love her or hate her, Miley Cyrus has had one of the most drastic transformations of 2013. What happened to our sweet Miley? Not sure, but at least shes always had great hair! What are your thoughts? Share!
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A common beauty myth out there is that foods like lemon and tea can naturally lighten your hair by themselves. Zelo has been dedicating quite a bit of time to blondes, researching the latest tips and how-tos to enhance and preserve those golden locks, and one of the biggest foux pas I’ve seen are tutorials that only require combining the incredients to the hair with a 15 min shower cap. These tutorials are missing the most important element: the sun!
Here’s a quick anecdote: A friend of mine has been volunteering in for Peace Corps in Peru for a little over a year. When she left America she had dark “dirty” blonde hair. When she came home this Christmas, she had bright, golden, ultra blonde surfer girl hair!
While we all know a year of sunlight can lighten your hair like a bottle of 40 vol developer and powder bleach combined, understanding the science behind it can save you A LOT of time and money. Simply put, Sunlight breaks down the melanin (color) in your hair.
So where does lemon juice come in? And what about chamomile tea? “Lemon juice contains citric acids that open your hair cuticles up,” (Health Mango). This makes the hair more receptive to sunlight and basically accelerates the suns natural bleaching process (oxidation), giving you months worth of sunshine in about 30 minutes.
This is why natural bleaching methods don’t work without sunshine. They’re accelerating what the sun does naturally. BUT, lemon is really bad for your hair and terrible for the skin in the sun. So if you’re planning on having a lemon sun bath, PLEASE, for goodness sake, deep condition and make sure you don’t get ANY on your scalp and skin. Can you say blisters, sunburns, and dark spots? Not cute at all.
Last tip: Squeeze your own natural lemon juice for best results. If lemon juice gives you patchy or overly bright results, try 100% brewed chamomile tea which has been known to give a more natural, all over, lightening affect.
This also works for brunettes too!
You are all set to party but you look in to the mirror and realize your hair is just a tad bit oily even though you washed your hair this morning. Definitely frustrating! Oily hair is not only an issue for you but also a problem for millions of women.
Here are some home concoctions that can be an effective solution for oily hair. Try these and soon enough you can say goodbye to oily and hello silky!
Lemons for Luscious Locks!: Yes it’s true, lemons have the right kind of magical properties that can do wonders for your hair. Squeeze two lemons into two cups of water and after having washed and towel-dried your hair, massaging into your scalp and rinse after 5 minutes.
These amazingly simple remedies can lead to a refreshingly surprise. Not only is your hair bound to become less prone to oil, but will no longer look lifeless, limp or dull. So what are you waiting for? Get started!
By Zelo Contributor Sarah K.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year not for the obvious family, magnificent feasts and black Friday deals (trust me I take advantage of it all), but for the one day dedicated to giving thanks and being grateful for our many blessings. Gratitude leads us all to abundance and a greater purpose. Thanksgiving also marks the start of the holidays and as a result we begin a new holiday series.
As part of our culture diversity and Zelo’s expansion into so many countries we kick-off a new series over the holidays. We are so fortunate to have an amazing team around the world willing to share their insights and point of view. So here’s how it works, Zelo correspondents (men or women) from around the world will contribute information on a woman’s perspective of beauty in their home country (or country where they are residing). They will share what makes a woman feel good about herself in other parts of the world, i.e. what priority is given to their looks (hair of course is of the most interest) but makeup, fashion, etc.is also welcome.
We’re so excited to be able to put this together on the Daily Frizz and we hope you will find it interesting, useful and hope you will share with your friends, family and readers.
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Elenor Roosevelt
Many blessings, Gisela, Co-Founder
Yes, this is it, my last day as the author of the Daily Frizz. It has been a pleasure sharing hair tips, tutorials, raves, and “hairspiration” with you all since this began six months ago. Although I am sad to go, I hope to soon be returning to school, have my wedding right around the corner, and am moving on to new great things!
I must admit, though I came to start the Daily Frizz to help others understand their hair better, I learned even more about managing my own hair. I want to thank all of the subscribers and commentors that have shared their tips, insights, and learned with me throughout this whole experience. My hair is so much happier today than it was six months ago (and much of it can be attributed to the magnificence of Zelo, I will admit it!), and I hope the same can be said for all of you :).
I am happy to announce that this will not be the end of the Daily Frizz! Phylicia will be taking the wheel as social media and blogger goddess extraordinaire and her witty banter will now be the voice behind Zelo’s magnificent Facebook, Twitter, and of course, the Daily Frizz blog. Don’t be strangers – and if you haven’t liked us on Facebook or aren’t following us on Twitter yet – what are you waiting for!?
This past weekend I spent some time catching up on Gossip Girl, and after pretty much missing the entire season 4, I had a lot of catching up to do. Now on Episode 5 of the latest season, the show seems to have just as many twists and turns as it used to. I’m not disappointed – except with Blair!
Typically the gal with the most fashion sense on the show, I have been so let down so far! Especially with how much green envy I have of Leighton Meester anytime she steps out into the limelight, I would like to make a plea to whomever is styling Blair’s hair for the show to reevaluate their strategy. Please! It appears they are trying to go with a 40’s style sleek waved look, but she ends up usually just looking like she stepped out of the shower and let her hair air dry – in a bad way. On top of that, they are trying to sweep her rather short bangs back into her style to hide them, and aren’t doing a very good job of doing so. It’s driving me nuts!
Serena, on the other hand, has already had a dozen hairstyles I love. What’s the deal, Blair!