Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Threading

Attention all women everywhere! If you haven't heard of threading, get on the bandwagon. I've been getting it done for 5 years, and I love it. It's so much better for shaping than waxing and much faster than plucking! Of course, it hurts the most, but I've gotten used to by now. One woman once evern threaded my bikini line, yikes!

According to HairFacts:

Called khite in Arabic and fatlah in Egyptian, it's a less common method in the West for removing hair at the root, used primarily on facial hair. Rows of stray hairs are yanked out with twists of cotton thread.

Description:

The practitioner holds one end of the cotton thread in his or her teeth and the other in the left hand. The middle is looped through the index and middle fingers of the right hand. The practitioner then uses the loop to trap a series of unwanted hairs and pull them from the skin. There are also devices made that can hold the thread during the procedure.

Advantages:

Inexpensive, fast, neat. Good for eyebrows and facial hair. Like plucking, results can last up to two to four weeks.

Disadvantages:

Hard to find a professional practitioner outside large cities. Can be painful and cause itching afterwards. Side effects can include folliculitis, a bacterial infection in the hair follicles, skin reddening or puffiness, and changes in skin pigment.

I would look in smaller salons, and Indian and Paki stores. The latter two are considerably cheaper. Be cool and do it!




Friday, December 02, 2005

Bouffant


I love short hair. I find long hair very boring. So I chopped off all my hair recently, much to my guy friends' dismay. My boyfriend, luckily, loves short hair too. And slowly, my male friends have decided that it look good as well.
I don't usually wear it in the fauxhawk, but I love it all short. I feel so edgey, different, hip.
It actually takes more time to style my hair now, I was a wash and go kinda girl before. But I think it's worth it, short hair suits my personality.
Plus, it keeps away sketchy guys cruising for babes, man I hate sketchy guys. If any girl has a profile on myspace, you know what I mean. All they do is search for females within 50 miles of them, and start messaging them. I mean, my profile states that I have a boyfriend, that I'm not interested. I basically try to come off as a complete bitch. But they don't even read it! That makes me so angry. Why would you try to hit on someone that has nothing in common with you? This isn't a bar, where you have to find out what the person is like. You've got the info there, you just ignore it! Boy do I hate sketchy guys.