Friday, January 24, 2014

Hair News, Ariana Grande Wears Extensions!

Ariana Grande Explains Hair Extensions: Natural Hair Looks "Absolutely Ratchet", is the title of a US Magazine article.  I love Ariana even more now 1. for being so honest 2. for saying the word ratchet.  Ratchet just makes things funnier.

Ariana Grande at the Y100?s Jingle Ball 2013  on Dec. 20, 2013
In the article, she basically says that due to all of the chemical coloring and hot tools that have been used, her natural hair a hot mess.  Therefore, she had to try other options in order to make her hair look good.  Wigs didn't look good on her (in her own opinion), but she likes the look of extensions, so she is sticking with it.  

In her role on Victorious as Cat (she was my favorite) she bleached her hair in order to dye it red, which basically killed her hair (although the color was FAB)!
I think most of us know by now that all races (not just black people) wear weave/extensions/clip ins/ hair pieces or whatever else you want to call them, so this admission is not a big shock.  It's a little bit interesting that she openly admits to the extensions though, because not everyone does that.  But it's seriously ridiculous that Ariana Grande is actually being hated on for wearing weave!  REALLY?  Who cares?  What's it to you (haters)?  Grow up!  

Ariana Grande's hair is seriously a big deal right now. There are articles on the E! News page, in the Huffington Post, the Fashion Times, Just Jared, and many other websites.

There is even an article titled Ariana Grande Fires Back at Hair Haters, Explains New Weave: "Gimme a Break", on the Cambio website, so she obviously has gotten many hair complaints... STOP IT!  

Ariana Grande is awesome, let's not try to pick on her for such stupid reason as her hair choices.  What exactly is the problem with how she wears her hair?  Is it harming someone? Please calm down, haters.  It's just hair, she can do what she wants.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Quick Style, 2 Week Hair Part 2: Flat Twist Out

Remember the hair style that enables big hair to fit under a hat?  Quick Style, 2 Week Hair Part 1: Hat Hair, Bump and Twists.  Well after a week the twists start looking a little rugged.  Instead of simply taking out the twists and doing a whole new style, use the twists for a twist out!

The night before, make the front section (that was previously used for a bump) into two flat twists (recall the directions for the left section of hair in part 1).  The next day, take all the twists out and you have a flat twist out that looks nice and twisty!

It really does stay twisted enough to look cute all week without the need to rewash/style!

Day 1

Curls are pretty well defined, especially at the roots.  As you can see, more fluffing and separating is needed on the side so the parts from the flat twists aren't so visible.

Day 2 hair

I brushed my hair back so it looks slicker in the front and still curly in the back.  Made sure I got rid of the parts this time.

As the days go by, and the look gets less and less defined, I pull my hair into a further back puff.  Even with less defined curls, the hair is still clumped together in a dread type curl pattern and stretched more than naturally, so I think it's cute.

Day 5 hair


See, the twist out really lasted a week!

I did my twa version of a pineapple every night.  Use a satin band around your edges to slick them back (or fold a square satin scarf into a band and tie it around) leaving your ends free while you sleep (on a satin pillowcase of course).  That way the curls don't get too smooshed and last longer.