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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Project Pinterest Update

Hi! Hope you're staying cozy during PolarVortex 2.0!  Just an FYI, I think I'm gonna do a post on how to have cute hair with a winter hat!  Because it is not always cute!!! 


I am well into the first month of my Pinterest-worthy hair project now.  Last week I focused on shampooing less, conditioning more and avoiding hot tools as much as possible.  I shampooed two days, rinsed and conditioned once, and slept with coconut oil slathered scalp to ends one night.  That next morning I technically had to shampoo twice to get all the oil out so I guess I actually shampooed thrice!! Haha!


Yesterday my girlfriend Erin asked if I wanted to use the horse pee shampoo she's been looking into trying.  I have already put her off twice on this.  I don't do pee.  Period.  She would more than likely let fairy elves pee on her hair if it would make her hair grow faster!   Anyway, I think I'm going to try it (the horse shampoo, not fairy elves) since it is supposed to make hair super-strong and shiny.  I guess it's worth a try!  Oh, and last night I slept with about 7 pumps of Goldwell Elixer combed through my hair...it is super shiny today!

This week I'm also going to do an olive oil and honey moisture mask.  I'm looking forward to that fiasco! I'll let you know how that goes!  And I will be introducing you to Erin this week, as well!  Yay!

Have a great day, and stay warm!
Lindsay

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Pinterest Hair: Olive Oil Treatment

As I sautéed onions and garlic in olive oil for spaghetti sauce yesterday, I thought, "This is the perfect time to do a hair treatment!"  No? Sure, once I got the rest of my sauce together and turned down the heat, I nuked 1/4 cup of the golden goodness and grabbed a haircolor brush, a towel and set up my Sony in my bathroom!


I applied the warmed oil to my scalp first, taking about 1 inch partings.
     

Next, applied it throughout the ends of my dry and thirsty locks.
Then I wrapped my hair in a warm towel and per the post I found on Pinterest, I held my head upside down for 4 minutes, and left the oil on for at least 10 minutes.  (Being upside makes the blood rush to your follicles, increasing absorption, supposedly.)

When my time was up, I rinsed with warm water, shampooed and conditioned.  Then I dried my hair a bit and relaxed with my family over a nice meal!


My hair was super-shiny, didn't smell too bad, but was a little extra greasy today.  All good, I cleaned and helped my hubs with some work, and took a nice hot shower. I washed and conditioned my hair, letting it air dry.  It feels sooo silky! I might have to make spaghetti every day! Haha!

Cheers to hot olive oil,
Lindsay


Thursday, January 9, 2014

Tonight's Stuff!



Ahh, nothing better than ending a long and stressful day with a hot shower, a glass of Pinot and some super-beneficial skincare products,

Tonight I started with ROC retinal Correxion Deep Wrinkle Night Cream all over, then Avon Genics Eye Treatment cream around my eyes, and topped it all of with Korres Quercetin & Oak Antiageing & Antiwrinkle Night Cream.

To my towel-dried hair, I applied 3 pumps of Goldwell Elixir, which contains argan and tamanu oils. Yum!

Then I enjoyed my glass of wine, got my kids ready for bed and nearly fell asleep cruising through Facebook and Instagram.  Sleepy!

Hope you have sweet dreams!
Lindsay

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Project Pinterest Hair 1

Here is my first video about my big, new project! Enjoy and follow on Pinterest and Youtube!
http://pinterest.com/beautybylindsay http://youtube.com/beautybylindsayc

It's my first HD video, so the quality is amazeballs, but I am still under my technical-difficulties learning curve with all the editing/PC stuff...so ignore the lameness where it occurs! Haha!

Thanks for watching!
Lindsay

Thursday, January 2, 2014

First Conditioning Treatment of the Pinterest-Hair Journey!

Ok, so I'm putting it ALL out here for you, now!  This is post-conditioning treatment, post 2-hours outside in 12 degree snow-day weather, post-shower, no makeup, and possible Sarcoidosis skin-flareup on my face...

Before I got all bundled up for snow fun with the kiddos, I slathered Coconut Oil all through my dry hair and wrapped it up under my North Face ski cap.  Then I spent the next two hours hiking and playing in the 7+inches of snow all around our house!!  We even hiked up the trail through our woods, which made me smile from ear to ear!!!

When we came in from the frigidity, I took a lusciously hot shower, washed my oiled hair once with Paul Mitchell Baby Don't Cry Shampoo, then once with TIGI Bed Head Urban anti-dotes level 2 shampoo, and conditioned with the same TIGI conditioner.  I wrapped my hair in a towel turban for about 10 minutes, then let the locks air dry.

I love the way Coconut Oil leaves my hair super-silky when it dries!  Full disclosure for the condition of my hair (brief version): I was diagnosed with Sarcoidosis, a fairly rare autoimmune disease in early March 2013, and I'm currently taking the drugs methotrexate and prednisone, which can cause hair loss and dryness, as well as other nasty side effects.  I'm sure you have noticed my weight fluctuation over the last nine months, and it hasn't been for a baby, haha!

My goal is to have long, gorgeous, luscious locks by Christmas 2014, but this will not be a normal hair-growth year for me.  I have a lot of short regrowth (thank goodness it is coming back!) and my hair overall is extremely thin and fragile.  I have switched from lightened haircolor to a darker, more gentle demi-permanent color.  I have always had silky, abundant, fast-growing hair, and it has been a "jagged little pill" to quote Alanis Morissette, to have to start dealing with weird hair side-effects in addition to a very uncomfortable and upsetting disease.  Ugh.

So on this journey, I will be taking you and my medicines, my friend Erin who is also trying to get long hair, and random Pinterest-inspired hair-growth treatments...along with my 12 years of experience as a professional hairstylist, we'll see where we get by December 2014, eh?

Cheers to snow days, Pinterest and Cosmetology licensure!
Lindsay

New Computer, New Blog Year!





Just tooling around with my new computer!!!  I've been using my iPad for everything since the Spring of 2012, so I'm trying to get my sea legs back in the PC world!!  Here is an example of a webcam photo....note the wan no-makeup face and not-yet-Pinterest-worthy hair!!  Oh, and the girls in the background are my friends Viola, Fiona and Miss Kim!!!  Good ol' cosmetology school!!

Ok, gotta go get the kiddos....early dismissal due to cray-cray snow!!!

Cheers to sledding! And faster typing via actual keyboard!!
Lindsay