Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Braided Heart

Start off with a middle part.
At the end of the part your going to take about an inch of hair.
Notice the hair in the back is not included in the braid at this time. Make an inside out braid going the face collecting from the outside only. Continue on the outside only till you get to the ears.
Now that you've got all the hair to the ears, switch and take the hair from the back only. Braid it out to the end. Do the other side just the same.
Here's a front view so far.
And a top view. Are yous tarting to see the heart coming through yet?
From here we went and curled her hair in the back.
Now, take the 2 braids and connect them.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Help for dry, dull hair!

Every woman that styles with heat and products knows the damage that it can cost. But did you know that you can easily reverse some of that damage at home, for a minimal cost?

Here's a recipe that I have changed a bit and perfected over the years that can brink a shine back to even the dryest hair!

You will need an avocado, a small can of coconut milk, and oil (about 1 tbs). For the oil I use a blend of carrot seed, pomegranate, cranberry seed and jojoba oil. But if you don't have all those on hand (which I'm pretty sure most people don't) you can use olive oil (the same olive oil that you already use with cooking!) Just a plain avocado will also be very moisturizing.

Stick it all in the blender and mix it up till smooth (you don't want chunks in your hair)

(the color normally is a little fresher but I had it setting out for a while before I thought to get the pic)

Just smear it all over your hair and into your scalp. You can put plastic wrap or a grocery bad over your hair to keep it from dripping.

This recipe made about 1 1/2 cups and I used it all in my hair. (My hair is just below my armpits) You want to use enough to coat all your hair and scalp, I don't that that you can put too much!

Leave it on your hair for about 15 to 20 minutes, just don't let it dry out or it's a little harder to wash out. Then wash your hair like normal. That's it. You may smell like guacamole for a few hours but your hair will love you for it!

And while you're hair bloggin, Don't forget to check out the AWESOME giveaway from Babes in Hair Land!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Criss Cross Headband.

Today we're posting directions a different way! Now you can watch the instructions via video slide show on youtube! This is the first slide show that I've put online so you'll just have to be patient with me as I learn what I'm doing.

Go here to see the video.

(anyone know how to add the video stream so the blog post?)

Friday, September 18, 2009

Braided Piggey Buns!

We got this one from She Does Hair. I think she was one of the original hair bloggers and have truly missed her posts. If you haven't seen her blog yet you've got to check her out. She has some very adorable do's! Go here for instructions

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Funky Spunky Messy Tessy

Za Has been asking me to do "something crazy" in her hair. She's a hair puller, so she was very happy with this because she can pull at her hair all she wants and she can't mess it up!

Normally, on any hair do you want to start with clean parts. If your parts are messy your do will look messy too. Sometimes though, you want that messy look so you want uneven parts. For uneven parts I find it's best to part with your fingers! (an usual no-no!)

Slightly dampen the hair, while we want a messy look we don't want the elastics to tangle in the hair. Damp hair doesn't tangle as much as dry hair. Brush out tangles.

To make the pony tails stand up you want to pull the hair straight up while putting in the elastics.

With your fingers pull up one small pony at the top of the head.

Work your way all around the top of the head, no rhyme or reason to the placement of the ponies. A you can see I added the front ponies to a side one the keep them out of her face.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

What do you think?

What do you think of the new background? I wanted to change it up a bit. I've been here a year now with the same old background and I thought it was time for a change. So, what d'ya think?

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Give Away!

Here's a give away of a different sort! I know that we normally do hair related give aways but don't all of our hair junkie moms deserve a giveaway just for them? :-)

Sego Lily Naturals is hosting this give away for us! Pretty easy to enter! Just go on over to Sego Lily Naturals and follow them, that's all there is to it! All new followers will get a free lotion and perfume sample! Choose from Jasmine Oasis, Rose Garden, and Lavender Fields for the perfume, lotions are all one scent. No strings attached! Once you have become a follower just leave a comment here stating so and email to kristiceron at yahoo dot com with your name, address and perfume choice, and your free sample will be in the mail!

Sego Lily Naturals only uses 100% natural products, never any harsh synthetic ingredients. Everything is also hand crafted to ensure that your products are of top quality. All ingredients are carefully chosen and must be made in the USA.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Messy Buns All Around

Messy buns can be a lot of fun! You can use anywhere from dressing up a pony tail to making a formal up do! This one would be a great Easter do or even a flower girl do! Best of all, this do is a lot easier than it looks to!

Start by making pony tails all around. For these you want to brush the hair from the center out and make the parts from the center of the head and work your way out.
Next, take each pony and make it into a messy bun.

Now you're going to take a ton of bobby pins and pin down those buns so that they are not just sticking out.
Now add flowers for decoration.

And there you have it! Told you it was pretty easy!