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Guest Blogger: Beauty Bets Tames The Wave


We’ve had a major girl crush on Elizabeth Dehn, founder of Beauty Bets, since we first stumbled across her elegant site. The Minneapolis-based blogger and beauty writer adheres to the quality over quantity rule of thumb, which means that her posts are always thoughtful, info-packed, and useful. You might find handy her round-up of the seven best eye creams or enjoy her honest account of the HCG diet she did (brave soul). Whatever the topic, she is always witty and honest — a woman after our own hearts. Plus, she loves face oils just as much as we do. We’re excited to have her on board for a series of posts about how she tamed her body wave-ed hair. Read on for tip #1!

I used to have long, lustrous, manageable hair. It’s still long, but I made the mistake of one day going to a hair salon to get The Body Wave—and what I ended up with instead was dry, dull, and definitely NOT hot mess hair. The stylist had promised me Blake Lively waves, but what I got was a crash-course in caring for chemically treated tresses. As a beauty writer, I had the unfair advantage of trying literally dozens of tactics to restore my hair to its original health. Here’s what actually worked:

Sulfate-free shampoo. The lathering agent that yields that squeaky-clean feeling is actually incredibly adept at stripping hair of moisture. If you can part with the suds, you’ll be rewarded with a more hydrated, manageable mane. Sojourn, the new collection from Vidal Sassoon’s son, Elan, is the best I’ve tried and has something for every hair type. 

Check back tomorrow for hair taming trick #2, plus more hair product picks!

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