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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Hair Diary *28* - Getting rid of split ends


So I finally found the time to cut out the split ends on my hair! I cut a couple inches off all over.
It was definitely much needed. The entire time I wore my hair straight I was experiencing so much breakage and all of the split ends were clearly visible... Smh


I wore it straight-ish for a good 2 weeks and only wore it this long because I didn't want to wash it without cutting first.


I shampooed with a purple toning shampoo to take away the brassiness and conditioned with suave humectant.

After washing my hair curled right back up and it looks so much better. Albeit a little shorter. Which I am going to have to get used to. It shrinks up a lot more than it did before and it curls much better without the split ends.

Here are a few shots of it the next day. Semi dry.


I will continue to wear this hair for a little while longer before I get any new hair. Still obsessed with the color and the curl. Its totally me.


I think maybe next month or the month after I will finally change the hair.

I want to do a takedown soon so I can play with my hair for a day or so, then put it back up.

I cant believe I am almost completed with my second year of protective styles!!! This is insane!

I have no clue if I have actually made it to my goal for the year, so I will be doing a length check and comparison video when I am done with this protective style.

My first goal was to make it to APL this month. I think I am very close if not there already. It really doesn't even matter, but as long as I make it to my goal of BSL by my birthday next year I will be happy.

I havent been as consistent with my vitamins as I would like to be but that is fine. I am trying to keep up, given my busy schedule.

So far so good. Hope all is well with everyone else's hair journey. :)

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Hair Diary *27* - Migrating to finger detangling

The last time I took down my braids underneath my weave I brushed my hair out with my denman brush. I noticed that although it wasn't a lot, I was getting breakage at the ends of my hair. 

No Bueno.

Because of this I decided to start finger detangling exclusively starting the next time I did a takedown.
I have never really had problems with detangling with the denamn in the past, so this is a little strange for me. However I feel like it is doing a little more damage then before.

So now I am going to take a decent break from the denman brush. At least until I get my hair to a certain length and all around  thickness. I feel like I may need a big trim again soon. 

I took some of my braids down last night and finger detangled my hair, dry, strand by strand. After doing so I really noticed how uneven my hair was and how I still have lots of new hairs growing in. I noticed that I definitely have breakage on the ends.

The good thing about the finger detangling is that even though I did it dry I did not experience hardly any breakage! The shedding was minimal compared to what I experienced earlier this year and last year. I think my shedding era has ended finally.

So now, it is really time for me to focus on protecting my hair and taking care of it so that I can again reach my goals. I said earlier in the year that it was gonna take me another 2 years to reach my goals. That is for the most part still true. At the same time its pretty frustrating that I have not been able to keep my hair at my goal for longer than a year or so.

I hate having to constantly start over.

But it's something I have had to do. Oh well.

I am looking forward to growing my hair back out finally and really making it to my goals!

I am just going to cross my fingers that I don't have this experience with hair loss again. I've had enough!!


When I take my hair down I will continue to finger detangle exclusively. I also really need to do a henna treatment sometime soon as well as a clear rinse and protein treatment. Next month, next month...

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Thinking Out Loud Thursday *28*


Breaking Bad and Dexter had me literally screaming at the tv last Sunday. Its actually pretty funny how worked up I get about it sometimes. I can't believe they are both coming to an end! I do still have to go back and watch Dexter from the first season. I didn't start watching until the last season. Gotta catch up...

I am very impatiently waiting for Scandal, Homeland, and The Walking Dead to start back up this fall. My favorite shows at the moment.

I'm actually rewatching Homeland from the first season. It really is a great show. I'm  reliving it all from the beginning and I love it. :D

I have also been reading a lot lately. I downloaded quite a few ebooks on many different subjects. The problem I have is that it is a little difficult focusing on reading one book at a time. I have been bouncing back and forth between books nonstop.

The problem with doing that is I am not really absorbing things the way I should be. That's not really a good thing. The other day I freaked out because I thought someone stole my tablet. Omg I was so relieved that it wasn't and I just overreacted. I have so much on my tablet, idk what I would even do if it really came up missing. I have location on it but I also installed Lookout just for an added peace of mind.

Fitness

I still have not been able to find the time to workout like I want to. I do have a little time that I can set aside for it but I really do not have the motivation that I would like to have. At the same time I have so many other things to do and things on my mind I just don't do it at all.

Its ok. I will get back into it soon enough. No idea when though. LoL

The hair

Its actually holding up pretty well being straight. I don't really mind the wave that much either. One problem I do have with wearing the hair straight is that I am getting tons of breakage on the ends.
I am going to have to do a trim soon as well as a protein treatment when I finally wash the hair. Can't believe that I really haven't had the time to cut the hair yet either. Its pretty shameful.

I hate not having much down time. I'm on 6 days a week and the one day I have off I usually have stuff going on, so I basically never have a day off. Ughh..

A thought occurred to me out of the blue just now. I wonder how well a thinking out loud Thursday in video form would go... Hmm...

Funny the crap that comes into my head at times can be very interesting but a lot of it never makes it to the actually blog post.. LoL I am thinking in video form I would just randomly record things throughout the week and post it in one video. Meh...

Could be something I could incorporate in the future.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Hair Diary *26* - Straightening Beyonce Hair

I finally took some time out and straightened my hair!! I love it!!


I made sure that my hair was pretty much clean and free of any product. It looks really wild in the beginning I know... lol That's what I get for sleeping on it constantly without wrapping it with my scarf.

I tried to get it as straight as I could. the curl on this hair just did not want to go away!!

The next day I still have quite a few waves in it and it was pretty humid today so that made it worse.

But it still looks great and is still really flowy and pretty!


Yes, I did add my own little Beyonce skit at the end. I just had to... LoL

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Thinking Out Loud Thursday - *27*

Work, work, work!!

That's all that I have been doing as of late. I am making a lot of changes in my life currently. I hope for the better, but we will see. I ordered a backdrop and some things to improve on my videos a little, even though I have not been recording as often as I would like at the moment.

I havent purchased the DSLR camera just yet. But I am looking to do so maybe next week when I have time to go to the camera store.

Fitness

I have slacked massively on my Insanity. Whats bad is that I look awesome! But I am not quite where I want to be. I think I stopped because subconsciously I didn't want to get any skinnier. But I do want to be toned up in the middle, so I really need to start back up and go hard like I was doing before.

The Hair

I am still wearing the blond hair and surprisingly it is holding up just as well as it did when I first got it!! I cant believe it!

I took my hair out and washed it really well a few times since the last video. The last time I took it out I detangled really well with my Denman knock off. I actually felt like I was getting way too much breakage from doing so.

Because of this I did decide not to use the brush next time I take my hair down. I want to try to finger detangle as thoroughly as possible to get rid of all my shed hairs. Also, I really need to do a hard core protein treatment soon as well as a clear rinse. I might just use one of the colored ones I have laying around.

I slacked on my vitamins as well over the past few weeks and now I am back on! After not taking them for a few weeks I started breaking out again. I am almost cleared up again. I really need to learn to stick with it because I tend to go through this cycle quite often.

Damn these hormones!!

Meh.. I need to take some new pics. Sometime soon, when I can find some free time.

I recorded a video review of a product that I actually really love. It makes the curls look amazing but I didnt really like how my hair looked the second day so I am not sure if I want to post it just yet. I might end up rerecording the video...

Meh we will see...

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