Saturday, November 26, 2011

Fun Fact Friday~ Saturday Edition

Hello All!

I'm pleased to say that I am feeling a bit better today~still not 100%~but better none the less.

This weeks F3 is about hair.
'What about hair?' You ask?
Well, I went to hair school back when I first graduated high school. I don't follow it as a career path, but I do cut and style friends and family members hair if they ask.

I also color, cut, and style my own hair because I can't justify spending money to have someone else do what I can do for free.

I was in serious need of  a color and trim, so I took some pictures along the way:

My natural hair and color- yuck

I know that store bought color is so bad for your hair, but hey, it's convenient. I like to use the Feria line, they always provide a nice rich color. I used to use Feria 'Black Leather' because it was a more natural black (with brown undertones) ~ But now I really like the 'Starry Night', it has a slight blue undertone to it.

Whenever you're using a dark color it's important to put some sort of barrier between your hairline and the color. The darker pigments tend to stain your skin if it makes contact. I like to use a styling wax or even a cheap gel. I rub it all the way around my hairline, on the tops of my ears, and I put it around my eyebrows because I color those as well.

Oops! Got some on my skin anyways! lol ~ No problem though, I've found that if you take some nail polish remover on a wash cloth and rub the colored skin it will come right out.
For the eye brows- The color only lasts a couple weeks on them, so once it fades I resort to coloring them in with eyeliner. {see pictures above}
Once I'm done with the brows I let the color process for a bit longer that the recommended time. It's ok to do this with boxed color {NOT BLEACHES} because the color stops processing after a certain point in time. With Lightener, however; they do not stop processing...only lighten hair as directed.

So fresh and so clean with all the product washed out. Now I'm ready for the cut.

I just do a simple layering to my hair. I take all of the hair about an inch up {I leave the length because I'm growing it out} and I pull all the rest of the hair up. I cut the first layer at whatever length I I took about an inch. Then I take the section above the one I just cut, and cut it a little shorter. I continue to do sections like this all the way to the crown of my head {cutting a little shorter each time}. This results in a layered look.

Bang time~ It can be pretty tricky to cut your own bangs...I've butchered mine a few times!

Finished product! Not too shabby, huh?

Hopefully some of you found this at least a bit helpful.

I'm off to spend time with my mom, and then I'm going to see the Nutcracker with the extended family tomorrow!

I hope you all have a great weekend!


Alina said...

Great post!Love your new hair!

A Leap into Love said...

yer just sooooooo pretty. :D hair changes! they are the best!!! xoxoxo cant wait to see you tomorry and i'm so glad you are feeling better. we'll talk all about it and catch up tomorrow. love you

So This is Love said...

Thank you ladies!

Kara, can't wait to see you either. Love you too!

The Bookness said...

Good looking lady =) You are a full package. Did all of that yourself, a true talent. Other mortal people like us needs to go to the hair dresser and spend money on something we soon know we dont like anyway. Good God. Amazing.

Followed too btw, hope you dont mind. And maybe youll visit me someday.

So This is Love said...

Thank you! And thanks for stopping bye~ The more the merrier :)

Fashion Bible said...

Wow you're a great hair dresser, I'm not as good as you with it!
✝ Fashion Bible ✝

So This is Love said...

Thanks "Fashion Bible", I'm not really that great lol I've just been doing my own hair for 8 years...lots of practice!

Vanessa said...

okay, now I don't feel like such a fool. I've been cutting my own hair for about 3 years. I didn't even go to school for it...I've just practiced and researched alot on how to do it! People think I'm crazy but I tell them it's just hair, it grows back. My hair is so straight an lifeless I just throw it back in a ponytail most of the time.

So This is Love said...

Yeah- It's not super hard to do...just expect to screw up a few times hahaha.
People think I'm nuts when I say I cut my own hair too...I guess I am a little nuts~but nuts is fun, right? lol

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