Ask Sherry: Yoga, Hair Dye and Fun Websites
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I remember you mentioning that you did yoga. What kind of yoga do you do and how often do you do it?
I don’t do the hot yoga, I do that power yoga stuff — Vinyasa — with a lot of movement, energetic, and a workout, rather than just calm meditating, holding poses and breathing. I like the aerobic aspect of it.
I want to sweat at the end of it.
Be dripping completely in sweat, stretched out and feeling limber and loose.
I know hot yoga can help you achieve this, but I really don’t like being hot for no reason and if I get overheated, I get very dizzy and throw up. Not cool. I’d rather get warm and sweaty from my own exercising.
What are some websites I can read that are fun but don’t tempt me with shopping? I used to be addicted to online shopping and I am trying to replace my daily shop sites with other websites that are just fun to read. Like yours! But I need more.
Oh lawd …. I can recommend other blogs I enjoy reading, but I cannot say for certain if they will make you want to shop or not. *hides*
If you are talking about style blogs in general, I really enjoy:
- Blue Collar Red Lipstick (Adina is a doll and enables you but with THRIFTED secondhand pieces which is <3)
- Invincible Summer (I love Xin’s thoughtful style posts and updates)
- The Luxe Strategist (she does some style, credit cards, home decor, travel hacking, points, etc.. stuff I don’t necessarily cover)
If you like my Week of Money posts, I suggest:
- Neurosciency (she does Week of Money posts too)
- Gen Y Money (she does them on occasion, but she is way more money/finance than I am)..
I hope these help satiate your desire 🙂 .. and THANK YOU for being such a kind reader. <3
Could you recommend a high-quality hair dye?
I don’t dye my hair … yet. I actually haven’t decided if I will dye my hair to be honest, I am torn between this ideal of women being forever young even until they are in their 80s! … and just rocking my greys.
But that’s not what you asked.
So, hair dye that I think is quality, would be hair dye that works but isn’t as chemical-y.
I did dye my hair when I was younger, at the salon and at home, and each and every time, my scalp burned. I hated the smell, the feeling, the whole aspect of dying my hair, so I stopped and never looked back. I had the L’Oreal stuff I think but it really didn’t matter what I used, it all burned.
I have not tried any as of late, but if I did, I would start with this DIY tutorial of walnut shell hair dye that dyes lighter hair darker. I have very dark hair, so I suspect the white hairs would pick up this dye and turn dark brown/black, and work quite well.
You can buy dark walnut shell powder here.
The other option I would use for dying my hair, would be henna. It comes in this super bright orange-y red or in a dark brown/black as well. My mother actually uses henna on her hair, and it looks fine to me. *shrug*
As for commercial hair dye.. I cannot say I know any and can recommend any, as I haven’t used it, but I would be more inclined to go for the more natural dyes if possible, rather than the others.