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Tips for Putting Bobby Pins in Properly in your Hair

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How to wear a bobby pin in your hair

It’s amazing how a bobby pin which is so small and looks so useless is actually one of the most wanted and practical hair accessories. Originally, this flat wire hairpin with prongs that press tightly together was used to hold bob hairstyles in place; hence the name. The little bobby pin though, can be used in many different hair styles, not just the bob. Bobby pins are a great way to hold your hair up without using harsh chemicals, tricky fasteners or any heat tool to do the trick. Besides for that they are easy to use and can be carried around in a pocket book for emergencies.

There are a few simple steps to follow when putting a bobby pin in your hair. So for those of you who’ve had trouble in the past keeping your hair pins securely on your head, below are a few tips to ensure your bobby pins will work for you.

Firstly, make sure that the wavy side if the bobby pin is facing down. No, the waves are not just there to make the pin look exciting, they’re actually there to grip and lock the pin in place. Besides for that, it also allows you to get more hair in there and believe it or not, simply putting the waves on bottom really helps prevent hair from slipping out all day long.

Also, before you slip the bobby pin on your hair try to open it from the opening just a bit so that it can get as much hair as possible. The mistake people make is opening it with they’re teeth because first of all your teeth are too strong for such a delicate pin and will probably stretch it too much causing it not to hold properly and secondly, you might by mistake bight off that plastic piece at the tip to prevent it from scratching your scalp.

Another great tip is that if you have thick hair or you are looking to use your bobby pin to hold a lot of hair up you may want to try using two bobby pins and forming an x. First, hold your hair up (the piece you are looking to hold down with bobby pins), then take a bobby pin in your right hand and going from right to left insert it diagonally on the piece of hair. Then, take a bobby pin in your left hand and going from left to right insert it onto and into the bobby pin already there. This will secure the bobby pins in place and ensure that they will remain there for as long as you need.

Aside from the practical side of bobby pins, they can also be used as decorative hair accessories. Many brides wear extra fancy rhinestone bobby pins in their hair-dos on their special day! And even for regular days, bobby pins don’t have to be just black or gold, beautiful decorative hair pins abound with designs ranging from the small and delicate to the large statement hair pins!

So go ahead and give them another shot if you’ve stopped trying. Besides, they manage to do the trick and they cost pennies per pin so it really doesn’t hurt to try.

Fed Up of Getting a Pony Mark When Wearing a Pony Tail? Try a Hair Scrunchie!

A scrunchy hair tie is a piece of elastic covered by material such as cotton, velour, satin, chiffon, etc.

A scrunchy hair tie is a piece of elastic covered by material such as cotton, velour, satin, chiffon, etc.

I’m sure you all agree with me that pony tail holders were definitely one of the smartest inventions of hair accessories. They allow us to be comfortable by just putting our hair up and out of our face at any time. In addition to providing comfort, they give a neat and classy look for any hair length. However, the one thing that sometimes keeps people away from wearing a pony tail holder is when they have their hair professionally done and as much as they would love to keep their hair up for a bit they do not want to leave a pony mark in their hair – which is why we have scrunchies.

A scrunchy hair tie is a piece of elastic covered by material such as cotton, velour, satin, chiffon, etc. Since it has a layer of material around it, it does not leave a mark when you take it off which is why you can enjoy the best of both worlds when wearing a scrunchie. They come in many different styles and colors. They can be found in dark colors such a s black, navy, brown, etc. for a classy and simple look as well as in bright neon colors for a funky and exciting look and of course everything else in between.  Just as any other pony holder, they are small and compact which allows you to keep it in to your purse or pocket book at all times in case of emergency.

So especially in the winter time when you are wearing a hat outdoors and you would like to keep your hair up without messing it up, definitely go for a stylish scrunchie pony holder to provide the comfort you are looking for as well as keep your hair in tip top shape.

 

 

Ear Muffs- Ever Wonder How The Warmest Invention Came About?

Ear muffs are so popular that today even snowmen wear them!

Ear muffs are so popular that today even snowmen wear them!

Ear muffs are so popular that today even snowmen wear them! They come in many different warm materials such as fur, fleece, velvet and much more. In addition, they can be found in lots of different styles and colors and are made for young children, kids, teens and adults of all ages. They are stylish, practical and warm which is why they are a necessary winter accessory today.

However, like every practical invention, ear muffs have not been around forever. In the year 1873, a 15 year old boy Chester Greenwood of Maine loved to ice skate. However, his ears got so cold he had to go in and warm up all the time. He was fed up and tired of suffering in the cold northern winter so he went ahead and invented the first pair of ear muffs. They consisted of two circles made of beaver fur lined with velvet and sewn onto a wire loop frame by Chester’s grandmother. Chester was extremely proud of himself because while all his friends had to go in and warm up while ice skating, his ears were kept warm at all times.

Over the years and with much experimentation, Greenwood learned to attach the earmuffs to a flexible spring-steel band that could be coiled to fit in a pocket. Due to the demand, Greenwood opened a small factory in his hometown in 1877 and in 1936 (the year before his death) his factory produced 400,000 ear muffs.  Today, thanks to Chester Greenwood, there are hundreds if not thousands of different kinds and styles of ear muffs to help keep our ears warm. Of course, in this generation some of them are even made as head phones so that you can still listen to music when wearing your earmuffs.

So next time you put on those earmuffs and brace the cold weather don’t forget to give thanks to Chester Greenwood for his brilliant invention. Apparently, in 2007, Maine held a parade to celebrate his invention and 130 years of warm ears, so you can just imagine how much they made a difference to some people’s lives. And hey, next time you feel like you can use and extra something that hasn’t been invented yet, give it a try – you never know what could come out of it….

Try Wearing Your Head Scarves as Accessories!

Rosie The Riveter wore head scarves as hair accessories

Rosie The Riveter wore head scarves as hair accessories

Want to be really different and original? Try wearing your head scarf in some other ways too. Besides for wearing them on your head or as a winter scarf, there are some other really exciting ways they can be worn. Bet you never thought you could make so much of that head scarf when you bought it! Below are some ideas we came up with, but when it comes to head scarves, the sky’s the limit!

1. Wear it as a Shawl

A head scarf makes a great shawl. It comes in handy in the house when you’re a little chilly, outdoors on a cool day, as an extra layer under your coat or simply to dress up an outfit. A large oblong Israeli tichel with lurex can be used as a shawl and even makes it a lot more exciting since there is that added sparkle of silver lurex plus a lot of isreli tichel come with fringes to add even more interest.

2. Wear it as a Sash

If you are looking for an original kind of belt to match your outfit, try using your long oblong head scarf and tie it around your waist. Depending on exactly which style you are looking for you may want to either fold it, twist it or scrunch it before you tie it around your waist. You can tie it into a knot, a tie or a bow depending on the occasion.

3. Tie it as a Head Wrap

Take a small square head scarf and fold it into a thin band. Then, put the middle of the band by your neck under all your hair. Take the two ends and tie them on top of your head in a knot or a bow. This tie can give you the look of Rosie The Riveter.

4. Tie it like a Bow tie

Take a small square head scarf, fold it into a triangle, put it around your neck and tie it! Simple as 1,2,3! This is almost like sailor look. Small square head scarves come in tons of bold or muted patterns, you can either opt for silk which is more expensive or stick with the cheaper polyester.

Head scarves are really a world of their own and make great accessories for every and any occasion. So before shopping for your many accessories try to see what you can do with the head scarves you already have. For those of you who don’t have any you may want to consider buying some!

 

All The Information You Need To Know About Winter 2014 Styles and Trends!

Hot winter hair accessories and head coverings styles this season!Now that winter has started showing its face, just thought you could use some heads up on stylish winter hair accessories and head coverings this season. For all you fashion lovers and those who keep up with the styles, before you get rid of your fall collection – you may want to know that lots of the Fall styles are actually still in! So take a deep breath, relax and take a look at Winter 2014′s fashion trends.
When winter comes in, we automatically start looking at warmer wintry fabrics. It’s time to switch the cotton slouchy beret for an angora hat, your chiffon head wrap for an elegant velvet, and  your belgium knit snood for a cozy chenille snood! Even hair bows on your little girl look so much more wintery in fur or leather.
As far as colors, this winter we are still seeing the dark yet colorful autumn colors with the addition to some more colors in the same tone such as eggplant, taupe, etc. Don’t forget to wear these colors in shiny leather to really have the effect you’re looking for.
There are lots of hot prints this season. From funky to classy and everywhere in between, you are sure to find one that suits you best! In addition to plaid still being in this season, check is one of the hottest prints right now. Wear check handbags or scarves to stand out in a bold way and make a statement. Check and plaid can be worn in a funky way with lots of different colors as well as in a bold a classy way in black and white. For a classy look, you can choose between houndstooth which is rapidly making it as one of the hottest prints or winter florals. Try wearing a houndstooth pre-tied bandana or an israeli tichel headscarf with a wintery floral pattern to finish off your outfit. The Camouflage print can be worn in any way you want! In pastel colors, rusty colors or army colors try wearing a camo cap and make heads turn! Of course, for those still getting used to the animal prints form the fall, they are still in and going strong – so hands up for all you leopard print lovers!
Most of all, make sure to stay warm in these cold winter days and to make sure that you think wisely when purchasing winter hats. Sticking to angora and fur and anything thick and soft is probably your best bet since they are really warm and comfortable. Of course however, why not be warm with style! So with no time to waste, start shopping and find head coverings that are both stylish and comfortable!