The Best of YouTube: Hair

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Did you know, 1 Billion of us that consult YouTube on a monthly basis?
When it comes to all things beauty, celebrity, cooking and lifestyle, knowing the best channels to watch, trust and rely on, can be a challenge. As part of  a new mini-series, The Best of Youtube, I will highlight and profile some of my favourite Youtubers from each category.
This week it’s the Beauty Community, starting with Hair.

LetsMakeItUp1 aka Kaley

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This girl sure knows a thing or two about hair! Kaley is the hair-extraordinaire, uploading videos since 2010, LetsMakeItUp1 focuses on easy, elegant, modern hairstyles for the average girl.  Her tutorials are step by step guides, usually inspired by redcarpet hair, TV shows, Pinterest pictures or music videos. Ranging  from Caual Updos , Formal Updos to Casual non-updo hairstyles. To make the most out of Kaley’s channel, I would advise that you have good knowledge of your own hair and what works and doesn’t work for you. She does her best to advise which hairstyles suit a particular hair type or length in the intros to her videos. I would suggest that you try out and practice these tutorials before you plan on wearing them, especially if it is for a formal occasion or big event. The videos are really easy to follow and understand, but some of the styles are quite intricate and require practice. She also features videos on products that cater to a vast range of hair types and styles.

Lilith Moon

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Model turned YouTube hair guru ace, Lilith Moon, features tutorials for all occasions. Her styles focus mainly on medium to long hair lengths. Time and time again, I can consult this channel and learn something new. Lilith also uses clip in hair extensions and features extensive guides and FAQ videos on how to achieve the perfect look.  If you want to learn how to create a knotted braid  , an interesting, intricate side braid or something effortlessly chic, LilithMoon is the channel for you.

Cute Girls HairStyles

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This channel is best for those of you who wish to learn the basics or wish to expand on your basic hair knowledge. It’s also a great channel for a Mother or Father with little hair styling knowledge. Compared to the other channels I’ve suggested, most of the tutorials are carried out on a model. Mindy, the founder of the channel, is a mother herself and the modelsshe uses are her own children. My favourite tutorials are the winding lace braided ponytail, the Dutch lace headband and their 3D Plait ponytail. All of the videos on this channel are really well put together and simple to follow.  Perfect if you’re just starting out and love to braid!

Bebexo

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Bebexo is an excellent channel for anyone interested in hairstyles thats quick, quirky, and deviating from the norm. Each video is stronger than the last. Her latest one minute back to school hairstyles video is  brilliant for every day, even if you’re not going back to school.  A lot of hair videos on YouTube can be confusing and full of waffle. Bebexo’s tutorials are concise and informative without losing the effect of an effortless style. Be sure to look at her blog aswell  for more advice and all things beauty, including product and style reviews.

Hopefully you like these channels as much as I do. Remember, a lot of the styles featured in these videos take practice. Don’t give up if they don’t work for you the first time! As always, let me know your favourite YouTube Hair gurus below.

Beauty Myths Busted

Can a bottle of anti-aging cream make you look instantly younger?
Will your eyes be smooth and puff-free after one lick of an eye roll on cream?
Will eating the crust of your toast turn your hair curly?
While many of us have learned that our hair will not turn curly by eating crusts of bread, other myths are not as easily figured out. Living in a beauty and health obsessed, mass marketing era, figuring out which products work best for you and your skin can take years.
Here are some typical beauty myths and urban legends.
 An anti-aging cream can restore the collagen levels in my skin.
Sadly, this is false. Collagen is a protein found deep in the skin. It is the key ingredient to firm, youthful skin. However, the collagen modules present in beauty creams are too big to penetrate the skin’s surface. Prevention from an early stage can help keep your collagen levels high.  Avoiding overexposure to UVA and UBV rays and cigarette smoke, can lead to a loss of collagen from the skin. While beauty creams may help to some extent, they can’t fully restore the collagen in your skin.
Toothpaste is a safe way to reduce and remove spots.
While it is true that toothpaste can dry up spots in no time, the fluoride can actually burn your skin, causing more harm than good.

Beauty Myths Busted

Your Mobile phone can give you spots.
True! Mobile phones are a breeding ground for germs. Many experts believe that there are the same germs on a mobile/cell phone as there are on a toilet seat. Wiping and cleaning your phone on a weekly basis can prevent this.
Pumping your mascara wand will give you more voluminous lashes.
This is a big fat no! Pumping your mascara will cause more air to enter the tube of mascara. This will dry out the product and leave you with A) clumpy lashes and B) less product for your money.
An eye cream can’t remove baggy and dark under-eye circles.
This is true. Most eye creams aim to reduce redness and puffiness. Unfortunately, under eye bags are genetic. Thankfully for us there are many ways to prevent and reduce under eye bags and puffiness.  Cucumbers, used teabags, or anything cold, can restrict blood vessels flowing and building up underneath your eyes. Regular 8 hours sleep, drinking plenty of water and minimizing the time you spent staring at a screen can also help.
BeautyMythsBusted.
Shaving makes hair grow back thicker.
This is false.  Shaving will not affect the thickness of your regrowth. However, it will make regrowth blunter and coarser, as the razor is only topping the surface of the hair not fully removing it from the follicle.
Applying perfume to pulse points will make it last longer.
True! Perfumes are made up of mostly alcohol. When alcohol is heated it will help release the fragrance, giving you a longer lasting scent. Your wrists and sides of your neck are the best places to apply perfume as the blood flows rapidly, heating the skin.
Pulling my split ends will get rid of them for good.
This is 100 % not true! Pulling and picking at split ends will only make them worse. The split will travel further up the hair follicle leaving you with a bigger problem than before you started. A total nightmare if you ask me! Get your hair professionally cut regularly.If you do cut your own hair, sharp scissors are essential!
Blackheads are a build-up of dirt underneath your skin.
This one is false. Blackheads are caused by skin cells and oil trying to reach the skins surface. When the two combine they form a barrier and appear black underneath the skin.  Using a cleaner or face wash with salicylic acid should help prevent and remove this pesky problem.
Beauty myths… Busted!