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Overstyling your hair? Prevent damage with these tips

Overstyling your hair? Prevent damage with these tips

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Hair can make or break your look, and who doesnt want every day to be a good hair day? But, using excessive styling products can damage your hair in the long run, even if they tame your mane temporarily.

Praver Kachroo, founder and CEO, Evolvere Salon Solutions gives his top tips to prevent hair damage by excessive styling and product use.

Choose the right shampoo

Pick the shampoo that suits your specific hair type. Shampoos that are free of paraben, sulphate and sodium chloride are recommended.

Condition after shampoo

Condition your hair after every hair wash. Conditioning leaves hair smoother and softer and also reduces breakage as it becomes easier to detangle after applying conditioner. It is also important to regularly deep-condition your hair.

Don't use heating iron on wet hair

Wet hair is much more fragile, so using heat on wet or even slightly damp hair will do more harm than on dry hair. Make sure hair is completely dried out before using any product that emits direct heat onto it.

Don't use too much heat

Excess of anything can harm - and it applies to your hair too. In order to fast forward the process, people generally use more heat than what is required to curl/ straighten hair. Avoid this by using the correct heating iron, with a temperature control button and use low or medium modes.

Using heat protection serum

Heat protectant serums/ sprays create a kind of a shield on hair cuticles. These products don't save your hair completely but it may reduce damage by 50 percent if one is using heat irons.

Start brushing from the bottom

Brushing the hair from the bottom will reduce breakage and can also avoid weakening the roots. Starting to detangle hair from the bottom and working your way up will leave you with much healthier and stronger hair.

When outside in the sun, protect them with a leave-in conditioner

The leave-in conditioner can act as a barrier against the heat and create a safety layer to protect hair against damage.

Visit a professional salon regularly for anti-damage treatments and useful advice.

Best dressed celebs at 2020 Grammy Awards

By Puja Gupta

Grammy is not just about recognizing the best of music but it also gives one 'fashion moment' as celebrities stage their statement look at the red carpet.

The 62nd Grammy held on January 27 morning at the Staples Center in Los Angeles was no different. IANSlife lists down the five celebrities who impressed us with the right amount of glamour and boldness.

1) Ariana Grande

The star in the dusted grey, straples, ruffled Giambattista Valli ballgown was a vision to behold. She paired it matching opera gloves and high ponytail.

2) Lizzo

The singer wore a white, strapless, trailing Versace gown. She paired a thigh high outfit with a faux fur stole, and old Hollywood hairdo and completed the look with stings of beaded chain and silver heels.

3) Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy looked chic and elegant in the sunset orange Yanina Couture gown with ruffles, plunging neckline and thigh-high slit. She donned a glossy makeup with open beachy waves, and completed the look with diamond earrings and gold, strappy heels.

Overstyling your hair? Prevent damage with these tips

4) Camila Cabello

The singer wore a black, strapless dress that featured a sheer bodice and a layered tulle skirt with front slit. The "Senorita" singer sported a new hairstyle with sleek bangs. She accessorised her look with sparkling diamond necklace.

5) Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Our very own desi star wore an ivory white Ralph and Russo gown. The trailing ensemble had deep plunging neckline that exposed her pierced navel, batwing sleeves with fringes. She styled her look with side parted poker straight hair, filled in brows, a full face of makeup, plum lips and drop earrings.

Overstyling your hair? Prevent damage with these tips

Say adios to winter in style

We cozied through the festive season with the latest fashion trends and a pinch of winter love. As the temperatures dropped, you would have clearly seen a rise in your fashion sense.

As the cold wind bids us farewell, here's a list of top trends to keep you warm through the transition into summer!

Sway in style, gentlemen!

Overstyling your hair? Prevent damage with these tips

Overcoats - the ideal outfit for every random plan

Too lazy to pick an outfit for a casual dinner plan? Why not keep it cool but hot; style yourself in a white t-shirt with navy blue chinos But wait, does that sound incomplete? Yes, it does. Do not leave your overcoat at home! Finish the look with light shaded sneakers, after all, simple can be stunning too!

Boost up in blazers

A subtle war of style try comforting blazers in those meetings to be a trendsetter. Bring out your best checks and don't forget to match the colours with winter textures. Isn't the season all about colours?

Wait for the waistcoats

There is a lot that a waistcoat can do, so let it! With a little effort keep the tone of your waistcoat to earthy browns and pick light colours for the shirt. Play with checks and stripes but keep it light. Now you have another fashion trend in place.

Swing in style, dear ladies!

Stroll through the city in your winter coats

Is the chilly atmosphere outside making you feel shivery? What better than a parka or a trench coat to comfort you? You still have a fe days to go before your can stash them away. Step out in style and create your own definition for winter wear. To take it a notch higher, colour coordinate your sneakers as well - voila, a winter style awaits you!

Warm up your tones

Carefully pick out your warm winter tones; mustard and brown can leave you with a glow of freshness. Play around with these colours for a friendly but elegant look to add to your fashion style. Almost a perfect fit for all your winter fiestas! Match your mustard t-shirts or brown tube tops with contrasting cozy coats. Add these to your winter memories while they're still in style!

Bloom in the offbeat blazers

The ideal plot twist to your winter story is to feel the freshness rush through you as you opt for offbeat colours in business attire. Monochrome must be a thing, but printed blazers will make you unskippable!

While we are at it, why not try some checked blazers with a plain high neck t-shirt? A vibrant checked blazer sets just the right tone for a meeting but soon unfolds itself as the vibes around loosen up.

To all the fashionable men and women in town, say adios to winter in style. If you haven't tried them yet, try it while it's trending!

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