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


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 22, 2012

Updates and My Personal August Challenge

So, I have worn my hair down all summer. It has literally not been up at all. I have read that it is good to put your hair up to keep your shirts from drying out your ends when your hair falls on your shoulders. I am a firm believer in that. However, I have been such a girlie-girl lately. I have to have my hair down. I look and feel feminine. Also, it has been looking so good, that I would feel bad to put it up and lose out on rocking my hair that day. Idk, my journey has been full of debates, whether or not should I wear my hair up or down, benefits of wearing my hair up or down. If I wear it down, it looks nice but my hair could be dried out by shirt fabrics. If I wear it up, my ends are protected, but the hair tie could wear into my hair and cause breakage. Ugh, the dilemna. Although I have been at the crossroads of my hair journey, I am still hopeful that I will prevail. I have decided that I am going to give my answer about my continuing the hair journey on August 31st. I have also decided to relax my hair August 30th, marking me at 10 weeks exactly.

Back to the ponytail, I am going to make August my BUN MONTH. I am going to need to bun like crazy that month. One, because I want to retain my length and protect my ends. Two, I want to attempt to pull of feminine looks with a bun. I am hoping to capture a picture a day, so that I can mark my progress. I am going to start July 29th and end August 29th. I am so excited!!! I have never done a bun challenge, and I am excited about starting. I am going to research about ponytails like I have done other research posts. Be on the lookout for that post. Also, I am going to have a flatiron post and a relaxer prep post. Be on the look for those.

More about my challenge, it is MY OFF THE SHOULDER CHALLENGE. I can wear any hair style, but it has to be off the shoulder. Pretty much, I am limiting myself to buns; however, I can attempt tight rod sets. The only way I am going to attempt them is if I HAVE WORN MY HAIR IN A BUN AT LEAST A WEEK. I have to set rules for myself. Once my curls start to fall, I am going to have to put them up or pin them up. What I am trying to do is make bunning a safe habit for me and my hair. If that works out for me, I will attempt the challenge again in October.

Another thing that I am going to work on is satin pillowcases for my mother and I. My mom's hair was doing so good, but she does not like tying her hair up at night and when she does, she puts the know halfway up her head. I cannot beat it in her head no more than I have already tried. Now, her hair is suffering. In the back of her head, it is thinning out so bad. I want so bad for her hair to grow out and do better, but she won't do better. Very frustrating.

I have a month before I give my decision. I have to admit one thing: I trimmed my hair last night. It was no more than an inch, but the trim was needed to keep a blunt look in the back. Obvious, I should not expect much length difference come the end of August, but I am looking for health. I haven't been on the heat. I have been taking the biotin. I have been moisturizing and oiling properly, shampooing and conditioning properly. I have notice a difference with me moisturizing and oil differently and shampooing differently. I am noticing a difference in health. However, I see where more work is needed. I need to work on my leave-in selection. I will be working on all of this the rest of this month and all of next month. I believe to be crucial to the health of my hair. Watch out for more updates and posts.

See you at the next one.

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