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Fight Bed Head... And Win!

Apr 30, 2012

How often do you wake up looking like a "before picture" or looking like you just stuck your finger in an electrical socket? And how hard is it to tame your hair into submission?

One Expert Weighs In

We spoke with Suzie Bond, owner of PERFECT 5th Salon in Mooresville, North Carolina to find out how to avoid waking up with untameable hair and how to tame it once it happens. Here's what she suggests:

One way to avoid waking up with unattractive bed head is to protect your hair first!  Try using a slippery satin pillowcase.  It's easy to travel with too!  Taking it another step further, use a firm pillow. When you sink deeply into a fluffy pillow, your hair gets squished and it's sometimes difficult to recover. And finally, (if your hair is long), wear your hair in a low ponytail. This will keep your hair from traveling and twisting.

If its too late and bed head has already set in, keep a small spray bottle filled with water nearby. Just give a light spray directly to the areas that need repair. Utilizing your blowdryer and appropriate brush, restyle those areas.  A quicker fix is to hit the root area with with a dry shampoo like Texture Experts FRESH DUST. Then use your hands or blow drying technique to reposition the hair.

Cowlicks

And what about cowlicks? You know, those sections of hair that just don't seem to do what you want, no matter what? According to Wikipedia, "Cowlicks appear when the growth direction of the hair forms a spiral pattern. The term "cowlick" originates from the domestic bovine's habit of licking its young, which results in a swirling pattern in the hair." If you suddenly start getting cowlicks when you never did before, it's probably time for a haircut. If cowlicks are a regular thing for you, ask a hair stylist to recommend a new style that works with the growth of your hair instead of against it. If you're set on a style but your hair is dead set against it, there's always major styling product like strong gel, mud or wax to tame your hair into submission.

Have Your Say

Do you wake up looking like a horror film victim? Tell us your bed head horror stories and how you win the fight against cowlicks in your comments below!

 

 

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"aftershock" wrote: "NicolletteA" wrote: no. and you sound like the marketing people that stop me at the mall.  :/ lol, I'm not, i just kno someone whos making a new app and wanted to see if any1 would use it.   BTW what do u say to the marketing people at the mall? No. I don't like those people at the mall. Sometimes, they ask my family and I (usually directed at my mom and sister, but sometimes at me, too. Even though I'm under 13. Not for long though.) if they want their hair done. And sometimes I'm so tempted to say, "No thank you. I did my hair today. Do you think I want it done?" But of course I never do. It's kinda disrespectful. So we just usually say No thank you. My mom, sister, and I now have a solution for that (my idea when I was maybe ages 9-11) Don't make eye contact with them and pretend that they aren't there.
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BookWorm86
This is GREAT advice! Thx a lot StephRox!:) I have a younger brother & he can be EXASPERATING at times lol! Great advice!!:D
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Arenl
Arenl posted in Family Issues:
My little brother is annoying as ever, but I have to handle him. He is my brother after all.
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Arenl
Arenl posted in Family Issues:
@Sophieeee I definitely agree with you.
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Sophieeee
 Loosing a parent is hard, your dad knows that and I'm sure that he misses your mom just as much as you do. Whether you explain to him how you are feeling or not, you should know that your Dad will always love you and admitting to him how you feel isn't going to change that. Although it is completely understandable how you feel, you need to let your dad move one eventually. It's not fair to him if he has to spend the rest of his life alone. Even though you might not see it, its a good thin that your dad is finally feeling comfortable enough to date. It doesn't mean that he is letting go of your mom or that he will forget about her, it means that he is moving on with his life. You lost your mother and he lost the love of his life. Dating other people will probably start off being just as hard for him as it is for you. My advice is that you talk to your dad. Let him know how you feel in the most gentle and understanding way that you can. Don't flat out say that you don't want him dating anyone, tell him that you still miss your mom and its hard to see him with other people. Let me know how it goes, good luck. :)
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