Sunday, March 24, 2013

All About Hair

This might be an unexpected post since I usually blog about desserts or marshmallows. But I'm interested in other things like beauty and hair.

I did say I was on a healthy hair journey when I did an About Me post. It's #42 if you were wondering or decide to take another look at my list.

Slowly getting rid of the straight bits. 


Where to start? Hmm.. STATS

I have been relaxer free (chemical straightener) for two years now, as of March 3 2011. I transitioned for a year then cut off all the relaxed ends. I did cut away a lot of straight ends months leading up to March, just because I was so eager to get rid of them.

soo close to arm pit length
I reached shoulder length before June. I didn't even realized when I did because whenever I did length checks by myself it didn't seem like it. That's why you'll see man hands in the September pictures, I got some help so I can see the true length.

I always thought it took forever for the front of my hair to grow. So untrue!!
I'm surprised how much my hair has grown. Honestly my hair has never been this long before. The longest is has been prior to being a natural was arm pit length. Now I'm closely approaching bra strap length!! I still can't believe it even though I have pictures showing me..it's like WHAT!?? Really??

 
Inches away from reaching the straps :o
I keep my hair routine pretty simple. When I was in Australia I did do a lot of hair masks in my steamer, but I left it behind unfortunately. I'm not a product junkie, I really haven't ventured out in other products because of my budget and I'm content with what I'm using for now.

Products I'm Using
Shampoo: Giovanni Smooth as Silk Deep Moisture Shampoo
Conditioner: TRESemmé Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner
Leave-In:  Giovanni Direct Leave-In Conditioner
Deep Conditioner: Joico Moisture Recovery Conditioner
Styling Products: Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Eco Styler Gel

I co-wash my hair at least once a week w/ TRESemmé Naturals, lately it has been like every three days or so. I don't have a set wash day. I'll deep condition my hair at least once a month, I did use to do it every week or two weeks. The only reason I haven't lately is due to forgetfulness and the bottle is almost empty. I'll just detangle my hair beforehand and just rinse the conditioner out. Then I'll put on my leave in conditioner, followed by coconut oil. That's It!!!

please ignore my xmas plaid bra.
I don't really style my hair anymore. I have no one to impress :p I use to do really cute define twist outs with the Eco Styler gel but I haven't lately. I still wear twist outs and braids outs typically, because I like to keep my hair stretched. Sometimes I'll try to force my hair into a ponytail..it's a struggle. Puffs are my best friend whenever I need to just run out and my hair is already down.

If this kind of post is your fancy, let me know. I have a lot of pictures from my journey to share.



5 comments:

  1. I absolutely love the hair post! Its awesome reading about your hair journey and tips. I want more, more, more!

    kelly

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  2. Hiya.
    Last time I relaxed my hair was in June 2012. I decided to give my hair a break because I was having a lot of fall-out, I was relaxing, dyeing my hair, blow drying and straightening it was to much shenanigans.
    xoxo
    K.
    http://shinigami-u-openingmymind.blogspot.pt/

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    1. Ohh I remember those days, my hair use to fall out all the time and I didn't do anything about it for the longest. That's awesome your giving your hair a break, I know it loves you for it :)

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    2. HAHA I hope he loves me for it. My hair used to be straight to wavy but then on my late teens it began to curl and then I reached a point that I couldn't handle them anymore :S.
      So now I'm curious to see whatsup with my now hair lol and also if I'm going to able to straighten my hair using the blow dryer and straighter and if it will stay that way or it will frizz up as soon as I step outside :S.
      xoxo
      K.

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