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My eBay Purchases

Filed under: Hair Accessories — Stephanie at 3:30 pm on Monday, October 2, 2006

I’ve posted here about how much fun I’ve had shopping on eBay for hair accessories. Just thought I would share my purchases.

hair accessories from ebay

The dragonfly barrette is just beautiful. It prompted one of my sisters to ask where I found it. So did the flowery/rhinestone bun holder… which I use on ponytails, not buns. I have no idea how you would use it on a bun. It’s too small. But that’s what the seller called it.

The Celtic silver holder is a personal favorite. I love going to Renaissance Faires, and that one just feels right. It’s pretty heavy; silver plated, as I recall.

The plain hairsticks are something I’ve been working on decorating, although I plan on leaving at least one pair of the wooden ones plain. I really think the shorter bone ones are better for decorating; the longer ones come out too long when you top them off. Doesn’t mean I can’t paint them to add a little interest, though. The wood bleeds stain, so a good sealer is vital for painting them.

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Shopping for Hair Accessories on eBay

Filed under: Hair Accessories — Stephanie at 3:43 pm on Monday, August 14, 2006

I’ve recently had some fun picking up a variety of hair accessories on eBay. I used to think Amazon’s selection was pretty good, but eBay’s is amazing.

The majority, of course, are not my style. That’s going to be true for everyone, no matter your style. I’m not really into crystals and rhinestone, although I did select a bun cage that has a few rhinestones.

One trick to buying hair accessories on eBay is to check for more than one of the same item. Many items are one of a kind, but others are not, and you can check for one that no one else is bidding on. This lets you minimize your price. (There is more where this came from … )

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Hair Styling Tools

Filed under: Hair Accessories,Long Hair Care — Stephanie at 2:40 pm on Monday, August 7, 2006

There are a few things you need when you’re styling your hair. Obviously you need a good hairbrush, but some other tools can make things easier too.

A rat tailed comb is very useful if you like hairstyles that involve separating small sections of hair. This can be useful when making some kinds of braids, for example.

Elastics are very important for holding your hair style in place. I strongly recommend you not use actual rubber bands or any elastic with metal. These tend to tear and otherwise damage your hair and just aren’t much fun to take out of your hair. Instead, make sure to get elastics that do not pull your hair. You’ll find them quite easily.

Alternatively, use a scrunchie. Some people consider these to be very much out of fashion, but I use ones that don’t have all that much fabric, a kind of thin scrunchie. These are very gentle on your hair.

Hairpins are also quite useful for keeping your hair under control. You can get some that come close to blending in with your hair or use them for decoration.

Curling your hair isn’t the kindest thing you can do to it, but there are times when you just really want that look. Heat is just not good for your hair, so while it looks great you are doing damage to your hair. Also don’t blow dry your hair unless it’s an absolute must. Get good quality when you choose a curling iron or hair dryer.

Claws can look nice, but they often have rough edges that are really not gentle to your hair. Feel the edges when choosing claws to find ones that are not too rough.

Metal barrettes can also be hard on your hair. They can tear your hair when you take them out.

Hair sticks, if properly made, can be quite kind to your hair. Watch for rough edges, and also see if the decorations are likely to catch and tear your hair.

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Choosing Hair Accessories

Filed under: Hair Accessories — Stephanie at 9:34 am on Monday, July 24, 2006

I have to say that hair accessories are a weakness of mine, and I often wish good ones were easier to find near me. Thank goodness for the internet! Hair accessories are much more accessible.

Amazon.com has quite an impressive selection of hair accessories. Sometimes I’ll be shocked at the prices people will pay for hair accessories even as I fight off temptation.

You want to make your selections based on how you want to use your hair accessories, the colors you wear and the color of your hair.

You will also want to consider whether you like to use barrettes, claws, ponytail holders, hair sticks or headbands.

My hair is brunette, so I don’t generally buy dark brown accessories. They will rarely show up that well. I also love jewel tones, so I tend to look at those colors.

Selection can still be frustrating, almost to the point of making me consider looking into making my own accessories. I’m not much the crafty type, but this is one of those areas I might just enjoy.

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