Latina Hair, Latina Hairstyles, Latino Hair Tips, Advice and News
By Sandra Mariscal | 07/08/2009 - 09:13
Last week I had the pleasure of meeting Kurt Hez Lowry, an Aveda master hairstylist. Among other things, we talked about conditioning treatments and how to do them at home. He filled me in on a cheap alternative to using a heat cap for deep treatments: When you feel your hair is in need of some extra TLC, use a deep-conditioning leave-in treatment or mask on strands—then, instead of covering hair in a heat cap, Kurt says you can use cellophane to wrap your hair! And who doesn’t have clear wrap in their kitchen?
By Sandra Mariscal | 07/01/2009 - 13:30
I love my curly hair now, although I wasn’t a fan of my locks growing up. My friends all had sleek straight hair and most of my family members have wavy hair. I felt awkward. I didn’t understand why I couldn’t get a brush through my tight curls, while all the other girls could comb their hair during recess. More often than not, I ended up pulling it into a ponytail. But eventually, I found solace in music, novellas and films—not from the lyrics or the plots, but from the confident curly-haired Latinas I saw in the spotlight.
By Angelique Serrano | 07/01/2009 - 10:32
Beauty company Alba Botanica has just launched a collection of hair- and skin-care products chock full of concentrated ingredients from the tropical rainforest. Their new Lush Facial Cream features Brazil nut oil, which imparts a deep, natural hydration to skin. The Gentle Acai Renewal Scrub sloughs away dead surface skin while protecting new layers with the antioxidant power of the acai fruit.
By Sandra Mariscal | 06/24/2009 - 12:10
As a girl with curly hair, I’ve tried tons of shampoos through the years that have left my locks dry as bone. To offset this, I’ve also found some shampoos that aren’t stripping and still get rid of product buildup. What shampoos do you like to use when you’re not co-washing? Here are my top picks:
By Angelique Serrano | 06/24/2009 - 09:10
On the July 2009 cover of Spanish Elle magazine, Golden Girl Paulina Rubio is pictured having ditched her signature blonde curls in exchange for an übershort red wig. And we like it! Tell us what you think of this pop star’s makeover.
By Sandra Mariscal | 06/17/2009 - 16:05
There are several types of scalp issues, but dandruff and product buildup can be easily confused for one another since both can make you feel itchy. Dandruff is actually a form of eczema where dead skin cells are shed more often than normal. Product buildup is layers of residue on your scalp from using too many products. This can be common to chicas with curly hair since we don’t shampoo as often.
By Angelique Serrano | 06/15/2009 - 10:31
Davines has introduced two new styling products to their advanced For Wizards line, a Styling and Finishing Gel and N 12 Cement Powder (davines.com). Both allow you to create stiff hairstyles that would withstand tornados. The standout is the powder; made with resin, it can be sprinkled into just about any styling potion—be it a gel, cream or wax—to give it added (mega) hold. Hey, if you can’t get a grip on life, you can at least get a grip on your hair.