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Monday, April 4, 2011

My Best Blow-Out in Years!

I had my hair straightened! I have been searching for someone high and low to blow dry my hair like I used to get it done in Chicago. But it always turns into a frizzy mess and the last person was a disaster. But I have now found someone!


Sula’s Dominican Hair Salon, my stylist was Alex.

4934 Peachtree Road

Chamblee, GA 30341






It’s bone straight to the roots:


It’s not really styled in the photos, I just combed it out from it’s wrap b/c I didn’t want to put heat on it unless I really needed to look cute. And I am wearing a self stitched shirt in the photo!

More details:

-Total time spend from when I walked in and walked out 3.5 hours. That’s not too bad.

-They don’t really style it, they really just get it straight. She did trim and shape my hair and she did a really good job.

-Conditioner treatment, wash, blow dry, and trim: $65, plus a tip

-Warning- There is a lot of heat but that is needed to get your hair straight like this. Because of the heat, I probably would only do this only once every 2 months or so or for a special occasion.

-Another warning. They recommended I get a keratin treatment to help straighten it and I declined. Since my interest was piqued, I looked it up online when I got home, and discovered it’s bad news. A lot of people have had their hair fall out from it. And some formulas contain dangerous amounts of formaldehyde. Yes, formaldehyde!


If you have natural hair and are having trouble finding someone to do a good blowout, you definitely need to try Sula’s. I love my hair!!!


On another note, I am still camera-less. A new camera is not in the budget right now. And since I have an inexpensive point and shoot, it doesn’t make much sense to try to get it repaired. Hopefully, I’ll get a new one soon, and I won’t be stuck w/ camera phone pics.

Yeah, a lot of my Me-Made-March stuff is missing. It was hard to do w/o the camera. Up to week 3, I was taking notes on what I wore and I was doing good. But the last week, I just kind of fell off. I was busy with work and sewing costumes so my focus was there.

The Me-Made-March challenge did make me think about my wardrobe more and how I sew. I like sewing for myself, but it’s not really feasible, at least for me, to have a completely hand sewn wardrobe. I think I want to be more concerned w/ having a wardrobe I like, hopefully love, than to be completely made by me. It also taught me, I need to make some jeans!


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  2. Hello, Lauren. I haven't been here in a while ;) Gorgeous hair! How long did it last. I had mine done and I kinda liked it but it lasted only 3 days. I mainly had it done to get the ends clipped so I wasn't too mad.

  3. Hey, you! Mine lasted 3 weeks, although the last week was I had to wear ponytails. She even did a better job than Ossama's or Yehia. I was so happy, especially after my last few horrible experiences.

    Did you take any pics of yours? I'd love to see.