Happy Friday! Today I bring you some beauty notes:
First off, I wanted to give everyone the hair update. So, I decided to go with the curly hair salon in NYC, none other than Devachansalon. I made an appointment to get the Corinne Bailey Rae.
So here's what happened. My stylist 100% talked me out of the Corinne. He told me that with my hair it could go soccer mom... really fast. That's a scary term to a curly cue like myself, so we talked and talked. Did I mention that I NEVER talk to stylists? Seriously, I usually sit there awkwardly not knowing what to say and wondering why everyone around me seems to be all bosom buddies with their stylists.
So, we decided that I since I havent had a haircut in 6 months that perhaps I should get my hair healthy and try a good curly haircut first. He suggested long layers, which bummed me out. I mean, I have never heard another suggestion when it comes to my hair. EVER. Sigh.
But, I decided to trust him. He took his time with my hair and I can really tell. Its so much healthier, bouncier and happier!
The deal at Deva is you pay a hefty price, but you get a great product! I'm usually a major bargin hunter when it comes to haircuts, so for me to say it was worth it (especially when I got a normal cut) is kind of a big deal. Here is a picture of it (sorry its not that clear):
And, D, you probably won't be surprised, but he too talked to me about the "no poo" thing. When you first mentioned it I thought you meant dry shampoo.... which I think is a bad option for me. But this no poo thing is GENIUS! Thank you for telling me about it. You might need to sit down when you read this, but I actually bought some (from Ricky's, where its much cheaper but still hugely pricey for me)! I dont know whats going on with me, must be the recent big birthday!
I highly recommend this for other curly-haired people. (Everyone can buy some here) But keep in mind that I am still a newbie! No Poo has no lather and no soap, per se, so it doesn't strip the natural oils from your head/hair. Basically, what I have been doing is soaping out all my natural oils and then trying to put them back in with product. Stoo-pid! Verdict so far: my curls are much softer and my scalp feels amazing!
Ok, and so closing out my beauty notes for today I wanted to share that I am Birchbox's newest member! Lori Love gifted me a subscription for my birthday (best gift ever!) and I already got my first box in the mail. For those of you who don't know, each month Birchbox sends its members samples of new beauty products catered to their beauty profile (red hair, combination skin, for example). Makeup, perfume, double-stick tape. Oh my.
D: When did I get so girly? Who cares, this is FUN!