Dryness and curly hair: Your hair becomes dry and becomes frizzy and, in the long run, gets to be unmanageable as you get older. This is because of the lack of adequate nutrients absorbed into your body. Your skin is also likely to change in its ability to generate new hair cells. On a recent trip to Italy with my girlfriends (the first such trip in eight years), I decided to post a series of pictures that showed us just the way we were – mostly with our heads thrown back in laughter, toothy grins, frizzy hair (humidity sucks), and rounded bellies thanks to copious amounts of pizza and pasta.
5 Amazing Photo Editing Apps to Beautify Your Next ‘Selfie’
by Amber Alvi
Let’s admit it. Everybody loves taking a ‘Selfie’ and that includes even the president, Barack Obama. Although, it doesn’t take rocket science to take the perfect selfie, there are a number of photo editing apps in the market for fixing those tiny errors so you can beautify your ‘selfie’ to share with your friends and loved ones.
Let’s check out the best of iPhone and android apps for you to acquire your best ‘selfie.’
One of the most finely developed photo editing and filtering apps, Photo Wonder is full of valuable features. It can easily replace the many apps you use for editing your photos, owing to its feature set providing you with countless options for creating collages, special effects and filtering options. With Photo Wonder, you can benefit from the theme and frame addition tools, as well as download dozens of other themes, clip art and frames. People of all ages want to look good and post their photos on social sites. Currently, Photo Wonder is definitely one of the best free photo tools present on the App Store.
Selfie Photo Editor is one step ahead of being just a photo editing app. It offers you valuable tips on how to take your perfect selfie, and then offers a wide selection of editing tools for making it even better. After capturing your perfect shot, you can airbrush your skin and add the most appropriate filter. Voila! Share your selfie with your friends, or simply save it to your phone.
Other photo enhancing tools are also available on a toolbar running across the bottom of the screen. Change your eye color or add more volume to your lips while adding a sparkle to your teeth. It is a comprehensive photo editing app and sharing is supported via Facebook, Twitter, email, Instagram and SMS. Try it for free and a number of additional features can be unlocked with a modest $1.99 fee.
As the name suggests, FaceTune does it all to tune up your selfies. It is being declared as the cheaper replacement of Photoshop, as you can fix your acne, remove a stray or gray hair for generating that perfect looking selfie, you always dream of. Either get rid of red eye or change your eye color, this handy app makes you play with your selfies and give you an outstanding image in the end.
With these unbelievable features, the app also offers great options to share your enhanced selfie with your friends and connections on Facebook, instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, Flickr and on email. Make changes with a swipe of your finger and erase blemishes to get a perfect picture ready to be shared.
Editing your picture was never this much fun! As soon as you take your selfie, you are able to view the Facial Points of yourself to enhance your image with the help of convenient face tracking dots that are automatically applied and detected by the app. Before uploading your selfie, make sure to make use of the creative filters of this app for an amazing looking selfie 365 days a year. Sizzle your selfie with a cool make over or apply a natural touch-up, all with simple and easy selections to get your desired portrait. One of the best android apps of last year, you can produce some funky makeovers with almost a dozen
Hot Styles for instant effects, just with a single touch!
Pixtr is a great app for iPhone users to help them in looking more beautiful. Due to its facial recognition software, it can scan your selfie to adjust your facial features such as your nose or jawline. It can trim your eyebrows, correct any camera distortion, and slim your face cut for a smarter you. You can also fix your features like hair color and removes any age effects for a younger and smarter picture of yours. Its intuitive UI makes sure you are implementing the effects as smoothly as possible and the end result makes you extremely happy with what you’ve got to share with your contacts directly on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Email and even on Whatsapp.
Gone are the days when you were bound to share your original selfies with your contacts. With so many photo editing apps, now it is impossible to have a mediocre selfie. Everybody wants a smart, free, or a cheap photo editing app offering an intuitive interface along with a multitude of useful tools for producing high-quality effects. Make use of the above-mentioned apps for a perfect selfie to share with your loved ones.
Amber Alvi is a professional writer associated with the Washington based mobile apps development company Social Cubix , specialized in iPhone and Android Apps development.
If you’re looking for a quick answer to how to get rid of frizzy hair, we hate to break it to you, but there’s no magical, one-size-fits-all trick. While hair-care brands have bombarded us with messaging that frizzy hair is the enemy, there is something to be said for embracing it. Frizz can be a halo or a crown, and it gives hair texture and life.
But if you prefer a sleeker look, are looking for ways to decrease damage and get more healthy hair overall, or find flyaways to be annoying, we get that frizz isn’t everyone’s jam—especially when it’s not intentional. For those days, we gathered intel from 14 women with various hair textures who always leave us wondering how their hair looks so incredible. Read on for the frizzy-hair tips and tricks they swear by.
1. Invest in a great hair dryer
If frizz is something that’s really driving you crazy, it might be time to invest in a gold-standard dryer, as a great dryer will really lay the foundation for smooth hair. “Over the years I’ve realized professional hair-dryers are like sports cars: crafted with high-velocity engines using top-of-the-line parts and performance-driven design and features,” says Glamour digital director Perrie Samotin.
“Do your homework and be willing to spend the money. Coupled with the right high-quality brush for your texture, a professional-grade dryer is the best way to tame frizz.” Samotin swears by Solano and Turbo Power dyers since they’re made in Italy and last forever. We’re also big fans of the Dyson Supersonic and Harry Josh Pro Dryer for their powerful but gentle capabilities, but any of these options from our list of the best hair dryers will leave you in good hands.© Provided by Glamour
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2. Style your hair when it’s wet.
If you have curls, it’s important to consider not only what products you use (like these best curly-hair products), but when you use them. “If you apply your product to hair that is the slightest bit dry, your product will not evenly saturate, and you will be left with frizzy, undefined curls,” says Melissa Guido, a hairstylist and curl expert. She advises to skip a towel turban, and instead apply product on super-wet hair, right out of the shower.
“A great rule of thumb to follow is if it looks frizzy when it’s wet, it’s going to be frizzy when it’s dry,” she says. “I personally like to comb through a leave-in conditioner, then rake in a curl cream with my fingers, and last, scrunch with a liquid gel. This provides moisture, enhances curl definition, and holds the style so your curls stay defined for days.”© Provided by Glamour
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3. Try a silk pillowcase.
As a former beauty editor, copywriter Jillian Ruffo has had access to every product imaginable to stretch her weekly blowout. Nothing worked, until she introduced silk pillowcases and scrunchies into her routine. “They changed my life,” she says. “I twist my hair into a high bun and secure it with a silk scrunchie before bed—the fabric doesn’t crease my hair, especially when I’m also laying my head on a slippery silk pillowcase. In the morning I take my hair down, mist my roots with dry shampoo, and I’m good to go—no frizz at all.”© Provided by Glamour
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4. Keep your hands off.
Sometimes the best advice is totally free. “My number-one tip for preventing frizz: Keep your hands out of your curls,” says blogger Ashly Rodriguez. “Constantly touching your hair will bring all the frizz you try to avoid.” This tip may be easier said than done, but it’s a good thing to remind yourself.
5. Hairspray is your friend.
An old hairstylist trick is to lightly mist your brush or comb with some hairspray to tame frizzies and flyaways. Influencer Michaela Podolsky says she deals with frizz on a daily basis, and spraying her comb with L’Oréal Elnett Satin Strong Hairspray is the only thing that works for her. “After spraying, I lightly brush through the top of my hair to set it in place,” says Podolsky. “On top of that, I wish this hairspray came in a perfume—I love the scent! And it holds my frizz down for the entire day.”© Provided by Glamour
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6. In a pinch, use hand lotion.
“My secret hack if I’m out somewhere and have frizzy hair I need to deal with is to just use a little hand lotion,” says Anna Moeslein, senior editor at Glamour. “A small bit goes a long way, and I’m much more likely to have a travel-size lotion in my bag than hair products.” If you have finer hair, just be sure to focus the cream on your ends or rub it in your palms first to diffuse it, so your hair doesn’t get too greasy.
7. Start in the shower.
Tangles and frizz go hand in hand, so a big step in learning how to get rid of frizzy hair is cutting down on tangles. If you have straight hair, all it may take is the right brush, but if you have curls, you know the process requires a little more TLC. Glamour commerce writer Erin Parker swears by DevaCurl Wash Day Wonder Pre-Cleanse Slip Detangler to stop tangles in their tracks. “It makes your strands extra slippery and easier to work through, whether you’re finger-detangling or using a wide-tooth comb,” she says.© Provided by Glamour
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8. Swap out your towel.
The towel you dry your hair with is just as important as the products you apply, so consider hair plopping, which recently took off on TikTok. “First you apply your regular styling products to freshly washed, still-damp hair,” says Parker. “Next you lay a microfiber towel—not a traditional one; this is key to minimize frizz—or an old T-shirt down on a flat surface. Then you bend over and plop your hair down onto the towel or T-shirt.” Wrap the fabric around your head, and walk around like this for a while. This allows the water in your hair to soak into the microfiber towel or T-shirt, which helps you avoid the damaging friction that traditional terry cloth towels can cause.© Provided by Glamour
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9. Use products strategically.
Often one product alone isn’t enough to get rid of frizzy hair, especially if you have thicker or curly hair. Instead, think of your products as part of a holistic routine that works together to fight frizz. “I emphasize having a system,” says hairstylist Hachoo, whose clients include Kimora Lee Simmons, Rico Nasty, and Doja Cat. “Finding the system for your curl type is essential to a stress- and frizz-free day.” She swears by a regimen of hydrating shampoo, Style Factor’s Wig Out Curl Fitting Foam, leave-in detangler, and curl gel for both her clients and herself, but it’s all about finding what works for you.© Provided by Glamour
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10. Straighten smarter, not harder.
Taming frizz on your natural texture is one thing, but keeping straightened hair sleek is a whole other can of worms. Luckily, Glamour commerce editor Shanna Shipin has figured out a trick that makes straightening her curls smooth sailing. “While it’s super tempting to grab a brush and detangle my hair before straightening, I never do it,” she says. “Taking a brush through my hair separates the strands and makes my hair super frizzy when I go over it with a flatiron. Instead, I use a detangling brush in the shower—and if it gets a little knotty while straightening, I finger-comb it.” It also helps to use a heat protectant spray.
11. Consider your environment.
Since frizz is caused by your hair’s looking for the nearest source of water in the air, humidity levels have a huge effect. “My thick, semiwavy hair was so manageable in New York, but when I moved in with my parents in Florida, my hair was not prepared for the humidity,” says Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour weekend editor. If you’re planning a trip, consider the climate and plan accordingly by adding smoothing or moisturizing products to your routine.
“Thankfully, my mom shared her bottle of Mixed Chicks Leave-In Conditioner, and my hair is back to being (mostly) frizz-free,” says Tannenbaum. “Its lightweight formula is super easy to work through all of my hair, and I have a lot of it, with just a tiny amount without making it look or feel greasy.”© Provided by Glamour
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12. Moisture is your friend.
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“Frizz has always been an issue for me,” says Talia Gutierrez, beauty assistant at Glamour. “Now I can confidently say I appreciate my curly, sometimes puffy hair, and have learned to understand what it needs when the frizz does arrive, and that’s moisture.” Her product of choice is SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Yogurt Leave-In, since it delivers instant hydration and leaves her hair silky smooth and conditioned.© Provided by Glamour SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Yogurt Hydrate + Repair Multi-Action Leave-In
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13. Don’t discount the classics.© @hopedisguised
It can be tempting to always look for the newest and shiniest, but certain products are classics for a reason. “Honestly, Eco Styler Gel seems to be a staple for all Black women,” says organizer and writer Hope Giselle. “I don’t know a single one of my girlfriends or random Black woman who doesn’t own or use one of the formulas.” She prefers the Eco Styler Olive Oil gel, since it “keeps me sleek and frizz-free through the worst humidity,” especially when paired with Ebin’s 24 Hour Edge Tamer.© Provided by Glamour
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14. Use a diffuser.
If you’re a curly girl, blow-dryers may scare you, but there’s a better solution for them: Use a diffuser. Traditional hair dryers jostle your curls too much, but a diffuser will soften the air flow so your curls are bouncy, not frizzy. Model Toni Macaroni swears by one for full, bouncy curls. “Do it with your head upside down to achieve maximum volume,” she suggests.
15. Lean into it.
Sometimes you’ve just got accept your frizz for what it is. Illeisha Lussiano, hairstylist and owner of New York’s The Way salon, agrees. “My number-one styling tip when it comes to frizz is that it’s most important to roll with it, especially if it’s caused by humidity,” she says. “Mother Nature is a battle you don’t want to fight.”
Bella Cacciatore is the beauty associate at Glamour. Follow her on Instagram@bellacacciatore_.