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Here at Betsy HQ we had been experiencing a mini crisis.......
Last week due to a customs delay and holiday weekend in the States our shipment from the US was delayed and we completely sold out of all of our Blonde Betsys. It was only a few days but it felt like a lifetime! Ok, so I am being a little dramatic :-)
Anyhow, crisis averted because the man from FedEx delivered. Such a relief, I was beginning to really miss being a blonde.
Can I cut a fringe into Betsy? Well of course you can OR your hairdresser can!
I did it myself using a wee contraption that made the job a whole lot easier. Its a less expensive version of a Creaclip which I bought on Amazon for the princely sum of £1.99. Rule of thumb if you are going to go DIY, cut a little at a time. I cut three times and made sure I left a little slack (approx 1cm) for styling.
This is the final incarnation of Betsy No.04 who is officially 14 months old this week. As a full time wearer she has done me proud but recently is showing signs of age. As Betsy gets older the hair fibres dry out and become thinner and coarser. As a consequence the knots that tie the hair fibre to the cap become smaller and start to shed. Betsy No.04 had started to lose a little density at the front which is now not a problem.... Eh Voila! I can wear Betsy No.04 a while longer yet.
Take Care everyone
Betsy is made of real remy hair so she can be cut, styled and dyed to suit you. Whenever I receive a new piece the first thing I do is wash and condition, its almost a ritual now. Then I wear her around the house for a couple of days to get a feel for the way the hair behaves. This time round with Betsy No.05 I have left her pretty much the way that she arrived because my hair is a little longer and stronger and she is pretty much perfect as is for me BUT not necessarily for you.
Last week I had a couple of emails from customers who were feeling anxious about having their Betsy cut & styled and I fully understand why that is the case but there is little point in owning a Betsy if you are simply going to treat her like a synthetic and wear her as she comes. Betsy ownership gives you the opportunity to have the hair style you want, that may be the style you have always had OR you could use the opportunity to make a change. Whichever way you choose to go the most important thing is to make her your own, wear the hair you want and need, embrace and enjoy the chance to look and feel like you again.
Tomorrow Betsy No.04 and I have an appointment with the salon...... I am having her cut into a choppy shoulder length style with a fringe and I cannot wait to show you all, so watch this space. In the meantime, a quick 'How To' on creating texture below.
Take care everyone
I have been messing about with my hair since my early teens. Thankfully in the days before smart phones and digital photography so I don't have any evidence of my incredible homemade hairdos to share with you ;-) One of my clients who normally wears Platinum called me in the week to ask my advice about dyeing her Betsy. She loves the icy blonde tones that are so in vogue right now and in all honesty I wasn't sure what to tell her....... time for a little experiment. Tee Hee!
I try very hard not to use hair products or indeed any cosmetics or beauty products that are tested on animals...... I don't always get it right so forgive me but I do buy own brand products from my local Superdrug whose own line have been certified by the BUAV. This wash in wash out colour enhancer was the princely sum of £1.29 (normal rrp is £1.99) and is a bit of a bargain considering you would only use it once a month. Just a word of caution here..... always use non permanent hair colour, stuff that you can reverse out of if it all goes horribly wrong. I use the Colour Enhance range in Bold Brunette on my own hair and Betsy and it washes out quickly and easily. The other thing to remember is that you should never use lightening products, amonia or bleach. The good news is that these days there are so many non permanent colours around....... from pastels to bold 'in your face' colour, you could 'rainbow' your platinum Betsy for a festival and look fabulous without having to dye your own hair underneath, the possibilities are endless.
Anyhow back to Betsy HQ with my little bottle of magic to commence experimentation. Firstly you can apply this colour to dry hair which means no washing required but first of all I did a strand test to check the colour intensity. After 15 minutes I wiped away the dye using a wet cotton pad and liked what I saw but I wanted more intense colour so after applying it to Betsy I left it on for a full 30 minutes. I applied the dye using the applicator brush from a L'Oreal Bronde kit that I had in the back of a cupboard because I wanted to see if I could create light and shade but its perfectly fine to use any applicator brush you choose. Using a brush is advisable so that you can control the amount of colour you apply near the cap area...... you don't want to colour the cap if you can help it.
After 30 minutes development time I simply rinsed the colour off and applied a deep conditioner for 5 minutes (no need to shampoo). After rinsing I hung Betsy up to dry and Hey Presto! she emerged this rather lovely icy blonde..... a completely different shade to the original platinum. I cannot wait to try another shade on her and Louisa who set me on this quest earlier in the week has already done the same and loves it but is planning a few experiments of her own.
Let me know what you think, love hearing from you all.
In the meantime take care. Px
I am a woman of a certain age, an age when women magically acquire an invisibility cape....... or so I have been told. But invisible to whom? Men? Young men? Men of a certain age? Other women? Children? Hmmmmmm.......... here is what I have observed during my time as a folically challenged person. Losing your hair is alarming, distressing and aging for both genders, whats more it makes you feel 'less' somehow, less feminine, less masculine. Men over time have been able to confront this head on (see what I did there?) by shaving their heads and appearing to be even more 'manly' and the option to forego hair completely is an option for me too, Thank Goodness for Betsy!
I speak to a lot of women through my work and I am lucky to have smart, sassy female friends and the one thing many of us agree on is that as you become older your femininity shifts into closer focus. Of course there are lots of reasons for that which I won't go into here but without doubt a consequence of all that hormonal activity is hair loss. Its almost like nature makes women appear less attractive now that child bearing is nearing impossibility......... I am sure there is a scientific study out there that proves just that but for the purposes of this post allow me to be a little whimsical.
However much aging is still a barrier for most women, there are some that fight it every step of the way and I am not talking plastic surgery extremists here, simply those women who refuse the lure of the weekly set and blowdry, wear beautiful, elegant clothing effortlessly and learn the artistry of makeup in order to be the best they can be. Who are these women and how come they are in possession of information us mere mortals are not permitted to know?
I don't know if any of the women above have had surgery or been photo shopped but they all look fabulous and they all possess great hair. The truth is I have good skin, I have never been a sun worshipper and I have enough good fat to keep my face plumped up and (so far) botox free. What I don't have is a full head of hair and without Betsy I look unwell and lets be honest, a lot older but of course its a little more complicated than that.
We all know there is no such thing as an invisibility cape. Some women lose confidence in themselves as they get older and start to lose their youthful lustre, their sense of identity diminishes and rather than reassess and rebuild their sense of self, some women simply choose to take up less space in the world. Look about you, look at the older women in your life. Those women of a certain age who have less hair than they should almost shrink into themselves, become less bold and are perhaps a little more insular, we cannot stand by and allow that to keep happening! Here at Betsy HQ we want all women to be stronger as they age, develop a certain stride and sense of purpose, a twinkle in their eye, a surety and confidence about themselves and demonstrate a kindness and wisdom to all. Yes, knowing how to treat people well and communicate appropriately is massively important and much easier to do when you own your identity ..... that's what people will remember about the beautiful 'older' woman they met. They won't remember your great hair necessarily because if Betsy is doing her job well, she will be undetectable, subtle and simply a part of the whole of you....... and never forget to twinkle ;-)
Be Happy Everyone, Spring is almost here!
Hi, I am Paula and welcome to Beautiful Betsy....... born from a desire to spread the word about the best solution I have found for my own hair loss. Since finding Betsy my life has been transformed, I am back to being me and I cannot tell you what a relief it is not just for myself but for my husband, family and friends.