Discussion in 'General Chatter' started by Acey, Jun 24, 2015.
Braid it before bed. It's a godsend, honestly. You still get tangles, but they won't eat your face.
can you make a french braid? I never had BIG trouble with sleeping with my hair open when it was long (But I have the straightest hair imagineable so it wasn't very prone to tangling anyway), but when I had, then a tight french braid (or two for shorter hair, to either side of the head) and a scarf wrap can help keep hair from tangling horribly all over the place. placement of the braids and the knots of the scarf wrap will vary depending on how you sleep, but the basics are the same.
Bonus: you can sleep on wet or moist hair this way and have soft waves in the morning that will hold in for a day or two even on stubborn hair, without product. Braids are better breakage wise for the hair than ponytails or buns. but I do most of my waving with buns and a scarf wrap rn because of the relative shortness of my hair)
Alas, I cannot French braid and it is too short yet for regular braids. Might as well learn!
luckily it's not very hard to learn, there is definitly more complicated fancy braid things.
I know the theory, I've had it done to me more times than I can count (because you can't beat a french braid for packing tons of stick-straight wispy hair under a softball helmet or swim cap) and I've done it to people. It's just a matter of applying it to my own head.
then I'd like to give you a protip! for starters don't use a mirror. especially since it's for sleeping and thus doesn't need to be super neat. mirrors make the whole thing super weird if you are even a tiny bit spatially confusable.
It can be really hard to learn to do a frenchbraid on yourself. Fortunately I have found that ponytails work just as well. Those are quite easy at least
I mean I've found they really aren't kind to my hair and lead to way more breakage and slow hair growth because the way it secures the hair tightly isn't exactly gentle and it's way closer to the roots of the hair than a braid's rubber band generally sits.
So depending on how fussy one is with one's hair ponytails might really not be an option
(my hair already tends towards a dry sad mess if I do the bun-wave-thing too much and I don't even blowdry my hair anymore because it has decided to be prissy and delicate rn)
I lie down on my bed. take my hair. and plop it over the pillow in a sort of straight line so it won't get stuck under me. some of it hangs off the bed this way but I don't mind. waking up, my hair could be anywhere but I have only rarely been bothered by it. i don't wake up and bounce out of bed, I wake up and stretch lazily, so hair pulling is rare. but it is something to get used to. i've had hair past my shoulders for ten years so I have had plenty of time to get used to it.
braids and tying it up are probably better ideas, oops.
Edit: i normally like sleeping with my hair loose because it can be hard for my to fall asleep if something's gong on on my head, but if my hair is damp from a shower I always braid it before sleep because waking up with awful tangles is no bueno.
Another n00b question: false eyelashes -- reusable or do you need to buy a new set every time?
Reusable! Just be careful, use good remover and make sure you peel all the glue gunk off and set them on the little curvy part of the tray so they hold shape.
Well, that's a relief. Also makes all the cute and cool falsie containers I've seen make sense. Thanks!
i wear mine until they literally fall apart! which is probably relatively fast considering my habit for a) buying super cheapo falsies and b) being bad about the cleaning part
MORE MAKEUP TALK oh god i have so many questions and you are all so wise
have any of you guys heard of "baking" for the whole undereye thing? Have any of you tried it?
how often do you clean your makeup brushes/sponges and how do you do it?
@Ruevian I clean my eyeshadow brushes every time i use them with a spray cleaner like this, and all of them about once or twice a month with some gentle oil + gentle baby shampoo, depending on how much makeup i wear - my foundation brushes and puffs don't see much action because i usually wear bb cream/diluted foundation and i think it applies best with fingers, and most of my blushes have dedicated brushes/puffs.
I've got a similar spray cleaner from E.L.F. that was $3, it works fine afaik, but I don't wear make up regularly.
Just learned that OCC has their lip tars in easier applicators now and I am filled with so much want.
They have a color called technopagan that's like a blue violet and I think i makeup-gasmed.
technopagan is so pretty. i wish i actually had the guts to wear a color like that ):
i normally stick with peaches or mauves/roses on the rare occasion I wear color, but that color?
I would wear the hell out of that color.
I am informing my dad that i need that color for christmas. My stocking is normally a quarter full of makeup from him (and I don't use them eughh need to start wearing pretty colors)
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