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Tiktok’s Hottest Trend: Hair Theory


From #coquettecore to Mindful mess, Tiktok is the place to be for any and all trends, no matter what your aesthetic is. The most popular trend right now for beauty and haircare lovers is Hair Theory.

Have you ever felt differently when you wear your hair up in a slicked back bun versus when you wear it down in loose curls? Or when it’s hair wash day and you finally style it the way you wanted? Those little changes in how you style your hair can impact your day, your mood and even the ways in which you are perceived or treated by others. We’re going to break down Tiktok’s viral theory and ways you can achieve different hairstyles based on the energy you’re feeling that day.

Hair Theory has become one of the hottest topics on Tiktok this year, with hundreds of videos and over 150 million views. Under the hashtag #hairtheory, creators showcase their hair in a variety of styles, showing each style’s impact on the way they are seen. Just as you would style different outfits for different occasions, there is a deeper meaning to the theory. The way you wear your hair can impact how you feel about yourself and how you are perceived in the world. Whether it’s intentional or accidental, you can unlock different personas through the ways you wear your hair (almost like having a real life Hannah Montana moment).



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Wearing your hair down after getting a fresh blowout with our Acquired Style Rollers might make you feel fun, fresh and ready to take on those Zoom meetings, while wearing your hair in a tight ponytail with our Clip-In Ponytail might make you feel powerful with a boost of confidence. How you wear your hair is part of your identity and it shares who you are with the world. Here are some examples of how hair can change your persona:

Wearing your hair Down:

A classic way of wearing your hair is to wear it down, with its natural movement and texture. Wearing your hair down is the simplest way to look fresh, and it’s hassle free. You may think that wearing your hair down doesn’t have an effect on your identity, but it totally can! Having your hair down with layers, using our Seamless Clip-Ins, can allude to the fact that you’re relaxed, ready to have fun and easy going, while tucking your hair behind your ears may indicate that you’re focused and engaged with whatever you’re doing. Even the smallest changes to your styling can change the whole impression of your look. 





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Wearing your hair up:

Sometimes you don’t want to style your hair (we get it). You could rock a slicked back bun, using our Clip-In Bun, or a high ponytail with our Clip-In Ponytail

When you wear your hair slicked back, it can give the illusion that you’re polished and sophisticated. You are a girlboss, you’ve got places to be and people to see. This style makes it easier for you to get that checklist done, while looking chic and you need your hair out of your face because you’re focused on your day to day tasks. Messy buns on the other hand can be interpreted as easy going, laid back and relaxed. 

Ponytails are another classic style that can alter your look all together. If you’re using our Clip-In Ponytail, you are practical and want a style that is easy to put together but still looks fabulous for any occasion. It’s simple but it gets the job done (and it looks great).


@luxyhair Celebrating Ariana returning to music with a high pony. Seems fitting. #highponytailtutorial #slickedbackhair #clipinponytail ♬ Die For You – Remix – The Weeknd & Ariana Grande

Wearing 12” Hair versus 24” Hair:

We’ve all had those moments where we chop our hair off, instantly regretting it but getting compliments that we’ve never heard before. Fresh bob cuts are without a doubt very chic, unlocking your inner runway persona. They are Parisienne – full of style, elegance and radiate sophistication. In those regrettable moments where you miss your 24” mermaid hair, you can style your hair with 24” Classic Clip-Ins to fulfill your long hair goals. Longer hair can be attributed to a carefree and vibrant attitude. Whether it’s straight or crimped, long hair can give the perception that you are playful, trendy and like to test out different styles.


@luxyhair Going from wow to WOW. @Sirat Sandhu wearing 24” Natural Red Classic Clip-Ins ✨ #luxyhair #clipinhairextensions #copperhairtransformation #shorthairtolonghair ♬ original sound – 870_Glenn

Different Hair Shades:

Taking the plunge to dye your hair is a commitment and is the most impactful way to change your overall image. We’ve all seen the Tiktok trend of celebrities with different hair colors and their “eras”. For example, Gigi Hadid with Dirty Blonde locks is her cute girl next door era, while her ice blonde hair is pure high fashion. Miley Cyrus with Bronde Balayage in 2012 was the “it girl” shade, perceived as approachable and sweet, while her Gemini Hair in Platinum and Off-Black radiates punk and “cool-girl”. Your hair shade can unlock different versions of you, thus unlocking how people around you perceive who you are.


@glowbabey Darker hair suits her better🥺 . . . . . . . . . . #gigihadid #blondegigi #fyp #foryoupage #fypシ #bellahadid #zaynmalik #hairstyles #victoriassecret ♬ original sound – Hermoine

Overall, your hairstyle can change your entire look. The viral Tiktok trend #HairTheory definitely has some truth to it and we can admit that a slicked back bun does give off a different energy than a fresh blowout. That being said, there is a bigger conversation to be had regarding Hair Theory. The tiktok trend has garnered more attention, and with that there is more to uncover regarding the relationship between the way you style your hair and how you are perceived. How you style your hair is a reflection of YOUR identity, so by all means, wear your hair however YOU want to! Hair is a form of self expression – our advice is to style your hair in whatever ways make you happy. Whether it’s with Clip-Ins, in a Ponytail or in space buns with Tinsel, do you.

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Having a baby is both an intensely gratifying and challenging experience. You meticulously track your cycles in an effort to increase the likelihood that you’ll conceive, you create seemingly unending to-do lists to ensure you’re adequately prepared for the arrival of your little one, and finally, you endure countless sleepless nights dealing with everything from constant crying to breastfeeding. Then, there are the postpartum concerns like hair loss which is understandably unnerving to many women. 

There’s no denying that the early stages of motherhood are no walk in the park. Of course, these moments of anguish and sleep deprivation are interspersed with ones that feel impossibly gratifying. Your baby smiles at you, the first tight grip on your pinky finger, and all the other moments of tenderness shared between a mother and her newborn often bring a sense of unmatched joy. We want you to be able to focus on these special moments while still taking the time to care for yourself. 

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If you’re dealing with postpartum hair loss and find yourself unsure of why or how to cope, we’ve got everything you need to know so you can put your mind at ease. Plus, we’ve got the scoop on how to combat the problem so you can enjoy full, voluminous hair while your hormones rebalance and your hair growth is restored.

Postpartum hair loss: why it happens 

If you’re wondering what on earth is causing your postpartum hair loss, the first thing to note is that you are most certainly not alone. Whether you’ve noticed you seem to be losing a bit more hair than usual or you feel your hair is significantly thinning, rest assured that hair loss happens to many women after childbirth. 

So, why exactly is this the case? Well, it starts with pregnancy. You may have noticed your hair felt particularly thick and shiny during pregnancy. That’s because of hormonal fluctuations that naturally occur and estrogen, especially, has a significant impact on your hair cycles. In short, the spike in estrogen that occurs in the body during pregnancy, coupled with the increased blood flow, slows down your normal rate of hair fall. Hence, the thicker hair that results. However, once you deliver your baby, these hormone levels drop causing sudden and significant hair fall.

This can be devastating at the onset but you can take solace in the fact that for most women, this typically isn’t more hair loss than what would have occurred over the past 9 months if you had not been pregnant, though it is happening in one large episode. 

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When does postpartum hair loss take effect?

Postpartum hair loss typically begins 2 to 4 months after childbirth. In most cases, this is totally normal and your hair will restore itself naturally within 6 months to a year. Basically, if it feels like your hair is falling out in large chunks and you think you’re about to go bald sometime soon, don’t worry as this is just your body’s way of recalibrating and your growth patterns should go back to normal in due time. 

What can you do about postpartum hair loss?

Experiencing hair fall after pregnancy is both natural and normal, so you can’t really stop it entirely. However, there are a few ways you can keep your hair healthy and prevent damage while it is replenishing itself, while also helping your hair look fuller. 

We recommend keeping the heat styling to a minimum as this can cause unnecessary damage and also get rid of natural volume which will make your hair look fuller. As well, the styling process can be pretty rough (think round brushes and lots of pulling) which can accelerate the hair fall process, so it’s best to limit this wherever possible. 

If you can’t live without your curling iron, then we definitely recommend using a heat protectant spray beforehand to limit the amount of damage. 

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It’s also advisable to eat a balanced diet to help facilitate hair growth and help rebalance your hormones. Dark, leafy greens, fruit, healthy fats, and whole grains contain lots of essential vitamins such as iron, vitamin C, magnesium, and omega-3s. Some doctors may also suggest taking a multivitamin or continuing with your prenatal vitamin to help combat hair loss.

Apart from this, using natural hair care that’s aimed at adding volume back into your hair can be helpful at concealing bald spots or thinning. 

Of course, reducing stress is essential. This might mean taking long, relaxing baths, meditating, going for walks, and just taking the time to pamper yourself. Caring for a newborn can be a lot to manage so make sure to carve some time out of your schedule to give yourself some rest and relaxation. 

Mom Hairstyles to Try  

We know as a mom, you’re often strapped for time; between your baby’s strict nursing schedule and the lack of sleep, even finding 5 minutes to do your hair can feel like a luxury. To help you out, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite quick and easy hairstyles that you can rock day-to-day or even for a date night out with your husband.

Not only do these looks help conceal hair loss, but they also look totally chic and are really easy to achieve whether you haven’t had time to wash your hair or only have a few minutes before you head out the door. 

The updo 

Perfect for third-day hair or to prevent your baby from yanking on your hair day-to-day, the updo is a totally chic and timeless ‘do. Whether you prefer something messy and effortless for running errands or are looking for a more formal, romantic style you can create yourself for a special event, there are so many ways to make this hairstyle your own. You can also add more fullness and volume with one of our hair bun extensions. 

The donut bun 

As the name implies, a hair donut is a donut-shaped hair accessory that lets you roll your hair up into a full and voluminous bun with minimal effort. Don’t own a hair donut? No problem! Simply cut the holes off a long sock and begin rolling inwards. All you have to do is tie your hair up into a ponytail and roll it through the “donut” to create a full bun. This hairstyle is especially perfect for concealing hair loss and making your hair look thick and voluminous.

The ponytail 

It may seem basic, but there are so many ways to elevate an everyday ponytail whilst keeping the styling to a minimum. From high and sleek to low and to the side, we’ve got tons of ponytail tutorials to suit your personal style. 

Need some more easy-peasy hairstyles while you’re in the new mom phase? Here’s a list of gorgeous looks that require minimal styling to make you look put together no matter how tired you are.


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Add instant fullness with our new Fourth Trimester Hair Fill Ins

Unfortunately, hair growth isn’t exactly a speedy process, but we don’t think you should have to let thinning hair get you down. Our postpartum hair extensions let you add instant volume and fullness in just minutes so you don’t have to spend time in the salon or hours in front of a mirror styling your hair. Perfect for new mothers, clip-in Luxy Hair extensions won’t cause any damage to your hair so you can wear them whether you’re running errands or celebrating a milestone, without having to worry about lots of maintenance. 



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Blondes might have more fun, but they often have to work harder to keep their hair healthy. One secret all lighter hair tones should know about is purple shampoo. Whether you are a bottle blonde or have naturally lighter locks, incorporating this toning shampoo into your hair care routine can help you maintain and tone your current hue in between salon visits. 

While purple shampoos will not make your hair lighter (or turn your hair purple), they will neutralize brassiness and make dull locks shine brighter than ever. 

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The reason that taking your hair to a brighter, blonder hair tone typically requires more upkeep is because it lifts your hair’s base color. In comparison to dyeing your hair a darker shade, bleach requires more processing and chemicals. This leaves the hair more vulnerable to breakage by opening the cuticle and allowing UV rays, pollution, and other pollutants to enter. It also prevents hair from retaining moisture, which in turn makes color appear dull and brassy. The good news is purple shampoos will help you say bye bye to brassiness. 

Whether you’ve gone platinum blonde, silver, or just want to add vibrancy to your natural blonde locks, you should consider keeping a purple shampoo on hand. Here’s everything you need to know about these violet-based alternatives, along with 10 of the best purple shampoos on the market.

What does purple shampoo do? 

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Purple shampoo is a must-have for blonde manes. But what does purple shampoo do? Just as the name suggests, purple shampoo is a purple pigmented formula that helps keep yellow and brassy undertones at bay. Designed as an at-home toning system, the formula helps maintain blonde hair’s brightness in between salon appointments and neutralize unwanted pigments.  

Why purple? It’s all about the color wheel theory. Shades on the opposite of the wheel cancel each other out, which means purple pigments help counteract yellow tones in blonde hair. The results of purple shampoo before and after show a clear reduction of warm and yellow colors. The same color correction principle is used in makeup, such as using green concealer to tone down skin redness. 

Is purple shampoo only for blondes? 

Blonde hair, especially dyed blonde hair, has the most to gain from purple shampoo. However, brunettes can benefit from purple shampoo too! If you are a brunette with ombre, highlights or balayage, then you can also benefit from using this violet-based product. 

Purple shampoos function as an effective toner for brown hair since they often deal with the same brassiness and color changes. The dyed sections of hair can become dry and damaged, revealing underlying warmer and yellow pigments.

How to choose the right purple shampoo for your hair

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With tons of purple shampoos on the market right now, it can be difficult to choose just one. A good general rule of thumb to follow is the lighter the shade of purple, the more subtle the results. Quality purple shampoos will have a thicker consistency, deeper purple color, and will not appear as translucent. 

How to use purple shampoo

Typically purple shampoo can be used just like your normal shampoo. For your first wash, use a deep cleansing shampoo to lift any yellowish deposit from product use, the environment, or heat styling tools. Then, use your purple shampoo of choice. Lather the shampoo throughout wet hair and let it sit for up to 15 minutes, depending on your brassiness level. Since purple shampoo has toning properties, it will continue to tone your hair as long as you leave it in. Always read product directions and rinse hair thoroughly after washing. 

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How long to leave purple shampoo on your hair 

Experts advise people to be careful when using violet-based shampoos. If you have icy-blonde hair and leave a purple shampoo on too long, your hair will end up having a blue-purple tinge to it. Always be sure to read instructions carefully and time your session. If your hair does start to take on a lavender or blue tint, cut back on washes and supplement with your normal shampoo. 

How often to use purple shampoo

Colorists note that it’s easy to overuse purple shampoo since it can have a drying effect. It’s best to use a color safe shampoo and conditioner for your normal routine, but then add in purple shampoo in between washes.

If you typically wash your hair twice a week, it’s best to use purple shampoo once a week. Keep in mind that purple shampoo should not replace your regular shampoo and should only be used once or twice a week. Overusing it can lead to build up and dullness, or even make you immune to the product. Luxy’s Balancing Purple Shampoo can be used on natural hair and blonde extensions as well to keep the color looking vibrant. 

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The best purple shampoos for blonde hair

1. Luxy’s Purple Balancing Shampoo

    We don’t mean to brag but our vegan purple shampoo does a fantastic job of combatting brassy tones in blonde hair while adding hydration with avocado and babassu oil.

    Use this shampoo for your hair extensions if you need to restore their vibrancy or on your natural hair as a hair treatment. 

    2. Moroccan Oil’s Blonde Perfecting Purple Shampoo

    Consistently ranked as one of the overall best purple shampoos by Allure and other beauty sites, this Moroccan Oil shampoo fights brassiness in blonde, lightened brunette, and even gray hair. The nourishing formula contains argan oil and is sulfate-free, meaning wavy, curly, and coily hair types can use it without worrying their hair will be stripped of moisture. It also works a charm for straight hair types, too.

    3. Oribe’s Bright Blonde Shampoo

    While a bit of a splurge, this sulfate-free shampoo from Oribe is super gentle and will work to bring out blonde tones in your hair. It’s a great choice for those with heat-damaged or curly locks. The best part is that it will protect your strands out of the shower from UV rays and dullness. 

    4. John Freida’s Violet Crush for Blondes

    A total drugstore deal, you will start to see brassiness disappear after just one use of this shampoo. Experts suggest leaving it in hair for a few minutes before minutes to help blonde tones look their best.

    5. Kevin Murphy’s Blonde Angel Wash

    While purple shampoos can have a drying effect, the sunflower seed oil in the Kevin Murphy Blonde Angel Wash gives dried out strands a healthy dose of moisture. There’s also ingredients like olive and linseed to keep hair strong.

    6. Kératase’ Blond Absolu

    Fortified with hyaluronic acid, this shampoo will deliver maximum hydration with every use. The purple pigments are highly concentrated, ensuring blonde and gray tones will be maintained between salon visits. Perfect for any hair texture or shade of blonde. 

    7. Clairol Shimmer Lights Shampoo

    A top pick for highlighted hair, this budget-friendly shampoo has been around for decades. The highly pigmented shampoo tones all-over brassiness and livens up faded highlights, helping them look their absolute best. 

    8. Paul Mitchell’s Platinum Blonde Shampoo

    If you’re a blonde who likes a soft beige tone without brass or silver, then this Paul Mitchell shampoo is for you. The violet-tinted formula neutralizes brassy tones in the lightest of blondes, making it a must for platinum blondes. 

    9. SheaMoisture Purple Rice Water Strength + Color Care Shampoo

    The star ingredient in this shampoo is rice water, which leaves hair soft, clean, and visibly brighter. Not to mention that this purple shampoo smells amazing. If you have damaged hair, the ultra-hydrating formula with organic shea butter, jojoba oil, and argan oil will help restore moisture.

    10.  Pravana The Perfect Blonde Shampoo

    Thanks to a nourishing combination of amino acids, jojoba, and coconut oil, this purple shampoo will keep strands shiny and moisturized. Of course it will also neutralize and give your bleached, highlighted, or natural color a deep reset.

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When it comes to curls, waves, and volume, hair rollers can take the heat off your regular hair care tools.

Hair rollers come in a variety of sizes and materials that can help create tight spirals, to beachy waves and red-carpet voluminous curls, all without having to use your curling wand or blow dryer. No matter your hair length or hair type there is a hair roller for the style you’re trying to create.

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Don’t dismiss hair rollers as an old school method, #hairrollers has more than 26 million views on Tik Tok so Gen Z, Millennial, or even boomers (the generation that popularized hair rollers) are all into this styling method and it’s obvious why.

They’re easy to use, there’s so many to choose from, they use no to very little heat, and some types of hair rollers are even safe to wear overnight so you can wake up, take the rollers out, and be ready to go.

As we are always looking to help you look and feel your best, especially with your hair, we’ve created a little Hair Rollers 101, the ultimate guide to hair rollers for any hair type with the 5 most popular and versatile types of hair rollers out there and how to use them.

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Types of hair rollers

Foam rollers

Great for all hair types, this type of hair roller is best used to help create volume or loose waves. Foam rollers can be applied to dry hair and kept on overnight. To help prevent pulling, avoid securing the roller too close to your hair line and keep it loose. In the morning, remove the rollers and gently brush through your hair, or simply use your fingers to comb through.

Steam rollers

Using a lower heat setting than curling wands, steam rollers can help create a variety of curl patterns depending on how you apply them. For more of a curl, apply at the end of your hair and roll towards your scalp. To get more of a wave, apply the steam roller a few inches away from your roots and wrap your hair around the roller which helps to create volume. No matter how you apply this type of hair roller, leave it in for about 20 minutes or until the rollers cool. Remove rollers and enjoy and bouncy, full hair look.

Velcro rollers

Another versatile hair roller that spans all ages, we might just love the Velcro hair roller the best. The Velcro hair roller can easily create loose curls or tight ringlets, depending on the size of the Velcro roller and how you use it.

Velcro hair rollers are great for natural hair and hair extensions because it is a heatless hair care tool, making it safe for natural hair and hair extensions.

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How to use velcro hair rollers

To get the most out of your velcro hair roller, section off your hair to match the same size as the velcro roller. Brush out the section and give it a light spritz of hairspray. While holding your hair securely straight, roll the ends of your hair around the roller to grip the Velcro and get it to stick. Keep the hair rollers in for 20 minutes and take a selfie while you’re at it – there’s something so retro and chic about a head full of Velcro hair rollers!

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At Luxy Hair, we love styling tools that are safe for natural hair and hair extensions, especially ones that deliver style results, so we created our own Volumizing Velcro Roller Set. Luxy’s Velcro Roller Set comes with 18 self-gripping Velcro hair rollers in 3 different sizes; small, medium, and large so no matter what your hair type, or hair length you can achieve curls as tight, loose, or voluminous as you want. Our hair roller set also comes with 9 tortoise print creaseless clips to help secure the rollers where you need it. The creaseless clips can be used for all your styling needs and can even be worn on their own because we love a good hair accessory moment.

The Velcro rollers and clips come in a vegan leather pouch so you can take your rollers with you wherever you need them – hello vacation packing without awkward cords and styling tools.

The small Luxy Velcro rollers are great for shorter hair or thin hair. They are also great for creating tighter curls or ringlets. Our medium Velcro rollers are great for any length of hair and can help create curls or waves depending on how you apply them. For those with long or thick hair, the large Velcro rollers will make styling a breeze. Use the tortoise print creaseless clips to help secure thicker hair to the rollers.


Check out this hair tutorial video below on how to do a blowout at home with velcro rollers! 


Similar to Velcro hair rollers, flexirods are made to be used without the assistance of any other tool. Simply twirl or wrap your hair around the cushioned, flexible rod which easily bends the way you want it too. This type of hair roller is best to achieve ringlets or tight curls. For girls with tight curly or kinky hair, flexirods can also be applied to stretch or widen the curl.

For best results, experts recommend applying flexirods to damp hair and a bit of styling product. Depending on how much time you have, you can let your hair air dry or use a blowdryer on a low heat setting to dry the hair. When ready, remove the rods and use your fingers to part the curls.

Jumbo rollers

Usually heated, jumbo rollers are great for thick and long hair. These rollers help to achieve voluminous waves for that red carpet, vampy look. With the jumbo rollers, you can create seamless curls or waves that flow fluidly in the same direction (think opposite of the beachy wave). By applying the rollers in the same direction, you will get an all-over type of volume and movement for a sleek style.

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While we may not say adieu to our curling irons forever, most hair rollers are an effective and no-heat alternative to get many of the same hairstyles. If you haven’t tried styling with hair rollers yet, what’s stopping you? If you have, let us know which ones you use and how it works for you. Like fashion, what’s old becomes new again in hair styling, with so many sizes and options, hair rollers have definitely upgraded and offer versatile style pay-off.

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Writer: Rosalyn Solomon

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There’s no denying that 2020 has been a crazy year, and the holiday season is no exception. With public health experts and the CDC recommending that people stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19, your holidays might look a little bit different this year. Maybe you’re planning on celebrating virtually over Zoom with your loved ones, or staying at home with gingerbread cookies and a mug of hot cocoa. Perhaps your family has decided to throw a socially-distant gathering outside, or maybe you’re having a movie marathon with your roommates. No matter how you’re spending the holidays, you can take the opportunity to dress up and try out a fun, new hairstyle. We’ve put together a list of cool holiday looks guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit ASAP.

1. The at-home holi-stay: sleek, low ponytail

hairstyles for the holidays

Staying home for the holidays this year? Make the most of your holistay by trying out a sleek, low ponytail hairstyle. This look is super simple to achieve— all you. need to do is, part your hair down the middle and comb it. back down to the nape of your neck and secure with a Gravity Defying Hair Tie so your ponytail holds through the night. If you’re looking to add a little extra ✨pizzaz✨ to your pony, consider wearing a ponytail extension for more volume and length. 

Your essentials: Christmas cocktail, fireplace channel, cozy holiday sweater, 20″ Luxy Hair Clip-In Ponytail.

2. Zoom holiday: Baby braids

Holiday looks

There’s no denying that a virtual holiday may be your safest bet this year. If you can’t be together in the same room with your loved ones, a Zoom room is probably the next best thing. The good news is that there are still plenty of ways to add some cheer to your virtual holiday. You can still decorate and dress up, toast with a signature cocktail or hot cocoa, and even cook together virtually before sitting down to eat. And even if you’re on Zoom, it’s still possible to take a family photo. Hopefully it will be a funny memory to look back on in the future. 

Face framing baby braids have been a hairstyle favorite this year; this easy, no-fuss hairstyle isn’t just reminiscent of the ’90s but brings a whole lotta pretty to any outfit you wear. All you need to do is section two front face-framing layers and braid them to the tip, securing with a tiny, clear elastic. 

Your essentials: Christmas cocktail or hot cocoa, scented candle, family photo, tiny elastics

3. Solo holi-stay with your pet: claw clip

If you’re celebrating the festive season with your furry friend this year, there are plenty of ways you can make it special. Party with your pet by making some homemade gingerbread cookies for your dog, watching a special holiday film with your cat, or even singing some carols to your goldfish. A claw clip hairstyle will pair perfectly with this low-key holiday. Simply pull your hair back and secure with a claw clip. Whether it’s a full pony, half pony, or French twist, a claw clip is the accessory to spruce up even the most casual of hairstyles.

Your essentials: claw clip, aromatherapy candles, gingerbread dog treats, your favorite holiday movie

4. Cabin getaway: messy low bun with scrunchie

hairstyles for the holidays

While large holiday gatherings are a little risky this year, you can always escape and clear your head by connecting with nature. Whether hiking, skiing, or just relaxing inside with cozy socks and a warm cup of tea, a cabin getaway will let you get it away from it all and recharge this holiday season. 

A messy low-bun hairstyle is something you can always rely on—it takes minimal effort and time to achieve yet leaves you with an #InstaWorthy look for days. Consider adding a textured scrunchie, or a cute silky satin one to up the ante for the holidays. 

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Your essentials: satin scrunchies, glow in the dark mask, puzzles or board games


5. Virtual office holiday party: ultra voluminous beachy waves

hairstyles for the holidays

It goes without saying that 2020 has been a year unlike any other. While you might have been working from home for a while, you don’t have to cancel your annual office holiday party. Raise a glass with your team by hosting a virtual party on Zoom. There are plenty of ways you can celebrate remotely with your company and not have it feel like just another meeting. Plan an ugly sweater contest or a virtual cookie-decorating party. Maybe come together to donate supplies to your local food bank. You can also keep it simple by playing a game of holiday-themed bingo and toasting each other with a glass of champagne. 

For this holiday look, give your hair some oomph by styling ultra long beachy waves. Spritz in some sea-salt spray and scrunch your hair together for a textured, piece-y style. To achieve head-turning volume, add in our volume bundle hair extensions. 

Your essentials: Luxy Hair Volume Bundle Hair Extensions, virtual holiday bingo, glass of champagne


6. Outdoor gathering: high ponytail

hairstyles for the holidays

Experts all over the world over are recommending that holiday gatherings should be moved outside this year. Since the Covid-19 virus spreads more easily in crowded and fully enclosed indoor spaces, you can have a safer holiday by simply being outside. However, temperatures can drop pretty low this time of year. Make your outdoor gathering bearable by wearing plenty of layers and having blankets or space heaters on hand.

Since our Queen Ari has blessed us with a brilliant album right at the end of 2020, why not wear her signature high ponytail in her honor? This look isn’t going out of style anytime soon, so hop on the trend with a set of ponytail extensions that will help you achieve this look in minutes.

Remember to stay safe by wearing your masks, washing hands, and maintaining the appropriate social distance!

Your essentials: Luxy Hair 16″ Clip-In Ponytail, space heaters, holiday playlist, sequin mask


7. Holiday hang with friends: hair clips

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If you live far away from home, it might not be possible to travel back this year. Experts are advising against flying or traveling long distances. If going home isn’t an option for you this year, consider having a chill holiday hang with roommates or a small group of friends. You can enjoy a potluck dinner party, festive caroling karaoke, and maybe a movie marathon. Spice up the party by making some homemade eggnog, a classic holiday drink that people tend to either love or hate. And as for your holiday hairstyle, a set of tortoise shell or pearlescent clips can instantly elevate a simple sweater almost instantly. If you’re confused about how to style your holiday accessories, find more ideas here. 

Your essentials: holiday-themed mask, Luxy Hair Tortoise Hair Clips, Christmas carol karaoke tunes, homemade eggnog 

8. Virtual New Year’s Eve dance party: fishtail braid

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Everyone loves a good dance party, whether it’s in a club or your own apartment. You can still find the joy of a New Year’s Eve party in quarantine by throwing a virtual dance session. Set up a private event on Zoom and then livestream a DJ set so everyone can groove to the same music. If you want to make it feel like a real party, get dressed up in your favorite sparkly dress and turn on a strobe light. You can also set your Zoom background to a disco-ball dancefloor. 

A fishtail braid is the perfect matching holiday look. Not only is this hairstyle chic and timeless, but it will keep your hair out of your face while dancing. If you haven’t mastered this hairstyle just yet, our tutorial on how to fishtail braid will walk you through it step-by-step.

Your essentials: sparkly dress, strobe light, balayage hair extensions, Bluetooth speaker


Written by: Brittany Rodriguez

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7 Vitamins for Beard Growth


Hair growth requires specific vitamins and minerals, and supplementing those vitamins could help with hair growth. Keep reading for the best vitamins for beard growth. 

How Fast Does Facial Hair Grow?

Typically, human scalp hair grows about one-half inch per month. Beard hair, on the other hand, grows more slowly. A man who consumes adequate nutrients and gets enough rest will grow around 8 millimeters of beard hair per month. Growing a full beard can take 2 to 6 months

However, beard growth depends on several factors, including:


What Are the Best Vitamins for Beard Growth?

1. B Vitamins

The B vitamin family plays a vital role in hair growth. That’s why deficiencies in B vitamins like riboflavin, biotin, folate, and B12 have been associated with hair loss. Meat, eggs, and whole grain bread are excellent sources of B vitamins.

2. Vitamin C

Vitamin C or ascorbic acid also contributes to hair health. Vitamin C helps build collagen, a vital protein for functioning hair follicles. Vitamin C also helps with iron absorption and defends hair against oxidative stress. You can get more vitamin C in your diet through citrus fruits, bell peppers, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts. 

3. Vitamin D

Like B vitamins, vitamin D deficiency has also been linked with hair loss. Vitamin D is also essential in the production of testosterone, the hormone that stimulates facial hair growth. Dietary sources of vitamin D include oily fish, red meat, and egg yolks. 

4. Iron

Iron deficiency, the most common nutrient deficiency, can cause hair loss. Iron is essential for many bodily functions. In the beard, iron helps deliver nutrients through the blood to the hair follicles so that they can grow. Good sources of iron include liver, red meat, beans, and nuts. 

5. Zinc

Zinc deficiency can cause hair loss and low testosterone. Zinc strengthens your hair follicles. It also keeps your skin and nails healthy. Dietary sources of zinc include meat, shellfish, and fortified foods. 

6. Protein

While not a vitamin, protein is essential for beard growth. When you eat protein from meat, poultry, or vegetables, your body breaks down the protein you eat into amino acids. The body then uses those amino acids to build the structure of your hair. Sources of protein include meat, poultry, eggs, and nuts. 

7. Vitamin A

Vitamin A helps to regenerate cells and stimulate hair growth. However, be careful since too much vitamin A has also been associated with hair loss. Sweet potatoes, carrots, and green, leafy vegetables are rich in vitamin A. 


Do Beard Growth Vitamins Work?

If you can, it’s best to get all of your vitamins and minerals through the foods you eat. But a beard growth vitamin like Viviscal Man can help “fill in the gaps” of your diet. Facial hair vitamins are most effective for men whose diets do not provide adequate nutrition for regular hair growth. 


How to Choose the Best Vitamins for Facial Hair Growth

When shopping for a supplement for hair growth, look for a formula that contains one or more of the best vitamins for beard growth listed above. It may also be wise to search for a supplement containing protein, as protein is required for regular hair growth. 

Our pick? Viviscal Man, which is formulated with vitamin C and zinc (some of the best vitamins for beard growth). Viviscal Man also contains AminoMar®, an exclusive protein-rich marine complex, plus horsetail extract and flax seed extract. While Viviscal Man was specifically developed to promote existing hair growth on the scalp, it may also work to encourage beard growth. Viviscal Man is the #1 male hair growth supplement in the US+.

Do you take vitamins for beard growth? Let us know in the comments!


+Based on IRI MULO data for 52 weeks ending February 22, 2015

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What Is a Butterfly Haircut?


The butterfly haircut is the perfect low-maintenance, flattering cut to take into fall. It minimizes weight and creates maximum volume without sacrificing length. 

We’ll tell you all about the butterfly cut and if it’s a good choice for thin hair. We’ll also tell you how to style it depending on your hair length. 

What Is a Butterfly Haircut?

The butterfly hairstyle is a feathered cut that can help give the illusion of shorter hair. It’s a layered style with a lot of body, almost mimicking fluttering butterfly wings. It combines long and short layers to create the illusion of volume. 

Your hairstylist will cut layers into two sections: short and long layers. The long layers should be underneath and reach past your shoulders. The short layers are on top to add volume. It should look like several layers that cascade down. 

Does the Butterfly Haircut work for Thin Hair?

The butterfly haircut is perfect for those with thin hair who want to add some volume. The butterfly cut is lightweight, feathery and makes the crown appear fuller. It also doesn’t sacrifice length due to the longer layers on the bottom. It won’t weigh your hair down and may even help reduce tangled hair since the layers are all different lengths. 

The butterfly haircut is flattering while waiting for healthy hair growth. You’ll want to invest in a good volume spray and hair oil to keep your crown full and mid-lengths moisturized. To aid your healthy hair growth, try Viviscal Hair Growth Supplements. They promote healthy hair growth from the inside for gorgeous hair on the outside.* 

Butterfly Haircut for Different Hair Lengths

Butterfly Haircut for Long Hair

The butterfly haircut adds texture and takes weight off long hair. Depending on how short you want, you can create layers with a ton of depth. If you want to keep your long locks, you don’t need to cut your hair too short. 

Butterfly Haircut for Medium-Length Hair

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The butterfly haircut is great for adding dimension to medium-length hair. The shorter layers help create face-framing details and give your hair a textured look. Try asking your stylist to cut the short layers to chin length and keep your longer lengths as long as possible.  

Butterfly Haircut for Short Hair

You won’t be able to get the large, dramatic layers from a butterfly cut with short hair. But, you can take advantage of the wispy, face-framing layers. Ask your stylist to create a few layers around the crown, or try butterfly bangs. 

What are Butterfly Bangs?

If you have short hair or want to try bangs, butterfly bangs are perfect for face-framing details. Think of butterfly bangs as very short layers. They are like curtain bangs but a bit longer, falling between your chin and cheekbones. Butterfly bangs are low maintenance, grow out well, and are great for those new to bangs. 

How to Style A Butterfly Cut

  • Hair ClipsIf you want a simple but elegant way to style your butterfly cut, add some embellished hair clips. Try sweeping your short layers back on both sides and securing them with clips. Or, try double clips on one side. 

  • Half Up PonytailA half ponytail is a gentle way to keep your butterfly layers out of your face without a tight updo. This is a great style for those with long or medium-length hair. Grab your short layers, gently pull them back, and secure them either with an elastic, clip, or ribbon. 


  • BlowoutThis is perfect for creating the fullest volume. Use a large round brush and a hair dryer on low heat, and curl your hair outward and upward. Finish with a volume or texturizing spray to hold the style.   


What do you think of the butterfly haircut? Are you ready to give it a try? Tell us about it in the comments below!

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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Short Hairstyles for Thin Hair


Common advice states that short hairstyles are more flattering for thin hair than long hairstyles. The reasoning? Short hairstyles for thin hair help create the illusion of thickness. But is this claim really true? Keep reading to learn about the pros and cons of short hairstyles for thin hair. Plus, we’ll share some of our favorite short hairstyles for women with thin hair. 

Why Short Hairstyles Are Good for Thin Hair

  • No Added Weight – Short strands put less stress on your follicles because there isn’t heavy length weighing them down. This means your hair will have more volume at the root instead of looking flat and lifeless. 
  • No Tight Updos – You won’t be able to style your hair in tight updos with a shorter cut. It may sound like a drawback, but styling your hair in updos can weaken hair follicles and cause your hair to break. 
  • Less Need for Heat – Short hair dries faster than long hair, so you won’t need to use heating or drying tools often. Less need for heat means less heat damage, which may mean healthier hair in the long run. 
  • Keeps Split Ends Away – Keeping your hair short also ensures you are removing split ends often. 
  • Less Product Needed – You don’t need to use as much conditioner or other hair products, which can help save money. 

Cons of Short Hairstyles 

  • Limited Styling – Short hair, especially chin-length hair, can be hard to style, so you may be limited to fewer looks. 
  • Higher Maintenance – You’ll need to keep up with trimming every 6-8 weeks as your hair grows. 
  • Lack of Versatility – Not every short haircut is flattering to every face shape. Luckily, we have a few styles below that are flattering for most face shapes.

Try These: 3 Short Hairstyles for Thin Hair

1. Pixie Cut


A pixie cut has dense layers and a lot of texture, which can help give the illusion of fullness and volume. Pixie cuts are very short and usually cut to the nape of the neck.  

There are many ways to achieve a pixie cut, making it flattering for many face shapes. It’s also a great short haircut for older women with thin hair because it’s youthful-looking, and there isn’t much daily styling required. 

2. Short Blunt Bob

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A short, blunt bob is a great low-maintenance short hairstyle for thin hair. The blunt edges and short length create the illusion of fullness and weightlessness. 

A blunt bob can be flattering for many face shapes. If you have a rounder face, try cutting your hair below your chin to give the illusion of length. To style a short blunt bob, straightening or adding some subtle wave will do the trick.

3. Layered Lob

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A layered lob is a short layered hairstyle for fine hair that adds some texture if you don’t like the blunt cut. The layers help create the illusion of thickness around the body and at the crown of your head. 

This is the best haircut for those with thin hair and a round face because it helps create an angular look. It’s also a good short hairstyle if you want to keep your hair a bit longer. 

3 Tips to Help Thicken Thin Hair

1. Diet 

Your diet makes a big difference to the health of your hair. After all, you are what you eat! To make sure you’re consuming all the vital nutrients you need for healthy hair growth, try Viviscal Hair Growth Supplements. They contain key vitamins and minerals scientifically proven to nourish thinning hair and promote existing hair growth.* 

2. Stress Management

Stress has been linked with hair loss, and it can significantly impact already thin hair. If you suffer from stress, try adding techniques like meditation or yoga to your routine. 

3. Satin Accessories 

Thin hair can be susceptible to hair breaking or snapping. Use a satin pillowcase while you sleep to help reduce friction-related breakage. 

What do you think of short hairstyles for thin hair? Tell us in the comments below!

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

¹Hadshiew IM, Foitzik K, Arck PC, Paus R. Burden of hair loss: stress and the underestimated psychosocial impact of telogen effluvium and androgenetic alopecia. J Invest Dermatol. 2004 Sep;123(3):455-7. doi: 10.1111/j.0022-202X.2004.23237.x. PMID: 15304082.

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Goddess Braids


Are you looking for a protective, long-lasting, and chic hairstyle? Try goddess braids. These thick and soft braids are perfect for an effortless, boho style.

We’ll tell you what goddess braids are, tips for maintaining them, and ways of styling them! Keep reading to learn more about goddess braids

What Is a Goddess Braid?

Goddess braids are similar to cornrows but thicker and braided very close to the scalp.

Goddess braids are thick and rope-like, so they work best for long hair. Since the braids are so thick, they are easier to style and install than other thinner types of braids. 

What Type of Hair Is Best for Goddess Braids?

Most hair types can be styled with goddess braids, but it can be challenging to achieve this style with just your natural hair alone. Unless you have long, naturally wavy hair, you will need to add extensions in the braiding process. Hair extensions help achieve a full and thick appearance. How much hair you need depends on how thick you want your braids and how thick your natural hair already is. 


Do Goddess Braids Damage Your Hair?

Goddess braids are a protective style, but they can damage your hair if installed incorrectly or if your hair is unhealthy to begin with. 

This style may not be best if you have a sensitive scalp. Goddess braids are thick and heavy, which can put stress on your scalp. If you have thin hair strands, goddess braids may also not be suitable as the braiding process may break off your hair. 

How Long Do Goddess Braids Last?

Goddess braids can last between four to eight weeks. Of course, this depends on how well you take care of them and how well they were installed. 

Tips for Maintaining Goddess Braids:

  • Use silk accessories – Even protective styles require additional protection. Wrap your hair in a silk or satin scarf before bed to protect your hair against friction and keep your braids smooth. 
  • Use light oils on your scalp – Your scalp may become dry after a couple of weeks with this style. Using oils like jojoba oil can help ease and soothe your scalp without creating build-up. When applying oil to your scalp, always gently massage it in.
  • Prep your hair – Goddess braids are only as strong as their foundation. Make sure your hair is fully cleansed and conditioned before installing. Moisturizing leave-in treatments will also be beneficial prior to installation. 
  • See a reputable stylist – Go to a stylist who has experience installing goddess braids. An experienced braider can tell you the length and thickness that’s best for your natural hair.
  • Keep up your hair nutrition – Proper nutrition is vital for healthy hair growth. Get your daily vitamins and minerals with Viviscal Hair Growth Supplements! They are clinically proven to nourish thinning hair and promote existing hair growth.*

Goddess Braid Styles

  • Goddess braid updos – If you want to keep your braids out of your face but still styled, goddess braids in a ponytail are a chic and easy choice. You can also wrap your goddess braids into a top bun or two space buns for a cute, low-maintenance style.  
  • Goddess braids with colors – Adding different colored synthetic hair is a fun way to add a pop of color to your braids while keeping your natural hair healthy. 
  • Goddess braids with curls – Use curly extensions and leave the ends unbraided for an effortless, bohemian look. Or, when installing the braids, you can pull some hairs out to add some tendrils around your braids. 


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What do you think of goddess braids? Would you give these a try? Tell us in the comment section below!

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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Bottleneck Bangs


You’re probably familiar with curtain bangs, but have you heard of bottleneck bangs? They are the latest in bang styling and will be a popular style for the rest of 2022.

We’ll tell you what this hairstyle is, how it compares to curtain bangs, and how to style them. Keep reading to learn more about bottleneck bangs!

What Are Bottleneck Bangs?

Bottleneck bangs are similar to how they sound. They resemble the shape of the neck of a bottle. They start close together at the top and then swoop outward and down. 

Bottleneck bangs appear shaggy. They are long bangs, growing past your eyebrows and framing your face. They are an alternative to curtain bangs and have a 1970s flair. 

Bottleneck Bangs vs. Curtain Bangs

While bottleneck bangs and curtain bangs are similar, there are a few distinct differences between these cuts. Here is a comparison between the two styles:


  • Both are a long bang style.
  • Both have face-framing details.
  • Both grow out well.
  • Both are universally flattering for most face shapes.


  • Curtain bangs are all one length.
  • Bottleneck bangs are short in the middle and get longer on the sides.
  • Curtain bangs can look like short layers rather than bangs.
  • Bottleneck bangs are shaggy and appear more bang-like.

How to Cut Bottleneck Bangs

Do not skip going to the salon for these bangs. Attempting to cut these on your own may be risky as they require expert shaping. 

The cut involves cutting short pieces in the center with longer ones along the sides of the face. We recommend cutting with a middle part to see where your true center is for the shortest pieces. Make sure your stylist doesn’t cut the middle pieces too short, or it can look unflattering. 

Who Do Bottleneck Bangs Look Best On?

The great thing about bottleneck bangs is they are universally flattering. You can have long or short hair and still pull this look off. If you have short hair, try a bottleneck bob. 

Also, no matter your face shape, bottleneck bangs can be complimentary. If you have a round face shape, this cut will be flattering. The face-framing details can reduce the roundness and help make your face look more angular. 

If you have thin hair, bottleneck bangs are a way to thicken your hair appearance. The dynamic length of the bangs makes your crown look fuller, and the shaggy texture can make your hair appear thicker. Want to learn more about bang styles for thin hair? Read our post on what bangs look best on thin hair

3 Bottleneck Bang Hairstyles

      1. Bottleneck Bob

A bottleneck bob is a great way to style bottleneck bangs on shorter hair. First, cut your bottleneck bangs to the desired lengths. The longest part of the bangs will be your guide for the rest of your hair length. The result? A soft, shaggy bob.

      2. Voluminous Shag 

A voluminous shag is a great style for long hair. The key is a round brush and volumizing spray. Brush through your hair and use a spray to hold the shaggy shape. Then, use the spray on the crown of your head and give it a slight tease to make it look fuller. For even more fullness, use Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Elixir. It’s the ultimate lightweight, body-boosting leave-in treatment for thicker-looking hair.

      3. Chic Ponytail

Try a low ponytail for a chic, French-looking hairstyle. Pull your hair back low, leaving your bottleneck bangs alone. Wrap your hair in a loose ponytail and keep your middle part. If desired, add a bow or ribbon to your ponytail.

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Are you ready to try bottleneck bangs? Tell us in the comments below!

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