I'm going to dye my hair bright, bright red. I've always wanted to do this color but have avoided it because I know that red tends to be the fastest-fading of the superbright hair colors. What can I do, beyond what I'm already planning, to make sure that it lasts as long as possible? [more inside]
posted by Scientist
on Mar 9, 2014 -
I am looking for a new hair products that are very lightweight, non-silicone, and detangle. Do they exist? [more inside]
posted by mai
on Mar 5, 2014 -
I'm an actress who, on my own time, let's my hair do it's wild and crazy thing. That is not acceptable for ninety-nine percent of auditions. I think I've figured out the make-up thing, more or less, but I don't know what to do with my hair when there is even a hint of humidity in the air. Help me! [more inside]
posted by ablazingsaddle
on Mar 4, 2014 -
I have long, fine hair that I've been bleaching and dyeing at home, with Special Effects, for over a decade. The dye always lasts beautifully, fades minimally and gracefully, and I only have to redo it when my roots grow out - about every 3-4 months. I get a huge number of compliments on my hair and have no desire to switch to anything less vibrant for the foreseeable future. Special Effects hair dye isn't available now - - and I need another option! [more inside]
posted by VioletU
on Feb 22, 2014 -
Is there a product or technique for protecting peekaboo highlights when recoloring hair at home? [more inside]
posted by waterlily
on Feb 9, 2014 -
I've been using a certain brand and shade of home hair color for a while with good results. Lately I've decided the color is a little too warm for me. I have an unopened box of the now too-warm shade and don't want to waste it. Can make it useable by adding something to make it more neutral/cooler? Details within. [more inside]
posted by sister nunchaku of love and mercy
on Feb 9, 2014 -
I just got my hair chopped off! What do I put in it to make it look good? Recommendations needed for thick, wavy hair. [more inside]
posted by DoubleLune
on Jan 15, 2014 -
A few years ago I stopped using sulphate shampoo, which also meant all my favorite leave-in styling products (with silicone) had to go. I still haven't found anything to replace them. I have thick, shoulder length hair and after it is dry, I like to put something in to smooth it out and tame it down some. Any suggestions?
posted by nanook
on Jan 13, 2014 -
I made this ask mefi question earlier, and got my SO this 5 star Rapid Fire Variable Speed heavy Duty hair Clipper Professional 8233 as a present. He loves it but complains that it doesn't cut short enough. The smallest guard it comes with is the "no guard" size 1 pictured here. I'd like to get him one which cuts much shorter (under 1mm), but there are so many different kinds, labeled 50,40, or 000 or 0000 and some for animals, and some for 5star series but that don't list the 5 star rapid fire. Can someone please find a site where I can buythe correct one online and have it shipped to him in Europe that is the exact correct fitting blade for his clipper? thanks a lot
posted by denimchair
on Jan 12, 2014 -
Hello. Can anyone recommend a doctor in the NYC area that specializes in female hair thinning? Thanks!
posted by The Dutchman
on Jan 12, 2014 -
I get sweaty when I work out. I get REALLY sweaty when I practice yoga in a 105 degree room. I need a headband that will 1) help keep my hair out of my face when I'm in down dog and 2) help prevent my hair sweat from joining forces with my face sweat. [more inside]
posted by gumtree
on Jan 11, 2014 -
I have become annoyed recently in that I persistently find my hair greasy. I shower and shampoo about once a day. I have tried the counter-intuitive "shower less" route but that doesn't solve the problem, but makes it worse. I often shower at night and the next morning I go to work and find my hair greasy a few hours later. It's a lot better when I shower in the morning and blow dry it, but I don't want to do that forever.
For reference, my hair is highlighted blonde (and growing out the color) and I use Aveeno's shampoo and conditioner. I wash my sheets regularly. My hair is wavy and not super fine. I am white.
Not sure if anything else would be relevant about my habits and/or routine...happy to answer questions or take recommendations.
posted by pando11
on Jan 10, 2014 -
I have thin, wavy hair. Since I was about twelve, "doing my hair" has consisted of washing it and leaving it down, or, on a not-shower day, putting it up in a ponytail. One of my goals this year is to learn how to have nice-looking hair when I want to. Help! [more inside]
posted by linettasky
on Jan 6, 2014 -
For cosplay purposes, I'd like to have my straight, chin length bob converted to messy curls, along the lines of this
. I've used wigs before now to achieve good results for hair styles that I couldn't achieve with my actual hair, but I'd like a short, messy, curly bob this time around and I'd love to learn how to do this myself. [more inside]
posted by eloeth-starr
on Jan 4, 2014 -
I've seen variations of a hairstyle on various stylish-seeming women that is sort of halfway between a pixie and a bob. It has the layers of a pixie, but is a few inches longer--maybe a little less than chin length? It does not have the traditional cut-straight-across-the-bottom look that a bob has. Bangs may or may not be part of the equation, but they are usually longer and sideswept. The hair almost seems to be shaped so that it hugs the head as it curves down into the neck, rather than hanging down in drapes. [more inside]
posted by whistle pig
on Jan 2, 2014 -
Looking at trying to twist up my own hair need input on how to start I have very fine straight hair. Any and all suggestions would be welcomed! Thanks
posted by 4Spokenwords
on Dec 29, 2013 -
Where can I go to get a good haircut, makeup tutorial, or personal stylist in the Boston area? [more inside]
posted by redlines
on Dec 29, 2013 -
There's a new version of the no!no! hair removal system
, so I'm taking another stab at asking the hive mind for their opinion. The question was asked back in 2008
; back then it was new and pretty unknown and now the usual online sources have as many good reviews as bad. Five years later, I'm hoping there are enough MeFites that have tried it to get a better sense of how well it works. [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A
on Dec 28, 2013 -
Does anyone have any magic ways to keep your hair less sweaty while exercising? I want to run every second day, but I don't want to wash my hair that often and have just realised that that is actually the number one reason why I procrastinate on running. [more inside]
posted by lollusc
on Dec 26, 2013 -
This has been going on for about a year. At first I noticed my shoulder length hair falling out more but that has definitely improved. For the last month it's begun to feel a little itchy and for a few weeks I started using dandruff shampoo every 2 days though I don't have that problem. Does anyone have any thoughts or solutions before I cut it.
posted by Tziv
on Dec 26, 2013 -
There are plenty for pet hair. What about "human" hair? And we are talking "long strands" here. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 24, 2013 -
After watching this scene
from Full Metal Jacket, my SO wanted to get a pair of similar quality clippers. He has shaved his head by himself for more than 10 years but often complains of clippers that clog, or have a slow motor or "miss spots". He was blown away by the clippers in that Full Metal Jacket scene. After searching online Wahl seems to make good ones. Can anyone recommend me some good high quality clippers?
He shaves his head with no guard on the blade down to 1/8".
posted by denimchair
on Dec 18, 2013 -
I'm looking for a nice art book covering fashion and (particularly) hairstyles, both men's and women's, in America in the 30s, 40s, and/or 50s. This is a gift for a hairstylist, so pictures are key - the text is much less important. Price range up to $200. Thanks!
posted by restless_nomad
on Dec 15, 2013 -
I want to get my hair cut, and I'd like to go to someone who can just look at me and say "This, this is what you should do with your hair," or something like that. A genius with scissors. Any recommendations for a really skilled haircutter in NYC? I don't want to pay too much more than $100, if I can help it. Thanks!
posted by swheatie
on Dec 11, 2013 -
Trying to keep bad hair under control throughout the work day without looking like I'm 12. Help? [more inside]
posted by gohabsgo
on Dec 5, 2013 -
I have barely shoulder length hair which I typically wear down at work or when I'm out. After several hours, I sometimes get a headache which is immediately alleviated by putting my hair up (I'd say I get a headache after leaving my hair down about 20% of the time). Why is this happening? [more inside]
posted by arnicae
on Dec 4, 2013 -
Yesterday i dyed my hair blue underneath my regular blonde.
I am normally very low maintenance, like wash and go, and didn't really think through how to take care of it.
Looking for specific suggestions on products I can pick up today or order online that will keep the blue as blue as possible. Should I try dry shampoos? I honestly have just been using aussie shampoo since the 80s, so trying to find a new product seems oversized.
I was told to keep the blonde and blue separate when I wash my hair, like put the blue in a ponytail, wash the blonde and put conditioner on it, and then wash the blue. If anyone has managed to do this, tips for this also welcome.
posted by katinka-katinka
on Dec 4, 2013 -
Is selling or donating my hair worthwhile, or should I just get a damn haircut like normal people? [more inside]
posted by Sara C.
on Dec 3, 2013 -
Need recommendations for a battery-operated ear and nose hair trimmer whose noise level doesn't cause me to become hard of hearing! [more inside]
posted by Dansaman
on Nov 15, 2013 -
I have medium-thick, fine, kind of wavy hair that I have washed and either pulled back still-wet into a high ponytail or French braided every day since the beginning of time. It's a little longer than shoulder-length. I would like to find some more interesting and adult things to do with it, (maybe something that looks a little less severe?) but would not like to spend more than 10 or (gulp) 15 minutes of my morning on hair-related tasks. Is this even possible? [more inside]
posted by charmedimsure
on Nov 12, 2013 -
Looking for a place or a particular stylist who will cut my queer hair and who may even offer suggestions about style. Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by Frowner
on Nov 5, 2013 -
Can you recommend a shampoo for a scalp with excess sebum BUT also dry, frizzy, curly hair? [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot
on Oct 28, 2013 -
I used to be able to shampoo, blow dry, and curl my hair and then sleep on it for a day or two at a time to spare my ends daily heat damage. Then I got bangs. My bangs get oily mere hours after I get out of the shower, forcing me to shower, dry, and style my hair every day and accumulate the repercussions of constant heat contact. Dry shampoo makes my hair look even oilier. So how can I keep my roots/bangs oil-free and my ends healthy? [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic
on Oct 27, 2013 -
I'm a guy with fairly long hair (between chin and shoulder length) who wants to try something a little daring and, yes, possibly very stupid. I've been thinking about getting one side buzzed short- not shaved- while leaving the rest long. How should I request this? What is that even called? Details and stuff inside. [more inside]
posted by Merzbau
on Oct 26, 2013 -
On the animated show Archer
, Pam Poovey has her hair up in some kind of pseudo-bun apparatus (possibly a french twist?). What is her hairstyle and where can I find instructions for recreating it? [more inside]
posted by mikurski
on Oct 22, 2013 -
Remember The Wet Look? Well, I need The Drowned Look. For this year’s Halloween costume contest, my buddies and I are going as the ladies of Shakespearean tragedy, and I drew Ophelia. I’m not doing Sad or Mad Ophelia, though; I’m doing recently-fished-out-of-the-creek Ophelia, and I need some advice. [more inside]
posted by The Underpants Monster
on Oct 21, 2013 -
I recently started working at a cafe. Since I started working there (and it may or may not be related), I've noticed a few rough patches on my scalp, right where I part my hair. [more inside]
posted by jb
on Oct 21, 2013 -
It's getting cool again and I'm thinking that maybe I should start drying my hair before work so I don't show up with wet hair. But I hate hair dryers. Can I use something like this
instead of a hair dryer? How do I do that without ruining my hair? [more inside]
posted by kat518
on Oct 18, 2013 -
My wife cuts my hair but it's never quite as good as a good barbershop haircut. What are some things she and I may not be doing properly or can do differently/better to improve the results? Many [non-dandruff related] snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld
on Oct 17, 2013 -
We can put a man on the moon. We can turn a woman into a man and a man into a woman. We can create computers that are smarter than us. We know what the middle of the earth looks like...And so on and so on and so on...... We are a pretty much technology advanced race of humans.
How close are we to inventing a 'Nair' like product for the head? I'm bald and a bit lazy and tired of the routine of shaving my head 3x a week to maintain an appearance that isn't so 'gruff'. My wife likes me smooth!
Every hair removal product I read of is not recommended for the head, because our skin on top is too thin and the hair removal chemicals could do more damage then good.
So anyway, is there a solution on the horizon? Any miracle head hair removal gel, cream, mist coming out soon?
Life must be pretty good if this is what concerns me at the moment...... Humor me?
posted by TwilightKid
on Oct 4, 2013 -
Have any ideas for a Halloween costume for someone who has long curly dark hair?
posted by likeapen
on Sep 26, 2013 -
I have typical Irish colouring (not stereotypical, think The Corrs), healthy brows and very little interest in maintenance. What do I need to know if I want to try going blonde. [more inside]
posted by Iteki
on Sep 26, 2013 -
I'm having a tiny nervous breakdown and I think one thing that might help me feel better would be to make a radical change to my hair. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa
on Sep 24, 2013 -
I'm new to colouring my hair, hence this probably very basic question about how it works and reasonable expectations. Way too much info inside. [more inside]
posted by rubbish bin night
on Sep 18, 2013 -
I'm thinking about trying to temporarily dye my beard green. I've been reading up on how to do this with food coloring. I'm looking for advice or personal anecdotes which can help! [more inside]
posted by hippybear
on Sep 14, 2013 -
I can't tolerate scented skin and hair products. The later are the worst and impossible to find. But my hair needs help. [more inside]
posted by zenpop
on Sep 7, 2013 -