Saturday, May 29, 2010

Shelots, Photography Courses and a Questionable Flower

I did my first conditioner only wash tonight. I guess it will be cheaper to buy tons of conditioner than to buy tons of shampoo and conditioner. S's and W's hair seemed to fare well from my newest experiment.  They both had silky, soft locks that were easily combed through without any difficulty.

I have gone a little nuts on buying hair accessories, but in my defense, I put some stuff up on the swap boards. My new items: a custom "shelot" from Ravenslair on Etsy and  a Tangle Teezer. I also bid on a 1910 celluloid hair comb, but was outbid. I can't decide whether or not to increase my maximum bid. I like the hair comb and I love that it's antique, but my hair stuff budget is depleted.

The shelot from Ravenslair is beautiful. I bought the "Sea Witch" shelot from her about a month or so ago. I love it, but it's too small. That was entirely my fault, I should have measured my bun before I bought it. That shelot got me thinking. I wanted one that fit well and the Sea Witch shelot reminded me of the cold, rocky seas of the North. I asked for a custom 7(!!) inch shelot inspired by the rocky, cold seas. She did an awesome job and even wrote a little story to go along with the shelot. Mermaid From the Northern Reaches Shelot and Hair Stick Set. Never fear, I will be posting action shots when it arrives in the mail.

The Tangle Teezer got rave reviews and is supposed to glide through tangles with nary a pull. I mostly bought this for my little girls because I prefer a yak's horn comb to anything else. I bought it in glittery purple hoping the girls would like it. I'll certainly post a review here about the Tangle Teezer. It's not expensive at about $15.

I also dove in and decided to take an online photography class. I really love taking photography and classes will only help me to become better. I was flattered by a few visitors to my home recently. They saw some of my framed photography and thought that I had bought it in a gallery. I'm looking forward to getting some criticism on my photography.

I've been practicing my macro shots. I'd never really done any before now. I think they turned out okay, but I'd like to learn macro composition.

                 What does this one remind you of? (Sorry, my mind is in the gutter.)

So, anyways, I'm trying to find something new and exciting to do for my next hair tutorial. I was thinking about doing a "How to Comb Your Hair" tutorial since I've seen so many women yanking brushes through their hair. Any ideas or suggestions? I'd love to hear them!


  1. I vote for "How to comb your daughter's hair when it gets really tangled: a tutorial for people who have never had long hair." If you do it, I'll make my husband take a look.

  2. @ladycalliope, I can do that for you! S has really long hair and if I didn't have long hair myself, I'd have no idea how to approach it. Dirty, tangly playground hair is no fun to deal with.

  3. Per your request, How To Comb Out Playground Hair: