Oh, August! How I was supposed to reach my predetermined goals and failed miserably. That's right!!! I didn't do anything like I was supposed to. I started off good and ended up failing miserably. There isn't even no need to specify what happened. It all fell through. It was a combo of things: starting school again, looking for a job, not finding a job, getting braid installations, taking them down shortly after they were installed. August was a very hard month for me.
I am almost 7 weeks post, and I plan on relaxing at 20 weeks post. I have 13 weeks to go, lol. Usually at 6 weeks, I would be losing my mind, but I am doing excellent. I love feeling my NG. I am not in a rush to relax my hair. I have a goal and I am trying to reach it. I have been doing a lot of research and reading, and I believe that I am on the way to a better regimen and a healthier head of hair (but that is for a different post, I promise).
I promise to be more successful with my goals in September. Here are the goals:
1) Wear my hair off my shoulders five days a week (Saturday and Sunday will be my down days)
2) 3 bottles of water will be consumed a day
3) Pre-poo with warmed conditioner and/or oils with every wash day
I will begin TOMORROW.
S/N WHY ARE MY TWISTS OUT?
Well, I was doing good with oiling my scalp, washing my hair and moisturizing my roots. However, I do not believe that the installation was a good one. I was constantly re-twisting unraveled twists. It got frustrating. When I took down the twists, I experienced horrific shedding. It filled up two hands. I was terrified that I would suffer a setback. However, I took time and went over my entire head and did not find any obvious weak spots. I did notice that my ends were looking very raggedy. I dusted my entire head, knocking off only a tad bit of hair. The difference is insignificant. When I washed my hair the first time, I still experienced a lot of shedding. After a couple days, I re-washed my hair and added my black tea in that wash. My shedding ceased, and I was so happy. Lately, I have been rocking up do's at work, mainly due to the fact that I work with children and I am always on my feet and this Alabama heat is no joke.
I am going to continue to read The Science of Black Hair and try to adjust my regimen accordingly.
Have a great Labor Day!
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