I’m not big on “selfies”. For goodness sakes I don’t even like other people to take my picture, why would I take a picture of myself? For this week’s WP Photo Challenge participants are to take a “selfie” and post it in their blog.
“Selfie” was named by Oxford Dictionaries as word of 2013. In 2002, an Australian man went to his “mate’s” birthday party. He got blotto, tumbled on some steps and split his lip. He took a picture of his boo boos and shared it with his friends on the web. The word “selfie” was born. Trust the Aussie’s…
I mentioned yesterday that I had a new “do”. I went and got a keratin treatment while I was in Panama. The average price for a keratin treatment in North America can vary from a low of $125.00 to $400.00 or higher. In Panama Colombians are at the forefront of the beauty industry and so mi amiga dropped me off at the Colombian salon around the corner to get myself beautified for $65.00.
Keratin is a protein that is in nails, skin, and hair. During a keratin treatment a product is applied that keeps hair straight for about two to four months. Keratin treatments remove frizz and make hair straight, shiny and easier to manage. To seal the keratin protein around the hair shaft it is flat-ironed at high temperatures after painting on the product. After the treatment the hair cannot be washed for 24 hours. During the “curing” time it’s recommended not to use bobby pins or crimp the hair in any way. New hair growth will be curly.
I like my curly hair and I don’t know if I’ll keep up with the treatments. On the other hand I do enjoy the low maintenance of wash and go hair. I’m also enjoying having no frizz and my hair is remarkably lighter. It’s an unusual feeling after all these years of trying to manage my hair and only another curly head will understand what I mean by “manage”.
For this week’s challenge my “selfie” is of the back of my stick straight, shiny hair.