Monday, May 31, 2010

Popular Short Hairstyle

Popular Short Hairstyle
Popular Short Hairstyle
Popular Short Hairstyle
A woman’s hair is one of the most forgiving characteristics about herself; it is one that she can easily change and redefine to invent new looks for herself and to keep reinventing new looks with time.

Progress Update For June 2010

Well, it’s that time again. Today I just measured my hair for June 1st. As you may recall, I always do it the day before.

Last month I measured in at 24 3/4 inches. This month, I measure at 25 1/4 inches, for 1/2 in growth for the month of May.

I’ve been assessing my ends, and I may have to go back to trimming every third month instead of every fourth month. I’m already noticing that the ends are getting uneven. This means I trim this month

I’m posting a photo that was just taken today. It’s not my favourite photo, but that’s just how my hair is rolling today. I know, I know, my hair looks a different colour in every photo, but it’s really not.

I hope that my American friends had nice weather for the long weekend. ‘Til tomorrow, my friends.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Hairstyle How To: Franny's Easy Summer Updo

This is an easy summer style that is quick, easy, requires no twisting and requires no braiding.  It can be adapted for height, and the ends can be left loose as I have chosen to do, or they can be tucked under. Also, you can experiment with flipping the ponytail through more than once for a fuller topknot.

All you need for this style is a brush or comb, a ponytail holder, and a barrette or slide. A Topsy Tail Tool is helpful, but not essential.

Here are the instructions:

1. Put hair in a high ponytail.

2. Take Topsy Tail Tool and  insert it behind the hair elastic from the bottom, with the ponytail in the Topsy Tail loop.

3. Pull ponytail up behind the elastic with the Topsy Tail.

4. Now that you've pulled the ponytail through, hold it straight up and give it a gentle yank.

5. Pull ponytail down over the flip-through, smooth it with your hand and insert as small slide or barrette.  I am using a Flexi-8 slide that was given to me by a dear friend.

Lightly comb the ends, which are now likely disheveled, and smooth them.

6. The finished style.

Another view:

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Sometimes You Do What You Have To Do

I’ve been reading articles and topic threads for a long time, and the consensus seems to be that it’s optimal to stretch out the time between washing one’s hair to as long as possible.  Some long-haired people go four, five days, or even a full week or more between washings.

Some of these people do rinse their hair with water only every few days.  This is not for me.

While I do try to do the best I can for my hair, I’ve only been able to go from daily washing to every other day.

I did wash daily for years, and it took a bit of adjustment to go every second day, but I can’t seem to go beyond that.  On Day 3 after wash day, I can only go without washing if I know I won’t be going anywhere.

I do know that many women my age have less production of the sebaceous glands in their skin in general and on their scalp. I am not one of those women.  My facial skin still produces a lot of oil, and so does my scalp. Even trying to brush my hair with a boar bristle brush, as is often suggested, is not enough to prevent my scalp hair and beyond from looking very oily by the third day after a wash.

Additionally, with my hair so fine and straight, there is no hairstyle, updo or braid that can hide that. I don’t see any practical way around this.

So I do wash my hair every other day. I have changed my habits, such as using conditioner to wash my hair, and I’ve made a lot of other changes in the handling of my hair, but I really don’t see a time in the near future in which I will be able to go regularly for more than two days between washes.

I don’t let it bother me.  I have to do what works for me and what is practical in my life. Sometimes that just means not following the best advice.

So it’s good to remember that while there’s a world of hair care advice out there, sometimes you just have to find your own way, and be good with that.

Kahlil Gibran Quote

“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.”

Friday, May 28, 2010


Kristen Stewart is a versatile actress who has been cast in various roles. The most well-known or prominent role, however, has been her portrayal of Bella Swan in the Twilight Saga. If you want to get a hairstyle similar to the one Stewart sports in the Twilight, then you should remember to keep it simple. Stewart’s hair is lightly layered, curled, and is not dressed up with a myriad of highlights. Furthermore, her hairstyle is perfect for the average teen as it is flattering and very easy to maintain.

To get hair like Kristen Stewart’s, you must simply follow these steps:
1. You must consider your hair’s length and texture. Your hair should be a medium to long length. If your texture is naturally straight, you will want to blow your hair dry and use a chunky curling iron. If your hair is naturally curly, you may simply choose to let it hair dry.
2. If you decide to blow your hair dry, simply scrunch your hair near the ends. This will give you additional curl and wave, which is absolutely essential to getting the ultimate Kristen Stewart look.
3. After your hair is dry, you should apply a little hair product (gel or wax) to keep the front sections of your hair pushed back. If you have a lot of hair, you may want to use bobby pins to help accomplish this.
Additionally, if you have hair that is thin and lifeless, there are many sprays and products which will help add volume to your hair.

Emo Hair Care Tips

Emo Hair Care Tips
In taking care of your emo hairstyle, there are certain pointers you need to remember. These tips are quite easy to follow that you’ll find maintenance of an emo haircut as simple as ABC.
• Wash your hair regularly using shampoo and conditioner to keep it clean.
• Avoid frequent blow drying as it can lead to hair dryness. When you are not in a hurry, simply towel dry your hair.

• Do not brush your hair when it is still damp instead, use your fingers to comb through your hair and gently detangle it.
• To maintain the sleekness of your hair, use a medium-barreled flat iron as needed.
• Before ironing your hair, apply hair coat or a leave-on conditioner to prevent your hair from heat damage.
• Apply hair coat to protect your hair from the sun and the wind which can damage your hair.
• Have your emo hair regularly trimmed to prevent split-ends and to keep it growing and glowing with health.

Good Day, Bad Day

Sometimes I have to go back and read some of my own words in order to keep from backsliding on this journey.

This morning, I was suddenly keenly aware of that patch of breakage from 18 months ago near the crown of my hair.  It’s much longer now, but it’s still so far from the ends,  creating a false layer. It was sticking out of my updo this morning as if in mockery of my past foolishness.

I also felt very frustrated because it seems as though the trek to mid-back will last forever. I just couldn’t see any progress.

I had a very strong urge to trim, but my regular 1/2 inch trim is not scheduled until July. Annoyance was really setting in.

I went back and read some of my more enthusiastic blog entries in order to try and change my frame of mind.  Then I hopped in the shower and washed my hair.

To my surprise, when I took my hair out of the towel, I could feel my wet ends touching a spot on my back that I didn’t feel last week.

While I can’t see any progress, today I could actually feel it.

Once again, thank heaven for those tiny little milestones. They always seem to provide encouragement just when I need it most.

Modern Celebrity Hairstyles -Selena Gomez Medium Haircuts 2010

Modern Hairstyle Trends presents Modern Celebrity Hairstyles -Selena Gomez Medium Haircuts 2010

Selena Gomez is an young Actress celebrity who likes to wears long and medium wavy hairstyles with bangs and a very dark hair color.Selena Gomez looked like the best of the 70s with her long seductive long wavy locks. She uses layers witch enhanced her waves and added movement to her style. Check out these photos with Selena Gomez and her modern wavy hairstyles:

Modern Celebrity Hairstyles -Selena Gomez Medium Haircuts 2010
Modern Celebrity Hairstyles -Selena Gomez Medium Haircuts 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Why Long Hair

Since I began my first steps in the long hair journey, I’ve never really sat down and thought about why growing my hair long is important to me.  I gave it a lot of thought today.

While my goal length is ultimately tailbone at this point, I don’t know if I can realistically achieve that with healthy looking hair.  And my goal really is to have hair as long as it can be, while looking healthy, even it that means having a shorter final goal length.

So what is it that has me driven to grow it long?  I thought of a lot of possibilities.  I never did have long hair much as a child, and never in my teens or 20s, so it’s not about recapturing my youth.

It’s not about vanity, or else I would have my hair cut and styled in the most face and age-flattering cut. I’m sure there’s always an element of vanity in wanting any part of your body to be a certain way, but that’s really not the crux of it.

I did always admire long hair, but usually the long hair I admired was not anything like my own; it was usually thick, wavy and flowing.  My hair is and never will be any of those things, so I’m not trying to achieve that.

I finally realized that a lot of my desire to grow long healthy hair is about making a long term goal and doing what I can to reach it.  Hair that is waist length, hip length, tailbone length, or however long I can keep growing, represents not days, not weeks, but years of care and commitment.  This is not something that one can do overnight.  It takes patience and a certain amount of discipline.

Long healthy hair is a visible result of that commitment, patience, care and discipline.  I really like that.

I truly sabotaged my initial efforts when I dyed my hair brown and then blonde again, but that’s in the past now.  Now I’m just about free of the damage of those experiences, and I’m back on the road of this long hair journey.

Do I think that having very long hair will change my life?  No, not in itself.  But I do think that having a long term goal and achieving it, even if it’s something as seemingly insignificant as hair, will be a very good experience for me.  It already has been so far.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

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Scarlett I. Johansson (born November 22, 1984) is an actress and singer, of dual American and Danish citizenship. Johansson rose to fame with her role in 1998's The Horse Whisperer and subsequently gained critical acclaim for her roles in Ghost World, Lost in Translation (for which she won a BAFTA), and Girl with a Pearl Earring, the latter two earning her Golden Globe Award nominations in 2003.

On May 20, 2008, Johansson debuted as a vocalist on her first album, Anywhere I Lay My Head, with cover versions of Tom Waits songs.
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Jennifer Love Hewitt (born February 21, 1979) is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She is well-known for her television and film roles in the Fox television series Party of Five, as Sarah Reeves, and also starred in I Know What You Did Last Summer and its sequel, as Julie James. Hewitt can currently be seen on the CBS television program Ghost Whisperer, as Melinda Gordon, a young newlywed who can communicate with the ghost of the dead.

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Celebrity hairstyles Jennifer Love Hewitt
Celebrity hairstyles Jennifer Love Hewitt

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Jennifer is wearing a long, wavy hair style in the photo shown below. Her hair color is a deep red and she has many added longer layers that allow the waviness to stand out. Her hair is parted on the side and she has come side-swept longer hair in the front that drapes across her face for a distinctive look.

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Hot Irons and Hot Rollers

I have already discussed why blow-drying can be damaging to hair, but I’d also like to discuss curling and straightening irons and hot rollers.
Straighteners have become more and more popular in the last twenty years or so, and there seems to be no sign of them losing popularity.  Curling irons and hot rollers continue to be ever-popular as well.

I know better than anyone how nice it is to be able to pop in hot rollers or use a curling iron and have nice quick curls.  I also understand that people like the sleek look that a straightening iron can give.

However, there are few things as damaging to the hair, or that causes split ends and broken hairs as hot irons.
There are always going to be people who use them and still have healthy looking hair.  These people are the exception to the rule, though.  They must have some pretty tough hair.

Have you ever put a drop of water on a curling or straightening iron when it’s fully heated?  The water sizzles and evaporates.  That means that it has boiled.

Many people use their irons while their hair is still slightly damp, out of necessity to save time, or because they like the results.  If your hair is damp, then there is still water in the cuticle.  Apply that hot iron to it and the water actually boils inside the cuticle of the hair. This will cause the cuticle to both swell and shrink, and this kind of damage is exactly what leads to breakage and splits.

Hot rollers are rarely as hot as irons are, but they are still hot enough to be uncomfortable when held next to the skin.  They aren’t as immediately harsh as hot irons are, but they do bake any moisture out of the hair, and over time, damage will accumulate.

You may think that if you’re using a heat protectant, you’re safe.  I admit to having bought into that idea for a while myself. However, nothing really can protect hair from such high heat.  You are bound to scorch your hair or to dry out your hair at the very least.

Hair really does need moisture in it in order to stay healthy and heat products eradicate that moisture.
I am not trying to tell anyone never to use heat products.  Everyone should enjoy their hair and do what pleases them. And even if you have chosen to give up heat products, there may be times when you feel you have to use them.

Just be aware of the facts.  Don’t ever use hot irons on hair that is even slightly damp.  Do use a heat protectant, as a slight buffer.  It’s not a cure-all, but it will help.  Don’t hold an iron in one place for a long time.  Use quick passes.

As for hot rollers, again, only use them on hair that is completely dry. It may be of some help to use some sort of heat protector, but try to use them only very rarely.

The best advice is never to use heat products on your hair, but I know that isn’t realistic for many. However, please do know what you’re about to do when you use them.

Giving up heat products was the very first thing that I did when I started my long hair journey, and it was the first thing that made a noticeable positive change in the quality of my hair.

Yes, I’ve made many other mistakes along this journey, which is why I’m not much closer to my goal than I was four years ago, but I’m doing my best to learn from those mistakes.  And I can pass this knowledge along to you, so that maybe, just maybe, you won’t make the mistakes I’ve made.

Edgy Short Hairstyles

Edgy, short hairstyles can be just the thing to get you out of a hair styling rut. There is something about cutting off several inches or more that leaves many women feeling lighter and freer after a funky, short cut. Most short cuts are low-maintenance, freeing you from hours spent in front of the mirror with blow dryers and flat irons. If you're ready to take the plunge into a modern, short hairstyle, here are some tips that will ensure you end up looking and feeling fabulous.

Work with What You've Got
When looking for ideas for your new cut, keep in mind your hair's natural type and texture. For example, light, wispy bangs are probably not a reality for you if you've got course, curly locks. You'll have better luck if you work with nature, rather than try to fight it. Fortunately, a good stylist can help you achieve a funky, fresh look that will work with your hair's texture, so no matter what type of hair you have, you'll be able to find something that will work for you.

Consider Your Face Shape
With any hairstyle, it's important to take the shape of your face into consideration. For example, a few chin-length layers will compliment a heart-shaped face, while a side part and layers at cheekbone length can soften an angular jaw line. If in doubt about what will work with your face shape, talk to your stylist.

Put Your Best Features Forward
Short, edgy cuts can be a great way to draw the eye to your best features. Do you have a long, lovely neck? Show it off by buzzing the nape of the neck extra short. If you have beautiful doe eyes, some long spiky, side-swept bangs can make them stand out. If you're lucky enough to have gorgeous cheekbones, a super short cut can make you look fabulous.

Last but not least, make sure you go to a stylist you trust, particularly for a drastic cut. Ask friends whose hair you love for recommendations, and talk to a few stylists before you choose one.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Off-Topic Tuesday: Green Tea and Summer Weather

It’s very hot here in Southern Ontario today.  I don’t know why after 48 years on this planet it still surprises me how it can be relatively cool one day and then very hot the next in springtime.  Today it went up to 30˚C/86˚F, but with the humidity it felt like 35˚C/95˚F.  It was a drastic change from the much cooler days we’ve experienced lately.  And there hasn’t been a cloud in the sky to give any relief from the hot sun.  It’s going to get even hotter in the next couple of days.

I’ve never been a fan of hot and humid weather, but I find that as I’m approaching the change of life, it’s even more intolerable.  I am so happy that we have air conditioning.  Fortunately, we tested our A/C in early spring on one very warm day, only to find that it wasn’t working, so we had it repaired and ready for days like today.  I would have been most upset to have been without A/C today.  Hot flashes are bad enough without outside influences affecting my sleep.

I’m sipping on a cup of cool green tea.  I used to drink green tea, but I forgot about it for a while.  I was reminded recently of the purported health benefits of drinking it, so I’m drinking 4 or 5 cups of it a day.  I wonder if the benefits are really what we’re being told, or if this is just another myth that will be busted in a few years.

In any case, I enjoy the taste, and it’s a very pleasant alternative to drinking plain water.  I like to drink the recommended amounts of water every day, as hydration is very important for migraineurs, but plain water can be very  boring.  Green tea is an acceptable liquid for hydration.

Nothing new to report on the exercise front.  I’m still doing battle with migraines.  One day it will subside, only to be replaced with a new one.  I am hoping very much that there will be a new breakthrough in migraine research soon. 

I don’t mean to offend anyone, but I’m sure I will with this statement.  Most migraine sufferers are women, and I truly believe that if most were men, there would have been more medical advancement by now.  None of the migraine specific drugs work for me, and I know that they don’t work for many others.

I am happy to report though that I’ve lost four pounds.  It’s not much, but it’s a start. I still have a good 15 pounds to lose in order to stop looking as though I’m a few months pregnant.  I’ve mentioned before that 90% of my excess weight goes on my tummy and it really is true.  I’m not going to try to fool myself.  Losing that 15 pounds is not going to be easy at my age, and unless and until I start getting more exercise, it won’t go anywhere.  I hope by next week at this time to be able to report that I’ve at least made a start on a doable exercise routine. There; I’ve put it in print.

Yesterday was Victoria Day here in Canada, so a long weekend for most people here.  I hope that all of my Canadian friends had a wonderful May 2/4 weekend.

I’m trying to work on some new (to me) hairstyles, and I’m happy that my hair is getting long enough again to do some old favourites.  It’s going to be a few months before I can try some of the styles I really want to do.  I’ve seen some lovely ones, but my length isn’t there yet.  In the meantime, I’m enjoying being able to do a Figure 8 again, which up until a couple of weeks ago, my hair was too short to do.  My hair is thicker now than it has ever been before at this length, so it’s taking longer for me to be able to do certain styles that I used to be able to do at this stage of growth.

I’ll be posting another hairstyle tutorial by the end of the week.

Thank you everyone for reading. I do wish you all a wonderful week and I send love to all.

Winter Elegant Formal Hairstyles

Winter Elegant Formal Hairstyles. Formal hairstyles for proms, weddings, homecoming and more. To create the perfect formal hairstyle there are many choices to chose from, from updos, short styles, curls, waves, braids, and sedu styles.

Cool Short Hair Fashion Trends 2010

Short hairstyles are cool and trendy for 2010short hair trends. Liu will be the preferred front side, both mature and leisure in the wind for party atmosphere. Only assertive women will be clear in the publicity himself in a relaxed fashion lovely.

Her dark brown hair is always easy to give people the feeling of heavy, if the hot surface to be a little Large, a blend of three-dimensional flu will appear immediately. Liu will stay a little longer, it will not be immature, and create a mature sweet atmosphere. This will let you in a certain hair on the party become a focus of attention.

Trendy and cool bob hairstyles

Here are some cool bob hairstyle photos. Bob haircuts are trendy right now and in 2010, they can be versatile like the one Katie Holmes’ bob haircuts is wearing, there are many types of bobs out there to choose from. Check out these bob hairstyle photos.

Cool Hairstyles for Summer Sexy Hairstyles with Bangs 2010

To get some new sexy hairstyle with bangs for your summer 2010 you have to look at some of the trendy celebrities like Rihanna or Mischa Barton. Here is more that one trendy summer hair style for you to try in this summer.This summer season the most wanted hairstyles are easy-to-do and simply sexy hairstyles.

Karolina Kurkova Hairstyles 2010

Karolina Kurkova is a Czech model known as Victoria’s Secret Angel and now an young actress at the beginning of her career. Karolina Kurkova has some of the most cool and trendy long hairstyels for her wavy hair.Karolina Kurkova has a great fashion style and have a look at her lovely blonde hairstyles.

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Alessandra Ambrosio Short Trendy Cute Haircuts 2010

Modern Hairstyle Trends presents Alessandra Ambrosio Short Trendy Cute Haircuts 2010

Alessandra Ambrosio is an beautiful young Brazilian top model described as the future model of the world.Alessandra Ambrosio is wearing a medium trendy haircut and looks glamorous shooting for a photo shoot at Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro. Alessandra Ambrosio ties up her hair to look shorter and sexy, this is a great idea if you want to look like have a short hair but don't want to cut your long hair. You will get the chignon look in the first picture which is beautiful to wear on. The other is a great long wavy hairstyle from beautiful model Alessandra Ambrosio:

Alessandra Ambrosio Short Trendy Cute Haircuts 2010
Alessandra Ambrosio Short Trendy Cute Haircuts 2010