Also--conditioner is your friend. Especially if you live in a dry climate. Shampoo once a week, condition after you shampoo. That might be part of the issue as well. Your skin thinks it REALLY has to over compensate.
Conditioner will help your hair stay healthy and not dry or brittle. Your hair can actually break off at the ends, conditioner can help with split ends, breakage, and overall awesomeness of hairs. :)
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Okay--here's the low-down from an actual hairstylist.
a) The stuff you buy at the grocery store, Walmart, etc. is not going to give you the results that you ultimately want. Pantene actually has wax in it--hence why it makes your hair feel so soft. If you really want something that's going to make a difference, you should look into professional products. But not the "professional" products at Walmart--that's called product disbursement and they actually aren't allowed to sell real professional product. Smart Style sells good professional product--I think cheapest would be TIGI or Design Line.
b) Don't actually wash your hair every day. Your skin secretes an oil called sebum oil--ever notice an oily sheen on your face at night? That's sebum. Your scalp also secretes it. Sebum oil is actually the best conditioner for your hair (think back to the old days...brushing your hair 100 strokes to get that oil down to the ends of the hair). So when you shampoo your hair, it strips all the oil from your scalp and hair. Doing this every day, your skin starts to notice that it's all gone and will start to over-produce oil to compensate. Therefore: washing your hair less will actually help it chill out. I wash my hair maybe once a week, and simply rinse it in the shower every day. It'll take about two weeks for your skin to figure out it doesn't need to over-compensate though, in that time I suggest ponytails, braids, hats, or dry shampoo--applied only to the ends of the hair.
I hope this helps, feel free to message me if you have any questions.
Okay, so here I am, a happy little monkey, sewing my little heart out, and I break a needle. Damn. So I get into my little bag that came with the machine, dig out another needle, throw it in there, and start sewing again.
Except: now it isn't actually sewing anything, it's just tearing up thread and spitting it out. Literally--just 1" to 3" pieces of thread are all that's coming out. Issue with the bobbin? Wrong needle? User error?
I have a Brother LS-2125i sewing machine, but I don't have the manual for it anymore. I'm annoyed, I was right in the middle of a wicked cute bag! Please help!
a) Welcome! This place rocks.
b) Go to your Projects tab at the top of the page. There are a ton of projects that are there! You have three basic categories of projects: creations, versions, and how-to. You are looking for the how-to stuff. Those projects have a red banner across the bottom left corner that says How-To. However, some of the creations/versions will have some instructions, but not always. :)
Hope this helped! And have fun!