All In Due Time, They Do Sometimes Need You When they Get Bigger #tweens

I am often found sighing in disbelief at how big my daughter is now, she is into those tween years and she no longer thinks the hairstyles I used to do in her hair are cool. Apparently “cute” is no longer the proper term to refer to a hairstyle either. The cuter it is, the worse of an idea it is; at least according to my tween daughter. It amazes me at how fast she has grown, both in height and in intelligence. This girl is beyond her years in comprehension and most times I wonder if she is one of those “old souls” type of people, she really is a spitting image of me on days she wears her contacts. Whenever my daughter speaks, she seems to truly have taken in most of my positive mindset and that makes me so proud to hear and see.

With all of this being said, it seems that no matter how fast our children grow and no matter how much it has saddened me that my idea of those pig tail braids in her long hair are no longer her preference for hairstyles, there comes a day when your child will indeed want or need you again to help. That was us this past week. My daughter finally needed her Mama to assist in her hair obsession ways. Sadly, I think I created a straightened hair monster, but she wanted and needed me to be her assistant in the mornings for before school hair styling time and that my friends warmed my heart up just a bit.

Even in their Older years, Kids Need their Parents Help

So remember, when you think that your kids have outgrown some things that they loved as younger kids, that there may just be a day when they come to you needing you for something else or something similar. Hang on parents, our kids do still need us, even in their older years! Be patient, they will come to you.

 

How to Create Wavy Hair Like a Pro

Feel like trying a new style? Whether your hair is curly or straight, it’s easy to make waves using nothing more than a hairbrush and some patience. In this guide, we’ve teamed up with the style experts at www.hershesons.com to help you create wavy hair like a professional stylist.

Start with fresh, clean, and straightened hair

Before you start creating wavy hair, you’ll need to make sure that your hair is clean and straight. Wash your hair using shampoo and conditioner. Make sure your hair is perfectly clean – if you need to rinse and repeat, don’t hesitate.

Once your hair is clean, straighten it. If you have naturally straight hair, you’ve got nothing to worry about. If your hair is curly, use your straightening iron to make it straight and tidy.

If your hair is naturally straight, you can towel dry it to leave a little bit of moisture for creating long-lasting waves. If you’ve straightened it, try adding some leave-in conditioner to create a little bit of moisture.

Prepare your brush or comb and get to work. Your hair should be perfectly straight and nice and neat before you create any waves. Use your comb to remove any knots in your hair and bring it into an even, consistent pattern.

Use braids to create loose, wavy curls in your hair

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Tight braids create stylish, natural waves. Image.

Divide your hair into inch-thick sections, and create tight braids using each part. The size of your braids will determine the size of your waves – several small, tight braids will give you smaller waves, while a single plait will give you very loose waves.

For the best results, try 3-4 braids of a reasonable tightness. Make sure your braids aren’t too tight, as pulling your hair too tightly can damage it. If you feel discomfort, loosen your brands and start over again.

If your hair is still damp, dry it using your hairdryer. If it’s almost dry, you can let it dry naturally. You will need to leave your hair in braids for about six hours, so if you plan on going to sleep, make sure it’s dry before you get into bed.

After six or more hours have passed, untie your braids and enjoy natural waves that are sure to impress. Make sure you don’t comb or brush your hair at this point, as it will become frizzy and dry instead of loose and curly.

Your waves won’t last forever, but they can last longer with some basic care. Sleep with large curlers in your hair to create loose waves naturally, or top up using your curling iron for the perfect wavy look.

A Guide to 21st Century Electronic Hair Tools

Nowadays it is understandable why so many girls get their hair styling routine dreadfully wrong. There are so many different professional styling tools on the market to choose from that some fashionistas are using the wrong appliances, incorrectly.

It really is a shame because compared to 100 years ago, we now have so much technology at our fingertips that there should never be an excuse for not looking great. Whether you have sleek straight hair or cute curls, there will be a hair tool that is right for you. Here is a guide to all the fantastic tools available- treat it like your bible!

  • Hair straightener

Hair Straightener

If you want to fight the frizz then hair straighteners are key. There was once a time when straightening your hair could only be achieved with an iron and a towel, but now anyone can create an ultra-sleek look. Make sure you apply a hair protector to prevent hair damage and apply a shine serum afterwards to smooth down any flyaways.

  • Waving wand

wavy wand

If you have super straight hair but want to fake some natural waves, waving wands are perfect. They are also great for people who already have wavy hair who want to create tight, defined curls. Waving tongs are also ideal to achieve gorgeous waves.

  • Hair dryer

hair dryer

It goes without saying that a hair dryer is your number one necessity. Towel drying your hair can cause the cuticles to break and who has the time to let their hair dry naturally? If you want to dry your hair even faster, a hair dryer with ionic technology is best.

How? Science behind the magic shows that the negative ions reduce the water droplet size, allowing more water to be absorbed.

  • Heated rollers

If you want to create volume, not curls, then heated rollers are fantastic. Simply leave them in overnight to achieve a vintage glamour look. Alternatively, just leave them in until they have cooled down.

So there you have it- a breakdown of electronic hair tools for the 21st century fashionista. Look after all of your appliances carefully and they will be your salvation on any bad hair day!

 (All images courtesy of Hershesons)

Hana Professional Flat Iron Results

A long time ago I received a Hana Professional Flat Iron and my sister uses it often when she sleeps over for her hair, but the other day I had her use it on my long, thick hair and wanted to share the results.

And after about half hour to forty five minutes the results were in and I was ready to go out looking rather cute I must say…

So what do you think? Does my hair look good straight?

 

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Misikko Professional Flat Iron Review and Giveaway

hana professional flat iron I received a Hana Professional Flat Iron from Misikko to review and giveaway to my readers. As you can see in most of my pictures I normally do the curly look since my hair is naturally very curly and wavy. Never had I attempted to straighten my hair because I never owned a flat iron nor did I have the time with the kids. I always wanted to use one of the many professional flat irons I have seen around as a way to give myself a new look when going out for a girls night out.  When asked to review and host a giveaway, I was more than happy to say yes.

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