Couldn't find a hair general and I didn't want to shit up the black hair thread.
I'm looking for inspo on a short cut with a short fringe. I have reservations against wigs so I'm trying to make the most with my current shaggy cut I have now.
I'm afraid that if I go too weird I'll look like a douche.
Is the only one that's not completely hideous.
Why not wear wigs? I don't wear them because I have very long hair that's easy to style like a wig. I have a hard time braiding it small enough to fit under a wig. But short hair would fit perfectly under a wig and you could still have your ugly hipster do for your normie outfits
I'm not too keen on the second one but I think the mushroom cut is hella kawaii. Although I don't think it could work on me.
I never liked the way they looked on me. I think my head may be too small or something creating a disproportionate look compared to the thickness of the wig. Plus I prefer a casual feel in jfash.
I got a cut similar to this recently. It's really cute, you should definitely go for it.
girl dont worry i got u covered
I really recommend against this one, as someone who has done it before. Unless you have a totally round face and soft features like her, then you'll just end up looking like a giant penis.
I've thought about asking this question so many times but had trouble wording it. But here goes.
I've had pink hair for 3 years. In the beginning, I had to bleach from black to blonde. Parts of my hair lightened much easier than others, some parts were a bit darker. I didn't care that much and just put the pink over it. I now re dye my hair every few weeks, but after the first few days, you can see the darker more orangish parts show through and it drives me nuts. I've tried bleaching it several times but the darker parts just won't lighten, I think it has trouble penetrating the pink dye after so long of repeatedly layering it. Does anyone have any tips? I'm sick of my hair fading to different colors
You could give it a vitamin C treatment where you ground up a capsule or two of vitamin C mixed with dandruff shampoo and let it sit in your hair. Another option is giving it a bleach bath first before going in with the heavy bleach. Try to wait if you can for it to fade out as much as it'll go before bleaching, try using dandruff shampoo to make it go faster. Try to also space these activities out a little to give your hair a chance to rest, keeping track of it's texture and giving it a deep moisturizer if needed. I would also recommend haircrazy.com for these techniques, they have pretty good guides on how to do it right. Above all try to be patient. What product did you use to dye your hair?
Nice, OP. I have the opposite problem. Butt length hair with no bangs. It's not some unshapely, Pentecostal mess so don't freak out. I usually just copy whatever I see the VS Angels doing with their hair (so right now, my hair is layered and wavy), but I'd like to see more elegant hairstyles as opposed to sexy hairstyles.
Just a note about this one- do not attempt if your hair is anything more than on the thin side.
Actually did this the other day and it came out pretty cute.
Any opinions on pastel hair or a warm shade of blonde with tan skin? I have kinda tan skin and I used to think I can't go with light hair colours but I'm so tired of having dark hair.
Seconding this because I'm in the exact same position. Even the same hair length and all.
This has more to do with styling than hair itself, hope that's fine. Today I got pic related hair pins and was just messing around with them, testing them out. I notice when I pull them out they're spread open wider than when I put them in. Is this normal? They also do not hold very well in my hair. I've never had pins before, only bobbys. Are they too weak for my hair? (For ref. my hair is mid-back length, medium-ish thickness I suppose and straight-wavy.) I believe so. And does anyone have stronger pin recommendations that won't bend as much?
Make sure it matches your undertones. If you suit gold/warm tones, golden blonde or warm peachy pink will be much more flattering. If you suit cool/silver tones, ash blonde or cool pastel blue/purple would be better.
Yeah they're supposed to do that, you can't treat them like a bobby pin. They're like...the opposite of bobby pins, which pinch together, they want to open up to hold everything in place. You have to hold them more closed when you put them in and wiggle them in/around your hair.
This probably explains it better: http://www.humblebeeandme.com/meet-hair-pins-bobby-pins-far-more-useful-sister/
I'll try the pinching method then! Though I'm afraid of snapping the long things, they bend forward/back somewhat when i try wiggling them around (scalp, updo hair or scalp, updo hair, scalp method) and I'm afraid of breaking them, they're quite thin......I googled around for a bit and saw on the lhc they dislike this brand and general consensus is they opt for either amish pins or bunheads pins because they're stronger. If the method you suggested doesn't work I might need to find stronger ones.
Okay, so I discovered something really weird about my hair that I never noticed prior to cutting it short. I have a really awful cowlick on my nape. I've gotten it cut once since chopping it all off, just to make the back more even with the front, but it's just awful now. Would anyone have some suggestions as to how I can tame the cowlick? Right now I've just been wearing a hat most of the time I'm out to make it less noticeable. My hair is driving me bonkers.
hm so I know this isn't a hair advice thread exactly but does anyone have an opinion on flattering cut/style for someone w generally like large features? longish face, very big nose, big jaw, but also big eyes? i know to stay away from bangs. mostly wondering what length of hair people w better hair-sense than me think looks good on us horses
Usually soft textures are more appealing on strong faces. Anything with a straight edge is a no no so bangs can be fine as long as they are thin and curve outward (see: Jessica Alba bangs) or are at least piecey. I would do layers that go around the
neck area to create a bigger gap between the jaw and collarbone like pic.
Avoid hairstyles that cling to the face (short layers) because it hides cheekbones yet widens the jaw area and focuses on the nose.
Posted in hair thread once with the same question and got no replies except for strange SJW fight under my photo.
First picture is me, others picture the hairstyle I want. I wonder if bangs will suit me at all because I've been told that thay will make my face even more harsh and long, so I'm asking seagull's opinion
Anon, you have a very cute, round babyface, so I don't think you have to worry about making it look "harsh and long" at all, in fact I think it will suit you. Fringe like that grows out pretty fast too (mine is really similar) so I say just go for it!
Copying that anon from earlier in the thread, does anyone have ideas for what types of styles might suit me? I really want bangs like they have in larme, but I don't feel like they would suit me.
Oh shit, dropped my pic.
My hair is super curly (think big round curls and waves) and I got a cut like pic related. It basically looks like this when I wake up which is pretty cool.
I'd like to get /ouG/ hairstyle at hairstylist.
But I'm not sure what I can do with my hair? I don't even really know what type of hair I have and how to take care of it properly. It curls few hours after washing and straigheting? I have long hair, it's just tied and bangs are eye lenght.
Sorry for the horrible edit but I threw your face into a hair app real quick to see what you'd look like with bangs. Here's the pic
cont. Personally, I think you'd look cute with a hair length/style like the girl on the left. Slight, soft layers with some volume.
alright since this thread is mostly girls I have a question.
>Have nice hair
>but one problem I have dandruff.
I've tried to take care of it but it just always seems to come back. Any tips for long term solutions?
How long does hair have to be before pigtails stop looking absolutely horrible? I'm trying to grow my hair out so I can actually try some styles (I used to clip it really short) and it's long enough at the front/sides to pull into a tie, but still a little too short in the back. Problem is that it's just long enough to be annoying to take care of, but not quite long enough to be cute.
Just trying to figure out how much longer I need to hold out on just hacking it all off.
I have bleaches my hair and toned it as much as I could, but the only thing that I achieved was a really pale blonde, I can't get it white. I used different purple shampoos but nothing worked. What do I have to do?
I can't go to a professional because no one knows how to achieve the color, they say it's impossible. Some of them even asked em what a purple shampoo is!
Bro, try this stuff: http://www.sheamoisture.com/African-Black-Soap-Deep-Cleansing-Shampoo-_p_1235.html and the conditioner that goes with it. My hair is oily at the roots, dry at the ends, and this shit gives the best deep clean without drying anything out. Plus treatment for dandruff! It has a nice earthy smell, too, and a lot of pharmacies carry it.
...I am receiving no money from the Shea Moisture people.
Shampoo =/= toner.
Try toning with a pale purple or blue dye mixed with conditioner or one of the toner dyes from a brand like SFX, and make sure your blonde is light enough otherwise you're more likely to end up silver or pastel coloured
From what I can see of that potato picture, which isn't much, your hair texture looks similar to mine, in which case you might have to use product to get it to stay straight. You don't have to get fancy, I just use a thermal protectant from L'oreal from the drugstore, but it makes a huge difference in how long my hair stays straight. You can also try spraying hairspray on a brush and running it through your hair, helps get it to hold a style without being too firm.
I feel like the lolita version of middle-age mom tupperware parties and book clubs should be like a wig potluck, where everyone brings some of their wigs, gets combed for lice and wig capped, and everyone gets to try them all on to see what wigs/haircuts look best on them. People who wear multiple styles would bring outfits to swap out into. Wine would be served in covered cups to protect the burando.
Does anyone have any idiot proof guides or tutorials for styling bangs? I really like the volumized, fluffy, angled look of these, but I'm hopeless when it comes to hair styling.
You need to heat style them with a volumising spray to keep the texture. Make sure you have the correct brush (small round bristle) keep them lifted over the brush and point the nozzle in the direction of hair growth
Does anyone have any tips on how to get the patience and motivation to grow out my hair?
I really want to have long hair again, I cut it to like under my chin when I was 12 and since then the longest I've had was a tiny bit under my shoulders.
I tried growing it out for like over a year but I always get super bored and frustrated and cut it
I have super short hair now, kinda like OPs pic, and I have no idea how in the world I'd manage to grow it out for like 3-4 years...
well first of all, no one forces you to grow it out, so you shouldnt feel bad if you want to cut it.
Try following a bunch of people with long hair on social media, it sounds dumb but it will remind you of your goals, kind of like when someone follows fitness involved accounts to get some motivation. Maybe try to get long extensions to see how you would look and feel with long hair? idk
What's really important about these is the section of hair that you're using and the thickness of the bangs. You need them to be light without being bare and stringy.
Section out your bangs and look at where theu part on your scalp. If you want bangs like this, it should be a deep, but narrow triangle of hair, so that when you let it down, it flares out to be soft and light but not wispy and thin. And then, just use a flat iron to smooth and slightly flip them on the ends.
What is it?
And any other tips?
>I never went throught ''jrock hair phase'' so picking my first special hairdo is fun, thought it's kind of hard to find anything suitable for my hair and that'd be shoulder lenght + bangs.
anyone have photos of girls with japanese water perms? specifically with shorter hair. i'm wanting to get one done soon but my hair is about an inch from my shoulders and my stylist only has pictures of longer hair, curious to see how it looked.
I've been wanting to style my hair for gothic lolita, but my hair is so horrifically thick, dry, and frizzy that not one style I've tried has worked. Tried to show the weird frizzy texture it is in the closeup. If I curl it, it falls right out back into this giant mess. Straightening with an iron works for maybe 1 day and afterwards makes the frizz problem worse from damage.
Any thick hair suggestions? Is my hair just at an awkward length that won't allow for most hairstyles to look nice? (I cut it really short about a year ago, grew about 6 inches since) I feel like I'm going crazy here.
wavy doll-like bob perhaps, with a bit of frizz control serum etc to keep things looking smooth.
The way I did it was I crossed (tied) my hair into a knot, then crossed it again, then wrapped the remaining the hair around the base of the bun and secured with bobby pins. It took me a few tries of doing the motions while following the picture to get it.
>it's not hard
Maybe it's not hard for you and therefor you don't understand my struggle, but I love changing my hair like as much as possible and get kinda panicy if I don't change anything once in a while
I was just asking to see if anyone had similar problems and any tips on how to deal with them
You don't have to get salty
>try following a bunch of people with long hair on social media
Yeah, I follow one girl with super long hair and it's so pretty and made me want to get long hair again
Thanks for the advice, I might search for some hair blogs on instagram to follow or something
If it wasn't so damn expensive I'd love to get extensions
What colour is your hair? If it is easily matched to extensions you could try clip in synthetic ones or cheaper remy hair from ebay (if you aren't worried about the ethics of where real hair extensions come from...)
Otherwise maybe get a wig to remind you of why you want to grow your hair out
I've been growing my hair out from a pixie since september and I understand your pain. It's very tedious growing your hair out through all the awkward, unflattering stages... you just want to cut it so you can change your look and have a cut that looks flattering again. As someone who also gets bored with her hair fairly often, what I've been doing is coloring my hair instead of cutting any length. I went platinum blonde from asian black and now I've got silver hair. I had a full fringe for awhile and then grew it out and I will probably go back to bangs soon once I begin tiring of the silver hair. Hope that helps!
Are side bangs still a thing? I miss having bangs.
Hair is falling-into-the-toilet length, so I need a trim. Also I need to stop putting my hair in a lazy bun... tangles stuff up and it ends up falling out.
>tfw so much hair but I don't know what to do with it
Not sure if my question belongs in the skin or hair thread but I'm asking here since it deals with the scalp.
Warning for being kind of gross. Sorry.
I had a really bad depressive episode where I didn't shower for literally weeks and the build-up on my scalp is driving me so crazy I want to shave my head. Are there any good products I can use to help get rid of this build-up?
When you wash your hair, use your fingernails to kinda scrub your scalp to get rid of the debris. Some people find using baking soda paste really good, but it's very alkaline and stripping. Otherwise just your regular shampoo is fine, but rather than applying it to your hair apply it to your scalp
Any suggestions\tips for getting hair soft ans shiny? My hair has an ok sheen to it but it's not fluffy and soft looking. I use a boars hair brush and that kind of helps but then it's more soft than shiny
Man, grass is greener... My hair is too short to even do a proper high ponytail without the hair at my nape falling out, and I can't have bangs cause I have a cowlick with the strenght of great typhoon.
I think you can go for side bangs regardless, though. As long as it flatters your face, you ought to be fine. I think that's really what matters most about any hair style. Trends come and go, but even if it's untrendy, a hair cut that flatters you is better than a trendy one imo
Here's a little idea of section widths and how it affects the bangs! I had really shitty glorified emo bangs for like 4 years, and I eventually had to grow them out and recut them. It sucked, but now they work so much better.
For reference, I have wavy and thickish hair, and my bangs are flat ironed with a slight curve on the end.
No one ever told me about this, so I had to figure it out myself, I hope this helps!
Hey guys, this is a dumb question but are there any places I can lurk if I'm a complete hair styling noob? I don't want to bother you with a million dumb questions, but I really want to learn how to style my hair and deal with frizz and all of that basic stuff. I never really learned how and I feel embarassed.
I have like grayish blonde (not my natural, it's dyed).
Pretty sure it will be near impossible to match, since its too blonde for gray extensions and too gray for blonde
I have considered dying it all black though, so that might work
The second problem with that though is that I hate staying the same color for too long
I do own some wigs, but none of them look really natural.. I could invest in a better one
Good advice, thanks anon
Thanks for understanding anon! Just having someone who gets you sorta helps haha
I would love to try around a bunch of new colors, but then again I can't wear extensions
Thanks for your reply, made me a bit more determined to grow it out!
Instead of panicing and cutting your damn hair, style your hair differently if you feel the need to change it. Teach yourself one of those pinterest hair tutorial braids or twists. Pull it back into a ponytai or pigtails, switch it up. You need to learn to stop cutting your hair on a whim if you honestly want to grow it out.
I usually dye my hair myself but today I tried to dye it light brown in a salon for the first time and my hair turned dark green.
Guy says that the green will disappear and will turn to brown later but I don't know how much will it change? Anyone ever had the same experience?
I'm tempted to just dye over it again tomorrow.
Your hairdresser should have put a fill in it. Did you go darker than usual? You need warm tones to balance that out, go back to the salon and ask for a gloss to warm it up, preferably in gold or red. They should do the correction for free honestly, if not they're shady as fuck and you should get it done elsewhere.
It's expensive, but invati shampoo from aveda is exfoliating, or go for alterna caviar scalp facial. I'm an aveda trained stylist though so take the first recommendation with a grain of salt, I won't make comission from the recommendation but I do have a special love for their stuff. If you go to an "experience" center in the mall they may have samples or you can get it in a travel size for like $10. I use the alterna stuff occasionally when my scalp psoriasis acts up and you can get that at sephora or ulta.
Any tips for hairgrowth shampoos, supplements and serums?
I have this nervous habit where I rip out tons my hair and have a couple bald spots now... It's really embarrassing and I'm too anxious to get haircuts because I'm scared about the hairdresser asking me what's wrong with me
For hair growth supplements, there's biotin, zinc, vitamin b3 (niacin), vitamin a. For more of a multivitamin type deal, there's Viviscal, Mielle Organics Healthy Hair formula, etc. Do some research to figure out which you feel will be best for you.
For a serum, something with tea tree and/or jobjoba oil would help to sooth your scalp, under the assumtion that ripping chunks of your hair out will irritate it. It also helps promote natural hair growth. For shampoo I will suggest Max Green Alchemy Scalp Rescue Shampoo.
Since I'm assuming you have trichotillomania, I'd honestly suggest that you seek some sort of psychotherapy for habit reversal training. Try wearing a hat to prevent yourself from getting to your scalp. Please, at the very least, attempt to train yourself to doing an alternate sort of fidget. There are fidget rings, rubbing a domino or rock, applying and peeling elmer's glue, applying tiger balm to another area, etc. It may also help you to watch Beckie0's videos on youtube.
Hairdresser here, we don't really judge stuff like that. It's important that our clients leave feeling good about themselves and their hair. They'll know how to cut and style it to mask the bald spots and regrowth. Really the only people we judge are bitchy clients and people asking for impossible things who won't take no for an answer.
There really isn't anything to grow your hair faster, unless you're deficient on vitamins and minerals so try prenatal vitamins and see if that helps. They're the same thing as hair skin and nail vitamins but cost less.
The best thing you can do to keep it getting longer is to baby the hell out of it with masks and stuff to keep the ends from breaking off. I compulsively rub the skin on my knuckles until they bleed, and what helped my nervous tics the most was keeping a domino in my pocket to rub when I need to. It seems silly but my knuckles are completely healed now instead of looking like they're rotting so it definitely helps.
I haven't been diagnosed with trichotillomania but I've been obsessively impulsively pulling my hair out for the past 15 years. I've had some success with snapping my wrists with a rubber band but I relapsed extremely fast.
I'll try taking some supplements and all the items that you suggested though.
I can't get over this stupid mental cloud that I have in my mind where a hairdresser I went to made comments about my bald patches asking if I had a "condition". I tend to change hairdressers every time I get a haircut to avoid them remembering me and stuff like that....
>sorry for making this thread into a stupid blog
I'm not 100% this because my jaw/lips are on the thinner side, but I've actually had tremendous success with a heavy sideswept bang. It helps make my nose look less ridiculously large. YMMV though.
Hairdresser again. It's good to just let them know your concerns and that you're self conscious about it. It's much easier for a hairdresser to work with it the more often they have you. It's not like lice or scalp fungus, which we can't treat. Trich barely registers on the scale of problems hairdressers deal with on some people. I have really bad scalp psoriasis and would constantly change hairdressers because I was embarrassed too, but once I started going to the same person during school I realised it's a lot easier mentally to explain once and be done. Plus a lot of hairdressers have issues of their own, you'd be surprised how many have horrible anxiety, past self harm, or are recovered from various things. We are oddly nonjudgmental for such a seemingly superficial job.
It's not as green anymore and it's actually turning....grey? Still not brown though.
Probably the best choice but I'm going to my parents' in the next few days and they hate it when I dye my hair. I would need to wait until I go back which is after Christmas.
I asked for lighter but yeah, it turned darker. I'm partly to blame since I don't understand how dyes work and just said ok to everything that they said honestly.
I'll just buy my usual brand of hair dye and try to find a gold one, thanks anon.
I need help gulls. As you can see, my hair is very dry and puffs out. I shampoo/condition with a nonsulfate products every 2-3 days and use coconut oil after blow drying. I eat well drink a lot of water yadayada. Any recommended products or routines?
looks really cute to me, just experiment with alice bands, bows 'n stuff perhaps.
I also think the same style would look good grown out slightly, maybe just an inch or two. I like it as it is though.
I've been trying to grow it out actually. Its naturally curly so if I shower, I can't wash it all the time or else its always really curly. I'm actually about to move and will have a bathtub so bathing is going to be a lot easier now without ruining my hair.
I'm kinda jelly anon, I love short curly/wavy bobs and have to do all sorts of shit to my super straight hair to get it to hold a wave. Work with what you have and rock the curly bob look. There are already quite a lot of examples in this thread.
Anyway, your hair really suits you and is super cute so you shouldn't worry.
I've tried that and it makes my hair frizzy. I have pin straight, super fine, kinda thin hair and from what i've experienced and read, the coconut oil/argan oil/etc hair masks just don't work with that kind of hair. I'd love for my hair to be as shiny and soft as pic related. I don't even kpop but I saw this pic on tumblr and got so self concious about my hair
>>8749301 again. I tried pulling my hair back to see how pigtails would work, and was goddamn horrified to see that my hair is thinning on the front sides, above and around the temples.
Anyone have any luck with stimulation of hair growth? I live in fear of ending up with a nigri-tier hairline.
Stop comparing yourself to celeb hair. They all get keratin treatments/Brazilian Blowouts/regular blowouts and professional styling. Go to a hair salon and they can sort this out for you. With practice, you can do a regular blowout on your own, but it can be a struggle at the back of your head.
I go once every 4-6 months, but that's because my hair is long enough that I can trim my own split ends and I have stupidly slow hair growth. I mainly go to get the layers around my face redone as they start looking a bit one-length by then, and I don't do good trimming those myself
I need some experience advice here.
I (badly) bleached my orangey brown with asian black-brown roots to an uneven yellow, put a purple dye over it, then dyed it dark brown. I cut off like 8 inches when I first dyed it back. Before that, I had had it done professionally. I've had to redye it dark brown several times now because it fades so much.
This color is really making me sad, but I just can't really afford to go to the salon every other month anymore, and I don't trust myself or my friends with bleach anymore. I'm considering getting one of those box dyes that are intended for lightening dark hair, but I have about 5 inches of unbleached and 8 inches of bleached. I only want it to be like medium brown, I've found that lighter hair doesn't suit me. Will it dye terribly and unevenly? I can go to a salon like once or twice but if I could find something less expensive and low maintenance, that would be great.
Pic related is me. The bottom left is bad quality, but it's a gold yellowy brown. The bottom right is a little over exposed, it's still darkish but more red toned.
tl;dr can I use a lightening box dye on half bleached half unbleached hair that's all been dyed over dark brown and then faded or will it be uneven and shit
If you want to keep up your desired hair color and keep it looking good it's always gonna take a lot of effort into finding the right products. I suggest going to a really good colorist to even it out first or get some advice. It might be expensive, but it might be more sensible than throwing a box dye on top. Once you've reached the point where you're hair is even again, maybe you can look into products that help maintain your hair color by using something like John Frieda's color glaze, or some temporary brown dye you can mix with with your conditioner? (like la riche or similar)
I think that if you are already getting it professionally done you might as well get it done again to get the color right and just work on keeping it. But keeping asian hair light will never be low maintenance as you will have to always work to cover the roots. Your roots will always bleach faster too so you just have to find a shade of brown to redye with each time and deal. It shouldnt matter too much if your roots are lighter as long as you arent going really light with the bleaching.
>so you just have to find a shade of brown to redye each time and deal
Is this for real, anon? Is it impossible to get it to get it to the same or almost same shade with every bleach?
In retrospect, I think that was the problem near the end of my brunette life, my stylist had bleached it light and dyed it darker but the dye faded, thus leaving me with that yellowy blonde on the top. I also washed out my toner really fast too lol
Thanks for the insight as well!
I guess I'll just wait until I get a better job and my hair's long again, cut off most of the bleached parts, then I'll go to a colorist. Thanks anons!
If you want to transition out of your light color, you could ask for an ombre, but if you want all of your hair to be lighter than your natural color, it will never be low maintenance and you will end up with a hot mess if you keep box dyeing it.
There is too many variables of previous dye jobs vs virgin hair to do so. Someone with a lot of experience will be closer but anything you do at home will be experimental. Dying it all brown the same after bleaching hides most of the differences but it will show when it fades as you have found.
Something weird has happened. My hair always held a curl very well, but recently I cut it about shoulder length. Now when i curl it, it goes dead straight a minute later. I use leave in conditioner on the ends, foam mousse on the roots, and hairspray before I curl. Is the issue that I'm finally back to undyed virgin hair? Should I lighten it to make it more receptive to styling? Or should I switch up my products (like hairspray after curling)
I went through something that similar. Every time I tried to correct the color myself it just added a new band of color around my head. At the salon they told me it would take 6 months to properly correct the color while charging me $60 for every session. At that point I was already fed up with all the shit my hair was going through so I didn't go through with it. In the end I just cut off all the damaged dyed hair leaving my virgin hair into a pixie. It's annoying growing it out but at least my hair is healthy and if I wanted to I could dye it perfectly.
Any recommendations for curly hair like this? They look like dreadlocks at times and I can't stand it.
-undyed virgin hair tends to be less good at holding styles then fried hair
-it's shorter, so you'll need smaller curling irons
-leave in conditioner doesn't help your hair hold a style, if anything it helps the style fall out. Get a heat protecting serum that is also designed to help hold a style
-when you curl it, pin it in a curl and let it cool before you hairspray it, then let the hairspray dry before you let it out (similar to what this girl does with her curls)
Anons, I need your help.
Does anybody have any more pixie/bowl cut inspo? Pic kinda related.
Tea tree oil. Nothing worked for me until that. Tried dandruff shampoos, alternate shampooing schedules, straight up not shampooing, leaving in conditioner for five, ten, fifteen, thirty minutes, all sorts of concoctions. Picked up some Trader Joe's tea tree shampoo and my hair has been gorgeous and flake free ever since.
How could I get my hair to look like this? Are there some kind of hair rolls (is that how they're called in english?)?
Easiest way would be braiding your hair over night, then you have wavy hair. Then curling your hair with the curling iron/hair straightener. Slighly brushing the curls out + tousling your hair a bit with your hands a bit for the frizzy effect. Then hair spray.
So I cut my own hair, right?
I'm not half bad either. But I've been using the sharpest scissors in my house. not exactly fit for hair cutting.
What's the best hair sheers you can recommend? Online is fine.
I'm looking for an average price, nothing to crazy.
I'm looking for those thinning sheers as well, but the crappy cheap ones keep popping up.
I was looking at this. Thoughts?
I wash it with some generic garnier dyed hair shampoo and use a bed head conditioner, and usually after washing I use pic related since my hair usually feels kinda dry after washing (I know that sounds derp as fuck, but it's the best way I can explain)
I'd say if whatever you do works, there's no need to start messing with it
The only problem I have is that my hair gets oily after a day without washing. I've been told to wash it twice a week instead of my current every other day routine but I just can't stand not washing my hair since it seems like foul to me.
Should I use dry shampoos regularly? I'd prefer not to since I had the textures after using it or are there other products I could try out?
I'm having the same issue as well. Cut my hair shoulder length and now it can barely hold a curl. My hair is bleached, I use shit loads of hairspray and am using my straightening iron to curl it. My hairdresser manages to do it so it lasts, but I think the products I'm using just don't have enough hold.
I will definitely ask her when I next go, but
any recommendations for hairspray or products to help hold a curl all day? Could it be the way my hair has been cut?
Dry shampoos do make your hair look a little gross but you can hide it with tying it up/doing it over the weekend or when you won't leave the house/ample hair accessories. generally you have to go a while without washing for your hair to stop getting so oily between washes. I can go almost a week between washes. Sometimes my hair will start to look a little icky but I can camouflage it with braids and other updos. When my hair is clean it's a lot shinier but it has 0 volume and I can't style it at all, so for me the dirty trade off is worth it
>a week between washes
Holy shit, that's a long time. Your hair doesn't feel oily or start to smell? Or what about exercising - do you not wash your hair afterwards? Hope I'm not coming across as being rude, I'm genuinely curious since I'm in a similar dilemma.
It doesn't start to smell, and even if it did body sprays and dry shampoos help that. It does start to feel oily, but I use a boars hair brush to brush the oil through the rest of my hair and that helps a little, plus I just kind of push myself through the discomfort because as I said my hair when clean does absolutely nothing lol. Certain styles work better than others, keeping it loose helps, maybe not down completely but not super high/tight ponytails. tying it tight tends to emphasize the oiliness for me. After exercising I'll rinse my hair, and sometimes I"ll just shampoo my scalp if i'm feeling really gross. And I really push the limit lol, you can def wash a little more. But the longer you go without washing the more your hair will start to get used to it and it won't get oily as quickly.
As an add on, my favorite oily/late in the week styles are:
French braiding the hair closer to your temples
Half up high ponytails
Other half up styles (like pic related)
Low loose buns with front part of hair not included
essentially just play up the extra volume and texture your hair has, don't try to hide it with high ponytails because that will just emphasize it. That's how it works for me at least.
I wash mine usually twice a week but right now I'm going on like a week without washing and it looks fucking great. I think it's this new dry shampoo I tried (... on Friday), I can give you the brand if you're interested
basically, it just takes a while for your hair to get used to a new routine and during that time you will unfortunately look like a bit of a greaseball by day 3. dry shampoo makes it better but I don't really know if it makes the process longer or not. what I'd do is start over the holidays and hope things even out before you have school/work/whatever, or just suck it up and put your hair up/wear a dumb santa hat if you want to be seasonal
Does anyone have recommendations for heat protecting/volumizing products to use when curling hair? Whenever I try using a curling rod my hair starts off okay but as I get to the upper layers it starts getting nasty and winds up looking like I didn't even do my hair. It feels weighed down on top and super dry on the ends.
Or if there are any other haircuts/styles that would better suit my face because I've just kept it straight with sideswept bangs for years.
This is a photo of me with the hair straightened.
What brand is it?
And I guess since it's the break, I'll suck it up and try going at least three days with washing. Would you use the dry shampoo on the third day and then wash on the fourth day?
Have you considered using water and tension rather than heat? Heat barely works for me, only to remove volume and straighten, not to add or hold curls. My hair just goes back to doing what it wants. To add lasting curls or wavy volume, to my own hair (3b) or friends's hair (2a - 2c), I dampen it and do bantu knots, rag curls (pic very related, I think that would look good on you) or braids the night before. You appear to have a high facial ratio (like me, your face is more oval than round, and no hard square jaw) which looks good with volume and curls around the sides of the face.
Hair doesn't normally smell for that long unless you have some fungal infection or something. Or at all. There are people who don't wash their hair at all and most of them say it smells like cat's fur, not unpleasant or anything.
I've always gone a week between washes, washing daily or every other day seems to be an American thing
So I have curly hair (2c/3a), but for the last 5 months its been a complete shitshow and I can't figure out why. I'm so frustrated I'm almost ready to shave all of it off. I had ALL the damaged parts cut out months ago, and I know I didn't miss any because at least 6" of my hair is gone and that's much more than was previously touched by bleach, I haven't had anything change in my environment, body, OR routine either. It seems like my hair has just gone rouge and I can't do anything about it.
Basically, my curls have turned extremely loose. The shortest parts in the back of my head curl normally, but my bangs which are equally short have just a tiny wave in them. The rest of my hair will curl normally at the root but goes almost entirely straight or just barely wavy on the lengths and ends. It's always super frizzy and fly-away prone too.
I've done protein treatments, deep conditioning treatments, tried going CG, tried clarifying, tried using no product (which give me a TINY improvement but not much), more product, and even new shit. The only thing that seems to make it look okay is waiting until my hair is totally dry and getting it ever so slightly damp. It'll spring up a little from that but it's still not "right".
If anyone has any ideas I'd really appreciate it. Even my hairdresser doesn't know what the fuck is happening to it and she's tried about 4 different cutting techniques over the last three months to try and get it to behave.
Thanks for the info on bantu and rag curls, I'm going to try those out! I'd really like a hairstyle that suits my face so I can wear contacts more, I usually just wear big glasses to sort of shorten its appearance.
Your hair texture can change due to hormonal changes. How old are you? I'm 25 and am recently experience shitty things with my skin and my hair to some degree. I will be seeing a dermatologist soon (who can help with hair as well as skin)
Okay so I'm thinking about getting extensions, but I have three problems. First, I have really short hair. Kinda like >>8736277
Is it even possible to wear extension at this length without it looking wonky as fuck? If not, how long do I need my hair to be for it to look ok?
Secondly, I can't really afford getting real hair extensions. I don't feel like spending over $50 on it. Should I even bother?
Lastly, I have no idea how much hair I need to get. Should I get like those rows of hair? Or that one that's like a big triangle? And if rows, how many?
Lastly, anyone have any good recommendations on where to buy extension?
Sorry for the "SPOONFEED ME" post, I'm just really lost and anything would help really
I'm nearly 22 (few more weeks), according to my doctor any hormonal stuff like that should have happened in the last 2-ish years or will likely happen between 24-26.
Regardless though, if my roots and new growth are curling normally I sincerely doubt it could be hormonal. My hair is acting like it's damaged but it's not.
>Is it even possible to wear extension at this length without it looking wonky as fuck? If not, how long do I need my hair to be for it to look ok?
If you just want clip ins, then shoulder length. Sounds like your budget doesn't extend to anything else
>Secondly, I can't really afford getting real hair extensions. I don't feel like spending over $50 on it. Should I even bother?
...no. Buy a wig. There is no point me answering your last 2 questions since you don't have enough money for decent extensions anyway
I have money, that's not the problem, I just don't want to spend a lot on extensions.
Also, I own plenty of wigs already, but I feel like they change my appearance a lot, and I would like something more natural.
But yeah, I guess if I'm not willing to spend like a hundred bucks I should just not get extensions
I've read the thread and found what I wanted but I wanted to hit all bases incase I couldn't do something I want more options. Whatre some shampoos and conditioners that help with my shine? I shower right before work and it takes a good 2 hours before I can get my hair looking nice as long as I just run water through it. City water probably isn't helping though. My hair is naturally curly past 1 1/4 inches so I can work waves into it like nothing with my special comb and my cow lick lets me pop a big wave from the front and move it back and to the right. I just want my waves to sparkle better from the onset and then have to work in other products. if im dreaming and need to be grounded then please let me know
Oh no, i'm in love with these star clips.
On the topic of hair, does anyone have any accessory recommendations for shorter hair (or in general, links always appreciated)?
if you're concerned about your water, get a filter on your tap or a filtering shower head.
just use a blowdryer and try out some products depending on what your hair feels like. find a nice hair salon and ask your hairdresser for recommendations. no one can accurately diagnose your hair over the internet, especially without photos.
I have the same hair as you, I finally fixed it after using a mixture of aussie frizz control and tresseme frizz and leaving it on for 2 hours. I end up with long and sleek hair that stays straighter.
Basically yeah... although quite frankly,the only extensions that will look good at your length are the permanent ones that hairdressers do rather than clip ins so you're looking at more like $300-$400. If you're willing to wait to get to shoulder length and you have a fairly generic hair colour you can usually get full sets of remy for about $100 on ebay.
Smaller is usually better, big accessories generally need big hair unless you're talking about full sized hats. Personally I like headbands with small bows, clips, and flatter hair accessories unless you have a lot of volume in your hair
>full sets of remy for about $100 on ebay.
Ugh, I know it's just me being cheap but that feels so expensive
But yeah, I'm planning on growing my hair out either way, so I'll see how I feel about the whole thing in a while
Perhaps I'll try getting a bunch of cheap ones and just see how bad it looks
Thanks for the advice anon <3
you have really thin hair from what i can see, your bangs will absolutely not look like in your edit. i know because i have the same problem.
but you can try out bangs nontheless, start with cutting them fairly long over your eyebrows, go shorter when it looks way too thin and flimsy. there are useful youtube videos on cutting your own bangs, i use the twist technique.
Omg thank you anon!!!! I've been having a hard time fuiguring out how to cut my bangs and always end up getting something I don't like. And hairdressers always do that line across instead of a triangle!
Does anyone here have some experience with extensions on curly hair? I have curly hair but it's really thin and an ugly length and I absolutely hate it. I've always wanted to have thick and long hair so my curls can finally look pretty and not like some sad floppy things.
But I'm a bit worried that extensions wouldn't match my own hair and thst it'll look really fake. Is it even possible to get nice long extensions if you have shoulder length curls? Are there some things I should know before getting extensions? Should I buy clip-ins or something else?
I'm kinda in between 2C and 3A if that helps..
Human hair extensions will hold heat styling well in my experience, if you can use a curler to get similar curls to your own clip ins should be fine. Usually the issue is matching the shade to your own hair colour..
Yes but make sure you don't get synthetic mixed with human hair or the synthetic bit won't dye. Also you can get human hair that's been pre dyed to blue, purple etc but it may not match the colour your hair goes with the dye.
I fucked up, /cgl/.
I bleached my hair myself and it is uneven because I miscalculated the heat of my scalp, etc.
How long should I wait before I cover it up again with dark blonde?
I'd like to do it before christmas to save the christmas photos but if that's really bad for my hair, I'll take it and wait it out.
Just speaking from experience, but for me it's been fine dying my hair right after bleaching.
You should wait if you're using bleach again, but if it's just dye than it'll probably be fine
Can someone rec some good smelling shampoos? I'd like to have an idea of what to look out for before I start smelling every bottle at the store this weekend.
Also, I have a long face, not too horsey thank goodness, but still long.
Cant decide on bangs or not, I feel like I have a helmet or something and my hair is long and straight.
Is this all I can do to minimize it?
Looking for some advice cos my hairdresser gave me minimal.
I've got my medium brown hair bleached and coloured blue and a greyish violet on the bottom. Currently I'm hoping that the colour would fade into a more softer tone (especially the blue) But after that, I want to keep maintaining it. Wondering how I should go about it, specifically; what colour I should buy to mix in conditioner (I want a light dusty blue/purple/ whatever) And bleaching the roots - is it realistic to do by myself?
Pic related is my hair. The top is more of a true blue colour though.
I'll try this thread again even though it seems as if it is close to death.
What kind of face/hair do I need that pic related length would look good?
My hair is more thin than thick. I guess pretty average.
That would make the look very boring, right?
I had shortish hair before and it looked shit but I didn't take care of it at the time.
Okay, guys. I need a little bit of help.
I'm super bored with my hair, do you know any good hairstyles for long sort of thin hair (thank you scandinavian genes)? Right now I'm considering cutting it in layers because I have trouble getting any sort of volume into it nowadays but I have no ideas other than that...
I got a pretty square face, and my hair is a little bit below shoulder length if that information helps.
its a pretty forgiving length. if you have a long face, keep bangs like hers. it'll make it seem shorter and more round/oval. if you have a round face, grow out the bangs. the more square your face is, the softer bangs you'll want. the rounder the face, the harder and blunter the bangs.
These kind of avant-careless japanese haircuts actually require extensive styling to look as good as they do in photos. You'd better be like, retrimming those bangs and curling those layers and rubbing mousse into that shit constantly, otherwise it'll just look like a fugly hipster mess, especially if you're white and/or have finer hair.
Anyway here's a link that might interest you: http://www.lessismore.co.jp/styling/hair/short
I have a both a narrow and short forehead, similar to pic. Would it look awful if i shaved my hairline to make my forehead wider? I can deal with a short forehead but the narrowness really does not look good.
So, this situation is growing out and I can't decide if I just want to make it...cuter and just fix it up at a medium length, or go shorter again.
I'm hoping to find something relatively low maintenance and go in Wednesday for a cut and I'd appreciate any suggestions!
I did layers when my hair was really long, and while my face isn't square, I think it's really flattering, depending on where your layers hit. Go to the mirror and look at your face from different angles, playing around with what your hair covers. You can ask for your layers to be around an area you think looks good.
What color is your hair? I always find thin hair that's got highlights or some kind of color depth to it always looks better with cuts like these, and black hair ends up looking like a solid void. That's personal experience, though.
I'm looking to dye my hair back to its natural colour - it's a warm black/darkest brown, pretty similar to pic related. Anyone know if there are any permanent bubble dyes in the same/similar shade? Will they manage to dye over slightly washed off BAQ henna?
Also, what brow colour work work well with it? Every single brow pencil I tried so far was too harsh and made me look like Groucho Marx, but I don't want feathery Korean brows either, just something in between and relatively natural
Have you tried looking at the colour options for some of the asian box dyes such as Palty or Etude House's bubble dyes?
I'm not sure about Palty but I know Etude House has a colour called "Dark Choco Tone Down" and from the box picture (pic related) it definitely looks like a very dark brown
>hnnngg colin morgan
Maybe, I am a wee bit heavy handed desu. Still getting powder cake just in case.
Oh I have, but from reading the reviews it just looks like your regular dark brown on black hair. My hair isn't even black right now so there's no telling how it'd look on me.
I've found a Garnier shade called Liquorice Black which is the closest to what I'm looking for, but in cream form.
Kinda sad that most black dyes on the market are blue-black/ashy jet black.
I know it's not expensive, thats why I said
> I know it's just me being cheap
Even if it's cheap for human hair it's still a big sum of money for me, and I don't feel like paying that much. That's why I wanted to know if it was possible to get decent looking synthetic hair.
You should be happy anon. I've the same lenght (maybe a litte shorter) as you, but with shraight bangs.
I cant bearly get any texture to my hair without having to curl every single piece of hair for an hour. My hair is just thin and straight... Really boring.
Does anyone have tips for growing out a shitty haircut, other than simply having patience? Like, are there any hair masks or treatments to encourage more growth? I read some stuff online about warm oil scalp massages or rinsing your hair with potato water but idk if any of those would actually work.
Random pic of cool hair attached because I hope one day to reach that lenght.
Go to a good stylist and have them thin/razer your hair to thin it out a bit. Try co-washing (conditioner washing) to tame your hair a bit.
I did these exact things and my hair is so much easier to manage.
Since I switched to co-washing, my acne has cleared up and my dry skin went away. Turns out that the chemicals in my shampoo were also stripping my skin of oils when I would wash my hair.
Co-washing is stupid easy - don't need expensive products like Wen. Just use conditioner with an alcohol base. Clarify your hair every so often with shampoo to remove conditioner buildup (I shampoo every 3 weeks since I don't use hair products).
My hair is super soft and manageable now.
This would probably best be answered at haircrazy.com, but I would recommend trying to find out what dye your hair stylist used and adding that to your conditioner. You may find that as it lightens it'll start to turn a little green if your hair isn't light enough so something to be aware of. Haircrazy has a tutorial on doing your own roots but it doesn't look easy.
I've got a similar one from Closet Child. It's not backwards as the pic, so maybe it's not what you're seeking.
Biotin is good for your hair and nails. Cut back on washing your hair. Try 3x a week, then 2x down to 1. Get regular trims and stop dying your hair altogether. I stopped dying mine in 2009 and it is down to my waist.
I recently saw a girl from my comm on facebook dye her roots bright pink, I don't think I've actually seen it before, is it a j-fash trend or something? I'm not sure exactly how I feel about it.