So my hair is stick straight and never wants to hold a curl. I can try to curl my hair with a curling iron, start at the left side of my face but by the time I get to the right side (while spraying the curled sections with hairspray), the left side will be straight again. So after coming across this blog post I just had to give it a try and boy did it work!!!!! Here are my pics of my hair :)
No-Heat Curls: Headband Style
Day 2: Headband out
My trick was to dampen my hair first, put in Suave Professionals: Captivating Curls Mousse, put it up in the headband, and then finish with Garnier Fructis: Flexible Control Anti-Humidity Hairspray. The headband style was a style I knew I wouldn't mind wearing out in public so Monday morning I did my hair, went to class, did errands around town and then slept with the headband still in. Tuesday morning, I took it out before my morning class and HOLY CURLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Sprayed with some more hairspray for more hold after taking it out.) Let me tell you, these curls stayed in from 10 am- 3 pm. That's when the curls finally started losing life so I put my hair up in a ponytail, it still had curl but not as much as it did earlier and those curls stayed in until I took a shower at 10 pm!!!!
If you have stick straight hair and are looking for a non-permanent way to put in curls for a day, I HIGHLY recommend this trick!!!!! Oh and P.S.- I got TONS of compliments on my hair, both the headband style AND the curls!!
So there's a new tv show on ABCFamily called Switched at Birth. I missed the first episode and just saw the second episode and I was HOOKED 5 minutes into the show! It's about two girls who were switched at birth and found each other (and their biological families) as teenagers. One of the girls, Daphne, is Deaf!
I'm so happy because I've been waiting for a show like this for the longest time!!!!! I've wanted a show that (almost) centers around a deaf girl. A show that brings awareness about the Deaf . A show where there's a lot of signing and they have to put subtitles on the screen so hearing people know what's being said, now my friends can put themselves in my shoes because I have to watch regular shows with captions to understand what is being said lol.
I can relate to Daphne in SOOOO many ways (from episode 2 alone since I missed the first one)!!!! I'm Deaf because of getting meningitis as a young child and was raised by a single mother (except I had a brother). I feel the same way in group settings when everybody is talking and I went to a Deaf school. I've had people ask me about Deaf people driving and how it's safe for us to drive. I've had people ask me if I lipread stranger's conversations and yes, I've had a lot of misunderstood moments like "knees on cheese" instead of "Neon Trees" lol. At the end of the episode, there was a scene where Daphne was walking down the street with a hearing guy named Liam and his friends showed up and were being jerks.... I've been there before too and have done what she did lol.
I am absolutely in love with this show and can't wait for the next episode. I really hope that they keep this show going past one season. That is my biggest fear about getting so into this show is that they will cancel it after the season is over. It happened to me recently. I got hooked on the shows No Ordinary Family and Off the Map. They were just recently canceled and I was so disappointed. So I'm praying that it doesn't happen with Switched at Birth. I think (hope) that a lot of people will be outraged if it was.