4 simple steps for healthier curls | 4 simples pasos para unos rizos mas saludables.

If you click on this post, you may be skeptical, only 4 simple steps for healthier curls? But just to be clear, you need a lot more tips and tricks to have a healthier hair, because having a healthier hair is a combination of technique, products, and lifestyle. These 4 simple steps for healthier curls is a simple guide to do when you want an extra something. Maybe you spent the whole weekend having fun under the sun or maybe you feel that you hair needs some TLC.

  1. Get a trim. Sometimes all our curls need to come back to life is as simple as a trim. Trim is not the enemy, if your hair is lifeless and won’t curl as you wish, trust me and call your hair stylist and set up an appointment for a trim. Trim is essential for healthier hair.
  2. Do your color. Nothing makes our hair look more unhealthy than when our color is fading or like in my case the grey hairs, start showing up. Color saves me, I swear. Every time I color my hair it’s like a new beginning for me. I usually do this at home, except when I did the ombre style, but I got tired of it and applied a color at home. I used Age beautiful 5NN ultimate coverage for most resistant grays with a 20 volume developer from roots to ends.ultimate gray coverage hair color
  3. Deep treatment. Yes chicas, deep treatment does save lives and curls. The trick to a good deep treatment is to identify your hair needs and use a deep treatment according to that. If you are having problem identifying which deep treatment to use, take this into consideration: If your hair is wavy, try light-weight moisturizing conditioner, if your hair is curly and thick hydrating conditioners work wonders, if your hair is super dry look for damage repair. Some stylist recommend to use color safe conditioners, but to be honest I don’t really care for those. On the other hand, protein treatments always work when I want a extra boost to my curls.  No matter which deep treatment you choose, always try to leave it on for at least 30 minutes and if possible apply some source of heat, lucky for us we have a lot of options to do so and we don’t need to sit under the dryer like before. I am using this amazing conditioner heat cap that I got on Eatsy, it is super easy to use and all you have to do is put in the microwave for a couple of seconds and voila, learn more HERE.deep treatment for curly hair deep conditioning heat cap
  4. Hair gloss. If you are not into coloring your hair, but you still want some kind of gloss, you are in luck because a lot of brands have come out with products that deposit color in form of shampoos, conditioners, etc, if you want something natural check this post.Hair gloss products

Here you have these 4 simple steps for healthier curls, I would love to hear from you, do you have some tips for healthier curls? comment down below.

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Transform your hair | Transforma tu cabello

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Trying  new hair styles and new products is my mantra, and when you take good care of you hair, you can change your hair style as much as you want. I dyed my hair, for the simplest reason that I love versatility and because of mother nature -and my family DNA- it gave me a lot of grey hair since a very young age. Which means that some hair styles are nearly imposible if my hair is not freshly dyed. Lucky for us we have John Freida Root Blur™ Colour Blending Concealer, a temporary root coverup powder that helps you achieve any look without showing your roots. Totally customized with two shades that allow you to mix and match to a totally natural-looking way.  john frieda root concealercomo extender la vida de tu color

Now that you are not worried about your roots, get ready to transform your hair with this hair style. I love flexirods, because it is the best way to spice up your hair style without damaging your hair.
On washed and detangled hair, apply your favorite oil to seal in the moisture.
Take about 1 1/2 inch of hair and apply your favorite leave-in and hair mouse.
Twist it around a flexirod starting at your ends and work your way up.
Let it dry completely before taking the flexirod off.
Separate each curls as much as you want.perfect natural hair styleextends the time between colouringIf your roots are showing just apply John Freida Root Blur™ Colour Blending Concealer, I am using the color chestnut to espresso, but you have more shades to choose from, just visit your local Target store and find an endocarp display till 3/5 and take advantage of the John Freida promotion, buy 3 products get a $5 Target Gift Card. Want more ideas? Click HERE.

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Intense Moisture Haircare Line |Productos de hydration profunda

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Caviar anti-aging productsIntense moisture is what every curly haired girl is looking for in a product, so when I see the label “Intense moisture haircare line” I am sold right away.
The new Alterna Caviar anti-aging Moisture Intense line promised me just that, and I had to put it to the test. The line has 3 products and sadly no styling product, I bet it would be as amazing as the ones I will be talking about in this post.

1.-Alterna Haircare Moisture Intense Caviar Oil Crème Pre-Shampoo Treatment. This product is designated to use on wet hair as a pre-shampoo to boost the performance of both shampoos and conditioners by binding the hydrating agents in both products to better hydrate hair while also repelling minerals present in water to defend against build up. I used it on dry hair, because I imagined it would be better for my hair texture, and I wasn’t wrong, I loved how soft it left my hair, cashmere soft and shiny. I left it on for about 20 minutes and it help to cut my detangling process almost to 1/2.

The oil is not really an oil, its more like a rich/oily cream. If you don’t like oils on your hair, this is just for you. This is great as an overnight treatment as well as it won’t scare your significant other away, because like I said it is not so oily and it has a clean and wonderful scent.
Free Of: Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates, Synthetic Color, Paraffins, Gluten, DEA/TEA, Phthalates, Mineral Oil & Petrolatum
Price: $30, Available at AlternaHaircare.com, Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom and fine salons nationwide.

2.-Alterna Haircare Moisture Intense Caviar Oil Crème Shampoo. For people with severely dry hair, this oil-based cleanser gently removes dirt and impurities without stripping it from moisture. Its key ingredient, Abyssinian Oil, binds to surface impurities and bad oils on the hair shaft. When combined with hydrating Avocado & Olive Oils and anti-aging Caviar Extract, the result is a formula that delivers supremely soft and smooth hair.

A few shampoos made me fall in love, and this is one of them, it leaves my curls super soft and manageable, it made feel that I could detangle my hair with it, because my hair was super moisturized. Low lather, but left my scalp clean.
Free Of: Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates, Synthetic Color, Paraffins, Gluten, DEA/TEA, Phthalates, Mineral Oil & Petrolatum
Price: $32, Available at AlternaHaircare.com, Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom and fine salons nationwide

3.-Alterna Haircare Moisture Intense Caviar Oil Crème Conditioner. This powerful conditioner provides a lot of hydration. Its formula blends Abyssinian Oil, rich in Omega 9 Fatty Acids, with nourishing Avocado and Olive Oils and anti-aging Caviar Extract. Amazing, Amazing results, maybe it was that I used the three products all together, but my hair loved this deep treatment. Even thought I usually don’t detangle my hair with deep treatment, this wonder allowed me to do that with no hustle leaving my curls manageable, soft, and hydrated. Leave in on for about 20 minutes, rinse and style as usual.

Free Of: Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates, Synthetic Color, Paraffins, Gluten, DEA/TEA, Phthalates, Mineral Oil & Petrolatum
Price: $32, Available at AlternaHaircare.com, Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom and fine salons nationwide

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10 things I learned this year |10 cosas que aprendí este año.

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for Vanity Fair Lingerie. I received product samples to facilitate my review and compensation to thank me for my participation.10 things I learned this year

The year comes to an end and looking back, I can’t help but being grateful for a year full of blessings and opportunities, but most of all, a year full of learning. Narrowing down my learning was a challenge, because this 2015 was an amazing year for me as a blogger, as a mom, and almost importantly, as a woman.

10 things I leaned this year. 

  1. My body changed, and that is ok.. I embraced it and getting the appropriate size for that new body is crucial to feel more comfortable and at the same time, look better. When I visited NYC and I was introduced to Vanity Fair, I leaned that appropriate undergarments that fit to your body can make a huge difference in your overall appearance. I was stuck in a wrong size bra for so long. In a way it made me feel that my body was the same as before I had kids. The truth is, that there is nothing wrong with going a size up and it definitely doesn’t mean that I am gaining weight. It only means that with added years and kids, your body changes.
  2. My hair has it’s own personality..For so long I tried to have the perfect “curls”, but this year I learned that it has a personality of it own and even using the same products, the result is different, and that is ok.
  3. I am not a 100 dollar bill.. Not everybody has to like my hair, my style, my work, my accent, etc. I am not a 100 dollar bill to be liked by all, that doesn’t bother me anymore, because other people’s opinions don’t define me.
  4. Surround yourself with people who value and support you and want to see you succeed. I am not becoming un-social, I just don’t have the time to deal with negative people around me, a person who actually loves you will always support you and help you grow.
  5. Imperfection is beautiful. There are a lot of things on my body that if don’t like, yes a lot, I think it’s a women’s problem. We tend to want and like what we don’t have and take for granted what we do have. It took me a long time to understand that imperfection is beautiful, that beautiful comes from within.
  6. Nothing compares with having economic independence, being able to provide for you and your family is priceless. For us women, having a job is more that having the money to buy stuff, having a job gives us a voice and most importantly, freedom.
  7. Try new things, take risks. It is ok to get out of our comfort zone once in a while, this is a healthy way to learn, grow, experience, and discover a new you.
  8. Treat yourself WELL. I am leaving behind me the awful feeling of thinking that treating myself once in while is not ok, but this year I leaned that treating myself is appropriate and healthy. The world won’t stop because you make a pause in your life and do something that only YOU enjoy.
  9. I really don’t need that much hair products, but… I do need to adjust my products when the weather and season changes. It is true, my hair gets tired of using the same products, I know some of you can agree and some will not, but this year I also learned that every curly girl has their own needs.
  10. I can wear red lipstick and every woman should wear it at least once in her lifetime. Red lipstick makes me feel powerful and it looks great with my skin color, which is very different of what I thought in the past.vanity-fair-bras-700x700

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Play by the rules, or Not |Luce Fabulosa estas fiestas.

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The media seems to constantly tell us what to do and what beauty trend is in right now, but the beauty world never stops evolving. Luckily for us, it’s headed in a more natural direction, which means it’s easier to do styles. When it comes to natural hair and makeup, I play by the rules—or not. It is amazing to just get in the shower, wash my hair, and go, but at the same time it is amazing how creative and versatile I can be when it comes to my hair.

Every year, there are so many options for holiday makeup and hairstyles fit for all your holiday festivities. This holiday, choose to play by the rules with classic holiday makeup combos and hairstyles, and break the rules with unexpected or daring makeup and hairstyles that will make you stand out at the holiday party.

If you are looking for the latest advice and product recommendations for your holiday makeup and hair, visit the Beauty Concierge at your local Target. The Target Beauty Concierge is a highly trained beauty enthusiast who is available in-store to answer all your questions, and provide tips, suggestions, product recommendations, and helpful how-tos for all things beauty!

Serving as a trusted expert, the Beauty Concierge provides you with personalized, detailed, and unbiased information about beauty and personal-care products offered at Target, and acts as a knowledgeable source of advice in what can sometimes be an intimidating department.

Beauty Concierges are located in the beauty aisle at Target, wearing a distinct black apron and carrying tablets to access all the beauty answers right in the store. Seeing the concierge is easy, with no appointments necessary!

Last week, I straightened my hair and put into practice the amazing tips the Beauty Concierge gave me. Here they are, in case you are planning not to play by the rules this holiday season when it comes to your hair:

• Start with clean hair. Wash, detangle, and deep-condition your hair to prepare it for the straightening process. No matter how gentle you are, or whether you do it at home or use a professional, straightening is tough on hair. Taking care of it before the process is a good idea to prevent damage. Try Camille Rose Algae Deep Conditioner. This conditioner is great to stop hair from shedding and strengthen the hair before and after straightening.

• Always use a straightening cream, balm, gel, or lotion throughout the hair. This is crucial to smooth and protect your hair against heat damage. Make sure you don’t overuse this product, and remember that you want your hair to be smooth and shiny but not limp. The Target Beauty Concierge said these products help minimize heat damage, but they are not 100% effective, so minimize the use of hot tools on your hair.

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• Don’t rush-dry curly hair. I know it may seem like a great idea to just blow your hair out to remove excess water, but curly-haired girls can’t pull this off without getting frizzy hair. Don’t worry about your hair being prefect. The flat iron will finish the job, but make sure your hair is completely dry before use.

• Use a comb to help you with the straightening process. With a flat iron that must heat to at least 400 degrees Fahrenheit, have a ceramic plate rather than a steel plate because a steel plate can pull and tear hair. There is no way you will be able to straighten curly hair without heat. Pull out a section of hair using a fine-tooth comb with one hand, while smoothing a flat iron along that section with the other hand. Always start at the roots of the hair and move toward the end; repeat after all your hair is complete.

• Enjoy your straight hair and keep yourself away from humid places. You know what I mean….

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Easy Everyday Hair Style | Peinado Facil Y Rapido

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I know that you are very passionate about beauty – me too- but sometimes understanding all the beauty products, hair products, and tools out there can be overwhelming because skincare, haircare, and makeup needs are truly unique to you. That is why I am always looking for events -especially free ones- that assist me in my path to learning my own hair and skin’s need.  Of course, I am also excited to share whatever I learn with you all. Last year, I discovered a Target Beauty Concierge, a highly-trained beauty enthusiast who is available in-store to answer guests’ questions, provide tips, suggestions, product recommendations and helpful how-to’s for all things beauty!

This year when I found out that the Target Beauty Concierge was at my local Target, I had to go there to receive personalized, detailed, and unbiased information about beauty and personal care products offered at Target from a trusted expert. The Target Beauty Concierges is a knowledgeable source of advice in what can sometimes be an intimidating department. Beauty Concierges can be found in the beauty aisle at Target wearing a distinct black aprons and carrying tablets to access beauty answers on the spot. Seeing the concierge is easy with no appointments necessary!

She gave me a lot of tips to achieve the perfect everyday look this holiday. Sometimes I get overwhelmed by the variety of seasonal makeup and contouring techniques and complicated hair styles. Don’t get me wrong, I love all that. But let’s face it, we don’t always have the time to spend long hours in front of the mirror. Plus, I don’t need pile of makeup to go to my daughter’s holiday party or my local Christmas parade.
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It’s all about the glow, she said; you have to use products that have added benefits for your face while making you look young and fresh. She recommended these products: Lineage BB cushion with SPF 50 + (yes you need sunscreen all year round) to hydrate and protect my skin while adding just the right amount of coverage, L’Oreal Age Perfect Eye Renewal to keep those eyes fresh and wrinkle free, and Olay Regenerist Luminous Overnight Mask to wake up fresh every morning.
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She also told me that I can easily glam up any everyday look with a liquid or powder glow illuminator like L’oreal True Match and fake eyelashes. I used to believe that fake eyelashes were meant to be worn with heavy makeup and a super flawless face, but, as she explained and I put in practice here, eyelashes can be worn with simple makeup. I was totally in love with my final look using these amazing EYLURE No. 126 lashes that she recommended, paired it with nude lips..
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For my hair, it’s all about daily moisturizer and it doesn’t have to always be “perfect.” Just spray Carols Daughter® Sacred Tiare Anti-Breakage and Anti-Frizz Leave-In Conditioner on dry hair, tie a ponytail right above your ears, smooth those edges with gel and puff it out.

Let me tell you something, it feels very good to have someone to talk about beauty, especially when she is an expert. You can experience this too; just visit Target’s Beauty Concierge for all your holiday beauty needs. You can thank me later.

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Color Your Hair Without Damage|como pintar el cabello sin dañarlo

ombre style on natural hairAfter coloring the tips of my hair in an ombre style, I had received a lot of questions about tips and recommendations on how to avoid damage. It is super fun to add color to your hair, but if you don’t take good care of it, your dream color can become a nightmare. Here is what you need to know to color your hair without damage.

Make sure your hair is healthy, this is by far the best tip or recommendation. Take care of your hair, cut any split ends and once it is healthy, then you can start of thinking about color.

Go to a specialist. You may get away with doing it at home if you want one color or go from light to dark, but if you want to change your hair color from dark to light, add highlights, or get an ombre style, you have to go to a color specialist.

Once you color your hair, it’s changed forever, so you have to really take care of your hair :

  • Do not wash your hair more than once a week
  • Do more co-wash and less shampoo to avoid dry hair and color fading.
  • Do as much protein treatments as your hair can take. Pay good attention to your hair, not all types of hair takes protein treatments the same way, my hair is fine with once a month.
  • Use a daily water base leave-in.
  • Stay away from heat
  • Pre-poo and hair oils are your best friends.
  • Deep treatments is a must.
  • Avoid breakage by using a satin scarf or cap to sleep at night.

These are the things I am doing to keep my hair healthy and damage free, if you have one that you want to share with me, please do it in the comments box below.

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Fall in love with your hair | Tips para un cabello hermoso en el otoño

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Summer is officially over chicas, sure it was a lot of fun but that put a lot of stress and damage to our hair from the exposure of the sun’s rays, salt water, and chlorine. So now to fall in love with my hair again, I am following a few tips to prevent frizz and split ends.

  1. Dry hair can’t hold a style for long and can even take longer to dry. My hair is already dry so to avoid it from get even more dry, I will definitely do more co-wash, and use as much sulfate free products like the new True by made beautiful shampoo as possible.sulfate free Shampoo
  2. Invest in a good leave-in conditioner. I don’t know about you, but I am obsessed with leave-in conditioners, not only to soften and hidrate my curls, but to add to my water spray bottle to re-fresh my curls on a second hair day. Carol’s Daughter’s Hair Milk (nourishing & conditioning) is amazing to hydrate your thirsty curls and to bring back summer blues with its fresh and sutil scent.carols daughter hair milk
  3. Eliminate heat. Do I even have to say this? You know I am all about versatility, it is your hair and do what you want with it, but if you really want to repair your hair from the summer stress, you may want to skip on heat as much as you can, no matter the texture of your hair. Heat causes your hair cuticles to split open, which creates frizz. Fall means chilly days, and I definitely don’t want to go out with my hair dripping wet, so I set my blow dryer (with a diffuser) on a medium setting.how dry curly hair
  4. I always like to apply my styling products while my hair is dripping wet,  I found that styling my hair that way minimizes frizz, because if my hair starts the drying process without any products on, it won’t get any definition at all.
  5. Once hair is dry, hands off, this chicas will avoid your hair from having frizz and breakage.

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