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Are You Making These 6 Common Hairspray Mistakes?

October 03, 2022

Hairspray can make or break a bad hair day. It fixes flyaways and helps keep gorgeous updos in place. And if you're like us, you've probably been using hairspray for decades. Using hairspray correctly seems like a no-brainer on the surface—simply apply the hairspray until your hair holds the style you want, right? 

Not exactly. 

Many of us aren't using hairspray correctly, which can damage our hair and cause a loss of hair shine and hair volume due to buildup. Keep reading to learn more about six common mistakes we make when applying hairspray and how you can make sure you're using hairspray correctly!

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Can Autumn’s Shorter Days Cause Hair Loss?

Can Autumn’s Shorter Days Cause Hair Loss?

September 30, 2022

After the hot, muggy days of summer, crisp, cool autumn days are a welcome change! There's nothing better than kissing humidity and frizz goodbye for the year. Plus, there's football, cozy outfits and pumpkin spice lattes—yes, please! 

But these changes aren't the only ones that come with autumn. Along with switching up your outfits and latte orders, it's also essential to update your summer hair-care routine for one better suited to autumn weather and its decrease in sunlight for hair growth. (You can check out our after-summer hair-care guide here.) 

We know that we get less sunlight in autumn, but what is the effect of sunlight on our hair, exactly? Does it help or hurt our hair? And how do the sun's UV rays and vitamin D factor into sunlight's effect on our hair? 

Not to worry—we've got you! We dug into the role of sunlight for hair growth, how shorter days can impact our hair growth cycle and even the benefits of drying your hair in the sun. (Yes, there are benefits!) Keep reading to learn more about the effect of sunlight on your hair and how you can have healthy, gorgeous locks this autumn!

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Why We Love Rosemary for Our Hair and Scalp

Why We Love Rosemary for Our Hair and Scalp

September 28, 2022

Rosemary is having a major moment in the spotlight, and we don't mean as a food seasoning. (Even though we love it for that, too!) TikTok and Instagram influencers tout the benefits of rosemary for hair, including increasing hair shine and preventing hair loss. From rosemary hair serums to homemade rosemary recipes for scalp care, the internet is buzzing about this herb's hair- and scalp-care possibilities! 

But does rosemary live up to all the hype? Do rosemary's hair benefits really include adding hair shine and fighting hair loss? 

We dug into what the science says about the benefits of rosemary for hair and scalp care to learn more about rosemary's real hair benefits. Keep reading to learn more about why we love rosemary hair serums for shinier-, thicker-looking hair and a healthier scalp!

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7 Effortless Summer Hairstyles That Are Perfect for Autumn

7 Effortless Summer Hairstyles That Are Perfect for Autumn

September 26, 2022

Saying farewell to summer is always a bit of a drag, but your summer hairstyles can easily become autumn hairstyles without a whole lot of work on your part. We know, you love the carefree nature of summer hair that’s simple and out of the way, but even when the seasons change, the weather is still warm and a hassle-free hairstyle is still important. 

As we transition into the fall months, check one thing off your list and don’t worry about a new autumn hairstyle. Bring that summer ‘do with you into autumn and keep living that effortless lifestyle. Here’s how to bring your cute, easy summer hairstyles into fall.

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Here's How to Safely Blow-Dry Your Hair

September 23, 2022

We all know that heat styling can take a toll on our hair, and this includes blow-drying. While air-drying saves our strands from being subjected to heat, it can take a while for our hair to completely dry, leaving our scalps damp for longer and susceptible to irritation and fungal and bacterial growth. The best way to dry your hair without damaging it is to do a little bit of both: Air-dry your hair briefly and follow up with a quality blow-dryer.

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How to Tell If Your Hair Is Thinning

September 21, 2022

If you're like many women over 40, you've probably noticed some of the first signs of hair thinning. Maybe your ponytail looks smaller or your stylist has commented on your thinning locks. Or maybe you've just noticed more hair in the shower drain and on your hairbrush.
While this can be panic-inducing, before stressing too much, remember that it's 100% normal to lose between 50 and 100 hairs per day. And depending on how long your hair is, that might look like a lot of hair in your brush. Just keep in mind that it's completely natural to lose some hair strands every day.
But what if your hair shedding has increased lately and you're starting to notice these first signs of hair thinning?
Keep reading to learn more about some of the first signs of hair thinning, the root causes of age-related hair thinning in women, how to support your hair and scalp by encouraging your healthiest hair and style tips to help thinning hair look thicker and fuller!

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What’s the Difference Between a Hair Mask and a Conditioner

September 19, 2022

The roles of hair masks and conditioners can sometimes be unclear. If we use a conditioner, can we forgo a hair mask? In some cases, perhaps.

But as we enter our 40s, our hair starts becoming drier, duller, thinner and more brittle and our scalps start lacking the proper nutrients they need to produce healthy strands—all these factors make it even more important to understand the difference between a hair mask and a conditioner.

Aging hair can benefit from both hair masks and conditioners but knowing the differences and benefits of each is key.

When regular conditioning isn’t enough to balance our aging hair biology and address dry, damaged hair, products like hair masks can help boost moisture levels and improve scalp function. Keep reading to learn the difference between a hair mask and a conditioner.

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All About Sex: Can Women Orgasm After Menopause?

All About Sex: Can Women Orgasm After Menopause?

September 15, 2022

Every chapter of life comes with its own set of challenges. And during menopause, it can be an uphill battle against hot flashes, mood swings, brain fog, and vaginal discomfort—one that can leave you feeling stressed out and isolated. As you grapple with so many emotional and physical changes, your sex drive can feel like collateral damage, and it’s easy to spiral into self-doubt. Will your libido ever return? Can women even orgasm after menopause at all? 

Don’t fret: Yes, women can still orgasm after menopause. And as tough as it may be to believe when you’re dealing with down-there dryness or unpredictable emotions, learning more about your body and its changes can arm you with the information and the self-awareness to reinvigorate your sex life. Start by identifying and embracing your unique hormone shifts—Kindra offers a hormone assessment quiz to help you out—and then consider the following tips to increase your libido. With a simple shift in mindset and a few habit changes, you’ll be hitting the sheets with more enthusiasm than ever.

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The Hair and Scalp Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

September 14, 2022

While you probably know that apple cider vinegar is a healthy and delicious way to add flavor to your cooking, you might be less familiar with apple cider vinegar's benefits for your hair and scalp. 

We get it—it can feel weird to put a condiment on our hair. And some of us are still recovering from recommendations to put mayonnaise on our hair as teens! But unlike mayo, apple cider vinegar really is excellent for our hair. 

So we dug into the science behind why apple cider vinegar hair-care products and homemade solutions are so good for our hair and scalp. Read on to learn more about the benefits of apple cider vinegar for healthy, vibrant hair and a balanced scalp, along with recipes for creating your own solutions at home!

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