Here’s Why You Should Always Use Conditioner, According to the Experts

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Until recently, I believed conditioner to be the backbone of one’s hair-care routine. It’s always served as the no-brainer, post-shampoo step that softens and smooths your strands after cleansing. But when a renowned hairstylist dubbed it virtually useless during my latest cut, it made me want to investigate (aka mass-email every expert I know). The aforementioned stylist is of the mindset that conditioner really doesn’t provide much benefit at all — rather, it weighs the hair down — and that diet, stress management, and genetics are the sole factors contributing to a healthy head of hair.

What you put in your body 100 percent matters (the more leafy greens the better!) and, of course, countless doctors have belabored the significance of both stress and genetics when it comes to hair, but regular conditioner use had always seemed fundamental as well. Turns out, that’s because it is. Conditioner is important

When will nail and beauty salons open again?

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London Grace
London Grace

Boris Johnson has announced lockdown measures would be easing in the UK with some businesses reopening from July 4 , but what does that mean for your raggedy cuticles?

While some grooming services such as hairdressers and barbers will be allowed to open up to customers with safety measures in place, a whole host of other beauty and leisure services have not been given the green light.

The Prime Minister said the Government has to be sure that companies can open their doors to the public in a Covid-safe way.

Let’s take a look at when you can book your long overdue manicure.

In Texas, US, nail bars started slowly reopening in May (AFP via Getty Images)
In Texas, US, nail bars started slowly reopening in May (AFP via Getty Images)

When will nail salons reopen?

Nail salons were not on the list of Government approved businesses reopening on July 4.

At the moment there is no confirmed date on when they

21 of the Best Sulfate-Free Shampoos That Cleanse Hair Without Stripping Moisture

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Shampoos are a necessity. While the frequency with which you use them depends on your hair type, we can all agree that the shampoo you use should actually be good for your hair. For many people, that means using formulas without silicones, parabens, or — and this seems to be a big one for folks — sulfates. Over the years, there’s been much chatter about sulfates in shampoos and their supposedly harsh effects. But are they really as damaging as they’re made out to be?

“The bad rap started in the ’70s, when some shampoos contained ethanolamine lauryl sulfates that released carcinogenic nitrosamines,” says New York City board-certified dermatologist Neil Sadick. “At the time, manufacturers took corrective action, but ever since, sulfates were associated with health risks.” Sadick adds that the FDA, European Union, and Health Canada have all reached a consensus that [the sulfates currently in

SBA Releases New EZ PPP Loan-Forgiveness Application

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Needless to say, it’s been a roller coaster ride for business owners over the past couple of months understanding how to navigate the CARES Act, but there are now signs the ride may be coming to an end.

On Wednesday of this week, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released a revised, and hopefully a final, forgiveness application for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), including a new EZ application that appears many business owners may qualify for.

Also, just the day before, the SBA issued a new Final Interim Rule with guidance for determining payroll costs and owner compensation forgiveness under the new 24-week covered period.

These new rules and procedures were in response to the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act of 2020 that became law on June 5. The biggest changes in that law being the extension of the eight weeks to a new 24-week covered period, and a reduction

The 11 Best Summer Subscription Boxes of 2020

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Though this spring seemed to last a year, it’s officially summer, meaning you’re more than ready to kick your feet up and soak up the sun for the foreseeable future. And these summer subscription boxes—ranging from cheese plates to self-care and even outdoor adventure gear—are delivered straight to your door on repeat, making it even easier than ever to unwind. Shop 11 of the best summer subscription boxes below.

RELATED: The 15 Best Food Subscription Boxes (So You Can Skip a Grocery Run This Week)

Cost: $6 each for oat and chia bowls, $8 each for smoothies, soups, bites and lattes and $9 each for harvest bowls, scoops and flatbreads

What you get: Anywhere from six to 12 convenient, pre-portioned and frozen superfood smoothies, soups, harvest bowls, oat bowls, chia bowls, flatbreads, ice cream, snacks and lattes per week, or 24 per month

Why we love it: Daily Harvest

2020 MassChallenge Texas In Austin Details Released

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AUSTIN, TX — MassChallenge, a global network of zero-equity startup accelerators, has announced the 58 early-stage startups invited to join the 2020 MassChallenge Texas in Austin program.

The selected startups have been rigorously vetted by a community of more than 500 expert judges and represent the top 10 percent of applications from around the world, officials said in an advisory.

“Today’s entrepreneurs will have a fundamental impact on how efficiently the world recovers from the current economic crisis, and the game-changing startups in this year’s Austin-based cohort are poised to do just that,” Mike Millard, managing director of MassChallenge Texas, said. “I am incredibly impressed by the founders’ abilities to navigate their businesses through the coronavirus crisis, leveraging the intersection of business and technology to create solutions across agriculture, internet of things, medical devices, manufacturing, and more. These startups have a place helping large organizations recalibrate as they adapt to