Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Blog to check out...

Here's a link to my cousins blog... it's hair care and tips for those on a budget!


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Q and A session...

Q: Oh help me!!!! I am trying to grow my hair out. It has been at my chin for about 15-20 years, so I am not really sure what to do with it. It is a little below my shoulders and BUGS me!!! I also feel like it looks better pulled back for right now. I have 3 kids, so nothing fancy please;) Thank you!!!!

A: When trying to grow your hair out, here's my advice...

1. Keep getting haircuts. Your hair will grow out healthier. If you don't, you will just get split ends, it will look straggly, and you will feel worse.

2. Keep changing it a little at a time. Some things you can do to it are...
you can get layers, or shorter layers
more dramatic layers, have the razor taken to take out some of the bulk
have layers put in with the razor so they are kind of "hidden"
you can get more or shorter layers just in the front (called your frontal taper)
a swoop bang
or bangs altogether
or change the color
By changing it a little bit, you will feel better about your hair and will probably have better success.

3. Look at pictures of hairstyles. This will help you see what you want your hair to eventually look like, and give you ideas of what you can do meanwhile in the grow out stage.

4. Talk to your hairstylist! We have tons of ideas and suggestions, we just don't always want to be pushy and tell you to change your hairstyle if you're not ready.

5. Try to style your hair like your hairstylist does (most of the time, ha ha). Some of my clients say that they love the way I style their hair, but then they go home, and just go back to styling it the way they always do. Chances are good that your hairstylist knows what is in style and how your hair looks best. If your hairstylist blow drys your bangs to the side, that's a good hint that a side bang is better than straight down.

in your specific case, I bet that you have little or no layers in there... (?) and I bet you are getting the "Christmas tree effect" where the shape of your hair is like a Christmas tree... thick at the bottom, and then goes smaller/flatter as it goes up to the head. In your specific case, if this is at all what's going on, I would make a dramatic frontal taper, maybe a swoop bang, and do quite a bit of layers. The I would take a razor to take out some of the bulk (but not too much that it destroys the haircut).

Maybe something like this....
Now, since your hair may not be anything like this, my best advice is to look on the internet for pictures (Just go to google, click on the "images" link at the top, then type in "hairstlyes") and then take a picture or two to your hairstylist, and talk to her about it.