Babe’s Mane Blog

Teaching women how to wear hair – one (strand, mane, head…) at a time.

Babe's blog is no longer active. Here you'll find an archive of posts from March 2007 thru December 2009. See the Hair Direct Official Blog for more recent posts.

Lessons - Weather and Adhesives

by Babe with a Mane  |  Saturday, September 26, 2009 10:42 AM

Sitting here looking out the window (which is the only thing I can do for quite some time) I'm watching my leaves turn red and begin to fall. After several deep sighs, I realize that summer is over and fall has definitely arrived. Now don't get me wrong,…

Life - Surgery Update

by Babe with a Mane  |  Friday, September 25, 2009 12:19 PM

Hello to all! Well first of all...OUCH!!!! Now that it's out of my system, I just wanted to let you know that everything went fine and I'm home. I'm so thankful for the great staff and the educated hands that "fixed me"! I have to remain in this immobilizer…

Life - Sugery Panic

by Babe with a Mane  |  Monday, September 21, 2009 9:21 AM

Now it's my turn. I am usually the one telling everyone else that fear stands for F=false E=evidence A=appearing R=real. Isn't it pathetic that I'm having difficulty believing my own words today? I've had surgeries before and have never been afraid, but…

Lessons - Do you know what you pay for?

by Babe with a Mane  |  Thursday, September 17, 2009 11:58 AM

People ask me very often why I get my hair from Hair Direct. Those of you who know me, know that I am not considered a "salesperson". Frankly, I've never been very good in that arena. Instead, I'm someone just like you who was desperately seeking a way…

Random Thoughts - RIP Patrick Swayze

by Babe with a Mane  |  Tuesday, September 15, 2009 9:42 AM

From the rough and tumble "Roadhouse" to the clash of the classes in "Dirty Dancing", Patrick Swayze was one of my favorite actors. Maybe it's because I used to teach Ballroom Dancing and compete professionally. After all, both of his parents were professional…

Lessons - Applying Adhesive

by Babe with a Mane  |  Sunday, September 13, 2009 1:29 PM

This point can't be stressed enough...LET IT DRY!!!!!! Ok, I won't yell anymore, but I just have to be heard. The first time I applied glue to my freshly shaven scalp, I glopped it on and then slapped the hairpiece I had made on top of it. Those of you…

Random Thoughts - Remembering September 11

by Babe with a Mane  |  Friday, September 11, 2009 8:03 AM

Today we are all New Yorkers... Warmly, Babe With A Mane ONE Written by Cheryl Sawyer As the soot and dirt and ash rained down, We became one color. As we carried each other down the stairs of the burning building, We became one class. As we lit candles…

Random Thoughts - Email from a reader

by Babe with a Mane  |  Wednesday, September 09, 2009 9:59 AM

Emails from Readers, like the one below, have all been "scrubbed clean" of any identifying information. I am using them to help others who may have the same questions! " I'm not sure if your still at this email address ( babe_with_a_mane@yahoo.com ) or…

Lessons - How I Order My Hair

by Babe with a Mane  |  Thursday, September 03, 2009 2:16 PM

Probably a lot of you look at the pictures that people post in the gallery and wonder what kind of hair everyone is wearing. I thought I would make it easy on anyone who wants to know just exactly how I order my hair. So, here are all the dirty (well...not…

Attachment vs. Time of the day?

by Babe with a Mane  |  Wednesday, September 02, 2009 3:55 PM

Just a quick tip! Since I'm quite a morning girl, I used to attach during my morning routine. A few times, I have had a bit of trouble with the bond loosening in the first few hours. Recently, I changed to attaching in the evening - within a couple of…