Hair How-To: Upside Down French Braided Top Knot

Upside Down French Braided Top Knot - quick 'n' easy hair how-to!

It’s been done before – this upside down french braided top knot. I’m not the first and won’t be the last, to put it out there on the intertubes. But when I first thought of creating this hairstyle on Mags, I didn’t even bother to search out upside down french braided top knots. I just knew I wanted to braid her hair (in the french style) upside down and then whip it into a bun on top, at the end. Quick ‘n’ easy, like, too. That’s right, not … Read more…

Video: Week 14 Hair Update: Shaving, Techno Trouble, Keepin’ it Real

Okay, WOW. There is so much to say about this week 14 video hair update but I fear my incoherent ramblings will only make it worse. Let’s just say that there was some shaving, techno trouble, keepin’ it real and… …OMGosh. I mean, really. I can’t recall ever before a time where I had so much trouble FILMING a video. Editing, compressing, uploading, etc. – sure. But never in the filming of it. Seriously. Now. I have to admit that 98% is more than likely my fault. The … Read more…

Video: Week 8/9 Update – Hair, Holidays, New Look, and Love

It wouldn’t be a video update without some sort of madness, now would it? This week 8/9 update – hair, holidays, new look, and love is a combination of madness, discovery, and FUN. You see, there was a boo-boo with last week’s update number 8 (oh how I love that squishy number!)… Need more? Discover 8 fun facts about the number eight… …and so what I thought would be a lovely addition to this week 9 hair update, simply didn’t happen. But as you’ll see below, I made … Read more…

For My Health and Theirs!

For My Health and Theirs

Due to circumstances beyond my control, I’m calling it a mental health week here at Informed Sharing. Mental, emotional, and physical – actually. For my health and theirs. If you’ve been following along here for any length of time, you may know that I am dealing with a chronic illness (Fibromyalgia), complicated by 24/7 migraines, and a few other things I have yet to discuss with the outside world. Occasionally (more often than I would like to admit) this creeps up and does me in to a point … Read more…

Video: Week Two – One Guard Update

Week Two One Guard UpdateI’m so very nearly close to caught up that I might not know what to do with myself come the weekend. Shhhsh. Don’t tell the others. They will find more for me to do, I guarantee it… ANYway. Here we are with week two – one guard update and YAY, we are removing some hair on the back and sides. Yes, more than the little nubs from week one – one guard update. And it’s blending quite nicely, if I do say so myself.

And I do.

(Okay, I edited out the incessant going over and over and over the whole thing to make sure everything blended. You’re welcome πŸ˜‰ )

Let’s have a look-see?

Week Two – One Guard Update:

And ooooh, this video is shorter than last week, too. YAY. I’m working on that, along with my editing skills. You all can help me out with that, as well. Tell me what you want to see. More hair stuff, less talking, more talking about hair stuff and more hair stuff, what? Let me know.

I’m getting some excellent feedback already and I’m so thrilled by that. I’m considering doing some Q&A type things along the way. Both for you and me. I do have other things I like to write about besides my hair but since we’re on the subject, there is plenty to talk about and write about.

For instance:

  • What’s the best shampoo/conditioner to use?
  • Best color – at home or in the salon?
  • Heat damaged hair treatments?
  • How often to you cut/color/straighten/perm your hair?
  • Where to find the best hair care products?
  • Shopping for hair care products on a budget?
  • Short hair or long – which do you prefer?
  • How to have salon hair without over paying…

…to name a few.

I have always been fascinated with hair, mine and yours; dipping back into it this way is wicked exciting. And please don’t hesitate to tell me what you’d like to know OR what you already know. I am always up for learning!

Time Spent

So who’s with me? Ready for a little hair school along this transformation; who knows what we’ll all discover while we’re at it. And stay tuned. Week three update is right around the corner, too. I will have that video up by mid-week next, but you should also know that I will be writing about non-hair related topics next week, as well. Boy HOWDY, I’ve got some goodies planned for all of us. YAY!

“See” you soon!

Sandra Lynn Writes @ Informed Sharing



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Video: Week One Update – One Guard Trim!

Week One One Guard Trim

Week One One Guard TrimHere we are, finally. Almost caught up. Getting there, anyway. 2 1/2 weeks after the original shave and with this post I’m sharing the week one update – one guard trim. YAY! This video is a tad long as I did a bunch of talking…

Hey. I’ve never said I wasn’t wordy; either by text or video. Tis what it is, I say.

And I do appreciate those who take the time to read and listen. Truly. πŸ™‚

However, I also understand sometimes lengthy is just darn too long. Which is why I did this for ya. I rather like it, too. There will be more of that down the road, I reckon. YAY!

But in THIS video, I catch you up on the week with the growth and then I’m off and shaving. What little there is to take off, that is. I have a plan, I said. Let’s just watch!

Week One Update – One Guard Trim!

Pretty easy, right? It’s funny (strange…). I know that my hair has been falling out for some time but for all my life it has always grown rather quickly. It seems to be doing that now, too. I think the reason it wasn’t getting any longer than it past my shoulders was perhaps, for a variety of reasons; but boy HOWDY. At this length? It’s growing well and good. Or maybe I’m just wishing on it. Either way, I hope you enjoy this week one update of the growing out process after shaving my head bald. One more update (last Sunday’s 2nd week update – coming this Friday) and we should be right on track going forward.

I do so like to be organized. As best as this condition of mine allows me. Yikes. Plus, I have plenty MORE to post about, not JUST about hair and I’m happy to bring that to you, too. Stay tuned and “see” you soon!

~ Cheers

Sandra Lynn Writes @ Informed Sharing



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Video: Full Length – Shaving My Head Bald

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Full Length Shaving My Head BaldI am so excited to be bringing you the entire (minus several minutes of silliness and fluff – you’re welcome) full length video of me shaving my head bald. Though it took a couple weeks to get everything in order, once I get these initial videos posted, things will be a lot smoother going forward. Learning a new (to me) video editing program, finding out some ins and outs at Vimeo, and having to deal with some personal issues didn’t help matters BUT we are here. Finally. YAY!

What can you expect in this video?

  • The entire weepy intro plus the cuts.
  • Shaving my head with guards #4 and #2.
  • Shaving my head bald with no guard.
  • The wrap up and end.

If you aren’t familiar with my style, you should know… I don’t script my videos. I also haven’t made any (besides my Ice Bucket Challenge Vid) in quite some time, so I’m a little rusty. Add to that the fact that this is also emotional for me and…well…as the hubs is fond of saying one of reasons he fell in love with me: I say what I mean and I mean what I say even if sometimes it comes out sideways. Tis what it is.

Full Length – Shaving My Head Bald

So yah. There’s that. I make no apologies. Later on I’m sharing this whole thing split into 3 parts and then seriously shortened and sped up, for those of you who want to watch it really fast and furious. I’m proud of all of it. The cutting, shaving, filming, editing, and now the building of what looks like is going to be a wicked awesome series of growing my hair out.

I hadn’t really thought it through when I decided to shave my head bald.

I hadn’t really thought it through when I decided G should film it.

I hadn’t really thought it through when I decided we should put it up here.

And now it’s become this whole big thing.

Well. Just a lil series of me shaving my head bald and then growing it out again.

I hope you enjoy it and I truly hope you’ll come along for the weekly progress updates throughout the grow-out process. Shaving it and shaping it is going to be just as fun as what you see above (minus the tears, I promise).

YAY! Thanks for watching and “see” you soon!

Sandra Lynn Writes @ Informed Sharing



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Understaffed and Overworked?

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It’s Friday and I’m supposed to be here uploading a gazillion hair shaving videos. That is just plain not going to happen today. Besides being understaffed and overworked around here, there are things happening that are so far beyond my control that I simply had to let them go. I probably knew it last night but was reluctant to admit it. Right now I am waiting on 5 videos to be uploaded to the hosting platform; with a 6th and 7th yet to even begin the process. I … Read more…