Saturday, July 16, 2011

The New 'Do

Deva Curl shampoo, conditioner, and hair gel

        Surprised? I have short hair! I'm so glad I finally cut it cause I'd been wanting to do it for a long time. I thought I would wait until summer when I could experiment and not worry about how it looks for school everyday. I'm glad I did because it needed some tweaking after the original cut. Last week I went to the hair salon and took about six inches off; completely even at the ends, no layers or anything. I had it blown out strait which looked really nice at the time. The problem came about when I let it go curly a few days later. It was too.... big, triangular, I don't know. It just wasn't right. I tried a myriad of drugstore products; mousse, paste, curl cream, but nothing gave me that perfectly imperfect tousle I wanted. When I had my hair long I would straighten it all the time, but part of the reason I cut it was to embrace my natural texture, so I decided to try adding layers. Nothing too major, just some shorter pieces to frame my face. I went to a different salon and put full hair-restoring faith in the stylist who does my mother's hair. She completely understood the problem. Even better than I did, actually. She cut it dry, twisting my locks and cutting into them from an angle, then washed my new 'do with shampoo and conditioner made especially for curly hair. While it was still wet, she scrunched it with a light gel and put clips at the roots to add some lift. Once my hair dried she shook out the curls a bit and softened my part so that it wasn't as harsh. One look in the mirror and I knew I had come to the right place. My hair feels so much lighter and totally non-triangular. I bought all the products the stylist used so I can keep up with my curly mane at home. I'm so glad I cut my hair short, it was definitely time for a change. I think this look is a lot more "me." It's easy, girly, and sophisticated yet fun.   


31 comments:

  1. Love it! I have naturally curly hair but I always used to straighten it . Lately I've been embracing my curls and wearing it natural though. Good for you girl! You look great!

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  2. how many times have I told you that you're my favorite person? every time you post I want to run to your house and shower you with gifts and hugs. HA! you look beautiful lindsay!

    xoxo

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  3. Anonymous7/16/2011

    WOW MY GOODNESS DEARY! you look just darling. you remind me quite much of a very eclectic friend i had numerous years ago. she had a beautiful stature much like yourself and was very tall and slender. she had the most beautiful head of hair. unfortunately, she was diagnosed with an extremely rare form of toe cancer. it eats up the cartilage in your toes and they ultimately had to amputate on her entire leg. meanwhile, she lost all of her hair through chemotherapy. it was such a shame to see her golden locks leave this planet. as a poetry major in the college of liberal arts in north dakota, i wrote a poem for her and put it into a scrapbook that i wanted to give her while she lay in that dreary hospital bed. the day i went to give her the scrapbook with my poem scripted within, i received news that the toe cancer had reached up to her thighs! i came at a crucial time in her cancerous life. the scrapbook brought her jolly and hohoho like santa clause (as it was christmas time) ANYWHO the point of my story dearest lindsay, is that when she finally made a miraculous recovery she had a haircut quite similar to yours. your face is far more slender and your cheeks more full than hers but nonetheless, u bring me a fond memory of her. i am no longer friends with her because the toe cancer put her in a very depressing mood. she was very dark and acted much older than she really was and was no longer enjoyable to be around. your sophistication reminds me of her but u seem so joyful and happy and ur sense of style is reminiscent of her fashionable sense. i enjoy reading your blog and constantly look forward to ur posts because u bring me a jolly hohoho. all in all, i do not wish the rare toe cancer upon u and hope u live a full and happy life my dearest lindsay. i do not wish to share with u my identity becaus ei am self conscious of people knowing the insider scoop of the reason for my friendless life. SINCERELY, your lovely and bodacious blog reader

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  4. Super cute! You look so pretty with short hair! Love, love, love the new haircut!!!
    -Katherine
    http://fashionablyawkwardr.blogspot.com/

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  5. you look much younger with short hair :)
    altho you already so young!
    15!
    when I was 15, I was wondering around in cargos and t-shirt instead of lovely blouse and fab trench coat

    <3
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  6. the cut is adorable! i tried out deva chan products a while ago, but they ended up not working out because i have an oily scalp. first i tried the no-poo, then the low-poo, but it made my hair too oily! the conditioner is the best though, it leaves the hair incredibly smooth!

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  7. It looks G R E A T! I am so terrified to cut my hair, I really admire your will the take the leap and go for some change. I have similar curly hair like you, so it gives me hope that I can look this cute if I ever decide to cute it :)

    Chelsey
    http://bobachi.blogspot.com

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  8. I love your style, this is so pretty!
    Follow each other?
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  9. hey :) i haven't visited your blog in a while.. it's looking great! xx opinionslave
    / twitter: @opinionslave

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  10. You look nice with the shorter hair. xx

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  11. you look really nice ! sometime we need a change !

    have a nice day

    ave

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  12. Wow, you look fab Lindsay. Short hair totally suits you :D

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  13. You look soo beautifuul!

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  14. I like it, you look really pretty :)
    I would never cut my hair, Im just too "long hair"

    See you cutie!

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  15. okay i'm trying to say this in the least creepy way possible but i'm taking classes at FIT too and i saw you there with your new hair and i thought it looked SO good. hopefully you don't think i'm a creeper-just another fashion lover :)

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  16. You look adorable! Glad you got that hair problem fixed! Hair not going the way you want is a confidence killer! I love your new haircut! I've wanting to cut my hair short too! However, for me, I feel that short hair needs more maintenance. I need to constantly style my hair whereas when it is long I can go au natural without it looking bad ha.

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  17. you have a nice hair and u look so pretty :)

    cheers,
    Joie de Vivre

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  18. Your hair looks great! Very pretty :)

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  19. It looks SO gorgeous! I love it!!

    moonstruck exposé

    x. juliana

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  20. Cute haircut!

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  21. It looks great on you!!!

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  22. totally adore your new hair. so pretty! :)

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  23. Your hair looks so nice!

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  24. I love your cut, so pretty!!!

    Titti

    http://dellaclasseedialtremusiche.blogspot.com/

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  25. Your hair looks so healthy and beautiful! So jealous that you can maintains unfrizzy curls in this hot humidity! :) Thanks so much for the comment on my blog!! Should we follow each other?

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  26. I love your new hair cut! :D
    Just love it! :)


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  27. Love your blog! :)

    Follow me if you like my blog and I'll follow you back! :)

    UNDERNEATH THE STARS

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  28. WOW. your are so nice

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  29. thank you for your lovely comment! : )
    this is a reaaally cute haircut! i love it!
    have a nice day!
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  30. You're so pretty! You're blog is really cool!
    So much love <3
    xx,
    R.

    http://www.theteenageroyalty.blogspot.com

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