Diary of a frustrated head of hair

I don’t know about other people out there who suffer from “curly hairittis” but I know I do.

Stand in front of a mirror and it’s either “yeah baby!” or “oh F%&#k!”

Frizzy or the perfect curl…or frizzy and more frizzy and the more you play with your hair the more it gets all screwed up.

Watching Tyra today I found out about Strawllers.  Well, I broke down (and you would when you lived with curly screwed up hair all your life..well…after puberty it went all crazy %*&^ with me).  I will keep the blog updated with my trails with this product and see how it ends up because frankly I am ready to go all Britney with this hair.

Guerilla Gardening

Saw this on the news…wish there were more people like this in the world….we need beauty:

 

Guerilla Gardening

Guerrilla gardening is political gardening, a form of direct action, primarily practiced by environmentalists. It is related to land rights, land reform, and permaculture. Activists take over (“squat“) an abandoned piece of land which they do not own to grow crops or plants. Guerrilla gardeners believe in re-considering land ownership in order to reclaim land from perceived neglect or misuse and assign a new purpose to it.

Some guerrilla gardeners carry out their actions at night, in relative secrecy, to sow and tend a new vegetable patch or flower garden. Others work more openly, seeking to engage with members of the local community, as illustrated in the examples that follow. It has grown into a form of proactive activism or pro-activism.

Managing curly hair

I have naturally curly/wavy hair.  Sometimes it can be a royal pain in the ass finding the right cut/style/patience.

Searching the ‘net I found the following useful information:

Tips & Tricks to controlling curly hair:

  • Always use a conditioner with a detangling agent curly hair (common sense)

  • Try not to over-wash your curly hair. Skip washing every day and just rinse on off days (I do already)

  • Look for a gel that contains guar gum, an ingredient that gives more control over styling and banishes frizzies (NO IDEA where to find this!)

  • Always use a diffuser (just bought one)

  • Never dry your curly hair completely. Instead, leave it slightly damp and let it finish air-drying on its own

  • A reconstructive perm can sometimes tame your wild curls. They break down the bond in your hair and reform a new curl to the desired style. Ask your Stylist about these. (tried and hate perms to this day!)

  • If curls are loose and or flat in one area, you may want to get a layered hair cut to boost them up (hair is already layered)

  • To diminish frizzies, do a final rinse with cool water to smooth the hair cuticle

  • If your hair is over curly, keep layers long so curls don’t spring out of control.

  • Avoid products with alcohol that dry out the hair and make it frizzier.

  • To add shine and depth to your curls, try a light highlight with thin stands

  • To get those separated curls, wash hair, towel dry. Apply mousse and here’s the trick: spritz hair with a non-aerosol hairspray all over. Comb through and dry with a diffuser. (sigh…high maintenance)

  • Avoid bangs. They tend to frame your face too much with curly hair. (I don’t really wear bangs as is)

My hair is short

Regulation

Regulation

It’ll take some getting used to.  I want to lose at least 15 more pounds especially with this shorter hair because when I put on weight my face becomes a little roundish…..no like.

But it’s a cute do and the lady who cut my hair was nice. A Russian from Saint Petersburg…transplanted to America.  She’s 42 and looks much younger. Petite and beautiful.

“The Haircut”

Be stylish!

Be stylish!

I am getting tired of my long hair.  Ready for something different (read-“exciting!”)am getting bored with the hair and other things) and will go to the stylist today requesting a bob. It’ll lift my features and plus, less hair to deal with. 

Looking forward to this change!

Hairstyles for women 40 and over:

Women who are over forty, over fifty or beyond should wear their hair in any style they choose. If your hair makes you feel good and you like the way it looks, wear it with confidence. While there are no set styles that are particularly for any certain age, this article may help you to think about what styles look best on a mature face and to give you some ideas for a new look that may flatter you. Don’t limit yourself to conservative looks. Mature women can wear many styles, providing that they have the hair that will support the style and that they use the correct styling procedures and products.

Obtaining beautiful long hair

It takes forever for this hair of mine to grow out and I have scourge sites trying to find information where it actually made sense to use their tips:

1.  Growing long hair takes a commitment.
2.  Hair, except in rare cases, when it is growing at its optimal genetic rate – will only grow 6-8 inches per year.
3.  If your have hair that is currently chin length and want it to be below your bra – take a ruler and measure the space between where your hair is currently and where you want it to be.
4.  If you need 6 inches to reach your bra strap, plan on it taking 10-12 months for your hair to grow to your goal length.  Every person is different and it may take you a longer or short time depending on a wide variety of factors.
5.  It is very important if you make the personal commitment to grow your hair long that you do all the right things which includes the following things:

  • Proper nutrition.

  • Drinking enough daily fluids. 

  • Minimizing unhealthy hair care habits (chemicals, hot tool use, damaging hair care product use).

  • Eliminating hair growth retarding lifestyle habits (excessive caffeine, sugar, nicotine, alcohol, junk foods).

  • Getting enough sleep, rest and relaxation.

  • Taking vitamins, minerals & herbs.  Because of the current condition of the earth and exhausted soil, human beings must take nutritional supplements to operate at their maximum hair growth rates.  Whether you take a good multi-vitamin or a product designed to grow hair – this is an essential component for growing hair at your maximum potential.

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gallery977a200Not only taking care of yourself on the inside….you’ll feel great and it’ll show not just in your hair but in your eyes, nails, skin, you name it!

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Hair Vitamins:

Will try Walgreen’s Nature’s Bounty Vitamins for healthy hair and see how it goes:  199788

 

Hair Dilemma

Debating on whether or not to keep things  straight or curly.  I know it isn’t the end of the world but I have a whole mess of hair to contend with.  Family says straight….I think for right now will keep it straight and when the lazy bug hits me keep it in its naturally curly state.

What to do..what to do!

Wearing a headscarf

lovely

lovely

My sister gave me all these colorful rainbow headscarfs…different designs…so beautiful!

Now I have to figure out how to wear them like a professional “fasionista”:

Choose a bright colour to jazz up a black evening outfit, or for uber-chic go for black all over, great if you’re fair-haired. Green is a very striking colour for brunettes. If you are buying a square scarf make sure it’s big enough to fold in half and tie in a knot or bow around your head.

Avoid tying the knot or bow on the top of your head unless you’re going for a very cute/twee look. Long narrow scarves are perfect for tying and letting the extra length trail behind you – Sienna Miller’s latest is tucking her long trail into her back, your decision on that one! You can get away with a headscarf with practically any outfit and on any occasion, bar working at Goldman Sachs or any other posh city office.

Step-by-step guide

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Hope I can pull it off as elegantly as my favorite star….Audrey Hepburn.

Now she was a real fashionista!

The “curse” of the curls

My saving grace

My saving grace

I don’t know why sissy wants me to have ram rod straight hair (though was told I look “fierce”…when I have lucious curls (fluttering eyelashes).

Both of us have long curly/wavy/read pain=in the=asssss hair.

BUT…….

I found something that may just work on me….it works on her’s and am going to try this out:

Curl Defining Formula, Protects Color – eliminates frizz and repels humidity to lock in individual soft, shiny curls.  (Give it to me baby!)

Salon perfected by World Champion Hair Stylist and Professional Hair Expert Marc Anthony with his trademarked Moisture Gloss™ formula.

  • Wraps silk proteins and vitamin E around each curl
  • Delivers heat protection and shine

For curly hair advise, live video demos: marcanthony.com

  • Alcohol Free
  • Recyclable (where applicable)
  • No Animal Testing