Mailbag Q & A: Hair Parts

March 05, 2009


A few days ago I had an interesting question come into my comments. Here it is…

Q: “OK, I just have to ask: Do you always begin by ‘part on the left’ because that’s her natural part, or does that actually matter? If people part my hair on the left it drives me straight up a wall because my natural part is on the right…”

A: I thought this was so funny because I had never really thought about my statement being confusing! But just to clarify! The side DOES NOT matter. I just naturally part their hair on the left. Mostly I just add that step in to be thorough. So part the hairdo’s on either side! Sorry if it was confusing!

Happy Hairdoing!

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Top-Knot with Banded Ponytail

February 10, 2009


This hairstyle is fun and really EASY! My husband can even do this, so I will put it in as a Daddy-do also!

Items Needed: Brush, comb, hairspray, spray bottle, and 4-6 rubber bands (depends on length of hair).

Time Requirement: 8-10 minutes

Begin with hair wet and brushed. Create a rectangular-shaped part on middle, center top of head…

Secure with rubber band. **NOTE** I have found it best to put the ponytail just slightly off center. Look closely at the picture and you will see my ponytail is off to the right-bottom section of the square…

Next twist the ponytail until it is tight.

 Now create a knot by tying hair around itself (I did my best to take good pictures of this step, because it does matter which direction it is tied)…

 Try to get the knot as close to the rubber band as possible (you can slide the knot down the hair a little until it sits right on top of the ponytail).

Now gather remaining hair, including the ponytail, together and secure with rubber band. Again I do this off center, to the right side, behind the ear.

Now secure hair all the way down the ponytail by adding multiple rubber bands.

Her hair was pretty long in this picture so I did about five total rubber bands. Add accessories to match outfit (you will note my cute flower via Joy @ Chic & Unique in my sidebar)…

Happy Hairdoing!

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Hairstyles for Girls: Mailbag Q & A

February 06, 2009

Here are some recent questions and the answers from your emails and comments:

Q: What kind of shampoo and conditioner do you use? What have you found to work well?

A: I personally am not too picky about either one. As long as our hair is clean and snarl free–I’m good. I know some people are really picky, but for some reason I haven’t been. So… I use whatever I can buy for cheap or on sale. I am a BIG couponer (always looking for the great deal) and often get my shampoo/conditioner for under $.25 a bottle. So right now I have in my cupboard Pantene, Garnier Nutrisse, Herbal Essences, VO5, and Suave.

Q: My daughter has super fine hair. What do you do or use to help keep the hair in place?

A: My response would be… .think product! If your daughter has fine hair–the only way to keep it in place is to add texture (or a false texture anyway). You do this by adding product. If hairspray doesn’t work try mouse, gel, pomade, or something more drastic like “Got2b” Spiking Styling Gel or Blasting Freeze Spray. I am not kidding, your hair will NOT MOVE!!!

OR

I received this comment in response to this post–but thought it was great advice.

“Hi Mindy! Love your blog and your kiddos are just adorable. One of my daughters has really fine hair. One of the products that I love for her hair is “Fructis Style Bold It! Power Putty”. I put that in after I wet her hair down, and then spray with hairspray when we are all finished. It works great. And I got it for free of course, gotta love those coupons!”

Q: How do you use the 3-barrel curling iron?

A: Imagine using a crimper. You apply the 3 barrel on the hair and press down, then release the hair, move down the hair strand, and re-apply. You do not wrap the hair around like a curling iron. Very simple!

Happy Hairdoing!

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Hairstyles for Girls Q & A #2: My Kids

October 30, 2008

I have received several questions about the kiddies. Here are some answers…

Q: Do you have twins or do they all just look alike?

A: Yes, the oldest two are twins. But the third daughter looks a lot like them too. They often get mistaken for triplets so we call her “Minnie Twinnie”.

Q: Why did you keep the youngest girl’s hair short when the others have long hair?

A: We started with long hair on #4 too, but it just didn’t fit her personality. We decided to try an A-line and we instantly loved it on her. It just fits her crazy, mischievous personality much better. I still try to do different do’s on her, but obviously it is a little more challenging.

Q: Why don’t you show any boy’s hair styles since you have a son?

A: My only boy is three months old… so not too much hair at this point. Besides it might ruin the name of the blog! (*LOL* Cute “girls” hairstyles!) However, since you asked I will post of picture of the little dude too so he gets some air time!

Happy Hairdoing!

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Q & A #1: Thick Hair and Rubber Bands

October 30, 2008

Question: My daughter has SUPER thick hair and I have a hard time finding a rubber band that will hold it all and keep it in…any suggestions???

I posed this same question to my dear friend Jenny before answering because her daughters literally have the thickest hair I have ever seen. This was both of our opinions….

Answer: We don’t have a specific brand we use (although Goody is good). I usually buy what I can find at Target or Walmart. HOWEVER, I always stretch and pull on the rubber bands before buying. There really is a difference between brands. Some have very little elasticity while others are super tight. I always buy the tightest ones I can find. Though they are harder to work with initially because they don’t have a lot of stretch, they hold the hair much better. Double up on rubber bands in one hair style to help as well. My poor rubber bands usually break into pieces by the time I am done with them! Hope that helps!

Happy Hairdoing!

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