Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Move over twilight.....

So this might show my age but I don't care, here is a forgotten gem from late eighties early nineties. Another vampire remake from a sixties show by the same name. What do ya say, third times a charm, is there a Dark Shadows three out there in the works?

Giggling in my vampire geekiness,
Head Bather

Henna hair dye, thank you.

First picture is of the after, second is the before.

While shopping at one of our new Henry's Farmers Markets I found my new favorite hair color, Surya Henna hair cream. I have gotten a bit of flack in the past over my use of chemical hair dyes, though I don't think it's so much because of my green tendencies as my orange, purple and blackberry hair colors annoying my mother. Well now she will have to find something else to be annoyed by, because I have converted to an all natural dye, Henna. Some of you may know that henna dyes skin and hair a red color, but add indigo a plant based blue dye and alma a neutral plant dye your choices begin to broaden from reds, browns, and blacks.

I have been wanting to try henna and was just about to order it and indigo from my botanical supplier when I found Surya cream. I bought two bottles because I have thick past my shoulders hair, and with chemical dye it usually takes two bottles. Well I was even more excited when the instructions said that I could save any left over product for next application, I am thrifty after all or I wouldn't be doing my own hair, cut it myself too, but that's another post.

The small bottle open and gloved hands ready I began applying, it was fabulous! There was no strong smell to burn my nose, no tingling on my scalp, and it applied like a balsamic reduction sauce, or at least this was the only thing I could think to compare the consistency with. I only used two thirds of the first bottle and it covered everything evenly, and smelled like sweet anise. It was almost spa like to sit there with the plastic cap on my head for 45min, though I think they would frown on you Skyping your Sis cross country, disturbing the peace and tranquility or something. Rinsing out was a breeze though it did take a little while to get semi clear water, but the finished color was shiny and rich, love love love it!

A few words of advice, wear a dark tee or button down this stains skin but not for long, apply un-petroleum jelly or Vaseline at hair line and on ears to keep dye off you face. I have washed and styled my hair since the first application and it still remains rich and glossy, even for a demi permanent color. I will continue going back to my Surya, it is what I have been looking for. Oh and my new straitening balm by Enjoy has made a world of diffrence too, check it out.

Heading out,
Head Bather

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Could you wear only one dress for an entire year?

Day 38. Sun, June 07 2009
This woman can and do it with style! Not only is it her exercise in sustainable fashion but there is a humanitarian side, she is raising funds for The Akanksha Foundation a grassroots non-profit founded in Mumbai in 1990 through the volunteered efforts of college students devoted to bringing education to slum children. All accessories are either handmade, hand me downs or thrift finds to give each day it's own flair. I will definitely be keepin up with the Uniform Project and thanks to Miss Fruitfly for sharing!

Going out to enjoy the sunshine,
Head Bather

Friday, June 12, 2009

When last we met....

I am happy to say that things have calmed down considerably. We have almost everything unpacked and set up, still some packing trash to get rid of but I close my eyes and it's not there. I am still sorting and setting things up in each room but finally everything is functional and homey. We have a beautiful view of the "Valley" though with "June Gloom" sitting thick and heavy for the last two weeks visibility is suffering, but the twinkling lights at night are great. Everyone is settling into our new digs and I like it.

Now on to keeping up with business, Stay tuned.
Hemming the new shower curtain,
Head Bather