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Scunci Hair Elastics = Unhappy Me

28 Jan

Getting four heads of hair done in the morning, NOT even including my own, is a real feat!  Every second counts when we are racing the clock to get two of my girls on the bus and my little boy off to preschool.  That is why scünci clear hair elastics=unhappy hair dresser.  Just the fact that they stretch to a horrific size so I have to wrap it around a braid or pony tail six or seven times drives me nuts.  I want three times MAX!  I also don’t want to have to buy elastics every week, so I like to re-use the clear ones for as long as they hold up.  These ones have to be thrown away after the first wear because once you take them out they are thin, stretched out, worthless things.

The kicker though happened this morning.  I was feeling pretty awesome that I had gotten myself and the munchkins all ready to go to story-time at the library. They looked half decent and my hair was even done in a loose side french braid, and all by 9:00 am.

As I am sitting in story-time I hear a pop and then feel my hair fall out.  My elastic broke.  This is tragic for a hair stylist because it feels like a betrayal.  In the past I might have been very embarrassed, but hey, I was just happy to be out that early in the morning.  Luckily story-time was nearing the end and I did not have any more errands to run.  Needless to say I have now committed this brand of elastics to my brain and will not buy them again.  Even when they are the only ones on the shelf at the store and I am desperate.  That is when I will come home and turn to my good old friend, Amazon!

P.S.  I do like scünci brand colored elastics just fine.  It’s the clear ones I am going to steer CLEAR of.

Taylor Swift Ringlets

6 Mar

I have been wondering how Taylor Swift does her hair for years.  Well, I purchased a Hot Tools tapered curling iron on friday and I can finally create those gorgeous ringlets!  Let’s just say it was a fabulous friday! It is easy and literally only takes five to ten minutes depending on how much hair you are working with.  Now I just need to grow my hair out…..

I was honored to be able to do the up-do’s for a fashion show my church put on Friday night so I got plenty of practice with my new find.

Youth Fashion Show

Youth Fashion Show

I realize that some of you probably think this is old news, but here in my neck of the woods we get the fashions a little late.  I was only tipped off to this tool last month by a friend, and then noticed someone purchasing it at the beauty supply store a few weeks ago.  SO, my kids will be wearing ringlets all over town and I will be beaming as I watch their hair boing and bounce!

This hair-do put a spring in her step!

Watch this video for a how-to and make sure if you are going to purchase a clampless curling iron it comes with a heat protectant glove.  This makes it much more easy to use.

Go to to buy the Hot Tools brand or ask your stylist about it.  I like Hot Tools brand because, like the name says, they get hot!  You only have to hold the hair on for 10 seconds on medium heat.  I have had Hot Tools curling irons for over ten years that still work great!  If you find another brand you like and would recommend, I would love to hear about it.