Archive for May 27th, 2011

FBFF Q&A: Gee your hair smells terrific!

27 May

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I know most of you don’t remember this shampoo. In fact, the “Dorothy Hamill” haircut probably means nothing to you. I, on the other hand, have seen my fair share of rotations around the sun and I know such things as what The Breck Girl looks like and how to get my hair to smell, well, terrific! I confess, I did use this shampoo once. I’m going to guess that it took a lot of pleading given that I probably wasn’t old enough to earn my own money. Yes, all in the name of hair.

The things we do for hair!

And you thought I was going to say “love”. Our locks, manes, ‘do, the mop, whatever you might call it, that’s the topic this week for Fashion Beauty Friend Friday. I did not grow up with great hair. I actually think it gave me the liberty to do anything and everything to it because it was not precious. Left to its own devices my hair would look great paired with a tie-dyed t-shirt and some Birkenstock sandals.

Yes, friends, I have mother earth hair.

Not quite straight, not quite curly, a little bit on the wild side. And by wild I mean frizzy. There’s a lot of it, too. My hair is purposely thinned out, colored, highlighted, low-lighted: I call it “the works.”

Wild hair runs in my family. When my sister Ingrid was undergoing chemotherapy she told me she wasn’t losing any hair. We laughed about the fact that it would be hard to tell anyway, there’s so much of it on top of her head. I love my sister’s sense of humor, and yes, we have a lot of hair. Here are some of my more current favorite hair days. I give props to my friend and stylist, Nicole Goodman who works out of Sakura in Oakland. My hair has never looked this good before. Read on to see what my regiment is like.

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Lovely locks


FBFF: How often do you get your hair cut?

FJ: A light trim every six to twelve weeks, a style cut every three months or so.

FBFF: Do you go to the same stylist each time, try someone new, go to the cheap hair cutting chains or live it up in a salon?

FJ: Gasp! You said “cheap” and “hair” in the same sentence! While I might make more frugal choices in other aspects of my life my hair is not where I cut corners. I go to the same stylist. I would never object to paying a skilled and talented professional for their services as long as I can afford it. I’ve had my hair downright ruined in the past and given how long it’s taken me to grow it out from being spiky platinum it’s not a risk I will take.

In fact, a so-called reputable salon once over-processed my hair after giving me a terrible haircut and it broke off in chunks. CHUNKS!! I have only cried once about my hair and called in sick to work over it. I had to cut it all off and start all over from scratch. Needless to say, I recognize a good thing and know to stick with it.

Daily outfit, style tips, hair styles
Platinum and spiky


FBFF: Do you color your hair? How often? What’s your natural color?

FJ: Heck yeah, mother nature doesn’t love anyone enough to keep the greys at bay. My natural hair color is deep brown. I went lighter because the salt and pepper action happening in the part was not attractive against dark brown hair. Besides, it’s fun to change it up and I love the way it looks.

FBFF:  The one thing you always do to keep your hair looking great is:

FJ: Color and trim regularly, air dry it and use a protective leave-in conditioner.

FBFF: What hair trend do you love and wish you could rock?

FJ: I don’t know. I feel like I’ve done so much to my hair, I can’t imagine what’s left. This answer clearly requires its own post. Someday.

Thank you Katy of Modly Chic for crafting this topic. Friend Friday is an opportunity for fashion and beauty bloggers to share their thoughts on a specific topic and read what others have to say on that same topic. For more information, check out Modly Chic and welcome to the wonderful world of blogging!