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May 25, 2014

Post Relaxer and General Life Updates

So it's been a week since my last relaxer, well a week and a few days.  As of right now my plan is it skip wash day until right before my vacation.  Mostly because of my teaching schedule but seriously I love the fuss free moments of the first few weeks posts.  I am moisturizing as needed and I may get my dry shampoo a whirl if it starts to feel gross.  Plus the gray doesn't seem quite as daunting right now.  In the interim I restocked my Moroccan Oil deep conditioner because the other jar is almost empty.  I have already picked up an Organix replacement but I may rotate one or both of them out of the prepoo rotation in favor of that ORS Hair Mayo to see if it's as good as I've heard others describe.

I have not got back on my workout grind but I have been eating better again.  Salads have been back on tap and I actually made it through my week supply without any of them looking pitifully wilted.  This week I'm trying something new as well.  I have a partial obsession with the cucumbers that are in my salad dressing in the jar.  They don't wilt but they do absorb some of the dressing and they are DELICIOUS.  Considering how much I like those I have opted to slice up two jars full of cucumbers and have added my regular dressing (red wine vinaigrette) to one and just some straight red wine vinegar to the other.  Whichever one tastes better will be my go to snack when I want something healthier from now on.  I did restock the lower fat, portion controlled, single serving snack options as well.  And in an effort to cut out some other calories I'm trying to fully give up bread most of the time.  I was eating my salad on bread at Subway.  Seems like it would be even healthier just to get rid of the bread.  I have had a tortilla (mostly corn) since I made that decision but I rarely ever finished bread before it would go bad and unless I was buying a sandwich out I don't have much bread.  I'm still working on the pizza.  I love pizza but don't like the doughy options and rarely if ever eat the crusts.

The only other thing I'm working on now is reorganizing my bedroom space.  I finally got a bookshelf assembled so a lot of the books that are lonely and needing a home will go there.  I'll add another one I'm sure and a few smaller ones so they don't dominate the bedroom but add a bit of storage area as well.  The kitchen floor needs to be done and there's a massive tree we have to get taken down but we knew that before we moved into the house.  Joys of it being my house and not something I'm renting.  What's up in your worlds?

May 15, 2014

So yeah I kinda disappeared

It was totally not my intent to just fall off the face of the earth there for a while.  And I promise I did wash and baby my hair while I was gone.  However, between the semester ending, chaperoning students on an out of state trip, finishing grades and getting ready for summer school my brain has been fried.  I could catch you up on the last two wash days but that seems silly in light of the fact that as I was judging my upcoming travel plans and schedules with work I figured out this was the last free day I'd have to get a relaxer without rushing headlong into month four post relaxer.  And while my hair had been mostly cooperative the last few weeks I could tell my roots were getting very very cranky.  Ulta is not where I imagined I'd be getting my quarterly dose of creamy crack but I love my stylist and appreciate that even when she suggests a trim she's not going nuts with the shears and she really does mean a trim.

Not sure you can completely tell from the photos cause my intrepid camera woman never says brush your hair this or that way when she takes a photo lol.  I may have to redo these tomorrow.  Here are photos of all my gray and my hair from this latest relaxer.

I promise the back isn't uneven.  The sides are much loner than the back and one side was sitting on my shoulder as you can tell in the first photo.  I'm not sure how she did it but my hair feels relaxed and my roots are back to behaving BUT it doesn't feel super flat like it can after a relaxer.  I think when my hair in the back hits my bra strap I'll even it all out but for now I'm ok with the style and feel to it.  How goes life around your parts?  I need to get back to stalking most of you.