TB’s tips for soft skin and silky hair

by Bionic Beauty on 11.May.2010 · 12 comments

Another fun, or possibly fun(ny), tidbit article from Total Beauty which provides tips on getting silky hair and soft skin. Have a look see, and let me know which tips you think they left out.

In my opinion, they have made a huge omission by leaving out Jojoba Oil. It’s my go-to item for pretty much everything if I want softer and smoother hair, skin, feet, lips, cuticles… like I said, it’s versatile (here are my 15 uses for Jojoba Oil). Plus it’s easy to get (at your local drugstore or natural food market), and relatively cheap since you only need a few drops!

Guide to Softer Skin and Silkier Hair

Get skin and hair tips galore on how to be your most touchable self

Guide to Softer Skin and Silkier Hair

This is a TotalBeauty.com skin care article

After following these tips, he’ll want to put his hands all over your body and run his fingers through your hair.

Get the tips…

Plus their mention of “Oily skin? Use an oil-free face moisturizer” makes absolutely zero sense since without oils, your moisturizer isn’t going to do its job and it certainly will throw your oily skin further out of whack.

I also think most people with hair on the drier side, or those that use frequent heat treatments or hair color need at least a light, spray-in or leave-in conditioner. I wash my hair every 2-3 days, and rinse thoroughly with water in-between. I also condition after every shampoo; deep condition once a week in the shower; and use a leave-in cream conditioner or spray-in conditioner every night. And I have very, very fine hair!

What are your thoughts on Total Beauty’s tips for soft hair and skin? Care to share your top secrets?


1 Kristin from Garden Girl May 11, 2010 at 11:27 am

I totally am with you on the jojoba oil! It’s the best – it really is an amazing “oil” (although technically it’s not an oil). It’s in all Garden Girl moisturizers because it is so effective – and it doesn’t bother people with sensitive skin. Plus it doesn’t clog pores!

And you’re spot on for the moisturizer. If your skin doesn’t get the proper balance of moisture and oils (even if you have oily skin) it can backfire and actually produce MORE oil. Not good! It’s so important to get the right moisturizer for your skin.

Thanks for the great posting 🙂

2 Bionic Beauty May 11, 2010 at 4:54 pm

Thanks Kristin for commenting on this! I feel like Jojoba is my secret beauty weapon. 🙂

For everyone who missed my Garden Girl Skincare reviews, it is a fabulous brand and Kristin is the owner. Hence, she has an extensive knowledge base of skincare, ingredients and the like. She has the experience and knowledge to back up what she’s stating in her comment. That’s what frustrates me about many brands- they do not actually even care what ingredients go into their cosmetics. I guess that’s why I usually prefer Indie brands over the “luxury” bigger named brands. Higher quality, better prices, and personal customer service!

3 Tashi May 11, 2010 at 4:15 pm

Whaaaa…??? They say at the very outset, “We spend hours in the sun tanning, evenings out boozing (yes, even champagne is bad for your skin), we overdo it with products, and let’s not forget those countless nights when we pass out with our makeup on. It’s a wonder that we don’t look twice our age (or eek! maybe we do).” Pardon ME, but I am quite offended at these broad, sweeping generalizations. If other people do those things, and therefore, mess themselves up, in any way, shape, or form, then that’s their business, fine (as long as neither they nor anyone else is harmed, of course). But *I* am not like that (and I honestly don’t know anyone who IS). I never deliberately sit in the sun to tan, never go to a tanning booth, I never booze it up (heck, I drink so infrequently, I can’t remember in what century I last even took a sip of alcohol), and I have never, ever passed out. “Countless nights….pass out”?? Sorry, nope. Not here. Maybe if I’m too darned lazy or tired, yes, I go to bed without removing my makeup. But that is rare for me. There *was* that one time in kindergarten when I passed out — but I fell off of my bike and into the street, hitting my head and passed out (thank goodness, I was, and still am okay). I couldn’t even READ that article any further. Sure, some people will do, or have done all of those things. But to assume we ALL do by saying “WE”? I couldn’t disagree more. Thanks, though, Jami, for the column today. You just asked for our thoughts. And well, LOL, you got more than 25 cents’ worth from me today, huh? 😉

4 Bionic Beauty May 11, 2010 at 5:02 pm

Tashi, I *TOTALLY* missed that! You’re right, of course. Generalizations like that anger me! It’s similar to how upset I get when I see those TV commercials where the woman is shown as kinda dumb in the home improvement stores; or that we are only interested in diamonds. Grrrr.

And don’t worry… you and everyone else, are more than welcome to always share your opinions! Heck, you remember me bashing the NY Times a few years back; and then my response to the Total Beauty fiasco when their CEO basically said bloggers weren’t responsible enough to work with makeup/cosmetics brands directly.
It took me a long while, in both cases, to sit down & relax long enough to actually type out a response that didn’t involve several naughty words. 😉

And for the record, I’m never in the sun. If I have to be, I slather on SPF 50 sunblock. I embrace my paleness. And I don’t do those other things that apparently everyone at TB does. Hmmm… if their employees are doing all those things, I wonder how their skin looks…

5 Tashi May 11, 2010 at 6:22 pm

THANKS, Jami. 🙂 Ya gotta wonder about sweeping generalizations — how DO they (people, whomever, the TB author….) come up with them??? Sheesh.

For the record, I look and feel younger than my proud 41 years. So far, no one thinks I look 82. Heh. It’s too bad that whomever wrote that TB article feels she/he and others look look twice their age. Better sensitivity to the audience and more responsible writing would be nice. I studied journalism only briefly in college, then changed majors. But I would never be so bold as to assume “we” do all of those things, etc., etc., and then go ahead and write an article like that for public consumption.

And yup, I remember those things!! Holy Mac and Cheese, those were something…. I’m very proud of your responses, what all you said (I can’t remember, sorry, as it’s been a while.). I bet it was REALLY hard to find effective and creative ways to respond without “salty” language. 😉 But people who exercise respect and dignity, are always the coolest, and come out on top, the classiest. Proud of ya, Jami!

6 Alexia May 11, 2010 at 6:22 pm

Go team Jojoba Oil!!

7 Tashi May 11, 2010 at 8:23 pm

LOL Alexia, perhaps you didn’t intend this, but thank you for making me laugh. After being peeved (upset), I found your short and sweet comment funny, in a good way. Somehow, I imagined you saying that with the same enthusiasm and fervor as a cheerleader. 😀

8 Alexia May 12, 2010 at 4:50 am

Absolutely, I even did a little dance when I wrote it!

9 Bionic Beauty May 12, 2010 at 7:59 am

We could get T-shirts made!! 😉

10 Tashi May 12, 2010 at 10:17 am

Jami, you read my mind! 😉 But with the unpredictable Minnesota weather, even now, I might need a sweatshirt. May I get fuchsia, please? Oh, and how about cute little Elmer Fudd-like hats and snowpants, too?? Whatever it takes to stay a warm Bionic Beauty, is all I’m sayin’. LOL

Alexia, too funny! 🙂

11 Bionic Beauty May 12, 2010 at 1:04 pm

Ahhh yes, I tend to forget that because I’m roasting down here, other places are still getting nice weather. I really wish I needed a sweatshirt right now! Fuschia, certainly! As long as I can get navy or maroon. 😉

12 Tara Brooke May 20, 2010 at 11:47 pm

I love deep conditioning because I always style, iron and color my hair. Conditioning it makes it soft and manageable. As for my skin, I moisturize and use sunscreen.

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