Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Shampoo

Ok, so I'm sure you already know this but I am obsessed with hair. Especially the way mine feels. (even though on any given day you will most likely find me with my hear pulled back into an upside down flipped pony) For years practically I have been searching for a good shampoo. The best store brand shampoo I have found is Aussie. I liked it because it made my hear feel silky smooth all the time. I stopped using it, however, because I noticed it made my hear fall out. I have spent up to $20 on a bottle of shampoo at salons only to find them to be nothing more than a suped up pantene.

A few weeks ago I came across a book at the Library called "Beautiful Hair at Any Age" (can't remember who it was by) and read it (well, most of it). It was kind of shocked at what I learned.

I have always had a dry itchy scalp and thought it was normal. So I started experimenting with different things. I head mayo was good for your hair so I tried it. Not to impressed! Then I tried avocado, mashed it up and put it in, I think it would have worked better if I used a blender ranther than a fork to mash it. But I was impressed. So I started experimenting around with natural things to put in hair.

That's when I discovered natural shampoos. The first one I got is a was a brand called Organix, not organic even though the anme sounds like it is. It was better than I thought but still not that great.

Then I doscovered Avalon Organics. I've been using it for a week and I like how it so far. My hair is very shiny and soft. It does tend to frizz a little more (my hair is sort of curly and naturlly frizzy!) but all I have to do is add a dab of the conditioner and it tames any flyaways. Also, my hear does not get staticy like it used to.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Checker Board Puffy Braid

Meet our new hair model, Eden. She's 4 years old. Her favorite colors are red and pink and she loved her preschool teacher.

Today we did a checker board braid. For this style you need a ton of rubber bands or elastics and a ton of patients!

Start with 3 or 4 rows of puffy braids, connected going down. (I like this best on a side part but It can be done in the middle if you like too.)

Then repeat on the other side.


Next you want to pull the rows into each other starting with the front.


To finish it of pull them back into a pony, or pull them into pig tails.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Shoe Lace Piggies

Sorry, I don't have step by step instructions on this one. She was not being very patient and we were in a hurry to get out the door. If anyone wants instructions let me know and I will post them later.

Front View

Top View

Baby Head Bands

The ever so popular crochet head band! I do have a few head bands for Maddie on those day's when she's just not having it to have her hair done. I think they are incredibly adorable with or with out the flower clip. But if you prefer the flower try to put it to the side a little. I find a good rule for side parts (or flowers in this style) Is to match it with the eye. If you want a deep side part line it up with the outside of the eye, for a regular side part, go with the middle of the eye. And for a slightly to the side part line it up with the inner corner.

Now, you can do the head band without bangs

Or with bangs (I know, she hardly has bangs, but she finally has hair there! The fromt part of her head was bald!)


Sunday, January 11, 2009

4 Square

4 little squares on the top of the head!

Front View


Top View




Sunday, January 4, 2009

3 Ponies on Top

We're back! It's been a VERY busy last few months between sick kids, my full time job and trying to start my business!

Anyway, on to the do!



Supplies needed:




Make your parts. I find it's easier to get them straight if you make the center pony parts even with the middle of the eyes.



Then do your side ponies. I have noticed that she suddenly has more hair on her left side than the right so it looks a little more crooked. :-(



( I know it's a bit fuzzy, still waiting to get a better camera!)


Now you have an easy, cute do! But I don't like her hair sticking up like that so I add a few twists to keep the ponies flat!




Thursday, January 1, 2009

Hair Bows

I also make custom hair bows and clips! Email me for more info on how to order!