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Head Coverings and Hair Accessories – Keep COOL on a HOT Summer Outing!

Baby with sun hat

Make sure you and your kids are fully protected by the sun.

Thinking of doing some awesome sports this summer such as hiking and biking? Plan ahead and make sure to take along head coverings and accessories to ensure you and your kids will be as comfortable as possible. Of course, when purchasing head covers and hair accessories for outdoor sports there are lots of things to look out for. Below is a guide and more information you’ll need to know before getting the perfect hair accessories for your trip.

-          When spending time in the sun it is very important to make sure that your face and your children’s faces are fully protected by the sun. Look for a lightweight head covering with a visor such as a Sun Cap, Pre-tied head scarf with a visor or simply a Sun Visor that has a Velcro in the back of your head and keep safe at all times.

-          Do you have any sort of front bang? Having hair in your face on a hot summer day can be really uncomfortable and make you feel really hot so you definitely don’t want to forget some bobby pins. Bobby pins are one of the most ideal ways to keep your bangs up when they are in your face. In addition, another great option is a head band or soft wide head wrap. These hair accessories will definitely keep you cool and stylish on your outings

-          Being outdoors, especially when the sun is strong, makes you feel really hot and uncomfortable? Opt for keeping your hair up with strong and durable pony holders. Looking for something funky and summery? Try wearing a Scrunchie pony holder which will keep you cool and prevent pony marks

-          Prefer wearing your hair down? Keep a Jaw clip in your back pocket for emergencies. A jaw clip will allow you to leave your hair down yet still have some hair up which will keep less hair off your neck and keep you cool.

-          We all know how knotty hair can get when doing summer sports. Don’t forget your pocket brush with a mirror so you can keep on making sure you look great anytime and anywhere!

Once you have your hair accessories and head covers packed and ready for your trip you are good to go! So have fun, keep cool and look good this summer no matter where you are and what it is you are doing!

Top 5 Hair Styles Topped with Stylish Hair Accessories for Hot Summer Days!

Topsey Pony Tail

1. Looking for something different and original to do in your hair? Try making (what I like to call) a Topsy!

First thing first. ALWAYS carry a ponytail holder with you in the summer. Whether you’re going to the park, the beach, on an outing or anywhere outdoors for that matter, the second you get too hot, sweaty or itchy all you gotta do is slip it out and tie your hair up and out of the way. Never underestimate the power of a Pony Holder, it may be small but it is definitely one of the most practical hair accessories I know of.

1. Looking for something different and original to do in your hair? Try making (what I like to call) a Topsy! Tie your hair into a pony tail with a pony holder. Then, right above the pony holder, make a little hole by dividing your hair down the middle and separating it. Now, take your pony tail and put it over and in the separation you just made. Tighten your pony holder for a secure fit. This pony with a twist is a great hair style to do on your little one, your big one or yourself!

2. For a Hawaiian, beach and summery look, put your hair in a low side bun. If you’d like to have some hair in your face, take out a few strands of hair from here and there for a chilled, natural look. Then, take a big colorful and summery flower hair clip and put it right above your bun. Wow! So fresh and easy!

3. Rolled out of bed with a bad hair day? Can’t seem to tame your frizzy hair in the humidity? Consider wearing a hot and stylish summer cap! By wearing a cap in the summer, not only do you look fashionable but you are actually protecting your face form getting sunburned at the same time!

4. If you haven’t got yourself a soft wide head wrap yet –NOW’S THE TIME!! Headwrap headbands are the hottest hair accessory this summer! Wear it as a partial head cover, a thin head band, over a fall wig and much more! Buy one simple hair accessory and keep on wearing it in different ways. What’s nice about a soft wide head wrap hair band is that it allows you to leave your hair down in the summer and still keep cool- definitely the best of both worlds!

5. Looking for a hairstyle that you won’t have to be busy with all day? Tie your hair into a neat French braid and put a bow at the end! Make sure to tie it secure so that it’ll last you all day long. This is a great hair style especially for little kids who run around all day and can’t stand to have hair on their face or neck.

Hope these tips were helpful! Any more suggestions? We’d love to hear!

Tips for Putting Bobby Pins in Properly in your Hair

bobby pin in hair

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….