Before I talk about women’s hair, let’s focus on the guy’s styles.
There are a lot of verses in the Bible about hair, particularly in the Old Testament. There is one in the New Testament that I like.
But not a hair of your head will perish. – Luke 21:18
This is a promise from Christ about enduring persecution. It is meant to bring us great comfort.
Today is HAIRSTYLE APPRECIATION DAY!!! In Kansas, we need a hairdo that can withstand wind gusts of up to 30 mph on any given day!
My Aunt Mary was a very successful hairstylist in Hollywood during the 1950’s – 1970’s, I got the most trendy and popular hairstyles. Sometimes the hot new styles in California were not so hot in Kansas. I got teased about my hair – a lot.
She did what she loved to do, which is the real key to success in any business.
It’s not always easy to get the style you want once you leave the capable hands of your beautician. I found this photo of a hair dryer from the 1920’s and it made me appreciate my styling tools!
Hair dryer – 1920’s
When my hair is frizzy, I put on a cute headband and roll with it. – Carrie Underwood
One thing is for certain, whether you have a feather cut, pixie, bob, wedge or shag, the basic health of your hair is what matters most!
To keep your hair healthy, it is important to follow some simple rules. My Aunt Mary taught me that what you eat and what you do to protect your hair impact it more than the type of products you apply to it.
- Omega 3’s are an essential part of maintaining healthy, shiny hair! Salmon is one of my favorite sources. I also take Flax Oil capsules every day. Other sources are avocados, walnuts and pumpkin seeds.
- Limit the amount of time you spend in the hot Summer Sun. I know we are sun worshippers, but if you have to be out for an extended amount of time, at least wear a hat.
- Drink water! Your skin and hair need to be well hydrated.
- If your hair is color-treated, beware of the chlorine. One Summer I had color-treated my hair and after swimming, it turned green! Be careful!
- I refuse to fry my hair. I do not put chemicals on it except to color treat (and I leave that to my hairstylist). I will not use a flatiron or blow dryer! Those are two tools that can fry your hair and wreck your hair’s integrity permanently.
- Be careful when choosing your method of root touch-up. Some are better than others.
- Trim the damaged ends of your hair about 1″ every 3 months.
- Don’t over-brush your hair. It creates more damage.
- Don’t color your hair too much. Avoid bleach completely.
- Take your multi-vitamin every day.
- Eat more protein. Legumes, beans. Protein shakes.
- Give your hair a break! Don’t wash it every day. Try washing every other day.
- Use a sodium-free / sulfate-free shampoo.
Now that my hair is finally “my own”, I’ve decided to let it grow longer. The ability to wear my hair up is a new adventure for me. When my hair was shorter, it did not take as long to style, but I just allow more time when getting ready to go out. Even though I wore some trendy tresses in the past, I’m enjoying my longer locks now. ❤
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. – Charles Caleb Colton