Hair care

Not Your Mother's Leave-In Conditioner review

This leave-in conditioner helps soften and strengthen hair, but has a heavy fragrance. Plus, my dad's thoughts on leave-in conditioner sprays vs. thicker formulas.

My hair gets pretty darn frizzy in the summer. I usually throw my hair into a ponytail because I’d have to get up an hour earlier to have enough time to tame all that frizziness. I was curious if Not Your Mother’s Leave-In Conditioner could help keep my hair under control, so I picked up a bottle when it went on sale at CVS. I bought it on the same day I picked up Not Your Mother’s Texturizing Sea Salt Spray. This leave-in conditioner states that it is formulated with an…

Not Your Mother's Texturizing Sea Salt Spray review

Could beach-tousled waves be just a spray or two away? Probably not, but it's fun to dream.

Ever since I got back from Hawaii, I’ve been daydreaming of long, lazy days at the beach. That’s probably why I impulse-bought Not Your Mother’s Texturizing Sea Salt Spray when I spotted it at CVS. It promises to leave your hair looking perfectly wind-tousled, like you just spent the day at the beach. I was intrigued—I’ve only ever used sea salt for cooking/eating before. Could it really help texturize my hair and shape it into glamorous, tousled waves?

Q&A with Sarah Leung of The Woks of Life blog

Find out what inspired Sarah and her family to start a popular food blog, how she found out about her skin allergies, and what (baby!) sunscreen she likes to use at the beach.

I’ve always loved reading food blogs, but now that there are so darn many of them, it’s hard for me to maintain an appetite for them (ha). The Woks of Life is one blog that has consistently earned a top spot in my mental list of “websites to visit when I’m in need of culinary inspiration.” This family-run blog makes Asian (and all types of) food more accessible to everyone, and each member of the family brings his or her own distinct voice to the blog. I am super…