Wednesday, 31 October 2012
A little bit of pampering
Do you remember the salon I found before the bad haircut? They were very busy at the time (a good sign) and couldn't fit me in. So being impatient, I settled for another salon resulting in the bad haircut.
Today, Mr A and I were both in desperate need of a haircut, so we went into Milas. He visited a barber and I went to the previously visited busy salon and they were able to oblige.
The hairdresser washed and cut my hair beautifully, just the way I wanted it. I am delighted. I also had my eyebrows and top lip sorted. They are very into cottoning here, which can be a little painful, but it is quite effective. At this salon they waxed, cottoned, trimmed and plucked until they achieved perfection...not one tiny unwanted hair in sight. And it didn't hurt one bit.
The total cost...22 lira (approx £7.60). At last I have a decent hairdresser!
I must tell you about the amazing cream I use for burns. I'm always burning myself on the cooker, the iron and boiling water, as I did yesterday.
It's called Silverdin here in Turkey, but in the UK it's known as Silvadene . I first discovered this cream because it was given to me by Mehmet the vet for Beki. During her last few weeks, she had a very bad skin disorder on her back. The cream helped a little, but to be honest I think she was so ill then that nothing would have completely worked.
I remember googling it at the time, and as is frequently the case in Turkey, medication for humans is often used for animals. I read then that it was supposed to be good for burns. When the tube was finished, I bought another one from the eczane, but never got around to using it, so kept it in the fridge for future use.
I wish I had taken a photo of the blisters on my fingers yesterday, and again today to show you the results of using this cream. As soon as I had burned my fingers, I ran them under the cold tap, dried gently, spread the cream on the blisters and wrapped in sterile gauze (as per yesterday's photo). After about an hour the stinging subsided.
I removed the gauze this morning and there was no sign of blisters or redness, no pain...completely healed. This stuff really works.
So if you're clumsy like me, I'd recommend keeping a tube of this miraculous cream handy.