Monday, October 26, 2009

Cold days

So, during the winter, I think my hair gets the best treatment. In the mornings and evenings it gets covered and protected from the cold and my sweaters with my many hats, plus I bun 90% of the time.

I took photos this morning so you could see what I do.

So first, I catch my hair up in a ponytail, twist the ends and pin it down. Then I cover with my scarf. This is perfect for when my hair is past 6 weeks. On those days I have to spray with my motions nourish leave in then tie. By the time I get into work, it's nice and flat.

After I cover with whichever hat matches best.
When I get to work, I go into the bathroom, pull off the hat and untie scarf, then use the pins to bun my hair.
This is from last Friday...

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Breaking rules hehe

Yea. Hair out today. I have a very important appointment tonight so it is worth it. I'll make it up to my hair by being very loving this weekend. I already decided I'll do a neutralizing poo, 2 step protein, and overnight DC. And one last wrap. Yes, I am not a fan of wrapping my own hair anymore. So I don't. I just pin curl or pin up and cover. I leave the wrapping to Yerena (my hairdresser). As for styling, with the exception of some Saturdays, I'm back to bunning/protective styling with a vengeance.

So last night, I co-washed with v05, did a 2 minute protein then rinsed with my old old Nexxus Humectress. I think it's done now and I'm not replacing. I've been trying to use up some products that are almost done to save myself all the extra packing (I'm moving).

roller set with purple rollers, did homework while it air dried a bit then sat under dryer for about 35 mins.

yea so the hair tucked itself into my sweater...
so I swept it out...

Monday, October 19, 2009

LOVE new relaxer hair. Creamy crack rocks hehe

Nope. Didn't see the movie yet.

So, went out to celebrate a friend's birthday this weekend and did a side bun (I sweat in my hair so I have to keep it up) plus my hair was bone straight (bump gone) so I couldn't rock it out.
Then, Sunday did a bun. Then today, did I mid-head pony. LOVED it. I felt so proud walking around with healthy hair. I know it looks good so it makes me feel good. All the stress is worth it on days like today.
But, now I must be good and go back to bunning 5 days out of 7. I'm not full APL yet and I wanna trim so I need some healthy ends.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Good Hair by Chris Rock

I go to see that this weekend. I can't wait.

Black women def obsess about their hair. Well some. I am one of them. I'm def a girly girl. I love when my hair and skin are at their best. My body is a close third and shoes right behind.

It is just the way it is and I don't really plan to be offended.

I'll let u know on Sunday or Monday. Enjoy the weekend.


I relaxed. Couldn't wait. I also didn't trim or cut although I'd like a bang, and I need to dust. I decided I'd save the bang for my birthday in Dec and dust myself when I had the time.

Hair a little thin, I think I'm gonna take a step back from all this cooking I've been doing =) and just take it easier....Modified JBCO is what I'll call it!

I am def grazing APL but I won't update side bar pics until Dec when I'm sure to be there (I hope, actually)

UPDATE: MY RELAXER PIC WAS FEATURED!! Yay! Check it out at Hairlista! The place to be. Makes me excited for full APL & BSL

Yea, it's in a ponytail. I'm sick and I have to put on a hat so....

Monday, October 12, 2009

Need a revamp

I honestly don't think my hair is responding so well to this JBCO as others. Actually I think I'm overdoing it. I got a blow out on Fri and my hair was and still is greasy and flat with no bounce. I have never experienced that coming from the hairdresser. It looks lifeless and thin. Back when I was just doing less shampoo and more moisturizing and sealing (M&S) I got to APL so quickly. I definitely think I used too much JBCO in the DC but I have also been doing too much I think.

Here is my new regimen.

Weeks 1 - 4
Cowash and DC once a week.
Protein reconstructor once a week.
M&S twice a day
Bun or other protective styling 5 out of 7 days

Weeks 5-8/9
Cowash and DC once or twice weekly as needed
Protein reconstructor once a week
Clarify and 2 step protein once (week 7)
M&S twice a day
Bun or other protective styling 5 out of 7 days

I will use a small amount of JBCO in my DC mix along with honey. I will also add it to my sealant mix (with a lighter oil - carrot oil)

I relax this week (Thursday) so I will do a one month JBCO challenge update

I have learned one important fact during my hair journey and it is to listen to my hair. Right now, my hair is overwhelmed with JBCO. I just need to use it less often. I used to use JBCO back home and I know my hair likes it. Maybe not as much as I'm doing it.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

All the pics and stuff - I am past 8 weeks!!!

So I am 8 weeks!!! Actually, I'll be 9 at the end of this week =D

Did a cowash with HE LTR and Nexxus (yes, trying to finish up the bottle since I'm packing), then did DC with my Silk Elements/JBCO mix for about an hour with no heat. Let airdry in 2 big twists.

I think I'm going to do my 2 minute protein tomorrow's wash then Sat wash should be the last one before I relax. Should I stretch more?
Was gonna do a wet progress pic again but I looked, saw NO progress (lol) so just smh and moved right on
DetangleHeading to the gym last nightToday's bun

My liquid gold is done (wave nouveau) so I'm stuck using mango butter which is fine with me but I miss my wn.

The next big thing I need is JBCO - I don't want to order it online. The place (sams 24/7) that sells it at a reasonable price is 38 mins and $20 in tolls away so I'm thinking I have no choice lol. I paid $15 bucks for it in the Bronx, I could do that. Before I do anything though, I think I'll take the subway to Harlem and check if they have it there. That's only $5.