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Shampoo Almost As Good As Sushi ;)

Dry Hair? Here's The Best Shampoo to Bring an End to Those Split Ends

Want to bring an end to your split ends? Well, you can’t quite do that without a haircut, but what you can do is find a remedy to improve your hair’s condition without cutting off your ends sooner than you’d like. To find the best shampoo for dry hair doesn’t need to be challenging — in fact, it can be easier than you think..

When it comes to finding the right shampoo and conditioner for my hair, I’m constantly on a quest. One day my hair is dry and curly, the other it’s smooth and straight. Unfortunately, with the weather changing, my hair has been getting more and more dry.

I’ve done it all: Tried various kinds of shampoos for various hair textures, changed my diet, stopped coloring my hair, and stopped applying heat to it altogether. The more I tried, the worse it seemed to get.

If you’re like me and have dry hair but can’t seem to figure out the cause, that’s because there’s no single cause. Dry hair can result be caused by:

  • Chlorine from the pool
  • Spending most of your time outdoors and in the sun (especially if you live in a hotter climate)
  • Blow-drying your hair daily.
  • Chemically treating your hair

So, everything good in life? That’s what I thought when I finally found a shampoo and conditioner that actually treated my hair well.

The shampoo and conditioner that I’m lusting over right now is Bumble and Bumble’s Seaweed Shampoo and Conditioner. Yup, you heard right! It’s made from marine seaweed, kelp, and spirulina. (Green smoothie anyone?)

If you’re wondering if it smells like your sushi dinner, it doesn’t! It practically doesn’t have a scent at all, which I love because there aren’t any additives in it to make my hair smell like a cocktail.

I’ve experimented with hair products that were supposedly for dry hair and ended up drying my hair out even more and making it brittle and lifeless. (It’s not like you can try a small shampoo of shampoo and decide whether or not you like it, like you can with makeup.)

There never seemed to be a suitable way out of this problem until I tried using hair products with more natural ingredients and less unpronounceable ingredients. If I already make these choices with my food, why wouldn’t I with my shampoo?

I’m always on a mission to find the most mild daily shampoo I can find because I want to make sure I’m adding enough moisture to my locks. This shampoo-condition combo is so gentle on my hair, and, plus I barely have to use any product. After a few washings, my hair was so much smoother, softer, and healthier-looking. These products are gentle enough to be used on a variety of hair types and textures, so they’re great for daily use.

Though I don’t like to spend money on shampoo when half the time, I don’t get the results I want, I’ve had my two eight-ounce bottles since last Christmas, and they’re still going strong (but heading close to completion). I wonder what I’ll be requesting this year for Christmas…

What’s your favorite go-to shampoo for your hair texture?


Basic Beauty Products
Beauty, Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites: My 5 Essential Beauty Products

When I like a product, I love a product. Don’t get me wrong — I’m adventurous when it comes to trying new things but that doesn’t mean I necessarily always find the keepers. I try new foundations, mascaras, and haircare products all the time, based on reviews, word-of-mouth, and even testers. I’ve tried out various makeup brands, but I always go back to the ones I can find at my local drugstore.

When it comes to my day-to-day routine, I have an everyday, simple regimen. I can’t spend more than five minutes doing my make-up, no matter how much time I have to get ready! I spend about ten minutes getting dressed in the morning since I like to wake up at 8:30, and I paint my nails maybe once every few weeks. I’ve gotten my routine down, and as long as I have my coffee (and no bed-head), I’m pretty much ready for the day.

It’s not that I don’t want to get out of bed and dress myself up; it’s more that I just like to keep a natural look. I absolutely love to buy new makeup products, but I’ve never really wanted to wear a face full of makeup when I’m going to work or hanging out with friends.

I’ve experimented with makeup when I go out on the weekends, but I’m always most satisfied when I just choose the essentials: Foundation. Powder. Mascara. Repeat!

And when I say the “essentials,” I really do mean a specific essential product. I can’t imagine living without these products now that I’ve worn (and lusted over) them for years.

It turns out, my basic makeup essentials have been my favorites since high school:

Cover Girl 320 Clean Whipped Creme Foundation, Creamy Natural 5 Makeup Must-Haves: Foundation

I have pretty sensitive skin so any kind of change in environment can leave my skin feeling itchy, irritated and red.

I love this Cover Girl foundation, and it’s like my second skin. Not only is it moisturizing and lightweight, but it naturally covers up any redness or imperfections on my face that result after being jolted awake by my alarm.

I’ve noticed other cream foundations leave my face looking shiny, but this one completely morphs into my skin without clogging my pores. I’ve been purchasing it for two years, and I really don’t know what I would do without it!

Maybelline Mineral Power in Classic Ivory 

Beauty Must-Haves

absolutely adore mineral powders, but I’ve noticed some aren’t the most coverage-providing. This powder makes my skin look flawless and stays on all day. It has no added preservatives, oils, or fragrances, so I don’t have to worry about breaking out.

I’m pretty picky when it comes to adding powder to my face because I usually can’t find the perfect shade to match my skin tone. I don’t want to end up looking like a ghost or looking like I used too much bronzer.

My skin tone is pretty fair, especially in the winter. This powder leaves a flawless finish on my face without even making it noticeable that I’m wearing any face makeup. Because, hey, I’d rather eat cake than have caked-on makeup.





NYX Eyelash Curler 
Eyelash curler NYX

Talk about an eye opener! Eyelash curlers are like the coffee of my morning: a real wake-up to my lashes. I have pretty small eyelashes, so without using a curler, it doesn’t matter how much mascara I put on. For an uplifted lash, I head straight to the eyelash curler.

I’ve spent decent money on eyelash curlers before, only to be left disappointed and with limp lashes. I always revert back to the curler by NYX because, within a few seconds, my lashes look longer and thicker. I clasp the curler to the root of my lashes and hold from 5-15 seconds and voila! It looks like I slept for a whole ten hours.




L’Oreal Paris Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara

5 Makeup Must-Haves: Mascara

I don’t wear too much in the way of eyeliner/eyeshadow, but I can’t go anywhere without mascara.

I’ve experimented with every kind of mascara: from expensive brands to drugstore brands; from shades of purple to shades of deep black; from thick brushes to thin brushes. I always revert to the same mascara. If you think “shocking extensions” is just another promotional term, it’s actually nothing but the truth.

I’ve had trouble finding mascaras that actually make my eyelashes stand out, but the L’Oreal Paris Telescopic Shocking Extensions mascara can actually make me look wide-eyed even when I just roll out of bed.








5 Beauty Must-Haves

Revlon Cherries in the Snow Nail Polish 

Painting my nails is a great way to relax and unwind, but I rarely have the time to sit down, paint my nails, and let them dry. (Hey, I get hungry, too.)

I usually choose a deep red nail polish on most days, but I absolutely love this Revlon brand because it’s the perfect deep raspberry/magenta shade, which looks great when I’m wearing neutral colors. I’ll wear this nail polish any and all season long, and I love Redken nail polishes because my nails actually stay polished and don’t chip for a while after.

I bought this nail polish on a whim one day a few years ago, and it’s been a staple in my life ever since!

What are your makeup must-haves? Do you keep your routine simply, or do you change your look often? Leave me a comment or come say to hi me on Facebook or Twitter


Maura Lieberman Fashion Blog
Beauty, Fashion, Health

Why I Started a Style Blog

Who am I? Maura

What is this? My own personal blog, encompassing fashion, health, and beauty.

When? Now, whatever time it may be..

Where? Usually somewhere in Philly, (or down the rabbit hole)

Why? Because I spend so much time reading blogs and not writing my own ideas down!

So I made the blog leap. I’ve dabbled in having blogs before, but I never really went very far with them. I blogged when I studied abroad in Paris, I blogged when I wanted to post some of my writing, and I blogged when I needed to express how badly I needed to start doing yoga again. (Someday…)

I blogged for myself. I blogged for my family. I blogged for my friends.

I made a blog to discuss my love of fashion, beauty, and health. The result? “Reconstyles.” This blog is an outlet comprised of my favorite beauty products, natural recipes, and favorite fashion pieces. I want to  bring together my love of healthy foods, DIY natural beauty products, fashion, and make-up.

I am happiest (and feeling my best) when I make my own meals using ingredients of known origins. My love of wellness started when I first interned with a raw food author, and I was hooked ever since. From there came my love of DIY natural beauty products, timeless clothing pieces, and living a relaxed lifestyle.

I want fashion, beauty, and health to coexist.

I believe in natural beauty, simplicity, and a style that never gets outdated. Confidence starts from within, and I’m here to express myself, whether through concocting a face exfoliator using nothing but coffee grounds and olive oil, or finding recipes that are great for my body and wallet.

Style is about more than what you wear. Style is what makes your inner self visible, and that starts with healthy eats, natural beauty products, and of course, your favorite pair of boots.
Maura Lieberman In New Orleans