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Straighten your hair naturally with Aveda’s Smooth Infusion Line!

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I have ridiculous hair. It’s neither straight nor curly. It falls somewhere in the annoying, frizzy middle. My entire life I’ve fought of the frizzy’s and have chosen to go the way of straightening my hair for the most part. It’s easier to go straight then to try and get perfect curls. I know some of you understand my pain.

When Aveda reached out to see if I’d be interested in trying their Smooth Infusion Line, I decided HECK YEAH! I’ve always been a fan of Aveda – and a line designed to help straighten sounds right up my alley!

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I started out by washing and conditioning my hair with Aveda’s Smooth Infusion Shampoo and Conditioner. I then applied the Style-Prep Smoother to my damp hair.

Followed that by adding Naturally Straight to my hair, and then began styling as normal!

The end result looked amazing! I am so frustrated because I took before/after pictures …. and the iOS8 update ate them up off my phone! You’re going to just have to imagine me dreamy and sexy and straightened. It was beautiful!

How to Use the Aveda Smooth Infusion™ Products:

Step 1: Wash hair with Aveda Smooth Infusion™ Shampoo and follow with Aveda Smooth Infusion™ Conditioner. Towel dry hair and comb through.
Step 2: Apply Aveda Smooth Infusion™ Style-Prep Smoother to damp hair, by working it through from the mid-shaft through the ends of hair.
Step 3: Apply Aveda Smooth Infusion™ Naturally Straight. Depending on hair length and thickness, start by using approximately a small coin sized drop of Smooth Infusion™ Naturally Straight styling creme on towel-dried, still-damp hair, applying it one section at a time.
Step 4: Blow-dry hair straight using the brush of your choice. Flat iron if desired.

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Go from naturally curly to naturally straight. Aveda Smooth Infusion™ Naturally Straight is a lightweight styling creme that progressively loosens curls every time you style. 

As you straighten your hair, Aveda Smooth Infusion™ Naturally Straight’s naturally derived plant fibers invisibly attach to hair to loosen curl and help lock in straightness. The formula’s humidity barrier of organic cassava extract and maize defends against frizz. The more you use it, the easier it is to create straight, smooth styles, so you can spend less time with a blow dryer and flat iron every day. It is safe for relaxed and color treated hair. After five consecutive applications of Naturally Straight, hair will stay straight for up to three washes.

Watch the Aveda Smooth Infusion™ tutorial below for more tips.

Aveda Naturally Straight retails for $26.00/5 oz., 150 ml and is available at Aveda stores and salons and online at aveda.com. To find a location near you, visit aveda.com.

Disclosure: Make Her Up received these products from Aveda and SheSpeaks for post purposes, but was not compensated. The opinions are 100% my own!

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Would you try clip-on bangs like Selena Gomez?

Selena Gomez debuted a new look this week with help from Hairdo Clip-in Bangs. These easy-to-attach bangs changed the star’s look in seconds, without the commitment (no scissors required.)

This fall season, road test Selena’s new look with a Hairdo Clip-in Hair Bangs. This 5″ long blunt cut bang is available in 11 shades here!

According to Nine Zero One Salon Stylist Florido Basallo, who used the Hairdo Clip-In Bang to help create Selena’s look: “These pieces are a great option for those who want bangs, but don’t want to make the commitment.”

I HATE bangs…. because I don’t have the patience to put up with the grow-out. This seems like the perfect way to change up your look without committing to something permanent!

How do you feel about clip-on bangs?

SEE IT HERE! Emma Stone has a dramatic new haircut!

Actress Emma Stone showed off a dramatic new hairdo at the ‘Birdman’ premiere during the 71st Venice Film Festival at Palazzo Del Cinema on August 27, 2014 in Venice, Italy.

The short, blunt-cut bob is by Mara Roszack, who posted the Instagram pic below.

What do you think of her new look? I think she’s adorable!!

What about her makeup? Makeup artist Rachel Goodwin used Revlon ColorBurst Laquer Balm in Whimsical and blotted with a tissue to diminish extra shine for a soft magenta stain effect.

Erin and I took in “Magic in the Moonlight” this week, which is Emma’s new movie, written and directed by Woody Allen. We loved it. She’s adorable in it, naturally. She stars alongside Colin Firth, who is absolute perfection, IMO.


Head & Shoulders’ Sofia Vergara Invites YOU to Become #PartOfOurFamily‏

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Head & Shoulders brand ambassador Sofia Vergara invites you to become #PartofOurFamily, beginning today Monday, August 18th until September 1st. 8 out of 9 Vergara’s use Head & Shoulders, and now we’re searching for the 10th Vergara (NOTE: If you win, not only do get to be known as the 10th Vergara, you get to meet Sofia Vergara herself!).

Sofia and her family have used Head & Shoulders for over 20 years because of the product’s breakthrough approach to enhance the shower experience: combining proprietary scalp care technology and proven hair benefits with an amazing, water-activated fragrance boost.

Whether you’ve been a fan of Head & Shoulders for as long as Sofia and her family have or just trying it for the first time, we encourage you to become #PartOfOurFamily. It’s simple! For a chance to meet Sofia Vergara,  follow @HeadShoulders on Twitter and share a photo of your gorgeous, flake-free hair with hash tag #PartofOurFamily + #sweeps and tag @HeadShoulders. The fan whose strands make the cut will win a trip to an upcoming advertising shoot to meet Sofia and her family. For more information, view the official casting call here.

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