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Showing posts from May, 2013

Wordless Wednesday: Puppy Pics!

I promise...there will be no words this time, even though I would LOVE to include captions! The images say it all. :)

French Twist Meets Sock Bun

I'm always looking for new fun ways to style my hair into a creative updo.

Similar to my recipe requirements, I have specific criteria a hairstyle must meet before it can become a go-to for me. 
A hairstyle that becomes a standard in my repetiore must:
•not be hard to learn (sometimes the first time takes a few tries, though) •not require me to curl/wave/straighten BEFORE turning into an updo (takes WAY too much time and effort - if I'm going to style it down, I'm not going to put it up!) •take not more than 10-15 minutes (after blow drying - I have a life!)
I especially love hairstyles that work well for second-day hair. 
Which is why this style is perfect. 
Now unfortunately I do not have fancy photos of me doing each step of this updo since I don't have a tripod or a self-timer, or someone else to take my photos. 
But this is what it will look like when you're done:

Bangs pinned in front, bun on top, and twist in the back!
It's actually very simple. I occasi…

My Review of a Dry Shampoo (and a hairspray, too)

I have been trying really hard not to wash my hair everyday. I have heard this is what is best for your hair so that the natural oils are not stripped from the hair shaft on a daily basis. I have come across some information that says only to wash your hair 2-3 times a week. That seems a little...out me, but the natural oil helps keep your hair soft and healthy.
So...then what do you do between washes?
Put your hair in a ponytail?
Try using just conditioner in the shower?
Put on a hat??
I have tried a couple of dry shampoos, and I have not been impressed. The idea is genius, of course, but they turn my hair white and leave a funny texture in my hair after applying and combing it through my hair.
I went to Beauty Brands and asked one of the ladies what she recommended for a dry shampoo that would not turn my hair white, and she handed me this:

AG's FastFWD dry shampoo.  I use the AG brand for my regular shampoo and conditioner as well. I said "I'll take it.&qu…