Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Looking your Best

It's that time of the week--time to link up to Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday! This week, we have to write about the letter "L." Ironically, Blogher's Life Well Lived series wants me to write a post this week about Looking your Best! I thought I'd kill two birds with one stone since these two things came together so well!

The question(s) I'm supposed to answer are:

Do you have a favorite blogger or YouTube channel for hair tutorials?

Do you create your own?

What's your best tip for finding the best tips?

Now, when it comes to hair, I've lost the hair lottery. My hair is very thin and fine. It seems the older I get, the worse it gets. I'd like to say that I rely heavily on the internet to find ways to get my hair to look better. Honestly, it has never occurred to me to check out hair tutorials on YouTube. The most I can claim to do is to do internet searches in order to find hair products that would work with my hair without weighing it down too much.

My tip for finding the best tips is: ask a hair stylist that you adore for tips! They know hair, and if they're good with your hair, then they'll steer you in the right direction.

The best tip I've ever received for my hair was from a hair stylist I used to go to in Beverly Hills. She knew her stuff. Many famous celebrities went to her to get their hair done. She was a wealth of information. One of the best tips she ever gave me was to buy the Caruso Steam rollers that were being heavily advertised on television infomercials. She was usually against any type of heated appliance such as curling irons for my hair. But she insisted that these rollers would add body to my hair without damaging it. She was right--they are fabulous! I still use them to this day!

Please check out the tips other bloggers have left here.

Are you interested in a chance at winning a Kindle Fire? Then comment here!

I'd also love to know the best tip you ever received for your hair. Where did you get it?

I think we sometimes get so wrapped up in our busy lives that we don't always look our best. My pledge for 2012 is to put a little more effort back into looking good!


  1. I remember using steam rollers back in the day when my hair was long. The best tip I have received was to keep my hair short since it is fine and suits the shape of my face best.
    It's too easy to let yourself go when you're not going out to work any longer but a man appreciates a woman that still likes to look her best.

  2. I totally need help in the hair department. The other night my daughter did give me the Lady GaGa hair was kinda cool....but shhhh....I never said that.

  3. advice I could give wouldn't work for the vast majority of the population... I have ultra thick, ultra coarse, ultra curly hair that pretty much just does it's own thing. I hate when i want to try something new with my hair and no-one has a clue what to do...not even my beloved hairdresser who at least does know how to cut it.

  4. Let's see. The best tip I ever got was don't ever have bangs. I have a small head and bangs would take over the top section of my head.

  5. I have fine thin hair and I use a curling iron. I keep the heat on low, but I know it's bad and I use it every day. I can't think of any advice other than to use conditioner.

  6. I really need to do something about my hair....

    It's actually getting a little scary!

    1. I sooooo need to do this... It has been a rough year for me.. so I have slacked in the "me" department....
      Have a great weekend..
      Cricket@ Gypsea Nurse

  7. One of these days ...chop...chop...chop...but you finally have it all grown out again...I know but it's so much work....when you have that natural wave....! It's a war that my hair usually wins!

  8. Sounds like your hair and mine are on the same path...


  9. I love the hair advice! Thanks for sharing. Great post today! I am trying to catch up with the Alphabe Thursday people! Enjoy your day!

  10. I have no Luck with hair either...

    Thanks for linking such helpful information for the letter "L"...

    Great post!


  11. The best tip I ever got is one I hear all the time--don't ever color my hair. Oh, and a woman's hair stylist is like a family doctor--when one moves to a new town, that's the first thing she looks for!!

  12. I am so blessed to have a daughter who is a hair stylist! We have had a lot of fun times together as she tried various colors and products on my hair, and I have been a very willing participant. Short hair takes years off my face - I guess that's my best tip!

  13. I have to ask... how long does it take you to do the Caruso curlers? I have thin, fine hair too, and I hardly ever do anything with it because I hate wasting so much time in the bathroom.

  14. It's so nice to see you also did this Life Well Lived post! I got a lot of good reccomendations on hair products from blog readers that i can't wait to try.