Hair

How to Grow Your Hair Faster

Will trimming your hair really make it reach new lengths? Here’s the long story, short.

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. 

How to Create a Braided Top Knot

Tired of throwing your hair into a typical top knot when you want it out of your face? Switch it up with this braided, half-up version that’s polished enough for the office but fun enough for a night out. Good news: It works on one- or two-day-old hair, plus it’s easier to do than it sounds and looks.

What You Can Learn From 8 Women Who Embrace Gray Hair

In our culture, gray hair is synonymous with getting older. So Real Simple went on a search to find women who choose to go against the norm, free themselves from box color and never-ending salon appointments, and embrace the hair on their head—just the way it is. The response was overwhelming. Turns out, women of all ages and walks of life are embracing their grays. In fact, some women are even dyeing their hair gray (ironic, right?). Here, eight extraordinary women who make going gray look insanely gorgeous.

The Easy Hairstyle That’s Taking Over Pinterest

From weddings to weekend errands, you can wear this look anywhere.

18 Products That Changed Our Lives

As magazine editors, lots of products—from makeup and hair tools, to cleaning supplies and organizational products, to gardening gadgets and even toilet paper (yes, toilet paper!)—make their way across our desks. Some fall flat, others generate temporary buzz, and a select few become staples in our lives. And when we realized that some of these products have become items we simply cannot live without, we knew it was time to share the wealth with our loyal readers. Here, we present you with our editors’ all-time favorite items.

The Best Multipurpose Beauty Products

These MVPs tackle two (or more) things at once―so you don’t have to.

The Beauty Products Every Woman Should Own

Why waste time browsing the aisles when our beauty editors have done the legwork for you? Over Real Simple's 15 years, thousands of cosmetics have come through our doors—these 23 stand the test of time. Each product—from shampoo to lipstick—has been crowned road-test winner at least once.