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    The Art of Mastering The Perfect Blowout

    It is time to drop your weekly hair appointment to the salon, and pick up the blow dryer yourself! You know what they say, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Okay so maybe it’s not that big of a deal, but what if your favorite hair dresser is on vacation and you have an important date? It wouldn’t be a bad idea to keep these skills in your pocket for a rainy day. Mastering the perfect blowout isn’t as hard as you think. Check out my tips below!

    The perfect blowout starts in the shower with a shampoo and conditioner specifically designed for your hair. I have fine and frizzy hair so I like to use sulfate-free shampoos. My personal favorites are the Moroccan Oil Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner. The gentle hydrating shampoo and conditioner has antioxidant argon oil & replenishing nutrients to help cleanse & hydrate dehydrated hair. Make sure to get all the product out of your hair to make sure you have a long-lasting blowout. The conditioner leaves an oily residue in your hair that makes your blowout look greasy.

    Price: $9.50/$10.00 for a 2.4 oz bottle

    Apply a heat protecting spray to damp clean hair to avoid damaging your hair when using the dryer. I love the TRESemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Leave‑In Spray. I have used this spray since High School when I flat-ironed my hair daily *cringe*. You can get it at Target for $4 and it works just as well as any fancy brand.

    Price: $3.99

    Next up, divide the hair into small sections. I divide my hair into 5 sections because my arm gets tired quite fast( I really need to hit the gym) and my hair is very thin making it easier to dry. There is no magic number for how many sections you can have but stick to working with a small amount of hair at a time to make sure that the hair is properly dried.

    Here’s a more visual description provided by NEXXUS:

    Start in the back of your head and using a large round brush wrap the hair around the brush. Start drying your hair with the brush vertically. Make sure the blow dryer isn’t directly touching your hair to avoid damaging your strands. Take your time with each section and add volume by putting the brush under the hair at the crown of your head. Twirl hair away from your face for that desired bouncy effect.

    Conair – Infiniti Pro Hair Dryer

    Price: $32.99

    Ceramic + Ion Thermal Hairbrush

    Price: $19.95

    Spray your hair with a finishing spray to avoid any fly aways. I personally use HASK Flexible Finish HairSpray- Light Hold. It helps seal my hair without making my hair stiff.

    Price: $4

  • WorldWide

    @NexxusHair Pro-Mend Split End Treatment Daily Conditioner

    As a beauty blogger, it is so difficult to pick favorites! When I finally tried Nexxus® Pro-Mend Split End Treatment Daily Conditioner, it has become a real staple in my bathroom. This conditioner is creamy, dreamy and moisturizing. It smells like cotton candy and my ends are smooth and friendly.   I only learned recently how to put conditioner on perfectly… First you put it from the bottom up and then you should massage it into your hair, twisting and rubbing it into your hair.  I am taking care of my hair properly and I am growing it long.  Pick up this Nexxus conditioner when you see it at the drug store!


    What do you use to take care of your hair?


  • WorldWide

    The Sunday at DUFFY SQUARE

    Here’s how it works to be entered to win* in the Nexxus Show-Stopping Red Carpet Experience Sweepstakes:


    Step 1: Go to Duffy Square this Sunday June 9th from 3:00 – 4:30pm EST, dressed in their best suit or cocktail dress

    Step 2: Head to the Nexxus tent (NW corner of 47th and Broadway) and enter by having their photo taken on the Nexxus red carpet

    Step 3: Listen for their name to be called at 5PM on the big stage at Duffy Square. If it’s called, then they plus one guest win!


    Prize includes:

    §  Hair styling with Nexxus Creative Director, Kevin Mancuso immediately after draw

    §  Full makeup application

    §  Personal limo for the evening

    §  Opportunity to walk the red carpet at Radio City Music Hall

    §  A pair of tickets to the Tony Awards Show then the  Gala at the Plaza Hotel, immediately following

    All sweepstakes entrants will receive a sample of the Nexxus Youth Renewal™ Rejuvenating Elixir**, which helps reveal younger-looking hair in just seven days***.


    Not a lucky winner and don’t have tickets to the show? No problem! Join us in Duffy Square and enjoy:

    §  Broadway Karaoke – Sing your heart out with your best Broadway performance

    §  Broadway Trivia Contest – Show us your Broadway smarts for the chance to win a Nexxus product gift bag

    §  Live Simulcast – Grab a seat and watch the live telecast of the Tony Awards right in the heart of Times Square

    Where: Duffy Square in Times Square (between 45th and 47th Streets)

    When: Sunday, June 9 from 3:00pm – 11:00pm EST

    *No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited. Win a Nexxus Show-Stopping Red Carpet Experience is open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. & D.C. who are in attendance at the Times Square Nexxus Event in New York, NY wearing formal attire, and are 21 years of age or older. Starts 3:00:00 p.m. ET 6/9/13 & ends 4:30:00 p.m. ET 6/9/13. For the official rules, visit the Times Square Nexxus Event. Sponsored by Conopco Inc., d/b/a Unilever.

    **versus non-conditioning shampoo

    ***while supplies last


  • New York

    @NexxusHair Youth Renewal

    Nexuss has a new line called Youth Renewal™, its first anti-aging hair care line!  Want the hair you had when you were a baby?

    Like before you bleached, dyed, permed, straightened and tortured it  with all your experimentation?



    Keep your hair youthful!

    You might not be able to turn back time but there are now products that are anti aging and it fights eight visible signs of aging hair including:

    1.      Volume Loss

    2.       Breakage

    3.       Less shine

    4.       Roughness

     5.       Dryness

    6.       Brittleness

    7.       Unruliness

    8.       Loss of color vibrancy

    The full Youth Renewal Product Collection includes:

    • ·         Nexxus® Youth Renewal™ Rejuvenating Shampoo, $14.99
    • ·         Nexxus® Youth Renewal™ Rejuvenating Conditioner, $19.99
    • ·         Nexxus® Youth Renewal™ Rejuvenating Elixir, $17.99
    • ·         Nexxus® Youth Renewal™ Rejuvenating Dry Shampoo, $17.99
    • ·         Nexxus® Youth Renewal™ Plump & Lift Blow Dry Spray, $17.99 image001
  • New York

    @NexxusHair Hydra-Light for my Smooth Light Asian Hair

    I am always open to trying new hair products and even ones made for different ethnicity hair. From my experimentation, I have learned that heavy heavy conditioners weigh my hair down, makes it look greasy and even makes my forehead break out. So maybe my hair isn’t as dry and damaged as I thought.


    I know that dry hair requires moisture (aka water) but not oils so when I discovered Nexxus Hydra-Light, I was eager to see how it would transform my tresses.

    1. The Hydra Light Shampoo has the most beautiful bottle that is an irridescent pearly baby blue. The actual shampoo is clear and very suddy. I love the faint scent it has and the way it leaves my hair feeling very clean.

    2. The Hydra-Light Conditioner
    The magic ingredient in this conditioner is coconut oil and sea salt. I love that this ingredient is infused into the formula and it doesn’t at all smell like coconut. It is light enough for everyday use but rich enough to keep my hair cooperating.

    3. Hydra-Light Root Lift Mist
    An interesting atomizer that works surprising well. I just put my head upside down with my wet hair hanging down and give a few spritz pre-blow dry. It works great and makes my hair really bouncy.

    4. Leave In Conditioner Foam
    I have never seen a product like this in foam. Sometimes I just shampoo my hair and use this. It prevent flyaways and static with the premium formula with glycerin helps make hair more manageable and flexible for styling.

    Sometimes if you spend a bit more on haircare, you will have a much easier life and better day!
    http://www.nexxus.com or http://www.nexxus.ca

  • New York

    @NexxusHair Humectress Conditioner

    The Claim:

    ($14.99) An all-time favorite Nexxus shampoo, Nexxus Salon Hair Care’s Ultimate Moisture products work to replenish vital moisture and revitalize dry, damaged hair. Nexxus Humectress Ultimate Moisture Conditioner is a rich, hydrating conditioner that restores and maintains hair’s proper moisture balance by transporting moisturizing ingredients into the innermost structure of the hair. Deep hydrating emollients deliver instant moisture to improve elasticity and luster and smoothing ingredients add manageability, smoothing and softening benefits.

    What I thought:

    Lately I haven’t colored my hair and decided to try a new conditioner to see how it would feel. Some conditioners I have used for my color treated hair was now becoming too heavy for my natural hair. Nexxus Humectress Conditioner has a soft and unique scent and keeps my hair moisturized, frizz free and shiny!

     What do you think?