Time Is Ticking : How Do You Manage It?

During this time of the year, children are heading back to school, schedules are constantly changing, traffic is picking up and we are bombarded with projects that we can’t seem to finish. It can be difficult to juggle multiple tasks at once without feeling overwhelmed or like you have enough hours in the day. I often hear people complain and say, “I just don’t have enough time!” Time is available, depending on how you use it. Here are some time management tips to help control your overall health and hair with a hectic schedule. Tip 1: Relax The worse thing Read More

6 Steps to Kick the Back-to-School Blues

It’s that time of the year again: Time to rush to get the kids ready in the mornings, to make sure all of their paperwork is filled-out, and to get them to school on-time without missing a shoe. I try to recall memories from my childhood where my mom was running around like a chicken with her head cut off to get things done — just as I do as a parent of a 5th grader and a toddler — but don’t remember her struggling. I’m sure if I asked her, she’d probably ramble on about a list of things Read More

How Do You Spruce Up For Fall?

As much as I adore beaches and tanned skin, the fall season still reigns as my favorite time of the year.  I must admit, I am more of a sweater and boots kind of girl though! Colder temperatures usually cause a serious change in my skin and haircare routine.  Let’s discuss some of these alterations in this brief guide to Fall.  Fall makeup is all about warm, rich and bold tones with several shades to choose from such as burgundy, plum, brown, orange, and mustard. These tones can be applied to your eyes, lips, nails and hair…if you are feeling that Read More

You Can’t Beat the Heat When Deep Conditioning!

Whatever your hair type, one thing we can all benefit from is deep conditioning. High heat tools, chemical products and other elements can be so harsh on our tresses. It becomes so important to restore the moisture and nutrients in your hair. Here are five simple deep conditioning tips to guide you on your next wash day:  Find the right hair treatment: The first step is to find the right treatment for your hair. This may take some experimentation. Your hair may have different protein needs, or favor certain oils. If you listen to your hair, it will let you Read More

Three Quick Tips for Your Valentine’s Day Style

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and love is in the air –– that includes love for yourself as well! Whether you have a hot date lined up with somebody special, or just want to take some time out to treat yourself on V-Day, looking and feeling good are always of the utmost importance. Here are some quick and easy ways to make sure your curls are on point for the occasion. 1. Give yourself some extra time: Whether you’re styling in the morning before work or at night before bed, make sure to set aside a little extra Read More

5 Tips for Conditioning During the Winter

Right now, much of the western world is experiencing harsh, cold winters. Because cold air coupled with excessive artificial heat can dry your curls right out, deep conditioning becomes the utmost importance. Everybody has their own tricks and tips for a “deep condition”, but here are some basic tenants that absolutely must be part of your routine, no matter what. Give yourself a fresh start: Seems obvious, sure. But a lot of us tend to forget that maximizing the effect of your conditioner of choice (like, ahem, Richee Rich) starts with maximizing the cleanliness of your hair. Most of us Read More

UFD Partners to Educate Teens on Hair Care Strategies

Every time we step out into the world and interact with the environment around us, we extend our personal reach. We come in contact with people — verbally, nonverbally, directly or indirectly — and have some impact on their day and lives moving forward, based purely on how we treat them in those few seconds or minutes. From smiles and greetings to small gestures of courtesy, our impressions on them have the potential to last much further beyond what we typically imagine. When you look at things from that perspective, it makes the importance of virtues like charity, kindness, and Read More