Not-So-Wordless Wednesday

Too cute not to share! No idea what she's really talking about, but she wanted to record a video for you!!

Friday Feature ~ Cessalye

I'm just thrilled to share another Featured Follower with you all today! As you may have noticed, it was supposed to be posted Last friday, but I was called away to a baby's birth! You can find out why that pertained to me when it wasn't my own baby by visiting my Birth Doula site!!
It is my pleasure to introduce to you, Cessalye, a 4 year old boutique model!

What is your favorite short hair style? 
natural, with bangs clipped to side
How do you keep her still while you style her hair? 
We play "beauty shop"
Do you use (or will you encourage/discourage the use of) heat and/or chemicals on your child's hair?
NEVER..I have a story behind this. Cessalye's hair was very curly at age 2. But at almost 3 it started breaking off BAD. and thinning. I took her to several drs and they ran tons of tests and bloodwork. Nothing came back. They attributed it to the little tiny rubberbands I had used and a high fever she had 3 mo prior. It was very thin and balding before it started coming back in. And when it did, It grew in straight. I was shocked. But over the last 6 mo her hair has regained its tight curls at the scalp. It looked crazy with ringlets underneath all of the straight straggly ends. So over the months as it grew I would trim off the straight ends. Now finally it is back to its beautiful curly state!! Albeit it is short for a 4 yr old but it is adorable and HEALTHY!!
What is the best hair advice you've ever received? 
Do not use heat products on childrens sensitive hair.
What is the worst hair advice you've ever received?
To use certain leave in conditioners, that contain alcohol!
If you could give us one tip or trick - what would it be?
I wash her hair every other day, then lightly condition ends. Always air dry naturally and embrace the curls!! Also do not put little rubberbands in that do not say "safe for hair" and never put in rubberbands when child's hair is wet. You are asking for breakage in those areas of hair. Wait until their hair is dry

This was so generous of you to share, and especially the story about the rubberbands - it's good to remember! Thank you!!  You daughter is just gorgeous!! Keep us posted on her modeling gigs!!

Wordless Wednesday

"What, Mom?"

Wordless Wednesday

Friday Feature! Jenn and Brooklyn

Welcome back to Friday Feature! Where we showcase our Featured Followers... YOU!! I love reading your stories and learning from each other, so please, if you're interested in being a Feature Follower, email me! curlyhairdoideas @ yahoo dot com! 

Today we have an exciting Mommy and Daughter Duo for you! Please give a great big CHI welcome to .....................................    Jenn and Brooklyn!!!

What is your daily hair routine? 
Depending on if I wash my hair before bed or in the morning, my routine varies. If I wash it at night and sleep on my curls, when I go to style my hair, I spray  "Matrix Color Care Shine Shake", scrunch, and let it air dry. I use Matrix Full Volume Proforma Firm Hold hairspray after I put the curls where I want them.  If my hair has been freshly washed, I spray CHI keratin mist before I pick it out. Then I use Tea Tree Thickening spray to help at the roots with my thin hair. Finally I spray on the Curly Sexy Curl Enhancer which is a mousse-like substance.  I scrunch and let it air dry for about 30 minutes while I put my makeup on.  The last thing I do is blow-dry my hair with a diffuser. I don't touch it with my hands at all, just the diffuser and I turn upside down to help with the volume.  After that, I pretty much just spray it because it styles itself the way I like it.

Do you use chemicals in your hair? 
I have had my hair colored since I was pretty young. My sister is a stylist and she used my hair many times to try new things on.  I also have very dark hair so I've had grays since I was 16.  I get color about once every 4-6 weeks.  My sister puts a conditioning treatment on my hair from time to time at the salon.

Do you use heat (hair dryer, curling iron, flat iron, etc) on your hair?
I use a hair dryer with a diffuser.  When I have shorter bangs, I will straighten my bangs and pull them to the side.

Have you ever straightened your hair? Why or why not? What were/are your thoughts on straightening curly hair?
Yes, I have straightened my hair before. In fact, every time I go to the salon my sister straightens it. I tell her to cut it how I can style it curly because I don't have the time to straighten my hair every day.  I think it's fine to straighten your hair if it's curly, just like it's ok for people with straight hair to curl theirs.  I see no problems with it.

What is your favorite way to wear your hair?
I wear my hair down because it's short with some pulled down on my forehead (sometimes bangs straightened and pulled to the side and on my forehead.) I was blessed with a big forehead. :-)

What do you like best about your curls?
I like that I don't have to do much to style my hair. When I tell others how much time I spend (about 10 minutes or less) on my hair, they can't believe it.  

What is the worst hair advice you've ever received?
That I should straighten my hair because it looks better.  

If there was one thing you could say or one tip you could give a young person with curls, what would it be?
Two things: Get trims often to cut off the dead ends. Do not let anyone talk you into permanently straightening your hair because THEY think it will look better. Go with what you think about yourself because you need to look at yourself and know that you look like what you want to not what others want you to look like. 

If there was one thing you could say or one tip you could give to the Parents of young children with curls, what would it be?!
Who doesn't love a curly headed kid?! Find a great stylist and consult with them about the cut and how you should care for your child's hair. 

How old is your little one?
How do you keep her still while you style their hair?
Have them watch tv while you sit behind them. Keep them occupied otherwise. Have fun without moving like sing a song.
Do you use (or will you encourage/discourage the use of) heat and/or chemicals on your child's hair?
No, I feel that at the right age, a person should make their own decisions about what they want to do to their hair. When my daughter is 18, she can choose completely what she would want for herself, but, until then, I will have an opinion and the final say.

What is your favorite aspect of "hair time"?
I love to do Brooklyn's hair. It is so soft and just enough curls to make it full and beautiful. Her hair is great and we have fun during hair time!

If you could give us one tip or trick - what would it be?
Be different! Try new things with your hair. 

My daughter and I model together so we love our hair accessories!!!

Make sure to go visit Jenn at Go Pro Boutique on Facebook! "Professional Quality Photos for Boutiques, Exposure and Prestige for Models"

I absolutely love these photos!! and Jenn, thank you so much for your insight! It was fabulous to feature you - hopefully we'll see more from the two of you in the future! In modeling, of course, and also back on Curly Hairdo Ideas!!  


As I mentioned before, if YOU would like to be a Featured Follower of CHI, please visit the "Be Featured" page, or just simply email me at! I can't wait to hear from you!

Wordless Wednesday

(They're BOTH smiling! hahahaha)

Dance Recital Hairstyle

It's that time of year again! Dance recital time! Q's toddler dance hairstyle is usually pretty basic, the teacher tells all the little girls in her class how she wants their hair and I comply! This time was a "Curly Ponytail"  ....Good thing, since curly hair is what you get on this little head!

Q's curly hair is really the underneath hair however, so since the teacher specified a "curly ponytail" I wanted to put in a little extra effort to get those curls to pop. I used the matching costume clip to bring some of the straighter parts up and away from the curlier hair. I'm not so sure it really worked! But I tried.  and then later I took it out and just let it be a normal ponytail with the dance costume clip.

Here she is getting her tap shoes on before the dance recital! You can see here how I clipped some of her hair forward, it's not all just hanging down from the ponytail.

(Sorry for such a blurry photo! My "good" point and shoot camera is on it's very last leg, so I have been using my phone a lot lately.)

More fun dance recital hairstyle pictures!

and lastly, Q loved her ribbon that she received for only missing one dance class all year long! (My hubby says it's more MY reward than hers, but oh well. I guess at this age, he's probably right! But she loves it anyway)

Do you have any dance recitals coming up this month?! Feel free to share your photos on the Curly Hairdo Ideas facebook page! I LOVE seeing all your styles and sharing in your moments!

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