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She’s a High Maintenance Gal (2)

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      Has your hair been given a permanent and you’d like to become blonde for the holidays? Ah, bad choice. You might argue that your perm has grown out and you no longer have any on your hair, but when your colorist looks at your hair she is going to look at the ends of your hair and tell you that your perm is on your ends, however long it might be. The perm doesn’t go anywhere except to grow out. Your hair will be straight where it has grown out, but the rest of your hair still has that chemical service on there. To be blonde, have your stylist clip off all those old ends, then; talk about being that blonde. There are great products out there that I have used to give excellent permanents over thin, delicate bleached hair. This whole ordeal is more the exception, rather than a rule. This fully depends upon the condition of the hair when this is done. Conditioners with delicate wrapping and plenty of know how are all involved. Your stylist should be very experienced and willing to watch your hair like an eagle. Either way, your hair will be that much drier. Usually a wise lady chooses whether she wants blonde hair or curly if she has the thin, weak hair. Not both.
 
      What about all those products that are sold for you to do it yourself? You can take the risk not realizing what process your hair goes through and just see what happens. That pretty picture of the model on the box doesn’t mean your hair will be that color when you apply it on yours. If you have dark hair and you are applying a blonde color, you will have red hair, not blonde. There are lots of things to consider before you decide to go on your own and “save money.” Going to a salon to have a correction done to your hair will cost you double or triple of what you would have normally had to pay if you had chosen to go there in the first place.
 
      Another thing, if your heart is made up to look like one of the Hard Rock Metallic Stars and you go into the salon bringing a picture of your latest crave, listen to the colorist and do not leave her until you understand everything that is involved to transform your hair into that likeness. Usually the cost is quite high and also the upkeep. You may love it when you walk out of the salon and your mate might like it, but this doesn’t mean you won’t get bad reviews from your friends. Then what? Are you going to keep your new color or will you hurry back to the salon to change your hair back to please your friends who have trouble with you looking so differently? You will never be able to please everyone and the most important one to please is yourself, because you are the one who is wearing it.
 
      Have you considered what different climates do to blonde hair? As you stroll along the seaside in your brand new bathing suit, gazing at those luscious colors of the ocean; you’d better be wearing a large brimmed hat to protect your investment under there. The southern sun can strip your blonde color out in a matter of hours and the salt air will expand your hair shaft to three times its normal size. All of sudden you will have all of this hair, you won’t know what to do with; that has been stripped of the color you paid for to look so great on your holiday. When you take a dip in the salt water, this too will begin to lighten your hair that is accompanied with the sun. The best protection is to keep your hair covered when you go outside while in the heat of south. What if you are in the snow driven north? Usually you wear a head covering anyway to protect the heat from escaping as you walk. Then, you’ve noticed that when you take your hat off, the “flat head” has developed. All your lovely blonde hair, outlines the shape of your head. Not, very sexy eh? You’ve arrived at work with rosy cheeks and a red nose while your new color looks like it was painted on your head. This is worst than you thought. What to do? You run to the restroom and take your mini blow dryer out while trying to puff it out a bit, but notice the static electricity flying all over in straight wand like circular movements. What can you do? Cold weather shocks our hair. If our hair could talk it might say something like this to you, “what are you doing to me? I haven’t deserved this. I’m going to freeze and then faint straight away, in fact, I’m going to punish you for doing this to me.”
 
      Did you bring some hairspray? Spray your hair first before using your blow dryer. Turn your head upside down and spray then use blow dryer. Now toss it and tumble it where you want it. Use one of those battery filled curly irons if you have to, to reconnect with your hair. Your hair needs a little heat to forgive you right now. Most women have learned to carry a “first aid for hair” in their bag because of the weather conditions. This would include: Battery run curling iron, mini blow dryer(battery operated), spray and gloss if needed.
 
      Your hair can be a whirlwind of activity if you choose it to be, or you can choose a better low maintenance cut and color. The choosing is up to you and should be in accordance to your personality. Don’t forget, your mate will have to look at you through your decision. Isn’t it better to hear “ Oh darling, you are gorgeous this morning,” rather then him hiding behind the newspaper, being polite and not saying anything?
 
Penny - Hair Stylist     ©Hairfinder.com
 
 
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