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November 18, 2011

Today Was a Good Day

So I wrapped my hair for a change and went to sleep after actually staying focused and doing my cowash as soon as I got home.  Short of it being kinda poofy and thick as all heck my hair was actually straight which is a miracle.  No ridges, no dents just straight.  I bumped it slightly with my flat iron because it was lacking definition but took about two seconds and I remembered the heat protectant.  Left the house happy and work was eh but coming home was great. Sometimes you just hear things when the moment is right. I love my random feature on my Zune. There's a reason Christina Aguilera is one of my favorite singers, I Am is totally my new theme song. Put me in such a good frame of mind I did my shopping in record time, grabbed the garbage and mail, put up the groceries, heated up my leftovers and gave the last three cupcakes to the neighbors so I wouldn't eat them and to just pass on some good will. Dinner time now, sorority meeting tomorrow, miss my baby but life is good.

November 12, 2011

Clarifying Night Woohoo

Was not my plan, it's just wash day but it dawned on me I hadn't clarified in a LONG time so I went ahead and let the Carol's Daughter out of it's hiding place and took care of that.  Followed up with some great conditioners and after finally remembering my setting lotion I did my roller set on the larger rollers I bought today.  It actually rolled a lot easier on these so I guess I have to get used to the fact that my hair is growing more than I thought it would.  Since I found the photo from last December I'm really interested in what it will look like a full year later.  It will only be six months of hair journey but will be nice to chart the progress.  Just gotta be careful and not get lazy on the moisturizing as the wind is picking up and the temperature is dropping in these parts.  Tried a Shea Moisture masque today for the first time too, as part of the deep conditioning, so I'm interested to see if there's a major difference tomorrow when I take these down from the air drying.  Hair growth is fun---don't mean that sarcastically at all.

October 11, 2011

Yeah for Hair Growth

So today I went in for my almost quarterly dose of creamy crack.  I was going to try to stretch another week but after this last wash cycle my hair was just screaming for a touch up.  10 weeks of actually taking care of my hair and almost no heat and there was noticeable growth and more importantly for me thickening.  I was bopping my head around in the car and felt something that my own hair hadn't done in a while--swing and brush my cheek lol.  I'm still tweaking the regimen a bit but it's nice to see progress.  Still no hair dye and short of the spiral of gray overtaking my crown I'm semi enjoying seeing the pattern of my new growth against the old color.  Might be able to try a few more protective styles after this next ten weeks, especially if it keeps thickening up.  Will post a new photo tomorrow but appointment was late and then I had to eat.  Time for Family Guy and bed.

September 10, 2011

Two Months In

I wasn't sure I'd stay on this healthy kick as I can be lazy and tending to your hair can be tedious sometimes.  I still need to step up the regular moisturizing but I like the routine I have established now and have eliminated some products and gotten one or two others that have helped tremendously.  The homemade leave in conditioner in particular has been great so thanks to my hairdresser for reminding me about it and kimmaytube for posting it in the first place.  I have noticed that since I used it that my roots and most of my hair will dry pretty straight with no effort on my part.  The ends are curlier than I would like which is why I normally wrap it or roller set my hair BUT I don't really have to at this stage.  My hair feels thicker to me and is closer to NL than it was when I started (was just past my chin in July).  It's holding the moisture I give it better and after I decided to drop the color (my gray was winning the battle faster and faster each month) it has felt stronger too.  Tying it down when I work out has helped me not have the same kind of issues before with my hair getting kinda cruddy after it got sweaty.  Glad that I'm still working on my hair and hope to get to shoulder length by my birthday (mid December) or early January.  Right now I'm just searching for more hair styles to rock because braiding my own hair is still a work in progress lol and I feel like I look 12 with the curls so any suggestions would be welcome. HHJ all.