Sunday, October 11, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
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.
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
Saturday, February 21, 2009
#6 El Cheapo Brush
Combs can't stand up to the smoothing power of these brushes! Just spray a little water and smooth away. Buh bye fly-aways!
#5 This little contraption. A flat iron comb.
#4 My flat iron.
3 Biolage Smoothing and Matrix Sleek Look Shampoo & Conditioner
#2 TIGI Curls Rock Curl Amplifier.
#1 Of course, my family.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
...as my niece calls them.
I used some root lifter and my flat iron to style them. If you like, you could use gel or mousse, even some pomade. Whatever works on your hair. I personally don't like my hair too stiff, so that is all I use. And as you can see, they blend nicely into the rest of the hair...even when I actually DO my hair and wear it down, it blends. Today was not one of those days!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Pull the hair all the way down to the nape, as far as you can, and make a piggy...as tight as she'll let ya!
Work your way up to the front, forming the heart shape. I took a section and swept it across the front for a cute part, like this:
Curl the pony or make a messy bun if you have more hair than this. I used a comb to smooth the sections with pomade and sprayed ita ll with hairspray to keep the fly aways at bay. You can add ribbons or bows if you'd like. She insisted on THIS bow with THIS mu mu. She's two, so hey.....whatever!
Monday, February 9, 2009
Maybe a home hair cutting 101 video?
More french braid tutorials?
More curling techniques?
Or pixie flips (topsy tails?)
You tell me......
Saturday, January 24, 2009
After you curl each section, you have a few options:
~You can spray it and leave it alone for separated curls
~You can finger through it and then spray it
~You can use a blow dryer on the low setting to separate the curls that way
~You can gently go through curls with a pick
But please, wahtever you do- don't use a brush!
If you want a little height on the top, use a root lifter while the hair is wet, along with the curl amplifier (the TIGI products I showed in the video.) Then after curling, you can careflully back-comb the crown to add height.
Also, I find that if I use too much product on curls, it actually weighs my hair down and is counter-productive. So just experiment and see what works for you! Also, when spraying curls USE AEROSOL- a pump hairspray is too wet. With that being said, Here is the finished do. These were the spiral curls, without any product...but it was a very humid/foggy day. They are usually much cuter. Had I realized how foggy it was, I would have used the handy-dandy product I recommended!
Thursday, January 22, 2009
These pictures are from last year, so I don't have a step by step or tutorial. I'll put one up if anyone's interested.
My older daughter..with her thicker hair you can see the parts a little better....