Latina Hair, Latina Hairstyles, Latino Hair Tips, Advice and News
By Sandra Mariscal | 07/22/2009 - 10:34
I’ve been using this amazingly creamy leave-in conditioner called Seda for years. It makes my curls look defined and feel soft, and it controls the frizz factor. Of course, there’s a catch—the only place I can buy it is at a Brazilian bodega in my hometown in New Jersey. I mentioned this to two curly-haired colleagues one day when we were discussing our favorite products. They both told me they use an amazingly creamy leave-in conditioner called Sedal (and they're not the only ones, I've heard rave reviews about this brand before).
By Angelique Serrano | 07/20/2009 - 12:57
No, he's not joining the Gosselin clan to make Jon and Kate Plus Nine; celebrity hairstylist Ted Gibson has been named the new mane guru on the reality makeover show What Not to Wear. You can watch his first episode this Friday on TLC. And while he is busy running his own New York City salon and product line sold at Target, Ted Gibson remains one truly kind, lovely and talented man. So we say: ¡Felicidades, Ted!
By Sandra Mariscal | 07/15/2009 - 11:10
Do you ladies let your hair loose when you're on a beach vacation or by a pool? I was never able to let my curls loose because as soon as they got wet and the leave-in was washed out, my hair would become a frizz ball. My usual ritual was gathering it all up into a bun to conceal the mess. This would also help me avoid the drying effects of salt water, chlorine and even the sun, which can strip color.
By Angelique Serrano | 07/10/2009 - 15:52
It’s no lie some hair salons cater to only certain kinds of hair textures—whether they advertise that fact, or not. So if you have very naturally curly hair, for example, you might not feel welcome, understood, or best served in every salon you enter. Here’s great news: Opening this week is Hair Rules New York, a Manhattan salon created to service strands of all textures, shapes and shades. Run by A.
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.