Cool hair tips for wintertime Cold air outdoors and dry...


January 30, 2000|By Maria Blackburn | Maria Blackburn,Sun Staff

Cool hair tips for wintertime

Cold air outdoors and dry heat indoors make for some bad hair days this time of year. You don't have to go around with the hair of Edward Scissorhands this winter, however.

Some tips from Twist, a teen magazine that describes itself as having a "get-real approach to fashion and beauty."

* Static electricity -- Put a tiny glob of clear lip gloss or Vaseline into your palm, rub your hands together and smooth over surface of hair, concentrating on flyaway ends.

* Dry, rough and frizzy -- Rub fabric-softener sheets all over your head.

* Heavy, over-conditioned -- Fix an anti-build-up cocktail. Mix one cup of apple cider with one cup of water. Pour mixture over freshly washed hair and let sit for about two minutes. Shampoo.

Products sans salons

Ever want to buy some shampoo at your hair salon, only to be turned off by the long wait or inconvenient hours?

Have we got a store for you. JustProducts sells more than 30 lines of salon-quality hair, skin, nail and body products for men, women and children.

Looking for organic Phytologie shampoo for color-treated hair? Got it ($15 for 6.8 ounces). Spray-on Fudge Blue Hawaii hair color? You'll find it here ($9.95 for 125 grams). Modern Organic Products mixed-greens shampoo? That's here, as well ($23.96 for 33 ounces). You'll also find products in liter family-size bottles and an entire wall of travel sizes.

"Consumers were asking for a higher grade of products than what they could buy in the drug store," says retail manager Shari Scheuermann.

JustProducts is located at the Festival at Woodholme, Suite 115, 1809 Reisterstown Road in Pikesville. Call 410-653-6601.

Squeeze play

What: "The Corset: Fashioning the Body," an exhibit at the Museum at FIT

Where: Seventh Avenue at 27th Street, New York, N.Y., (212) 217-5800

When: Now through April 22

Why: Some 100 iron, whalebone and lace corsets and corset-inspired fashions, illustrating the history of a clothing item that is both icon of erotic femininity and symbol of women's oppression, are on display. By showing how corsets have fashioned the ideal body, the exhibit shows how the meaning of clothing is constantly redefined. Ouch.

QVC gets hip

The bright orange Impo slides embellished with embroidery for sale on QVC this spring say it all. This is not your grandmother's QVC. The spring and summer women's clothes and shoes that will be featured on the cable shopping network in the coming months are fresh, fun and fabulous. They are good-looking and a good value.

So get ready to hunker down with the remote and a credit card and think spring. Some items we like:

Ann Marino linen mesh slides, $46.50

Silk Lore Sabrina top in pale kiwi, $34

Birkenstock waterproof slides, $59.50

Aigner straw tote, $43.54

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