Thursday, September 30, 2010

Turbans Turn Trendy

Turbans, or head wraps, have been around for a while in certain ethnic communities but the fashion world has just begun to take notice.

I can't see this being a wearable look for most people.  I mainly see a few fashion-forward, artsy, bohemian, or hipster types rocking this but not so much mainstream.  Really though, try to imagine 19-year-old trend lemmings in the middle of Ohio donning turbans.  Not everyone will be able to pull this look off, but it will be fun seeing people try!

I like the brightly colored ones, but the solid black turbans make the girl look like she forgot to take off her doobie wrap before she left the house.  The way the turban is wrapped is also important.  Too sloppy and undone and it just makes you look sloppy.



Do you have the courage and desire needed to rock a turban or do you think it's too much altogether? 

Ruthie Davis: Heels to Lust For

Ruthie Davis shoes are far from hum-drum.  These aren't your mom's heels, okay?  They're the answer to my shoe prayers lol. I love the luxurious glam mixed with street toughness that the heels pictured above embody.  Ms. Davis herself has described her creations as "go-go dancer meets Bond Girl".  How hot is that?

Ruthie Davis is a relatively new shoe designer whose creations have been seen on celebs like Beyonce, Demi Lovato, Kim Kardashian, and Amber Rose just to name a few.

So tell me what you think.  Would you get a pair, or if price is understandably an issue, something similar?  Or would you rather pass on these?  Obviously I think her collection is really hot but lemme know how you feel!  Feedback is much appreciated! xo

Friday, September 17, 2010

Naturally Lighten Your Hair With Cinnamon

Are you looking for a safe way to lighten your hair? Yes, there actually is a safe way to lighten your hair!  Cinnamon powder contains no harsh chemicals with any potentially damaging effects. Natural, pressed, and relaxed heads can all use cinnamon without seeing any damage at all.

-cinnamon powder
-oil or conditioner of your choice (I use extra virgin olive oil)
-wide tooth comb
-cup or bowl
-1 or 2 towels
-shower cap or head scarf to tie your hair in

-Mix cinnamon powder and hair oil together.  You should use a healthy amount of cinnamon.  I don't measure it but if I had to guess I'd say I use 1/8 cup.  It will form a sludge-like consistency.  You can use as much as you want to though, cinnamon isn't expensive lol.
-Coat cinnamon/oil mixture all over your dry hair. Comb it through to make sure that it distributes evenly.
-After hair is covered with the mixture, you can cover your head with either a shower cap or a scarf and leave it in overnight.  Sometimes I will do this around 4PM on a Sunday afternoon and I don't wash it out until the next morning.
-Rinse cinnamon/oil mixture from your hair and then shampoo as normal.

I've done this about 4 or 5 times and I see the subtle effects already.  I have relaxed hair, I started out an off black color and my hair has gotten 2 shades lighter.  My friends and family have noticed the difference.  I am doing this once a week before every shampoo.  I plan to keep doing the cinnamon lightening so my hair will just continue getting lighter.  You probably won't see a noticeable difference the first few times you do it, but just hang in there. If you do this routine before every wash you will.

Be careful and do a skin test first because it may offensively tingle your scalp.  Think about how it feels to chew Big Red gum and picture that on your scalp.  The first time I did it, it was pretty irritating but the feeling subsided after a few minutes.  I haven't felt irritation at all the last few times I applied it but that may be due to the amount of cinnamon I used.  Cinnamon lightening really doesn't have to be exact, it's not like you're using chemicals in a salon.

It will give you a deep reddish tint so if your hair is light and you want a straight up bleach effect without any color tint then that would be the only instance I would not recommend trying cinnamon.