Releasing My Inner Indie in Berlin by

Thursday, 9 August 2012, 11:48 | Category : Megan from
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For years, I’ve been hearing countless friends rave about Berlin and of course, when I went to Germany a few years back I only had time to visit one city and I opted for Munich. While Munich quickly became one of my favorite cities, I always had this urge to see what all this Berlin fuss was about. It only took me a few seconds after stepping off my train from Frankfurt to understand why everyone relates to this global city.


Adventures in Scary Hair

Thursday, 3 May 2012, 12:42 | Category : Scary Mommy
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Hi, everyone! My name is Jill, but I’m better known around the web as Scary Mommy. I blog about parenting (I’m mom to three kids,) my husband (otherwise known as my fourth child,) and whatever else happens to be going on in my life.

At the moment, I am pretty consumed by my new book, Confessions of a Scary Mommy. Writing a book has become a pretty consuming endeavor, so I’m especially excited to be here talking about one of my other favorite topics: My hair!

You can follow me on TwitterFacebook or YouTube and you really ought to check out the book! Now onto that hair…

If you put two curly haired girls in a room together, it’s only a matter of time before they begin discussing their love/hate relationship with their hair. Last week, I got into a conversation with a complete stranger over what product I use (Ouidad, duh!) and it turned out she was a fan as well. In the line at Sephora, we started chatting about all of the crazy things we’ve done to our hair. I’m not sure if I should be proud or ashamed, but I’m pretty sure I won. Where’s my medal?

1. I used to color my hair myself. Red, black and orange all made an appearance, but the worst was the time it came out green. It also happened to be the night that my husband proposed. We ended up at the salon for three hours before going to our celebratory dinner.

2. I sleep in olive oil. Every few months, I coat my hair in olive oil, stick on a shower cap and go to bed. I smell like salad, my pillows are stained and my husband thinks I’m crazy, but it works! I swear.

3. I used to wash it twice a day. The horror!

4. I dry my hair by driving in circles. I’ve never found a way to make my hair look as good as it does when I blast the AC in the car, so when I need it to look good, I style it, hop in the car and drive to nowhere.

5. When I was 13, I cut myself bangs. Enough said.


What’s the craziest thing YOU’VE ever done to your hair?


Curls 1: Vampires: 0

Friday, 19 August 2011, 9:00 | Category : Jenny From The Blog
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In honor of my grandpa’s 80th birthday, the entire family (extended ‘n all that jazz) gathered in Rochester, NY, to properly celebrate my pop’s life.

With 7 hours to spare, my spunky 16-year-old cousin, Lisa, waltzed down the stairs with blond hair, covered in vampire blood. Semi -permanent vampire blood, that is.

Lisa and I!

Yes, Lisa and her band of high school gal pals all decided to be “different” and die their beautiful heads of hair into something that closely resembled that of a scene from the Twilight saga.

Well, one where Edward eats Bella for breakfast during Chapter 1, that is.

After 10 minutes of listening to my Aunt, (Lisa’s mom) interchangeably call her a freak and a vampire, I knew I had to step in, do some damage control and solve this hairy situation.

After washing her hair with some preeeeetty strong shampoo, (we even applied dish detergent to the red stripes directly) Lisa’s hair felt like genuine straw. Because I wouldn’t dare travel without my handy dandy Ouidad weapons, I quickly remembered I’d packed my Moisture Lock Leave In Conditioner.

So, there we were, the two of us sitting in the bathroom bonding over her vampire mishap and my clutch product realization. After applying the Leave-In, I styled her hair curly (using a mixture of the Leave-In and Tress Effects Styling Gel) to help hide the stripes of “blood.”

Not only did the Leave-In make her hair incredibly soft, but it also left her wavy curls controlled. This is EXACTLY why I never travel without this product, especially during the summer; it softens broken ends, smoothes the scars of chlorine, and even helps make (in this case) streaks of morbid vampire blood look a bit more, well, “lively.”

For those of you who’ve abused your hair with blow dryers, flat irons, curling irons, chlorine or even semi-permanaent red dye, Ouidad’s Moisture Lock Leave-In is just for you. It’s light weight texture leaves your hair feeling healthy, not oily, and your curls bouncy, not droopy.

*For best results: mix a little into your normal styling routine or apply directly to your ends while damp.

If Ouidad’s Leave-In could help turn Lisa’s bloody situation around, I think it could save you from your sorry dry woes.

Ouidad the Vampire Slayer Love,