Why a blog?

I give up, easily.
Anything. Everything.
Because of a lack of confidence.

People won't like me, laugh at me, think I'm stupid.
That is why my entire life I hid away, in dark clothes.
Black, dark blue or grey.
Anything to make me invisible.

I never used make-up in high school because I didn't know how.
My hair was always the same because I had no idea what to do with it (ponytail, tightly pulled back, in case you're curious).

When I was 18 I got married and I wanted a change.
I wanted the real me to come out.
But I still had no clue how.

At 26 I started this blog.
So that I wouldn't give up, wouldn't forget where I was going.

This is my journey, feel free to walk it with me, every step of the way.
All my failures, all my mistakes.
But also my winnings, my happy moments and my bliss.
I'll be honored to have you with me.

The secret to curls

HairPosted by Fashiondisaster Tue, March 03, 2015 10:31:09
I think I found it.
THE secret to curls.

After trying out multiple things,
Even wrapping socks in my hair,
(yes, there is a picture of that on Instagram, somewhere...)
I think I finally nailed it.

It doesn't involve curling irons,
Or other expensive equipment.

It is so simple,
That I can't believe it took me so long to come up with it...

Here it is:

After washing your hair,
Don't brush it.
After drying your hair,
Don't brush it.
After waking up the next morning,
Guess what?
Don't brush it.

It works perfectly for me.
When I wash my hair,
I roll it up in a towel for about ten minutes.
Then I give it a good rub with the towel and spray some bodying spray from Aussi on it,
Wrap it in the towel again for about ten minutes.
Blow dry, leaving it a little bit moist, upside down, while massaging my hair with my hands.
Never in the process brush your hair, please, except before washing your hair :)

Go to sleep, don't brush, and wake up with curls.
Don't brush now because it tares the curls apart,
Wich will give you fluffy hair,
And trust me,
You don't want that.

Works for me,
Please let me know if it works for you :)
Or if I just have easy hair,
Wich I will never believe until I hear it from somebody else,
Like you :)

And if you're curious for the picture, with the the socks,
You can find me on Instagram here: fashiondisastercc
But you'll need to scroll back a bit,
Because I think I tried it out about a year ago :)
Feel free to leave a comment there as well,
Even just to let me know that you found it :)

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Half a face

HairPosted by Fashiondisaster Mon, January 27, 2014 20:03:31

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Thin hair

HairPosted by Fashiondisaster Mon, November 19, 2012 19:05:06
I've been browsing around the internet and found out that I'm not the only one that is having trouble with her hair, modeling and what products to use, seem to be familiar questions other girls have as well.

I found out that my hair is defined as "fine hair", to be clear about that, "normal hair" has a diameter of 0,04 mm and "fine hair" has a diameter of 0,02 mm.
No idea if you can measure it with some tool, but you can recognize thin hair as well by the following 2 things:

* little volume
* easily greasy

The best way to take care of thin hair is to wash it every day, there are a lot of shampoos that are especially made for that, so you don't damage your hair.

The key thing you have to do when you have this type of hair is to get some volume into it.
You can do this by hairstyle (keep it short, a bob or a page heading are perfect).
Other tricks are:

* blow-dry your hair upside down, hanging your head at knee hight that is (not hanging on the ceiling or something)

* find products that boost your volume (like a shampoo from John Frieda called "Luxurious volume")

* ask your hairdresser to create a few highlights in your hair, it gives the illusion of thicker hair

I have it, tried it and loved it (you can find a blog about it on this page, somewhere) but if you don't like scrolling around, I'll give a short recap:

When you use it you can feel your hair getting bigger under your fingertips, so it immediately works.
You don't have to wait for weeks before you see any result (after drying it even my husband saw the difference).
With me, the only downside was that my heads skin is very sensitive and couldn't tolerate it, leaving me with an itchy head.

Another problem I usually have with my hair is that it doesn't stay in place, by noon it falls flat and loses all model, shape and volume.
A solution to that can be to use a special hairspray for thin hair, it makes your hairdo "looser" and resistant to wind gusts.

Another hair problem that is very common are split ends.
The horros of saving for long hair and having the hairdresser telling me that I had split ends when I was younger is still on my mind... I lost 10 centimeters of hair that day, it was a sad day...

What to do when you have them and want to save them:

* the best remedy is to cut them off... I know your pain but the sooner you do it the less extra damage you will get, and the sooner new hair can grow.

* if you're not up for cutting or you can't afford it right away there are some products that you can use to "patch" your ends back together but it disappears again once you wash your hair.
The key ingredient to these products are silicones, they make your hair smooth and soft.

It is proven that silicons are bad for your hair so please be careful and don't use them too long (also check your shampoo bottles) but I'll post an extra blog subject on that later.

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HairPosted by Fashiondisaster Thu, October 11, 2012 09:56:58
Hi everyone!

I am so excited, I still can't believe it...
We went to Antwerp yesterday and I found a new hairdresser, they are called "Yes!", sounds promising right? But I, of course, still had doubts... After all the recent hair-disasters, can you blame me?
But I decided to go in and first ask (!) if they could help me before I got something done, my husband told me that I should only get in the chair if I'd really get a good feeling with it.
Without knowing, I got the highest in rank there, and she just looked me straight in the eyes and said very firm: "of course we can, It's no a coincidence that we are called: Yes!".
And from that moment, I trusted her, blindly.

When I got in the chair she couldn't believe that my previous hairdresser had let me walk out the salon like that, when she inspected the back of my hair she found spots of different colors all over (I never saw, It's my back...) and she was stunned. I felt so understood! Everybody kept telling me that my hair looked great (and that was very sweet and all meant so well) but I could really tell that it was crap...

She got started and it was like she could read my mind... She made my hair darker, making it match to my skin color, how long had I been looking for a hairdresser giving me advice? And she did it, without me even asking! She knew I wanted it blond but she didn't recommend going all blond because it would be too much, so she suggested highlights but all very natural.
She saw a picture of Jennifer Lopez and told the trainee that it should look like that, I loved it and it was the hair I always wanted (come on people, Jennifer Lopez).
Even tough she let the trainee do al the coloring I felt completely save because she kept checking up on her work, correcting where she needed, before something went wrong!
I felt so well looked after that I could completely relax and really had a wonderful time at the hairdresser, reading magazines and drinking tea (they keep asking if you want to drink something, not just once).

And the best part was when I had to pay, you won't believe this...
For coloring, highlights, washing (with conditioner and a head-massage!), cutting, brushing and drying I paid... 73 euro's!

Here is their price-list:

Dry-cutting and finishing: 15,-
Washing, cutting and finishing: 20,-
Brushing: 20,-
Washing, cutting and finishing: 35,-
Mask-treatment (including a Wella mask that is worth 15,- to use at home): 15,-
Color shampoo or semi-coloring: 20,-
Up to 10 highlights: 20,-
All-you-can-color (unlimited coloring and highlights): 39,-

They have a website and are located all over the world so if you want to find one near you go to:

Why are you still behind your computer? Get your but over there! And enjoy.

P.S: you get a popsicle afterwards and they must be really good because our dog stole them out of my purse and ate them... I got two, one for me and one for my husband. They looked so good, shaped in a heart... I'll get one next time.

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HairPosted by Fashiondisaster Wed, September 05, 2012 10:45:04

A few days ago I went to my hairdresser again, to get a second try to get my hair fixed (still very orange), weirdly enough I have been getting a lot of compliments about it (before I went to the hairdresser again) but I still can't see it. I mostly feel like a carrot.

Turned out my "luck" still hasn't changed, as in "I haven't got any" when it comes to hairdressers... I got a student. A bad student. Everybody deserves a fair chance but my hair looks like I have an outgrowth from a month (!) and some spots are not colored at all (my right side). I decided I should do something and complained, I confess, very quietly, when it was done but when I got home it really bugged me and I decided, after a day, to call the boss from the salon (she did my hair the first time) and told her that I wasn't very happy with it... But she didn't want to admit the mistake that her student made. She was quit defensive and made the argument that they have to stay away from your scalp because the color can run out and then you end up with a big blond spot on top of your head. I'm sure that it happens, bur staying away 3 centimeters from your scalp..?

I hate this kind of situations because she was really good but I'm convinced that you should always stick up for your customers and try to keep them happy. Your staff is very important but if they don't do their job right, you should be able to admit it.

So, here I am. Again. Not happy with my hair.

The next one I think I'm going to try is around our corner and they have cut my hair before but never colored, I have to wait a bit tough because my hair is damaged enough already and I really want it to grow again (am I the only one who always regrets cutting it off even when it seemed such a good idea at the time?) and hairdressers just aren't cheap...

I'll keep you all informed, please keep your fingers crossed for me!

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Hair. Again.

HairPosted by Fashiondisaster Mon, July 23, 2012 17:02:10
Hi everyone,

I went to Holland yesterday and found a total new variety of hair products, they were all natural and they made me very greedy...

I restrained myself and bought only one, yes one, unbelievable right?

It's called Henna Cure and it restores the hair, it has vitamin E, jojoba, silk and natural henna in it.

The product is especially for dry and damaged hair and promises a better structure, more shine, more volume and (the best of all I think) you can us it every day wether it is on dry or wet hair.

Fell in love and it costed me only 2,50 euro.

To be on the safe side I tested it on my daughter's hair, she's 5 and her hair feels really dry.

The woman in the shop told me that should use only a very tiny bit of the product and it would make my hair really soft.

It worked unbelievably well!

I could feel my daughter's hair getting softer while I was putting the product on, the volume increased and she has a beautiful shine.

It gives me a better vibe then the well known brands because it's natural but still affordable.

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Hair again

HairPosted by Fashiondisaster Mon, July 02, 2012 13:30:54
Hi everyone,

I feel a bit obsessed about my hair since it turned orange, I try a lot of things to get it softer, smoother or shinier, like it helps to cover up the color...

I bought 2 new products, both from John Frieda, one is a shampoo to give more volume and the other one is an intense mask to repair damaged hair.

The shampoo gives a luxurious feeling just by looking at the bottle but when you wash you're hair with it you can really feel the volume getting in your hair, it's like it doubles in size!

No need to say that I love it, right?

The only problem I have with it is that it dries out my skin which evolves into dandruff... Not sexy and very itchy...

Since I've been trying it out for a couple of weeks now I found out that the solution is to wash your hair regularly with it (read like daily) but I really don't have the discipline for that (or the time with two children at home for two months, yes, summer-holiday has started) so today I tried by washing it first with a head and shoulders shampoo and then the volume shampoo, let's hope that it makes a difference.

The mask, ow the mask, I have nothing but praising to do about that!

It makes my hair soft, shiny, healthy... In other words I absolutely love it!

Never put a hair mask on the roots of your hair, it will make it look greasy within a day, always focus on the hair ends and leave it in for at least 3 minutes or whatever the package is telling you (yes, I know, it seems to last forever but you really feel the difference if you leave it in for the right amount of time).

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HairPosted by Fashiondisaster Tue, May 29, 2012 19:32:09
Hi everyone,

I started looking online for tips to improve my brushing skills and how to style my hair, because, you know how your hair looks when you just got from the hairdresser? Shiny, healthy, it feels fresh, it looks great and then you wash it (after a day or 2) and it falls flat, weird,... Short said, totally different then it did with the hairdresser...

It always gets me extremely frustrated and makes me feel a bit stupid, all other human beings seem to be very capable of styling their hair, where do they get the wisdom from?

A few tips I found:

* Always let your hair dry to the air as much as possible (like 70%) before starting to style it or even using a hairdryer, else you cause damage to your hair

* If you don't have the time or the patience (like me) to do your entire hair, then concentrate on the front and side parties of your hair because they frame your face

* Always dry you bottom hair first and work your way up

* when you brush do it upwards, not downwards (like I always did...) because it will make your hair flat and will ad no style to it whatsoever...

* If you styled your hair perfectly in the evening and wake up with the same result you had when you just got you out of the shower then try this:

Tie a silk scarf around your styled hair before you go to bed.

It will keep your hair in place, it prevents your hair from getting static and gives it a nice and silky shine

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