Washing The Hair of The Bedridden

Washing the hair of the bedridden can be quite a challenge. Years ago a basin would be held under the patient’s neck and pitchers of water would be poured over the head to wash and rinse the hair. Then, the invention of waterless shampoo’s came out. These products were great because it didn’t involve messy water issues.

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It has recently come to my attention of a great new way to wash the bedridden’s hair. It’s called a no rinse shampoo cap. It basically is a shower cap that has shampoo and conditioner in it. The cap can be heated or not. The no rinse cap is placed on the patients head and massaged in. It is amazing how clean and conditioned the hair comes out. I was very impressed.

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The 1920’s Bob Haircut

After WWI there was a cultural change that followed among women. Flappers, the new breed of women, started wearing shorter skirts, wore more makeup, listened to Jazz music and lopped off their hair into the new Bob style.

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Women flocked to barber shops to chop off their long locks often waiting in long lines to do so. Men were outraged by this invasion into their space, their place to guy talk and get a haircut and shave.

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Although it was liberating for women to cut their hair into this new Bob style; they often cried and fainted at watching their long hair slide down the cutting cape.

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Towel Dry and a Good Cry is about a young girl, new to the hairdressing business, that learns all too quick that there is more to standing behind the chair than just cutting hair.  A story full of laughs and tears lies and fears with characters you’ll love, hate or will leave your jaw hanging open!

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Marie Laveau the Voodoo Queen and Hairdresser

 

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There have been numerous stories told about Marie Laveau of New Orleans as the Voodoo Queen, sorceress, healer and psychic of the early 1800’s but, none have been historically documented. One thing we do know for sure is that Marie Laveau was a hairdresser which gave her privy to her clients lives and inner most secrets. Some of her ‘sorcery’ might have been just a hairdressers common sense and good old psychology that she used on her clients.

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In my novel, Towel Dry and a Good Cry, I show how hairdressers use their good common sense and also the way’s in which they use psychology on their clients for a very healing experience as well as an exterior boost to their psyche.

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Thanks to Angela Bassett’s depiction of Marie Laveau in American Horror Story, we are reminded of Marie Laveau’s life in New Orleans.  

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Towel Dry and a Good Cry is about a young girl, new to the hairdressing business, that learns all too quick that there is more to standing behind the chair than just cutting hair.  A story full of laughs and tears lies and fears with characters you’ll love, hate or will leave your jaw hanging open!

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Leonard Autie Hairdresser for Marie Antoinette

There are many forgotten hairstylists of the past that were pioneers in the beauty business. Their work has been the foundation of many ideas and innovations of future hairstyles to come. One of these pioneers was Leonard Autie, responsible for Marie Antoinette’s famous sky high hairdo’s.

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His most important client, Marie Antoinette, the Queen of France in the late 1700’s, wore Leonard’s creations sometimes up to three-feet-high.

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 His hairdo’s were often accessorized with objects and decorations depicting current events. He took product usage to an extreme, using wire forms, wool, pomade and powder to create the gravity-defying, impractical designs.

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His ‘pouf’ invention inspired an entire generation of looks throughout Europe and actually became one of the reasons his controversial client became infamous for her extravagance. 

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Autié’s success allowed him to establish a hair-dressing school and studio, the Académie de coiffeur (“a virtual House of Léonard”),[12] which was in Paris. He was joined in this enterprise by his two brothers, Pierre and Jean-François.

Stylists today are still influenced by his impressive designs. It’s  difficult to find any hairdresser mentioned in history books before Leonard. 

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Simple tame down for unruly hair

This is a little helpful trick for people with hair that is always out of control. Dilute your favorite conditioner with water in a spray bottle. You can pour some into a travel size spray bottle and keep it in your purse for a quick mist during the day to tame down unruly hair. Keep the spray bottle for at home use to freshen up hair in the morning. Spray and scrunch.

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11th Century Women’s Hair History

Here’s a little 11th century hair history.

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During the eleventh century, early Christians set themselves against woman wearing any type of makeup or cosmetics; it was believed to be vain and sinful. The hair was the only acceptable expression of beauty that that could be done to enhance their femininity. Women grew their hair to their knees and created beautiful braids with their locks.

Myth or not, this cloak of femininity was never so utilized as when Lady Godiva made her first naked protest clothed only in her hair in 1057.

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The eleventh century noblewoman was married to the Earl of Mercia and Lord of the Coventry. Lady Godiva pleaded with her husband to lessen the crippling taxes of the time. He agreed if she would ride horseback naked through the market square with only her hair to cover her.

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Her husband kept his promise.

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Best Bang For Your Facial Shape

Bangs do wonders for certain facial shapes and for hiding wrinkles! Before considering cutting bangs be sure to choose the right bang style for your shaped face.

OVAL shaped faces are lucky in that they can wear any style bang.

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SQUARE shaped faces look best with bangs that are shorter in the middle with longer sides and should avoid center part bangs and blunt bangs.

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HEART shaped faces look best with bangs bluntly cut to the eyebrows and a long layer framing the face.

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ROUND shaped faces look best with a long wispy sideswept bang to reduce roundness.

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OBLONG shaped faces look best with bangs, period. Bangs shorten the length of the face.

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Judy DeLuca’s Latest Novel

Towel Dry and a Good Cry is about a young girl, new to the hairdressing business, that learns all too quick that there is more to standing behind the chair than just cutting hair.  A story full of laughs and tears lies and fears with characters you’ll love, hate or will leave your jaw hanging open!

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The Reason For Green Hair In The Summer

Why does blond hair get that tinge of green to it from swimming in pools?

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It’s the chlorine and copper in the water.

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Copper is used in swimming pools to keep the algae under wraps. We’ve all seen what copper does to roofs and other copper things over time.

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Chlorine, sun and air oxidize the copper, which gives the hair a greenish cast.

Always be sure to use clarifying shampoos or swimmers shampoo’s to help combat getting green hair.

Check out my post on: Home Remedy For Green Hair Caused By Chlorine And Copper

https://judydeluca.com/2015/04/14/home-remedy-for-green-hair-caused-by-chlorine-and-copper/

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Towel Dry and a Good Cry is about a young girl, new to the hairdressing business, that learns all too quick that there is more to standing behind the chair than just cutting hair.  A story full of laughs and tears lies and fears with characters you’ll love, hate or will leave your jaw hanging open!

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The Latest Rage in Men’s Haircuts And Beards

Men’s haircuts have set a new path in fashion in the last two years. Sleek and clean-cut haircuts have moved in as the latest trend in men’s hairstyles. Pompadours were popular last year and now we are seeing several new versions of that style emerge.

No longer popular is the scruff of going without shaving for two days, goatee’s, and soul patches. The new trend for men and facial hair is a full, well groomed, beard.

Here is a little gallery of the newest trends for men.

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Towel Dry and a Good Cry is about a young girl, new to the hairdressing business, that learns all too quick that there is more to standing behind the chair than just cutting hair.  A story full of laughs and tears lies and fears with characters you’ll love, hate or will leave your jaw hanging open!

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Home Remedy for Green Hair Caused By Chlorine And Copper

Here’s a quick at home remedy to neutralize green hair caused by chlorine and copper.

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Of course I would recommend seeing a professional for this but there are times we need a good home cure! Blonde hair is usually the color hair that tends to absorb the chlorine and copper in water. Blonde hair that’s been tinged green from copper and chlorine in swimming pools can be treated at home with a good dose of ketchup.

Apply ketchup from roots to ends and leave on the hair for five to ten minutes. The red in the ketchup will neutralize the green in the hair.

It is always a good rule of thumb to wet the hair before swimming. A good soaking makes it harder for the hair to absorb any more water. And always use a shampoo for swimmers to prevent hair from getting a chlorine build up.

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Towel Dry and a Good Cry is about a young girl, new to the hairdressing business, that learns all too quick that there is more to standing behind the chair than just cutting hair.  A story full of laughs and tears lies and fears with characters you’ll love, hate or will leave your jaw hanging open!

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The Shag Haircut Is In For Spring And Summer

Back in the early seventies a hairstylist by the name of Paul McGregor

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created the shag hairstyle for Jane Fonda in the movie, Klute,Shag-260x300 inspiring a whole new trend. Many celebrities helped launch this unisex haircut that lasted throughout the decade.

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I’ve always said, being in the business as long as I have, what goes around comes back around only with a new spin on it. This ‘new’ shag hair cut has lots of choppy layers making this style very care free to wear short or long.

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Celebrities are making this cut a sure comeback for spring and summer!

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Towel Dry and a Good Cry is about a young girl, new to the hairdressing business, that learns all too quick that there is more to standing behind the chair than just cutting hair.  A story full of laughs and tears lies and fears with characters you’ll love, hate or will leave your jaw hanging open!

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Men And Flaking Hair Products

When some hair gels dry some of them tend to dry flaky.

 

Here’s a little tip to prevent gels and other hair products from flaking all over your clothing.

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Try mixing your hair gel with a dab of hair conditioner before you run it through your hair. That should solve the problem and no more flakes!

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Towel Dry and a Good Cry is about a young girl, new to the hairdressing business, that learns all too quick that there is more to standing behind the chair than just cutting hair.  A story full of laughs and tears lies and fears with characters you’ll love, hate or will leave your jaw hanging open!

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Making Facial Peach Fuzz More Noticeable

A lot of women make the mistake of thinking the more makeup they put on their face the less noticeable their peach fuzz will look. That is not true, in fact, that is the complete opposite of what you should do.  Putting more makeup on actually makes the peach fuzz more noticeable.

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Try to avoid using thick foundations or powders on area’s where you have superfluous hair. These products can cause the hairs to become more visible by forming a coating over them. If coverage is essential wipe off the excess with a tissue or boar bristle makeup brush.

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magnification to be sure your makeup doesn’t bring out that peach fuzz.

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Facial hair has been an issue for women forever but, there are many ways to treat it temporarily or permanently.

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And many many more choices of temporarily ridding that unwanted hair.

Electrology is the only permanent way of removing peach fuzz or dark bristly hair.

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Laser hair removal is also the only permanent way of removing hair but only dark hair. It can not be used on superfluous light in color hair.

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New Hair Coloring Trend…Vivids

With the Ombre waning in popularity a new hair color trend is emerging, bright vivids. Hair colors range from blues, purples, pinks, pastels and dimensionally multicolored. While they look fabulous and are quite a statement for today’s fresh new looks, unfortunately, they fade quite a bit and can be expensive to maintain. There are, however, products that can help keep the colors vibrancy while in-between touch-ups. Ask your hair stylist about these refreshing products. Here are some of my favorite looks of today.

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Head Lice, A Mother’s Nightmare

As a hairdresser, this is the time of year I start thinking about kids, back to school and head lice. When a child gets head lice I call it, “a mother’s nightmare”! Just talking about this I’m getting itchy.  When I have a client at work that has them, I get really itchy! The power of suggestion!

One piece of advice I can give, be diligent about checking your child for head lice or nits as soon as they start school.  If they scratch their head once, check them so you don’t have a household epidemic on your hands, “a mother’s nightmare”. Lice, plural for Louse are the actual bugs and nits are their eggs.

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When you check your child, look for something that looks like dandruff. Dandruff will move when touched, a nit will not. It clings onto the hair shaft and literally has to be scraped off. Check the warmer area’s of the scalp such as behind the ear and the nape of the neck.

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I’d like to debunk a couple of old beliefs. Head lice do not jump or fly. The only way a bug will fly is if you scratch so hard you fling it onto someone. A louse has claw like legs that enable them to crawl up the hair shaft. Second, you don’t get head lice from being dirty.

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One out of ten children will contract head lice and the most common ages are 4 to 14 years old.

The reason I call this “a mother’s nightmare” is, because if you don’t catch this right away the whole family can get head lice. The head and scalp have to be treated with a medication to treat the live louse and the nits have to be combed out.

A medal nit comb used on wet hair is the best. Persistence is required and it’s a good idea to comb through the whole head every three days because of the life cycle of the lice.

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I can’t say this enough, combing out all the nits is key to getting rid of these pesky things and using the medicine to treat the live louse.

Everything and I mean everything then has to be cleaned, any place your child has been. Car, couch, bedding, stuffed animals, everything! This is where the “mother’s nightmare” comes in.

Tell your kids when school starts not to share, helmets, combs, brushes or hats and be sure to start checking your child as soon as school starts so you don’t have to deal with “the mother’s nightmare”.

Throughout my career I’ve seen many cases of head lice and because of that, it has made me very aware of my surroundings. When I go to the movie’s I always brush down the chair before I sit in it! Just a little paranoid, but that’s how bad I don’t want head lice!

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Towel Dry and a Good Cry is about a young girl, new to the hairdressing business, that learns all too quick that there is more to standing behind the chair than just cutting hair.  A story full of laughs and tears lies and fears with characters you’ll love, hate or will leave your jaw hanging open!

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