Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Missed our Bloggiversary

I just realized we missed the anniversary of our 1st post in July. Hairdo How-to is three years old. Since I missed the stats, I'll just put them from today. So far we have had 354,741 all time page views. Our viewers' favorite post is still the Waterfall/Fairytale/Fountain braid post, now with 9,053 views. We have 89 members. This is our 186th post, and this year we've seen a huge increase in the number of viewers looking on with mobile devices rather than computers!

Belle has done another ten inch hair donation, this time to Pantene Beautiful Lengths. I gave an eight inch donation myself. Pantene will take a minimum of 8 inches, and Locks of Love takes a minimum of 10 inches. Belle's hair is now short! She has an a-line bob at the middle of her neck. It's so cute and easy! I haven't been styling her hair much since I've been busy putting my house back in order after the flood. It's nice to have a low-maintenance length haircut.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Not As Complicated As It Looks Braid

This braid looks like very difficult weaving, but it's really not so difficult.  Begin with a ponytail.  Divide the tail into three equal sections.  For each section you will make an wavy braid by taking two tiny sections and braiding them with one large section, and then tugging gently at the edges of the large sections to make them flair out a bit.
Make three of those braids, and then braid them all together.
Add bows or bows or flowers to accessorize. (Ours are from Gimme Clips.)

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Hot Rollers

I have had these hot rollers for a really long time. I use them only occasionally.  We tried them on Belle's hair quite a while ago.  She didn't like them because they were too hot for her skin.  The curls were cute, and lasted about as long as curling iron curls, but not as long as slept-in curls.  I think they are faster to put in that curling iron curls.
I wear gloves when I use the rollers to protect my hands from getting burned.  They don't sizzle and blister like an iron, but they feel too hot to handle if you touch a wrong spot.  This set has a red dot on the fat rollers that turns brown when they are heated through.  Use the fattest rollers for the shorter hair and the thinner rollers for the longer hair.  Roll up from the ends, and then put a clip upwards around the middle of the roll. Start at the top and work your way back.
Let them stay in until the hair feels cool, then take them out, starting at the bottom.
They make cute soft and wide curls.

Home Again

We are home again!  They aren't yet finished with all the work, but it's completed enough to live here.  It's good to be home, even if it is cluttered with moving boxes.