June 28, 2009

on a good hair day...

aaaaand who doesn't want to do a photoshoot with themselves on a good hairday?

I know, I know. You're all, "Really? Calm down with the narcissism, already. Geeze." But I will not apologize for an impromptu photo shoot on a good hair day. I refuse! (Please tell me I'm not the only one who wants to grab a camera immediately once I realize I am experiencing a good hair day, just to document the goodness.) And, anyway, at least I didn't make a photo montage with the rest of the fifty-eight photos. (I AM KIDDING. Kind of.)

So, the whole point of this post is to tell you about something that has basically changed my life. Or, the life of my hair, anyway. Something like that.

First of all, I've had an incredibly intense blog-crush on Whoorl for the last two years. Her blog is probably the first I started reading on a fairly regular basis. (Okay, so, maybe it was every afternoon at 2PM. Details, details.)

I'll admit it. I love her. Mostly because she is witty, sarcastic, has the most incredible hair and also manages to pull off the maxi dress look while looking like a complete goddess and not at all like a baked potato (which is, quite frankly, what I look like in said any dress with a hemline past my knees). Anyway, she came up with an awesome website called Hair Thursday, which covers all things "hair" and "amazing" and "I want", which led me to a tutorial she made on how to curl your hair with a flat iron. (Seriously, watch it! Watch it immediately!)

Aaaaand long story short, my hair is incredibly thankful.

I'll admit, in order to achieve this style you do have to have a small-ish flat iron - and I must recommend the one I recently purchased on Amazon: Farouk CHI 1 inch flat-iron (AKA: my lover). I know it seems like a lot of money, but really? Totally worth it. (Especially since it is basically a curling iron as well as a flat iron.) Also, as a warning, it may take a few tries to really get the technique down. The first time I tried it, my hair was all, "Yeah, not happening. Don't talk to me. Go away." The second time, I went a little out of control and ended up looking like some sort of Pussycat Doll/Danity Kane hybrid - you know, the sort of person you look at and all you can think is, "For the love of all things holy. The hair. OH, THE HUMANITY." (Like so.) However, now, I'm happy to say that this is my new favorite hairstyle ever. Once you get the hang of it, it is much faster and much easier than dealing with an actual curling iron.

On a side note, I've found that it sometimes works best for me to flip hair the opposite way from what it shows in the video. Instead of twisting hair "down" I'll twist it "up" so the curl loops around the other way. (If that even makes sense.) And also? I woke up this morning with perfect waves, and didn't even have to do anything to my hair, aside from a quick fluff, before walking out the door. (Which is surprising for many reasons, but mostly because it was so hot last night that I was pretty sure I was going to wake up with my hair looking like a hot, crunchy mess, matted to the side of my face and was going to be forced to leave the house like that, simply because I have to wake up at the crack of dawn on weekends and give myself a mere twenty minutes to get ready.) So, needless to say, it was a good morning.

I demand everyone to try it immediately (that is, if you have enough hair - if not, find someone and make them bake you cookies/bring you Starbucks/buy you season eight of Friends in exchange for giving them awesome hair) and then take an unnecessary amount of photos afterwards. Because that is always the best part. Hurrah!

47 comments:

  1. I do the SAME thing when I'm having a good hair day. I'll find any excuse to go out & get dressed up if I'm having a good hair day. So you're fine. & I love your photo montage. :]

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  2. Your hair looks so cute! And I love all the pics. :)

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  3. Oh please girl! Anytime I look remotely fabulous, I take a slew of photos. Narcissists unite!

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  4. Awww! I love my Chi's! I've bought them ever since I was in high school...I always buy them on Ebay! They last a long time too!!!

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  5. Love it!!
    I still haven't mastered how to curl my hair properly yet, because it's stick straight and wants to stay that way. :)

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  6. Narcissism is totally underrated! ;)
    It makes me giddy to have a good hair day and I've been known to announce it to pretty much anyone who will listen that day LOL
    It takes half a day to straighten this mess so I never do it but I get so jealous of some of you girls and your fab hair. I am loving these curls/waves!

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  7. If I can make my hair look lovely like yours on the first try, I promise I will post pictures (maybe all 58) on my blog :)

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  8. I totally do that too! No judgement here... I have a "hair" folder of pictures, usually they're from after I get a haircut. I just can't seem to duplicate the look that the stylist makes, no matter how hard I try. So, thanks for sharing the video, I'll have to give it a shot! =-)

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  9. Gorgeous! Love the look! :) Now I'm going to try it on my hair too! hehe

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  10. Your hair does look beautiful :)

    I'll have to try it out!

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  11. Your hair is mucho pretty :)

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  12. I do that with my tiny flat iron!! Thats the only way that I can get my hair to curl, others just do not do the trick. I was giddy once I found that I could straighten my hair AND curl it (which frankly, I like curling so much better).
    And I do the pictures when I have a good hair do as well. Oddly, it mostly happens right before I get into the shower... Lol.
    I have a Remington straightener that I got from Ulta for $50, and its fabulous. It heats to 430 degrees and holds curls in my hair even after a night of sleep.
    =D

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  13. This is pretty much the ONLY way I've curled my hair for the past year. Because my curling irons - yes, I've tried several - just don't get hot enough to keep a curl in, but my Chi is my lover and if it were legal, I'd marry that bad boy. I love that you can change the tightness of the curl by the speed you pull the iron down, even if you use the same sized iron every time. Makes me happy.

    You look lovely! You deserve to have your photo taken!

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  14. Oh you hair looks so cute, and that video makes it seems to easy. Maybe I'll try that tomorrow. You have me intrigued.

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  15. I love these brilliant discoveries in the world of fashion. Sadly, my straightener is a 2" so I can't pull off the curling iron trick... but if ever I get my paws on one I'll have to give it a shot!

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  16. First, your hair looks great, and I love whoorl too. I tried the flat iron technique and quickly found out that I don't have enough hair. It was a really sad moment.

    Second, I'm going to go ahead and admit that most of the photos in my Mac's Photo Booth are of me on good hair days. It's hard to resist. They come so few and fair between.

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  17. Hey! My friend Angie totally curled my hair with her flat iron for my wedding. We did a trial run (after the Wedding Hair Rage Video? Are we remembering that fiasco?) and I couldn't believe that it actually worked! I loved it.
    And girl, when you've got your face along with that hair, you snap as many photos as you like. You're gorgeous and now I'm going to go pretend like I'm not jealous and make my husband kiss me a lot so I feel pretty!! Haha.

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  18. EVERY time I get my hair done, I'm that freak who's in her car taking about a dozen or so pictures of her freshly-styled new 'do.

    your hair is quite lovely and I love that flat-iron trick :)

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  19. You are so beautiful. I just adore your hair.

    One day, when mine is long enough, I will try the curling with the flat iron. I already bookmarked the video. ;) Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Your hair looks fantastic!

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  21. you. are. too. adoreable.

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  22. you have amazing hair.

    i'm totally ok with the narcissism.

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  23. Woo! Hurrah for good hair days! Looks super good chicka - yay! :)

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  24. hehe.. love it!!! your hair always looks fabulous!! love your blog too, you're my blog crush (don't judge me. :P)

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  25. I love it!

    I've been thinking about purchasing a CHI flat iron after mine dies. (It's so close.) Do you use any particular products to maintain the curl?

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  26. It's so cute! I used to do that all the time with my long hair- but I have to admit I'm a little thrilled that my options are more limited now, I would just get totally carried away!

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  27. Aww your hair is adorable!

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  28. Love that style! I've only tried curling with a flat iron a couple of times but I like it for special hair days!

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  29. your hair looks amazing! I wish mine could look like that!!

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  30. AHH, it looks absolutely gorgeous! I need to give this another shot... one time I tried after watching a friend do hers, and after the first strand was all crimped and hidjus, I gave up on it.

    And you know I totally don't judge you by those photos because in all honesty, if my hair looked that good I'd blow it up and put it on my living room wall. Shame doesn't exist on good hair days!

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  31. Yay! This post is timed perfectly! I just broke my straightener and I'm on the market for a new one.

    Now to just convince The Boy that I NEED the CHI....hmmmm.

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  32. Isn't curling your hair with a flatiron the most amazing idea ever?! I love it! P.S. Your hair looks amazingly gorgeous!

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  33. You are gorgeous!

    (I am totally bookmarking this post for those days when I'm feeling not-so-great about myself. Thank you for all of the kind words!)

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  34. Wow I am beyond jealous of that perfect freaking hair. adorable! I'm thinking about getting a chi straightener and obviously you recommend it! I might have to take the plunge and get it.

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  35. Gorgeous!

    I do the same exact thing! I take about 30 pictures of myself then call the Hubby to come over and join me for some lovin' pictures. I'm glad to find out that I'm not the only one that does this. :)

    But I'm not sure if anyone does this.... take pictures of themselves in the bathroom in front of the mirror at work. :-X No one has caught me yet... and I hope I just didn't jinx it.

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  36. I love to do that too! It's not THAT narcissist :)
    Beautiful blog - stopping by from SITS, have a great day!!

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  37. your hair does look amazing! totally photo shoot worthy. and I am guilty of doing the same thing. though, I never spend much time or effort on my hair. I just don't have the patience. but I really should try harder since last week two people complimented me just because I had my hair DOWN! haha, I am so lazy I hardly ever blow dry anymore...

    what I really need though is a cut and color. just need to find an extra $100 lying around somewhere... :)

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  38. ooh your hair is super cute, love the curls. and the top left pic totally reminds me of brandyismagic's twitter pic. haha. very cute.

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  39. Your hair looks SO great, lady! But your hair always looks so good. Man, I can never get my hair to look right -- but, I'm also quite lazy. Oh, and you always have the cutest tank tops!

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  40. I do love a good hair day! And you are WAY TOO CUTE :)

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  41. Okay, yeah, you are like STUPID gorgeous.

    The end.

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  42. You are so gorgeous. Who can blame you for capturing those lovely locks on film? It's only natural!

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  43. LOVE your hair - it's so cute!

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  44. you look so lovely!! I will have to try this. Maybe today when I have the day off and can spend forever playing around with my hair. Gosh I can't even remember the last time I did that. <3

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  45. Oh my lands, you did that with a flat iron?!? It looks amazing!

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  46. I'll be honest. The first time I visited your website my *very* first thought was "Ohmygodiloveherhair!"

    For serious.

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  47. Okay, so I tried this this morning. Didn't. Work. At all. But! I will try it again because practice makes perfect, right? And I also did manage ONE decent curl, so I figure if I can do it once, I can do it again. At some point. Hopefully tomorrow.

    In other...news? Comments? Regarding your most recent post...

    I CANNOT BELIEVE your husband has FOUR brothers. Mine has three and I thought they were quite the raucous bunch. I could not even imagine adding a forth to the mix. Ridic.

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