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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