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Back To School: What Is YOUR Princess Going To Wear In Her Hair On Her First Day Back?!

backtoschoolThe first day of school is nearing. It’s a fresh start. Brand new hair accessories, school supplies, pencils crisply sharpened and the folders just waiting to be filled with homework sheets and assignments. I can smell the plastic of the new binders and the rich leather of new shoes; and I smile. There is the care free feeling of a young child just waiting to drink in the knowledge that they’ll soon learn.

The big question is of course: What is your little one going to wear in her hair on her first day of school?

All the girls will come in looking all fresh and neat with a renewed excitement that the summer brought about. Start her year on the right foot with a variety of neat, stylish, preppy and fresh hair accessories! Below are a few cute ideas you might want to try in her hair.

  • As we all know, braids are at the peek of fashion this season. If your daughters hair is nice and sleek, consider leaving her hair down with a middle part. Then, make a nice size braid on each side and tie them together in the back for a princess look. You can always add a nice little bow to tie it all up. This look will definitely give off some sunshine as she walks into her classroom for the very first time.
  • Hair bows. They come in lots of different sizes and styles depending on the age. They can be worn in many different ways – you just got to be original! Form a half a pony to a pony to anything in between you never go wrong when you stick to hair bows.
  • Hard headbands make the perfect hair accessory to keep a kids hair out of her face. Try a neon, bright and cool hard headband and let your little princess shine this year!
  • Does your child want to wear her hair up yet it’s still a little too short to stay up? Try giving her a banana clip! A banana clip will not only keep her hair together but it will make her hair look long. In addition, banana clips are really cool and exciting – it’ll definitely give her a boost!

So go ahead and get cracking on finding that perfect hair accessory for your little girl and you’ll see how excited she’ll be on that first day of school when she looks nothing less than perfect.

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!

The Boar Bristle Hair Brush- Is It All It’s Made Out To Be?

A Boar Bristle brush can actually have many benefits to the quality of your hair

A Boar Bristle brush can actually have many benefits to the quality of your hair

Like lots of other women out there, I’m sure you may wonder what the difference between a regular hair brush with plastic bristles and a brush with boar bristles is. What is boar anyways? How come people make such a big deal over the brushes with boar bristles especially in the winter time? Below you will find everything you need to know about a brush with boar bristles and we’ll leave choosing the right type of hair brush for yourself up to you.

For starters, a boar is actually a male pig. Boar bristles are the pig’s hair which is harvested from slaughterhouses where boars are slaughtered, and attached to the brushes with glue. I know this seems a little gross, but when you hear all the benefits it can actually have on your hair, I’m not sure you’ll be so grossed out anymore.

Our scalp produces natural oils to keep our hair healthy at all times. When brushing our hair, we distribute the healthy oils all around, from the top to the bottom of our hair to keep it healthy. Using a plastic brush does not always to such a great job spreading the healthy oils everywhere, which is why they came out with a brush that has natural bristles instead of synthetic bristles. So while you may be spending lots of money on the perfect shampoos and extra oils to keep your hair moist and healthy, sometimes all you really need is the right brush to do the trick.

In the winter, our hair tends to be extra dry than usual due to the harsh cold winds which is why using a brush with boar bristles is really a great option in the winter. Obviously, a brush with plastic bristles will not damage your hair, but it may not do as good as a job spreading the oils which may really affect the quality of your hair.

So if you’ve been suffering from a dry scalp or crimpy hair you might want to try using a brush with boar bristles to help your situation and see a real difference.
Good Luck!

Are You Ready For Winter? Get All Geared Up To Face The Storm!

Start putting your winter emergency kit together so you can be prepared to face the cold winter when it comes right at you – because ready or not, here it comes!

Start putting your winter emergency kit together so you can be prepared to face the cold winter when it comes right at you – because ready or not, here it comes!

As the Winter is slowly approaching and the morning coolness is actually lasting all day, let’s get ready to take this season in with style. So instead of getting ready to hibernate for the next few months, simply start putting your winter emergency kit together so you can be prepared to face the cold winter when it comes right at you – because ready or not, here it comes!

So what exactly is a winter emergency kit? Well, it’s just about everything you wish you had on you when you are out in the unbearable cold. The best part is, most of the most necessary things are pretty small so they can fit right into a purse, bag, pocket book, etc. that you are carrying around anyways!

Below we put together a list of some crucial things you might want to put in your emergency kit but you know yourself best so besides for the things we recommend try and think of the little things you could see yourself needing.

1. A Hat:

No one likes red ears or catching a cold- keep a warm hat on you at all times to retain the maximum heat possible. For those of you who are scared to ruin your hair with a hat or get it all staticy, try wearing a slouchy beret which will cover your ears and allow you to still look good when you take it off.

2. A Mini Brush:

Don’t let the snow, winds, static or any of the other winter blues get to your hair style. Carry a mini pocket brush around so you can fix your hair whenever and wherever. Try getting a 2 in 1 pocket brush and folding mirror so you can also see how you look.

3. Pocket Tissues:

No one wants to be stuck anywhere with a runny nose and no tissues so make sure you have your pocket tissues at all times in case of emergency.

4. Hand Cream:

If your hands get dry and crack from the cold, a little hand cream may be really convenient to carry along since the dryness may get really painful and start to bleed.

5. Pony Holders:

Just in case you go out in the wind or snow and you don’t want your hair blowing in your face, a pony holder is the perfect thing to have to keep your hair out of your way and keep you as comfortable as possible.

Of course, these are just some basic things we came up with, but if you can think of anything else that would help our other readers please comment so that they can be fully prepared as well!

Wig Tips: How to Wash and Set your Wig

wig styling

It’s really not so hard to learn to set and style your own wig!

For those of us who wear wigs, I’m sure you’ll agree with me that going out to get you wig done every few weeks can get expensive. Besides for that, sometimes the hair dresser just doesn’t understand exactly what you want; you don’t like it and your left with that wig to wear every day! Then there are some of us who gave up on the whole wig thing and stuck to head coverings or just stayed away from it in the first place because of the expense of getting it washed and set or the hassle of going to get it done. But hey! We’ve got the perfect solution for you. Why don’t you try washing and setting your wig yourself? You won’t have to pay and you could do it just the way you like it! It’s not as hard as it seems – all you need is a couple of basic wig supplies to get started. Just follow a few simple steps and your wig will be just the way you like it.

There are many different ways to set a wig, we provided you with one of the ways.

  1. Take your wig that has to be washed and brush it. Don’t forget to brush the front exactly how you want it to be parted (front bang, side part, middle part, etc.).
  2. Place and hold your thumb on the front part (middle, side, etc.) and put the rest of your hand inside the cap.
  3. Turn on the sink and using luke warm water, wet the whole wig. Your thumb should stay at the part throughout the whole washing.
  4. Put a little bit of shampoo on your right hand (it doesn’t have to be any specific type or brand of shampoo) and gently apply it to the hair sliding from top to bottom.
  5. Rinse it out under luke warm water. Make sure you get all the shampoo out.
  6. Some people like to add conditioner to give it a smooth feel. If you want to, apply it only to the ends and keep away from the cap and then wash it out.
  7. Take your wig and put it on a towel. Take the towel and close it up to make the wig be inside the towel. Let it dry there for 15 minutes.
  8. Take your wig and with T-pins, place it on a Styrofoam wig head.

Now that it’s washed, you have to set it!

For straight hair, blow dry your hair part by part (to separate the parts you can use a sectioning comb and hold it in place with jaw clips) with a blow dryer and a hot round brush or bobby vent brush. The hot round brush is great for making a bit of waves and volume and the bobby vent is great for a more straight and full look. You can flip the ends in or out or simply leave it fall straight. If you’d like it even straighter, don’t be afraid to iron it a little bit (of course NEVER do this to synthetic wigs and only if the wig is 100% dry!!) Always make sure not to hold the blow dryer to close to the cap as the heat may be too strong for it and could burn it.

For curls, you can either use a blow dryer with a hot round brush or a curling iron. If you use a curling iron don’t let it sit on the hair for too long or it may burn.

For beach waves and the natural look let it sit on the wig head over night to air dry. Then you can blow it a bit or use a wand (similar to a curling iron but much thinner and has no clip to hold the hair in place) to give it some wave and volume.

To touch up a wig or if you prefer not to use hot tools on your wig rollers are the perfect thing! Just take one chunk of hair at a time and with the rollers flip it in the direction you want.

Once your wig is set, you’ll want to keep it in good condition and give it the best care. Checkout our blog on Wig tips: Do’s and Don’ts for every wig.

There, you have it!! This way you can always look good with no hassle and expenses. Best of all, if you get really good you may be the one charging others for it:)

Good Luck!!

Focus on hair care : Brushing your hair

paddle brush

A paddle hair brush usually comes in a rectangular/square shape or an oval shape.

Using the right brush for your hair can really make a difference. The right brush can keep your hair healthy, kempt and styled exactly the way you like it. Don’t be the kind of girl who NEVER brushes her hair because it gets too puffy or the one who brushes her hair 24/7 because it’s relaxing or soothing! The way you brush and take care of your hair really makes your hair much better (or much worse when not done properly 😦 )

A blog about tips on hair brushes and brushing your hair would not be complete without first giving background information on the 3 most commonly used hair brushes.

A paddle hair brush usually comes in a rectangular/square shape or an oval shape. It is usually pretty flat and wide – generally made of plastic, timber or ceramic and its bristles are usually nylon or boar. The bristles are on an air like cushion so that when you brush your hair it can make it feel like a soothing massage while evenly distributing the natural oils from your roots to your hair. This brush is great for smoothing and detangling your hair in the most comfortable and gentle manner. It can be used for any hair type, length and style.

A Round Hair brush is a round brush that has bristles all around the entire brush. It is generally used for blow drying and styling hair. They are either made of timber or ceramic with natural or nylon bristles. The ceramic ones are usually used for blowing since it heats up and helps blow dry your hair faster. Some of them have vent holes to allow the heat from the blow dryer to circulate at the roots of the hair in order to create more volume

A half-round hair brush is a great brush for those who like flipping the ends of their hair inwards or outwards, or simply for those whole like to have bounce and wave without too much volume. It looks like a round brush that’s cut down the center. They are generally made of timber and plastic and sometimes the bristles are on an air like cushion like the paddle brush and sometimes they are directly on the brush like the round brush.

You know your hair better than anyone else in the world, so go ahead and choose one that you think will be best for you. Make sure you have the correct hair brush for the style and texture you are trying to get. Below are some hair brushing tips:

  1. Wash your hair brush regularly in warm water and shampoo.
  2. It is very important to use a brush with bristles that are long enough to reach your scalp so that when you brush your hair you distribute the natural oils from your roots to the rest of your hair. This is one of the reasons why it is so crucial to brush your hair.
  3. Your hair is weaker when it’s wet. If you have to brush your hair when it’s wet – comb it gently. However, it is better to wait for it to dry a bit and then brush it to detangle the knots.
  4. The best way to brush thick, frizzy and puffy hair is with a comb because it keeps it more tame and neat.

Do you have any tips that work for you which you would like to share with us? Please comment if you do!

Focus on Hair Care: Static in your hair

Static blues

Static blues

In the winter time you may notice that your hair and clothing are suddenly full of static. The big question everyone asks  is “why is static so common in the winter? What makes static come, and how can it be prevented?

Static is caused by a build up of electrons. The water and humidity in the air generally helps these electrons move off you more quickly so you don’t build up a big charge. However, in the winter when the air is very dry and lacking humidity there is nothing there to remove these electrons which is why we are all staticy.

 

I woke up in the morning

On the wrong side of my bed,

To discover my hair

standing on my head.

With no time to waste

I ran to school,

Although I knew

I looked like a fool.

The kids in my class

were complaining all day,

“We can’t see the board

With her hair in the way”.

The teacher was annoyed

And asked me to explain,

I told her I tried to fix it

But my efforts were in vain.

Well then

So all I could say,

I sure hope tomorrow

Will be a better day.

 

Tips for static:

1. Spray static guard on your hair brush before brushing your hair.

2. Use the Goody Signature Satin Brush  with tourmaline to prevent and remove static.

3. Use moisturizing shampoo for additional moisture in the winter.

Do you have any tips that work for you that you’d like to share with us?! Please leave a comment if you do!