New Clothing Boutique Offers Stylish Dresses for Little Girls

A new clothing boutique, specialising in stylish and glamourous party dresses for young girls, is making waves in the children’s fashion industry in Brazil. Ana Giovana, named after the company founder, focuses not just on style, but also on comfort, with one eye also on eco-friendly elements that make this range a very impressive and exciting one.

Ana Giovana founded her company as she discovered that not only were dresses for young girls often drab and uninspiring, but that the materials they used were not in any way eco-friendly. Furthermore, she recognised that many instances of allergies were down to the materials used in this clothing, so vowed to provide a range that was not only free from material that caused allergies, but was also made from materials from renewable sources.

Research and Launch

A comprehensive period of research, in which Ana surveyed many parents, asking them what they wanted to see in dresses for girls – especially in party outfits – preceded the launch of the Ana Giovana range, and the results were interesting. Parents were in favour of materials that were not treated with allergy-inducing chemicals, and also wanted a sense of style and glamour in their choice of dresses.

Parents also wanted clothing that was comfortable for the child to wear, that would last a long time and that was easy to wash, plus – quite naturally – they wanted an affordable range with a good choice of styles, colours and sizes. Convinced the demand was there, the Ana Giovana was carefully devised to meet the needs that parents had requested, and is now a much talked-about name in the children’s fashion world.

Cotton and Chemical-Free

Ana Giovana opted to use chemical-free materials and chose cotton, a natural and very comfortable material, as the main constituent of her beautiful dresses, or vestidos infantis – children’s dresses in her native Spanish. The result is a fantastic range of very beautiful, supremely comfortable and easy to wash and care for clothes that every little girl will love.

The elegance of the designs is inspired by Ana’s own vision of what little girls like to wear at parties, and is clearly one that has hit the mark with both children and parents. With a fast-growing customer base, and a range that is being added to all the time, the future looks very bright for Ana Giovana, and plans for the future are in full swing.

A ground-breaking dedication to using chemical-free, eco-friendly and allergy-resistant materials and manufacturing methods is what makes the Ana Giovana brand stand out from the crowd, and the sheer beauty of these children’s dresses is inspiring and innovative.

For more information on Ana Giovana and the range of beautiful dresses, have a look at the website now.

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Signs To Look For In An Online Jeweller

Making high-value purchases online is becoming increasingly popular, so it is also important that you make sure any potential jewellery company that you are going to purchase from is reliable and also has a good reputation. You can find some of the best online jewellery retailers listed on reputable websites, but there are also ways that you can tell if you are dealing with a professional company that values their customers.

Look At Their Online Reputation

Whether they are a brick and mortar store, or purely an online business, you will be able to find out a lot of information about specific companies by searching online. There are many independent review websites and forums where people document their dealings with businesses and rate the service that they received. You can get a lot of useful information which will help you to decide if a company is reputable or not when you do a bit of digging online.

They Listen To Your Needs

The Diamond Jewellery Studio is among the reputable jewellers in Brisbane, and they have built their reputation up by listening to their customers and providing what they want. A reputable company will work within your budget and show you all of the options available, rather than spend their time trying to increase your budget and get you to spend more. A good jeweller will also offer their expert guidance and explain all options carefully to their clients.

They Are Fully Accredited

You will also want to ensure that any potential jeweller you will do business with is fully accredited by the Jewellers Association of Australia, as well as other associations. When you make sure that you are dealing with accredited jewellers you can feel safe in the knowledge that you are using a company that maintains set standards and levels of service. If these levels are not kept, then the jewellers may be liable to lose their accreditation. You will also want to make sure that any diamonds you purchase will also come with certification to prove they are legitimate and do not originate from a conflict area of the world.

They Answer All Of Your Questions

Another sign that the jewellery company you are talking to are a reliable one is that they openly answer any questions that you may have. A good jeweller will tell you that you can often save money by getting a diamond which has a slightly lower grade of colour and clarity; and once set into a ring, the average person cannot tell the difference. Whether you have questions about the cut, clarity, or any other facets of jewellery, excellent jewellers will be happy to answer any questions that you may have, as well as explain all of the options that are available to you. Ultimately, a jewellery shop is a business and is there to make a profit, but they are also there to provide their customers with excellent value products and the highest level of service that they can offer. So when you find a jewellery store like this, you should know that you are dealing with a reliable and reputable company that is going to take care of a valued customer such as yourself.

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Autumn/Winter 2017 Accessories That Will Help You Be Fashion Forward

 

 

The seasons are changing, and soon it’ll be time to overhaul your winter wardrobe. Accessories are a great way to update your wardrobe, giving trusted outfits a whole new look, with the addition of a few new elements. Here’s how to go about it:

All in the detail

A well-chosen detail will up your ranking in the fashion pack this coming Autumn/Winter season, so pay attention and don’t let them slip. A well-placed detail, like contrasting stitching and or an injection of strong colour, will show you’re a man of style.

Hats have it

Caps and berets featured strongly in recent cat walk shows, so be fashion forward this year by sporting the right headgear. Choose a cap with a traditional or flat cap style or look for head gear with a hint of the navy about it, as the seafaring influence made its presence felt on the cat walk. If you’re going for a beanie style, keep it chunky and textured looking.

Belt up

Belt up to be fashion forward this autumn, as these accessories finish an outfit to perfection. Look for modish examples wrought from leather or rock urban industrial chic, with a belt manufactured from a webbed material with a sleek, bold fastening. It’s a look you’ll see on the cat walk and the high street, so don’t miss out on this key trend.

Bags – the bolder, the better

Eye catching bags in bold colours made their presence felt on the catwalk. A statement bag is a key ingredient for the fashion forward this winter and a great way to add an element of strong colour into an otherwise staid wardrobe.

Red rules the roost

Talking of bold colours; red burst on to the fashion scene in a big way at the recent fashion shows. Numerous examples of accessories, knitwear and leisure wear sporting a striking scarlet shade are evident in upcoming menswear collections.

Normcore knows best

Unpretentious clothes and accessories that were pared down, practical and normal looking were another noticeable trend on the catwalk. So channel the “normcore” aesthetic by choosing pieces that are understated and functional. It’s an anti-style, style inspired by science fiction writer William Gibson and it’s here to stay.

Tech wear triumphs

Another key trend to emerge on the cat walk was for practical ‘tech’ wear. Whether relating to accessories like bags and wallets, or all-weather jackets, items made by technical fabrics that are breathable, waterproof and lightweight appeared in many a fashion house collection. So practical and stylish tech wear will put you right at the top of the fashion pack.

Texture tactic  

Use accessories to channel another material trend, that for textured fabrics. Tweed and chunky knits were just some of the textured fabrics in evidence in the couture collections. Bags, hats and gloves, provide the perfect opportunity to introduce some arresting texture into your outfit.

So there you have a few tips on how to be fashion forward this Autumn/Winter. Choose accessories of style and quality to up your credentials this coming season, and you’ll be fashion forward.

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Latest Fashion on a Budget – Here’s How!

Looking good is feeling good, and nothing makes you feel good more than wearing the latest, beautiful fashion brands. But it’s the hole in the bank balance that doesn’t make you feel good, so what can we do about that? Everybody likes to save money, so is there any way to keep an eye on the pennies, but still wear designer gear? In fact there are many things you can do to make sure you are up to scratch with fashion but not breaking the bank, and that’s what we’re going to talk about here.

Of course, the simplest fact we need to state is that shopping for clothes in the knowingly expensive high street stores is never going to be the answer; they have the highest mark-up, and you will pay for the experience. There is no doubt that the answer is to shop online, but the question is this: where do you get the best deals?

Online Fashion Savings

If you’re not familiar with shopping online, you need not worry; first, despite many scare stories, if you stay with the reputable sites it is safe and secure. Second, it’s very simple, and you really can make superb savings. This is especially so on clothing, where the overheads that make high street stores so expensive are overcome, and the savings passed on to the buyer.

So, where do you start? Well, we could advise you look at the popular online auctions sites, such as eBay. There, you will undoubtedly find many people selling top class pre-owned designer fashion, and at amazing prices, but there is a problem. As there are many individuals selling on the auction sites, you have no guarantee of quality, or even if the item is genuine. So, you might be lucky and get a bargain, or be unlucky and get ripped off – and then getting your money back can be difficult. Try the auction sites by all means, but be vigilant while you do.

Quality Pre-Owned Fashion

There are sites selling pre-owned fashion gear where you can be sure you are getting quality items. They take the time to check over the clothing carefully to make sure it is not only the real thing, but is in a saleable condition, and you get quite amazing savings on the retail prices. Where can you find such bargains? You could try http://buyandselldonnatela.co.uk, a great site offering a wide variety of top quality fashion brands and superb items, all at quite amazing discount prices.

From shoes to clothing through bags and accessories, Donnatela has a reputation for excellent service and guaranteed quality, as they take the time to authenticate every item, so you know there are no fakes in this collection. You will find the savings to be superb, and the items on sale to be a varied and fabulous collection of top brand names that will certainly please you. It’s got to be the number one shopping portal for cheap designer items, so have a look now and see what you can find.

Saving Money is Fun!

Perhaps the best advantage of using sites such as Donnatela over the auction sites is that you know what you are getting; everything is sorted into categories – just like a regular online shop – and you can browse through the stock easily. Also, there’s no bidding: you have a fixed price – an attractive one – so you also know what you are going to pay. If this sounds like a shopping experience you would enjoy, check out Donnatela now, and you could soon be on the way to making fantastic savings on some truly beautiful designer clothing, shoes and accessories.

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Buying the Right Bra for Each Outfit

Last month I wrote a post about hot to buy bras that fitted perfectly. It proved to be a popular piece, so I decided to write another one this month.

Today’s article takes things a step further, and looks at how to find and buy the right bra for the style of dresses or tops that you most like to wear.

Low back dresses

If you want to wear low back dresses, you need to buy a wrap around bra with converting straps. Typically, these are more easily available in the summer months, so that is the best time to go shopping for one.

What to wear with dresses made from soft materials

Even if the cut of the dress will allow you to wear a standard bra without the straps being visible you still need to choose carefully. This is especially the case if the material is thin, or clingy.

If you wear a lot of clothes that are made out of lightweight fabrics, you really want to avoid lacy bras, because they are always partially visible through the material. It is far better to buy a seamless bra, or one that is made out of some sort of smooth material.

Summer dresses

In the summer when it comes to underwear, less is more. You want to wear a bra that is as lightweight as possible, but still gives you enough support. Summer dresses usually look better when worn with this type of bra, and you should not get as hot when wearing them.

Bras for halter neck dresses

Right now, halter neck dresses are not exactly fashionable. However, I am reliably informed that they are likely to come back into vogue soon, and I know a lot of people still wear them for parties, so I have decided to include them in this post. For this type of dress, a stick on bra really is the best option. These days you can buy them with transparent, convertible straps, which are ultra thin, but provide just that little more support than old-fashioned stick on bras did.

Summer tops and T-shirts

If you are planning to wear tops made out of t-shirt style material, or jersey, it is probably worth investing in a couple of sports bras. They offer a lot of support and are surprisingly comfortable to wear even when you are not exercising or taking part in a sport.

Where to buy

When it comes to buying lingerie, knowing where to shop is half the battle. So, I have found a good place for you to buy. I promise you that you are going to love this range of women’s bras.

This retailer sells every type of bra you can think of and, importantly, they sell them in sizes 28 to 56 and cup sizes D to L. They also have an excellent help page, which tells you exactly how to measure yourself so that you always get the fit right.

It really is worth investing in your underwear and making sure that you always have the right bra to wear. If you do so you will not only look good, you will also feel comfortable.

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Winter Fashion and Beauty Trends

Despite our natural instinct to hibernate, once you get over the biting cold and long, dark nights there’s actually something pretty romantic about winter, and fashion and beauty trends to go with it. Here are our ten top ideas to keep you looking great until spring:

  1. Wavy hairstyles: during winter you need a hairstyle that gives movement to your locks and adds a bit of fun to your darker winter looks. Wavy hairstyles are the way to go, especially if you love covering your head with woolly hats! Think casual and elegant wavy hairstyles, long and short, perfect for those misty days when your hair fights against all the straighteners in the world.
  2. Knitwear: as the common refrain goes ‘Knitwear? More like fitwear.’ Everyone looks good in a bit of knit. This endlessly flattering choice is perfect for cold, blustery days.
  3. Woolly socks: and if we’re on the subject of woollies let’s not forget the simple joy in a luxurious pair of warm socks. Use interesting colours to brighten up your look and wear them pulled up above your boots.
  4. Leather boots: yep, of course, winter requires some sturdy, but beautiful footwear and this season it’s all about leather. Look for buckles and other detailing to get a pair that suits your look.
  5. Belts over coats: this is a recurring trend and one particularly big this year. Use a wide belt worn high around the waist to give you that classic hour-glass figure.
  6. Half-gloves: hands get chilly too so make sure to wrap up warm with a good pair of gloves this season. The trend at the moment is for those which cover up to your knuckles, but leave fingers free for using phones and holding hands.
  7. Thigh length coats: if nothing else, make sure to get a good coat this winter. It’s the one piece that will be most influential to your look. Coats that reach to mid-thigh are particularly on-trend.
  8. Temporary tattoos: usually winter is about covering up, but there will be times when you find somewhere warm and can finally remove all those layers. Why not surprise everyone when you do so with a cute temporary tattoo. There are lots of great options now designed by illustrators and fashionistas that can update your look in minutes.
  9. Braids: if you’re not one for wavy hairstyles and prefer to keep your hair away from your face, long hair can be kept off during winter with braids. Simple, beautiful and leaving you more time for laying on all those extra clothes.
  10. Treat yourself: Winter can be tough with lots of frosty weather and long, dark evenings. The greatest fashion accessory is a cheery attitude so if you need a little TLC during these months don’t hesitate to pamper yourself at a good beauty salon.

Stay warm, stay happy and look great this winter. Follow our tips and there’ll be no need to hibernate for the rest of the season!

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Bra Tips. Are You Wearing It Well?

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Underwires that dig into your side, push up bras that give you an unsightly overhang and straps that seem to endlessly fall off your shoulders. Is it the best feeling of the day when you get to take off your bra and throw it at the wall?

Being comfortable in your underwear shouldn’t be this hard, right? If you want to change your relationship with your lingerie then read this handy guide for wearing it well.

The Most Important Element. Size.

You are a 36D or a 34DD? Getting your bra size wrong is terrible for comfort but also for your health. Without the correct support added strain is put on your back. Repeat the cycle every day and you could do lasting damage when you hit later life.

High Street department stores offer a really great solution to finding out your size. Don’t go just before or during menstration. Get measured when you are mid cycle and your breasts aren’t at their fullest.

If you prefer to measure your own then here is a useful guide for self fitting Make sure you have a tape measure and a pen and paper ready to make a note of your size. To really ensure you have the correct cup size though heading out for a professional fitter is best. The wrong cup size is the most common reason for underwire dig just below your armpit.

Style is Everything

Once you have the correct size you can head out and buy that gorgeous set you saw online right? Wrong. The style of your bra is just as important to comfort as the size. Petite firm breasts will suit almost every style going but if you have a fuller, less firm pair then you will need to think twice before grabbing that ultimate plunge bra.

Get into a shop and play with the various cup shapes. One of the most wearable and flattering styles on the market today is the half cup bra, or balconette. Collections such as Aubade give maximum support but real feminitiy. They are an excellent shape for both day and evening giving you confidence without worrying about the unsightly overhang.

Material Matters

If you want to impress in the bedroom you can go wild. There are even bras made out of feathers and leather! Have a look at our bedroom inspiration to make you feel good in the bedroom too!

Lace, Satin or Tshirt material. There are so many different materials on the market. A really good everyday bra should not interfere with your other clothing. Whilst satin may feel really luxurious It isn’t the best choice to wear under lycra or satin itself, as there is no purchase. Also there is potential to snag. Lace is a textured material so if you are wearing a tight fitting top the pattern of your bra will be on show for all to see. T Shirt material or cotton are best for comfort and fitting under your clothing without any dramatic, unwanted shows.

Getting your underwear right is not an area of your clothing that you should leave to chance. You don’t have to spend a fortune to get it right. Find the right size, shape and material and you won’t even notice it’s there. Unless you want to that is!

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Treat The Special Lady In Your Life To Some Quirky And Cute Cat Jewellery

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If you are finding it increasingly hard to find interesting and unique gifts to buy that special woman in your life, it may be time to think outside of the box.  However, rather than straying too far from what is considered normal gifts for women, you should take a look at some of the fun items you can get from the cat-centred online store Catify.co.

To give you a bit of a head start, we have gathered together some of our favourite pieces of jewellery and hair accessories below.

Cute And Colourful Cat Earrings

Whether you are looking for something a little subtle or flamboyantly quirky, they have something suit all tastes.  For the more reserved girl, you could consider purchasing the Rhinestone Cat earrings, which from a distance away will not look anything other than spectacular.  It is only up close that the truly unique cat-shaped design will become apparent.  However, if you know they love to dress to make a scene, you could opt for the very vibrant Colourful Cat earrings that are anything but subtle and reserved, but still remain very stylish and would not look out of place paired with a nice evening dress.

Pur-fect Rings For That Pur-fect Girlfriend Or Wife

Excuse the really bad puns there but if your significant other likes to show of her pretty digits, why not help her highlight them while highlighting her love of the nation’s favourite four legged animal.  For the bashful, there is the rather simple but elegant Silver Plated Cat Ear ring, but for the more daring there is the Vintage Style Cat Figure ring that resembles a cat wrapping its body snugly around your finger.

Cute Hairbands and Hair-clips

Does the lady in your life take pride in her hair and how she styles it?  Does she use hair-clips or hairbands often?  You could capitalise on that and invest in a cute accessory for her hair that shows her devotion to our feline friends.  For the fun and unashamed, there is of course the Cat Ear hairband that is pretty much as self-explanatory as you imagine it must be.  It is probably going to be something they were to less formal and serious occasions, but it may provoke and promote a lot of laughter and who can every have too many laughs these days?

Although they may seem a little more childish, we also wanted to draw your attention to the extremely cute so-called “Super Cute Cat Hair clips” that attach to either side of her hair and make her look as if she has cut little cat ears.  Again, while this may be something reserved more for dress-up and casual occasions, not everything in life has to be dull and serious does it?

The above is just a glimpse of what is available from Catify, and therefore if none of the suggestions above seem to fit the lady in your life, we recommend you check out some of their other great products.

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Three Digital Entertainment Trends to Look Out for in 2017

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The world of digital media doesn’t seem to be slowing any time soon and as the number of UK households with access to the internet reaches almost 90% and three in four UK adults own a smart phone, there is little area of our lives that isn’t being affected by the move to all things digital.

From the way we order our Friday night take away to the way we transfer money – digital has well and truly become an everyday part of the average Briton’s life and it is only predicted to continue growing. 2016 saw the launch of the UK’s first Digital Entertainment Festival – running alongside the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe – further highlighting just how much is influenced by the digital sphere.

As with the years before, 2016 has been another year for digital firsts and as we look forward into 2017 the way we consume our entertainment is about to undertake it’s biggest make-over yet.

Goodbye to TV Packages

2016 was the first year that some of the world’s most popular television series were never actually shown on television – but rather through apps, the internet or the ever-popular smart TVs. So many people are switching to the internet to catch their favourite shows that for the first time in it’s history the BBC made the controversial decision to charge a TV license for on demand and catch up television.

Many of the UK’s entertainment providers have been quick to jump on the digital bandwagon, launching apps and “red button” style on-demand services – however with some of the biggest names in entertainment streaming launching their own television shows, experts impatiently anticipate what British television providers will pull out the bag in 2017.

The Reduction of Highstreet Booking Shops

2016 saw the merger of two of the biggest high street bookies – which is predicted to close almost 400 booking shops up and down the country. Figures have shown that an increasing amount of revenue comes from online gambling, whilst the revenue from physical betting shops is decreasing year on year.

As the world of gambling follows the rest of the entertainment industry into the digital sphere, 2017 is thought to bring even more options to the market – and with so many attractive sign up bonuses to chose from, we can only guess that revenue from online gambling will continue to increase throughout 2017 and beyond – if you find yourself stuck sifting through the many sites, offers and bonuses www.allgamblingsites.com offers a useful guide.

Wish you Were Here

Live streaming has been available to smartphone users for a couple of years now, however as seen in 2016 the practice is becoming increasingly popular and is now available across a number of our social media platforms. Gone are the days of sharing photos of our holiday or favourite concert through various social media pages – now with live streaming we can share our experiences with loved ones, live as it happens.

In addition to the launch of live streaming across multiple platforms, 2017 is predicted to be the year VR (virtual reality) becomes part of our everyday entertainment – with smartphone users soon being able to upload their own 360 degree photos – potentially changing the way we consume entertainment for the foreseeable future.

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Top Tips for Autumn Frizz

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The arrival of autumn brings a whole new set of challenges for hair care, with frizz being the most common. When even the tiniest drop of rain can completely ruin your carefully straightened tresses, now is the time to adjust your haircare routine to keep your frizzy hair under control…

According to L’Oreal frizzy hair is a top beauty complaint for 30 per cent of women. Whilst there are some unavoidable causes like autumn drizzle, frizz prevention truly begins with you. There are a number of tricks for minimising frizz, as well as some products to help your hair stay as smooth as possible…

Build up resistance to heat

Frizz is mostly caused by a lack of moisture in your hair, therefore, if you continue to use a straightener or a high heat blow dryer every single morning, your hair will dry out even more, contributing to a frizzy mess.

Shampoo Truth recommends to dry your hair naturally, at least once a week, to build up resistance to heat. Even though the style may not be up to your usual standard, it will give your hair a rest from those thermal tools! It is also a great opportunity to experiment with hairstyles like braids and buns, for a relaxed weekend look!

When you do use heat, be sure to prep your hair with a protective leave-in conditioner to provide a barrier between the hair strand and the heat of dryers and irons. When you do use a straightener, dial down the heat and don’t hold it in one place for too long. Be kinder to your hair!

Choose the right brush

If you use a brush to straighten your frizzy hair while blow drying, use a natural boar-bristle brush like this one here. It will help carry your scalp’s natural oil down to the ends, keeping your hair hydrated and helping to block out humidity. This is very important as metal brushes with often uneven, jagged bristles can cause dry hair to tear.

As we are on the subject of brushing, remember to never brush your hair when it’s wet, as it is prone to being torn or broken with the bristles of the brush. Use a wide tooth comb instead and always use a leave-in conditioner or detangler to help smooth the way.

Choose the right shampoo

Anti-frizz shampoos are the best way to beat unruly hair. Look for one with glycerin in the ingredient list since it helps combat frizz by hydrating it from the inside out. It also creates a protective coating over the outside of the hair shaft so it doesn’t break.

To ensure you can see the full effects of your anti-frizz treatment, pick a few different shampoos and change them every now and then. Your body easily adapts to different ingredients, resulting in the loss of their effectiveness. A combination of different shampoos and different conditioners can be rotated with great success, for super soft and controllable hair!

Don’t forget to moisturise 

Maintaining your hair’s natural moisture is the key to smooth and frizz-free hair. If you don’t give it the hydration it needs, your frizzy hair will get its moisture from somewhere else, like autumn drizzle and humidity in the air.

Look for a moisturiser that contains hydrating ingredients, such as shea butter and strengthening silk proteins. This will fill any holes in your hair shaft that absorb outside moisture, transforming your hair into silky smooth locks.

If you are looking to save money, try some homemade moisturisers including olive oil. Rich in healthy fats and vitamin E, it will leave you with deeply hydrated hair, healing split ends at the same time. This olive oil hair remedy mask will keep your cuticles smooth and healthy. If used regularly, it will leave your hair much stronger and healthier, preventing it from becoming too frizzy.

Remember that you are not the only one and many women struggle with frizzy hair. To keep your frizzy hair manageable, the key is to understand what causes it and keep up a hair care regime…

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