On How I Keep My Bleached Blonde Hair Healthy: Tips For Kim K.

@Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) Start with a trim to get rid of the split ends and then get into a preventative regimen immediately! Curly hair tends to be coarse and can feel a little dry, so something moisturizing would be key. I'd suggest going back to your salon and asking for a product recommendation, and then consider what works for your lifestyle or budget.

I've had a lot of curly haired clients who are using straight coconut oil on their hair and the results haven't been great (I've seen a lot of hair weighed down by oils)...BUT I've read a lot of comments online from people that swear by it, so that might be a cheaper option.

Posted on March 17, 2015 at 7:09 pm 1

On How I Keep My Bleached Blonde Hair Healthy: Tips For Kim K.

Chiming in for Aveda products!! I'm currently a student at Aveda in Portland AND just went from a level 2/3 brown to a level 9 blonde. The Blue Malva conditioner is seriously amazing and a steal compared to what's out there on the market. The trick is to use it just until your hair reaches the tone you're looking for and then switch back to your regular conditioner. And don't forget to wring as much water out of your hair as possible befor you condition.

Two more things: Aveda has a Damage Remedy deep conditioner that is basically magic and will heal a lot of damage to your hair. I've used it on clients and my own hair and seen crazy good results every time. At my school it's $5 and it has a 5 minute processing time. Seriously go get this done!

The other product I strongly recommend is the Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair serum. You can use it on damp or dry hair (it's an awesome detangler) and it will add a ton of moisture back into damaged hair. I keep the tube in my purse to help with tangles throughout the day but I always put some on before I go to sleep.

If there are Portland ladies with damaged hair (or healthy hair too!) - feel free to get in touch with me if you have any questions or want to schedule a deep conditioning treatment!

Posted on March 17, 2015 at 5:10 pm 1

On Remembering Lilith: Jewel

@SarahP Let's never forget that these were the days before all of the music in the world was on the internet so you were pretty limited to what the Camelot or The Wall in your local mall was willing to sell you. Sometimes I'd get lucky and my dad would take me to Barnes & Noble where I could find things that were less mainstream, but it was still kind of rough. Jewel was considered PRETTY ALTERNATIVE in my small Pennsylvania town!

(Only tangentially related story: I will forever love the Borders employee who knew exactly what I wanted when I walked up to him in the music section and said "Um, do you have...I think it's called...Neko Case?" and pronounced her name wrong. "Blacklisted" is one of my favorite albums of all time. May he live forever.)

Posted on May 7, 2013 at 4:45 pm 2

On Other People's Kids, Homes

@KJZ I'm not getting it from my friends, but I'm definitely hearing it from my family. On my dad's side, ALL of my cousins (some are younger than me!) are married with kids, or are about to get married and I'm the only one that doesn't appear to have any husband or child prospects on the horizon. I am 27 and the "You're running out of tiiiiiime!" song is pretty much running nonstop from them.

It's incredibly frustrating because I actually want kids, just not at this moment. I can't imagine how much more awful it would feel if I wanted to stay childfree.

Posted on May 7, 2013 at 3:54 pm 1

On Remembering Lilith: Jewel

@SarahP I remember being a kid (I was 9 or 10?) and knowing that Pieces of You was supposed to be the height of depth. And I listened to it and none of it really reached me...but I KEPT listening to it even once I got into Riot Grrl and Tori Amos and came to love that one Indigo Girls album other things with slightly more depth. I guess I was always trying to figure out if 10 year old me was wrong? She wasn't though! Good job 10 year old me!

Posted on May 7, 2013 at 12:56 pm 5

On So, I'm Watching the Entire Run of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"

I've always been weirdly obsessed with the Mary Tyler Moore Show, but when I watched it again around 22-24, it pretty much pulled my entire adult life into focus.

I've never understood why women can relate so much to Liz Lemon but they largely ignore Mary Richards.

Posted on May 1, 2013 at 3:13 pm 4

On "Last Night Daft Punk Saved My Life," Scott Melker

This + 80 degree weather is making me so happy.

Posted on April 26, 2013 at 11:36 am 1

On 'Game of Thrones' Men, by Hotness

@Valley Girl There are friends that will be forever mad at me for comparing story lines in GoT to Vampire Diaries.

But joke's on them for dismissing Vampire Diaries as the tv version of Twilight.

Posted on April 25, 2013 at 10:41 pm 4

On New 'Bling Ring' Trailer: Cool Shoes

@phipsi Can we talk about how psyched I am that Portland is getting a THIRD Target? Because some of my favorite Sundays have been spent going to both Targets with my friends and/or significant other. I can't wait to add a third stop!!

Posted on April 25, 2013 at 2:59 pm 0

On New 'Bling Ring' Trailer: Cool Shoes

@Loz In my last city, all of these things were basically on the same street! But now I live in Portland which does not appreciate fast food at all!

Posted on April 25, 2013 at 2:58 pm 0