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Hair and There: Australia

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Explore the world and learn secrets for beautiful hair! This week, Madison Reed visits Australia to bring you hair care secrets, fashion-forward trends, and fascinating facts.

The home of nature trails, coastal drives, epic journeys on the outback, and cosmopolitan cities, Australia is an exceptional continent and country with a nature as unique as its people. With the sun always shining, and the coastal waves always gleaming, this exciting place might be far from the rest of the world, but it isn't too far away from cutting-edge beauty rituals.
Here is just a little bit of knowledge from down under.

Beauty Tip: Slip Slop Slap
Since the sun is so hot in Australia, sun protection is a big deal. Slip on a top, slop on some sunscreen and slap on that hat. The sun is the biggest cause for the aging of skin and hair, so keeping them safe from the rays is the best Australian beauty tip anyone can take. As for that sunscreen, it’s best to use one with a broad spectrum protection symbol on the bottle, to make sure of protection from UVA and UVB rays.

Hair Trend: Sleek Bun
Sleek buns are not only trending in the United States, they’re also making their way to Australia. This hair trend is taking full effect with women who love to swim at the beach. A sleek bun can bring more focus to the angles of the face, and keep hair out of the way. A tip for keeping salt water from drying out the hair--just spritz some leave-in conditioner onto wet hair before hitting the waves. It’ll keep salt from getting absorbed into the hair follicles.

Fun Facts:
More than 85% of Australians live within 50 kilometers of the coast. Nearly everyone has access to the beach!
Australia is the second country in the world to afford women the right to vote. New Zealand was the first.
The word "selfie" is an Australian invention. If all of the sails of the famous Sydney Opera House roof were combined, they would create a perfect sphere. The architect was inspired by eating an orange.

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