Two questions, for girls (or boys)

19 Mar
  1. I have VERY thick, irritating wavy hair. The hairdresser was able to smooth and straighten it SOOOO nicely. I can’t get it to flatten at ALL. Any thoughts? Please remember that I suffer from femaidiosious (I don’t know squat about chick shit)
  2. WHY do I constantly feel bloated? Is there a certain food I should beware? Could the less than one pop a day be doing this? More water? Less water?

I’ve had these in my head for awhile, and figured I’d put it out there.

19 Responses to “Two questions, for girls (or boys)”

  1. Estella March 19, 2007 at 5:01 pm #

    Do you have a flat iron? Flat iron=necessity. And sadly, the more expensive it is, the better.

  2. thordora March 19, 2007 at 5:11 pm #

    Sigh. I bought the cheapest one. I knew I shouldn’t have, not with my hair.

  3. LGirl March 19, 2007 at 8:09 pm #

    When I eat salted snacks after 6pm I bloat the next day. Don’t eat in the evenings. and More water will help flush the toxins away too.

  4. sweetsalty kate March 19, 2007 at 8:20 pm #

    You have curly hair? Lucky. You always want what you don’t have.

    As for bloat, that’s salt, right? Processed foods.. there’s a lot of salt hiding there. Apparently one Campbell’s soup has enough salt to embalm someone. Or something. Like that.

    You know, I don’t drink pop at all. I just don’t like it much. When I do, like once every few weeks, it puffs me up like Violet Beauregarde after she eats the blueberry pie gum. I know it doesn’t seem like much if you’re not drinking a whole one, but why not try none for a couple of weeks? I get my fizz-fix by mixing club soda with juice 50-50, and lots of ice. You get the yumminess without all the Violet Beauregarde.

  5. Marcy March 19, 2007 at 8:57 pm #

    Salty and greasy… definitely more water.

    I don’t suppose you could ask your stylist what they did…

  6. Eden March 19, 2007 at 10:44 pm #

    having computer woes & can”t use proper caps or punctuation so sorry about that

    you definitely need a good flatiron with ceramic plates mine was about fifty bucks you also need a straightening balm put the balm in when your hair is damp and flatiron when just damp the balm will help it get straight & protect against frizzies & protect hair from heat

    as to bloating my guess is also salt there”s a lot of hidden sodium in prepackaged foods my guess would be to increase water intake & pee it out get some of those crystal light bottle mixes to make them fruit punch or lemonade it helps

    hope this wasn”t too illegible insert winky face here

  7. Eden March 19, 2007 at 10:45 pm #

    i had double spaces for my sentence breaks & this thing took them out

    again comma sorry frowny face stop

  8. misspudding March 20, 2007 at 1:52 am #

    I can’t help you with the hair. I have straight, blonde-ish hair. Thin and fine. Most of the time I’d rather have thick and curly. Grass is greener, eh?

    As for the bloat (causes):

    Too much fat in the diet.
    Too much sugar. The sugars that cause gas are raffinose, lactose, fructose, and sorbitol.
    Most grains except for rice.

    Water helps with most diet issues. Beano (or any other enzyme supplement) can help with the natural sugars. Take a probiotic (lactobacillus acidophilus). Exercise more. Stop smoking and…

    Become a man. It’s probably all hormones.

    (Don’t you love me?! Ha ha!!)

  9. sweetsalty kate March 20, 2007 at 7:23 am #

    Hey, that’s interesting.. I’ve heard magical things about Beano. Beano, beano, the magical pill…

  10. Magdalena March 20, 2007 at 9:44 am #

    Its difficult and unrealistic to make your hair that way every day. Try and do this on days that you have more time in the morning. I do several things to make my hair smoother, including but not limited to these methods:
    I will blow dry my hair by using my fingers and a paddle brush to relax most of the curl, then I use a ceramic plated flat-iron on it. Clip up whole sections so that you can work with small pieces of hair; it will look funk if you try to jam a wad of hair into your flat-iron.
    One other easy method is by investing in some large hot rollers. I find this to be one of the easiest because I can just do my makeup while my hair sets. I blow- dry it as above, and then I take small sections of hair for each roller. Hold the hair straight up from your head and roll down; this will give you great volume.
    Lastly, I sometimes curling- iron my hair with a big fat-barreled iron. This smoothes it out and gives it a gentle curl at the ends, pretty much the same as the hot roller set, but it will withstand humidity a little better than a hot set will.
    If you want to have nice, smooth strands after you have done all this, I suggest prepping your hair with Aquage straightning ultragel, and finding a nice smoothing polish for afterwards that contains silicone to flatten any frizz. I use fantasia hair polish.
    My hair is curly as hell and most days I would rather not fight it.
    I also said smooth and smoothing a lot. smoooooth.

  11. thordora March 20, 2007 at 10:09 am #

    holy crap Mag. My hair looked cool straight, but I don’t know if I have the energy for all of that. WOW.

    No wonder it took the chick like 30 minutes to do.

  12. karriew March 20, 2007 at 11:17 am #

    I have hair like Missy, so I cannot really help. But I feel for ya. My hair is hopeless. really, truly hopeless.

  13. bine March 20, 2007 at 1:59 pm #

    question one: enjoy the curls. i gave up years ago. and most straight-haired people envy us terribly.

    question two: there are a million possibilities. if you’re “storing water” it may be hormones (especially if it’s periodic) or too much salt (then lotsa water and some natural diuretic like birch leaf and/or nettle tea might bring relief).
    if it’s air, you may have problems digesting some of the stuff you eat. some of the most popular food intolerances concern lactose, fructose, sucrose and gluten, they can cause bloatedness, diarrhea and/or constipation in someone unable to digest one of them. doc can find out if you’re missing some necessary enzyma or just eating wrong.
    my man has this problem with feeling bloated because he’s mostly breathing through his mouth (his nose was broken and not set when he was a teen and he’s not getting enough air through his nose), which makes him swallow a lot of air while eating. but i guess you would have noticed that.

  14. Magdalena March 20, 2007 at 2:37 pm #

    Thor, you just pick one of those ways to do it, I didn’t mean all of them together! lol

  15. thordora March 20, 2007 at 2:54 pm #

    See? I’m retarded when it comes to girl stuff.

  16. Dane March 20, 2007 at 4:47 pm #

    A day of excess carbs adds a few pounds to my gut overnight. And if those carbs are bread specifically, forget it. I can barely do up my pants the next day.

  17. stylin' March 20, 2007 at 5:58 pm #

    A good (like, over $100) flatiron can make your hair striaight and smooth fast, and it’ll last a couple days. I recommend the CHI.

    Cut the salt, also gassy foods like beans. Water…lots of it.

  18. shayla caurso August 31, 2007 at 3:05 am #

    hi when you you wash youre hair does it flattern?

  19. thordora August 31, 2007 at 6:35 am #

    hell no.

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