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How To: French Fishtail Braid Hair Tutorial

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Do you want to learn how to French Fishtail Braid your own hair? Well then...today is your lucky day. Watch this video to learn how to do it: 

It took me a while to master this hairstyle - I'm not gonna lie it's a bit complicated at first and can be hard on the arms. Once I did though - I simplified the technique so that you guys can easily learn, practice and master it as well. In today's hair tutorial I will show you the easiest method to french fishtail braid your hair. In just a few minutes you will be braiding like a pro. 

Please make sure to snap your french fishtail braid and post it on Instagram with #luxyhair. I love seeing your recreations and I will feature my favorites on our Luxy Hair Insta

Much Love,

xx

Mimi

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5 Foods for Longer and Healthier Hair

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We have all heard this before - beauty starts from within. Cheesy, but quite true. What we put into our body radiates into how we feel on the outside. Healthy food, regular exercise, kind words are all contributors to how we feel every day. Today, we will focus on food, and more specifically on food that makes more beautiful, healthier and longer!

5 foods for healthier and longer hair

1. Avocados

Avocados are pretty much perfection concentrated into one round green shell. It is a great source of healthy fats, which are very important to our overall health. Indeed, unsaturated fats can help control blood sugar levels, play an important role in cognitive function and emotional health, and if you didn’t guess it already, avocados make our hair very happy! Avocados are amazing not just because of their creamy consistency and light flavor, but also due to the vitamins A, D and E and omega-9 fatty acids that they contain. When avocados are not in season, the best alternative is the oil extracted from them. Avocado oil can be easily drizzled on top of a summer gazpacho, or when sautéing vegetables. In addition, avocado oil can be directly applied to the hair in order to stimulate collagen and elastin production, which are both very beneficial to our hair growth. Here is a great blogpost on how to use hair oils.

2. Pumpkin and Sunflower Seeds

Pumpkin and sunflower seeds, although tiny, are filled with lots of benefits that make our hair happy. These little shells are packed with iron, which is extremely important to the health of our hair. Hair loss is primarily caused from a lack of iron, so we want to make sure that our iron levels remain high and steady and make our hair say, ‘yay’! In addition, pumpkin seeds are very high in zinc, vitamins A, and K and omega-3 fatty acids. 

Sunflower seeds are also high in vitamin E, which enhances our blood flow to the scalp and promotes faster hair growth. Whether sprinkled on top of a juicy summer salad or this crazy sunflower seed risotto packed with nutrients, your hair will thank you for including more of these wonderful little seeds into your diet.   

3. Green Leafy Vegetables

Green leafy vegetables definitely lack some love :( Maybe because of their scary color, or bitter flavour, they are often underrated and under-eaten. Green leafy vegetables are extremely high in iron and allow us to battle brittle hair. A great example of this is spinach; rich in vitamin A, iron, beta carotene, folate, and vitamin C. Greens ensure a healthy scalp and allow for hair to stay moisturized. There is a great variety of green leafy vegetables like swiss chard, kale, broccoli, arugula…the list goes on! There is one for every taste bud. Make your hair happy, eat more greens!

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4. Hazelnut Butter

Hazelnut Butter is extremely high in biotin and can be added to any pancake or smoothie recipe for added creaminess, protein and biotin. Biotin is very important because these B7 vitamins are not only responsible for digestion (so for breaking down proteins, fats and amino acids), but also for promoting hair growth. Make sure to check out Mimi’s biotin smoothie recipe here.

5. Sweet Potatoes

Vegetables and fruits are very high in vitamins and minerals, which help us nourish our bodies and promote the growth of our hair. Sweet potatoes are truly the bomb.com. Their incredible sweetness matched with the antioxidant Beta Carotene that they possess (our bodies convert it into vitamin A) make this a special food that we should include more into our diet. Baked in the oven with some cinnamon and rosemary, or grilled on the pan with some tomato sauce and cumin, sweet potatoes will help you get stronger and healthier hair!  

Overall benefits

In addition to helping with hair growth, the above foods allow us to gain beautiful and youthful-looking skin and strong nails, as well as very happy bellies :) Make sure to check out Mimi’s video here for additional tips on what to eat for healthy hair! I think you will love it as much as we do.

Let us know which of these foods are your favorite, as well as the ones you are excited to add to your diet. We love sharing with you and hearing your feedback.

xo

Luxy Hair Team 

 

 

6 Summer Hairstyles for any Special Occasion

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The weather is getting warmer, the peonies are blooming, the birds are singing…Summer is here! In the summer season, many special occasions approach. Whether it’s prom or your wedding, we’ve got plenty of options for you to show off your luscious hair!

Romantic Hairstyle

This romantic hairstyle is perfect for anyone who is looking for a simple yet feminine look. The three rosettes in the back of the head add an unexpected detail that stands out in pictures! Pair it with a statement necklace and you will have completed a graceful look. 

Easy Heatless Summer Hairstyles

Who doesn't want some flowers in their hair? Any one of these three summer hairstyles is #hairgoals. Since the accessories are on your head, pair it with a simple classy top or dress (we're loving the off-shoulder look), and I am certain that it will turn heads ;) 

Cinderella Hair Tutorial

Doesn’t this hairstyle remind us all of our girl-dream - to meet our Prince Charming? Indeed, it seems like the most appropriate hairstyle for any occasion where we will meet our prince, like a wedding or prom. The loose waves paired with the rope headband create a dreamy and girly feel.

Twisted Updo Hairstyle

Who doesn’t love a playful updo for a special summer occasion? This hairstyle is comfortable as well as elegant. Pair it with your favorite bright lipstick for a confidence boost! 

The Perfect Curls

 

Want a very simple hairstyle for your next occasion? This look is the right one for you. These luscious bouncy curls seem very glamorous yet are quick and easy to achieve. Shine your inner diva and embrace these perfect curls! 

Twist-Back Hairstyle

Who doesn’t love a little extra charm on a special occasion? This princess-like hairstyle is a little more sophisticated and perfect if you want to show off your gorgeous hair. Paired with a simple outfit, it screams perfection


Which hairstyle will you try out this warmer season? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to share your Special Summer Occasion look with us by tagging #luxyhair in your photos! We would love to see you celebrate a special moment and share it with us.

xx

Luxy Hair Team

3 Easy Heatless Summer Hairstyles

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Do you ever browse through Pinterest and drool over those pretty photos of updos and hairstyles with flowers, wishing that could be you? We surely do! This is why we're so excited to share this new hair tutorial with you.

Our beautiful friend Karin shows 3 stunning and super easy ways to wear flowers in your hair this summer. These hairstyles look intricate enough to wear for a wedding or a special occasion, but are actually SO easy to create, that they are also great for every day. Did we mention they're heatless?

Karin wears her Dirty Blonde #luxyhair extensions for highlights in her hair, but of course these hairstyles can work on your own hair as well. Recreate and post your favorite look from this video on Instagram and tag us @luxyhair. We always feature our favorites!

With love in our hearts & flowers in our hair,
xoxo
Luxy Hair Team


Luxy Hair Heatless Summer Hairstyles
Luxy Hair Heatless Summer Hairstyles
Luxy Hair Heatless Summer Hairstyles
Luxy Hair Heatless Summer Hairstyles

Heatless Beach Waves Hair Tutorial

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I have been looking for a way to create the perfect Mermaid Beach Waves without heat and I'm happy to announce- I finally cracked the code.

In this hair tutorial I will show you how you can DIY your own foam curlers that are in a perfect size to create heatless waves and the curling method that goes along with it.

In this hair tutorial I wear my Luxy Hair Extensions in Ombre Blonde for thickness and length and if you do wear clip ins I recommend clipping them in before you start curling your hair with this method. To see the rest, watch the hair tutorial.

Once you've watched it, make sure to leave me a comment. I love hearing from you guys. Also, when you recreate these gorgeous heatless waves please remember to share your photo on Instagram by tagging it with #luxyhair. We love seeing your recreations and we feature our favorites on our Instagram page

Much Love,
xx
Mimi & the Luxy Hair team


Luxy Hair Heatless Beach Waves Hair Tutorial
Luxy Hair Heatless Beach Waves Hair Tutorial
Luxy Hair Heatless Beach Waves Hair Tutorial
Luxy Hair Heatless Beach Waves Hair Tutorial

3 Cute & Easy Messy Buns

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Lazy day? Don’t have a lot of time to get ready but still want to look cute and effortless? If you’re looking for some ways to spice up your daily updo, we’ve got you covered!

Our beautiful friend Elanna - @ellepearls, shows three different ways on how to create cute and easy messy buns. Elanna wears a few wefts of her Dirty Blonde Luxy Hair Extensions for extra volume and dimension in her hair and to add a little oomph. Which style is your favorite?

Try them all out and let us know how it goes by sharing a photo of your recreation with #luxyhair on Instagram. We love seeing your photos and always feature our favorites on our Instagram account.

With love,
xo
Luxy Hair Team


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Luxy Hair Cute & Easy Messy Buns
Luxy Hair Cute & Easy Messy Buns

4 Wedding Hair Tips and Tricks Every Bride Must Know

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Ah... your big day is coming up! Congratulations! Chances are, you’ve got all your Pinterest boards set up with wedding hair, dresses, flowers, and decor inspiration. How exciting! Now it’s time to actually bring your perfect wedding vision to life.

Saying ‘yes’ to the dress can definitely be hard… but sometimes, deciding on a hairstyle can often be even harder. Let’s face it, your wedding day is NOT the day you want to have a bad hair day!

In this post, we will share our favorite tips and tricks to ensure a stress-free, great hair day at your wedding. If you’re a bridesmaid, a wedding guest, or mother of the bride and groom - keep reading! 

1. Picking the right hairstyle

Do you want to have your hair up in an updo? Wear it down in soft waves? Maybe a half-up braided hairstyle? Wedding hair options are endless! Before you decide, let’s take a deep breath and consider a few key factors first:

What’s your dress like? 

Your hair shouldn’t be competing with your dress. It should complement it. If your dress is simple, it’s safe to go with a more dramatic hairstyle. If your dress is an extravagant ball gown full of sparkly details, maybe consider doing a more subtle yet elegant updo. If your dress has a gorgeous open back design, then a side pony or braid would be ideal.

What’s the weather like?

If the wedding takes place inside or during cooler climates, it’s safe to go for those gorgeous cascading curls or any other hairstyle of your choice. But if you’re getting married in a hot, humid climate? Definitely go for a more put-together hairstyle like an updo, where you won’t need to worry about the frizz and the hair sticking to your back. You will thank yourself on your wedding day!

What’s your hair length and volume?

It’s easy to fall in love with a Pinterest hairstyle, only to find out that your hair isn’t nearly long or thick enough to pull it off. In this case, consider only looking for hairstyles that can be done on shorter hair. Otherwise, thankfully, you can wear hair extensions to achieve that perfect hairstyle of your dreams.

2. Do a trial run ahead of time

Once you’ve decided on a hairstyle that you like, we can’t stress how important it is to do a trial run with your hairstylist! Only when recreating the style in real life do the little “oh no”s come out. Is your hair long enough for it to be safely secured all day? Do you have enough hair to make the hairstyle look as voluminous and impressive as the photo you’ve seen? Does it even look good with your hair texture and face shape? It’s always better to address these last minute surprises ahead of time, instead of stressing out the week (or even worse - the day) before!

Tip: Bring a visual to your hairstylist

Providing your hairstylist with photos of exactly what you’re looking for will help avoid any miscommunications and misunderstandings. After all, everyone’s idea of the perfect soft waves or updo is completely different. Time to whip out that Pinterest board you’ve spent countless hours creating ;)

3. Should you do your own hair for your wedding?

This one is for sure up to you! If the only thing you know how to do is a ponytail, then perhaps it’s a good idea to consider a professional hairstylist. But if you like playing with hair, with help of a few online tutorials and practice, you can create the most beautiful hairstyles all by yourself.

What’s important to realize, is that it’s totally not necessary to have something over the top for your wedding day. It’s actually surprising how much hairstylists will charge to create the simplest hairstyle. Simple soft curls or half-updos are super easy and elegant. Most of the time, complicated-looking hairstyles are also surprisingly easy to recreate yourself.

Check out some of many beautiful hairstyles you can easily do by yourself:

If you do decide to create the hairstyle yourself, we recommend to practice lots before your big day, so that you get accustomed to it. Be sure to wear the hairstyle somewhere for a full day where you will be moving around and dancing, to see if it will hold up (cue hairspray!). 

4. Do NOT get a haircut right before your wedding.

    We cannot count the number of times we hear about something like this happening:

    It's definitely not something you want to happen right before the big day (but if it already did…DON’T PANIC! Hair extensions to the rescue!). Plan ahead and trim your ends a few months before the wedding day for healthy looking hair, and be sure to keep your locks nourished until then (here’s a great DIY natural hair mask you can try). 


    One last and most important thing to remember is that your wedding is YOUR day. YOU decide what will make you feel happy and beautiful. If that means leaving your hair as is or rocking the simplest hairdo, so be it. As long as you feel happy and beautiful on the inside, you will be the most lovely bride on this planet. 

    What kind of hairstyle are you thinking of for your big day? If you’re already married, what kind of hairstyle did you have? Did you have it professionally done? We’d love to hear your stories!

    With love
    xoxo
    Luxy Hair Team

    5 Easy One Minute Heatless Hairstyles

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    Let’s be real… ain’t nobody got time for styling their hair every single day!

    But we still wanna look our best, right? 

    That’s why you’ll love this week’s tutorial, where Mimi shows how to do 5 super easy and cute hairstyles that take only a minute to create, and are also heatless! 

    These hairstyles are perfect for those busy mornings when you’re running late for work or school, or for those times when you’re just feeling a little lazy, but you still want your hair to look good.

    Best part: your hair doesn’t need to be styled for any of these hairstyles. Straight, wavy, curly, frizzy - they’ll work well with all kinds of hair.

    Mimi is wearing her 220g Ombre Blonde Luxy Hair extensions in this video for length, thickness, and some color dimension in her hair. Watch it here now:

    Which of these 5 hairstyles is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

    3 Easy Ways to Get Big Sexy Curls

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    Have you ever wondered how other girls get those big, sexy curls that somehow still look very effortless and natural?

    We’re pretty sure everyone wants to know ;) If you’re on a hunt for a technique that will achieve beautiful and voluminous curls, you need to watch this video.

    Our friend Karin shows three different ways to curl your hair, and one of them is even heatless. They’re super simple, so once you get a hang of them - say helloooo to gorgeous soft curls!

    Karin wears her Dirty Blonde Luxy Hair extensions for extra volume and highlights in her hair, but these curling tips definitely work for medium and shorter hair as well.

    Which curling technique is your favorite? Try them all out and let us know how it goes by sharing a photo of your recreation with #luxyhair on Instagram. We love seeing your photos and always feature our favorites on our Instagram account.

    With love,
    xo
    Luxy Hair Team


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    Luxy Hair Big Sexy Curls

    5 Ways to Curl Your Hair

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    I love wearing my hair wavy and curly- whether it's loose Victoria's Secret inspired waves or tight Shirley Temple curls. I love it all and always experiment with new ways I can achieve different looking curls.

    In today's video I share with you my five favorite easy curling techniques that will work great on your hair as well as your clip in hair extensions. I'm wearing my Ombre Blonde Luxy Hair Extensions to demonstrate how I usually do the curls on myself.

    Watch the video, give these curling techniques a try and let me know which one you like the most. 

    Much Love,
    xx
    Mimi


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    Luxy Hair 5 Ways to Curl Your Hair

    Easy Hairstyles for Curly Hair

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    I have naturally curly hair and I love it.

    It did take me years though to learn to embrace it, so I completely understand anyone who resents their natural hair texture. I believe the best way to accept your natural hair is to find ways to have fun with it and maximize its potential. That's why I created this new hair tutorial to share with you guys my favorite cute and easy hairstyles that are perfect for curly or wavy hair.

    Watch the video and let me know which one of the three hairstyles is your favorite. Also, if you want to know how I styled my curly hair, do let me know and I will create an updated Curly Hair Routine. 

    Much Love,
    xx
    Mimi


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    Luxy Hair Easy Hairstyles for Curly Hair
    Luxy Hair Easy Hairstyles for Curly Hair
    Luxy Hair Easy Hairstyles for Curly Hair

    5 Easy Hair Hacks You Should Know

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    I am very excited today, because I get to share some of my favorite hair hacks with you!

    I know you will love these, as they are fun and easy - some even transformational! I will show you how to create fake bangs in a minute, how to create an illusion of a thicker hair line, an easy way to get gorgeous curls in two minutes, as well as how I use my Ombre Blonde Luxy Hair Extensions to create a braid headband and more.

    Watch the video and let me know which one of these hair hacks is your favorite. Also, when you recreate them, make sure to tag us on Instagram with #luxyhair. We always feature our favorites. 

    Much Love,
    xx
    Mimi


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    Luxy Hair 5 Easy Hair Hacks
    Luxy Hair 5 Easy Hair Hacks

    Romantic Hairstyle: Half-Up Flower Bun

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    In this week’s tutorial, our beautiful friend Missy Sue will show you how to create this super pretty Half-Up Flower Bun hairstyle. It’s perfect for Prom, if you’re attending a party, wedding, or any occasion when you feel like doing something extra special with your hair!

    Missy wears her 220g Dirty Blonde Luxy Hair Extensions for extra length and volume in her hair. 

    Watch the tutorial now and give this hairstyle a try! Be sure to tag your recreations on Instagram with #luxyhair - we’d love to see, and always feature our favorites :)

    What kinds of tutorials do you want to see more of on our YouTube channel? Braids? Up-dos? Hair hacks? Let us know!

    With love,
    xo
    Luxy Hair Team


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    Luxy Hair Romantic Hairstyle: Half-Up Flower Bun
    Luxy Hair Romantic Hairstyle: Half-Up Flower Bun

    How to: Soft Waves Hair Tutorial

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    Hello Spring! We have been waiting for you.

    Today's hair tutorial is inspired by Diane Von Furstenberg's Spring/Summer 2016 Runway show. I fell in love with what the hair and make-up team created on the models at the show. It was feminine, sexy, fun and colorful - reminiscent of the 70's style.

    I decided to recreate my own wearable version for this hair tutorial - a bit more tame and perfect for any special occasion this spring. For additional length and thickness I've added my Ombre Blonde Luxy Hair Extensions.

    Give these soft waves a try and post your recreations on Instagram with #luxyhair. We always feature our favorites on our Instagram account

    Much Love,
    xx
    Mimi

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    Luxy Hair Soft Waves Hair Tutorial

    Luxy Hair Soft Waves Hair Tutorial
    Luxy Hair Soft Waves Hair Tutorial
    Luxy Hair Soft Waves Hair Tutorial

    2 Minute Elegant Bun Hair Tutorial

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    What’s better than a beautiful and super simple updo? One that only takes 2 minutes to create!

    Check out my latest tutorial to learn how to create this elegant bun hairstyle in just a couple of minutes. This is the perfect look for warm spring days or any special occasion.

    This hairstyle can work on both medium and long hair, so give it a try and be sure to tag #luxyhair in your recreation photos! I always feature our favorites on our Luxy Hair Instagram page. 

    I'm so excited to see how this hairstyle looks on you!

    With love,
    xo
    Mimi and the Luxy Hair Team

    2 Minute Elegant Bun Hair Tutorial
    2 Minute Elegant Bun Hair Tutorial

    3 Easy Braided Hairstyles

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    We can’t get enough of creative, braided hairstyles! 

    If you’re looking for some new fun ways to braid your hair, look no further. You’ll love this tutorial! 

    The beautiful Elanna shows 3 super easy yet creative braided hairstyles that anyone can do. The first look is a go-to hairstyle for all you trendsetters (and festival lovers) out there, and the other two are perfect for either every day or even a date night.

    Elanna is wearing her Dirty Blonde Luxy Hair Extensions to add some volume and length to her hair.

    What do you think of these looks? Recreate your favorite one and tag your recreation pictures on Instagram with #luxyhair - we always feature our favorites!

    With love,
    xoxo
    Luxy Hair Team

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    Luxy Hair 3 Easy Braided Hairstyles
    Luxy Hair 3 Easy Braided Hairstyles

    How to Curl Your Hair in 2 Minutes

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    Don’t have much time to do you hair? You are going to LOVE this hair tutorial. I will show you how to curl your hair in 2 minutes, to create beautiful, soft and romantic waves. Yes, really! 

    Recently life has been a bit hectic and I haven’t had much time to spend on doing my hair. Sounds familiar? No worries. I believe there is always a way and time, even if it’s just two minutes to spend on personal grooming. To me it’s very important, because when I look good, I feel good and when I feel good - I do good. I will also show you how I use the same hair curling method to create waves in my Luxies as well. At the moment I wear the Ombre Blonde 220g set, which is a LOT of hair and still, I’m able to curl it all in about 2 minutes.

    All in all if I’m doing my hair with Luxies, it only takes me about 4 minutes to curl it all! This is pretty revolutionary even for me. Give this method a try and let me know how it works for you. I’d love to see your recreations, so make sure to tag us #luxyhair, so that we can repost your recreations on our Insta account

    Much Love,

    xx

    Mimi

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    Luxy Hair 2 Minute Waves
    Luxy Hair 2 Minute Waves

    3 Easy Boho Hairstyles

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    In this video, our beautiful friend Karin Dragos shows us how to create these 3 easy and beautiful boho hairstyles!

    The ‘boho’ look (otherwise known as bohemian) has been a strong trend for quite some time - and we think it’s definitely here to stay! These hairstyles are perfect for every day because of how easy they are to create, yet are beautiful enough to wear to a more formal occasion like a party or an event.

    Karin is wearing her Dirty Blonde Luxy Hair Extensions to add thickness and highlights in her hair. 

    Watch the video here and let us know which hairstyle is your favorite! Also, remember to tag your recreations with #luxyhair on Instagram for a chance to be featured. 

    With love,
    xo
    Luxy Hair Team

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    Luxy Hair Boho Hairstyles
    Luxy Hair Boho Hairstyles

    The 5 Best Oils For Your Hair

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    Argan oil, coconut oil, this oil, that oil... Have you ever wondered what the fuss is about all these different oils? Which oil is actually good for my hair?

    If you want to learn more about oils and how they can make your hair more beautiful and healthy, this blog post is for you. Today we will share 5 of our favorite oils and how to use them!

    1. Coconut Oil

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    Coconut oil is pretty much like the holy grail. It acts as a heat protectant, repairs hair damage and breakage, helps to prevent hair loss, as well as aids hair growth. Because of its properties, coconut oil stays inside the hair and retains moisture instead of evaporating, making it one of the most effective hair treatments there is. It helps to keep the hair nourished, soft, and less prone to breakage - and who doesn't want that?!

    How to use: If your scalp usually gets oily, apply coconut oil to your hair excluding the roots. If your scalp is dry, apply on the scalp as well. It will be easier to apply if it is slightly melted. Leave it in your hair any time from 30 minutes to an hour (or even longer) and rinse with a natural shampoo. Repeat 1-4 times a month for best results. You can also try this amazing DIY Coconut Oil hair mask!

    2. Argan Oil

    What in the world is 'argan'? It's a tree! It bears fruits with nuts, and that little nut is where argan oil is extracted from. If that didn't impress you...maybe the fact that goats climb argan trees will:

    That entertaining fact aside, argan oil is also known as Moroccan oil, which will do wonders for your hair. Just a few drops or argan oil will protect your hair from heat, nourish and moisturize it, which will reduce dry and brittle hair, and also reduce the frizziness, leaving your hair soft and manageable. No wonder they call this oil “liquid gold”! This oil is not as greasy as coconut oil, so it's perfect for more frequent use. 

    How to use: Apply a few drops to your palm, rub your hands together and distribute evenly on your damp or dry hair, avoiding the roots. Our absolute favourite one is this Argan oil Hair Serum by Josie Maran. 

    3. Castor Oil

    Castor oil comes from castor beans and really helps your hair grow, because it has all the vital qualities such as vitamin E, minerals, and proteins. If you get this oil, we recommend getting cold-pressed (meaning there was no heat involved during the extraction process) processed 100% pure virgin castor oil. It offers other great benefits such as controlling hair loss, fighting scalp infections and dandruff (due to its anti-fungal properties), conditioning and moisturizing the hair, as well as preventing split ends. 

    How to use: Castor oil is very thick in consistency, so it's always best to mix just a few drops with a carrier oil (aka another  such as olive or coconut oil, for a more even and easier application. Use this mixture as a scalp treatment, put on a shower cap and leave it on overnight, if possible. Wash and rinse as usual the next morning. Repeat weekly or as needed. It can also be used as a hot oil treatment.

    4. Jojoba Oil

    Before anything else, let's establish how to pronounce this: ho-ho-ba! This oil is extracted from the jojoba plant and is wonderful because its chemical structure resembles the oil that is produced naturally by our scalps (that's called sebum). This means that most likely your scalp will readily accept it without showing any side effects. Jojoba oil, similarly to coconut oil, hydrates the hair deep within, moisturizing and treating the hair follicles from the inside. It also treats dandruff and dry scalp problems, as well as adds shine and softness. Our recommendation is this Jojoba & Tea Tree Scalp Oil by Earth's Nectar.

    How to use: You can use jojoba as a leave-in treatment. Apply to the scalp before washing your hair and leave in for 30 minutes or even overnight. For a nice scent, you can add a drop of your favorite essential oil (like a lavender or eucalyptus).

    Alternatively, you can add a few drops of jojoba oil to your conditioner or simply apply a little bit to your ends after washing.

    5. Olive Oil

    We hear about this one all the time, not only when cooking, but also when it comes to natural beauty products. Olive oil does indeed have very rich and moisturizing properties that are so good for your hair. It coats the shaft of your hair and acts as a heat protectant, as well as conceals the damaged hair strands, giving a sleeker look. Olive oil will help your hair look stronger, healthier, and shinier. Thanks, olives!

    How to use: Once week, apply 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil to dry or damp hair, distributing it evenly and thoroughly. Wrap in a towel or shower cap and leave on for about half an hour. Be super careful washing it out in the shower, as it can drip and make the floor slippery! Rinse with cold water and feel free to skip the conditioner. 


    There are so many oils, which one do I buy?

    We know it can be overwhelming to pick the right oil for your hair, as there are so many different choices! So, here are some of our personal tips on selecting the perfect oil for your hair type:

    1. Always read the ingredients list. Some labels can be deceiving, so it’s important to make sure there are no chemicals and all ingredients are natural (and preferably organic). That is what is best for your hair. Click here to find out why.
    2. Know what's in it. Some oils come already pre-mixed with something else, such as essential oils. Make sure to read the label and know exactly what’s included.
    3. Listen to your hair! We are all different, and what works for one person may not necessarily work for another. Just because it’s heavily recommended or advertised, doesn’t mean that it’s the right product for your hair type. Be sure to try an oil out and if you feel it’s not working for you, don’t be afraid to move on to something else. 

    Lastly, do keep in mind that oils are greasy. Don’t use too much, otherwise you risk leaving your hair greasy even after washing. Always thoroughly wash your hair with a natural, non-chemical shampoo after treatments. And of course, keep in mind that changes like this don’t happen overnight - only consistent, long-term use will result in gorgeous, healthy, shiny long hair! ;)

    Let us know which oils you’ve tried, which ones are your faves, and what tips you have for us! We love sharing with you and hearing your feedback. 

    xo

    Luxy Hair Team

    How to: Double Dutch Braid Hair Tutorial

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    The Double Dutch Braid has been a highly trending hairstyle online and offline lately. We can’t believe how popular it has become and most importantly, how easy it is to recreate it. In this week’s tutorial, Zane will show you how to master the famous double dutch braid. 

    What we particularly love about this look is that it’s great to recreate on your second or third day hair. We also love how edgy and unique it is, and how it can be worn every day for school or work. It can even be dressed up for a party. That's how versatile it is! 

    If you recreate the Double Dutch Braid, please be sure to share it with us! We’d love to see how you style it up. Be sure to hashtag your photos with #luxyhair - we feature our favorites! 

    xo

    Luxy Hair Team

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