Summertime is the best no matter the circumstances — spending long (socially-distant) days at the beach, enjoying solo walks in the park, sipping on rosé on your balcony or patio... you catch our drift. But there are a few downsides to this lovely time of year. One of them, hands down, is humidity. It's not only uncomfortable, but it can cause some major hair issues. In fact, it can turn our carefully coiffed styles into a frizz-for-all we didn't ask for.
Thankfully, a few choice products on the market can help you protect your hair from moist air, no matter what your texture is. A little heat will never cramp our style. Check out some of our favorites in the slides, ahead.
At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.
Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?
With every new season comes a new selection of covetable fashion goods. But navigating the new arrivals section can feel daunting: With the overload of emerging trends, we tend to shop with eyes bigger than our wallet. It's easy to get caught up adding everything you see to the cart, only to have a small cry when you see the total on your checkout page. To offer a helping hand, every month, we are breaking down the best items in the market that you can buy for under-$150. Think of our curated shopping guide as an easy way to keep you in the know, without the need for a splurge. From weekend getaway essentials to at-home quarantine finds, you'll be able to give your closet a mini boost. Click on — these summer collections are calling your name. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commissionLike what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Mask Accessories Are Taking Over Instagram31 Outfits For Your Next Trip OutsideThis Sheer Dress Is Destined For Cult Status
After wash day, it offers sweet promises that it will stay bouncy and shiny. At the beginning of my natural hair journey, I had my wash day hair routine down. First, Mielle Organics is a Black-owned business that offers natural hair care products catered specifically to people with 3c to 4c hair.
The Gabrielle Union Flawless haircare line has relaunched and arrived at Amazon. The Gabrielle Union Flawless haircare line may or may not sound new to you. The actor and activist had been losing her hair due to IVF treatments at the time of launch.
So, you’re curious about dyeing your hair at home? Well, you’re certainly not alone. According to Nielsen, a marketing research firm, at-home hair color sales spiked 23 percent in the first three months of 2020...
Dyeing your hair blond can make a huge difference in your overall appearance, but it's a pretty involved process - especially for people with a naturally darker (or red) hair color. Depending on your base shade and how light you want to go, it might take you a while to achieve the color you want if you're not a natural blond. That's why hairstylist and brand founder Guy Tang suggests you get a proper consultation ahead of time with a pro stylist "to understand your hair's color history," he told POPSUGAR. "This can change the process dramatically." While the specific stages and steps vary depending on your particular goals, the general process of going blond is relatively similar across all hair colors. The main difference, he said, lies in the strength in the bleach and developer the pro uses. "This is all determined by the current level of your hair and how many levels you would need to move to get blond," Tang said. The level system is a system used by colorists to denote how light or dark your hair is. The colors in the system are scaled from one to 12; level one hair is black, while level 12 is the lightest shade of blond. Read ahead to get more info on how to safely go blond if you have black, brown, or red hair and what the aftercare process should look like.
If we had $100 to spend, what would we buy? Our answers to this question look decidedly different than they did at the beginning of March. Finances are tight, and not everyone can afford to drop a Benjamin on non-essentials, we get it. Which is why this month's edition of our Shopping team's MVPs is not a guide to what you should be buying — it's simply a list of items that helped us find a small slice of comfort during these uncertain times. We hope maybe one or two can do the same for you. Ahead, the under-$100 products we actually bought, used, and came to rely on over the past 30+ days: from a face mask that's designed for sipping or snacking to a candle that smells like your home state and a $10 miracle brush that exfoliates pesky ingrown hairs. Scroll on to web-window shop, feel seen, inspired, fatigued, or just connected — all emotions are valid. And be sure to holler out what you've carted for under one hundo that's made these stay-at-home days feel a little bit better. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Bikini Shavers, Capris, & Other Top Weekly ScoresThese Were The 29 Top-Bought Items In JulyThis Always Sold-Out Pan Is Back In Stock
Trolls have been shaming Kourtney for Reign’s long hair for YEARS Even though one would think there’s enough going on in the world right now, some people manage to make time to not only cultivate opinions about celebrity children and their hair, but share them publicly as well! Take Reign Disick, for instance. Kourtney Kardashian‘s 
If your hair hasn't seen a pair of scissors in the year 2020, you probably have a few extra inches to deal with this summer. Now, that could be great — maybe you're fully leaning into the longest hair of your life and loving it. But in the heat, when you're looking to pull it up, back, and off your neck, you might already be feeling fatigued from styling the same high ponytail on repeat. Here's where the humble claw clip comes into play. No matter your curl pattern or texture, it's an instant accessory upgrade: You just wrap all your hair into a knot, secure it with a gold-plated or tortoiseshell acrylic clip, and you have a sleek updo that looks 10 times chicer than your twice-wrapped scrunchie. If you're influenced to try the '90s trend that's made a full comeback this summer, shop the gallery, ahead. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?"Naked Hair" Is Fueling A Natural Hair Movement24 Leave-In Conditioners To Try This SummerTaylor Swift Did Her Own Braided Buns For Folklore
Pre-COVID, I was obsessed with “date night.” I thought that, in order for my husband and me to truly connect, we needed a waiter, candlelight and an unspoken agreement to put your phone away or else.The good...
With novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in many parts of the country rising again, the pandemic is still very much top of mind. Every day we're learning new information about the virus, like that hair loss can be a lingering aftereffect in survivors.
I’m going to be totally, completely honest with you: As a beauty editor, I haven’t paid full price for shampoo, moisturizer, or body wash in what could easily be four years. Heck, I get a lot of it for free. However, that doesn’t mean that I haven’t snapped up some on-sale Pat McGrath lipstick from Sephora, or a good nail polish shade while visiting the Target near my parents’ house. What exactly am I getting at? Your girl lives for a sale. Even when brands are happy to send me skin care mailers that cost nearly as much as my Brooklyn abode’s monthly rent, I'm still constantly keeping my eye on the fluctuating prices of my favorite goods. Welcome to The Score, Beauty Edition, courtesy of your resident thrifty R29 beauty shopping guru. (Me!) In the following slides, you'll see the best of the best from the sale sections of every corner of the internet. Things may feel a little uncertain right now, but be sure to check back here as I dutifully update this story with all the best new sale picks before well, someone else does. From luxe value sets to price-chopped Fenty Beauty, here are 23 on-sale beauty products to shop now. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. The product details reflect the price and availability at the time of publication. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Our Editors' Favorite Drugstore Face MasksEvery Deal Dropping During Ulta's Big Beauty SaleHow To Shop Sephora's Half-Off Beauty Sale
Back in the early 2000s, we could hardly imagine Jessica Simpson without her voluminous blonde blowout, heavy bronzer, and frosty pink lipstick. But 2020 Simpson is doing things her way. Earlier this year, the star made headlines on the cover of Glamour magazine to promote her recent memoir, Open Book. In the photo, the entrepreneur posed without makeup and kept her hair straight and simple. According to Simpson, that’s just the way she likes it. “This is blurry, but good Lord I love to be extension free,” she captioned a recent Instagram photo showing off her real hair. In it, Simpson is smiling from ear-to-ear while wearing minimal makeup, brown roots, and easy tousled waves.> View this post on Instagram> > A post shared by Jessica Simpson (@jessicasimpson) on Aug 5, 2020 at 11:06am PDTThis isn’t Simpson’s first time posing extension-free while staying at home during COVID-19. Over the past few weeks, she’s shared snaps from her time with family, including her 40th birthday celebration, while rocking her shorter hair. Thousands praised her natural look, including her longtime colorist and friend Rita Hazan. “Yayy, give your hair a break!” Hazan wrote. “Bonus, your hair looks great without!! Natural beauty.” Her sister Ashlee Simpson also co-signed the look, adding “So fresh,” under her big sister’s selfie. We couldn’t agree more. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?
When it comes to buoyant clothing, few things rival a jumpsuit. Not only does the garment’s very name defy gravity (it's a coverall with airborne properties!) but its wearability couldn’t be less encumbering. There’s a jumpsuit for every occasion, too: from the formal white varieties that are perfect for Zoom-weddings to the more casual pillowy renditions that are a tiptoe away from pajamas. But, all styles aside, the common thread we care for most in our jumpsuit selection is breathability — and the only fabric we want touching our skin this summer is cotton. Whether you’re in the market for a workwear-inspired boilersuit, a crisp and elegant palazzo-pant iteration, or a one-and-done piece with meringue-level puff sleeves, there’s a cotton-made jumpsuit option for you in the assortment ahead. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. All product details reflect the price and availability at the time of publication. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?14 Loungey Rompers You Can Live In This Summer20 Cute Summer Looks That Don't Involve A SundressWhat R29 Editors Are Wearing On Repeat At Home
No one’s had a better financial year than Tom Nook, the proprietor who tasks you with building your own island village in Nintendo’s hit game Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Released on March 20th, the game has sold 22.4 million copies as of June 30th. The runaway success of the game has helped Nintendo net an operating profit of $1.4 billion between April and June, and its total year-on-year profit has surged by a truly bewildering 428%. New Horizons is the fifth iteration of a game series that began in 2001, known for a soft, lighthearted world where you construct a picturesque village and populate it with non-playable animal characters. It’s partly a farming game, partly a building game, and partly a multiplayer social game that allows you to visit other players’ islands. While the series has always had a dedicated following, its current explosion in popularity is unmatched — and the theory is that due to a lockdown that slammed the brakes on people’s usual social lives, a lot of people who weren’t avid gamers have been drawn into the whimsy of the Animal Crossing world for the first time. Because the game is exclusive to the Nintendo Switch console, released in 2017, getting into Animal Crossing means you have to invest in the Switch or the Switch Lite (a handheld-only version) which retail for $299.99 and $199.99 respectively. Due to the sudden COVID-19-related demand and production limitations, though, console prices surged in late March, sometimes doubling or tripling in online marketplaces like eBay. Even now, months after lockdowns began, the Switch is sold out at many retailers. As of Q2, over 61 million Nintendo Switch consoles have been sold worldwide. Revealing that you’re deeply involved in the Animal Crossing lifestyle has become a kind of meme, shattering the perception that gaming is a nerdy niche enjoyed only by teenage boys. On social media, people have been sharing pictures of their homes, outfits (there’s even a subset of Animal Crossing hypebeasts) and special virtual events like birthday parties and weddings that many people have been organizing during quarantine. There’s also a stock market mechanic in the game where players buy and sell turnips depending on fluctuating prices. Because prices are different on every island and change twice a day, people have been advertising when they have high prices — one player who did so received a DM from Elijah Wood asking if he could sell turnips on her island. Other celebrities, including T-Pain, Danny Trejo, Chrissy Teigen, and Lil Nas X have also revealed that they play Animal Crossing. Because the game is being regularly updated to add new seasonal events or mechanics, there’s always something new for the AC community to discuss. Players have also bonded over collective hatred for Tom Nook, who owns the main store on your island and offers you steep loans to build and upgrade your house, among other things. In order to upgrade your house fully, you end up paying Nook over $5.6 million Bells (the currency of the Animal Crossing world). It’s led to a lot of discourse about whether Nook — who is a tanuki, a fox-like animal native to East Asia and a trickster figure in Japanese myth — is a capitalist robber baron exploiting both the player and the island’s resources, or just an entrepreneur trying to eke out a living. After all, he never charges interest. Regardless of your thoughts on the Animal Crossing economy, it’s clear that a new population of gamers has entered the Nintendo economy in 2020. The company sold over 50 million software units during Q2, which is an increase of 123% compared to this period last year. New Horizons is already the second best-selling Switch game of all time, quickly catching up to Mario Kart Deluxe 8, which was released over three years ago. The top five best-selling Switch exclusives also include Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Pokémon Sword/Pokémon Shield. The video game industry overall is expected to see a revenue of over $159 billion this year.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Animal Crossing's Summer Update Is Coming SoonHow Animal Crossing Has Helped Me Stay ConnectedThe Animal Crossing Update Welcomes A Scammer