Friday, September 9, 2011

Friday Special: Iva Insane

A week has already passed and today it's time for "Friday with Iva Insane" again!

I'd like to thank everybody for the great response and cute comments from last week blogpost, and I hope you will appreciate the following post as well.

This week I'm gonna tell you what types of hair products every goth-boy or girl must have in their bathroom cabinet. Because I know how much you people color, bleach, put in extensions, back-comb and torture your poor hair.

Okay, let's start!
First of all it's very important to use right kind of products for YOUR hair.
Do you have a damaged hair?
Thick and unruly?
Thin and weak?
And ask yourself "What kind of results do you want with the products you're using?"
Shampoo, conditioner and treatment
For me, it's important to use caring products that rebuilds and moisturize my hair, because I bleach it.
I always shampoo my hair at least two times to wash away the naturally grease from the scalp and the remaining styling products I've used.
Remember that you only need to use shampoo by your scalp (If you haven't used a LOT of products of course) The hairlengths will be washed while you rinse the shampoo out.

When it feels like your hair is clean (and you've got plenty of foam) it's time to start with the caring products.
Squeeze out as much water you can before using the treatment.
Start to apply the product in the lengths and pull your fingers through your hair to get the caring products in the whole hair. (Notice that you shall NOT put the treatment directly to your scalp! Then it will look like you haven't washed your hair in months ^^ )
Let the treatment be in as many minutes as the description says, and then rinse your hair ( Most of them don't need to be in more than 3 minutes).
Squeeze your hair, and pull out as much water you can once again before using your conditioner in the hairlenghts (Notice - hairlenghts) and rinse once again. If you have a very extreme, semipermanent color in your hair you can add some of the color to your conditioner and your hair color will not turn out in a sissy, washed-out way.

When your hair is clean and towel-dry it's time to use the styling products.
I use to start by apply some moroccanoil in my hairlenghts.
If I will use the blow-dryer I also add some heat-protection (It can be in spray or creme-form ect.)
If you'd like some volume to your hair, you can apply the volumizing products when you have blow-dried the hair for a while to get the best effect.
I'm a fan of the 80's crimped hair! After I've crimped all my long hair I use "Dust it" from schwarzkopf proffessional.( you can find it at your hairdresser for about 16 euro) massage the product to the roots of your hair, before you start to back-comb it.
I'll promise you to get a hair that stays in shape for at least one week if you follow my suggestions and being strictly with the back-combing! Finish your hairstyle with some hairspray- Voila!

The products I'm using:
Dust it - from schwarzkopf professional
Ritual salvation - from EVO
Silver shampoo & silver treatment from Lakmé
GHD heat-protection
Helmut hairspray from EVO
Blond me shampoo, conditioner and treatment with cool tones from Schwarzkopf professional.
Hi, Adora here.
I'm sure this post is highly appreciated by all (as by me).
Remember; my sister is not only beautiful, she is a professional hairdresser and owns her own hair salon, one of the top 3 in Gothenburg (so she's VERY good!)! You can most definite trust her judgement.

I myself wash my hair once every week, and as Iva says I schampo twice (Schwartzkopf), and always adds a bit of my Directions Hair color to the conditioner to maintain the color. I let it set for only 5-10 minutes. Rinse and style as you whish. This is also the way I mix my pastel colors I've had before (soft pink, light purple, babay blue etc.) but I then have it in for 15 minutes. The result:

Todays make up

Waking up.
Nothing makes me as happy as Fridays *I might lie a bit here, but it's all in good spirit*

The Friday look:
 Went with a fine knitted top with a square hole, some shorts to show off the new ass I got from stair running, and my wonderful heart stockings that makes me so bubbly and cuddly.
Hair is just some panic hair and is not styled at all.. I often put more time on the make up and less with hair. I think my next 30 Days Challenge should be different hairstyles! I used to be very good with that before going lazy...Lazy is not good! Not acceptable!
First - I'm VERY exited about the new feature "Friday with Iva Insane", then I'm exited because I can bring out my Friday glass and last, but not least I'm going to bake with the kids and get to wear my new heart apron (it still disturbs me I made it too long...but I'll make it work).

I'm keeping up with my 30 Days Challenge even if I'm teased by my kids EVERY single day...
-Haha, you can't go with us in the elevator, you have to run as fast as you can in the stairs because you're in a competition, and we wins every time.
I run like a crazy person, but I can never beat the elevator, and they won't let me get a head start.
One time I actually beat the elevator but that day I run too fast, one stair too much, so I still failed them to the door.
At school there are 4 more stairs and often there are slow parents and kids ahead of me running, so I wait a bit then I run the parts possible, with my kids cheering and telling everyone I'm in a competition..
And it is more fun running in stairs then using my training bike for 5-10 minutes a day.
In my head I'm playing Rocky themesong whenever on the stairs.
I've acctually did the whole running and fake boxing rutine when reaching the top of a big (well, more wide then high) stair in the middle of the city as I sang the themesong.
The people around me just smiled and secretly called the men in white coats.