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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Mohawk

So this is the first time that I am doing a mohawk on my own hair. I love it! I usually add weave to the middle section but I thought I would leave my own hair out. Mostly because a few people have been hounding me to wear my real hair. So I did. I went through so much with this hairstyle..

First I did a henna treatment and deep conditioned. For my henna mix I only used hot water, safflower oil, and henna powder. It actually made my hair really soft. Which is funny cause henna usually makes my hair feel weird unless I add plain yogurt to it.

PS. Always wear gloves when doing anything with henna!! It turns you skin and nails orange.. I didn't and my hands are still a little orange. LOL I don't care though. I love henna!

Heres wear the trouble starts... :P
At first I was planning to wear a braidout. I french braided it going back and let it set overnight... When I took it out.. It was just a little too frizzy for me.

I didn't really like it.. I could have made it work but it just wasn't the look that I was going for.
Heres a pic as I was starting to flat iron the front....

So I took my blow dryer and flat iron and straightened it out... It came out so fab!! Here are a few pics. :)

Now I suck because I was rushing and didn't use any heat protectant. My hair reverted the next day. So I washed the hair and conditioned and twisted my hair up and bantu knotted the twists. It came out nice. I used shea butter as a leave in and the hair is super smooth and soft! Loves it!

Will post a few pics of the twist out soon. Also there will be a video tutorial as soon as I finish editing!!
As well as a tutorial for silk locs which I am going to redo. Didn't like how the first one came out...
So stay tuned to Mar<333!

Thursday, January 07, 2010

More on Mega-tek...

So I used it for the last month or so that I had my twists in. The style I wore after that were silk locs... My ponytail is a little jacked up in this pic. lol

Applying something to your scalp with this type of hairstyle is not happening. So I just started back using the megatek again after almost 3 weeks of not using it. Can I tell you that my scalp is so damn sore!! This mess hurts to even touch it!

Once I cut my hair I will be able to measure it more easily and really see how much growth I am getting from this every month. Last time I used it I got an inch. This time I did notice the shedding again. But it is very little compared to last year when I started Mirena at the same time. This is fine. As long as it stays minimal I am fine with it.

To chop or not to chop...

That is the question!!

I know that I have been whining about my shedding for a while now. Now that it is gone the aftermath is irking me every time I take down my hair. I am tired of looking at it. I feel like I want to start fresh with every thing. I will be moving within the next month or two. I want every thing to run smoothly after that. New job. New beginnings!

I want to chop it down to about 3-4 inches. We will see how this is going to go. With all the damage I have major split ends, very uneven, knots galore, tangles like crazy! It is so annoying and sometimes keeping damage for the sake of length just causes more damage.

Chop Chop!!!

I will be taking pics of my hair to show the damage done and I would like some input on what you guys think. I will blow out the hair and do comparison pics when I take down my current style. Which is just a set of layered french braids.

Sorry, not very clear pics but the style is very simple. 4 layers and a simple design it the front.

Also, I am trying to think of a style to wear to my grandmothers funeral which is this monday. She died 1/2/2010, 2 days before her 96th birthday. I miss her..

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