6 Tips For Shiny, Healthy Hair | Clozette

(cover photo from Dominique_Tiu)


While the childhood notion of brushing our hair 100 times a day may have worked when we were younger, it may no longer be enough. After all the treatments, colourings, and chemical treatments we’ve done to our hair over the years, what was once smooth and tangle-free, now feels dry, brittle, and lifeless. Don’t be scared, because we know how you feel!

So to help you on your way to getting voluminous, bouncy hair again, we asked our Clozette Ambassadors to share some of their hair tips with us, and here’s what they had to say!

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Tip #1: Use A Leave-On Cream



"Do you need to your style your hair for an impromptu meeting with a client? Or do you need a quick fix for an instant night out? A [Leave-On Cream] is an instant fix to your everyday hair emergencies. Just apply with a small coin-sized amount and spread across your palms, work the cream evenly into your hair from root to tips—and voila, your hair becomes noticeably more beautiful in just one application!”

Tip #2: Give Heat A Rest



“If there is no special occasion or event, I just normally use a fan to dry my hair. If not, I’ll pick one that I wanted to use for the day; it could be a hair dryer or a flat iron. For me to avoid having damaged and dry hair, do not forget to reduce the temperature of your styling equipment.”



Tip #3: Stick To Holy-Grail Products



“There are a lot of new conditioners out in the market. Yes, I tried the other conditioners but I keep on coming back with the one I have tried and tested... My hair has gotten softer, smoother and more beautiful than ever. I realized that there’s no point on changing my conditioner, because Cream Silk never fails to make my hair soft, smooth and scented all day long.”



Tip #4: Go For Your Trusted Brands



“Been a Cream Silk user since high school and it gave nothing but the utmost care to my tresses ’til present! So if you want to take your beauty to the next level, too, try out the reformulated Stand Out Straight conditioner for softer, beautiful and more manageable hair!”



Tip #5: Treat Your Hair On The Go



“Before leaving the cab and entering my next event, I smoothen my hair with Creamsilk, giving it instant shine #AnytimeAnywhere. I can let my hair down all day, because it felt lighter, and looks great as is! It also has a light, non-distracting scent.”



Tip #6: Care For Your Coloured Hair



“[It] has been five years ago since I first got my hair colored and up until today, I still do. So can you imagine how dry and damaged my hair is by now?...However, this dilemma has been considered done and over with as I discovered Cream Silk’s Daily Treatment Conditioner Dry Rescue. They have fused the effective ingredients responsible for the smoothness and the hydrating power that both conditioners and hair treatments give. What’s more, it has Vitaboost Complex, which rescues hair from dryness and transforms even the driest of locks (like mine!) to the beyond beautiful hair that each and every Filipina desires and deserves to have.”


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One of the many things that is great about the holidays are the sales that come after. All brands are trying to get rid of old products to make room for the new year and for new stuff. It’s all fun and amazing, until it’s not — you spend too much money or you can’t find the items you’re looking for, someone pushes you to get something, and more.

Shopping holiday sales can be stressful too. So to avoid that and take shopping back to what it truly is (therapeutic and awesome), here are some tips we have come up with to make your shopping trips feel like a breeze!

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Get digitally connected


(photo from AnicoHannaMG)

First thing’s first: make sure you have the inside scoop on your favourite brands, because many give sneak peeks of discounts and limited edition items via e-mail blasts and social postings. How can you plan if you don’t know the deals? Like how CLINIQUE is having incredible deals and discounts, and events this season TANGS!

Take time, make a list (for them)


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There’s a difference between knowing you should make a list and actually doing it. Take 30 minutes to map out exactly what you want to buy for holiday gifts. With it, you’ll navigate sales like a laser beam—and be less likely to get sucked in by the thrill of the deal.


Take time, make a list (for you)


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This time of year, temperatures start to dip—suddenly, you’ll need the lush moisturiser that you couldn’t imagine buying last month. Make a checklist of all the things you wish to buy and focus on those. Being able to focus on something you want will actually drive you to find it, instead of roaming endlessly through racks and piles of items you don’t know if you should or shouldn’t get.


Go with a team


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If you're heading to the mall, you'll need all hands on deck. Examine everyone’s lists before you shop, pinpoint any overlap, then divide and conquer. Even if you only do this for checkout—one person waits in line while the other grabs the last few items—you could easily save yourselves an hour.


Do online purchase, in-store pick-up.



Check whether your destination retailer is honoring this system during the sales. If so, you’ll deal with a separate section of the store and a lot less people. Plus, you get to combine the comfort of browsing online with the instant gratification of on-site shopping. Hello, efficiency!

One thing to always purchase during holiday sales? Holiday kits, aka limited edition kits, because these contain products that cost so much more when sold separately. Like with the CLINIQUE Holiday Travel Sets, you literally get a lot of bang for your buck with their vast collections of skincare and makeup packages!  

If you love your eye makeup, a good holiday kit to purchase would be the CLINIQUE Power Up The Drama Set (SGD $38) as this contains an eye cream, mascara, and eyeliner for incredibly full, lush lashes and hydrated smokey eyes for all your parties! Or if you’re more into skincare, the CLINIQUE Moisture Favorites (SGD $75) is the one for you to keep you well hydrated and plump for the entire winter!


Wear a hands-free outfit


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Sales are not the place to wear sky-high heels or tight dresses. You want to be able to move freely and comfortably wherever you go. An old-fashion T-shirt and jeans look with some flats are perfect. And the more pockets you have, the better—you won’t need to carry a handbag.  Or worry about that handbag while you’re shopping!


Shop the “doorbusters”—maybe


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The extra-super-bonus discounts that retailers offer at the crazy hours (late night, early morning) might only be worth it if you’re buying multiple items at one location. So do the math before you wake up your household at 4 AM.


Park far away


(photo from HLRYYS)

There's no doubt that you'll have to battle the masses and wait in long lines when you're inside a shopping center. But the exit lane from the parking garage is one you can skip! Simply park far from the doors or elevator bank and closer to the parking lot exit. The walk to the store while you’re still fresh will also give you a sweet endorphin rush for happy shopping.

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Got any more tips for shopping during holiday sales? Tell us all about it in the comment section below!

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Hair, like skin, is complicated. There are different types and textures, and corresponding treatments and serums for those. Two of the most challenging hair types are curly and coloured as the former tends to easily dry out, while the latter can be the same too, but look duller because of chemicals in the dye. And finding products that cater to these specific issues is an even bigger challenge. 

  
So for those who colour their hair, and for those who battle with natural curls every day, you’re going to love these two new releases from L’Oreal. With their EverCurl and EverPure lines, wavy and curly hair will perfectly stay in shape, and coloured locks will be instantly radiant and hydrated! Keep reading below to find out more on these amazing new products!

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EverCurl Hydracharge Shampoo (SGD 15.90 for 250 ml) 



This sulfate and paraben-free shampoo will keep curls defined and frizz free for up to 48 hours! Soft and manageable curls and waves are now within reach as this contains Grapeseed to hydrate and lock in moisture, and Hibiscus to promote the growth of healthy, well-nourished hair.

This gentle formula doesn’t contain harsh salts, will eliminate unwanted frizz, split ends, and brittle hair, and leave your tresses extremely soft and smooth!

EverCurl Hydracharge Conditioner (SGD 15.90 for 250 ml) 



Pair the EverCurl Shampoo with this rich conditioner, which is sulfate and paraben-free as well, and is gentle enough to prevent split ends and brittle hair from forming! It will deeply penetrate your strands to quench its thirst, while promoting the growth of revitalised hair — giving you tresses that are deliciously soft!


EverCurl Hydracharge Leave-in Cream (SGD 21.90 for 180 ml)



Just like the shampoo and conditioner, this cream is sulfate and paraben-free, but contains a a healthy blend of natural botanical oils that will provide deep conditioning nourishment without the greasy build-up or feeling! This ultra-rich treatment will leave your tresses soft and luxurious by taming frizz and nurturing each of your curl’s elasticity and shape!


EverPure 8-in-1 Color Miracle (SGD 21.90 for 200 ml)



Manage frizz and prevent your hair colour from fading with this extra gentle miracle treatment! This spray-on contains coconut oil to deliver 8 essential benefits to your hair such as boosting radiance, hydrating, softening, and protecting colours from fading, and will instantly penetrate each strand upon application without leaving a greasy or wet finish.

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The L’Oréal Paris Hair Expertise EverCurl and EverPure ranges will be available in Singapore at Watsons, Guardian, Sasa, major supermarkets and hypermarkets, and selected departmental stores from January 2016 onwards.

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