Mindy’s Hairstyling Essentials

November 10, 2013

It is time to give you an updated hair care review from the CGH home!

In the video below, I review my latest favorite hairstyling products, along with a few of my die-hard tried and true products from years past.

Hair Care Essentials

{You have probably seen me use many of these products in my videos, including one video where my husband actually at the Jonathan Dirt pomade while styling my daugter’s hair!}

Not only am I reviewing these great items today, but we are going to give away a gift bag, containing one each of the reviewed items, to one lucky viewer!

Simply watch the video for the giveaway rules, and then record your entries inside the widget below…

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Good luck!

Be sure to check out BrooklynAndBailey‘s video from last week on affordable Fall/Winter Fashion for young teens! You can see it here…

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Top-10 Tips for Toddlers Sitting Still During Hairstyles

April 18, 2013

Many of you often ask how it is that my girls seem be so good when we do their hair.

It has to be one of our most-asked questions, especially after five years on this website, and four years on YouTube.

How to get toddlers to sit still for hairstyles

Really, we just stumbled into it.  The simple answer is… I started them out on hairstyles when they were very, very young! Literally, like since they ever had the slightest amount of hair to do.  That has made all the difference!

Baby Hairstyles

Dance Hairstyles

I have, however, used a variety of tricks to help keep them sitting still while doing their hair.

In this video, Sweet Pea’s first entire video debut, we share with you our Top-10 tricks to help keep toddlers sitting still!

  1. Toddler Chair
  2. Shoes & Socks
  3. Favorite Toy or Doll
  4. Water Spray Bottle
  5. Baggie of Hair Bands
  6. Toothbrush & Steripod
  7. Brush, Comb, Elastic Holder
  8. Computer w/Toddler DVD
  9. Smart Phone & Toddler Apps
  10. Finger Snacks

This is not a comprehensive list, so you may have some great ideas as well! Be sure to leave your tips as a comment below!  You can see my explanation for how we use each of these in the video below…

Enjoy!

You can find a toothbrush Steripod in the “oral care” isle at your local Walgreens and other stores

Please feel free to leave a comment below and let us know what you think!

Happy Hairdoing!

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First-Ever Bow Haul | Cute Girls Hairstyles

February 27, 2013

We are probably one of the only beauty channels on YouTube who hasn’t done a haul. Maybe because we are only hair, but CGH#2 wanted to do one… but something different than drugstore items or makeup. She wanted to do a Bow Haul!

Hair Bow Haul | CuteGirls Hairstyles

Hair bows are very fashionable right now, and any of our bow pictures are typically going crazy right now on Instagram.  We picked up the laptop one night, started surfing Etsy, and fell in love with what we were seeing!

Hair Bow Haul | CuteGirls Hairstyles

Now my girls wear them all the time, and have been getting compliments on them also!

 

From ClipaBowBoutique

Hair Bow Haul | CuteGirls Hairstyles

  • Large black bow with ivory lace overlay
  • Large cheetah bow
  • Ivory lace bow
  • Brown burlap bow with ivory lace overlay

 

From Forever 21 and H&M

Hair Bow Haul | CuteGirls Hairstyles

  • Blue faux leather bow {Forever 21}
  • Black bow with silver rhinestones {Forever 21}
  • Cream Bow with sequins {H&M}

 

From SplendidBee

Hair Bow Haul | CuteGirls Hairstyles

  • Mustard polka dot bow
  • Blue chevron stripe bow
  • Plaid with mustache bow
  • Brown plaid bow

 

From ArtOfMaking

Hair Bow Haul | CuteGirls Hairstyles

Coupon Code: CGHS10 {10% off total purchase before shipping. Ships worldwide.}

  • Black with heart pattern bow
  • Large red and blue floral pattern bow
  • Large pink and white stripe/floral bow
  • Large white with red flowers floral bow

 

From ShopBowPeep

Although it looks like she took her shop down. Bummer!

Moustache Bow | Cute Girls Hairstyles

  • Black Mustache Bow {the one shaped like a mustache}

Like I said, we never do hauls and this was the first one.  Also, do not feel like you have to purchase bows, because you can certainly make them yourself! You can pick up any choice fabrics from you local fabric store, and alligator clips and glue at your local craft store.

Hope you enjoy!

If you liked this video, please do feel free to share! Happy Hairdoing!

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Our Hair Care Routine | Cute Girls Hairstyles

September 09, 2012

I have been blogging here since 2008, and the single-most request I receive from fans {after hairstyles} is regarding what we do to take care of our hair. Finally, we decided to film this, so here you go… CuteGirlsHairstyles’ Hair Care Routine!

With six girls living in our home, hair care is something that is very, very important to us! Among us girls, we have four with thick hair, two with thin, one with oily, one with dry, four with natural waves, one with tight curls, and one stick straight. It is too much for me to detail an individual care routine for each of these situations, but in this video I provide my best general summary of our family hair care…

Before I begin, it is important to understand a few things about hair. Approximately 60% of your hair quality is strictly due to genetics, and the remaining 40% or so depends very much on how you take care of it.

Since there pretty much isn’t anything we can do about the first 60%, it is up to each of us to find what combination fits with the remaining 40% to put our hair in the most ideal, best-looking situation.

Here are a few key steps to consider:

  1. Drink a lot of water.
  2. Eat healthy foods, especially plenty of fruits and veggies.
  3. Take a multi-vitamin to supplement what you may not be assimilating from your food {and drink milk}. Biotin is also a very good supplement to take.
  4. Regular hair trims {to eliminate dry, damaged, or split ends}. Just the ends, you do not need to take much more off.
  5. Don’t over-wash your hair {about once every 3-4 days is ideal for most}. Trust me on this one. Now, I still shower often, I simply wash my hair every 3-4 days. We just wear a shower cap or tie our hair up into a high hair bun.
  6. Try not to overuse heat or chemicals {perms, colorings, etc}.

Each of the products mentioned in the video are typically available between your local Walmart, Target, or Sally Beauty Supply {or equivalent stores inside or outside of the USA}. If you prefer not to run around looking for these items, you may purchase all of them through this Amazon link.

Products:

  • Suave Professionals Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
  • Bed Head Hi-Def Curls Shampoo
  • Organix Tea Tree Mint Conditioner
  • LouAna Pure Coconut Oil
  • Couture Color Pequi Oil
  • Watts Beauty ArganGold Argan Oil
  • Suave Professionals Volumizing Mousse
  • Tresemme Thermal Creations Volumizing Mousse
  • Suave Professionals Dry Shampoo

Please know, again, my dear friends, that everyone’s hair is different… what works for me and my family, may not necessarily work for you.

We ask that you be mindful of how you take care of your hair and find a combination of diet, hair care, and product that works best for you.  Good luck!

 

Happy Hairdoing!

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FTC Disclaimer: All of these products, except the Pequi Oil, were purchased by myself. I am not affiliated in any way with any of these companies, nor am I being compensated by them by reviewing these products. The opinions expressed about the products are strictly my own.

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Double Twist-Around Bun | Updo Hairstyles

January 08, 2012

Here is another super cute bun hairstyle, that is perfect for girls of all ages. It is one of our easiest undo hairstyles as well.

Twistback Bun Hairstyles

This hairdo uses two French twistbacks. Begin by making the twist backs from the front, adding hair as you go until you reach the back.

Then, take the first twist back and twist it until the strand begins to wrap around itself into a bun. Slightly secure it with a hairband so that you can do the next twistback. Create the second twist back in the same manner and wrap the second twisted strand around the first bun.

In this tutorial, I used Goody Spin Pins to help secure the bun {which saved me from having to use an extra 5-6 bobby pins}.

Cute Bun Hairstyles

I also created this hairstyle to be a little loose, because this is the style that is totally in right now… but you could do this tighter for ballet, dance, or sports hairstyles. It will look super cute!

Enjoy!

Items Needed: Brush, 1 elastic hairband, 2 large Goody Spin Pins, a few bobby pins, hairspray {if desired}

Time Requirement: 5 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Happy Hairdoing!

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