Saturday Surfing, or Beehive Deconstruction 101

Published in: Hair, Just For Fun, Makeup Tips/How To

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Howaya, girlie? How’s trix? Did you celebrate Halloween last night? Tonight? Not interested at all? I’m going to that party on the boat in a few hours, and I STILL haven’t completely settled on a costume, but I’ve narrowed it down to 1) a wannabe member of Run-D.M.C. or 2) a ’50s sock hopper. Party City was NO help at all, though. I just got back from there, and it was all Lord of the Flies. You get down to the wire, and the Halloween stores turn into the Galápagos Islands (survival of the fittest)!


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Oh, so last night I rented Legion, and it scurred me out of my seat — no, really! I literally jumped off the couch screaming. Rottentomatoes got it wrong with this one, I tell ya. I think it’s a lot better than 19%. The premise is simple, though, as they so often are with horror movies — humans on the verge of extinction, the characters have to protect a pregnant woman who’s about to bear the future savior of mankind, etc., etc. No, her name wasn’t Sarah Connor. 🙂 If you see it (or saw it), let me know what you think.

Before I settled down to watch the movie last night, I had to deal with the beehive.

Not surprisingly, taking it apart was even more fun that putting it together.

I actually kinda like this look…

Yes, I’m sitting still in these

Untangling the hive wasn’t half as hard as I thought it would be. One word: shower. By the time I stepped out my mane was tangle-free.

Beehive Deconstruction 101

1. Get Wet (Not the Most Complicated Set of Instructions, Are They?)

I stood beneath the shower head for about two minutes to soak the hive completely, but I didn’t just stand there tapping my foot. While I waited I busted out a new face cleanser, the Korres’ $21 Milk Proteins Cleanser (for dry skin) and gave my mug a gentle massage, ahh…

2. Condition from Roots to Ends (Repeat if Necessary)

I worked two heaping handfuls of conditioner into my hair, massaging from roots to ends, and after rinsing I did it again. By then I’d worked out most of the knots and tangles.

Since I knew I’d need a lot of product, I went with my favorite drugstore detangling conditioner, Garnier Fructis Body Boost Conditioner ($5 for a 25-oz. bottle). It’s not the most moisturizing conditioner in the world, but it’s cheap, and I like the tart green apple scent.

3. Shampoo (Again, Repeat if Necessary)

I started with conditioner instead of shampoo because I’ve had great luck with Garnier’s Body Boost for detangling, but I still wanted to remove any remaining hair spray and mousse, so I shampooed and rinsed twice with Kerastase Nutritive Bain Nutri-Thermique ($34), which left my hair soft and shiny.

4. Hair Mask Damage Control

I put my hair through a lot yesterday, and it deserved to be babied a little, so I coated it with a thick, rich hair mask. I used Kerastase Masque Nutri-Thermique ($60), and left it in for about three minutes while I finished my shower and shaved.

No more knots, POOF!

Before I start getting ready for the party tonight, how about we sneak in a little e-surfing together? The waves look great!

Have a frighteningly fabulous night!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Tracy says:

    HAHAHA-those pics of your hair stickin’ out all over the place are great! Glad your hair survived the beehive!
    I saw Legion-I love Apocalyptic movies with a religious bent like this one. This one wasn’t bad, except for I wish they would have explained why her baby was the saviour and why the mother was special. The actor who played Michael was great!
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  2. Karen: Very funny post and pictures. This one had me smiling 🙂 Hope you have a great Halloween. I also appreciate the tips for the beehive deconstruction. It is important to have a great strategy 🙂

  3. Nina says:

    those pics are adorableeee! 🙂

    • Karen says:

      Hi Nina,

      LOL, thanks! It felt weird to have my hair defy gravity like that.

      So, how’s tricks out your way? Are you guys getting a lot of trick-or-treaters?

  4. knownever says:

    This would have been an occasion to use baking soda. As long as your hair is not color treated, rubbing a handful of baking soda through the ends of your hair (stay away from the scalp) is the one step way to get massive, halloween-costume amounts of hairspray and product out of your hair. Of course condition condition condition afterwards but the gunk is completely out after one pass with the baking soda.

  5. Kim says:

    Those pics are way too funny. Thank you so much for sharing! 🙂

  6. veronica says:

    I can’t bring myself to use the pizza cutter! It’s too pretty 🙂

  7. Happy belated Halloween! – somehow got a delayed notification about this link love, sorry! (but thank you!!)

    Your deconstructed beehive gave me the lulz 🙂

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