We forgot to celebrate our 100th post last week.
As a consolation, here's a brand new CocoNUNdrum for you:
I was very excited when I saw that the MikChiks give hair advice. Here is a description of my hair needs: I have a high broad forehead and fine, thin, curly hair. I don't like my hair to fall in my face (and it makes my acne worse if it does--I never did grow out of that like is supposed to happen). I also have a hidden disability and I don't have the energy to spend fussing with my hair and cannot keep my arms up (as to wash or blow dry my hair) for very long.
The hair routine you described for Curly-headed is too much for me (and I cannot do the flip upside down bit). I usually wash every second or third day, use a leave-in conditioner (avoiding the crown, just like you mentioned), gently pick and comb, scrunch, and let air dry (taking rest breaks as needed). On non-wash days, if I'm going out and need my hair to look nice, wet with a spray bottle and use a leave-in conditioner. I could change my routine but not make it longer or more complicated.
I'm interested in trying a new cut that would be shorter (thus, quicker to wash) and look nice with my egg-shaped face (pointy-side-chin-side), and still be easy to fix (and keep out of my face).
Curls for Simplicity
We at Connecting now are very excited about this coNUNdrum. Not because we intend on giving long-winded advice, but because we had a lot of time to kill this weekend and ended up playing around with pictures on the Internet.
One thing led to another and we found ourselves begging Simplicity here to let us put her picture up. After a while of grating on her nerves, she caved. We have that effect on people.
Here is Simplicity:
Now some of our readers may know this gal, but she's asking to keep her name off the record (for obvious reasons), so please refrain from mentioning it. If you would.
First of all we think that the term "egg shaped head" is a little harsh. We like to think of you as "Oval". That being said, you're lucky because Oval shapes are easy to work with. :D
We decided that in the interest of keeping our readers visually stimulated, we would take Simplicity's picture and upload it into one of those virtual makeover sites and play around with a lot of different hairstyles. Turns out that those sites tend to be a little persnickety about people copying the "after" photos and posting them on their blogs. Harumph.
But, ever resilient, we have gone the old fashioned route and created our OWN virtual makeover today!
First thing we did was crop Simplicity's own hair out of the photo so we could really get an idea of what we're working with. In doing this we have unanimously concluded that baldness is NOT a great look for Simplicity.
Then we found this gorgeous pic of our dear personal friend, Keri Russell. Right.
Then we worked our magic and gave Simplicity a great new look!
Think of it as "windswept".
But seriously, although our Photoshop skills leave something to be desired, we think this would be an adorable cut on Simplicity.
Because of the length, this cut would be lightweight, allowing you to get away with an abbreviated version of the usual curly-haired regimen.
Just like the last curly haircut, you need to tell your hairdresser that you want lots of texture with NO blunt, heavy layers. That will keep you from going the way of the triangle!
As for styling, stay gentle with the towel like we said before. No rough wringing! Let your hair air dry for a few minutes. Then apply your product and twist the ends around your fingers. Also consider buying a barrel roll curling iron. Use this to add some super-defined curls to your natural tresses--takes only seconds. Just pick random areas to curl, particularly framing your face, and also in the back to add a little volume. This will give you a more polished look to your curls without forcing you to spend too long with your arms up.
Please send us a picture when you get your new do!
Maddie and Lisa
Any other bright ideas? Not-so-bright ideas?