Haute & Hair: The Emergency Hair Kit

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I can't tell you the number of times I've been at work or out somewhere and received a call to go out to dinner, movies, etc. One look in the mirror and my first response should have been, "heck nah! have you seen my hair?!" I've left wherever I was early to rush home and try to do something to my hair so I look more presentable. The last time I couldn't go home and spent about $10 in "emergency" hair care items. It was at that point that I vowed never to be caught unprepared like that again, if I could help it. So I decided to create my Travel & Emergency Hair Kit (I will have to think of a cuter name for it). Here is the beginning of my kit...

The purpose of this kit is to have a few things on hand that I can leave in my car, take into work or just have on hand to freshen or restyle my hair. This kit isn't complete, but here's an upclose look at its contents so far:

  • Bobby and hair pins (in plastic baggie)
  • Aloe Vera gel
  • Stay Sof Fro (good ol' fashion afro sheen) used for smoothing down edges
  • Hair clips (to section hair or move out of way)
  • Paddle brush
  • Boar brush (for smoothing)
  • Rattail comb (for parting)
  • Hair elastics
  • Oil mix (EVOO, Ultimate Best oil, Nature's Shine)
  • Scarf for smoothing edges (not shown because it was being washed)

There are a few things that I want to add to the kit

  • Phony Bun
  • Phony pony
  • Half Wig (my ol standby, the Outre Ursula)
  • Hot Rollers
  • Flat Iron
  • Hair jewelry (headbands, flowers, hair candy, etc.)

For those of you that live in larger cities and don't drive, you can keep a similar kit in your desk drawer or locker at work. You may have to put your supplies in smaller containers in a smaller storage box, but you could essentially get the same effect.

This kit has already taken up residence in my trunk...never will I be unprepared again in a hair emergency...:)

Beautiful Rollerset

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I love this rollerset. My rollersets are still a bit too tight, even the ones I set on larger rollers. This can probably be best accomplished using hot rollers (with heat protectant of course). What do you think?

Haute & Hair: Protective Styles Blog

Monday, March 9, 2009

Hey Everyone!

Hope you had a great weekend! I did, it was busy, but good. Celebrated my mom's 62nd birthday! My mom is absolutely beautiful (and I look just like her...LOL) and proof positive that good black don't crack....lmbo!

A few weeks ago I started a new blog for those that protective style. It's called (big shocker) Protective Styles. You can find it here: http://protectivestyles.blogspot.com/

If you are not sure of what protective styling check for my explanation here. Feel free to contact me with requests for styles, comments, suggestions, etc. I look forward to hearing from you on Haute & Hair and Protective Styles!

Happy Hair Growing!

Huate & Hair: Check Out This Protective Style!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Click here for the instructions on the style below. Super chic and protective!

Haute & Hair: I Like Big Hair

Thursday, March 5, 2009

I'm a child of the 80s...so big hair is in my genes!

The picture to the right was taken in the 90s, but big hair was still in style then. Yeah, I know....LOL

Every once in a while I truly like the super sleek, ultra flat look. But more often than not, the bigger, fluffier, fuller, curlier it is, the better!!!!

So when I saw this pic of Solange (below), I fell in love. And the eye makeup is the truth, the lips I can do without (would like it better with a nude lip I think).
I have this half-wig by Outre (Gladys), but mine is longer. It has just about the fullness of Solange's hair, but not quite the curl.

Setting a human hair wig or half wig on small flexi rods or perm rods will achieve this look beautifully!

Of you can try this lacefront wig...I've seen this on some women in LHCF, Beverly does NOT do this wig justice!

Channel your inner Diana Ross!!!!!

Haute & Hair: Head Bobbin' Bobs!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

On LHCF there is an oh-so dangerous thread about fierce bobs....

It's dangerous because it has me contemplating taking the scissors to my own locks...

So those of you contemplating doing the same, here are some fierce cuts to send you over the edge and into the first stylist's chair you find!

Huate & Hair: Braids Can Be Formal

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Check out Jada Pinkett Smith at this year's Oscars...

I like the fact that she didn't take out her braids for the one-night affair. Although this is the biggest night in Hollywood, she chose not to succumb to the pressure to have a perfectly coiffed do and decided to make a classy hairstyle with her braids. From a distance you cannot really tell they are braids, it looks likes she's wearing a classic low ponytail. The simplicity of the do minimizes the appearance of the braids.
So there is no need to take out braids for a formal function, braids can be formal!
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