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]
i feel like everytime i do rag curls i'm doing it wrong - my hair ends up like i used my crimper from the 80s, instead of hypercurly. advice? (hair is well-conditioned and naturally wavy.)
Yesterday, I picked up my 18-month-old pit bull-type mix Chance after three weeks of boarding. His coat is in bad shape in he is shedding unimaginable amounts of hair. What's the best approach to get him healthy again? [more inside]
Where can I get a really great haircut in Chicago? [more inside]
I'm a man in my early 40s with a full head of hair. In its natural state, my hair is completely gray. So why is it turning orange all of a sudden? [more inside]
I need a hair product that doesn't look like I'm wearing hair product and also doesn't leave a residue in the tub. I'm thinking about American Crew pomade. Experiences and other suggestions are welcome. [more inside]
Am I going to suffer horribly for using a comb (that I washed) after I used it on my cat? [more inside]
How do I approach dying my own hair between visits to my stylist? [more inside]
Can I solve dark hair dye buildup by getting ombré coloring done in a salon, and then maintain it by doing my roots at home? [more inside]
Hair care or product suggestions for very fine, long, straight, very oily hair? [more inside]
HELP! I hate my hair and don't know how to fix it. [more inside]
For reasons not worth explaining at this juncture, a large chunk of my hair has been removed from the back of my head. I have to Go Out tonight, and my hairdresser is unavailable on Sundays. Anything I can do? (Or, failing that, calm me down with soothing words of reassurance?) [more inside]
When have you been told ... "hey, are you doing something different? You look great!" [more inside]
I dyed my hair red. Now I'm wondering if the instructions for redying/touch-ups are really correct, even for dye that has faded very quickly. [more inside]
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]
Please teach me how to braid my own hair. Yes, just a simple, three-strand braid. [more inside]
I want really really dark blue hair. I have really really dark brown hair. Help? [more inside]
I have straight hair with a natural wave that curls or straightens very well. However, I am super lazy when it comes to doing my hair in the morning so am looking for a wash and go hairstyle. Thinking about getting either a digital perm or a Japanese straight perm. Any recommendations for one or the other? [more inside]
Could you suggest a good hairstyle for my face shape? [more inside]
I want to be a redhead. If you've been something else previously (especially a mousy brunette), is this a good idea? What works? What doesn't? What will people SAY???? [more inside]
Sick and tired of shaving! I'm going to get electrolysis. Here's the catch: I'm a guy. Anyone out there undergone the process before want to tell me what it's like? I imagine it's quite different for men rather than women as our beards are quite a bit coarser. [more inside]
How do you get rid of a chronic "oily" hair smell? [more inside]
Could my sister's thinning hair be a result of bad brushing habits? How can I help her address the problem without coming off as a stooge of the patriarchy? Lengthy, confused male-centric description inside... [more inside]
So far my bed is my only effective hairstyling tool. Please help me come up with a better hair strategy. [more inside]
I need your recommendations for lady haircuts. Key points: needs to be away from my eyes, and truly 'wash and wear'. [more inside]
My four-year-old daughter got a haircut the other day, and as part of the haircut, the stylist sprinkled what looked like glittery talcum powder on her face and hair. She loved having "sparkles" on her face and hair all day and was sad when she had to wash them off in the bath. I'm not sure how this stuff works, but is there anything affordable and low-maintenance that I can get for her to help get her sparkle back?
Help me create a functional light bulb crown! I saw this amazing sculpture at an art walk this week, and I'd like to make it into something wearable for Burning Man. My guess is that I can start by buying this type of bulb, but I need some advice beyond that. Wiring type and strategy? Batteries? How about affixing them to my head? I have long hair and could do something creative with little buns - I want to secure everything in a minimalist way (no baseball hats) so that the focus is on the lights.
Any reviews/comparisons between hair dye brands "Crazy Color", "Directions" and "Punky Color" Specifically which lasts the longest [more inside]
Hair styling pros and enthusiasts, let's once and for all illuminate the path to male hairstyle nirvana. [more inside]
Adult looking hair styles for work? [more inside]
I've just moved to the country from New York City, and although many things about living here are easier, the water is really really hard. My skin is fine but my hair looks just awful--where it used to be big and bouncy, it's now flat, dull and frizzy. I tried adding baking soda to my shampoo (per thriftyfun.com) and that helped for about a day but now things are back to terrible. I just came from getting a haircut--which I'd hoped would help--but it's still awful. Help me. Please. Products, techniques, anything?
Summertime, and the livin's easy... except for sweaty clumpy bangs! Perfectly-fringed hair people: what is your f&*%ing secret? [more inside]
Where can I get this Schwarzkopf hair dye in America? [more inside]
Wine Dark... Hair? Have there been significant studies of the gradient between black and red hair in literary, visual arts, etc? You see a lot of attention paid to the gradient between blonde and red. Does anyone know anything about this? [more inside]
My favourite hair product has been discontinued - is there a similar replacement? [more inside]
Where to get a great hair cut in or near SF? I have very long hair and I've decided I'd like to chop it to a bob, but I want to go to someone who can do a great job and give me advice on what will look good since I've never had this haircut before. Any recommendations for amazing salons or stylists in the SF Bay Area (SF, east bay, wherever...) or up north in Santa Rosa/Petaluma/Sebastapol areas? I'm not made of money, so salons at all price points appreciated!
So, I used Lush henna on my hair about a year ago. It has taken that long for it to grow out and now only my ends remain the henna-d color. My roots are beginning to gray so I have a box of semi-permanent hair color I'd like to use but I'm afraid of what will happen to then ends if I use it. Is it safe?
I have basically no knowledge of how to deal with my hair. I'm tired of that. Help. [more inside]
Recommend me a salon or hairdresser that excels at semi-unnatural hair coloring in Cambridge/Medford/Somerville/Boston Metro North-West! My life has been the stuff of bad country-westerns the past month - [more inside]
DonationFilter: What can I do to grow the healthiest hair possible? [more inside]
Will Vibram Five Fingers rip out my toe hair? [more inside]
How can I style my hair without heat? It's naturally wavy at the top, but poofy and curly from the sides down. [more inside]
I am getting my hair cut and I need pictures to show the haircut I want: short and sexy, maybe layered, lots of volume, natural blond with natural-looking blond highlights, and preferably bangs. Help! [more inside]
I'm a guy and have long hair that I usually keep in a ponytail. Should I cut my hair, and if so, what should I do with it? And, why am I so up in my head about the decision? [more inside]
I have coarse shoulder length hair that I blow dry and use med heat of straight iron to smooth, but it especially gets frizzy in humid weather. I use a straight iron and hair products to smooth it. When I go to beauty shop the beautician uses a 400 degree straight iron that gets it super smooth and straight, however I don't want to damage my hair using high temp on it daily. I have used these products on my hair to try to achieve smoothness: John Frieda Luminouscolor Glaze Clear Shine, Matrix Sleek Look Blow Down Extreme Creme, Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum, Aveeno Nourish & Style Soft Hold Gel Creme. Would a pomade help achieve this? I really like Heidi Klum's current hair style, and my could look like it if I could get it as smooth as she gets hers
Styleless, fine, wavy, frizzy, dull, graying hair. Help me banish the dowd without color or blow-drying.
Shortish, fine, vaguely wavy, frizzy, dull, graying hair. Unhappy with the cut, color, and texture. HATE coloring and blow-drying. Help me fix it. [more inside]
I want to dye my hair olive drab. [more inside]
Long-haired MeFites, please tell me what I can do with my hair besides put it up in a ponytail or tear it out. [more inside]
I want to try to rescue towels gone bad. [more inside]
I have a new baby and taking a nice long shower is now a thing of the past. I've been using my husband's Pert Shampoo+Conditioner but it makes my hair feel dry and doesn't de-tangle well. Is there a combined shampoo+conditioner product that will actually make my hair feel nice after I use it? Bonus points for hypoallergenic or fragrance free.