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OUAI Leave-in Conditioner Review: A luxurious way to bid farewell to flyaways

This leave-in conditioner is the perfect way to pamper your hair.

I always had terrible hair all through high school, and it got better after I moved to NYC. I always figured it was the result of outgrowing this bad hair phase of my life, but I realized that it was probably just the dry climate in Los Angeles, where I lived at the time. A recent trip to LA confirmed that my slightly wavy, frizzy hair tends to look and feel much worse in dry LA, and much better in a more humid place like NYC. Since it doesn’t make sense to build your life around the way…

What's the deal with self-heating shaving creams?

One particular shaving cream claims to deliver a heating sensation that helps open up pores. Find out if my dad thinks it will live up to its marketing claims.

Recently, I spotted an interesting product at the drugstore: a shaving cream that claimed to be “self-heating” and had a giant “PATENT PENDING” stamp on its label. I was intrigued, to say the least—so I snapped a picture and made a mental note to check it out later. One of my dad’s specialties was developing shave prep products, so I thought it would be interesting to get his perspective on this product. Here’s what he had to say about Van Der Hagen…

How to choose natural shampoo for healthier hair

According to my hair stylist, using more natural hair care products can help reduce frizziness. But determining what 'natural' means is harder than it seems.

I only get a haircut two to three times a year, because: I’m lazy and my hair grows at a snail’s pace. But every time I do, I always ask my hair stylist for tips on choosing a shampoo and conditioner that will make my hair healthier and less frizzy. One stylist recommended Aveeno shampoo, which is something I still include in my rotation. The other day, I asked my hair stylist for her thoughts, and she recommended shopping for “natural” hair care products at Whole Foods…