I have managed to reach the age of forty-mumble with no idea how to deal with hair-care products. I shampoo regularly (Head and Shoulders for the dandruff works fine), keep my hair fairly short (but not buzzcut, because my head looks stupid when the hair is too short), and sometimes blow it dry, but all this other stuff - pomade, hair spray, the stuff the salons call 'product' is beyond me. Where can I go to find out about how to use them? [more inside]
Please help me decide how to cut my bangs (or otherwise banish this pernicious hair from the front of my face). [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.
Is there a medical condition that could be causing extremely slow growth and thinning of the hair? [more inside]
I'm a guy, and I'm growing my hair long - what do I need to know? [more inside]
Any reviews/comparisons between hair dye brands "Crazy Color", "Directions" and "Punky Color" Specifically which lasts the longest [more inside]
Are there any actively good-looking hairstyles/cuts for young balding guys? [more inside]
Velcro Rollers: How do you use them? [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]
Chemists: I'm using baking soda and vinegar to wash my hair. What exactly are they doing? [more inside]
Where do I find body art quality henna in Vancouver, BC? [more inside]
I just got a super short pixie cut. Please to recommend some hair goo. Specifics inside. [more inside]
My hair is falling out. Seeing as I'm too female for male-pattern baldness, is there anything I can do to help? [more inside]
I am a woman with very sensitive skin. I have long, thick hair and am looking for a heat-styling product that won't irritate my skin. Got any recommendations? [more inside]
Why is there hair in my phlegm? [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?
How do I get my curly hair to come down? [more inside]
Summertime, and the livin's easy... except for sweaty clumpy bangs! Perfectly-fringed hair people: what is your f&*%ing secret? [more inside]
How do I turn my frizzy, stringy hair into something more ocularly palatable? [more inside]
Looking for a hair stylist in Vancouver, particular punk hairdo information follows.... [more inside]
I have very thick, very straight, fine-ish hair. It is way too long and needs to be cut. What should I do with it? (Pics and more details after the cut.) [more inside]
Give me your best homemade beauty concoctions! [more inside]
What is a great place to get a (lady) haircut in Pittsburgh? [more inside]
My hair has progressively been thinning at the crown for years and I finally want to shave it all off. What clippers and other accessories do you recommend I get?
My hair has progressively been thinning at the crown for years and I finally want to shave it all off. What clippers and other accessories do you recommend I get? [more inside]
Non toxic, effective hair coloring for my 62 year old mother? [more inside]
If you finally made peace with your hair after years of fighting, how did you do it? What did you change? Products? Tools? Techniques? Cut, color, style? Attitude? I'm not looking for tips for my specific hair - any and all experiences are welcome.
Is my hair uncolorable? [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]
Does anyone know where I can find this Remington Airwave hair dryer, or similar? It's "currently unavailable" on Amazon, and I'm afraid it may be out of stock or something. [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!
Trying to grow hair long. In that awkward neither-nor stage. What do I do with this stuff? [more inside]
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?
Please help me take care of my wavy/frizzy on top, curly below, very thin hair. [more inside]
I have basically no knowledge of how to deal with my hair. I'm tired of that. Help. [more inside]
Neat things to do with a year of cast-off hair? [more inside]
Is a vinegar rinse safe for Brazilian Keratin-treated hair? [more inside]
I have a question that is similar to this one but with an additional twist. I've never known what hair type is best for me, and to make matters worse, I'm getting married in less than two weeks and I don't know which up-do style works best. Please help me find a great up-do AND a permanent hairstyle to boot. [more inside]
My two year old son has really curly hair. How do we brush it so he's not traumatized? [more inside]
My understanding is that keratosis pilaris essentially is keratin plugs of my hair follicles. Were I to treat my keratosis pilaris with one of the various suggested treatments, would hair grow from the unplugged follicles?
I want a new haircut. Or hairstyle. Or something. I need advice. [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]
What are your best practices for preventing tangled hair? [more inside]
I've asked how to keep my red hair from fading, and those products definitely help, but I've returned to my old standby for touching up my roots: Schwarzkopf Igora toning mousse in Light Copper Brown (5-7). I've finally mastered the art of applying it evenly without staining my fingers. Only problem is, I'm out of the stuff now, and it appears to have been discontinued. What can I use in its place? [more inside]
Parisian mefites! Need your recommendations for good hair salons that speak English. [more inside]
In the winter, it sometimes happens that my (long, damp) hair freezes on my walk to school. Will this damage it? Should I be avoiding this? [more inside]