Some favorites and also blind DIY hair-cutters.

Hi my dearie dears. It has been a while and I have been missing you. Here is the problem…..I’m doing so much hair,  I haven’t had time to write about doing hair. My heart is lonely when I am not writing and sharing. I am working on it. I have some really fun posts planned, I’m just waiting for the time to compile them.

In the meantime, I want to check in to say hi and see how you all are doing this Spring, and share just a couple of my recent favorites. They are mostly before and afters from Vain, and then a very special comment on a HTHG post that warms my heart. Also, just a couple photos from my new non-hair Instagram feed @filthandbeauty which is my hobby-photography feed so I can focus on just hair posts on my @howtohairgirl feed. I would love to have you join me on both feeds:)

 

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Here is a wonderful comment from a blind HTHG reader. Yessssssssss ma’am. This is why I continue to blog at HTHG.

 

“Roxie; thank you so much. Your descriptions are very thorough & helpful. I’m blind, & was in serious need of a hair cut (unfortunately also in serious need of a winning lottery ticket) but after reading several sites, yours being most helpful, I couldn’t see why I couldn’t accomplish this. I first did the unicorn thing, drawing the hair to mid-nose. I have thick crazy auburn hair. This gave me full fluffy hair all over which I loved. Still too long in the back tho, so I made a pony tail center back neck, slid a 2nd elastic down the tail the length I wanted, & SNIP. YES! I feel so much better. I went from long frizzy stuff to neat mid-length smooth shiny hair. You’re awesome. Now my blind friends want to know how. I shared your link. ”

 

Stay tuned for more DIY hair and ramblings from yours truly.

xoxoxo, HTHG

Beauty Store Depot Macadamia oil infused comb giveaway!

Screen Shot 2014-03-13 at 2.46.41 PMBeauty Store Depot was kind enough to offer a Macadamia oil infused de-tangling comb to a lucky HTHG reader today!

BSD is an online beauty supply company that carries most brands of hair-care products on the market. They are also an HTHG affiliate, and I like working with them because they are a smaller company and they have a great selection and prices.

One of the brands that BSD work with is called The Macadamia natural oil line and here is what they have to say about themselves:)

“The Macadamia Natural Oil line of premium, professional hair care products combines the lightweight and nutrient rich properties of Macadamia nut and Argan seed oils to revitalize even the most problematic hair. With time tested, nature-based ingredients, Macadamia Natural Oil strives to set you free from damaged, dry, frizzy, lifeless, unmanageable hair.

Your hair will be intensely nourished, smooth, tangle and frizz free. Finally achieve shiny, manageable hair, extend the life of your hair color with natural UV protection and even reduce blow drying time! Macadamia Natural Oil offers more than just another line of hair products.”

If you are have curls or dry fragile hair that needs extra de-tangling love, then this giveaway is for you.

Here is how to enter……..Like BSD on Facebook, and then share this post on facebook. We will choose a winner in 3 days and announce it oh HTHG’s facebook page, and you will be shipped your very own Macadamia Natural Oil Infused comb.

xoxox, HTHG

 

 

Colette Malouf luxury hair piece review and tutorial!

Screen Shot 2014-03-07 at 5.18.04 AM Hi dears. Manhattan-born 3rd generation Lebanese designer Colette Malouf was kind enough to contact me and offer a couple of tutorials featuring her best-selling headband as a promotional post for her work!

Screen Shot 2014-03-07 at 5.17.44 AMHer designs are simple and beautiful specialty accessories that are perfect for any occasion. I spent some time on her site drooling over silk and wire mesh crochet beauties and cast hair pins. Her style is unique yet classy and her pieces are beautifully made. Check out her shop and how-to videos on her site and find yourself a hair treasure:)

These 3 looks were created exclusively for HTHG readers featuring the her best-selling headband, the Lotus Crown.

How-To Steps:

Faux-bob

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1. Make a ponytail and the third time you twist the elastic pull the hair

through only half way.

2. Pull the hair above the elastic evenly spreading the hair out.

3. Tuck the pony stub under and pin it down with bobbypins.

4. Add a headstrap and pinch some hair above the base of the headstrap for

a rounder head shape.

The Modern Boho

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1. Put a headstrap on in the front of the face with the elastic at the base of

the neck.

2. Twist some hair from the face around the sides of the headstrap until you

reach the back.

3. An alternate look is to replace step 2 with twisting hair from the front of

the face all the way around to the other side. Then twist the remainder on

the other side of the face tucking all the hair in for a side bun.

4. Another version: Stretch the bun down for a longer shape.

The Modern Boho clean style

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1. Using a large wire comb with the teeth pointing upward secure the hair

from each side at the base of the head pushing upward while pulling the

ends downward.

2. Add a head strap and tie the ends under the comb which will lift the comb

and make the hair look rounder and fuller.

xoxo, HTHG and Colette Malouf.