How to Love Your Hair

You asked, we’re answering: Elisha Krauss and Lyndsey Fifield have tried every deep conditioning mask, vitamin supplement, and heatless-curl Youtube tutorial known to womankind. After some recent trauma to their tresses they’re sharing their top tips for keeping your mane healthy (at any length) and happy (but seriously why is hair so emotional?) no matter what your mama gave you.

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There are 7 comments.

  1. Full Size Tabby Member

    Ricochet Audio Network: (but seriously why is hair so emotional?)

    Don’t know why, but many people consider their hair an extremely intimate part of their bodies. For example, a man playing with a woman’s hair during romantic snuggling is an act at least as intimate as kissing. In earlier times in England and America, for a girl or woman to give to a man a lock of her hair was a sign of a very close relationship. 

    Also, throughout history in many cultures, a woman’s hair has been an important part of her visual adornment. Biblical letters to Timothy and by Peter warn against prioritizing beautiful hair over personal character. I do not read those admonitions as prohibitions against trying to have beautiful hair. But that those admonitions are there indicates that beautiful hair was so important to a woman that it could become too important.

    Hair is emotional because it is important (at least on women). 

    I’m an old mostly bald guy with a 1/4 inch clipper cut, so hair care is mostly academic to me. But one of the funniest conversations I overheard while driving my then-teenaged daughter around was when she and the younger brother of her then-boyfriend were discussing hair care, as the brother had beautiful blonde hair that he kept neatly and carefully at shoulder length. 

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    • January 17, 2020, at 10:22 AM PST
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  2. Full Size Tabby Member

    As I said, the topic of hair care is no more than academic to me (old, mostly bald guy with a short clipper cut). But I laughed when you discussed “vinegar rinse,” as Mrs. Tabby had just started running a vinegar cycle in the automatic dishwasher to clear out the buildup of hard water residue in the dishwasher. And earlier today she had me add vinegar to the laundry with the load of bath towels. 

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    • January 17, 2020, at 10:51 AM PST
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  3. Lyndsey Fifield Contributor

    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    As I said, the topic of hair care is no more than academic to me (old, mostly bald guy with a short clipper cut). But I laughed when you discussed “vinegar rinse,” as Mrs. Tabby had just started running a vinegar cycle in the automatic dishwasher to clear out the buildup of hard water residue in the dishwasher. And earlier today she had me add vinegar to the laundry with the load of bath towels.

    Vinegar RULES for getting towels all fluffy again! Put vinegar everywhere. Freeze it into ice cubes to run down the garbage disposal. Wash your floors with it. And your counters. Spray it on unruly coworkers and bad children. IT SOLVES EVERYTHING.

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    • January 17, 2020, at 5:57 PM PST
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  4. The Cynthonian Member

    @lyndsey, you and elisha mentioned Oribe several times…..at least, I think that was the brand. Correct? There is a Bumble & Bumble dry texturizing spray that works well too.

    Have either of you tried one of those combination hair dryer/roller devices? Like the Revlon One Step hair dryer and volumizer? I’m curious if one of those would give me soft, loose ringlets around the back and sides. I tried to get my stylist to do that, but he used a curling iron and it just wasn’t the effect I was going for. 

    My hair is fine, thick, and straight, and doesn’t hold curl well. Sadly, I don’t think limp, straight hair flatters me, and have been in a decades-long quest for more volume and waves. Thus I have experimented with every volumizing product ever invented. I am convinced that Kenra #25 is the best industrial strength hair spray. 

     

     

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    • January 18, 2020, at 7:58 AM PST
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  5. Adriana Harris Member

    Okay ladies, I listened to the podcast yesterday and ordered the Olaplex. It arrives tomorrow. I’m expecting life changing hair in a bottle, or at least a little more shine and strength. Already doing the bone broth, but a girl could use a little help.

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    • January 18, 2020, at 1:53 PM PST
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  6. Stad Thatcher

    Loved the podcast! I learned more about hair care than I thought was humanly possible . . .

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    • January 19, 2020, at 8:30 AM PST
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  7. Hank Rhody, Badgeless Bandito Contributor

    Hold on, I think I left my masculinity somewhere back there…

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    • January 23, 2020, at 11:25 PM PST
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