thickandglossy - yeah it's weird how long our hair can really be!
Ab-star, HAHAHAH! No, I think I look younger with curls for some reason. I look more of my 37 years straight. Not "old" in a bad way, just older than when it's curly for some reason.
Odd, at that party tonight. While it was nice to get compliments on my hair, I got a couple that I should just get my hair relaxed because it looked so much better straight. I think that's part of why I don't straighten often. Those types of compliments sometimes feel traitorous to my "real" texture and curl. Yeah, I like it straight. It's a different look. But the curly me is more the real me, if that makes sense.
Well I *do* think you look 18! I would never EVER imagined you to be 37! (The first time you posted that my jaw dropped, I totally thought you were early twenties.) Not that there is anything wrong with 37...you just do NOT look it!
Gorgeous ...as much as I adore natural texture, it is fun to do a blowout in the salon every now and then.
Your lip color is especially great...natural ginger reds like you look stunning with those peach-pinks.
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As for the blowout, I didn't so it. I can;t manage to do my own blowout without looking like a parody of a garnier Fructis commercial..
I was getting my color done, and the stylist blew it out for me too. I sat in big rollers under a bonnet dryer. At about 80% dry, he used a big brush. He then used a big barrell curling iron on the lower 8 inches or so to smooth that out. he said that my hair proabbaly wouldn't react well to a flat iron, so he prefers a big curling iron for final smoothness. That sort of added the curls at the end too.
It took a little over 90 minutes for the straightening part.
Transpogue, as much as I wish that I was a natural ginger red, I'm a natural dirty blonde. I just get that color done. I love it though. I was a ginger kid and faded with age.
Thanks Bailey! I feel like I do look a little younger, but not that much younger, lol.
Part of it is just lucky genes because my mother has always looked younger than her age.
Part is because I wear SPF 50 with a UVA protector every day. I'm pasty, so I know that I can wrinkle easily. My aging shows more in increased pore size and more sensitive to redness/rosacea flares as I get older.
I didn't recognize you either. I like the makeup and the hair. I've never had a pro blowout, only one stylist offered to do it. It might be fun to try it once. I used to straighten somewhat years ago but it never looked very good. But I love my curls!
You look very young.
SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" 3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
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