Oct 21 2007, 09:33 AM
my hair cut.. meh. ok.
not inspiring. kind of boring. cut about 4 inches and it does make the grown out highlights look fresher again, but am still kind of disappointed w/ the over all look.
dare I say it outloud, but, <whispered> I think I may look for a new stylist.
dramatic Le Siiiiiiiiiiigh & starts to contemplate shaving head in the future.
Oct 22 2007, 02:09 AM
i have really been waqnting to wear two french braids lately, but i don't even know how to make one, especially on my own head...
Oct 26 2007, 06:53 PM
I also don't know how to do french braids, but I have always wanted to. I love when other people do my hair that way for me, I just don't know how to do it myself. Right now I have curly length hair and I was thinking of cutting it into a bob. But, how would a curly bob look? I'm just not sure.
Oct 31 2007, 05:12 AM
I have lochs. Not dread lochs 'cause they are scarey
, its been nearly 2 years now.
Nov 9 2007, 12:09 PM
I've been wanting to try something a little different with how I style my hair. I might borrow my friend's bed head curing iron and experiment a little this weekend. Just to spice stuff up a little from my usual look
Nov 9 2007, 12:51 PM
i think if u can pull off a headband, do it! they make any hairdo more cute, u can wear a headband with ur hair down or in a bum or a ponytail and its so quick!
Nov 24 2007, 09:17 AM
forever i've had long hair, and until the last few years, it was all one length and never colored or anything. i've tried color (not my fave - I'll put it off until i *need* to color out the gray), i've tried shorter, i've done layers, but i needed something different, so...i've chopped it. the shortest layer recently was about chin-length, so it's all that length or shorter now. i can't even believe i went there. although i did pick up a cute new winter hat yesterday that makes it look ab fab!
Dec 4 2007, 04:58 PM
snarky, I love hats that make short cuts look cute!
I just came home from the salon where I got two inches chopped off. It feels so much better just to have all of that dead weight off. It's still just below my shoulders but I'm wondering how much shorter it will look when I wash it and let it dry naturally so that it's wavy (right now it's straightened). Also, I don't know what the hairdresser put in my hair but it feels so soft!
Dec 4 2007, 06:08 PM
I wear my hair long (almost down to my waist) and sleek. No fuss, no muss. Thank G-d for adulthood and that my hair "calmed down". Technically, I lost a lot of hair over the years (stress and hormone levels changing [BC]), but luckily it's no longer slightly frizzy and overly voluminous. Huzzah for aging!
Dec 15 2007, 11:43 PM
Mine's about an inch long all over (well, some parts slightly longer, some a bit shorter, but average length about an inch). sorta, mousy brown i guess?anyway, it's kinda messy pixie, and i think i'll buzz it for charity next year
Dec 17 2007, 02:52 AM
Mine is short and prone to what the MU calls 'crazy hair' - it sticks on end and at all angles. It's kinda cool. I'm loving having short hair, it's just awesome.
Dec 20 2007, 12:24 PM
i've got my bangs again
having bangs for me is like being in a club w/ other chicks that have bangs, or maybe i'm just weird.
Dec 24 2007, 08:30 AM
Side bangs, but tasteful side bangs.
They're so versatile!
I keep mine long, so I can put all of my hair up, or leave the bangs down, or put the bangs in a poof... just so much I can do with them.
Jan 9 2008, 05:27 PM
got my hair cut today.
gone is the remaining and grown out platinum streaks from the color chunking of a few months ago, and so is most of my hair!
tried a new salon today, and took in pictures of a smooth chin length bob, undercut in back to slightly longer swing in front; what I got was more of a victoria beckham bob, and all over razored.
while I wasn't at all happy about the razoring, there is nothing I can do about it now anway, and after I asked her to cut it shorter (the points came right to my chin chub!), I think I'm liking it.
she first styled it w/ a flat iron, and I am more of a round-shape kinda girl, so she re-styled it adding some oompf and it's much better.
as for the color, we did a temp rinse on it in a shade of dark auburn and while it's startling different, it too is growing on me.
in about a million years I never would have chosen this cut for myself but again, as what's done is done, I am starting to like it and am going back next month for copper and auburn highlights.
oh, and no bangs for me;
every time I've tried it they end up getting swept to the side bc I can't stand fair in my face.
Jan 10 2008, 12:09 PM
long brown hair
kinda like salma hayek's but
a little more layering goins on.
thinkin of putting a few blue streaks in it...
Jan 11 2008, 04:28 PM
My hair is such a mess right now that I am seriously considering pulling a Britney & cutting it all off so I can start over again. SERIOUSLY, CUTTING IT ALL OFF! It's a dry, broken mess. Plus, I'm in KS, it's winter, & I can wear hat until spring arrives with fresh new locks.
Jan 11 2008, 05:00 PM
auralpoison: I'd love to do that! shave off all my hair sins and start from scratch. Or perhaps just a pixie-style crop as I'm not sure I could get away with a Britney. Hell, even Britney didn't get away with a Britney.
Got an appointment next week and I have no idea what to get done! I have a dirty blonde (grown out) layered bob and I'm thinking of going brunette, as it always looks healthier, and getting a fringe cut (or bangs to you american ladies). Currently googling for inspiration
Jan 11 2008, 05:59 PM
Oh, I'm sure I'll look like shit for the first couple months, but there is no salvaging of this wreck.
Jan 11 2008, 06:45 PM
AP, I have no idea what you look like but I would suggest that you get it cut into a pixie style. That way you can still have a bit of hair to play around with if you want.
I have a 60s themed party to attend this week and I am going to have to go buy a can of hairspray and start experimenting with teasing my hair!
Jan 11 2008, 06:56 PM
I repeat, there is NO salvaging this wreckage. I am carrying the Titantic atop my skull & it is nearing the iceberg. I really think shaving my head is the way to go. I just gotta go buy new clippers.
My hair heritage wouldn't support a pixie style (I ain't Eva & I sure as hell ain't Halle!) as my curl is small & tight. Pixies tend to look best to me when on faces with daintier features. Dainty, I am not.
Jan 14 2008, 07:53 AM
Okay. So it's really fucked up, but I tamed it a little. I slathered it in Garnier deep conditioner & wore a plastic cap for several hours. Still a mess, but I think I'm going to have to go for a shortshortshort cut.
Jan 14 2008, 11:05 AM
mine is just past shoulders, natural light blonde, babyfine. my mum rocks short hair (like an inch-long crop, not a bob), but i tried it and it didn't suit my face shape, plus because it's so thin you could see my scalp through it, and it actually needed more maintenance (i am not proficient in the dark arts of hairstyling products and i don't care enough to learn).
the good thing about my not so great hair is that it's so fine it dries in ten minutes and i never need to use a hairdryer which is cool, life's too short. the downside is if i don't wash every morning it is pure filthy!
and i managed to get it into two pigtails yesterday which i thought was cool although not sure if 27 is too old for that?
Jan 14 2008, 11:46 AM
my hair is short and choppy. I have really thick hair; it's not coarse, but I just have so much. Whenever I try to let it grow it just kind of lays there flat on my head and looks kinda dirty. Lately I have been letting it dry and then putting Redkin Electic Wax 11.... it works really well.... I just went red too.
It makes me look a little trendier if that makes any sense.
Jan 14 2008, 01:56 PM
Jan 14 2008, 02:26 PM
Knorl- the picture you liked is the exact colour i was thinking of for my hair! now i have a picture to take to my hairdresser so thanks
. I was having trouble finding one that wasn't too dark or too red but that one's perfect
Jan 14 2008, 05:18 PM
let us know how it turns out starship!
Jan 16 2008, 12:36 AM
AP...do you think you could swing this one
? I don't think her facial features are all THAT dainty, if you look at them separately from the haircut....her cheekbones are, though.
I think she's smoking hot!
Jan 16 2008, 09:00 AM
Treehugger, I so want to have your babies right now! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! That's exactly what I was looking for! Now I can take that pic with me & get a good cut!
Jan 16 2008, 08:37 PM
Squeee! AP, you're gonna be smoking! I'm so glad I could help.
Jan 24 2008, 10:55 AM
I have just returned from the hairdresser complete with one-length bob and a blunt fringe (/bangs)...despite looking a little like a 12 year old I love it!
Jan 28 2008, 02:08 PM
starship- that sounds adorable! Very 1920s
Hokay ladies, I have a small hair dilemma.
This weekend I am attending a ball on Joe Cain day, a part of Mardis Gras
. This will be an all-day event, as one of my good friends is being inducted into his father's society (equivalent to a male debut where I come from).
So I will be outside at the parades/drinking in a bar from about noon until the ball starts at 9. All the ladies will have about half an hour to get ready in our hotel room.
I'm trying to think of an easy, attractive updo (it's inappropriate to have loose hair for the event) that I can execute during my share of mirror time.
My hair is natural platinum blonde and bone straight to mid back. It is also very fine and prone to break. It will not take a curl, so there's no whipping out a curling iron and throwing it into a cute bun.
I love vintage hairstyling and dramatic side parts. My face is roundish with what Crinoboy lovingly refers to as "milkmaid cheeks". I am petite and my dress is similar to this one
, except (IMO) much cuter.
Jan 29 2008, 07:15 PM
Hi crinoline -
why don't you go to a good wig shop and get an add-on hair piece? I have a few of them, just for when I need to do an updo, so it looks all professional and nice without the work...
they're great, they're not that expensive, and a good wig shop will match them to your hair and you can't even tell. ...and they're perfect for fine hair. typically, you put your hair in a ponytail but without pulling the end through (so it just becomes like a bun) and then you clip the piece around it. Once you practice a couple of times, you'll be able to get it right in about 5 minutes, and your hair will look perfect. the clips are usually just the normal big claw clips with the hair attached to them, so they stay on really well, (you can add a few bobby pins if you feel you want it even more secure)
definitely go to a good wig shop so that you can get a good one. (don't get the cheap kind they sell at accessory stores and stuff, those will definitely look fake and icky! but the good ones are awesome)
here's an example of one line of them, but there are tons out there. hair pieces
Jan 29 2008, 09:03 PM
I went to this art opening and got my bangs cut. I am not sure it was a good idea, but I can't resist getting my hair cut for fun. Hee hee.
Feb 27 2008, 11:09 PM
I have really dark brown/almost black hair. Does anyone know how to lighten it naturally using vinegar? Do I just pour some on and then go out into the sun?
Feb 28 2008, 04:51 AM
candycanegirl, I'm naturally lighter but I would say lemon juice rather than vinegar (you'd smell nicer too!)
Feb 28 2008, 05:13 AM
CC, I used to lighten my hair like that. With hair that dark, it will probably go reddish rather than blonde in the sun. Also the lemon juice gets really sticky.
I'm all about the DIY but honestly, for highlights it can be better to go to a professional, especially with darker hair (I learned this after turning my hair orange...)
Feb 28 2008, 09:41 AM
Oh, I definitely have no intentions of going blonde! I've just found that during summers where I spend a ton of time outside I get natural auburn highlights that show up and I'd like to hurry that process along.
I looked up some stuff online and it basically sounded like lemon juice is for blondes while vinegar is for brunettes.
What I want is for my hair to look the way it does when there is a light source directly on it (does that make sense?)
Apr 23 2008, 10:46 PM
Apr 23 2008, 11:08 PM
I really like your hair (all dark n' wild), and love the fact that you haven't washed it since monday - i know that sounds weird, but not washing your hair seems so rebellious to me. Not to mention that it is better for your scalp.
Apr 25 2008, 05:26 PM
aw, nelly, that's so sweet!
I always keep my hair up during the day and it doesn't really get dirty-so I don't wash it everyday.
But if you want to see dark n' wild-check out my hair a couple years ago:
yeeeessssss the background and the contrast is VERY photoshopped, but the hair is untouched
Apr 25 2008, 06:12 PM
WOWZA! They're beautiful!!!!! I have locs too! Mines are tinee tiny and about shoulder length. Yours were soooooooooo thick. Nice!
Y'd you cut em'?
Apr 25 2008, 06:21 PM
OK, so I really really want to get a pixie cut. I have about shoulder length right now with bangs and layers. My hair is pretty fine and soft, but there is a lot of it. When I've cut it medium short (chin length) it sometimes looks a little weird due to the amount of hair and this it poofs out. I also have really oily hair and need to wash it at least every other day (to look ok) or everyday ( to look fabulous). I'm wondering if I can really pull the cut off. I've got fairly good features for it, though not totally delicate.
Lemme see if I have a current pic....http://www.flickr.com/photos/fr33st4t3/228...57603962286532/
(sorry can't figure out how to post pics.... if someone wants to PM me about that I would be eternally grateful)
oh andmy haor now is a little shorter w/ the bangs etc.
What do you guys think?
BTW: Humanist, you are one beautiful lady!!!
Apr 25 2008, 06:23 PM
My first double post...... Sorry
Apr 25 2008, 07:20 PM
I second that! Humanist you are beautiful! And I love your style and the fairy tatoo! Too!
Apr 27 2008, 04:18 PM
~ awww...you gals
i had my dreads for 4 years, and when they reached my waist, they got so heavy that my neck was hurting everyday. I was also going through kind of a life metamorphosis at the time, and they needed to go with the past. Someone once said that dreadlocks sort of 'lock' in energy over time-kind of like a mattress. I felt that they held a lot of stuff i wanted to leave behind. I do miss them though, and think about doing it again someday. My mom still has the bunch; she tied them together with some ribbon and fake flowers and hung them on the front door : )
nelly, I had a friend who started with very skinny dreadlocks, and over time, they started becoming attached to each other. Several would start growing together and after awhile, she had VERY thick, beautiful dreadlocks . They were amazing. Even if yours don't start to do that automatically, you can train them to. I'm sure they look lovely as they are though! Post a photo!
themeiu! you're quite stunning yourself! I love your thick, arch-y eyebrows. I think your hair looks nice as it is in that photo, but I'm sure you'd look great in a pixie cut too. Do you blow dry? I've found that's the best way to keep my uber thick hair under control.
Apr 27 2008, 07:16 PM
I have auburn hair but I'm looking for a product to use in the shower to enhance the color and make it brighter. I love fiery red hair! Dyeing it never really works for me because it always fades out completely in a couple of weeks, so I was looking for a less time consuming and more hair friendly alternative. Any suggestions? :-)
Apr 27 2008, 07:52 PM
anonymoose: I haven't tried this, so I'm not totally sure, but I know there are several henna based shampoos out there. Henna is very natural and brings a great vibrant red to your hair. Although I have also heard that you have to be careful dying with regular dyes afterwards as the henna can conflict chemically. I have dyed my own hair with henna before and I loved the results and they were very long lasting, although the process was awful. I would do it again, but next time I'm paying a professional.
Apr 27 2008, 08:34 PM
Anonymoose, have you tried dying your hair with herbal hair colours instead? They don't fade so quickly, and they also come in many shades from blonde to black.
Here's a link
, they also have those colour shampoos.
This is probably not available in the US, but there should be other companies, that sell that kind of stuff in health food stores.
I also have a bit of a hair crisis:
I've wanted longer hair for ages, and now that it is longer, I don't know what to do with it.
I'm tired of the constant Courtney Love comparisons.
Anyone has any suggestions?
And no, I can't go without a fringe/bangs, or any other haircolour, because this will make me look 10 years older.
PS: humanist, your hair is awesome, I'm so jealous!
Apr 27 2008, 08:34 PM
Double post.... again!
Apr 27 2008, 10:58 PM
how about something like this in blonde, with bangs that are a bit thicker/more blunt..
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