Hair

6 Natural Beauty Brands That Actually Work

Equal parts efficacious and earth-friendly, these natural brands deliver beauty benefits (smooth skin, shiny hair, and luscious lashes) using ingredients you can actually pronounce (and don’t have to stress over).

How Much Dry Shampoo Is Too Much? 

Dry shampoo can be just the solution your busy mornings need. But could there be any consequences to this whole "dirty hair" trend? Mona Gohara, M.D., a dermatologist at the Yale School of Medicine, and celebrity stylist Sunnie Brook Jones reveal the truth behind our favorite bad hair day fix.

3 Hair Rules Real Simple's Beauty Director Never Breaks

And more smart tips from our resident beauty expert.

5 Simple Hairstyles Anyone Can Master

Good news for busy women everywhere: Turns out, great hair doesn’t require a ton of time. Similar to cooking, once you master the basics, you have the skills to whip up one good hair day after the next. Eufora Global Educator and Stylist, Mirza Botanovic, breaks down the five basic hairstyles everyone can learn.

How to Curl Your Hair With a Flat Iron

Here, how to master those laidback beachy waves by using your flatiron—and without spending a ton of time in front of the mirror.

How to Make an Easy and Elegant Low Bun

Using only three products (hairspray, an elastic, and bobby pins) you probably already have in your bathroom, follow these easy steps so you can whip up a simple, yet super-sophisticated updo in under five minutes.

6 Charcoal-Infused Beauty Products

This unexpected beauty ingredient is popping up in all kinds of formulas, thanks to its ability to absorb dirt and oil from skin and hair. Here, six charcoal products that light our fire.

3 Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Ponytail

Do you basically live in a ponytail? After all, it’s the easiest way to get your hair out of your face and look semi-pulled together fast. But the basic style doesn’t have to be boring (or look sloppy). These three easy tweaks—spotted on the runways at New York Fashion Week—will take the classic style to a new level.

The Messy Braid That's Actually Super Stylish

The tightly woven version you wore when you were little is a pain to re-create. Today’s mussed-up interpretation looks cooler—and you won’t need your mom to help you.

You've Never Seen Hair Tutorials Like This

Dads try their hands at doing their daughters' hair and it's pretty much the sweetest thing we've ever seen.

Why You Should Use Conditioner Before Shampoo

Fine-haired women, rejoice. By making this (simple!) hair-washing tweak today, you'll be one step closer to soft, bouncy, shiny, smooth, and static-free hair tomorrow.