Hair Care

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. 

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.

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.

Do You Really Need Shampoo?

A new, suds-free approach to washing, called “co-washing,” might just eliminate shampoo—and put an end to your bad hair days.

6 Great Unisex Products You Might Just Fight Over

While we may borrow from the boys to get dressed (button-downs, cardigans), guys often borrow from us girls to get groomed. Luckily, these six products are made to share. 

Why Everyone Should Get a Blind Haircut at Least Once

Hair, for many women (including myself), acts as a security blanket. Tell me you’re going to cut an inch, and I hesitate; tell me you’re going to cut more than five inches, and I would bolt from the salon chair. That’s where the blind haircut comes in. Admittedly, I am (was) very attached to the length of my hair (that touched my butt). But then Dove celebrity hairstylist, Mark Townsend, got his hands on it and worked his magic.

These 2 Items Turned Me Into a Blow-Out Expert

And saved me thousands of dollars at the salon.