My True Indian Hair Do

I’ve been toying with the idea of wiggin’ it for a while.  As I continue on my natural journey, I know styling will become a challenge.  I’ve already written about some of my hair issues, and it’s only been three months post relaxer.  I have a long way to go before my hair is completely natural.  So, I’ve been researching protective styling options.  This weekend I finally made the decision to go in for a wig fitting.

A friend from work told me about True Indian Hair .  I met with the owner, Karen Mitchell, for a consultation.  I know absolutely nothing about how to choose the right wig, and Ms. Mitchell put me right at ease.  The first thing I noticed was her sweet demeanor.  She certainly has a knack for making people feel comfortable, and also knows her stuff.  Ms. Mitchell recommended different options, and gave me tips on how to style my new do.  She said that each wig should last six months.  But based on the soft texture, I wouldn’t be surprised if it lasts much longer than that.

Since I’ll be transitioning, a wig will make things easier.  I won’t have to choose between working out and keeping my hair TV ready.  As you know, my job doesn’t offer much flexibility when it comes to my hair.  The plan is to wig it as I transition.

Here are some wigs I tried on.  Which one do you like best?  Keep in mind that I’ll be cutting and styling the wig similar to the way I normally wear my hair.  So far, my hubby likes the first one the best.  Please tell me your pick in the comments section below.

Stay tuned later this week to see the final look.

Weather Anchor Mama

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Wen All Else Fails

 I’m always up for trying new products. But truth be told, I wasn’t exactly drawn to this hair care line.

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Label Product Review! Plus, Get a Discount!

If you have young kids attending school or daycare, then you know that labeling everything is a must!  If you don’t, your child’s stuff could go missing.  That’s happened to me and let me tell you, it’s a pain in the you know what.

Before my daughter started daycare, the staff told us that her name should be on all items including her clothes, sheets, bottles, bowls, and utensils to name a few.  There are so many kids there that it’s easy to confuse one baby’s onsie with another.  There’ve been times when I’d realize that my little one brought home Sally’s crib sheet instead of her own.  Putting your child’s name on everything ensures less chances of getting these things mixed up.  But I must admit, I’m one of those moms who’s always looking to cut corners and labeling is no different.  Let me give you an example.  Instead of using actual labels, I started out writing her name with a sharpie.

It’s effective but, not the easiest to clean.  Plus, it just doesn’t look good.  I spoke with one of the teachers about buying labels and she referred me to a website.  But when I searched for the company online, I realized it was pretty pricey.  So I did what any bargain shopper would do, I surfed the web for other options.  I came across  Friendly Stickers, it’s a company that sells all kinds of labels.  Once I  peeped the affordable prices, I was game!  You can’t beat 64 stickers for 18 bucks and free shipping!  The best part about these stickers is that there’re waterproof and they last a long time.

Now I don’t have to worry about scrubbing out that sharpie for dear life!  Now it’s time to put more of this company’s products to the test.  I decided to try out some more products from their parent company, Family Labels.  As I mentioned before, I have to write my babys name on her clothes.  So I ordered some labels that you actually have iron on yourself.  I was inititially a little bit hesitent, but then I figured how hard could it be?

The instructions were pretty simple; all you need is an iron, hard surface, a towel, your label, and the garment you want to iron the label onto.  Here’s what I did:

1.  Preheat the iron to the highest setting (without steam).
2.  It states that for best results, place the garment on a hard surface with a towel between the garment and surface.  The directions indicate that you shouldn’t use an ironing board which also means less work for me.  Yay!

3.  I set up shop on my kitchen table.  I placed the label on one of my baby’s dress and pressed firmly with the iron for about 5 seconds, and then moved back and forth across the label for about 10 seconds.

4.  Lastly, I removed the iron,  let it cool and wallah!

It came out great!  But just one quick note, the iron-on labels work best garaments made of cotton, and could damage sensitive fabrics.  It’s always a good idea to test it first.

I also got this cool note pad with cartoon images of our family and a tag for her diaper bag.

I’m very careful about recommending products, but these are pretty cool.  I didn’t even have to pay for shipping, talk about a bargain.  This one takes the cake!

Whether you’re looking to buy labels for your kids or yourself, there’s something for everyone.  There’re also great gift ideas.  Check them out and tell them I sent you.  Plus, get 10% off your order when you type in the code WAM!  Happy Shopping!

Weather Anchor Mama

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