I have long, fine, mostly straight (female) hair that becomes dry, limp and majorly staticky during East Coast winters. My normal hair routine involves moisturizing shampoo, conditioner at the tips, volumizing mousse when my hair is wet, and blow drying upside down with a bristly brush. Sometimes I use some light hairspray to keep it in place. Initially it looks and feels great. But by the end of the day, it is totally dead and full of static. I keep a dryer sheet in my bag to smooth out the static throughout the day but this isn't much of a long-term solution and it doesn't fix the limpness. Advise me please? Any product suggestions? Thanks in advance!
posted by blackcatcuriouser
on Dec 23, 2009 -
If it works, Tria Beauty
would change my hairy life. Anybody have any experience with a home laser hair removal gadget?
posted by Foam Pants
on Dec 4, 2009 -
Yikes! Nearly every 'healthy' cosmetic brand has toxic waste
in it! Here I thought using Burt's Bees was good for unicorns and everything, apparently they have issues too! So does the Body Shop - badly. Search the database
... Anyone have a good, healthy brand line? Please no "Stop Using." Try telling that to a 13 year old who just got permission.
posted by eatdonuts
on Nov 23, 2009 -
Providence, RI: Best place for a facial treatment?
posted by quodlibet
on Nov 23, 2009 -
Cosmetic manufacturing in China. I've noted that certain regions of China specialize in different types of consumer goods manufacturing. Which city or region is ground zero for cosmetics manufacturing in China? [more inside]
posted by Muirwylde
on Oct 26, 2009 -
Why is it that I seem to instinctively prefer houses from the late-19th or early 20th century to post-war architecture? [more inside]
posted by dydecker
on Oct 14, 2009 -
Aural Joy Filter: which songs, performed live and on YouTube, combine simplicity, beauty and quietness into a haunting, moving whole that will make you cry when the mood is right? There are such lists
on Ask MeFi, but often without links.I'm thinking of things like this
by Kate Rusby, which is just the most gorgeously sad thing.
posted by Holly
on Sep 3, 2009 -
I’m considering getting my ears pierced. Just regular old lobe piercings. Help me decide if I should, then help answer all the probably simple questions about the process, because I seriously know nothing. Before you bring it up – I’m planning on going to a real piercing place, not Claire’s. [more inside]
posted by brainmouse
on Aug 18, 2009 -
Plastic-free beauty filter: I'm researching how to diminish the amount of plastic I am using from day to day, and I'm about to attack my personal-care items. Does anyone have suggestions for shampoos, deodorants, face washes, lotions, toothpastes, etc., that don't come packed in plastic containers? I'm interested in commercially available stuff and also recipes I can make at home if the components aren't too plastic-y.
posted by toomuchkatherine
on Aug 5, 2009 -
I wear my hair close-cropped, sort of like Erykah's in the picture
on the right (I don't actually like to cut close enough to see skin but I like it low.) [more inside]
posted by notjustfoxybrown
on Jul 2, 2009 -
My thigh is covered with inflamed hair follicles. It's basically little red dots that look like razor burn. It doesn't hurt, itch, or anything, it just looks bad. Is there any way to reduce them?
posted by Anthro girl
on Jun 2, 2009 -
How to self-market with Diversity (not necessarily ethnocentric) as my key point-of-difference, twisting a liability into an asset, within an industry that almost exclusively values Specialization? [more inside]
posted by canijusa
on May 6, 2009 -
Normally healthy and strong, my fingernails are now peeling, flaking, and crumbling a bit near the tips. Is this a sign I'm missing something in my diet? [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine
on Apr 23, 2009 -
Recommendations for not-too-expensive foundation that won't turn orange on my very pale ivory skin? [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain
on Apr 19, 2009 -
[WhatISThatFilter] What is the make and model of the eyeglasses Danny Gokey wore on the March 17th episode of American Idol? [more inside]
posted by karizma
on Mar 30, 2009 -
Totally girly but unique bath and body products. Who makes 'em? I mean besides Bath & Body Works, Sephora, The Body Shop, and Lush. [more inside]
posted by katillathehun
on Mar 21, 2009 -
Seeking info on the effectiveness of Cupron textiles
, which are supposed to have wrinkle- and microbe- fighting properties due to being plated or impregnated with copper. Anybody have personal experiences with the pillowcases, bed sheets, towels, socks, etc, or can offer informed critiques of the company's studies? [more inside]
posted by cybercoitus interruptus
on Mar 3, 2009 -
How can I look 32 when I am actually 37? I am MALE and about to go on a bunch of interviews for a job where the ideal entry age is 32 in an industry that is *very* age conscious and age discriminatory (it's TV staff writing, fyi). I am 37 and want to register more like 32/33 when I walk into the room... can anyone suggest a comprehensive "look 5 years younger" makeover? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 29, 2009 -
People who are rich (or comfortable) usually have nice skin texture, look polished and generally look smooth. People who live poor tend to have rougher skin, and look a bit less smooth.
What are the richer people doing to their skin/face to get this look? What high end brands are they buying? [more inside]
posted by ChabonJabon
on Nov 26, 2008 -
What is the actual quote and who said it? Practicality is its own beauty. [more inside]
posted by fenriq
on Nov 22, 2008 -
Where can I find free photos online that I can use to practice my Photoshop retouching? [more inside]
posted by Chorus
on Nov 15, 2008 -
I'm sick of having horrible skin. I'm plagued with everything: acne, oil, dryness, blotchy redness, lines, large pores. Please help me improve my skin. [more inside]
posted by rainygrl716
on Sep 10, 2008 -
Where can I buy book(s) that list best hospitals/clinics for cosmetic surgeries in Bangkok, Thailand? [more inside]
posted by omaralarifi
on Jul 14, 2008 -
Are there a lot of people who are recognizably as beautiful as supermodels who are not
supermodels? Or do the present mechanisms of celebrity reliably account for a majority of people who meet the criteria to be supermodels?
posted by cgc373
on Jun 29, 2008 -
I am learning how to 'be' a girl, after years of hiding (literally) in badly-fitting guy clothing. Could you please help suggest web resources for the beauty/fashion aspect? Something like The Sartorialist would be nice, but with a critical eye and maybe a list of which stores have those pieces/products. (similarly/previously
, but without the focus on online resources) [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet
on Jun 24, 2008 -
How does a real, UV created tan work when it is acquired after skin has been fake tanned with a cream/spray type product? [more inside]
posted by lukeo05
on Jun 23, 2008 -
What sort of things do you do, besides a vigorous romp in the hay, that leave you feeling so utterly relaxed and happy that your glow is obvious to random passers-by? What makes your inner light shine so bright that it's utterly contagious? [more inside]
posted by freshwater_pr0n
on Jun 5, 2008 -
Regarding "What Not To Wear": What do you think are the tricks to the particularly glowing hair and make-up styling on the hosts Trinny and Susannah? [more inside]
posted by lottie
on May 15, 2008 -
Resources for recreating the look and feel of 17th century books (their title pages specifically?) [more inside]
posted by fire&wings
on Feb 19, 2008 -
I recently saw an article by some docs on Oprah that give recommendations about taking care of your skin at certain ages.
It says that in your forties and fifties most people need Renova or retinol.
I have mild rosacea and dry fair skin and am 48.
Do you think I should see a dermatologist to get a prescription or just use an over the counter product with retinol.
I do not want to waste my money on an over the counter product if my 48 year old skin would benefit by the prescription.
I have lines and dullish dry skin with a few age spots.
posted by seekingsimplicity
on Feb 14, 2008 -
Image Management: 21 year old female wants to be able to ease into the girly arts without killing her bank account, with near zero starting knowledge. (May be long, this is several questions around one theme) [more inside]
posted by Phalene
on Jan 22, 2008 -