I really like curly hair but I wasnt sure if a perm would stay in really thick hair so what do u recomend for a person with really thick slippery hair
I would recommend a foam roller perm if you want to get one. Rather than it looking poodle-like, it will be a softer curl.
There are regular perm rods that are large, but I think your hair would be too heavy and those curls wouldn’t stay in as well. Foam roller perms are going to create a curl that looks like…Taylor Swift curls.
Since I haven’t seen your hair, if you go in for a consultation and they suggest something different- go with what they say. But from what you’re telling me and me not seeing it, that’s what I would suggest. I’ll post a picture below of what the perm would look like. Good luck, and let me know if you have any more questions.
Hilighters for fair skin. I try using normal hilighters but my skin is just so fair that it doesn't do anything. It blends in with my powder. I tried using white eye shadow but then I look ghostly. Any suggestions?
Yes! I use Benefit Eye Bright and LOVE it. It is actually pink, but it works amazingly. I have fair skin too, and it’s really easy to blend. Don’t worry- it doesn’t actually look pink when you put it on, it just has enough tint for it to help everything stand out.
You can use it all over your face to highlight, but I use other powder to highlight my face- so I personally just use it on my eyes. It lasts FOREVER though. I’ll post a picture of it on here. They sell it at Sephora (in store and online) for $20.00. Hope this helps!!
Hello. I just came across your blog from a post on Pinterest and I really like the advice you give to your followers. I have been thinking what to do to improve my look and was wondering what you think I should do to my hair. My hair is currently rather long, thin, side parted and light brown. I also have a picture on my blog of my appearance which might help. Thank you for any advice you can give me!(:
Oh thank you! I really appreciate it! As far as improving your look, what if you just trimmed the ends, but really layered up your hair, and then put in a bunch of lowlights (caramel, chocolate brown) and then stuck a few highlights in there to add even more dimension? I honestly think that would look great on your hair, and the dimension of all the colors will make your hair look thicker. Hope this helps! Let me know if you want any more suggestions!
Hi there, I was wondering if you could give me tip on mascaras and how to lengthen or thicken eyelashes? I basically have pretty long eyelashes, but they're not really that thick and they tend it go straight down (Asian lashes) I don't wear makeup, but I'd like to know to make my lashes visible and stuff when I do decide to wear mascara. And would you recommend conditioning eyelashes with Vaseline or is that a myth?
Well, if you have some money to spend you could always get eyelash extensions. Those work really well, and aren’t crazy expensive.
There are also nourishing mascaras, but I don’t find that those work too well. The best method I have found is to just layer different mascaras, and to make sure to use an eyelash curler- especially on your eyelashes.
If you need different ideas for specific mascaras to layer, let me know! Basically, just look for a lengthening one along with a thickening mascara. Hope that helps!!
Hi there! So... Recently, I've been noticing that I have dandruff?? It's not really noticeable til the second day (since I wash my hair every other day).. I have a normal scalp so it does tend to get oily faster than dry scalps and I'm not sure what to do because I don't want to wash my hair everyday since its dries out the hair and such. But now I'm honestly comtemplating washing it everyday again.. Any tips on how to get rid of dandruff? Or how to wash your hair everyday without drying it out?
Hi! Okay so dandruff can be caused from a few different things. It’s either because your scalp gets dry (which you already explained it isn’t), your scalp needs scrubbed more when shampooing, or there is a medical condition (eczema, etc).
If I were you, I would try scrubbing your scalp really well every time you shampoo for a week or two, and see how that helps. If that doesn’t work, try washing it every day, but putting some moroccan oil or some sort of hydrating and nourishing product on your hair.
If neither work, I would look into seeing if there is some eczema going on or something. Hope this helps!!
I have pretty fair skin, and have tried to make it work for me my whole life. But…now I’m getting tired of it, and want some color!!
Now, skin cancer is super high in my family, so I’d like to stay away from beds if possible- but I still want to be able to swim in the summer!! And there are just so many choices as far as spray tans, self tanner, DIY tanner, etc. I need something that will last and not look orange!
Anyone have any suggestions? Any advice, suggestions, tips or comments would be greatly appreciated!!
Hello! Just came across your blog and wanted to ask your opinion on permanently straightening hair. (Japanese or Brazilian) I have thick, long light brown,wavy hair and am not at all good at styling my hair. I also struggle with a lot of frizz. Any information would be helpful! Thank you :)
Hi!! Welcome! :)
And I LOVE permanent straightening. But be careful of what ones you choose. Brazilian Blowouts have formaldehyde in them- the stuff used to embalm people!
I use a “keratin” straightening treatment. Most salons are getting on board with those because they are completely safe for your hair. They just blast a bunch of keratin into your cuticle basically. Essentially- it’s just laminating your hair- in a healthy way :)
I got mine done ONCE last year, and normally it stays for about 5 months before wearing off. Mine ended up lasting that long, and it also helped control the frizz even AFTER. It’s been over a year now, and my curls are awesome and controlled- versus looking like a frizzy poodle!
Hope this helps! Just call around to salons in your area and see if they offer keratin treatments. I used GK Hair Taming System. It was awesome.
Just as a disclaimer though- the price is a little hefty at first. But when you do the breakdown, it ends up being about $30/mo or $1 a day. Not too bad :) Totally worth it.
Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any more questions!
I have the most HORRIBLE under eye circles. They are so bad I went to a plastic surgeon. Outside of allergies & heredity...I found out that my BROW BONE is the most guilty out of all the "contenders." Apparently, my brow bone casts a "shadow", causing my under eye circles to appear like my husband physically abused me...LOL! WELL, I am going to try some tattoo cover up to see if I can diffuse my "black eyes" at least a little bit. What is the "rule of thumb" on choosing the proper shade?
I would say to use a shade lighter than your natural skin tone/ foundation as possible. And use it sparingly- you don’t want it to look thick and cakey. Try putting moisturizer on there beforehand and then just dot it on with your fingertips. Make sure to use a light loose powder to set it for the day and you’ll be good to go!
Hi! I got my hair ombre'd about a year ago, and a few months ago, it started to get really poufy and wouldn't lay smooth unless I put heat to it (I have naturally straight hair, btw). I had it trimmed, hoping it would help, but now it just looks worse because the bottom is all one length and it looks like I cut it with kitchen shears. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! :) thanks!
Okay..well sometimes hair gets dried out from the bleach used to do the ombre- so that would be my first guess as to what happened. Hair is very strange when it comes to color! If I were you, I would get a deep conditioner- or a hair mask. Those will pack moisture into your hair and help your hair lay down better. If that STILL doesn’t help, I would go to a different hair stylist and tell them what’s going on. You’ll probably need some layering and some texturizing to get it to lay down.
My guess is that the color/bleach used for your ombre combined with your layers possibly growing out/split ends forming, your hair just didn’t react well. Hopefully with a few different processes, we’ll get your hair back to being smooth and healthy!
I hope this helps! Let me know if there is anything else I can do to help you!
I'm naturally a dirty blonde color, but turned brunette last summer. I need to color soon, and want opinions on what color i should go. I have hazel eyes
Well, the hard part about changing your hair color after you’ve gone dark- is that you’ll have to get hilights to go lighter. I have hazel eyes as well, and after coloring my hair several colors- as well as many clients with hazel eyes- I think a rich medium brown brings out the colors of your eyes, as well as your skin tone the best.
I like coloring my hair a medium brown, and then putting some caramel highlights right in my crown area to brighten up my face.
If you want to go blonde though- you’ll need to get a few series of hilights. Just know that you won’t go completely blonde after one session. You’ll need to get them done a few times.
Without looking at you, I can’t say for sure what would look the best for you, but this is my best guess!
I am looking for the popular long layered haircuts you see now in palo alto, or san jose area. Where can I find someone who really knows how to cut my hair how I want. I have long pretty straight hair. Hilighted.
Well I don’t live in that area, nor have I visited recently, so unfortunately I don’t know exactly what hairstyle you’re referring to. However, the best way to find a hairstylist to cut your hair the way you want would be to do some research in your area. Most hairstylists have portfolios which are usually added to the website. Or if there is a salon you’ve heard good things about, but you want to make sure they’ll do what you want, you can always do a free consultation with the stylist. That way you’ll be able to walk through what you want- oh and don’t be afraid to bring pictures. If you don’t feel comfortable with what the stylist has in mind, or you think you have differing ideas, you can always go to someone else.
That’s my best advice for you! Hope it helps! Let me know if you have any other questions :)
Hi! So maybe you get this question a lot, but I'm a new follower of yours so i don't know. I have pretty thin hair, and it curls and straightens easily but I really ant it to grow! It's like 2 inches past my shoulders, but no matter how many times I trim it myself, split ends ALWAYS happen. Is it bad to cut your own hair with regular scissors? And do you know of anyways to make my hair thicker and grow faster? Please and thanks you :)
Well thank you for following me! I really appreciate it :)
So as far as your split ends, I wouldn’t trim anything yourself. I DO hair, and I only feel comfortable cutting my own bangs, and maybe trimming a few split ends up front- but I use actual shears, which are much sharper than house scissors.
If I were you, just get trims at a salon every 6-8 weeks. You can find salons that offer inexpensive haircuts, and it will keep your hair much healthier.
As far as having thicker hair, and helping it grow faster- your hair will LOOK thicker if you keep your hair trimmed like I suggested. The more split ends you have, the more “straggly” your hair looks. Trust me :)
You could also take Biotin pills. It helps nourish your hair, and also will help it grow. It is natural, and is just a vitamin, so you have nothing to worry about :) I know MANY people- especially hairstylists- who swear by it.
I hope this helps answer your questions! Let me know if there is anything else I can help you with! :)
Hi! I haven't gotten a haircut in about 7 months so it's finally time since its really dead. I have really long brown hair (just above my butt) and the tips are lighter at the ends. I have side bangs but they have grown out at this point. I have a square face also. I'm debating on keeping my bangs and on cutting it shorter like a little longer than shoulder length or I I should keep it long. Any suggestions?
I think you should go right in the middle, actually. I think hair that reaches your mid-back is the best, most flattering length. And I would definitely keep your side bangs. It’s more of a complete look. In my opinion at least :)
hi, I have very thick and curly hair and there are very little days that I don't have frizz. what are some ways that I can get rid of my frizz?
The biggest thing you’ll want to make sure of, is that you have a good styling product. I would suggest “Twirl around” by Paul Mitchell. It’s a creme/gel mix. So the gel controls the frizz, but the creme still keeps your curls soft and won’t give your hair the “crunchy” or “wet” look.
hi,so I just wanted to thank you for your feedback! Alsoo.. thank you so much for your flattering compliments ! >< aha I've never really been pleased with my hair cause I never thought it was thick enough, but thank you for all your wonderful comments ! I wanted to try ombre a while back, but my parents would never let me /: In other words, I do have virgin hair (never dyed it) lol I was thinking about henna, but im not too sure yet. Also, I'm still thinking about the whole one length thing
(2/2) cuz Im thinking of maybe having almost all one length.. in that I’ll have a bit of layering at the ends for movement.. like a U shape kind of cut I suppose, but without the long layers, etc. I was wondering if maybe I should also keep my bangs long and just keep trimming them? But then again, that might defeat the whole purpose ^__^” I guess nothing is set in stone, but I definitely want to get rid of my layers. Also, how do I micro-trim my hair? :o i’ve never cut my hair so im quite hesitant :P
_______________________________________________________________________First of all- you’re very welcome :) And an ombre would be super cute- just DON’T USE HENNA!! Henna is soooo hard to get out of your hair.
As far as the cut- I definitely think that keeping a few layers in there for movement is key. The V-shape cut would look great with your hair. I did that cut the other day actually- on someone who had hair just like yours. Also, if you feel like you want to keep some face framing- go for it! :)
And as for micro-trims- just tell the stylist you go to to just do a micro-trim. If they don’t know what that is (they should, but you never know!), tell them you just want the very ends taken off. No more than that. It’ll just keep your hair healthy without taking any noticeable length off! :)
Hope this helps- and sorry for the delayed response- between a new job and being sick, I haven’t had much time! But I love messages though- so if you have any other questions or comments, send them my way! That goes for everyone else too!
Hi, so I just realized I submitted the photo of my hair but I never left a question so you could answer. So just reply to this question for your feedback. :O thank you!
Haha no worries! I was deciding whether to post the picture, and answer that way- or just to make a new post. So this is perfect! :)
So first off- you have awesome hair. I’m legitimately jealous. I officially take back what I said about cutting it. Keep it right at that length!! Just keep getting trims so your layers grow out, as well as your bangs- and you’ll get the Kardashian look!!
That is honestly what I would go with- and keep braiding your hair to get the waves like you had in the picture! No heat curls/waves keep your hair healthy!
If you feel like keeping the length isn’t enough of a change, you could always have fun with the color of your hair! An ombre would look awesome on your hair.
But honestly, even as far as color goes, the color you have now looks super pretty too.
To everyone else reading this- she has dark wavy hair down the the small of her back.
So just to recap- yes, you could definitely keep growing your hair to one length. I don’t think it would look too thin at all. Just make sure to get regular trims- I call them “micro trims”. Literally taking off JUST the ends of the hair. Doesn’t feel like any length is gone- keeps your hair healthy and growing though!
If you ever need any color ideas- let me know! Love thinking of new color ideas, especially when I have a picture of your hair!
Also, if you have any more questions about the cut, etc, shoot me another message. There are endless things you could do with your hair.
Hi there, I just need some hair advice /: but basically my problem is I have thick (a lot of hair), but the strands are like a mixture of basically coarse and fine hair.. But I think mostly fine since apparently my hair is "limp" and soft and slippery. So I was wondering if I grew out ALL of my hair like including bangs and kept it all at one length but part it to the side, would it look really flat? Or would it look okay? Also I don't have pin straight hair.. Like I have a small wave throughout
Okay, well fine hair is a little tricky unfortunately. I would normally say to layer the heck out of it- except with fine hair, if you layer it too much, it’ll start looking thin and wispy.
The thing about having fine hair, is that if you keep your hair just a little shorter, it tends to look more thick and full. I’ll post a picture with a before and after to demonstrate what I’m talking about.
I wouldn’t grow it out all to one length though. With your waves, you want some layers in there to catch the waves, and to accentuate them. I would also cut a side bang in the front with some framing around your face. Having not seen your hair, I can’t tell you EXACTLY what to do, but this is all stuff that I know would look good without even needing to see it.
See what you think about the cut I posted below. Hopefully what I was saying earlier in the post makes more sense now. Just getting the thin ends off, makes your hair look much healthier and much thicker. If you have any more questions, want more pictures, or just want other ideas- feel free to send me another message! You can also send a picture of your hair if you want “custom” ideas. I won’t post your picture obviously, but that’ll help me be able to tell exactly what you should do with your hair. Your choice! Thought I’d at least offer!
For the anon that wanted to know how to do a sock bun for short hair! If you're doing it to achieve the curls and not the actual bun itself, you could always do 4 small sock buns (one of each quarter of your head). Depending on the bulkiness of the socks you can play around with the tightness of the curls. Try buying different sized socks. I'm sure children's socks might work better since they're smaller! Hope this helped a little!
I have fair skin green eyes and strawberry blonde hair what makeup can I use?
Try to stick with jewel tones for eyeshadow. For example, I use cranberry and pink colors to bring out the green from my hazel eyes. That’s what will make the most difference with your look. You could use some light pink blush, and that will give you a pretty, flushed look.
what is a really good real hair hair extension brand?
It honestly depends on what you’re looking to do with the extensions. Personally, I like human hair extensions. You can use heat on them, color them, do anything you would do to your own hair. As far as brand, anything at a beauty supply store would be pretty good. Sally’s has a lot of good hair extensions. That’s where most hair stylists I know get them without spending BIG bucks.
I have long hair so I don’t wear extensions- so I unfortunately don’t know a ton about brands. I DO color and cut them quite a bit for clients though, and would DEFINITELY go with human hair. SO much easier to deal with.
how do you make a sock bun when you have short hair???
Honestly, there’s no specific way (that I know of) that you can do a sock bun with short hair. If I were you, I’d just reference the sock bun post I wrote about a week ago, and just hairspray or bobby pin the extra hairs that poke out. It might just require a littttttleee more work.
Sorry I don’t have any more answers regarding that!
it's probably not a good idea to buy boxed blonde hair dye and use it on my entire head when I have highlights but I can't live with all my roots anymore is it? My natural hair color is medium brown and which is what it looks like underneath and stuff. My hair looks blonde overall but it's too carmel-ey for my liking. I wanna be blonde all over! Should I just wait till I can get a bunch more professional highlights? :/
Well, hopefully you didn’t use the box color yet!! Because yea….not a good idea at all!
Luckily you have a few options! You could wait a while until you can get a bunch of highlights, OR, to help you get through till the next BIG highlight, a lot of salons have deals where you can get a few highlights right in your crown area to help it look lighter, without needing to highlight the entire head.
Like, when I have a client come in who wants to just make it look like they don’t have much regrowth, but they also don’t want to spend a bundle of money- I’ll put 7-9 highlights in the crown area, around the face and around to the back of your head. I use the part of the hair as a point of reference, and go at a diagonal so that you don’t get a streaky look. It looks really natural and blends everything really well.
That would by my choice honestly. :)
Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any more questions- regarding this post or about anything else!!
So there’s some really great questions in my inbox right now- don’t worry, I’ve gotten them, read them, and excited to answer them tomorrow! So keep them rolling in! My new job is just exhausting so I’m sorry I’ve made some of you wait! But I have allllllll day tomorrow (1/26) to answer them!
:3 My hair is pretty thick, which is great in most cases, but sometimes it just annoys me to no end. I've cut it short, which has been an improvement in comparison to when my hair was just a bit past my shoulders. Diana Agron's short hair is great for me, and I keep a slight side bang on the right. However, I want to change my look soon. Do you have anything in mind that you think would complement my face (I've got a wide nose, sadly Dx)? Should I perm my hair? Any ideas would be great. Thanks!
So I think I have a haircut that would look awesome. Since it’s already pretty short, that kind of knocks out a few options, but honestly this is the cut I would have gone with for you anyways.
I would do an extreme diagonal forward- hairstylist talk for a hair cut with a stacked back that gets longer towards the front.
With your thick hair, the back would look great with that volume.
I would keep the front as long as possible (trim it up, but keep the length.) But if you feel like you want to go shorter in the front- by all means- go for it!
And as for the perm, no no no no no! With this haircut, you want it as sleek as possible. You could use a curling iron to add some wave to it to switch it up, but stick with the hair you have now :)
I’ll post a few pictures as soon as I post this.
If you aren’t crazy about this cut, let me know! I have a few other ideas :)
hi there. :0 so I was considering taking biotin so my hair would grow stronger and thicker? i have medium thick hair i think? like I fine hair, but a lot of it.. so I was wondering .. does biotin really make your hair grow faster and thicker? I did some research and many said it does after weeks of taking the supplement, but others said they didnt see any change? Please help. Thank you!
Hey there :)
I have personally not taken it- I’ve been meaning to get some, but haven’t gotten around to it.
Everyone I have talked to about it, LOVES it. Almost every hair stylist I know uses it and swears by it.
It wouldn’t hurt you to just try it, and if you don’t see any difference after 3-4 weeks, you could stop taking it. But I mean, it’s so cheap to buy, and isn’t harmful to your body so why not try?
The only thing I would give you a heads up about- is that you should keep in mind that it helps ALL of your hair grow. Not just the hair on your head, but your body hair too. So you may notice an increase in shaving a little, but hey- the trade off isn’t too bad :)
But to start, take a tube sock, and cut off the toe. Then put your hair in a pony tail (with the base where you want the bun)
Now is the part where you can decide how you want to do it.
Most people will take the sock and slide the sock onto their pony tail so that the sock is covering the entire pony tail. Then, begin rolling the sock towards the base. It will be rolling your hair with the sock. When you get it to the base, fan the hair out where you can still see the sock, and add some hair pins if you feel like it’s still loose.
Another way to do it would be rolling the sock into a doughnut before you put it on your pony tail, then fan out your hair over the doughnut and put a hair rubber band over the hair covered sock. You will now be able to see the “bun look” and you will have the ends of your hair going everywhere. Take the ends of your hair and just wrap them around the bun, and pin the ends into the bun.
The first option will give you the sleek look, while the second will make it look a little more messy (not as formal).
It works both ways, it just depends on what look you’re going for.
I hope these descriptions make sense! I know it makes sense in my head while I type it, but if it doesn’t make sense, or something confuses any of you, feel free to inbox me and I’ll try to clarify!!