Daily Archives: March 5, 2012

The Daly Show

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No, that’s not a typo in “Daly.” So, if you don’t already know, I’m a big comic books, cartoons, sci-fi nerd. Although Tim Daly currently stars in ABC’s Private Practice, he provided the voice of Superman/Clark Kent on the animated series for about a decade and occasionally revisits the role. Well, I just discovered this weekend that he is also staring in his very own YouTube series, The Daly Show, with his son Sam Daly.

Nathan Fillion currently stars in ABC’s Castle, but is beloved by Joss Whedon fans everywhere as the hero, Mal, on Firefly and the antagonist, Captain Hammer, in Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along-Blog. He’s also taken a few stints voice acting in DC (Detective Comics, not deep conditioner … *lol*) animated flicks. In this episode, The Daly Superheroes, Nathan Fillion guest stars.

Anywho, if you know anything about any of the things I referenced above, you may find this just as hilarious as I do. If you find superheroes ridiculous or don’t have a clue who Tim Daly and Nathan Fillion are, you should probably take a pass on this one ;). *lol*

“Fly my cape! Fly my cape!”

(p.s. There are seven episodes in the series and the hilarity is cumulative. So, if you like what you see, you should definitely check out the others.) 

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Wash ‘n Go Success

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by CurlsDivine

I didn’t want to disappoint Hairscapades by not sharing the new love I have for Wash & Go’s that I told you about in my Final GOC Update. I have been experimenting with Wash ‘n Go’s since I BC’d in 2011. Actually, it was the first hairstyle I tried and I hated it. I was so freaking disgusted with how my hair turned out. I tried them again in February, May and June 2011 and finally just threw my hands up and said, “Forget a stupid Wash ‘n Go!” Yeah I was pretty upset.

Well, I’m a stalker on YouTube and I just couldn’t stop looking at the way Mahogany Curls did her WnGs and how easily she did them. I thought, “Conditioner only? No way. My hair is way too frizzy for just conditioner, I’m gonna have to add some gel of some sort.” So, I tried it.

At first, I used the Cantu Shea Butter and Eco Styler Gel. It was good, but not perfect. Then, for some odd reason, I made a trip to Walgreens and picked up some TRESemmé Naturals (I thought, “What the heck? For $2.99, if it doesn’t work, I can return it.) and Target for Kinky Curly Curling Custard (KCCC). I got home that night, did my WnG routine and, Oh My Friggin Gosh, genius (as Curly Nikki would say)! My hair reacted to this combination as though I should have known sooner. All I can say is …well, I’m at a loss for words right now!

I did a full blown henna treatment this weekend and results where even better. I got everything a girl with curls asks for all in one: moisture for days, SHINE, DEFINED CURLS, NOT A PEEK OF FRIZZ, BODY and the 2nd day hair is even more gorgeous … What?!?!

I will say the only thing that I have not figured out is how to quickly dry without using a diffuser. I really don’t want to use much heat. But since my hair holds water like a beast, that is the only answer. I DO put the diffuser on cool for 90% of my drying and warm for the remaining 10%. I also spray a little heat protectant, just in case. Aside from that, I’m all in when it comes to wash and gos now.

Here are my steps to the perfect WnG:

  • Shampoo and condition or co-wash.
  • Detangle, rinse and dry with a tee-shirt.
  • Put a nickel-size amount of oil of your choice throughout the hair (I use grapeseed).
  • Part hair into four sections.
  • Start with one section and rake conditioner of choice through until hair is saturated (I use TRESemmé Naturals).
  • Rake gel of choice through section (I use KCCC).
  • Repeat until all sections are done.
  • Diffuse until dry!

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How do you WnG?

More Pattern Mixing

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Yup, I’m at it again ;). Since I wore my hair in a bun most of last week and it is currently full of deep conditioner waiting to be rinsed, I don’t have a hair update for you this morning. I had planned to henna on Saturday night, but unexpected plans resulted in me getting home later than I expected. And by the time I finished pre-pooing, washing clothes and doing dishes, I knew a two-step henna/indigo would have me up to midnight. So, regular wash day it was!!

Anywho, since I don’t have anything hair related for you this morning, decided to share an outfit I wore last week. As you may know, I like to mix patterns and my first fashion tips post was about how to do this with ease (see it here).

Black and white tend to be staple colors in everyone’s closet and, for good reason. But, these basics can get very boring when always worn in solids and together. However, pairing black and white patterns can make these standbys “pop!” Here, I decided to wear a lightweight wool, A-line, black and white plaid skirt (Marshall’s) with a short-sleeve, heart print, black and white sweater (Joyce Leslie). I completed the look with herringbone textured black tights, black booties (Joe’s Jeans) and, for a pop of color, rhinestone studded strawberry earrings.

I think that a brightly colored tight would have been another way to add interest to this look, but decided to create a long, unbroken leg-line with a monochromatic look this time.

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 How do you give your basic blacks and whites personality?