Sunday, October 11, 2009

Fishbone Braid Tutorial

I know most of you probably already know how to do a fishbone braid. But in case you don't, here is a tutorial. It helps to know it for the new hairstyle....

Fishbone Piggies

Thanks everyone for being so patient with me. It was so nice to hear everyone who likes my ideas. It sure gives me incentive to keep 'em coming! I am sorry I have really let this blog go... I guess being PTA President and mom to six is more time consuming than I thought it would be! As a thank you, I have a giveaway coming right up for all you faithful followers....

Now, on to the long awaited hairstyle (I sure hope I don't diappoint. And I apologize if it's already been done somewhere else already. ;P In my busy life, I haven't been keeping up on all the other fabulous hair blogs.)........

When my daughter wears her hair like this, people stop her and try to figure out how it is done. It really is easier than you'd think. And it happened quite by accident one day, but I love the result more than what I had originally intended.....

Monday, September 14, 2009

Stay Tuned

If anyone still comes here, stay tuned.....I'm still around! I've got a fun and easy one that will get people wondering how you did it. Just as soon as I get an uninterrupted minute. ;)

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Curly Hair Do #1

My daughter had her little friend over one night and I couldn't resist playing with her hair. Normally, her hair is a much tighter curl, but she has been having it relaxed. While it makes it much more manageable, there are some styles I used to be able to do, that I no longer can. But hopefully, this (and the future posts) will help some of you out there working with curly hair.

I'll leave the cornrows to the pros. But for a darling, easy do, and to pull back the short hairs that she cut herself, I did five little Pixie Flips (topsy tails...I just like the sound of Pixie Flips!) The rest I left down and simple....for now.

Isn't she cute?!

I don't claim to be an expert by any means...but as with any curly hair (natural or otherwise) CONDITIONING is essential.

Stay tuned for more curly hair styles!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Back in Action

I know, I can't believe I have been MIA so long. I really didn't intend to. Life just gets crazy sometimes. But summer is here now, and life becomes mine again.

We love swimming in the summer and go every chance we get. However, the hair in our house is pretty blond so we have to take extra precautions to keep it from being damaged over the summer.

If you or your children swim in chlorinated pools, here are some hair-saving tips to remember...
**Thoroughly WET and CONDITION the hair before swimming. Do not rinse it out. The conditioner helps seal the hair from the chlorine.

**Pull the hair up, away from the neck. The longer the hair stays in the water, the more damaged it becomes. A bun high on the head is perfect.
To hold the bun super tight on thick, wet hair use an elastic headband to secure the bun tightly. Fold it in half to ease the wrapping of the bun. It holds even in water!
**If the hair still turns green, reach no further than your fridge for the solution. Don't spend money on "clarifying" shampoos. Ketchup is far more effective, and less expensive. The acid in the tomatoes neutralizes the chlorine.

You'll have better results if you wash it while it's still wet from swimming. Put a generous amount of ketchup in the hair and massage it in. Leave it in for up to ten minutes (depending on how green the hair is.) Rinse and then wash with shampoo, like normal. Don't forget to condition the hair after the ketchup.
Happy Swimming!!