Let's Be Honest Now About Hairstyles

Ayden getting his first haircut
Credit: chunkysalsa on flickr / CC-by- 2.0
Over the last 20 years or so, I've noticed that the advances in hair cutting and hair care have made this industry more consumer friendly, eco-friendly, safer and more popular than ever.
My daughter loves to get her hair cut. She gets to choose her own cool racing car to sit in and watch Max & Ruby cartoons the whole time. A far cry from when I had to get my haircut (and perhaps you too).
Do you remember those black plastic gowns? Being propped up on phone books in some adult-sized chair that reminded you of one at the dentist's office?
And for some reason, all the other adults in the room thought it was funny that I cried. Hmmm, perhaps I was a little traumatized.
Since April 30th is both National Honesty Day and Hairstyle Appreciation Day, I felt the urge to combine these two observances and be completely honest about . . well, hairstyles.

Everyone's Had Bad Hair Days

Humidity Is My Reason, Most Times

Credit: wwarby on flickr / Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic

My Dad Used to Say, "Rod Stewart

Needs to Get a Good Barber and Some Brylcreem!"

Rod Stewart
Credit: neil conway on flickr / CC-by-2.0

Wonder What Would Happen

If I Showed up at Work with Hair Like This?

Tina Turner, Drammenshallen, Norway (1985)
Credit: Helge Øverås on Wikipedia / CC Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

However, Low Flow-Flow Shower Heads

Tend to Cause the Opposite Problem (4:32):

Ever Had a Bad Haircut?

Elaine's Reaction to Jerry's New Haircut (1 Min):

Hairsprays Before the 1970s

Most hairsprays manufactured before 1970 contained vinyl chloride (a cancer causing agent known to cause angiosarcoma of the liver in humans).[1]

Thankfully, the hairsprays of today do not contain vinyl chloride. CFCs were invented in the 1920s and were used in aerosol hairsprays (and other products) prior to the 1970s.[3]

The FDA banned CFCs (chloroflourocarbons) 11 and 12, because they were linked to ozone layer depletion. The propellants used today are less flammable. Even so, hairspray should be used as sparingly as possible in a room that is well-ventilated.[2]

Did You Know?

If hairspray is not washed out entirely, it makes hair more dry and brittle. Split ends and broken hair is found more frequently in those who use hairspray more often.[2]

Then There Are Those Who Don't Care

Keith Richards Looks Like He Just Got out of Bed

Mick and Keith really rock!
Credit: queencashmere on flickr / CC Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic

Please Tell Me This Style Is Gone for Good

Credit: Elsie esq. on flickr / Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic / Text added by me


Those Crimping Irons Were Certainly Hard on the Hair

NM in Make-Up 2011
Credit: Dmitry Valberg on flickr / CC-by-2.0

Tidy Bun

Classic and Clean Looking, I Hope to See More of It

NM in Make-Up 2011
Credit: Dmitry Valberg on flickr / CC-by-2.0

My Favorite Hairstyle

Loose Flowing Curls and Pinned up Sides

NM in Make-Up 2011
Credit: Dmitry Valberg on flickr / Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic

The One Product I Use Regularly

WEN Sweet Almond Mint Styling Crème, 6 fl. oz.
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This styling creme works as a leave-in conditioner, polishing gloss and gel all-in-one. It's ideal for many styles, including: straight, wavy and curly. What I noticed is how great it smells. WEN Styling creme isn't greasy or heavy - it even protects your hair from the heat of styling tools.

The WEN Hair Care Line by Chaz Dean