Friday, 21 October 2016


Ugh. My hair has been doing that annoying "mildly upset"-thing for some weeks now. 
I think I may have overdone the benign neglect thing: I've been feeding it plenty of leave in conditioner to protect it from the windy, cold and wet autumn, given it oil at the ends something and been doing overnight deep conditionings for days off.
Yea, its been too much for my coarse hair.
It's been ages since last I created build up, but there we go.
I used the Lioele L'Cret Hair Color Keeper Treatment Shampoo that I got in a Memebox Rapunzel box back in 2014 (!). I gave the shampoo to hubby back then, but he has so much shampoo that I've received unwanted, so he haven't managed to work through the pile yet.
It was pretty good actually. Felt pretty gentle and smelled like herbs.
Of course my hair was pretty cranky to be shampooed, but it has calmed down by the next day, and then the "mildly upset" issue was gone.
When did I last have to shampoo my hair?

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Today's hair

I was so pleased with the double, vertical nautilus buns the other day, that I did them again.

Me messing around with the strong autumn light in the train.

Good thing the train was almost empty, haha!

Trying to catch the mirrored mirror image of my buns. Not actually so easy on a moving train!

Monday, 17 October 2016

Today's hair

Chinese bun with a TimberstoneTurnings stick that I got from Hypnotica a long time ago. This thing is super pretty (And probably cost an arm and a leg!), but so enormously huge that I never really get any use out of it.

I take it out and try it a couple of times a year, then sigh in defeat and put it back in storage. It really makes me look like I have some sort of weird antenna going on.

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Tutorial request

Per request from the other day: An unnamed bun.

Any name suggestions for this thing?

I played around with it a bit and found that this was the best way to create it:

1. Start off with your hair split horizontally in two braids.
(I did two 5-stranded just for fun, but effed the 5-strand up a bit at the beginning. Why do you only ever spot that once youre done??)

2. Pin a clip through the beginning of the top braid.

3. Wrap the bottom braid up around the base of the top braid and tuck it under the clip ends.

4. Finish wrapping the bottom braid around the base and above the top braid, and tuck the end under.

5. Wrap the top braid around the bun.

6. Tuck ends under, adjust for lopsidedness and "smooth" the entire bun.

7. Done!

It's quite pretty!

It has a lot of the qualities I like in a bun: Good stability, packed flatly to my head, a structure that stands out from any other buns I could have made instead, and it looks like it took a lot longer to create than it did.

Fixing and structuring flyaways are optional!

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Wanna see something gross?

Why is it that shed hair is kind of gross?
No matter what, it seems no one has any positive feelings towards it. Everyone has a vague kind of dislike for shed hairs.

Anyways, the reason I bring it up is, that a friend of mine who has dreadlocks, asked me for some of my shed hairs to extend some of her dreads that lost some length.
I've been gathering up shed hairs for some months now and have a pretty good portion of it.

Even for me, handling my own shed hairs I have a vague feeling of "ick". So weird.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Today's hair

I had quite a bit of flyaways, so I gathered them up with some leave in conditioner to give them structure and look like I had done it on purpose.

Hair today is the opposite from yesterday: Top braid is in a Nautilus bun with the bottom braid wrapped up and around it. Funny how big a difference it makes! It looks like two completely different styles, not just the same mirror shot flipped upside down.

Monday, 10 October 2016

Today's hair

Same braids as yesterday. Bottom braid is in a nautilus, top braid is wrapped around and almost seems to describe a fibonacci spiral?

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Today's hair

Monday is my killer day. First I have work and then I have to kill some time at work or finding something else to do before going to Korean. It just doesn't pay off to go home in the meantime between work and class. Class is further into the Copenhagen area, so I have some annoying transportation to get home.
Usually I'm home around midnight.
So Mondays are annoying days where I can't really get to do anything other than work and Korean.
And Tuesdays I'm usually pretty beat. I'm getting too old for days like that...

So, I've been experimenting with braids that can "last" two days or more and be used for different styles.

Sundays hair is two braided Nautilus buns.

This updo also made me appreciate my new lack of length: Usually trying to stuff my hair into two Flexies like this results in lots of anger and curse words. This time it was a lot easier and I didn't have to redo the initial braids to be more accurate with the amount of hair in each.

Friday, 7 October 2016

Length shot bloopers

As usual when I ask Mr Igor to take pictures of my hair, my camera is full of random shots (Usually aimed at my butt) so here you go: Igors hair in motion.

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Length shot

I believe I owe a length shot?

For the first time, probably since I shaved my head, my hair feels short.
Crazy, huh?
All the trims I've had over the years (decade and a half about now!) this is the first time a trim left my hair feeling short.
It's not a bad thing though! My ends feels thick and awesome and healthy.
It's so much easier to comb too: One, big swoop with the comb and done. No need to grab the ends and bring them up and into reach.
I enjoy braiding my hair all the way to the ends now. Instead of thinning down to a sad little thing that isn't worth braiding, my hair now ends almost abruptly.
I love it!

Damp hair

Dry hair