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Major Key Alert: The Perfect Shave

Summer is just under one month away and many of us who have been hibernating in all regards are elated to start the Summer ‘16 festivities. We’re taking the word of many fine people all over and saying if your hibernation includes a complete obliteration of the word “shaving” from your vocabulary, we have you covered. We’ve compiled our best kept secrets for the finest shave that you’ll ever know but we’d also like to give you a fair warning… you will not be able to stop feeling your legs, these tips leave your skin so soft, it’s almost unapproachable. 

Myths Debunked!

1) It’s a common myth that not shaving for a period of time until just prior to needing to shave, will result in maximum smoothness, this is entirely incorrect. The faster you get into the habit of shaving, the smoother your legs, arms, etc. will be. So if you have a date, party, seance, make sure you start several days before to ensure the smoothest shave when it is really necessary. 

2) Shaving with Oil - yes, we fulllllllllyyy recommend shaving with oil but this needs to be expanded on just a tad. Per our experience and we’ve tried every oil under the sun (coconut, argan, rosehip, olive, castor, you name it!) Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the absolute crème de la crème of oils to shave with. Not only is EVOO the most hydrating for us but it also for some reason leaves us completely smooth longer. Our great Aunts to our best friends have aggrandized coconut oil for every use under the sun but we’re telling you; EVOO leaves us smooth for 3-4 days while coconut oil is a mere 1-2 days, tops! 

ALSO, on the topic of oil, it’s extremely tricky to shave with but here’s a no frills account of how we do:

-Pour about 1/4c of EVOO in a container and place in shower with you. 

-Allow the steam of the shower to soften your hair follicles for at least 5 minutes. 

-Once your skin is feeling supple, take a quarter size amount of oil into your hands and massage it onto your leg for around 2 minutes (or whichever body part you’re shaving, just make sure to massage each body part in between shaves i.e. massage oil into left leg, shave left leg, then repeat steps for each body part of your choosing.)

- When the leg is coated, rinse your razor and begin shaving against hair growth, making sure to rinse the razor head completely every 2-3 swipes to prevent clogging. 

MAKE SURE TO KEEP THE SKIN COMPLETELY MOISTURIZED WHILE SHAVING! IF YOU’RE NOT THE QUICKEST SHAVER, NO WORRIES. JUST MAKE SURE TO RINSE THE SKIN EVERY FEW SWIPES! 

Skin that is not adequately dampened is the #1 cause for nicks while shaving. 

Once done go ahead and massage the remaining oil into the skin, you’ll be a walking heart-eye emoji for the next couple of days. After leaving the shower, we like to moisturize again with our Leighis Butter for an absolute goddess radiance.

3) Ingrown Hairs and Itchiness after Shaving. To prevent ingrown hairs and itchiness after shaving, we recommend two things. One- Use a toner over shaved areas after shaving. We recommend Witch Hazel or your own DIY Sea Salt Toner or ACV toner, just send us an ask if you need the recipe. Two- Exfoliate! We dry brush 3 times a week at least to keep the dead skin at a minimum. We also whip up a quick Pineapple Mask that we use over our entire body as a chemical exfoliant which we prefer over scrubs. Shaving also helps to remove dead skin, so the more you do it (as long as it’s in a hygienic, safe fashion) the less issues you’ll have with ingrown hairs and itchiness. 

4) Men razors give a closer shave than women razors. I believed this for so long! My absolute favorite razor was the Gilette Fusion, my step-dad had purchased a bulk of them from Sam’s Club and I was completely hooked for years until trying my favorite now, the Schick Hydro Silk which has the smoothest glide ever! We’ve done our research, Gilette uses the same razor blades for their men and women lines and we’ve read that it mostly comes down to the angle of blade, the curvature of the razor head, and the handle as a whole. Overall, we like that women’s razors are designed for the hair on our most commonly shaved areas (i.e. legs, bikini, and underarms) so we’re voting Women’s over men’s any day but we implore you to experiment for yourself. We just recommend a razor of quality with at least 4 blades, the Schick Hydro Silk and the Gilette Fusion both have 5 and that you change the razor head as soon as it dulls.

Here’s just a few more pointers:

- There’s no need to push down hard when shaving! Simply glide the razor over the skin in straight, controlled strokes. 

- Shaving with oil is going to extend the life of your razor, which is great for your bank account and no more poisonous shaving creams but you’ll have to spend a few more minutes cleaning the razor. After each use, we rinse our razor head, soak it in an alcohol solution for a few minutes, then take a cotton swab with alcohol, and dab it clean. This is necessary and will prevent infection just in case of a nick.  

- If you do happen to cut yourself while shaving, just rinse with cold water, cleanse with hydrogen peroxide, treat with Neosporin, and cover with a cool bandaid (recommend: Spongebob or the Simpsons [our aura is Yellow])

Lastly, if you’re feeling fancy, soak in a warm bath tub enchanted with a natural bath bomb, we use the Leighis Goddess Bath Velvets  to start a really penetrative moisture. These bath velvets are no joke when comes to moisturizing so much so that the oil isn’t even necessary but we use it anyway. After daydreaming in the tub for around 20 minutes, we feel our legs, ascend to heaven, come back, shave, ascend again then moisturize once more. But this is almost lethal luxury! We reserve it for birthdays, Christmas, and every Thursday because Treat. Yo. Self. 

We hope this helps! Thanks for reading, our ask is open for advice! 

With so much love and so much light,

Curly Leighis 

Autumn-esque sentence starters
  • “Let’s go apple picking!”
  • “Oh, I love the smell of cinnamon.”
  • “Let’s go for a walk and take pictures of leaves.”
  • “Is this sweater too big on me?” / “Isn’t that sweater a little big on you?”
  • “Fingerless gloves make me feel powerful.”
  • “I have new boots and a PSL. Life is good.”
  • “I made you a scarf.” / “You made me a scarf?”
  • “This flannel is itchy.”
  • “My hair was made to wear beanies.”
  • “I want pumpkin-flavored everything.”
  • “Is it too early to think about my Halloween costume?”
  • “The trees are so pretty…”
  • “Ah, yes. Death is everywhere.”
  • “Make me hot chocolate.”
  • “Oh my gosh. Is that a PSL?”
  • “I don’t understand the Fall hype.”
  • “We should make a fire and cuddle.” / “We should make a fire so I can throw you in it.”
  • “You know what? I’m going to make a pile of leaves and jump in it.”
  • “This is my FAVORITE weather. The leaves are so crunchy.”
  • “I’M GONNA PUNCH A PUMPKIN.”
  • “It’s freezing in the morning and hot in the afternoon…I’m dying.”
  • “Autumn is when you find out who’s basic.”
  • “Red is your color.” / “Red is NOT your color.”
  • “If I see one more maple-flavored thing, I’m going to fight someone.”
  • “What are you doing for Thanksgiving?”

20crowsinahoodie  asked:

Hi ducky, do you have any tips on how to make a wig cap stay in place? Mine keeps sliding off and that makes my purple hair at work visible...

  1. Right Fit
    First, make sure that your wig cap is a good fit for your head. Some are tighter than others and they can stretch out over time. Make sure you have a snug fitting one. They can also have different size “bands” around the base, I find ones with thicker bands are more secure. 

  2. Pins and Clips
    Hair pins can be used to attach the wig to the hair under the wig but can also be used to clip the wig cap to your hair. This works best with netted caps that have gaps for the pins.

    Some people use toupee clips, sewn into the wig, to help the wig grip the hairline at the front. This may also work for clipping a wig cap in place.  

  3. Wig Bands
    I haven’t tried these out, but they are bands that go around the front of the head and give a surface for wigs to grip on to. It might work to give extra coverage when the wig cap starts to creep back!
     
  4. Touch ups
    Even with a very secure setup, a heavy wig might slide back and with activity the pins might loosen. You may still need to pop into a bathroom to do some touching up.   

(I forgot to add this to my last ask, I’m so sorry!!) Are there any tips on how to make a wig less itchy? 

  1. Wig Cap and Wig Liners
    Wearing a wig cap will create a barrier between the wig and your head, that way it doesn’t rub against your scalp. If the itching is from rubbing then it can make a big difference. Lightweight wig liners give an even thicker barrier.

  2. Crimped Hairs
    Some wigs have crimped hairs along the netting to help give volume, but these crimped hairs can poke through the wig can irritate your head. Looking for higher quality wigs or wigs with less crimping can make a difference if these hairs are bothering you.
     
  3. Gaps
    Wefted wigs tend to have gaps between the wefts, especially at the back. These gaps can allow some of the hairs to poke through and cause itching. You can get wigs without gaps but if that isn’t an option, giving your wig a comb through before wearing and checking the underside for any pokey hairs can help alleviate the issue.
      
  4. Your Hair
    For a lot of people, your own hair can be the cause of itching, especially if you have itching while wearing a wig cap! If you have long hair then braiding or putting your hair up in ponytail can help prevent it from poking you, just make sure the ends are pointed away from your scalp. =For smaller hairs it helps to gel them down or use a bit of hairspray to hold them in place. I have shorter hair and find that putting my wig cap and wig on while my hair is damp relieves the issue. 

  5. Allergies
    It is possible that you could have allergies to either a product used to treat the fibers/ style the wig or even the wig fibers themselves. If you are getting a rash from the wig or other signs of an allergic reaction you should not wear the wig. You can attempt to wash the wig out at home or try different wig fibers to see if it makes a difference. 

  6. Used to it
    Sometimes itching just happens and it gets worse while wearing a wig because you can’t do anything about it! Sometimes it takes a bit of mind-over-matter to ignore the itching and the more you do it the easier it gets. That said, I am not above going to the washroom to take off the wig and give my head a good scratch when I really need to  ;)

Hope this helps!
Duckie / Admin

To My Naturals,

Here’s a thread where you can post your hair care routine, what products you use, what products you hate/cant use, what hair type you have + (like 3a of whatever ad if you have is thin, coarse, etc), what vitamins you take for your hair, etc.

I, along with a lot of other girls (and possibly guys too), need help!

Me: 

-I take 10,000 mcg Biotin daily (I started wit like 3000/5000 mcg Biotin September 2014 and I have used 10,000 mcg for almost 2 years tho)

- I wash my hair once a week ( I don’t wear my curls out often because EVERYONE and their mom likes to touch my hair)

- I have like 3a/3b/3c hair (Lord I don’t know)

- My hair is thin, the biotin helped with length and strength

- I have always had long hair, but it was poorly color treated in 2013 so I did a big chop in April 2014

- My hair is currently bra strap length (the longest it ever was, was waist length in 2011/2012; I'm 4′9″/4′10″)

- I used Mane and Tail from September 2014 to November 2015, It was good but it didn't define my hair good, it has sulfates in the shampoo, lots of slip for detangling

- I used the Organix Brazilian Keratin shampoo and condition from April 2014 to September 2014 (I didn’t like how it made my hair hard)

- I currently use: Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil “Strengthen, Grow & Restore Shampoo”, Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus “Curl and Shine Conditioner”,  Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil “Strengthen, Grow & Restore Leave-in Conditioner”, Coconut Oil for sealing (I used to oversaturate my hair, it works really good for moisture)

- I use a silicone scalp massager (not the vibrating one, I bought mine for less than $2 on eBay)

- I deep condition before i flat iron my hair ( aka twice this year) and like rarely beyond that [ I KNOW I NEED TO DO BETTER, I don’t know….]

- I did a pure ACV deep condition for my dandruff/dry scalp and so far no flakes (did it on 8/10/16), apparently it’s really good for acne, losing weight, dry/itchy scalp, getting shiny hair, pH balancing your scalp, etc)

- I want to do pure Jamaican Black Castor Oil massages on my scalp (you just pour some of it on your hands and massage it in every day using your fingers or the scalp massager thingy for like 2-5 minutes)

- I want to do some deep conditioning (im very cheap so like… I have ACV, Coconut, eggs, and water, what can i do with that? I also have honey…)

- I used the OKAY Shea Ultra Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner but it left my scalp drier than it has ever been and my hair very tangled

- I want to wear my natural hair out more often instead of combing it out and stretching it. I would probably have to wash my hair twice a week for that tho)

- I do not use gel or like gel. I do not slick down my hair

- I use t-shirts for drying my hair

- I only use a wide tooth comb, no brushes

- I only flat iron my hair 1-3 times a year ( only special occasions)

- I don’t eat healthy ( I barely drink water and I only eat during school bc homework takes forever. I tried eating vegatables and I realized that I aint about that life)

Any tips for me??? Please leave your routine and what you do for your hair!

Natural Hair and Seborrheic Dermatitis

Is this it?

I’ve posted about this before, but let me just give you a brief recap before updating you guys on what’s new.

How it all began

i went natural may/June 2011, shortly after that i developed what i thought was dandruff, i used head and shoulders hoping it would go away, but nothing happened, it always came back, then i found out about scalp eczema/ seborrheic dermatitis and thought it was what i had, i was resigned to my fate…because many people said it was incurable (T.T), and then i found a youtube video saying that fragrance in hair products can cause contact dermatitis, so i thought “mm, i got this problem right around the time i started putting all this hair products in my hair” i really didn’t care for my hair much before that, so it was highly likely that it was contact dermatitis, i went fragrance free for a year in 2013/2014 and in the beginning it looked like it was indeed the fragrance and possibly not seborrheic dermatitis at all, but that solution didn’t last long and the scalp issues came back with a vengeance.

 i couldn’t do any long term protective styles, i put anything in my hair (synthetic braids or yarn) and my scalp would literally become white in three days), i just wore wigs everywhere, then broke my edges off because of an unfortunate case of braids, dermatitis and scratching (the eczema nicely covers my front hairline), so i gave up and just used my afro to cover it up (thank God for afros).

it was horrible and i was pi**d off! it was definitely seborrheic dermatitis, large hard flakes that wouldn’t come off my scalp totally, and touching my hair resulted in a mini snowfall and for some odd reason after a while my scalp began to develop this random odd smell after two-three days, so i kept washing my hair 2-3 times a week.

Now

Beginning of this year, i went through an epiphany and just thought i’d change areas of my life, this included going to the freaking GP to finally tell them that i have some whack ass illness on my head, (as opposed to trying to fix it myself). as i tried to show her the symptoms by parting my hair ((¬¬), flakes were just falling to the floor! Anyway, the doctor didn’t even finish her recommendations, i was like “yh tried those already”, she was like “olive oil?” ..and i was like “….Not only olive oil”, so she finally subscribed me a shampoo with 2.5% selenium sulphide (ah aha! something i never tried before) and i delayed a bit because after 3.5 years of no solutions didn’t really think i should rush to buy another shampoo like it was going to be my saving grace… then went to get it at the pharmacist.

usually when i use a normal shampoo or shampoo with anti-dandruff ingredients that don’t really work for me, the flakes never actually come off my scalp, i used this Selsun shampoo (not selsun blue, but they have the same active ingredient) and the white flakes that clung to my scalp for dear life was pretty much gone. i didn’t wan’t to start jumping for joy too fast, i  banded my hair and then half a week later took it down to use the selsun shampoo again (twice a week for two weeks, then once a week afterwards) and lo and behold no flakes falling as i parted my hair!

i pray to God it continues working, i’m actually dreaming of having fun with my hair again!

How this can help you

So you may have this problem and may be barely managing having tried all and everything people have recommended, different anti-dandruff shampoos etc, well i’m here to say that :

1. Stop self-diagnosis and self-prescriptions, go to the doctor!

2. You may think you’re using different shampoos, but the active ingredients in all those different brands may have been exactly the same!

before i went to the doctor, i tried

1. Apple Cider Vinegar

2. Head and Shoulders (probably zinc pyrithione)

3. Neutrogena T-gel (coal tar)

4. Fragrance free

5. Raw active manuka honey (T.T) that cost me £10 for a tiny jar! and sea salt

6. massaging my scalp with a concoction of oils and tea tree oil and peppermint oil

7. Nizoral (Ketaconazole)

Anyways, all that was not MY solution,  Zinc Pyrithione, Coal Tar and Ketaconazole were not My solution, Selenium Sulphide was, so next time you attempt to try a new shampoo, make sure you’re not looking at brand name but at the active ingredient.

i just had to make this post because seborrheic dermatitis is frustrating as hell, causes self-consciousness, probably low-self esteem, embarrassment (people thinking you got dirty hair because you don’t wash, when you wash you hair like once everyday….30 times more than they do in a freaking month) and i was hoping this could be a solution or 95% help to somebody.

i will also be eating well, and taking omega 3 and evening prim rose oil supplements, eating fish and veggies etc, i haven’t really started all that yet, So really, its just the 2.5% selenium sulphide that’s curbed this. in fact i couldn’t be bothered with the third shampoo session and left my hair for a week, i felt a very slight slight i mean sliiiight beginnings of an itch on a small part of my head,but even then there were no flakes on my head, it kind of felt like whatever was causing this issue was trying to raise its ugly head again because i skipped the dose, and even then as i parted my hair (a few hours before writing this post), no flakes fell from my scalp!

(T.T), thank you Jesus! 

how to perfectly remove your pubic hair: pussy edition!!

now this is a pubic hair removal manual and is going to be completely about different ways to get that perfectly smooth bikini line. different methods, pros and cons, and ways to soothe the cons!
just remember that there are TONS of ways you can remove your pubic hair, so you may want to do your own trial and error, that is how I and many other people found these. just be sure to be careful with your vulva. It’s very sensitive. you also may have other ways that you find works for you that inhaven’t listed and that’s GREAT!! I’m not perfect and these are just ways I’ve tried and reaserched! if you have another way you found, go ahead and comment it!!! and a ps I got a lot of this information from youngwomenshealth.org and a couple other sites but a lot of the technical stuff is from there.

methods you will see on this post:
•shaving
•hair removal creams
•waxing
•laser hair removal
•Electrolysis

remember: before you decide to remove your pubic hair, you’ll need to think about whether it’s worth the time and expense. it can be quite time consuming and sometimes extremely pricy. removing pubic hair may seem to be trendy, but that doesn’t mean you have to do it. However, if you do decide to remove your pubic hair, be sure it’s your decision and do it safely. also call your gynecologist if you develop folliculitis or begin to exhibit symptoms of any type of infection.

shaving: the manual way. can be a bother with the possible itchy red bumps, when done correctly but if you know what you’re doing and don’t mind having to do it every few days to stay nice and smooth, this may be the choice for you!!!

Possible risks from removing pubic hair:
-razor burn (rash)
-redness
-cuts, pimples and/or blisters
-Itchiness
-Infection in the hair root – the medical term for this is “folliculitis”. Shaving is a common cause.

How to shave:
(I recommend doing this in the bath. If you prefer showers take a small bath to do this and then drain the water to take your shower)
1. with a hand mirror, look at the area you want to shave and with scissors trim as much hair as you can with them before you begin shaving — DO NOT use a dull pair of scissors for this.
2. soak in the tub for at least five minutes to soften your skin and pubic hair before you begin shaving. you can use this time to wash your face or just relax.
3. apply shaving gel. I wouldn’t recommend using normal shaving cream you’d use for your legs or arms (if you do that), but if you must you should use one that has aloe vera or another soothing agents or other options include conditioner and coconut butter (remember to test to make sure you don’t have a coconut allergy first!!) reapply when needed.
4. use a fresh/new razor or a ‘bikini’ razor. again, DO NOT use a dull blade. try a razor with a built in moisturizing strip in pace of any cream if, you’d like, but always be sure to replace the head biweekly.
5. stretch your skin. with one hand, stretch your vulva and hold your razor with the other. avoid putting too much pressure onto your skin.
6. shave in the direction your hair naturally sets. use slow stokes to avoid razor burn or irritation. reshave horizontally afterwards for smoother results.
7. once you’re finished, rinse with warm water and pat dry, avoid rubbing it may cause irritation to your freshly shaven skin.
8. Apply coconut oil, baby oil, aftershave, deodorant or some type of lotion with aloe vera to the shaved area. avoid scented lotions, deodorants , aftershaves they may cause stinging and irritation.

If you develop red or itchy bumps on your pubic area (vulva), you may want to visit your gynecologist but most of the time you can relieve discomfort by doing the following:
1. Soak in a warm tub or take a shower and let the warm water spray over your pubic area
2. Pat the skin (don’t rub) with a soft towel or dry with a hair dryer on the low or cool setting
3. Apply a fragrance-free lotion
4. Stop shaving for a while (two weeks or more. just until they go away)
Blisters/Pimples:
-Do NOT squeeze! Soaking in warm bath usually helps. If it doesn’t improve, speak to your doctor about them.
Itching:
-Your gynecologist may have you use an over-the-counter topical medicine such as hydrocortisone cream.
Folliculitis (Infection in the hair root):
-Soak in a warm bath, pat dry, and apply a thin layer of a topical over-the-counter antibiotic such as Bacitracin®.
-Stop shaving.
-Call your gynecologist if you do not have any relief within a couple of days or the bumps are getting bigger or your skin is red.
Severe Rash, Fever, Bleeding, Discharge or Pus:
-Stop shaving and call your doctor and gynecologist right away.


hair removal creams:
this method of hair removal is painless, but it’s important to be aware that not all “depilatories” are safe to use on your vulva. be sure to read the product label first to make sure it is safe to use on your vulva, and follow the directions exactly and in order. don’t leave the cream on any longer than the directions say. If you notice redness, swelling, or a rash, it could mean that you’re allergic to the hair remover. it’s always safe to test a little patch of skin first beforehand to be sure.

waxing:
this method of hair removal usually stings (when the cloth is pulled off). waxing is different than other hair removal methods because the hair is removed from the root so it doesn’t grow back as quickly. If you decide to remove your pubic hair using the wax method, it’s best to have it done at a salon or spa that offers waxing as a regular part of their services. If the wax is too hot, you could burn your skin. NEVER shave before waxing.

how to: a thin layer of warm liquid wax is applied over the hair you want to remove. next, a thin cloth-like material is placed over the wax before it hardens. It takes a couple of seconds for the wax to get hard. once hard, the cloth strip is quickly pulled off.

laser hair removal:
a procedure that uses a strong beam of light to penetrate the skin to destroy the hair follicle. The hair eventually falls out. Protective eye wear must be worn during the treatments. Results can vary from person to person and some people may notice temporary redness and swelling after the treatment. The procedure itself varies in length depending on how much hair is removed, and you must wear protective eyewear throughout the treatment. Laser hair removal can be pricey and take 4 or more sessions. Sometimes it may not work. If you choose this method of hair removal, first schedule a consultation with a health care provider who is board certified in dermatology or cosmetic surgery and who has experience with performing laser hair removal.

electrolysis:
this method of hair removal is the only hair removal method that permanently removes the hair. A needle shaped electrode is used to destroy the hair root. It usually takes up to 25 sessions to completely remove all the hair roots and the cost can range from about $90-$275, and higher per treatment depending on the location of the removal and other factors. if you have the money and the want to, this is the method for you!

The Space Between Us

(LETS HEAR IT FOR LOUPER DRABBLES. Anyways it’s late and im tired and emotional about these dumb kids? skskssjdj this is bad but AGH @miracusims IS KILLING ME)


Love was a fickle thing, and Piper had seen it in all its forms.

Her childhood had been engulfed in it, it was a life only few could hope for. Love was the way her father held her mother, whispering comfort when her work got too hard. It was her brother’s shy smile, when he offered to help Bridgette with her homework for the first time when they were kids. And it was Simran, clutching Piper’s hand tightly and so trustfully during a scary movie, never letting go.

It was beautiful, like blossoming crushes and longlasting adoration and a bond so tight sometimes it hurt.

And, oh, it hurt. Love would never be perfect. But it was never meant to be so. The thought stabbed Piper’s heart painfully, thinking of what she’d left.

Love was the breath she took, stepping towards Louis on a warm spring night. The uncertainty of the future that stretched out before her, but accompanied by all the fond memories of a life well lived.

The dim streetlight glowed, illuminating Louis’ feathery blonde hair. He was hunched over something in his hands, a figure of doubt. He was skinnier from when Piper last saw him.

For the longest time it felt like there were miles and oceans and worlds between them, an impossible distance that she couldn’t bear to break. But now was different. Now there was only the bare expanse of a street, and her own beating heart.

Piper’s feet carried her, like they knew where to go on instinct. Somewhere off in the distance, people were partying. Getting married. Having kids. Living.

But Piper. Piper was confronting what she held dear. Living would come later, after all was said and done.

“You used to hate getting haircuts.” Her voice spoke up, sounding hoarse and unlike herself. “Do you remember? You said you hated the itchy leftover hairs that got cut off and landed on your neck, and the barber who did it would always hit on your Mom.” A laugh bubbled out of her, hurting her throat.

From where he stood, feet ahead of her, Louis’ shoulders tensed. He didn’t move, gaze still locked on his hands.

“I’m glad to see that some things never change.” She choked out, admist the tears threatening to fall.

Because god, this hurt. But this was love. This was both the pureness she’d grown up with and the heartbreak that followed her everywhere.

A distant memory surfaced suddenly, one that told the tale of two young children running around a lake in the thick of summer. Their feet splashed through mud, water guns firing at each other playfully.

They’d laughed. Chased each other underneath the pale blue sky, without a care in the world. Then stopped when they’d discovered something lying close by the water’s edge, unmoving and silent.

Piper had cried into his arm that day, heartbroken. Why did something so innocent as a dog have to die? With no one nearby to bury it, save for two 9 year olds? They went and retrieved the parents and layed the dog to rest, but the memory stayed with her, staining that nearly perfect day.

She’d felt so helpless in those hours, but Louis had held her tight. Let her sniffle into his shoulder until she was okay.

And Piper had loved him so much that day, for everything. Perhaps that was the first day she truly realized how much she loved him.

And it was only this, and this recollection of a long passed summer day, that made Piper take another step.

“Louis.” She held her breath. On her tongue she held thousands of unspoken words, maybe some that would never be said. Maybe some that didn’t need to be said.

And she let them go.

And she breathed.

“Piper.” He responded softly. “I’m so sorry.”

Things That go Hump in the Night Halloween Special TG
“It’s that spooky time of year again, to all my ghosts and ghouls out there give us a howl at the moon and keep it locked in with your favorite DJ Serena tee-hee!” Richard awoke to the sound of his morning alarm with a big smile etched on his face, tonight was the big night the night where he’d finally show the skeptics the truth of this day. “Too bad it’s just me and Glenn to witness it come forth though, ever since I found that black kettle pot…” Richard was always a believer in the dark forces of the world but never had any proof to back up his undying love for it, all that changed one day when he stumbled upon an abandoned house. It was there that he found all assortments of vials and old time kitchenware, almost like a bakery only more medieval looking. His gut told him to book it out of there in a flash but a very soothing voice coming from behind the splintered table beckoned to him calling him towards it. He wasn’t sure but he followed it’s order to grab the worn kettle and the book adjacent to it but to never reveal it to anyone…not that it had done any good being that he was always a blabbermouth. The day he brought it back he showed it to Glenn while he scoured the pages of a blank book with the only words written on it, embrace the coven. Thinking it was some sort of elaborate gag he grabbed it ready to toss it in the decorations storage until the voice spoke to him once more. “I will visit you in time….keep me close…Richard.”

Since that day he’d done everything in his power to decipher a code within the book or some hidden writing on the kettle but nothing, until recently. On the eve of Halloween it began to speak again and even emit a bright light that normally would’ve made a sane person run but Richard had always longed for the supernatural side of things. Upon its words he asked Glenn to return to his home tonight and no one else, they were to head for the forest to the same place he’d found the kettle and book. “Dude don’t you think we should maybe you know, invite some girls or something I mean it is just us and on Halloween no less,” Glenn groaned lifting the kettle into his truck. Richard waved and nodded at his complaint saying they’d meet up with the girls after they’d done this task, he was far too transfixed with the book beginning to reveal writing in its pages. The only problem was the fact that he had no clue what language it was. “This could pre-date even the earliest languages,” he uttered under his breath feeling a rush of excitement take hold of him. Regardless of what happened tonight he knew he’d never be the same again and nor would glenn, for the better or worst made no difference to him.

They hopped in the truck and headed for the woods as the sun began to set, Richard could hear his heart beating in his head as the book began to whisper words in his head, words of ecstasy and bewitchment. He was so excited he failed to notice he was pitching a tent, “whoa there buddy not the best time to be at full mast save it for the ladies.” He blushed from embarrassment but Glenn didn’t mind too much being his childhood friend and all, “if he could hear these thoughts he wouldn’t be such a smartass…” he grimaced. After about an hour of driving and listening to the words from the book Richard began to look flushed and was sweating profusely, the book was driving him over the edge and only seemed to be getting stronger as they approached the house. “Hey buddy you alright you’re sweating like crazy and don’t wanna be rude but my seats, oh talk about timing we’re here come on.” Richard attempted to leap out and run inside to begin but his body said otherwise slumping it’s way out slowly almost like a zombie, the voices were practically breathing down his neck at this point only now they had a much more perverse endgame. “Glenn’s cock, so big and perfect, spells require sexual energy, need Glenn must have him…”

Only now did he realize that his eyes were glued to Glenn’s crotch while he unloaded the kettle and carried it in, “yo man can you get the door?” Glenn nudged at it with his foot signaling for assistance while a murder of crows began huddling all around the surrounding trees. Glenn lazily made his way to the door pushing it gently only to have it fall over entirely, “well that’s one way,” Glenn chuckled letting himself in. At this point he was just ready to get it over with and make his way to a more civilized crowd and hopefully not a doctor he thought as he noticed Richard slumping down in front of the kettle. The voices told him to open the book and read the first verse to signal the rising of the full moon, “unleash my power,” it repeated. With a few slurred words the book began emitting a bright light and wind gusted in through the broken door shoving Richard face first into the kettle, Glenn jumped up and tried to pull his other half up but he was stuck. “Enough dicking around Richard this isn’t what you told me would happen!” While he continued pulling at Richards legs he began to hear what sounded like moaning from inside the pot as the winds picked up further and the moon glistened brightly though the window. From inside the kettle Richard began to change feeling his head spin and grow itchy as if his hair were growing, the feelings were overwhelming keeping him from putting up any form of resistance though he could feel himself caring less and less about this. “Richard what the fuck is going on man?!” Glenn began panicking while the moans grew higher in pitch, then suddenly, silence. The wind stopped and all the outside noises ceased leaving only the sound of Glenn breathing erratically. He thought it was over and approached Richard calling out to him still slumped inside the kettle though he got no response only squelching sounds like something crawling from inside. “Dude seriously this isn’t funny come on say something…” Glenn whimpered too terrified to touch anything in the house, he had to do something fast he thought running to a wall and grabbing an axe. It was only then that he heard Richard say, “oh what unfortunate times have befallen you my new pet, this won’t hurt…much.”

Glenn bolted for the open door only to run into a wall, it was too good to be true the door to freedom was not more than a few feet in front of him yet it was gone. He laid against the wall staring at Richard as the moans began again rising in intensity as the metamorphosis continued. He could feel a burning pleasure in his chest that grew stronger and stronger feeling himself be pushed back something inflating in front of him. Reaching out in the dark of the seemingly immense room in the pot he felt the growing orbs in front of him and realized he was growing breasts. Though he now realized what was happening it was too late, he tried to pull himself out but shrieked when he felt his ribs crack and shrink becoming less broad and more feminine. Hair cascaded down while he watched his body squirm and rearrange as if making room for something, “a womb?!” He yelped feeling his breasts expand further tearing through his shirt leaving his oversized breasts dangling in his face. The voice in his head grew so loud he felt like his head might cave in on itself, “touch them, feel your body, feel the raw sexual power of femininity.” He fought back feebly clutching his head noticing the nails elongating scratching his scalp. He’d never felt this way before; so terrified, so helpless, so….free. Glenn’s side the view was no less terrifying, Richards body was growing out, widening and tearing through the fabric of his pants. Despite all this Glenn couldn’t help but admire the size of Richards growing rear, he knew his friend was in danger but he was helpless to move almost as if a force were holding him down. By this point the moans were no longer Richards but whoever or whatever he was becoming, a loud snap came from within the pot and he, now she let out a bloody scream. Richard could feel his spine snap curving inwards thrusting his ass out but he didn’t care anymore all he could think of was why Glenn hadn’t been thrusting into him. “Glenn please…please help…please, fuck me!!!” He shouted in his new voice.

Glenn sat in shock at what he’d heard, this thing that was Richard was asking for sex and not help? Though he didn’t move he could feel himself grow erect staring at Richards bubble butt wiggling in the air with legs flailing as they fattened into thick thighs that could swallow him whole. Reason began to go out the door and he found the courage to stand and approach what was left of Richard. Through the stretched boxers he could still see Richards bulge throbbing but it did little to deter him, his mind was hazy and filled with the voice coming from the kettle. He firmly grasped Richards hips before the snapped out shoved out wider tearing his boxers to shreds, this was Glenn’s breaking point, he thrust as deep as he could inside of the soft jiggling pillows that were Richards ass. Inside the pot Richard contorted feeling his friend enter him howling in delight, he couldn’t control himself he needed to be taken right there just as Violet demanded, “no, it is as you demand, you are not Richard, there is no Richard, only violet.” He nodded his head absent mindedly feeling Glenn’s thick rod rub his most sensitive places, along with that he could feel the empty hole is his stomach begin to fill. His balls painfully sucked inside and made way for the remainder of his former self, he felt himself edging from the pounding from behind though his cock began shriveling pitifully. Then without warning, he felt Glenn release his load inside him as he bit his lip hard feeling the power well up inside him and the world go dark. His penis sucked inside rapidly and Glenn was sent flying to the wall in a burst of light knocking him unconscious. When Glenn came to he was in shackles on the table of the house, he looked around the candle-lit room hoping it was all a bad dream until she appeared from the shadows. Her face spelled innocence but her body said seductress as she walked up to him still wearing her tattered clothes. “You must be Glenn…or should I say Glenda?” She chuckled with her bright brown eyes glowing in the night, and before Glenn could protest she mounted him.

He was in shock, his former bestfriend was now a witch that seemed intent on doing him harm. He tried to break free from his shackles but it was no use, “Richard if you’re in there please help!” “Silly boy Richard is gone there is only me now, I wonder about your frame Glenn. I’ll give you the choice large breasts or small? Large rear or petite?” Glenn screamed at the question begging someone would come but those pleas were drowned out by the feeling of something warm wrapping around his cock. “How does your best friends pussy feel Glenn?” Violet cackled as she slid his manhood inside her tight new pussy, it was her first cock in a millennia so she was quick to orgasm tightening her grip on Glenn. “Oh silly me it’s been a very very long time you see so be gentle.” She said passionately against his ear before kissing him deeply. Glenn tried his hardest not to enjoy it but how could he deny this goddess throwing herself at him? Her breasts bounced in his face as he took one of them into his mouth, “that’s it Glenn surrender to me!” She began grinding her hips harder and faster against him freeing his hands to grope her fat ass, right and wrong had left the building it was only he and Violet now. He was too gone in the pleasure to notice his sculpted chest begin to sag almost as if making room for something though Violet was paying full attention twisting his fattening nipples. He came from the initial touch alone thrusting rigorously inside her emptying his now deflated balls, “more Glenn give me more!!” She undid the chains on his legs as well and bent over presenting herself to him and he happily answered. Hair began to block his vision as he entered her slick velvet walls once more, he felt smaller but he paid no attention to it or his finely manicured hands groping Violet’s ass. “You will do as your mistress commands, you will obey me without question until your death!” Violet moaned out feeling Glenn’s hips gain some girth to them cushioning his thrusts inside her. Glenn, now Glenda was powerless against the witch feeling his will slip away and give into her subjugation with one last powerful thrust she yelled out, “Yes my master yes yes yes!!!” The last of her cum entered Violet as her frame exploded outward into bustling curves that outdid even Violet’s body. Glenda fell back cushioned by her ass panting while Violet cleaned herself off, “now that I’ve taken care of that…what do you say we get the old gang back together I’m sure Wolfie and old Batbrain are dying to see us.” Violet cackled and snapped her fingers to create a pair of brooms for the pair and they rode off into the night leaving no trace of the two former friends in their wake…
The End

anonymous asked:

In regards to Keith being Galra: imagine him getting some Galra spwcific illness before they all find out he's part galra and no one knows it's a galra-only thing and everyone's just like... ???

(slams fists on table) YES

Maybe they land on a planet somewhere, and someone brushes up against some weird plant that Galras are allergic to? And he gets super congested and sneezy, and everyone’s like WTF Keith and even he doesn’t know what’s going on so he just grumbles there miserably and tries not to sneeze on anyone.

Or maybe give him something like lactose intolerance, but for a specific alien food that everyone is okay with except for Galras. Everyone’s just like “oh, maybe that one was bad”, but they try it again and Keith doesn’t eat anything but food goo for like a month because at least he knows that’s safe.

Or I like to play with the idea of really weird alien sicknesses. Like how Coran got the Slipperies. Things that are just so bizarre to the paladins that there’s no way that could be a human illness. So Keith starts getting these odd itchy spots, or his hair grows really fast, or he just straight up loses his sense of smell for a week - something just so out of the blue that they start to suspect something’s up.

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anonymous asked:

Are there any specific foods that help hair grow? My hair has always been very fine but the last couple years it's getting thinner and it has stopped growing in spots - I'm pretty sure I'm gonna be bald if I don't do something about it. Help please!!

Hi there!

It is important to get the source of your hair loss, it could be from stress to vitamins deficiency, to the products you’re using to wash it if you have done previous treatments, and so on. 

  • Protein

As hair is made of protein, ensuring you have enough protein in your diet is crucial for making hair strong and healthy. If you are not consuming enough protein in your diet, your hair is likely to become dry, brittle and weak. Extremely low protein diets may result in hair loss. 

  • Iron

Iron is an especially important mineral for hair and too little iron (anemia) is a major cause of hair loss. The hair follicle and root are fed by a nutrient-rich blood supply. When iron levels (serum ferritin) fall below a certain point, you may experience anemia. This disrupts the nutrient supply to the follicle, affecting the hair growth cycle and may result in shedding. Vegans can raise their iron stores by including lentils, spinach and other leafy green vegetables such as broccoli, kale and salad greens.

  • Vitamin C

Vitamin C aids the absorption of iron so foods high in vitamin C are good to eat in conjunction with iron-rich foods. Vitamin C is also an antioxidant so is used readily by the body. The best sources are blackcurrants, blueberries, broccoli, guava, kiwi fruits, oranges, papaya, strawberries and sweet potatoes. Vitamin C helps in the production of collagen that strengthens the capillaries that supply the hair shafts.

  • Omega-3

Omega-3 fatty acids are important fats our body cannot make itself, and therefore must be obtained through our diet. Omega-3s are found in the cells that line the scalp and also provide the oils that keep your scalp and hair hydrated. Look out for plant sources including avocado, chia seeds, hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, and walnuts.

  • Vitamin A

Vitamin A is needed by the body to make sebum. Sebum is an oily substance created by our hairs sebaceous glands and provides a natural conditioner for a healthy scalp. Without sebum, we may experience an itchy scalp and dry hair. Include orange/yellow colored vegetables which are high in beta-carotene (which makes vitamin A) such as carrots, pumpkins, and sweet potatoes.

  • Zinc and Selenium

Scalp protection involves other important minerals, notably zinc and selenium. A lack of zinc can lead to hair loss and a dry, flaky scalp. Fortified cereals and whole grains are a good source of zinc.

  • Vitamin E

The sun can damage our hair just like it can damage our skin so ensure you eat foods rich in vitamin E to provide protection for your hair. Nuts are nutritional powerhouses, providing zinc and selenium as well as vitamin E so try to include them as part of a balanced diet.

  • Biotin

Biotin is a water-soluble B vitamin. Too little biotin can cause brittle hair and may lead to hair loss. Include biotin-rich foods such as wholegrains, soy flour, and yeast.

I hope this helps! Good luck ♥️

how to lucid dream

(this is just how i’ve always done it and from my own experiences, everybody will have unique experiences though)

  • always at night (ie during the main sleeping hours, not afternoon naps or anything)
  • lie either on your back or side (i prefer side as it’s the comfiest for me)
  • get comfortable: for me that means adjusting clothing, scratching anything that may potentially get itchy later, hair off my face so it doesn’t tickle me as i’m falling asleep, i have sinus issues so i can’t breathe through my nose properly so i make sure i keep my mouth open so i don’t stop breathing and wake up etc (this part sounds silly, but it’s an important step as you don’t want to be disrupted)
  • lie w/ your eyes shut and try to fall asleep: i try to kind of clear my mind (doesn’t work wel as i’m constantly thinking). can take anywhere from 10-60 mins to fall asleep for me
  • eventually i feel myself getting tingly and know i’m about to enter a lucid state (if you move/scatch/twitch here you’ll probs wake up) - it sort of feels like you’re passing though a bunch of portals into a dream (sorry don’t know how to explain the sensation without sounding fucked in the head but you’ll know when you feel it)
  • the dream starts nowwww - in the beginning i was only able to control my actions in the dream, but i’d still be in the same senario i started off in e.g. if i was at school i could choose where i went and what i said but i couldn’t change the fact that i was at school. however now i can change the location, people, what i do etc.

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