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How To Avoid Ponytails

May 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

When you walk into a room wearing a sloppy ponytail thrown on top of your head, everyone can tell what your thought process was that day. You either didn’t feel like taking time to style your hair or you woke up late and didn’t have time to do anything but throw it up quick. Whether this is true for you or not, it is true for a lot of women. Face it, ponytails are the easy way out when we don’t straighten or curl our hair. When you do this to your hair it isn’t necessarily ugly looking but it doesn’t always look as professional as your hair looks when it’s down and straight or curled. If sleek is what you’re going for every day, then I am going to teach you ways to avoid a ponytail.

Before I get too far into it, I want to make it clear that straightening is not better wearing a ponytail. Usually it’s better to avoid straightening but when you want to change up your look every once in a while from wearing a plain ponytail, you should consider these tips. There are looks that are nicer than a bun or pony on top of your head repeatedly each day. One of the best ways to prevent this style each day is to shower at night. For some that may not make sense but it’s simple when you think about it. If you shower in the morning, you may not have time to blow dry and straighten your hair before work or school. But if you shower at night, you can wake up in the morning and go straight to styling and save yourself some time in your daily routine. Make sure that when you wake up your hair isn’t still wet from sleeping on damp hair all night. That is when the damage comes into play.

Another way to avoid ponytails is to look in magazines and online for fun styles that match the current season. In summer, braids become very popular so try a side braid that flows over the shoulder. This will look chic and will help you prevent some heat damage at the same time. Decide whether you like your hair long or short for this next tip because if you can’t stand to see your hair at a short length then this may not be for you. My next tip for avoiding ponytails is to get your hair cut to a very short length. When your hair is chin length or shorter, you usually don’t have enough hair to pull it back into a ponytail. This tip may be a little more extreme than the others and should definitely be thought about before you just cut all your hair off. If you really wouldn’t mind having to style your hair the same way each day then go for a chop-off. But if you want to be able to do an occasional pony, my advice would be to get a cut but not so short that it can’t be pulled behind your head.

Using hair shears to avoid a ponytail style may be extreme, like I said, but some girls prefer short hair over long hair. They say it is away from their face and out of their way each day so they prefer that shorter look. Personally, the first tip I would try is the showering at night tip. It wouldn’t be as time consuming and makes the most sense to me. Like I said, every once in a while a ponytail doesn’t mean you’re a dirtbag or that you are lazy. If you style it right and make it fun and flirty, you will surely get good reactions and feedback. But if you continually wear a ponytail every day, people might think of you as boring and your look won’t be as playful as it could be.

What’s Wrong With Routines

April 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

More and more women every day are noticing differences in their hair. Whether it be the texture, the color or the amount they have, it isn’t always pleasant. For older women, it can be frustrating to see their once young and luscious hair turn to dead ends with a bad gray color. Of course, there are solutions for this problem but not all women are fans of dying their hair. Sometimes hair dye makes the texture of hair not so fun to mess with. It’s hard to restore already dead/split ends. Although there are these women who are cautious about the future of their hair, there are also women out there who would do anything to look younger- that includes changing their daily routine.

So many people find it hard to believe, but there are women in the world who are seventy years old and refuse to go out without straightening or back combing their hair. What they don’t realize is how fragile their hair is and how dangerous all of this stuff can be. Once women hit a certain period in life, they stop producing certain hormones and their bodies begin to change. One of those type of hormones includes those that help create the kind of protein to keep hair strong. This means that their hair will begin to break down slowly each day. This already is bad news bears but when they continue to use hair straighteners or hair dye, they are only making it worse.

A typical day of a woman at the age of seventy should include something simple like waking up, drinking a cup of coffee, and bathing before a nice luncheon with other elderly women. However, it becomes damaging and dangerous when women decide to wake up and shower, blow dry, straighten, sit in the sun and then touch up their roots at night before bed. This is a dangerous process for any age girl but especially for those who have hair that is done growing any body or silky texture. Bad hair starts with the daily procedure you put the ends through.

If you decide at an older age that you want to keep it healthy and beautiful for life, its a good decision to leave it be and let it do its thing. Trying to hard actually ends up making hair look duller and uglier depending on all you do with it. Not to say that straightening hair every other week for a special event is a bad thing. It becomes a problem after repeatedly doing so each and every day. With lots of heat and light exposure, the cuticle of the hair breaks down twice as fast for older women. If using any type of heat source, use it in increments. This means you shouldn’t use both a straightener and a blow drier in the same day. Keep a good variety and don’t overuse any of the sources.

Does Hair Have to Be Completely Dry To Curl?

August 12, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

It sometimes is tempting to start curling your hair before it has a chance to be completely dry. With the schedule of many women today being so demanding it is easy to want to cut corners in your daily routine. For those who try and curl their hair before it is dry they are running the risk of scorching their hair and possibly even their scalp. The heat from the iron turns the water in the hair into steam, which can cause damage to you and your hair, so this is one short cut a woman should never make in her day.

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