Today I thought it might be fun to drop a few “Fact Findings, from behind our Chairs”. If you think you know everything there is to know about your hair, you just might want to re-think that. If you’re like many, you may know how to style it or maybe what length that looks or feels best on you, but there’s a lot of weird stuff going on up there that we rarely give a second thought too. Here are a few interesting fun hair facts may just blow your mind, or at least make you rethink the extent of your hair knowledge.
- On average, you shed around 50-150 strands of hair a day. Yes, now you know what’s been clogging your shower drain.
- Hair is the second fastest growing tissue in the body after bone marrow. Lets just say thank goodness for that. If you’ve ever had a bad haircut.
- A healthy strand of hair can stretch an additional 30% when it’s wet. So don’t pull it while brushing it wet, for all that is holy!
- Hair grows slightly faster in warm weather, because heat stimulates circulation and encourages hair growth. “Beach Time Maybe?”
- The only thing about you that can’t be identified by your hair is your gender—men’s hair and women’s hair are identical in structure. I think I might be watching to much NCIS.
- The scientific term for split ends is “trichoptilosis.” Yeah, I had to look that up!
- Eighty percent of Americans wash their hair twice a day. Geez people haven’t you ever heard of Dry Shampoo!
- A single hair has a lifespan of about five years.
- Trying to grow out your hair? It takes about 7 years to grow it to your waist, and 3 years to grow it to your shoulders!
- All of the hair follicles in the human body are formed by the time we are just five months old in the womb. Apparently, one more thing to blame on mom!
So till next time,
Blogger: Terry Folawn
The basics of eye makeup application begin with determining the shape of your eyes.
Finding a make-up technique that works for you and as important as choosing the right colors for your coloring. Becoming more comfortable with the line of your face will allow you to determine the best make up application and colors for you
The beautiful Earth Month 2013 campaign artwork tells the story of just one village, the village of Ampasimanjeva, Madagascar and what clean water means to them. The illustrations were drawn by children of the village showing the happiness clean water projects have brought to their lives. We think it’s beautiful and hope you do, too.
The March issue of Lucky Magazine lists AVEDA makeup brushes as “The 3 Brushes Every Makeup Bag Needs”. I’ve had my Aveda Brushes “seriously” for over 10 yrs! Best investment I’ve ever made
What are natural hair make-up brushes ?
Brushes that are made of natural hair contain many tiny spaces in them when seen microscopically . Hence when you use them they pick up a lot more pigments.
Tips for maintaining these must have brushes —-
– do not blow into the brush bristles and distort its shape to remove excess makeup.Instead, tap the brush against your hand or on a tissue .
This keeps the brush in shape for longer .
While cleaning the brush never rub the bristles instead rinse with running water in the direction of the bristles .
Never soak the entire brush because the wood and the adhesive that holds the bristles and the shaft together can dissolve.
After cleaning also remember to sculpt the bristles into the original shape before it dries.
To pick up your Aveda Brushes check out http://www.folawns.com or call 210-408-0101 or simply stop on by
An important tip worth passing on. Your blow dryer, flat iron, and curling iron can make your hair look great.
But if you misuse those tools or have the wrong ones, your hair may look like it’s ready for a lengthy stint in hair rehab.
1. Buy Good Tools
Hair styling tools don’t have to cost a fortune. But they do need basic features,
Look for tools that offer different heat settings. “The cheaper ones have just one setting,”
Check to see if your tool displays heat temperatures. For instance, some hair irons can be dialed to a variety of heat settings, from 175 or so to nearly 400. (The 400-degree setting is “definitely too high” )
2.Don’t touch your hair with the nozzle. That’s right, get close to the hair, but don’t ever let the nozzle touch your hair. You will torch the poor cuticle.
That’s all there is to it. Rough drying, round brushing, whatever it is. Keep a little space between the nozzle and the hair.
3. Protect your Hair from the Heat
There are hair products made to protect your hair from the heat of dryers, curling irons, or flat irons. Many of them use silicone as a protective coating for your hair.
4. Study Styling Technique
A little professional advice never hurts. Ask your hair stylist to go over how to style your hair, even if you’ve done it yourself for years.The stylist may be able to show you shortcuts, or newer techniques. Set up a separate appointment, or ask in advance for some extra time at your next visit. That will give your stylist time to work with you.
As we approach the final quarter of 2012, we really turn our focus to our great event that gives back to the community – the Ninth Annual”My Princess and Me” which is slated for Sunday, October 21, 2012 at Granberry Hill.
What is it?
The My Princess & Me Event is an event created to raise funds for St. Peter/ St. Joseph’s Children’s Home. Created in 2004 by Terry Folawn and her daughter Hailee, Princess & Me has raised a total of $85,000. We have gone from 100 participants to a total of 500 last year. This year we are anticipating 700 participants. My Princess & Me is one of the only charity events that allow you to involve your child. It is a chance for mothers and daughters to support a need in our community and have a magical day in the process. My Princess & Me offers mothers and daughters a chance to live a fantasy, while making the dreams of underprivileged children come true.
Girls arrive in their princess gowns with Mother, Step Mothers, Aunt or Grandmother. The princesses then receive a special magical treat of hair design and makeup from our very talented fairies. Following, the Princesses dine on cake and punch with their mom.
Then off to a fairytale photo with their Mother or a picture of themselves to remember this special day. It’s a magical event to see hundreds of little girls of all ages have a fairytale day spent with their Mothers and new friend Princesses.
This Royal event wouldn’t be complete without dancing. Princesses will all gather together and dance to great music with girls from the Royal Court.
How can I help?
Pre-sale tickets are on sale at Folawn’s for $25 for the first 100 tickets. Please call (210) 481-0101 to order. Also, visit our website at www.myprincessandme.com.