Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Side Ponytails are totally "in"

Despite what my husband says, side ponytails are totally "in."










Friday, September 25, 2009

Topsy Tails

Remember those old infomercials that advertised that thing that made it easy to do "Topsy tails?" Well, now I don't know what else to call these.
My cute sister-in law did this to Sophia's hair while hubby and I were having a romantic night away (loved it-wondered why I decided to have 3 kids?)

Anyways... Topsy Tails...
Don't do the pony tail tight...



It's easiest if you use something sharp and separate the hair like so...

Pretty.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Almost knots

I saw a picture on the hair blog Girly Do's by Jenn and thought that would be a good one for my little wiggle worm. Here's Girly do's by Jenn's post....

So here's my not as perfect attempt at it. Still cute.
It's like you are tying knots.





Not so happy to have her hair done today...

I must say, that all you hair bloggers out there impress me with your skills. You girls are amazing at doing hair!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Cutie

I did this cutie's hair the other day. I should have done something new to show you, but I didn't think of it. Still cute though...

Her name is Sage. Isn't that the cutest name for the cutest little girl? Love her.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Baby Powder

Baby Powder is not just for babies bums.

I have a confession. I use baby powder on my hair. I use it on a day that I don't have time to wash my long/thick hair. I highlight my own hair, and even though I have the supplies and do it myself, I don't have time to do my roots as often as I should. So, when I have roots AND it's greasy, it's really bad.

So, sprinkle a little baby powder on those dark, greasy roots, brush my hair, and wa la! No more greese ball hair, or dark roots! Okay, just not as bad :)

While thinking of how I am going to "confess" my sin, I was looking for a picture of baby powder on google images. Well, low and behold, I found these confession facts along with my picture!

Superstar Angelina Jolie uses baby powder on her scalp and ends to “sex up” her locks, according to The Black Book of Hollywood Secrets.

Actress Amanda Bynes’ hairstylist, Townsend, recommends baby powder as a “fast fix” to “fluff up limp locks.” “Sprinkle it on you palms and run your hands through your hair to absorb the oils and give your style a lift,” Townsend tells US Weekly.

See they just didn't sound so tacky about it :)

So go ahead, and "fast fix" or "sex up" your hair with some baby powder!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Cute

Here's how I get her to let me do her hair... M & M's :) And I bought her these cute new hair elastics with ribbons on them, and she thinks she has to wear all three at all times...

This is a style that you could do a smaller/simpler version with fine/thin/short hair.


Saturday, September 5, 2009

Random

I don't really know what to call this one :)

I did a braid in front, pulled it back into a pony, but didn't pull the pony all the way through....

then took a bobby pin and pulled some of the hair in the bulk forward to cover the hair elastic...

Hope that makes sense :)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Double Cross backs

Here's an idea...
You could go all the way down the head, I just stopped here... and pulled the rest of the hair up so it's pig tails.



Front view.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Q and A again :)

I thought at first I should wait a few days to answer Samantha's question, but then I thought, why keep her waiting? She may be dying for a suggestion, and checking my blog every hour until I reply! j/k

Okay, here's her question...

I just stumbled upon your blog! This is great! I have a 3 year old with short/thick/stick straight/baby fine hair (if that makes sense).

I have been trying different hair products on her, but I have yet to find one that will keep all of the fly aways at bay. Do you have any suggestions?

Here's my answer...

For your daughter's hair I'd recommend a waxy pomade. There are many kinds of pomades, some focus more on shine, those tend to be runnier and more greasy looking, but some hair can handle that (like natural curly, or really coarse hair).

But because your daughter's hair follicle sounds fine (I loved your description of your daughter's hair) and even though it's thick, I think that a waxy pomade is the way to go for you.
My favorite is by American Crew, called d:fi.

I like the one with a yellow lid, called the Light wax. You can get it at a Beauty Supply store... Like in the mall. There are many types of pomades, and if you choose not to get this exact brand, I would just get a medium hold wax. I think a firm hold wax would be too stiff.

You rub your fingers in it, then rub all your fingers together, then start at the ends of the hair and work up to the top. Rub downward to get it smooth and get the frizzes to lay down with the rest of the hair.

Some people really like Biosilk, and I do sometimes... When I am styling curly hair, or like I said when hair is coarse, or occasionally other times too... like maybe before I am going to flat iron someones hair. This is a shine serum, so it has no holding power, it basically just adds shine. Like I said, for your daughter, I think a wax would be the best bet. With any of these products, you need to be careful not to start out with too much, you do not want it to look greasy. You can always add more if you need as you are styling.

I also LOVE hairspray. As of late, I've been using Vavoom freezing spray. I like that it is not crusty, and yet holds well. And I found it on sale :)


I swear by using lots of product. I love it.

Hope that helps...