April 09, 2018

Braids Vs. Buns | 4 Celeb Inspired Summer Hairstyles | Elle & Jess

An outfit isn't complete without a certain hairstyle to top it up. And when it comes to summer, all we want is to look cool AND stay cool at the same time. Especially since it's summer (read: hot and humid) all year long in Indonesia. But don't go chopping off your hair just yet, because we've got these four celebrity-inspired summer hairstyles that we think would be perfect for you to try out this weekend.

Hold up, sit tight, got two braids and two buns coming up!


1. Chic Side Braid
As seen on double Emmas - Emma Wattson (left) and Emma Stone (right):
Not only it sweeps your hair away from the back of your neck and keeping the heat out of it, it also looks sweet and cute! Jess will show you how to do it on this video:

2. Milkmaid Braid Updo
As seen on Amanda Seyfried (left) and Jennifer Lawrence (right):
If you're looking for an updo that looks summery yet elegant at the same time, this milkmaid braid would be the perfect choice for you. Take a look at Elle's tutorial here so you can do it at home:


3. Double Buns
As seen on Kendall Jenner (left) and Cara Delevingne (right):
Chun Li and Pucca would be thrilled when they know that their uber cute hairstyle is now coachella-approved. Moreover, you can also wear your double buns overnight and turn it into curls in the morning, just like Jess did in this video:

4. Easy Messy Bun
As seen on Sophie Turner (left) and Zoella (right):
Always the go-to option whenever you have a bad hair day, this messy bun is cute and super easy to do, like, seriously. Watch our step by step tutorial (PLUS challenge on who can do it faster) here:

Anyway, if you like to color your hair like we do, you might be interested to know that there is a new hair color product in town: NYU. Not only it's affordable, it's also ammonia free and enriched with super fruit extracts such as apple, kiwi and strawberry. Whether you wanna go coppery brown like Zoella, burgundy (reddish) like Emma Stone, or caramel like Cara, NYU got it for you! Moreover, it can cover grey hair! Our mom and aunt also tried it, and it really did a great job covering their grey hair lol.

Okay guys, that's all for today, we hope you get inspired by these cute hairstyles (do try them because they're really easy and super fun!), and please let us know on the comment box down below, which style do you prefer? Braids, or buns? We'd like to know!

Thank you so much for reading and see you guys on our next post! 

Elle & Jess

January 16, 2018

Healthy Hair Tips

As much as I love my hometown, Jakarta, I can't ignore the fact that the air pollution here is pretty bad. And it does not only affect our respiratory system, it also has negative effects on our skin and, thanks to new research, on our hair as well—ranging from dryness to breakage to hairfall!

Some people might say, "Oh it's just hair!"
Well to me, hair is more than an accessory; it's an investment. I mean, it can do a great deal for your look—when your hair looks amazing, your whole look is amazing, and you FEEL amazing!

Since I was in middle school, my mom - who really cares about skin and hair care - have made me used Pantene shampoo and conditioner. Sometimes I tried other brands, but always came back to Pantene with the reasons being:
1. The shampoo cleanses my hair without making it squeaky clean.
2. The conditioner leaves my hair soft and smooth, yet still full of body.
3. They have a long-lasting great scent. Having hair that smells great all day long can not only boost your mood and make you feel confident, but also helps to leave a good impression on others!

Now I'd like you to meet my P3K box, 'Pertolongan Pantene Pada Kerontokan' box from Pantene which consists of Pantene Hair Fall Control Shampoo and Pantene 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner—the duo that has helped me fight hair fall caused by air pollution and kept it strong and smooth!

For the conditioner though, you really have to leave it for three minutes for maximum benefits! I usually apply my body and facial wash while doing that so I won't get bored in the shower hahah. Then I'll just rinse them altogether. Playing music helps, too!

Here are some other tips for healthy, strong hair:

1. Wash your hair regularly
2. Apply conditioner to the midlengths of your hair to the ends (NOT to your scalp) after cleansing it with shampoo
3. Rinse thoroughly
4. Avoid using tight hair ties; opt for hair claw clip instead.
5. Healthy eating. Nutrients like vitamins, iron and proteins are needed for your hair growth and health.