Category: Hair

BeautyMommy Buzz: Sunshine and DIY Beauty Treatments

July 7th, 2016 by
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I don’t know what summer is like where you live, but this summer in Florida is the hottest ever on record. (Disclaimer: No records were checked in the writing of this blog post, but my personal wilt-o-meter has confirmed that it’s a bajillion degrees. At least. Which is pretty hot). Because it’s so hot, you’d […]

SoCozy Boo! Lice Scaring 3-Step System

October 29th, 2015 by
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  Warning: This is not for the faint of heart. Like me. So maybe I should stop now. After all, I am the type of woman who does contortions at the mere suggestion of a critter. But I must persevere… When Shakespeare was talking about death and taxes, he forgot to mention lice as one […]

Cheap, Quick Curly Hair Tutorial |10 Best Products for Curly Hair

August 19th, 2015 by
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Not so fast! I see you trying to sneak away, thinking you can just skip this one because your hair is all straight and silky and doesn’t look like a tumbleweed on a humid day. You need to hear me out. How else are you going to know the lengths I go to avoid scaring you? […]

How I Make Gray Go Away

August 15th, 2015 by
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I know I seem extremely, entirely too young to have gray hair, but sadly, that’s not true. Prematurely gray hair runs on my mother’s side of the family, and I first spotted a few pesky white hairs at the age of 29. A year later, just before my wedding, I walked into Oscar Blandi in […]

5 Summer Beauty Hacks to Try Now

July 17th, 2015 by
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Let me tell you a little thing about effortless beauty. It isn’t. All of those “easy” braids and “undone” hairstyles and natural glows flooding your Instagram feeds take work. Serious work. Looking gorgeous doesn’t just happen. Trust me, I know. Without regular maintenance, I’d look like one of those troll dolls at the end of […]

19 Quick Actions You Can Do Today to Look Better Instantly

March 21st, 2015 by
19 quick actions you can do today to look better instantly

I used to love makeover shows, but I was always slightly dejected when each episode was over. There was no miraculous makeover in the cards for me. I was already giving it everything I had. But was I really? Sure, I was doing most of the big stuff, from semi-regular haircuts to flattering everyday makeup, but some […]

The Curly Hair Tutorial, At Last: The Quick-and-Cheap Version

November 30th, 2013 by

Everyone has a trademark. Mine is my hair. When you have very thick, very curly hair, you get used to comments. And questions. Here are the answers.   This is my “quick-and-cheap” version. I will post a version later that takes a bit more time and uses posher products, but this is my go-to, everyday […]

Keratin, Part Deux

April 27th, 2011 by
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So, for those of you who haven’t read Friday’s blog, I had a keratin treatment Friday morning. It took about 2 1/2 hours and cost about $350. When I left the salon with my blowout, my hair was completely unrecognizable. It was straight, yes, but without the poof and the frizz, and it looked more […]

How Keratin Changed My Life

April 23rd, 2011 by
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 Before: Poofy hair on Palm Sunday. After: Flat hair tonight, in time for Easter Some of you may remember when I wrote about the Brazilian Blowout a couple of years ago. I was so discouraged when, after several hours and a few hundred dollars, my hair was virtually unchanged. Today, however, was a different story. […]