When Something’s In Your Hair

June 28th, 2012

When I was a little girl, I loved to chew gum all the time. I loved it so much that I’d fall asleep with gum in my mouth even. The bad thing was, there was a time or two where I’d wake up with gum stuck in my hair. When these kinds of things happen, your first reaction might be to chop off your hair where the gum is. However, this is a bad idea because you could miss your long hair in the future. Here’s a couple different ways you can get rid of sticky junk in your hair without chopping it all off.

When a lot of people think to cut of their hair just because they get a piece of gum stuck in it, they could be making a mistake. Or what if the gum gets stuck in a very short part of your hair. For example, the scalp area: what if your gum happens to land a few inches from the scalp? If you decided to chop the hair off, you’d almost have to go bald! That could be okay for guys but girls love their hair and if they don’t want it to be a pixie cut, they obviously won’t want to cut it all off.

One of the best ways to get rid of the gum is to use one of the foods in your very own pantry. It may seem odd but peanut butter is one of the best tools for removing something sticky from your hair. You could try to wash your hair with soap and very hot water but that won’t get rid of the tangles and it won’t remove the whole wad of gum either. Peanut butter has a texture to it that absorbs the stickiness of the gum and will easily remove it from your hair. All you have to do is put a little bit of this sticky butter in your hair- just enough to cover the gum up and hide it from being seen. Leave it sit for as long as an hour just to be sure it’s working. Next you can wash your hair and slowly pick the gum and peanut butter from your hair.

Why would you want to get out your hair scissors when you could use something so handy like peanut butter. When a tragedy like this strikes, just know it may not be as easy as washing quick and going but it doesn’t have to be as difficult as chopping all your hair off with your hair scissors. Use this tip the next time your hair gets the gooey gunk in it.

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Celebrity Hair Review: Lady Gaga

June 23rd, 2012

The phenomenal Lady Gaga began her career as a brunette on the television show Punk’d. Many people never made the connection that she was on TV before she was truly a celebrity in the music department. Once she did become a hit with the music scene, she became a platinum blonde. As she grew, she changed her look and developed a more Hollywood look.

Seeing her perform on stage, you may think she looks much different than she does in her music videos. Lady Gaga is known for her outrageous wardrobe and even crazier hairstyles. She brought the signature “bow in the hair” trend. It may be fake or her own hair but the one and only Lady Gaga began a trend recently by tying a bow in her hair. The unique thing is, the bow is actually made out of actual hair. Lots of girls have this trend down and like to sport it.

Lady Gaga’s platinum blonde hair gives her a chic look and keeps her wild side to somewhat of a tame style. I personally love her hairstyles because she keeps them clean cut, even if it is a wig. Her hair never has a strand out of place and you can tell she uses precise hair scissors to keep everything in tip-top shape.

The hairstyle I always picture of Lady Gaga’s is in the music video for her hit song called Pokerface. Although the hair is long in the video, it’s very shiny and all of the edges are cut in a perfect trim. Many hairstylists that aren’t in Hollywood are probably wondering what kind of shears she uses and how she gets her hair to be so perfect.

I think that this woman is a star that will never fade. She always surprises everyone with her wack-o hairstyles and fashion senses. I admire her ability to stand out from the crowd and the bravery she has to do so. Her hairstyles are inspiring and set trends for girls all over the world. The great Lady Gaga is very versatile and will never be forgotten.

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The Problem With Long Hair

June 21st, 2012

Many girls (myself included) love to grow their hair out and have long, luscious locks to brush through. Lots of girls love long hair that they can style all the time. With longer hair, you can do so much more than just straighten it each day. You can do braids without them falling out, you can pull it up in a ponytail, and so much more. However, there are a few rough things about long hair that may make your hair not as fun.

Sure, long hair can be super beautiful when it vines down your back looking shiny and luscious. But when it comes to your comfort, your mind may change on how “super beautiful” your hair is. When I say comfort, you say “what?” but it’s true; your hair can change how comfortable you are with yourself emotionally and physically. For example, when summer comes along and you’re working outside in the boiling sun, you don’t want hair that is going to weigh you down and stick to you when you’re trying to work. Long hair in the summer truly can be a pain-literally! So why not chop it off with your hair scissors?

You may also think the styling portion of long hair can be a pain. This one may not be so literal but think about it: if you’re curling your hair for a big event, it’s going to take much longer to style it if your hair is long than if it is short. Long hair may look cute when it’s curled and styled just right but when you get sick of doing your hair for two hours in the morning because you’re hair’s so long, then you might as well cut it.

When I say “cut it” I don’t mean you have to go out and just chop it off to be chin length and out of your way. There are so many ways you can style your hair with hair scissors. You can create layers, get it thinned, or even go with a different color as you cut it. There are so many options with hair and if you’re worried about not liking such a short length, always remember that it’s just hair and it will grow back, guaranteed!

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Hair Review: Curly Hair

June 17th, 2012

Every woman in the world has a different type of hair. Not even two twin sisters have the exact same hair down to the root. Some women have curly, frizzy hair while others have pin-straight hair that doesn’t contain any kind of body at all. And then there’s all those types in between. Those with curly hair always wish they had straight hair and those with straight hair wish for curly hair. I’m one of those with pin-straight hair and it’s really hair to get much curl out of it whether it’s freshly washed or if I’ve just come out of the beachy water. However, if we were to talk about curly hair, I’m sure you’d understand why lots of women want straight hair.

Curly hair can be genetically inherited or it can be forced upon hair. When babies are born with curly hair, others say how cute their hair is with the tiny little spirals. However, as these babies grow older, the curls can become a pain. Some people decide to use their hair straightener to get rid of those curls.

Curly hair can be fun or it can be a pain; somedays are better than the others. As a straight-haired girl, I have always wished to have curly hair so I could do fun styles. I love the beachy waves look and the ability to wake up and let my hair be bouncy and curly. But the truth is, girls with curly hair may not always love their hair.

There are some good and bad things about curly hair. If you don’t like your hair curly, it could be because it carries a lot of frizz with it. Frizz can be very hard to tame as it is but when you add curl to the frizz, it’s almost impossible. You also may not like having to deal with curly hair because of the amount of time it takes to style it. For example, when you try to straighten it, it may not take a quick five minutes. Some women say their curly waves take about an hour to straighten because of the thick curls that can be stubborn.

On the other hand, curly hair can be awesome because you can always change up your styles. With straight hair, it can be difficult to make hair curly without specifically using a curling iron. Curly hair allows you to wake up, scrunch your hair and grow. There are many ways to style curly hair: spunky ponytail, down and beachy, wavy side pony, etc.

Whether you love or hate your curly hair, you can’t do much about it unless you get it permanently straighten. If you think of the positive side , you know that curly hair is a great asset to have and it can enhance your unique personality. Embrace your curls today ladies because they’re beautiful!

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Nails Compared To Hair

June 15th, 2012

Which is more dangerous to mess with: your nails or your hair? There are ways to modify both but they may be just as fragile as one another. Just because you use heat on your hair doesn’t mean it’s more damaging than the things you can do to your nails. The effect of nails compared to the effect of hair can almost be so similar that it may even scare you to get your nails done.

Some may think this is such a weird topic to blog about but it may just need to be put out there. If you’ve ever gotten acrylic nails put on, you know how damaging they can be on your natural nail and cuticle. Each time you get those nails “filled” or re-fixed, the nail peels and deteriorates layer by layer. This treatment on your artificial nails cuts off circulation to your natural nail underneath. The longer you leave the acrylics on, the more damage done to your real nails and when you finally take them off, you notice that your natural nail won’t be the same. The texture is rough, the look is dull and dusty, and they are very thin and fragile. The smallest movement could bend your real nail and break it instantly.

A similar process happens when you straighten your hair with a hair straightener. The very first time you straighten it as a teen or young girl, you notice how beautiful and refreshed. However, the more and more you do it, the less moisture your hair retains. Just like the acrylic nail cutting off circulation to the natural one, your straightener cuts off any kind of air supply to your natural hair cuticle and makes your hair deteriorate just like that natural nail. Even with the help of a heat protectant spray, your hair can slowly loose life and become dull and dry.

The next time you straighten your hair- whether it be everyday or once a week- think about the things that comparison between a nail and a hair cuticle. Not many would think about it, but these two parts of the body are a lot more similar than you’d think. Put it into perspective and you may change your mind about the way you style your hair each day.

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