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Hair & Styling
Dec09

Advice Smackdown Bat Signal: Hair Help in Houston

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Amalah! I need the help of your wise, beautiful readers. It’s not for me, it’s for my 22-weeks-pregnant-with-twins sister. She moved down to Texas last year, and recently got her first haircut since moving. She told the stylist, “I want to keep it long, and just get rid of some of the layers. I’m growing […]

Dec07

Beauty Detox: Caring for Neglected Hair & Skin

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Dear Amalah, I’m currently studying abroad in Latin America, and while it’s been a great experience, the conditions are somewhat…rustic…and not exactly conducive to standard US beauty procedures. My house doesn’t have hot water, or even lukewarm water, and we’re in the mountains so it´s cold, and I pretty much just try to get my […]

Nov16
Bedhead: Is it OK to Sleep With Wet Hair ?

Bedhead: Is it OK to Sleep With Wet Hair ?

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Dearest Amalah, I work an irregular schedule, with shifts ranging anywhere from 7 AM to 11 PM, with a 30 minute commute. I just cannot bring myself to wake up early enough to shower in the morning. My hair is long-ish and extremely thick and even in winter it can take anywhere from 25 to […]

Nov04
Haircut for a Cause: Are Hair Donations Really Worth It?

Haircut for a Cause: Are Hair Donations Really Worth It?

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Amy, So, my hair is currently a bit longer than shoulder length and it looks terrible. I HATE my hair long and keep it predominately in a ponytail any time is is past chin length, BUT I am growing it out to donate it to Locks of Love (and as a compromise to the hubby […]

Oct24

Mystery Meat: Deciphering Cosmetic Ingredients

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Hi, Amy! First of all, you are amazing! You’re funny and interesting and helpful. So thank you for that. Now to my question. I’ve been looking at reviews for hair products (namely conditioner) and some stuff gets great reviews. “Amazing for my wavy hair!” I have wavy hair! I want amazing! But then I look […]

Oct19

“Damaging” Hair to Make it Better?

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I have fine hair, shoulder-length, with layers. It is pretty hard to style, and I am allergic to a lot of products, including the ones that say hypoallergenic, etc. My stylist suggested that I get it colored, even though I am fine with my current color (light-brown with blond highlights). He said that it would […]

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