Monday, November 30, 2009

Washed yesterday

Used the Mizani strengthening treatment as recommended on container (10 mins under dryer w plastic cap). I don't sense anything different but I'll let you know after a couple uses. Anyhow, I cowashed w HE LTR and then DC'd, rollerset, and sat under dryer for 45 mins (still damp in places) then had to rush out.

I am 6 weeks post
Next wash: Fri morning at the hairdresser. Pincurls are in order.


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Taking a break from...

*Air drying in a bun
*Mid week co-washes

Yup. I went on Fri (brought my products) and got my hair washed w my aphogee deep moisture poo and DC w alter ego garlic cond at Yerena's (and blow out the roots) and I couldn't be happier. I'm going to revamp my regimen and post this weekend. I saw some hair come out when she roller set but after that, no more. And styling my hair this week has been a breeze. I am 5 weeks post, hoping to go for 10 but we'll see.

No shedding! =)

So to church this weekend
^^Happy girl^^

My Sunday laundry look

& finally.................

Enjoy the food, fellowship w/ family & friends, and shopping!!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

My weekly style usual buns (click to expand).
I washed my hair this week. Carefully DC'd in parts with garlic, honey, and castor oil. I think it shed less but still a frustrating experience. Do you know what is starting to annoy? The hair running down my back when I'm showering. I think I'm overwhelmed.

Ok, I am taking a break for awhile. Going back to what I did in the spring. Hair salon every other week or so. Doing very little on my own. I am quite frankly tired. My hair feels better, is smoother (so sheds less on me) when I get it done at the hair salon. It just doesn't get the long DCs. So every other week (the one I'm not going to the hairdresser) I'll do a protein and moisturizing DC at home. I'll still be m&s twice daily, etc.

Started off in style by taking my behind to the salon this morning. She shampooed w Aphogee deep moisture poo and DC under the dryer for abt 10 mins w Alter Ego garlic condish. Then roller set, dried, blew out the roots and wrapped. My hair was 5 weeks on Wed. Pics on Monday...I have the cutest headband for tomorrow.


Monday, November 16, 2009

Quick shedding update

My hair is shedding off the scale! I even have a bit of breakage. I seriously am annoyed. I am going to do additional protein tomorrow - probably Nexxus or one of those. I have to do more research. The 2 step is just a bit too time consuming. Then keep at the deep conditioning and air drying. May add a bit more garlic than my Alter Ego. Not sure.

I have buns to post and will do so at the end of the week maybe but had to complain about my shedding. I've been in buns forever it seems and will be. No more hair out until shedding is stopped.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

T.L.C. for fall 09

So my hair is shedding and I've been trying to keep my typical panic down. That means I'm not doing anything too drastic like henna or my Japanese treatment which I still don't have a name for hehe.

Last night I did a hot oil treatment then just cowashed it out. SO MUCH SHEDDING! I decided to trim. Did it in about 4 pieces (abt quarter to half inch...not much). I think it came out pretty straight....slight curve which I don't mind. No more trimming/dusting until next relaxer. For this weekend's wash I got my honey, so just need my garlic conditioner (Alter Ego) and I'll be all set. On Fri/Sat, I'll be doing cowash, porosity, and garlic cond/honey DC. I've also been air drying. Oh, and the following weekend, I'm considering doing another 2 step protein tx...depends on how my hair is behaving. Maybe it missed all the washing. I stopped co-washing/washing twice a week for about 4 weeks.

After trim
Today...still shedding. Grrrrr!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Buns galore

My camera died so I had to find the charger before I could post last week's buns (click to enlarge)
I think I'll start doing this versus posting a bun a day.

Anyhoo, I haven't used my garlic conditioner in awhile. Thanks for the reminder my fine hair sista. I'll be purchasing some at the end of this week to use on the weekend. Hopefully that helps with the shedding. Did a cute bun on Sat but no camera :( it even got compliments. I'm going to have to re-do so you'll see.

Friday, November 6, 2009

I need rehab lol

The last time I was at APL, I went and did henna (did something wrong) to control the shedding and ended back at SL.

Now my hair is shedding again (more than sheds regularly of course) and it is just depressing. Then this morning I see shorter pieces..breakage???? *faint* I don't think I can handle this mess. I just can't. Last night I clarified, then did a 2 step protein, and DC. I am planning a hot oil treatment in my near future. Like Tues evening. Something has to be done. I'm getting that same pre-henna antsy feeling. I'm like an addict looking for a fix except it seems I wanna try 5 fixes at once which will probably spell disaster.

I don't want my hair to fall off but I just can't help my curiosity.

1. My co-worker is Sri Lankan and she has this 4 step conditioning process done by this Japanese hairdresser in NJ (like 10 mins from me) and her hair just looks so lovely. She did it recently in particular because she was training for a triathlon and her hair suffered from all the training. She has MBL hair. I kinda want to wait before I do the Japanese thing. I need the name of the treatment so I can do some research (was trying to call them today but the number was busy), then I need to bring my hair back to a decent state where it isn't breaking and shedding like crazy before I even consider the treatment.

2. I've been considering going to Yerena (my hairdresser) and getting cellophanes done. It has been over a year since I did that and I think it was really helpful.

3. I'm tempted to do a light dust.

I just CANNOT do everything at once...I need to be controlled. I have to take things slowly. I hate when I get frantic about my hair. It ends up back at SL lol.

Anyhoo, here's a wet pic of my hair (camera died & no idea where the charger is...probably some box somewhere). Def APL. woot!

Shar, you will do NOTHING but research the Japanese treatment, you will NOT do cellophane, you will NOT dust. Just do hot oil treatment on Tues, and protective styling for the next week. Do nothing!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

In the naughty corner

I am upset at myself and my schedule. My hair needs a good 2 step protein treatment and DC - it's shedding way too much for newly relaxed hair. I still haven't found the time. I need at least 2 hours, preferably more. Thurs maybe? We'll see.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Moving and still took pics of my hair this weekend...

Plus I was studying for an exam...I am focused (or obsessed lol)!!

So my hair got very basic care this weekend. I need to really take sometime off to care for it soon. I still haven't done my 2 step protein since my relaxer. Just too much going on.

I washed Fri night with my Optimum pH poo and did a 5 min condition (with plastic cap) in shower with my Silk Elements Mega cholesterol. Roller set with orange setters and air dried while I shredded old mail/papers and slept. When I got up Sat, it was dry. Did a little pin up with a cute feather thing I found in Target. Yup! This style is something I can get behind. Love the feathers (I have 2 hair bands with feathers too!).

It drizzled in the eve then full on rain and I didn't get to take pics till the eve so the hair has been rained on =(

my empty apt
my temp spot for the month...a mess I know (the comforter and decor is NOT mine nor to my liking lol)