Thursday, February 28, 2013

March Flexi Of the Month

Calling all March babies, Irish lovers, Flexi-Lovers!  Lilla Rose just released the March Flexi of the Month!  

This flexi is available in sizes Mini-XL!  Absolutely stunning!  This flexi is available during the month of March only, starting at 12:00am PDT on March 1st!  

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

More "out there" hair tips

I'm always on the look out for tips for keeping my hair healthy.  If you color your hair alot, like me, you know how fragile your hair can become.  It's prone to split ends and falling out. has an article on great hair tips. Most of the recommendations make alot of sense: Using a water filter, dry shampoo, and using clear mascara to tame fly-aways.

But the 4th one struck me as odd.

Their suggestion is to dry your hair with a paper towel.  They say that the fibers in the towel aggravates the cuticles.  Their suggestion is to squeeze the water from your hair, and then pat it dry with a paper towel.

The question I have is...

Is the decrease in frizziness due to the fact you're using a paper towel instead of the towel, or is it that you're not aggressively toweling your hair by using a paper towel?

I'm not sure sure this would work for my hair, because really... I don't have alot of hair, but I wouldn't be able to do anything with it using a paper towel.

What do you think?  Anyone willing to try it?

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Bobby Pins, is there a correct way to wear them?

I received an email from Folica today.

Did you know there's a correct way to wear them?  Nope, neither did I.

One thing they pointed out that is that  The side with the grooves is meant to be against your head. This helps the pin collect more hair and lock in place better.  I never knew that, did you?  I always put the groovy side up.

A second suggestion is not to just use water to hold the hair down, but to use hairspray or texturizing spray on the hair first, and then putting the bobby pin in your hair.  The hairspray can help lock your hair in place and sort of keep that bobby pin stuck in your hair.

Other suggestions were securing a second pin across the first for double security, and getting rid of bobby pins that have lost the rubber tips because it damages your hair.  And from personal experience, you can poke your head with the sharp point and cause bleeding.

Do you have any suggestions on best practices for bobby pins?

Sunday, February 17, 2013

The little things we do to torture our hair

Our hair problems are not strictly from bad styling, instruments that are too hot, or products that strip our hair instead of helping it, there are so many things that can affect your hair's health.

One such example is something I'm very guilty of: pulling our hair back in ponytails.  When we put our hair up in elastic, we tend to make it too tight to keep our hair in place.

What does that do to our hair?

  1. The tension created by pulling our hair back like this causes hair damage.  It makes your hair shed faster. Notice all the hair that comes out with the elastics?  
  2. Pulling our hair back like this also can lead to a receding hairline, which for women that's not good!
  3. The tension from pulling your hair back also causes scalp fatigue and headaches.  I never knew why my head would hurt so much at the end of the day.
  4. Tightening our ponytails by dividing our hair in two and pulling each in an opposite direction causes breakage too.

But we must pull our hair back!  We'll go nuts with it in our faces all day!!  What are our options?

If you insist on elastic, I'd recommend the ouch-less plastic ponytail holders.  They don't do as much damage as ones with metal in the middle to hold the two sides together.  The metal just slices through your hair!

My biggest recommendation is to use Lilla Rose Flexi-Clips.  The Clips allow you to a multitude of hair styles, and can accommodate baby fine hair to long thick hair.  I've worn clips all day, they haven't fell out once, and it's so comfortable you forget you have it in.

The clip comes in 7 sizes, and I'll help you figure out what size is right for you.  Just shoot me an email and we can work together.   

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Taming that Winter Hair, Naturally

It's winter again.  The time when you bundle up in scarves and hats and every time you take your jacket off, your hair crackles and sticks straight up.  Sure, you can dump chemicals into it, but is there anything else you can do?

I've always heard the old mother's tale of wiping a fabric softener sheet over your hair.  Alot of people swear it works.  I've heat to have it do anything to help my hair.

Kirsten Hudson at , has a few ideas on how to tame your hair organically, as in not using tons of chemicals in your hair.

The first suggestion is to eliminate build-up.  Ms. Hudson recommends a very simple trick to use with water and baking soda.  The purpose of this, to get all the shampoo, conditioner, and styling products out of your hair.  I haven't tried this yet, but it is a good idea.  I have baby fine hair, and even the slightest amount of product wears my hair down.

Her second suggestion is to Condition your hair thoroughly.  It is a good idea year round.  If your hair is brittle and breaks easily, you should try to condition and deep condition as much as possible.  My new conditioner is strictly for hydration.

And her third suggestion is to put a dollop of lotion in your hand and run it through your hair.  She does stay it's a quick fix and will likely be needed to be done again in about two hours.  This is one I'm not really sure about.  Lotion will most definitely weigh your hair down. And what about her earlier suggestion about removing build-up?  That has GOT to gunk up your hair. If you have thin hair, I'd think twice about trying it. But if you're in a pickle, what can it hurt.

Have you tried the dryer sheets?  Any home remedies you swear by?