Friday, November 30, 2012

Friday Link Love 11/30/2012

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Did You Know You Could: Skip a Shampoo

Well, obviously you can skip a shampoo. I do it all the time. But this is a different kind of skipping...the kind where you get your hair wet too.

I think any boys reading are saying, "Well, duh Cassidy," but women don't really like to get their hair wet if they're not shampooing. At least I don't. And since I've already talked about how shampooing everyday is bad...I think you see where I'm going with this.

Sometimes, especially with short hair, you just need to wet it and restyle here's what you do.

scrub your scalp vigorously with your fingers. after you have wet your hair in the shower, scrubbing will help lift off any dirt and grease that is lingering on your scalp. then rinse again.

condition. personally it's hard for me to put a comb through my wet hair if I haven't used conditioner. so make sure you do this step.

That's all. Pretty simple. This doesn't really work two times in a row. And it might not work at all for you, or take your hair a bit of getting used to. But for those who need to restyle their hair, and don't want to shampoo everyday, this is a great method.

So try it out. Let me know if it works for you.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Men's Shaving 101

It was brought to my attention that my shaving 101 post from last week was significantly female oriented. I can't have that on my conscience, so you are gentleman.

men's shaving 101

always shave on wet skin, much like how women need to, so you do boys. because razor burn on your face has to suck.

quality products, that includes your shaving cream and your razor. your face is the first thing people see, you want to take care of it. and for God's sake, make sure you change your blades.

with the grain, unlike on legs, men need to shave their beards with the grain of the hair. going against it tends to cause redness and irritation. you also don't need to press down as hard as you might think. let the razor do its job properly. and if your beard is really grown out, trim it down first. it will help, i promise.

rinse and soothe. you want to soothe down your face after you have just shaved. use a product that has tea tree oil or witch hazel, both good for soothing and calming the skin.

As I am not a man, I could be getting this totally wrong. So tell me gentlemen, what are your shaving tips?

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

How To Tuesday: Double Braided Headband

I sort of have long hair envy these days. I mean, don't get me wrong, I absolutely love my short hair, but just doing this tutorial today I missed being able to do lots of different things with it. Which just means I need to do more short hair tutorials.

yeah that sounds good. But today is a medium to long hair tutorial. And it's super cute. Check it out.

Step 1: section of the piece of hair to braid

You want to section off a small piece right behind the ear, that way, it pulls easy over the top of the head to form the headband. Then braid it all the way down, secure with a clear pony.

Step 2: Do the other side.

Step 3: Tease the crown

But be nice to it. 

Step 4: Pin the braids 

and that's it!

What kind of tutorials would you like to see me do? More short hair? Long hair? Tell me in the comments below!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Friday Link Love 11/23/2012

Hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving!

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Shaving 101

Can we just talk about how much shaving sucks? I'm constantly nicking myself. After having been shaving for so many years, I feel like I should have it down by now. Anyone else feel this way?

Hopefully I'm not alone in being a terrible shaver. But you know what I'm really good at? Learning and sharing my knowledge. Next time you go to shave, keep these tips in mind.

Always shave on wet skin. Dry skin can clog up your razor, and dull, dirty razors can nick you up. And that's no fun.

Change your blades. Again, dull razors lead to nicks. And besides, it's sort of gross using a two-month old razor.

Shave up. Your leg hair grows down, so shave up. Your armpit hair grows in lots of different directions, so shave in lots of different directions.

Moisturize. Your legs don't have a lot of oil glands, so you need to make sure that you always moisturize after you shave.

What are your leg shaving tips? Do you prefer to wax instead of all the shaving hassle? Tell me in the comments below!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

How To Tuesday: Separating Your Curls

Hello, I'm back from vacation. Did you miss me? Oh stop it, you're making me blush.

Now that I'm back I knew the first thing I wanted to do was talk about separating your curls. When I curl my hair, which is pretty much all the time, all I want to do is get my hands through it and separate them. I don't know why, some obsessive compulsive thing I guess.

But let me tell you what I did that I shouldn't have: put my hands through my freshly rodded hair. Talk about afro. I just kept saying to my hair, "no! go back please!" You don't talk to your hair? Hm. Weird. 

There are two methods to separate your curls. That's not true, there are a lot of methods, but I'm only going to tell you my two favorite.

Method #1: pick apart

This method is really good for tighter curls, a la Taylor Swift above. Basically, you're going to use your fingers to pick apart some curls, fluffing them out. But what's nice about this is that you're not doing every curls, so you don't get that afro look.

Method #2: run your hands through it

This method is definitely better for larger, looser curls. You just run your hands all through your curls, separating each one of them. This helps to let the curls fall, and depending on your desired look, create that more wavy outcome.

Bonus tip: put 'em back together

 If you ever find yourself saying what I did, "please go back!" Don't worry, you can put those curls back together. Just pump a bit of styling oil into your hands, and gently twist each curl, grouping them back into place. It might take a little practice, but just work with it. That hairdo can still be salvaged!