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Hair and skin issues

I've always followed the same, for want of a better word, 'beauty' regimen and until now there have been no issues. But now suddenly, I am experiencing many appearance-related issues and having to rethink decades-old methods. My problems are with my hair and skin. Is this a thirties thing? I could do with some advice on how to look decent again, as well as some help dealing with the emotional repercussions of suddenly looking terrible all the time. [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Aug 29, 2014 - 19 answers

Product recommendations for long hair

Product recommendations for long hair [more inside]
posted by DeltaForce on Jun 23, 2014 - 9 answers

How can I transition from dyed to gray when the gray is just emerging?

All my Google searches either tell me how to cover up the gray or go to completely white/silver. Is there any in-between? [more inside]
posted by JanewayJunior on Mar 21, 2014 - 10 answers

Looking for first- or second-hand expereinces with no!no! hair removal

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 and 2004; 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 - 8 answers

Hate hair dryers. Should be drying my hair. Solution?

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 - 45 answers

Poppin' my hair cherry!

I'm getting my hair dyed (well, highlighted) for the first time tomorrow. When should I work out? Should I keep using sulfate-free shampoo, or should I switch to special stuff for dyed hair? BONUS: give me stories about being extremely happy after dying your hair :). [more inside]
posted by obviousresistance on Aug 14, 2013 - 19 answers

Sustainable forestry management aka the loveliest leg hair ever.

How do you keep your hairy pins (and bits) in tip top condition? [more inside]
posted by pipstar on Aug 2, 2013 - 14 answers

Take me from Nottie to Hottie.

I'm a beauty noob. Make me into a beauty pro. Who can teach me how to hair and makeup? [more inside]
posted by anthropomorphic on Jul 18, 2013 - 27 answers

Help me have awesome-looking hair

Need tips from the hivemind for fantastic-looking hair! [more inside]
posted by heartofglass on Jun 14, 2013 - 12 answers

Avoiding and managing hair breakage

My hair does this. Is there a way to avoid so much breakage, and how do I effectively tame/straighten the existing broken hairs without causing more damage? [more inside]
posted by Josephine Macaulay on May 30, 2013 - 26 answers

Curling already-curly hair

I would really like to be able to style my thin, long, wavy/curly/frizzy hair (close to this) into natural-looking loose curls or waves, like this, but most of the instructions that I've found online have started with straight hair (like this recent NYT article). Can you help? [more inside]
posted by quiet coyote on May 28, 2013 - 14 answers

I found gray hair. I'm 25.

I'm a 25-year-old female with thick, dark curly hair. Every now and then I see a single gray hair making its way through. I hadn't seen any for awhile, then tonight I noticed a silvery strand near my temple. Is this normal? [more inside]
posted by thank you silence on Jan 16, 2013 - 60 answers

Curling up

What should I look for in hot rollers/curlers? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Sep 13, 2012 - 10 answers

I am looking for recommendations for a Portland, OR stylist who can cut my thick, coarse, wavy, medium-length hair.

My beloved stylist has left the city. I am looking for recommendations for a Portland, OR stylist who can cut my thick, coarse, wavy, shoulder-length hair. [more inside]
posted by nanook on Sep 11, 2012 - 4 answers

The sweat that killed my pretty

Super last minute plea for help: I am going out for a super fancy pants dinner tomorrow night with my partner. The problem is that it is going to be hot as hell and I'm a person who sweats a fair bit. Help me save my hair, makeup and keep the back of my dress from getting soaked with sweat. Please... I beg of you... For once I want to end the date as pretty and put together as I was when the date started. :( [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Aug 28, 2012 - 48 answers

Cue makeover montage

I am just terrible at being a lady. All the usual Beauty Stuff, stuff that it seems like everyone else was either born knowing or learned as teenagers, is a giant mystery to me. I need, like, a checklist or something for being a presentable-looking grownup. [more inside]
posted by peachfuzz on Jun 13, 2012 - 59 answers

I should have eaten my crusts.

I have fine, long, wispy, ultra-ultra-straight hair and according to the hairdresser, lots of it. I would like to occasionally have some loose, simple curls or waves, for going out, weddings and other dressy events. [more inside]
posted by reshet on Feb 17, 2012 - 13 answers

Beauty at home...

Does laser hair removal at home work? There's this Groupon that miiiight be worth it, but I also don't want to waste 200 bucks. [more inside]
posted by DoubleLune on Feb 13, 2012 - 10 answers

can I get what you've got at CVS?

I do okay when it comes to doing my makeup and hair, but I pale in comparison to the girls at my university who are able to come to class fully dolled up. What am I missing? [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Sep 19, 2011 - 42 answers

Rinsing my hair with beer?!

Give me your best homemade beauty concoctions! [more inside]
posted by geegollygosh on May 26, 2011 - 32 answers

What is the best shampoo to use for gray hair?

What is the best shampoo to use for gray hair? [more inside]
posted by cleo on Nov 30, 2010 - 7 answers

Take me from "good" to "stunning" with hair/makeup tips and suggestions.

Hair and Makeup Experts! Take me, a mid-twenties female, from "looking good" to looking like a *bombshell*. I'm decent at fashion/style, but there's something about hair and makeup I'm not getting right to look my best. [more inside]
posted by Dukat on Nov 13, 2010 - 54 answers

What should I know about going to beauty school/being a hair dresser?

What should I know about going to beauty school/being a hair dresser? [more inside]
posted by ridiculous on Sep 14, 2010 - 8 answers

Is Moroccan Hair Oil Safe To Use?

Is Moroccan Hair Oil safe to use? Is pure Argan oil better, or will it make my hair smell like goat droppings? [more inside]
posted by Locative on Mar 20, 2010 - 7 answers

Winter hair woes.

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 - 18 answers

Like me, but less hairy.

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 - 7 answers

Straight from the goat's... mouth?

How can I tap into that sweet, sweet argan oil goodness without breaking the bank? [more inside]
posted by oinopaponton on Sep 15, 2009 - 4 answers

No entourage here.

How do I keep my make-up and hair looking fresh all day long? [more inside]
posted by typewriter on Apr 20, 2009 - 25 answers

Hair straightening in Chicago

Where to get hair straightened in Chicago? [more inside]
posted by echo target on Sep 2, 2008 - 3 answers

What should I do to replicate the looks of Trinny and Susannah?

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 - 13 answers

Curl-savvy stylists in the Twin Cities?

I am looking for a hair stylist in Minneapolis/St. Paul who is good with curly hair, including color, and will tell me what will look good on me. [more inside]
posted by cabingirl on Nov 10, 2007 - 5 answers

Solutions to survive the pain of laser hair removal treatments please!

What can I do to make laser hair removal treatments more tolerable? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Jul 17, 2007 - 18 answers

Help me keep my head from looking like a bowling ball.

How can I style my hair to avoid getting overheated without making my head look tiny? [more inside]
posted by joannemerriam on May 14, 2007 - 17 answers

best moisturizer after hair-removal cream?

what is the best way to moisturize after using a hair-removal cream? [more inside]
posted by esolo on Apr 21, 2007 - 4 answers

My face is clean. But it looks dirty.

I dye (colour!) my hair black a couple times a month. I just like it better. [more inside]
posted by heavenstobetsy on Dec 14, 2006 - 19 answers

I want to look like Lady Godiva

Help me stay sane while I grow out my hair. [more inside]
posted by Brittanie on Dec 11, 2006 - 18 answers

What can I do to make curly hair look more edgy?

What can I do to make curly hair look more edgy? [more inside]
posted by sayitwithpie on Aug 15, 2006 - 26 answers

"Make me look trashy"

Flat-Iron, Blow-drier... Now what? How do I get that awesome pieced out hair. The stylist seems to be able to pull off in minutes. [more inside]
posted by kzin602 on Jun 15, 2006 - 8 answers

Preventing threading itchiness

I had my face threaded on Wednesday, and it's still itchy and broken out, heeeelp! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 19, 2005 - 11 answers

Hair care products for men

Help me, metrosexuals! What is the best hair styling product for a man who hates spending time in front of the mirror? [more inside]
posted by lewistate on Apr 9, 2005 - 26 answers

Anybody have any tips for managing oriental hair?

Anybody have any tips for managing oriental hair? [MI] [more inside]
posted by Jongo on Dec 1, 2004 - 10 answers

Should I color my grey hair or leave it as is?

Grey hair. I found my first at age 18. Fast forward fifteen years later, and I'm about 30% grey, which seems to be causing a lot of grief and despair amongst my friends and relations. Fifty percent of those feel fiercely that I should color my hair, the other percentage feeling just as fierce that I leave it alone. Since I have found something that is gentle enough for my tender scalp, I do have the option of making a change, but I just don't know what to do.

So, should I run away and hide? Should I be proud of my whitening locks?

What would you do?

(And, most importantly, to gentlemen ever make passes at silver-haired lasses?)
posted by lilboo on Feb 25, 2004 - 40 answers

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