Do you have curly hair? Do you love it? Hate it? Or, just not know how to manage it? Well here are a few tips to help you get through your morning a little easier…
Since curly hair is naturally dry, it thrives on moisture, making it advantageous to use shampoos without sulfates. This method has worked for some people really well but it”s not for everyone, so read it through first then try it if you want what you do: apply your favorite conditioner (may I suggest Paul Mitchells’ Lavender Mint Moisturizing Conditioner), work through the strands NOT THE SCALP. Then apply a small amount of moisturizing shampoo to the scalp only gently massaging the entire scalp thoroughly, then rinse entire head thoroughly. Style.
Avoid using brushes and narrow-toothed combs, and instead opt for wide-toothed combs which cause less frizz and breakage.
The key to getting great curls is to set the curl pattern while your hair is damp. It’s best to avoid completely combing through your hair. Instead set your part, then comb through as little hair as possible at the crown to have the hair lay as you want it.
Use a microfiber towel to dry your hair, but blot it dry instead of rubbing back and forth. This will cause less frizz! If you need your hair dried more quickly, use a blow dryer on a low/medium setting with a diffuser.
Also avoid touching your hair as much as possible.. this can separate your curls and lead to unwanted frizz.
Summer Color Specials
Complimentary haircut and style with any color service.
Once you start having color done, upkeep is almost always involved. For all over color your looking at a touch up about every 6 weeks and for highlights every 2 to 3 months. It’s a matter of finding an amount of upkeep that is acceptable to you, your schedule, and your budget. For those new to color, our stylist Chelsea suggests a few highlights that are no more than 1 or 2 shades lighter than your natural color. The same applies for going darker. If you love how they look, then just have some more added later!
Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday which occurs every year on the final Monday of May. Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War. By the 20th century Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.
Memorial Day is not to be confused with Veterans Day; Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving, while Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, living or dead.
See how happy Kim made this young man!!!
Sudsy doesn’t necessarily mean clean.. sometimes it means the opposite. Shampoos that lather too much are often overloaded with moisturizing products which can leave build-up in your hair, making it look and feel dirtier quicker. So opt for a sulfate free formula.
Wow, Some interesting stuff here!
DID YOU KNOW?
1. Budweiser beer conditions the hair
2. Pam cooking spray will dry finger nail polish
3. Cool whip will condition your hair in 15 minutes
4. Mayonnaise will KILL LICE, it will also condition your hair
5. Elmer’s Glue – paint on your face, allow it to dry, peel off and see the dead skin and blackheads if any.
6. Shiny Hair – use brewed Lipton Tea
7. Sunburn – empty a large jar of Nestea into your bath water
8. Minor burn – Colgate or Crest toothpaste
9. Burn your tongue? Put sugar on it!
10. Arthritis? WD-40 Spray and rub in, kill insect stings too
11 Bee stings – meat tenderizer
12. Chigger bite – Preparation H
13. Puffy eyes – Preparation H
14. Paper cut – crazy glue or chap stick (glue is used instead of sutures at most hospitals)
15. Stinky feet – Jello
16. Athletes feet – cornstarch
17. Fungus on toenails or fingernails – Vicks vapor rub
18. Kool aid to clean dishwasher pipes. Just put in the detergent section and run a cycle, it will also clean a toilet. (Wow, and we drink this stuff)
19. Kool Aid can be used as a dye in paint also Kool Aid in Dannon plain yogurt as a finger paint, your kids will love it and it won’t hurt them if they eat it!
20. Peanut butter – will get scratches out of CD’s! Wipe off with a coffee filter paper
21. Sticking bicycle chain – Pam no-stick cooking spray
22. Pam will also remove paint, and grease from your hands! Keep a can in your garage for your hubby
23. Peanut butter will remove ink from the face of dolls
24. When the doll clothes are hard to put on, sprinkle with corn starch and watch them slide on
25. Heavy dandruff – pour on the vinegar !
26. Body paint – Crisco mixed with food coloring. Heat the Crisco in the microwave, pour in to an empty film container and mix with the food color of your choice!
27 Tie Dye T-shirt – mix a solution of Kool Aid in a container, tie a rubber band around a section of the T-shirt and soak
28. Preserving a newspaper clipping – large bottle of club soda and cup of milk of magnesia , soak for 20 min. and let dry, will last for many years!
29. A Slinky will hold toast and CD’s!
30. To keep goggles and glasses from fogging, coat with Colgate toothpaste
31. Wine stains, pour on the Morton salt and watch it absorb into the salt.
32. To remove wax – Take a paper towel and iron it over the wax stain, it will absorb into the towel.
33. Remove labels off glassware etc. rub with Peanut butter!
34. Baked on food – fill container with water, get a Bounce paper softener and the static from the Bounce towel will cause the baked on food to adhere to it. Soak overnight. Also; you can use 2 Efferdent tablets , soak overnight!
35. Crayon on the wall – Colgate toothpaste and brush it!
36.. Dirty grout – Listerine
37. Stains on clothes – Colgate toothpaste
38. Grass stains – Karo Syrup
39. Grease Stains – Coca Cola , it will also remove grease stains from the driveway overnight. We know it will take corrosion from car batteries!
40. Fleas in your carpet? 20 Mule Team Borax- sprinkle and let stand for 24 hours. Maybe this will work if you get them back again.
41. To keep FRESH FLOWERS longer Add a little Clorox , or 2 Bayer aspirin , or just use 7-up instead of water.
42. Gatorade is good for Migraine Headaches (PowerAde won’t work)
43. When you go to buy bread in the grocery store, have you ever wondered which is the freshest, so you ‘squeeze’ for freshness or softness? Did you know that bread is delivered fresh to the stores five days a week? Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Each day has a different color twist tie.
Having your colorist weave in warmer lowlights will fight that washed out look. When choosing the base color, think honey tones; not to platinum or beige. Richer, warmer tones will look fresher. Cooler, ashy tones can be aging.
Before going to the beach, apply olive oil throughout your hair. This protects strands against dehydration from the sun and salt water.
The best day of your life is the day you decide your life is your own! No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift of life is your amazing journey and you alone are the driver. Life is about the choices we make, so choose wisely….forgive, laugh, cry, love , hope , believe, give, feel, see, and share your joy.
“You have brains in your head and feet in your shoes,
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose,
Your on your way and you know what you know,
And you are the only one who decide where you’ll go.
Stuffed French Toast
1 loaf white bread, no crusts
1/2 loaf French bread
6 cups fresh blueberries or 6 cups frozen blueberries, rinsed
8 ounces cream cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups half-and-half
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup powdered sugar
Cut white bread into cubes and place into the bottom of a greased 9×13 pan.
Sprinkle blueberries evenly over bread.
Microwave cream cheese in bowl for 2 minutes.
Stir carefully and add 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup sour cream, and 1 teaspoons vanilla.
Spread over blueberries.
Cut French bread into 10-1 inch thick slices, place over cream cheese.
Beat eggs, milk, half&half, cinnamon, and nutmeg and pour over bread.
Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes covered, then uncover for approximately 15 minutes.
Let set before slicing.
Sift powdered sugar over before serving. ENJOY!!
Never brush curls out with a brush, if they are natural or you used a curling iron. Instead, loosen them with your fingers. This will give curls and added lift without flattening them down and also cuts back on frizz.