Sunday, April 29, 2012

Tendrils




A vid showing how i make my tendrils.... 

 making tendrils 

Becuz my hair is longer...my tendrils stay down when i do them. It could just be that they are traned to stay ut being done this way a lot. However if your hair still defys gravity....you have to add weight by using product or clips or both.


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Armiture wire to repair sunglasses

So...you have a pair of sunglasses...or two....brace style or otherwise...and the screw fell out and you don't have another set...no problem!

Take some armiiture wire....20 guage copper, or otherwise. (I've also done this with flux wire and soldered it afterward) here's what you do...make a wirework design on one end of 3 inch length of wire...using a pair of pliers...been the wire back leaving the end strait. Place the wire thru the opening in the frame and lens (brace style) of the glasses from the front so the decorative knot shows...make a lock knot with the wire on the back tightening as needed. If the brace frames has two holes. You can bring both ends thru from the back and make a double decorative knot on the front tightening as you go. Also you can make a wire knot and insert from the back and make a decorative closure.

If you're just reconnecting...make the knot wire...trim the wire down to 1 inch, bend back flush with opening after inserting the wire thru all rings of the frame connector. Wind a knot as close as possible to base...press with plirs. Done.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Something unheard of: 2nd day curlformers

This is my hair...day 2, curlformers set. Found something that works to hold the set...ORS girls hair pudding. Who knew!?!

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Curlformers and ORS hair pudding

Here's two ideas revisited. I used ORS olive oil girls pudding as a setting gel with my curlformers...and look at my hair! The set is firm and springy. I admit I didn't like this product at first....it made my twist outs a little funky feeling and it smells like kool-aid. For ponytails...my hair felt a little stiff. However as a setting gel... ka-pow! Firm, soft, shiny hold. You can tell looking at the back where its twisted...it doesn't do well on my hair by itself....but with. The roller set...that's a whole different look.

I have used setting gels, setting lotions, plain water and many other standard styling aids and the set wouldn't last, would look dry and there was no firmness to the curl....it would flop about an hour or two later.

This....is a whole new day...a match that can't be beat. I love this product for the purpose of rolling my hair on the curlformers. This will be my go to style.

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Friday, April 13, 2012

Box spiral mohawk






Mohawk done with box spiral braids inspired by one of the kids on my bus. I think it came out rather well.

 374. box spiral mohawk check out the video to see how i did it and to gain a hint for the contest as well.


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Box spiral maintenance

To maintain the look...simply braid it in two braids. Since the box braids are still there...the parting pattern takes center stage, you can wear as is or take aloose.

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Box spirals

Watch vid 372 and 373 and see how easy this is to do.  After the water and a little moisturizer...your natural curl takes the lead.

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Monday, April 9, 2012

Free. Tea tree oil

Well...kinda...you must enter the contest. Details found in this video, watch to find out how to win:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Im1jETEUYB0&feature=youtube_gdata_player

In the meantime....here's a great web site to explore all the great things you can use it for.... http://www.care2.com/greenliving/20-great-uses-for-tea-tree-oil.html

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