Current Hair Info

Current Relaxed Length: blunt Full SL
Current Curly Length: 1/2 inch all over
Current Stretched Curly Length: 1 inch all over
Last Relaxer Date: January 19, 2015
Next Relaxer: May 2015
Last Trim: February 21, 2015

Current Hair Length

Current Hair Length
February 21, 2015

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Hair Goals 2015

Hair Goals:

Keep hair rodded for a month
Braid out for a month
Updo for a month
Sew in for a month
Braids for a month
Reach full APL
Graze BSL before 2016


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sad, sad day.

Yesterday, July 23, 2011, 3 days before his 63rd birthday, my grandfather lost his short battle with lung cancer. My heart is absolutely torn to bits.
My grandfather meant the world to me. I love him with all of my heart. I am going to miss his conversations (mostly about fishing). I am going to miss his jokes (mostly about how others sucked at fishing). I am going to miss his laugh. He and I argued everytime I saw him because I would ask him how he was doing and his same reply was, "I am going alright for an old man." We would bicker for a while about that. I would hug him tight, even when he was drenched in his fishy smells from being out on the river all day long. I am going to miss him falling asleep with the remote in his hand on the couch. Even when he was down sick, he could make you feel like there was nothing wrong in the world. He was in better spirits in his last days than a healthy person was in.
One day my granddaddy saw my hair and told me it was beautiful. I thanked him and he told me it would hurt him something bad if I cut it. So, I am on a mission, to grow my hair to MBL in memory of my granddaddy. I promise, Granddaddy, I will grow it and I will take great care of it. I know you are smiling down on me. I am sorry that I am choking up and crying as I type this about you. But you know that you were a great impact on me and my life. I touched your things at your house today and broke down. You are no longer here. Your things seem cold and untouched. I wish you were, but I know that you are in so much peace that you would not trade it for the world. We all know that you are in heaven. You may not have had real gold in your life, but I hope the golden paved roads in heaven feel good on your feet. I love you, and I am wrapped eternally in your love and comfort from heaven. Love you always, you will never be too far away, Alexis.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

My Hair Blog

Hello, bloggies. So, my page is getting pretty blah! I am so bored with it. I have decided to spruce things up and re-decorate. I want a little more organization and a lot activity. So, I am dedicating the next two days to re-designing my page. I am going to send out another blog when I feel like I am totally satisfied with everything. This up-coming blog will explain everything on my page also. I am going to adding additions to my page. I CANNOT WAIT!!!!!! Excitement!!!

Muah!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Hair Updates

Hello. I want to give everyone an update about my hair and the two heads that I am taking care of. I hope you do not find this entry boring, but I must warn you...this one is going to be quite long.

So, I will talk about my head first. I am five weeks post. I want to do a nine or ten week stretch. However, if I am not satisfied with the amount of NG at the time of my intended relaxer, I continue to stretch. I just started showing signs of NG this week. I have plans on rinsing my hair in about two weeks. I want to try this auburn color. My regimen is quite simple. I wash once a week, sometimes once every other week. I have been doing more DCs and protein treatments. I am APL, on my way to BSL. I have a few goals that I am trying to accomplish this year. One, I want to have overall softness to my hair. My hair is becoming more dull. Two, I am struggling with breakage around my edges all the way around my head. Three, I want to work on my ends. I want my hair to have an even look. I want have 50% improvement by the end of the year. I want to be BSL by christmas.

Today, I saw this girl of the mother I work for. Her hair is clearly BSL. I was so excited to see this on her. I longed for this length for myself. BSL all one length on me would be a dream. I cannot wait until it is my turn. I asked her who was she under, as far as stylist. She said this new stylist that just began her business as a hairdresser. I feel like I can accomplish the same if not more on my own. I may not have a degree or a certification, but I am equipped with the knowledge to take care of my hair. I am even taking care of two heads including mines.

My mother's head is quite different from mines. She has four problem areas: big thin spot at the top, each side of her head and thinning hair in the back. My mom was very unsupportive when I began my HHJ almost three years ago. However, after my first year, she saw a huge difference in my hair. So, I have been taking care of her hair for about a year and a half. Sadly, my mom hair shows no difference. It is because of her lack of protecting her hair at night. I feel like if she improves that 100 percent, she will a big difference in her problem areas and her overall hair. My goal for my mom hair is to grow out her hair at the top of her head and grow it out in the back where it is thinning. I recently trimmed and relaxed my mom's hair. It looks good straight and very curly, but between washes and five weeks into her stretches, it can really look like a disaster at times. I am afraid because I am leaving next month for school, and she will home taking care of her hair by herself (except for relaxers). But, I am planning on sitting her down and talking to her about the dos and don'ts of taking care of her hair without me. She is going to have to help with my grandmother's hair.

This grandmother I speak of is my mom's mother. I have been taking care of her hair for about a month. Her hair was in bad shape. It was very dry and very hard. It was also very uneven. But I woke up from a nap one day and asked to my grandmother's hair. This was my first time doing her hair. I was so glad that I could finally do something to it. She washed it, and I dried it. I cut a good deal of her damaged hair. If it was up to me, I would have cut a lot more, but I knew she would not be down for that. So, I have this personal goal for my gran's hair: to cut her hair even all over. This is a goal that is going to take a while to acheive, but I am willing to do whatever I can to grow her hair out and even it all over. Even though my gran's hair needs alot more work, I have successfully styled her hair three times with the flatiron and a gorgeous roller set. More importantly, she absolutely loved it. It was very soft and it moved with her. I was so proud of myself, but there is still plenty of work to be done.

So, that is my updates. Also, I am changing the entire look of my blog page. Check it out when you get a chance. Stay tune for more!

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