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Hairstyle Changes Over The Years

April 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Remember when the cool hairstyles were to put your hair up in a bouffant style? Or like in the movie “Hairspray” all of the actors wear their hair in sort of a beehive look. Poofy hair and lots of body was all the rage back in the day. Now times have definitely changed and clothes aren’t the only thing that have been updated. Hair today still has lots of body and poof but has a much more modern look (partly thanks to our reality star friend, Snooki). We all know that hair doesn’t look the same as it used to but over the years, hairstyles have become different in stages.

Take, for example, the decade of the seventies. All of the styles from back then were filled with curls and volume. One of America’s favorite hairstyles of the seventies was Farrah Fawcett. Her hair was one of the most wanted styles of that time because of her luscious curls and gorgeous volume. Most women wanted their hair to be just like Farrah’s because of the beauty it gave off. Walking into a room with bouncy, blonde curls was very attractive and still is today. Color wasn’t as big back in the seventies as it is now, though. Compared to the seventies, lots of women’s hair in our time is very dead and dull because of over coloring or styling with straighteners too often.

Moving onto the eighties, hair transitioned into being much more edgy and “out there.” Madonna is the perfect example of this style of hair. Throughout the beginning of her career, she experienced many different styles that seem to haunt us all today. The term “business in the front, party in the back” definitely developed in this era. Madonna was one to sport the look of a spiked and short style near the crown, lengthening into a longer, layered style down the back. This is also when coloring hair became a bit more popular. Lots of males and females in this decade began experimenting with dye by coloring the ends or some strands of their hair in purple, blue, or pink. Compared to today, some kids still do this but not many grown women and men do it too often.

In the nineties, hair entered a time of messy and short. It was still a little edgy from the eighties but this time it was a small bit cleaner. Jennifer Anniston models the perfect “bob” style from the time that she was in Friends. Her hair was gorgeous because she created lots of layers and made a statement by tying in some highlights. She really inspired young and old women to play around with highlights and lowlights to get a softer or edgier look with their hair. The layers are still popular in today’s hairstyles and lots of women love to play with them to get more volume in their hair.

Although there have been many “eras of hair” so to speak, Americans have somewhat maintained certain elements of hairstyles over the years. If you noticed, there was a pattern of creating volume with each of the eras. Whether it be layers, curls, or color, women have always kept a common goal of having full and bouncy hair throughout the decades. Not many began using things like straighteners or coloring tools until the mid-90′s or so, but when they were discovered, it lead to today’s era. We have a pattern of “making statements” in today’s hairstyling times. We want to have fun hair that everyone will love and envy us for so we do whatever it takes to get all eyes on us. We may even turn back time and reflect on our previous eras to get that perfect style!

What People Do To Save Hair

April 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Walking down the street, you might see people who are expressing their own “style”. Included in this look of style, you may find a few people who have hair that doesn’t exactly look the healthiest. For example, you may walk past someone with a little grease in the roots of their hair. Although this doesn’t look healthy, you may be surprised at how healthy this person’s hair actually is behind its “mask.” The things people do to protect their hair from getting too dry or damaged is shocking to many people.

Let’s all step forward and admit the truth now; we’ve all gone at least two days without showering before. If you haven’t ever gone more than one day without a shower, you are abnormal. Between late nights of studying and just going out with friends, you don’t really have time to shower at night. And maybe the next morning you have to wake up early and don’t have time to shower before a morning event. These may not be the only reasons you don’t shower, though.

Sometimes if I shower one morning and then straighten my hair afterward, I will keep my hair straight the next day. As long as I haven’t sweat or done anything too damaging to my hair, I figure it’s okay to leave it for the next day to save from over damaging my ends. This really does do less damage than to shower, blow dry, and use your straightener all over again when hair doesn’t look too bad from the day before.

Another type of damage that can be done to people’s hair is caused by too much dying. If a person dyes their hair too often, the ends get so worn down by the chemicals in the dye and can’t withstand any kind of styling for long. After people hear consequences of dying hair too often, they become a bit frightened and decide to stop dying their hair altogether. The look they get in their hair eventually will look dull and may even look a little gross too. This is because after that person decides to quit dying her hair, her roots begin to grow out and the actual color of her hair is revealed after so long.

Times where this is bad to look at would be if a brunette died her hair blonde and then decided to stop touching up the roots. Then her brunette roots begin to grow out and make the blonde hair look greasy and sloppy. The truth is, girls who decide to quite dying and to let their roots grow out end up having healthier hair even though it looks greasy and damaged. If it becomes unbearable for girls to watch their roots grow out, they may need to dye it one last time back to their original color just to get it back to square one.

Whether it is stopping hair dye or skipping showers, people really will go to extents to save their hair from damage. When you get a haircut, ask your hair dresser what she/he does to preserve a little of their hair. To prevent too much damage, try a few of the solutions above. You’d be surprised at how fast you can get your hair to preserve a little moisture just by using a few of these tricks.

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