July 26, 2010

Hair Week - Styling your Hair

Alright ladies!  It's time for BEAUTY WEEK!!!  (I've broadened it a bit from just hair.)  Let me give you a quick run-down on what's to come this week.  Today we'll tackle styling you hair....whether it's straight, curly, long, or short.  Tomorrow we've got some fun up-dos and upgrades from your basic ponytail.  Wednesday we'll make some hair accessories.  Thursday is going to feature some summer nail fun and Friday we're going to have a giant episode of "You Roared."  Okay!  Let's get started! 

MY HAIR

Since you asked, here is how I do my hair straight or curly.

Back when I was singing, I used to curl my hair all the time like this:


Here' the how-to on "Rockstar Curls."

SHORT AND SASSY

This is my sister, Cassie.  She's my partner in crime at Loopdeelou.  She has gorgeous curly hair, but is currently rocking the short and sassy look.


Here's how she does her hair:
I start with my hair damp and add a dime size of "Enjoy" brand-shaping lotion which looks like this...

Then I blow dry with my head upside down and straighten with my straightener. My straightener I couldn't find a picture of but it's from Sally Beauty Supply and it's call the "GVP". It is the "Chi" brand rival but it's not near as expensive. I LOVE a good bargain and so I talked to the sales lady for a while and she said none of the workers owned a Chi because they were to expensive and this was basically the SAME one!!! Score and it was on sale! I have really curly hair and I can get my stick straight with this baby!!!
I use "Kenra" brand taffy on the ends to make them hold and add texture.
Just as a side note I LOVE anything from the Kenra line! Especially when I do my hair curly I use their curl defining cream (it doesn't give you crunchy curls!!!)

Then to finish I use Tresemme fine mist hairspray (You can get it at Target or Walmart). I have tried a lot of the salon brands but this seems to work just as well. It doesn't have a ton of hold so I don't get helmet head!!!
Good luck!!!


GIRLS WITH CURLS

I have always coveted curly hair.  Tiffany here claims that girls with curls have more fun and I think she's right.  Tiffany is one of the kindest and coolest bloggers I know.  She is also always trying out different products and rockin' a new look.  Here is her amazing hair.  Click HERE to see how she does it.



Thanks for joining us!  I hope you've found something new and fun to try out.  Tomorrow will be filled with lots of fun hair ideas. 

Two more things before you go.

1)  Kendra from Belleza Mia (and Saturday' post) has offered all of you 10% off your purchase if you mention this blog.  Have fun shopping!

2) There's a new round up of So You Think You're Crafty.  You can head on over and vote if you'd like.

47 comments:

  1. BOTH you and your sister are adorable : )

    Thanks for the tutorial! I was just talking about loving your hair last night, and then this was today's post! How cool.

    Happy Monday!
    Love, Laura

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  2. You don't know how helpful this tutorial was for me! I have always had super straight hair. However, after having babies my hair that I lost grew back curly. It is a mess and has been relegated to a pony tail every day. I was at a loss with what to do with it. Now, I think I will go experiment with my straightening iron.

    Thanks!

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  3. thanks for the tips!!! I'm going to try out the rockstar curls. :) And I didn't know about your singing, your music is fabulous!! You're so talented!

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  4. Do you know that I printed out a picture of you literally 5 days ago, took it to my hair dresser and told her to show me how to make my hair curl like yours! I think you read my mind! Thanks so much, my husband graduates from police academy soon so I really wanted something cute for my hair, now I have it!
    By the way, you are very confident and present the videos so well! Well done you!

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  5. Wow that was so fun. I feel like I was sitting on the edge of the tub having talks like the old days. Thanks for having me over.

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  6. Thanks for the tutorials! I think My hair is exactly the same as yours, minus a the curl underneath. It's super fine, but thick-ish. I'm definitely trying your tips! Your sister and Tiffany have great hair too!
    PS: I listened to a bit of your music, and I love your voice an style.

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  7. Your rock star hair photo is stunning! When I don't smile I look angry, you certainly pulled it off.

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  8. oh thank you!!!
    i've always wondered how to get curly hair with a straightener! (tried a few times but it turned out pretty sad)
    yippee, now I know. thanks again!

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  9. Holy cow Cheri! You have such an amazing voice (Sorry got side tracked by your website). I only listened to a few but my fav is Treadmill. I might just have to go over and buy some. Do you write yourself, play guitar??? You should do a feature about it I think. I don't know how you'd fit it in but it's so inspiring when I find people who have been able to follow a dream (I always dreamed of music too, didn't quite end up there!) You're super amazing!

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  10. This was awesome! I never thought it would be so simple...I will be trying this today =) Thanks for sharing!!!

    p.s. love the title of your blog. I found by Ucreate who featured your today!! Congrats on being featured!!!

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  11. Wow Cheri you are an amazing singer!
    thanks for the hair tips! I'm totally doing curls to my hair today =D

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  13. I've never been here before but I'll definitely be sticking around for a while:) I have been so frustrated about not knowing how to do my hair. There's all these little girl hairstyle blogs, but what about us moms?! How fun, I'm excited!

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  14. I KNEW YOU LOOKED FAMILIAR!!!!! I have all your CD's and i LOVE love LOVE your music. I listened to you during my pregnancy to help soothe me... OH I love your voice!!!! I absoultely adore the song Typical Girl.
    OH YOU ARE AMAZING!!!

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  15. First of all this is a fabulous post. I was in need of some curly/short hair guidance today. :) And second, you do have a lovely voice! You are a seriously talented girl!

    Jenifer
    www.CantaloupeCorner.blogspot.com

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  16. Using the straightener is genius! So glad you posted the videos!

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  17. Oh, I Just loved this post. I am excited to see whatelse you are going tobring forward with hair week!

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  18. I am so glad you did this! Wonderful!

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  19. I'm missing something... I can't see the Rockstar Curls how to...what am I doing wrong?

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  20. Thanks for this post! My hair is exactly the same texture as your's--not straight, not curly, and lots of fine, thin hair! Anyway, can you tell us how you dry it??

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  21. One more question...what size flat iron do you use and what size does your sister use? Ya'll are just too cute! ;-)

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  22. Saw you on Ucreate today -- Excellent video! I'm always looking for new, easy, quick things to do with my hair - so thank you! I'm off to snoop around your blog some more. :)

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  23. Lydia,

    I rarely blow dry my hair. I usually just wait till is air dries. If I do dry it I usually do it upside down to create more volume. Here's the link to my flat iron, so you can see exactly which one it is and how big it is:

    http://www.target.com/Remington-Shine-Therapy-Conditioning-Straightener/dp/B001LF4I8I/ref=sr_1_24?ie=UTF8&searchView=grid5&keywords=flat%20iron&fromGsearch=true&sr=1-24&qid=1280173500&rh=&searchRank=target104545&id=Remington%20Shine%20Therapy%20Conditioning%20Straightener&node=1038576%7C1287991011&searchSize=30&searchPage=2&searchNodeID=1038576%7C1287991011&searchBinNameList=subjectbin%2Cprice%2Ctarget_com_primary_color-bin%2Ctarget_com_size-bin%2Ctarget_com_brand-bin&frombrowse=0


    Unfortunely, the price went up a lot since I bought it. However, I've seen this one on sale a few times. Hope that helps!

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  24. Oh my, this is so what I needed. Probably more so than I should admit. I never do anything with my hair! Partly because it's so thick and partly because I never have any idea what to do with it. I am definitely going to give these things a try! Thanks so much!

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  25. Okay....I'm just prefacing this comment with: You're gonna think I'm a freaky stalker. And that's not totally true. I'm kinda crazy pants. But I prefer to think it's in a fun way.

    This post was just too crazy for me and here's why:

    I have really curly hair. I am currently rockin' a short do. Really short. And I just put on my Kenra taffy RIGHT before I opened my computer. That stuff is AWESOME. So your sis and I should have curly hair story swaps. They haven't always had awesome things like that. And I've suffered from some rather unfortunate hair-do's in my time. (namely how my mom made me have a curly boy short hair cut 'til I was in 5th grade.)

    Secondly...I was a music major in college. I went over and listened to your music and it's awesome! And I'm kinda jealous. Sometimes being a mom means giving up cool stuff like that. And I often wonder what "might" have happened. But it never did. And what 'cha gonna do? Well...I'm gonna be jealous of you, that's what! You rock!!

    And that's the end of my Twilight Zone comment about how we are so alike!

    The End

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  26. Awesome, Thanks! I love to flat iron my hair and also do ringlets too. You have a few new versions for me to try. It looks like our hair is the same length and type. I especially liked how you held the curl to let it cool and then let it down. All good stuff!

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  27. Thanks so much! Love the tutorials!

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  28. found you through Ucreate today. Love it. I've always wanted the rockstar curls, but never sure I could pull it off. Seeing you doing it with your current hair was perfect! Mine is about the same length. :o) Also - thanks for actually showing how to do the straightener curls. Someone else did a tutorial on them once, but I just didn't get it! you're great!

    also- do you curl from the top down, or the bottom up? just curious to what you've found works best for you. (especially when you're doing the rockstar curls)

    (lishybug [at] gmail [dot] com

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  29. I'm loving Tiff's curly hair... and wish I could sport the same without frying my hair to get it that way!

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  30. I'm loving Tiff's curly hair... and wish I could sport the same without frying my hair to get it that way!

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  31. Beautiful! I am gonna go try this right now!! It also inspired me to grow my hair out a bit!

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  32. Beautiful! I am gonna go try this right now!! It also inspired me to grow my hair out a bit!

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  33. Yeah!! It looks much easier when you don't even have to put hair into the curling iron.....gonna try it tomorrow! Thanks for sharing!

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  34. I wish I could do the nice curls like you can do in your hair. Mine just goes flat! :(

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  35. I SO ENJOYED watching your hair tutorials. You are very natural with an iron, lol and now I feel like curling my hair! ;) This was a fun post.

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  36. Omigosh I didn't even think about curling my hair with my straightner! I flip it out and under all the time with it but never curl and you make it look so easy! Plus you are so cute :) I've been growing my hair out and it's pretty long now but because of my job (cleaning houses) during the week it's up and then on the weekend it's down and straightened. I used to expirement with my hair all the time but I don't anymore. You've inspired me :D Thank You! Also my hair is a bit of the same but more wavy. Not really curly not really straight but it's not uniform so I take the easy road and straighten it. Love your blog :)

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  37. Loving the hair tips. Thank you so much for posting them. I tried out the flat iron curling technique and everyone at work loved it. Of course, I was in hurry and didn't get a chance to pin them up to cool and now it's a bit flat but still love it!!

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  38. Thanks so much for the how to! I loved it so much I tried it today while my girls napped...
    you can see here
    http://leftinaugust.blogspot.com/2010/07/new-do.html

    THANKS AGAIN from the hair/style challenged mommy!

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  39. Thanks so much! I really stink at doing my own 'do, so these tips are just what the doctor ordered!

    Clearly, you totally rock!!

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  40. I really love your videos and all of the other hair styling info that's been provided, too.

    I was at Walmart tonight...buying a curling iron so that I could try making "rockstar" curls (I'll have to work on it a bit. Anyway, I saw this hair tool called "You Curl" and basically it is a curling iron that is tapered and doesn't have a clamp....and it is designed to make those rockstar curls. Maybe someone else has mentioned this...I didn't read thru all the comments. I didn't buy it though because it was almost $40 and I wasn't sure how often I'd really want to style my hair this way. I just found it kind-of funny and timely.

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  41. i had NO idea you sang! I have always loved your song typical girl and now i know the singer! thank you for wonderful music!!

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  42. thanks for the videos! love your bathroom:)

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  43. Holy Cow! You are Cheri McGill?! I loved you twice! Once for music then again for blog...I didn't put it together that you were one and the same! Super talented. Thanks for sharing you with us. :)

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  44. So bummed that the rockstart curls video no longer works. I've been trying to figure this out for ages! Any chance I could still see it? wilsondev@gmail.com.

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  45. So I was watching this yesterday, shut my laptop without closing your blog and my husband opened it and says, hey, I know her!

    So apparently, my husband knows you, Cheri! Small world. I'm married to Ryan Alexander (you might remember him as Elder Alexander)!

    He got a kick out of it, to say the least.

    P.S. I still can't figure out if I'm curling my hair with my flat iron correctly. Sheesh!

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  46. I have that same Kenra hair taffy and I love it! I just went shorter and freaked out a few days afterward. I can't do ponytails or updos anymore, but I'm trying my best to rock the short hair like your sis!

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  47. Thank You for posting this! I have always wondered how to curl my hair like this:)

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