Posted tagged ‘hair’

Wedding hair that didn’t make the cut

July 27, 2011

I did this a few months ago with wedding dresses. Now I’m doing it with hairstyles. There are just two of them, but I loved them so much I had to post them.

I guess they’re pretty similar. I ended up going with an updo; I’ll post it here after the big day. Just so you know, Rose Ruggiero of Rose & Company Hair Design in Fayetteville, NY is doing my hair and makeup. She’s so nice!!!

No, Arm & Hammer is not paying me

June 5, 2011

I’ve never really liked my hair. It frizzes so easily. But lately, I’ve disliked it more than usual. I think it all started when I got a perm in January. I started using a special leave-in conditioner to keep my hair moisturized. The problem is I think it led to product buildup on my scalp (I probably should have just used it on the ends of my hair).

I stopped using the leave-in conditioner, yet the buildup wouldn’t go away. It was so annoying– I always felt like my hair was so dirty (even right after showering). I would just put it up in a ponytail so I didn’t have to deal with it. Finally, I decided to research how to fix the problem. I simply looked online, and came across tons of sites advocating baking soda.

So, this morning I put a small amount of shampoo in my hand, and added a quarter-size amount of baking soda. I mixed the two together, and lathered them into my hair. I was sure to rub the mixture across every inch of my scalp, as well as rub as much hair as possible. I also made sure to thoroughly wash the mixture out of my hair.

I blow dried my hair and voila, the buildup was entirely gone (I could actually feel it was gone when my hair was still damp). I feel so great today, and am thinking of wearing my hair down (this is a big deal for me!). Yeah, I’m so happy to have discovered baking soda as a hair product. My only question is: How often should I used it? Also, should I supplement it with a clarifying shampoo (another piece of advice on the Internet)?

A walk down Belmont Street

April 2, 2010

Today I got my hair permed at the Belmont Beauty Salon at 195 Belmont St. The owner, Nahrein Zavaro, did a fabulous job.

Before, my hair was dry, dead (well I know hair is already dead, but let’s say it was especially dead), and colored at the bottom.

Now my hair is curly, healthy, and all one color.

Me after the perm

I HIGHLY advise people living in the Watertown/Belmont area to check out Nahrein’s place.

It’s only been around a month or so, but she has years of experience. She is very sweet, and not afraid to be honest about your hair and its needs.

Since today is gorgeous out, I walked to the hair salon. I took a few pics on the way.

Here is a sign my bf and I have long joked about. It’s hanging up in the window of the Olympic House of Pizza.

Does spag sauce and M. balls sound appetizing to you?

We think that the House of Pizza couldn’t have done a better job making spaghetti and meatballs sound less appetizing. But maybe you disagree.

Also, I didn’t realize eggplant was in fact two words. Is this not eggplant in the traditional sense, but rather a plant made of eggs?

Next is a picture of Guido’s, an Italian restaurant/bar I recently checked out.

Guido's

It definitely caters to the older crowd at night (mostly people in their 40s, 50s and 60s), but that’s all good. They were rocking the oldies classics on the electronic jukebox machine, and gossiping about west-side Cambridge happenings. One man had met WCVB’s Bianca de la Garza in Harvard Square the previous day and was proud. My Smithwicks tasted like it had been on tap a little too long, but besides that it was a fun experience. Oh yeah, the joint also has cool Red Sox photos on the walls.

Here’s a generic shot of Belmont Street:

Belmont Street

Not too exciting, I know, but I keep it real.

Next we have a photo of the Eastern Lamejun Bakers. For those of you who don’t know, Lamejun is Armenian pizza. it’s a pita crust with meat, peppers and spices on top. I had one from this place a few weeks ago, and thought it was quite tasty. You can get it with lamb, beef or chicken, or vegetarian-style.

This bakery has a variety of other Armenian products, including cheese, breads and coffee.

Eastern Lamejun Bakers

The next two pictures are of places I want to try out. One is Conley’s Pub & Grill, and the other is Michael’s Pizza. Michael’s Pizza apparently sells calzones, something a few friends and I have every Thursday for “calzone night.” Calzone night is a longstanding tradition for several members of the group, who have been regularly gathering for the tasty treat for more than six years now. My favorite calzone is the Christinezone (named it after myself since I discovered it). It’s spinach, sausage, ricotta cheese and mozzarella cheese.

Michael's Pizza

Conley's

Moving on, here’s a picture of Belmont Street Gas.

Nothing too exciting, but I thought I would credit them for their relatively low gas prices. Of the various gas stations I passed by today, their gas was the cheapest.

Belmont Street Gas

My last photo was taken on the way back from the hair salon. I was admiring my perm in storefront windows when I heard “Miss, would you like to buy some lemonade or iced tea?”

I turned my head and saw three children behind a lemonade stand. They were so cute, maybe about 6 or 7 years old. I think they were home early from school because it’s Good Friday.

Anyway, I bought a cup of lemonade for 75 cents (How could I say no?). They were very happy. I asked them how much they had earned so far, and they told me $4. But they had just started, so they hoped to earn a lot more.

Their plan was to later spend their money on slushies at Belmont Variety. Sounds good to me!

Here’s a pic of the yummy lemonade:

My cup of lemonade

My cup of lemonade

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