If you follow me on Instagram (@shanachristine), you know that my hair started falling out last night. I have a feeling that these next few days? weeks? will be the strangest of my life. It's kinda like post-partum shedding, but more. And if I reach up and give a little tug, I can pull out a tiny clump.
But I figured it was time for another haircut, so I went to see Shannon at Salon Ziza. And she did this:
Darn that girl. I was supposed to hate going shorter, thus making the whole bald thing not-so-bad, but I clearly underestimated how good she is.
Like my previous haircut, she wants me to let it get dirty, wash it occasionally, and then throw in some product, scrunch and air-dry. Add a few bends (if I want) with a curling iron. I think she added eight. Um...even I can do eight bends with a curling iron.
A few of you asked what products I've been using on my hair. I typically mix together Not Your Mother's Kinky Moves Curl Defining Cream and Phyto's Phytodefrisant and run the mix through my wet hair. I let it air-dry, scrunching once in a while. Once dried, I spray it with Kevin Murphy's Hair Resort Spray and do a few more scrunches for texture.
It all makes a delightful mess.
Now, let's talk about this dress!
The folks over at Boden sent me the Libby Dress. And Mamas? It's Ponte. Ponte has some give, so the dress feels like you are wearing a well-tailored sweatshirt. No. Joke. Yet it's thick enough to be able to layer a shirt underneath without a bunch of lumps and bumps showing through.
Also, the pleated front helps to disguise a small pooch. A feature I always applaud.
I'd be hard-pressed to find a more perfect all-day dress for moms. It's tailored enough for work, sexy enough for date night*, and comfortable enough for the park. I'll probably tailor mine a little bit shorter (you know I like leggy dresses)...and looking back I'm wondering if I should've gone red. Lovelovelove.
*I'll lose the turtleneck. Promise.
Even better, Boden is offering ANMJ readers 15% off and free shipping when you spend over $100. (The Libby Dress is $128.) Use code W906 and click here to redeem.
So. That's my life at the moment. I have another hair appointment for next week, but I'm hoping I keep my strands a little bit longer. We'll see.