Saturday, June 27, 2009

subbrock hair pics

here are some pics of my hair as well as the munchkin's that i just uploaded to the fotki.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

bravo curlies!

im a reality tv junkie, so of course i spend alot of time watching shows on bravo. the fashion show (thursdays at 10 pm on bravo) has a few of my favorite curlies and here they are in no particular order:

daniella- she has beautiful loose curls naturally, but when shes not sporting those she tends to wear her hair curled like in this picture. gorgeous and talented.

merlin- im not entirely sure hes a curly to be honest, but this man is too awesome/hilarious not to be mentioned.

reco- yes hes bald, but i know under all that scalp is a curly dying to get out! im rooting for this diva to win.

lidia- im not sure if shes a natural curly, but she always wears her hear curled. on her final episode she had the most beautiful drool-inducing curly side ponytail. i loved it.

issac mizrahi- what is there not to love about issac???

and not to be forgotten, teresa (and her cute curly daughters) from the real housewives of new jersey!

product review: pureology essential repair split end correcting treatment

i recently recieved a sample of pureology's essential repair split end correcting treatment and i like it. i dont have any split ends, but i could see myself using this on a regular basis based off of how great my hair felt and looked after using it. i applied it to clean wet hair and then applied my regular products on top of it. the result were curls that were shinier and more defined than they usually are.

here is the product description from their website:

Intensively nourish distressed hair and help seal split ends while protecting colour vibrancy. This reparative leave-in treatment delivers deeply penetrating protein-rich soymilk and pure biotin for extra fortification, thermal protection and defense against damage. The exclusive AntiFadeComplex® maximizes colour retention.
Organic Botanicals:
Chamomile and Olive Oil
Advanced Repairing Micro-Emulsion Technology
Natural Ingredients:
Soymilk and Biotin
Signature Aromatherapy Blend:
Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, and Rosewood
How to use:
Apply evenly through damp hair. Style as usual. Do not rinse.
it has a really light fragrance...its so light that i have to intentionally sniff the product to smell it (yay!) and even though its part of their anti fade line, id still recommend it to those without color treated hair. the full ingredient list does have a few parabens as well as a water soluable silicone. but if that doesnt bother you, then id say definitely give this product a try. good stuff.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

"shes going to hate her curls when shes older..."

everyone loves to see a child with curls, so its no wonder everytime i am out with the munchkin someone compliments her ringlets. more often than not, it goes like this:

"oh i love her hair! she has the most beautiful curls. too bad she'll hate them when shes older..."

there is a 50/50 chance the person will follow it up with:

"people with curls always want straight hair and straight haired people always want curls."

i do get where theyre coming from when they add in the second part. it seems like the philosophy of the grass is always greener on the other side is just a part of human nature. but it always makes me wonder. granted, its always a straight haired person who says it, so maybe they too are a slave to their flat iron or know someone who is. but i cant help wonder why they would say that to me, a curly adult. obviously, i dont hate my hair if im sporting my kinks in their full glory. sometimes i do tell the person that i doubt that she'll hate her hair since both her dad and i are proud curlies.

i know the comment in itself is very innocent and those who tell me dont mean any harm at all. but the more i hear it/think about it, i realize how powerful my role is as a parent. its up to us (her dad and me), as well as my extended family to let her know that her hair is beautiful and that there is no reason to wish she had something else. for anyone reading this who knows a young curly, please do everything in your power to let them know just how wonderfully perfect their curls, kinks, and frizzy fuzzies are.

im an idiot

so i got highlights quite a while ago and its about time i had a retouch because my roots are getting out of control.

and im an idiot because it took me this long to realize i had forgotten to lighten my eyebrows!! so for all of you dark haired ladies who love to color, please be smarter than me and remember to lighten your brows ASAP.