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Washing and caring for natural black girls hair.

1: Wash your hair.. Yes wash your hair every 2 weeks. As, a natural black girl we use tons of products on our hair. Which can lead up to product build up and dirty hair. Be sure to use sulfate free shampoos and to condition your hair. Some good natural hair brands are creme of nature, cantu and kera care. Be sure to condition your hair and let it air dry. Stay away from heat! If you prefer to blow dry your hair instead be sure to use a blow dryer hair attachment comb with heat protection spray to detangle your hair.

2: De-tangle your hair once a week. Because, our hair is kinky it is easy for our hair strands to get tangled against one another which can cause hair to matt, dread and even break off.

3: Condition your hair 2-3 times a week. Make your hair stays moistured and healthy. Dry hair leads to brittle hair and than you will have to cut your hair overall.

4: Get trims every 3-4 months. It is very easy to forget to care for your ends…. this will cause slit ends and your hair will break off eventually and it will never grow if your ends arent healthy. Always get your ends checked out by your trusted hair stylist to etend growth and maintain healthy hair.

5: Be sure to sleep with a satin scarf/bonnet every night as well as satin pillow cover cases. Regular pillow cases can cause damange to your hair especially your ends and cause it to break off due to you move around at night and your hair being pulled.

Bon appétit (Sebastian x Reader)

Summary: Porn without plot! Everybody’s favourite! | Sebastian Stan x Reader
Warnings: smut, oral sex (f receiving) yumyumyum
Word count: 1428
Edit: fuck this gif????? i hate him


Originally posted by my-edits-have-no-remorse

’’Hey,’’ you cheered as you stepped inside the hair and make-up trailer, the door falling shut behind you, creating a whoosh of air to whirlwind around the small compartment. Even though you were tired you were still excited to come to work every day. Working as a make-up artist on the set of Captain America: Civil War was a big deal; this was your first big break. You knew your boyfriend Sebastian had everything to do with you getting this job, but you were grateful nonetheless and were determined to prove your worth to the Russo brothers.

Stacy, the other make-up artist who you shared the trailer with, smiled at you sweetly as she seemed to be packing up her stuff.

’’You all done for the day?’’ you quipped as you plopped your purse down on a single empty counter next to the sink. You sat down on the couch and looked at your watch; you still had about 10 minutes to get ready. Sebastian was supposed to come so you could fix his hair for his final shoot – the post credit scene in Wakanda.

’’Yeah, been here since 5 a.m. I’m ready to bounce.’’ Stacy closed her make up kit and threw on her jacket before waving you a goodbye and leaving you alone in the trailer, but not for long. You had just gotten up from the couch to get your stuff ready when the door flew open again and in stepped Sebastian.

’’Hey baby. You ready to make me look pretty?’’ he gave you a quick peck on the lips before settling down in the huge and slightly impractical armchair. But hey, everything to make the actors more comfortable.

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anonymous asked:

Your tip on shaving with coconut oil was amazing! Do you have any other tips/recipes/techniques?

I’m on mobile rn but I have a few:

- If you’re having a hard time keeping bushy eyebrows in one position, like me, spray some hairspray onto your finger. Dab that along your eyebrows, and then quickly use a clean spoolie brush to shape/brush them.

- Put sunscreen on your hands, if nowhere else. Your hands are one of the first things to wrinkle. (Thank my Nana for this tip, she’s a beauty queen.)

- Don’t use tape on your eyes. Just don’t.

- Heat protectant spray for your hair is real and a necessity if you use a lot of heat tools, especially if your hair is damaged from colouring.

- If you’re like me and you wax your own eyebrows/upper lip/underarms, have baby powder handy, it’s really soothing and prevents chafing.

- Those homemade hair treatments for split ends (usually include eggs, coconut oil, mayo, etc.) don’t really work. Just get a haircut, your hair will thank you.

Quick Packing List for Protesting

For every 3 hours you’ll be there:

  • 1 granola bar (or protein bar)
  • 1 fruit (or fruit serving)
  • 12 oz water (freeze it the night before; try to get a spout/athletic bottle)

For every 5 hours you’ll be there:

  • 1 sandwich (or any “meal” you can eat with one hand)
  • Emergency bathroom supplies (a funnel to pee with, extra menstrual supplies, tissues/toilet paper, wet wipes, etc. - whatever you may need if there are no bathrooms available)

Assume you’ll be there at least 50% longer than you expect.

Other suggested items:

  • Umbrella (either for heat, or protection against pepper spray)
  • Milk (to wash your eyes out if you get pepper-sprayed - remember to wash out your eyebrows, too)
  • Thick Jacket (pad yourself against bruising)
  • Scarf or Bandana (in case it gets cold, or for shade if it gets warm, or to protect the rest of your face from pepper-spray)
  • Those little art sets people buy as last minute gifts for kids, these are really versatile for sign-making (multiple mediums = can be used on multiple surfaces/types of posters)
  • Wrist braces or cotton bandages (makes holding up signs for long periods of time easier, and can protect your wrists from handcuff/ziptie bruising if you get “detained”)

If you know someone who wants to protest, tag them.


1. NEVER wash your hair everyday. Go at least on day without washing your hair. It makes a HUGE difference. If you are someone who has to shower every day because you work out or other things, take your shower without wetting your hair and instead use DRY SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER. WHY: the natural oils in your hair come from the scalp. With straight or wavy hair the oil can easily travel down the hair shaft with no problem. Curly hair however is full of kinks and twists that make it harder for the oils to reach the ends of your hair. Thats why curly hair does not get greasy as easily. MOISTURE HELPS AVOID FRIZZ!!!

2. DO NOT USE SHAMPOOS AND CONDITIONERS WITH ALCOHOL OR SULFATES!!!!!! This can go for everyone. They dry out your hair and can actually damage it. That Garnier Fructise that smells so good? Yeah, no. It sucks. Dont use it. AND NEVER EVER EVER USE PANTENE!!

3. IF YOU STRAIGHTEN YOUR HAIR USE HEAT PROTECTION SPRAY!!! Cannot stress that enough. Damaged hair cannot be saved and must be cut off. If you can avoid straightening then do it, wear natural hair 90% of the time. With these tips youll be able to!! IF YOU MUST STRAIGHTEN YOUR HAIR: wash it before you do because you’ll want to go 3-4 days before washing it again. This will allow your hair to heal and restore natural oils. The night before you wash it apply leave in conditoner or some moisturizing oil and sleep with it in. This will help heal the hair and keep it soft and smooth.

4. HAIRSTYLES: you can wear your hair down a lot. Curls wont always look good after sleeping on them so you may want to put it up on the days you dont wash it. I braid my hair a lot on days i dont wash it. I also use the half up hair style a lot. And since my curls arent too tight and kinky i can wear a ponytail. But for a longer looking pony tail i use a banana clip.

5. THERE ARE REALLY GOOD PRODUCTS OUT THERE FOR CURLY HAIR. The best are Redken, Deva Curl, and Pureology. Redken and Pureology are amazing too if your hair is color treated at all. Buy shampoos and conditioner for curly hair. Or one can be just moisturizing. I use pureology curl complete conditioner, A deva curl hair scrunch gel, and a pureology split end salve (a leave in conditioner) they work wonders. I also use redken Diamond Oil. This stuff is amazing but expensive. I get a good price because of my sister.
BUT. if you cant afford those there are cheaper options available at cvs or the grocery store. CHEAPER OPTIONS include Organics and Nexxus. These are more expensive than other options but they are much cheaper than salon quality products with similar effects. both these brands offer leave in conditioners and oils for your hair. I personally use Organics Coconut Milk shampoo because it is very moisturizing. Nexxus Ultimate Moisture conditioner is amazing as well.

6. DONT USE TOO MUCH CONDITIONER! if you have curly hair you do need a decent amount. However using too much can make even your hair look and feel greasy or crusty. Use just enough to get you by. Conditioner is your best friend. Dont abuse it.

7. Get regular hair cuts. At least every 3 months. You can just get a trim but getting rid of split ends can save you from potentially going bald!

8. Finally, LOVE YOUR HAIR!! its gorgeous! Take this advice from one curly girl and use it to work MIRACLES!

Female hair loss

Male hair loss is discussed in the media far more frequently than female hair loss. They are both pretty traumatic, but for some reason female hair loss is forgotten about. I personally have struggled with rapid hair loss over the span of a year or so and have gotten professional treatment and advice, so I feel I’m pretty qualified to give my own advice!

1. Diet, make sure you’re getting enough nutrients (especially iron, that is a big one for healthy hair)

2. Silica treatment, it comes in tablets and gel form (you mix it in water and drink) and will DRAMATICALLY change your hair (and nail!!) strength and thickness, and grow lots lots more.

3. Use really good hair products and use them in the correct way but also the best way for you. Obviously not everyone is in a position to buy super fancy expensive hair products, but try and make sure they have keratin in them, but without silicone. Try doing a hair mask every week (I do one every time I wash my hair and my hair is so silky).

4. Heat. I know its hard, but really try not to use heat products on your hair, this makes a huge difference. Make sure if you really need to use heat to use a good heat protectant product, but the thing is, most of them do not work at all. To test if your heat protectant works spray it on your wrist and then blow dry your wrist. Does it hurt? Well then it doesn’t work.

5. For the love of all that is holy, DO NOT USE HAIRSPRAY EVER OH JESUS. It’s not the hairspray that does that damage, its the getting rid of it that does, no matter how you do it it’s detrimental to your hairs health. Try using a dry shampoo or something lighter for volume.

6. If you’re going through a period of extreme hair loss you may deal with mental health/self esteem problems. For me its been about a year and a half since I started rapidly losing my hair, and most of its grown back but will never be the same. It sucks I know. For me the thing that gave me back my confidence hair wise were extensions and this magical thing called hair luxe. Hair luxe is basically makeup for your hair, it attaches to the hair folicles and beefs up every single strand of hair, its honestly life changing.
Natural Hair Tips!

Hey fellow naturals! My hair is healthy, growing, and I’m loving it! I wanted to share my top 10 tips for healthy hair with you guys. I hope these tips help you on your journey to healthy hair. 😀 1. Moisturizing is key! Dry hair breaks off. Moisture keeps your hair elastic and strong. Moisturize your hair often with water based moisturizers, leave in conditioners, and essential oils. 2. Deep condition at least once a week! This ties in with number one. Deep conditioning your hair is an intensive way to replenish vital moisture. 3. Shampoo less. I shampoo once a week with a sulfates free shampoo, but some naturals only shampoo every 2 weeks or once a month. Do whatever works for you. Shampooing your hair too often can result in dry, weak hair and scalp. Co-washing (washing hair with conditioner) is a more gentle and moisturizing alternative. 4. Sleep on a satin/silk pillowcase, or wear a satin bonnet/scarf to bed. Cotton pillowcases cause friction between your head and the pillow which can lead to breakage and frizzy hair. 5. Wear protective styles. I personally don’t wear weaves, extensions, braids, or wigs, but for many naturals those are all great ways to limit manipulation of your hair. Twist outs, braid outs, and buns are also a great way to limit manipulation and styling of your hair. The point is to avoid messing with your hair as much as possible. Over styling can lead to breakage. 6. Limit heat styling. I don’t use blow dryers or curling irons, and I make sure I wait 1-3 months in between using a flat iron on my hair. I straighten my hair maybe 4-5 times a year. Heat styling is not good for your hair when done too often. It leads to dryness, breakage, and a messed up curl pattern. When you do use heat tools, use a heat protection spray and try to have the heat setting as low as possible. 7. Drink lots of water, eat as healthy as possible, exercise regularly, get 8-10 hours of sleep every night, and take vitamins. Healthy hair has more to do with what you put INTO your body that what you apply to the outside. Some good vitamins to promote healthy hair growth are biotin, vitamins C, zinc, iron, niacin, and MSM. Do some research to see what might be best for you. 8. Stop getting perms and relaxers. Anything that can straighten your hair on a chemical level is obviously unhealthy for your hair. 9. Massage your scalp regularly. Doing this with an essential oil like olive, coconut, or jojoba oil is a great way to increase blood flow to the scalp and increase circulation, which in turn may lead to faster growing hair. 10. Most importantly, be patient! African textured hair typically grows the slowest, at a rate of less than 0.9 cm a month. I know that sounds frustrating, but with a healthy diet and a good hair routine, you can see faster growth. Your hair is not going to grow an inch in a week, or probably even in a month. Focus on leading a healthy lifestyle and taking care of your hair, and before you know it, you’ll have the long, strong hair you’ve always wanted!

Straighteners - Request

Request: I Just dreamt that I was hunting with the Winchesters and we were staying at the same hotel room. I had just woken up, still in bed, and saw Sam in the bathroom, in front of the sink, using my hair straightener and Dean next to him shaving and giving him the look. 

A/N: This wasn’t a request specifically for me, I just answered a calling for somebody to write this! Hope you enjoy it, I thought this prompt was super cute ❤❤

The warmth from the sun outside the motel window woke you up gently, and you basked in the warm glow for a few seconds without opening your eyes. The sheets had been kicked off during the night, and so you appreciated the comforting, blanket-like rays. You could feel the presence of Sam and Dean standing at the mirrors across the room, and you waited for a moment to see if they had noticed you were awake. You always seemed to catch the most amusing conversations while the Winchesters thought you were asleep. Giving up after minutes of silence, you peeked one eye open and yawned silently. When your eyes adjusted to the light however, you nearly guffawed out loud. 

Sam Winchester was already dressed for the day, clad in his usual jeans and plaid. He stood with his knees slightly bent as to see his reflection in the mirror, his height still a daily struggle. His head was cocked to the side, and in his hands were your hair straighteners. 

You had only ever used them a few times for special occasions, and quite frankly, you were thinking about throwing them out. But now, you saw that they had a new purpose, and would not be going in the trash anytime soon. You stared with both eyes open now, holding in your laughter as you watched him. He was performing the task with expertise, as if this was something he did every day. The serious look on his face was what made it all so hilarious. He was facing the hair styling with as much normalcy and determination as researching for a hunt. 

Your eyes then panned over to Dean, standing next to the silky haired Winchester. His face wore a look of complete exasperation, obviously completely unamused. Every now and then, his eyes would shift away from his own reflection as he shaved, over to Sam. He’d then follow up with an eye roll or a disappointed sigh. Sam didn’t react to this at all however, maintaining complete concentration.

 You lay there for a moment, closing your eyes again, wondering whether it would be funnier to stay ‘asleep’ or to interrupt. After some deep thinking, you decided on the latter. You sat up as slowly as possible, and lent back against the headboard. You cleared your throat loudly, and waited for a reaction. Sam spun around so quickly the straighteners nearly fell out of the wall, and noticing this, he went to grab them. You cursed loudly, seeing what was about to happen, but Sam lunged for the straighteners just before they hit the ground. You outwardly cringed as his flesh met the burning hot panels, and he threw the styling device into the basin. Dean scoffed, and it turned into a full blown laugh when he saw your jaw drop open in response to the situation. Dean stepped away from the sink, walking in a circle around the room, laughing his ass off. You looked at him in awe and shook your head before looking back at Sam. He was still standing in front of the sink, now facing away from it and staring at you. 

“I-I.” he stuttered, his face a picture perfect image of shock, embarrassment, and guilt.

 “I don’t even know what to say.” You scoffed, eyes wide with amusement. You threw your legs over the side of the bed, and stood as they hit the ground. Sam’s eyes followed your movements closely, and it was clear he was ready to apologize. 

“All I have to say is”, you began as you padded over to the bathroom. You spun around with your hands on the doorknob behind your back and grinned at Sam.

 “You should really use some heat protection spray before you use straighteners on your hair.” You stepped backwards into the bathroom and slammed the door behind you, catching a final glimpse of a relieved yet bewildered Sam staring adorably at you before he was obscured from vision. 

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rosecoloredgirl  asked:

How does one grow out hair. Pls help

1: Stagger shampooings. Natural oils from your hair and even sweat can be really great for hair growth, and shampoo strip them straight out.
2: Be healthy. Take care of yourself as a whole and your hair will be healthier, stronger, and in turn, grow much faster.
3: Brush often. Stimulating the scalp can really help to stimulate growth
4: Avoid excessive heat treating. I used to straighten my hair all the time and it would never grow from all the breakage. If you want to straighten often, consider finding a heat protectant spray to spray on your hair before your daily routine. Stuff with bamboo or keratin tend to work great.
5: Choose your hair dye wisely. Usually dying your hair won’t effect your growth, or even the liveliness of your hair, but a dye that is too harsh or contains too much peroxide or ammonia, or contains a bleaching agent can do damage.
6: Consider making or finding a good leave - in conditioner. This is what helped me the most in growing my hair. Making natural and gentle leave in conditioners can work wonders for your hair and make it grow like a weed. Products that contain essential oils, argan oil, keratin and biotin can be life savers, however for mine, I began by using numerous things I could find around the house. Egg is fantastic for your hair, and raw egg contains a ton of proteins and nutrients that your hair can really use. Oils of all kinds can benefit as well, including extra virgin olive oil, walnut oils, etc. Every now and again, avocado and aloe vera (in small quantities) can be great additions as well as natural honey and even green and white teas can be beneficial. Take these household products and mix them with a gentle or natural conditioner and leave it in for an hour or two, or even sleep with it on your head. It’ll feel nasty, but it can really make a huge difference.

Hope this helps!

Dorm Haul!

Dorm room shopping is one of the most exciting parts of preparing for college life so I’ve been running around trying to make sure I’ve got everything I need. Unfortunately, I don’t even have half of what I need (and I move in in a month! O.O) since I’m moving across the country and it’s so much more practical to just buy everything over there and online. So, for you out of staters, I TOTALLY recommend either buying everything in the city that you’re moving to OR just have everything shipped over. For me, I’m not supposed to ship anything to my dorm room until I officially check-in but luckily, I know a few people in SoCal so I can ship things over there. For bedding and such, since I don’t have much time to shop around in LA, I’ve actually just ordered a package through my school and it’ll just be ready for me when I move-in (woohoo!) and everything else that I order online (I have a TON of architecture supplies), I’ll have it shipped to someone’s house in LA and then go pick it up. Word of advice, if you do ship things over to someone else’s house, try to not overstay your welcome and make sure they know you’re sending things over and try your best to have it shipped near the time that you plan on coming to pick it up. 

Right, so I live for checklists and to-do lists SO I made a list of everything I should have as part of my “dorm haul”. My personal written list is a little messy so I’ll just type up a more organized list for all you lovelies that will be going to college in the fall. Check it out and let me know if there’s something I left off or just some other recommendations you may have. Trust me, any and all advice will be much appreciated. :)

One last thing! This is more geared towards girls (sorry guys) but I’m sure plenty of stuff on here is standard for any college student. :)

Bedding & Storage

  • Towels (hand towels, face towels, shower towels)
  • Blanket
  • Comforter
  • Bed sheets (2 sets)
  • Under bed storage units
  • Mattress Pad

Clothing/Closet Supplies

  • Hangers
  • Full length mirror
  • Shoe rack(?)
  • Laundry basket
  • Detergent (?)
  • Tide to go
  • Clothes

Hygiene and Shower Supplies

  • Tissue paper
  • Sunscreen
  • Shower caddy
  • Shower shoes (if you have a communal bathroom)
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Hairspray
  • Heat protectant spray
  • Straightener and/or curling iron
  • Blow dryer
  • Body wash (soap)
  • Shower pouf
  • Face wash
  • Razor
  • Shaving Cream
  • Toothbrush + toothpaste
  • Makeup bag + make up essentials
  • Makeup remover
  • Cotton balls
  • Q-tips
  • Nail polish + remover
  • Pads
  • Toilet paper (?)
  • Tweezers
  • Deodorant


  • Pictures and frames
  • Corkboard
  • Lights (if allowed)


  • Desk lamp
  • Calendar and/or personal planner/agenda
  • Lined paper
  • Copy paper
  • Printer
  • Tape and stapler
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Sticky Notes
  • Scissors
  • Notebooks and binders
  • Backpack


  • Cell phone + charger
  • Laptop + charger
  • Power Strip
  • Alarm Clock
  • Filter water bottle or filter jug
  • Microwave and mini fridge (depending on your dorm’s rules)
  • Trashcan
  • Bike + bike lock
  • Wallet + lanyard
  • Camera, camera bag, and charger
  • Plastic eating utensils (?)

Weave 101

Hey tumblr wouldn’t let me rev log your ask from BWC, but here is my answer and tips in regards to your submission:

Braids are a good option. I would suggest Senegalese twists or box braids. I usually leave mine in for 6-8 weeks.

But weaves are good too. Here is almost everything you need to know about getting a hair weave(sorry for the long post😁)


1. Get a closure , or a full sew in. If you don’t, you will end up flat ironing your leave out too much and damage your hair. 
If you don’t get a closure or full sew in just be careful not to put heat on your leave out more than once a week and use a heat protectant spray every time.

Do not get a vixen or a 2 part sew in. If you’re leaving hair out tell your stylist you want to have the minimum leave out

2. Don’t get an outrageous length the first time. I’d say stick to 18in or shorter.

3. Get 2 bundles if you are getting 10-14 inches. 3 bundles if you’re getting anything from 16-24 inches and above 24 I’d suggest 4 bundles.

4. Do not get hair from the beauty supply store. Here are some affordable hair companies that have quality hair:
Blossom bundles
Pretty hair weave
Kendra’s boutique
The closures are good from all of these places too and they offer bundle deals

Blossom bundles is my favorite and Kendra’s boutique is a close second. All companies Have a website and Instagram, you should check both out.

I’d suggest a deep wave or curly texture if you’re leaving your hair out. It’s easier to blend coarser textures with curly hair that is flat ironed than it is to blend your natural hair with wavy hair.

If you’re getting a full/ closure sew in if suggest wavy, loose wave, or body wave hair. It’s easier to manage and you still have some texture if you choose to wear it in the natural state.

I’d only suggest curly or deep wave for a full sew in if you plan to wear the extensions in its natural state the majority of the time.

5. Get your ends clipped before each install and make sure you’re scalp is washed and properly oiled before each install too.

6. Don’t use too many products. I only use Argan oil, heat protectant spray and a flexible hold hair spray.

7 . Get a set of flexi rods. I use 6-8 on my head every night. It’s an easy way to maintain your curls and you hardly ever have to do your hair. You’ll wake up every morning looking like Beyoncé when you use them over night. There are a lot of good tutorials on YouTube

Weave advice courtesy of: memoirsofasugarbaby @http://memoirsofasugarbaby.tumblr.com/

10 things your hair stylist wants you to know

1. “If you want your hair to grow, you need to keep getting it trimmed.”
Before I started doing hair, I never understood this because no one took the time to explain it to me. What your stylist means is that when your ends split, they will split up the strand until that hair breaks or falls out. The more hairs that do this, the thinner and “scragglier” the bottom of your hair will look (BECAUSE THERE IS LESS HAIR THERE). If you get a “dusting” which is a miniscule trim (.25-.5 inches), to remove the split ends and keep them from splitting up, roughly every two months, you’ll maintain and keep the hair you have longer- enabling you to have longer, healthier hair.

2. I am not a magician, but I do have magic potions, kind of.
Do you see a lightning scar on my forehead? Am I carrying a wand? No, because I am not Harry Potter. I don’t magically change the texture, density, or curl pattern of your hair when I style it. I manipulate it with products. The reason your hair feels so much better after I smooth it than after you do, isn’t my hands, it’s the $33 dollar heat-protecting, smoothing spray I use. So don’t complain “I can never make it look like you do,” when we both know you’re using Suave shampoo and Aussie hairspray when you get home. It’s not magic, it’s science

3. Why my products are better than Walgreen’s.
Piggy-backing off that, the reason salon products are so much better than drug store ones is simple: Chemists. The highest expense in any industry is salary/personnel. When developing hair products, the most qualified (hence highest paid) chemists are working in the labs of brands like Oribe. For Oribe to make money on their products after paying these geniuses, they have to make their products more expensive than Pantene Pro-V who simply make cheap knock-offs, laden with cheap ingredients.

4. Coloring your hair and lightening it are not the same.
In fact, they are opposite processes. “Coloring” your hair darker, or to a different shade about the same color level, involves DEPOSITING color molecules into the hairshaft. Lightening it (“highlighting,” “blonding,” and God-forbid “frosting”) is the process of removing the melanin (color molecules) from your hair, causing it to look lighter (blonder) or if all the color molecules are removed, white/platinum. Number 5, is the reason you need to get this.

5. “Color doesn’t lift color.”
While taking your color darker isn’t a problem, if you come in with dark brown hair and want light-brown hair, I cannot just put a light brown color over it. It won’t do any more than if you put light brown ink on top of black ink. I’d just be stuffing more molecules into your hair-shaft. To give you lighten brown, I have to lighten it all over to a blonde-ish color, and then put the light brown on top of that. This is very time consuming and damaging to your hair. If you want to go lighter, the best option is just highlights.

6. Just because that’s your “natural hair color” it doesn’t mean you have natural hair.
As stylists, we refer to “natural” (or virgin) hair, as hair that has never been touched by chemicals. Your hair grows about 6 inches a year. If you have 20 inches of hair and haven’t colored your hair in a year, you’ll have 6 inches of new growth, and 14 inches of previously colored hair, so even though it looks natural, it isn’t. I need to know this so I can formulate your color appropriately. I’m not judging you if you’ve colored your hair, I’m judging you if you lie about it and your ends turn bright red. Savvy?

7. Time is money.
Most stylists work on commission or in a booth-rent situation, they pay a weekly rent to their salon owner. When you no-call, no-show, or call to cancel at the last minute, your stylist doesn’t make money. You’re messing with their livelihood and if you do it more than once, you’re messing with their patience and do you really want to mess with the person who’s about to be inches from your head with sharp metal objects?

8. “Tipping ain’t a city in China.”
Tip your stylist. Unless your salon has a no tipping policy, your stylist is really hoping and sometimes depending on tips. Go on a percentage system, give what you can or feel is deserved, but give something. It’s always better than nothing.

9. I’d rather fix your hair than you be unhappy.
Most stylists are happy to fix your hair if you’re unhappy with it. If you hate your hair and go around telling people that I messed up your hair, that’s bad for my business. Most good salons have redo policies where you can come back and see your stylist for tweaks and fixes, for no charge. Simply be polite and let us know. If someone truly messes up your hair (cuts it wonky, fries it off, turns it an off color), maybe just bite the bullet and go somewhere else. If they didn’t recognize and note their mistake, they’re either lazy, dishonest, or they don’t really know what they’re doing. Lastly on this point, if you go for a change and don’t like it, that doesn’t mean your stylist did a bad job. There’s a difference between you changing your mind and the stylist doing something wrong. Which leads us to our final hint-

10. You’re not Jennifer Aniston.
You will never look or feel exactly like her, because you are no her and just because you bring in a picture of Jennifer Anniston, it doesn’t mean your hair will be identical. You don’t have the same hair (or hair history) as her, you aren’t going to the same stylist as her, and you don’t have your hair professionally handled on a daily basis. Pictures are GREAT, we love them and we’ll do our best to get as close to them as we can and to help make modifications that will make it better for you, but PLEASE have realistic expectations.

anonymous asked:

I'm starting to bleach my hair at the moment and have no idea how to try and care for it properly so it doesn't get dry and damaged any suggestions?

Conditioning masks, don’t use to much heat on it, use heat protection spray 💖


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crownfullofcurls-deactivated201  asked:

Hey quick question. How do you straighten your hair and keep it straight?? I'm thinking about doing it soon.

Woo chile alright get ready:

*the key to great silk presses is WELL MOISTURIZED HAIR, and remember by the time you flatiron, most of your work is done…*

1. CLARIFY shampoo your hair well. No dirt. Very important. 1-2x.

2. Use a MOISTURE SHAMPOO next. 1-2x.

3. DEEP CONDITION with a caption for at least 20min. And rinse with cold water. Most important step.

4. Put a very small amount of WEIGHTLESS heat protectant throughout your hair. Something with silicone. Or I use Garnier heat protectant spray.

5. BLOW DRY with either a comb attachment or the small nozzle and a brush. Whichever you do, get your hair as STRAIGHT as POSSIBLE with this step. This the 2nd most important step.

6. Flat Iron on the temp right for your hair, press small sections at a time. You should only need to do one pass. And don’t do it too slowly.

That’s as simple as I can make the steps (I just woke up) soooo anybody confused or need more details just let me know



  1. Start with clean, freshly brushed hair without any knots.
  2. Using a curling iron (at least 1″ wide), grab small chunks of hair and wrap your iron vertically around the strand, twisting it up to around the near. Make sure you’re curling outward from the face, not inward, and preface with heat protectant spray if necessary.
    1. If your hair is unlikely to keep a curl, try using hair that’s freshly washed and dried and has been gently combed with mousse to help strengthen the curls and keep them in place.
    2. Alternatively, using cotton hair rollers like these and sleeping on them will ensure that your hair stays curled longer. However, take the curlers out at least an hour before you plan to be presentable—the curls will start out extremely intense and need some time to soften!
  3. Carefully run your fingers through/comb your hair after curling, and after the strands have cooled, ruffling your hair from underneath to give it extra volume
  4. Comb all hair back so there is no longer a part. Then a two inch chunk of hair from the top center of the forehead and separate it from the rest of the hair. Lift this chunk so you have access to the back, using a comb to tease the hair from the underside (make sure to stay close to the root of the hair to avoid damaging the hair).
  5. Pin the teased hair down to the top of your head with a few bobby pins.
  6. Finally, give the back of your head near the top the same poof of volume that Lydia has. Grab a handful of hair sitting high at back of your head and repeat the same teasing just finished with the bangs, making sure not to disturb the curls. Be as vigorous or as gentle as you’d like to determine how much extra volume you want to have.
  7. Finish with hairspray if necessary to keep the look in place all day.
  8. Good luck!

My curly wurly hair today!

I used my Babyliss ‘Dial A Heat’ 32mm tong to achieve this style.

How to:

• Spritz your hair with a heat protectant spray.
• Set your tong to the correct heat setting for your hair.
By this I mean, if you have fine hair, you don’t want to have the tong on a super hot setting - you’ll just ruin your hair.
• Part your hair into manageable sections ready to tong.
• Roll your hair up in the tong directed away from your face.
• Squeeze the handle to release your hot hair into your free hand (preferably wearing a heat-proof glove) keeping the hair in it’s rolled-up position, secure with a pin and leave to cool.
• Once all the curls have cooled down, remove pins and shake out your hair.
• Spritz with a little hair spray to help hold the curl for the day ahead!

Have fun!


I’m going to try this whole natural hair blogging thing since I get questions frequently. I am growing out my taper from me recutting my hair for the 2nd time like this post big chop (will be one year in two weeks) my hair cut and color were done by my hair stylist back home in Memphis. I do not know my “hair type” but it is coily but not too tight. My current staples are Carol’s Daughter Healthy Hair Butter, Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque, Tresemme Naturals Conditioner, As I Am Coconut CoWash, and various oils [coconut, tea tree, almond, and jojoba]

How I styled the hair in each picture is listed below:

[1] Quick Bantu knot out. Two stranded Bantu knots. Four going forward towards my face, the remainder towards the sides and back. Finger coiled the sides. Let dry, took down while still damp, [sprayed with heat protectant] used diffuser to dry it, rubbed oil on hands and separated. Fluffed with a pick.

[2] Flat iron itch. Washed and deep conditioned hair prior. [tresemme heat protectant sprayed on hair] Used blow dryer and modified denman brush to blow dry it. [used small amount Roots of Nature Mango Almond Thermal Smoothing Serum] Took my Remington Pearl flat iron on 350 degrees and did the comb chase method. I went over small sections twice. Once to straighten and another to style it. I did not flat iron my sides. Instead I took wrap lotion and smoothed them down then tied it with a scarf.

[3] My favorite. Here I did an all over two stranded twist out with the twists all falling towards my face. I finger coiled the sides. I left my twists in for about 3 days. Used oil and slightly separated each twist. Lasted me a whole week.

[4] Texture. Here is my actual texture. It is my go-to wash and go style. The only thing I did here was use Eco Styler gel to smooth down my sides.

I really hope this was helpful to someone. Maybe I’ll keep doing these if I get enough support.

-TiAndra Austin