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


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Hairfinity + convo with little brother


Yesterday I received my first package of Hairfinity supplements and started my Hairfinity challenge also on yesterday. I snapped a quick photo of my hair, even though this is an 8 week post pic and my NG is rolling. It is not an accurate picture of my growth, but I wanted a picture for when I started my challenge.

When I received my package, I was ecstatic. However, my brother rolled his eyes and went on a rant.

..:"Are you still trying to grow your hair? You have hair longer than most people around here. Isn't that enough? Why grow longer?":..

His words took me completely off guard. Here I am, I have read all of this information and I have looked through numerous Hairfinity testimonials. I was ready to give this a try again. But my brother's words screeched my entire thinking to a halt. I began to try to defend myself, lol. When I told him I was trying to grow my hair back to where it was, its longest length, between MBL and WL, he told me that it will never get that long again. My heart hurt a little bit. I became a little discouraged.  He is family, by god! I haven't heard any ill words about my hair for a long time. So hearing my brother tell me that I would never grow my hair that long again stung. At first, I began to feel unappreciative. Why am I not appreciating the length I have now, the health I have now? I am grazing BSB, should I be appreciative of what I have? Of course, I should. Just look at my before pic. I have came a long ways. It has taken me a long time to get to this point. I literally clawed my way up by watching videos after videos, changing regimens after regimens, praying, etc. My brother's  words weighed heavy on me. I stared at the bottle feeling selfish. I put the bottle down and went on to get ready for work without taking any supplements.

As I was getting ready, I just threw on some work clothes that didn't need ironing, not putting much thought into my work clothes. Then, I just threw on some shoes that matched, not putting much thought into my work shoes. However, I took time and detangled my hair with my fingers. Even though I am 8 weeks post, I had not problem with detangling, but I still like to do a good job. Next, I moisturized and sealed my hair, especially since the temperature has dropped significantly here. I wanted to make sure I took extra precautions as far as taking care of my hair from the cold. So, I pinned all my hair to my head and went to work. 



After a LONG day at work, I came home and began taking down the pins and moisturizing my hair again. Even though my hair was well moisturized before work, the cold air and wind dried it out a little bit. So, I decided to show my hair just a little be more TLC before the day ended. I put my bonnet on and started working on a few things at home.
 
Then it hit me: I appreciate the health and the length by continuing to take care of my ends. I may want to grow my hair longer, but I am taking care of it to ensure length retention. I may not show my hair, or let it hang like most people around here, but that doesn't mean I appreciate my hair any less. I love my hair; its my hair and I grew it all by myself. I am selfish, but I feel like I have a reason to be now. I was once the but of some family members jokes, that my hair was the worst of the worst and my hair would never look as good as theirs. Now the tables have turned, and I am flourishing and they are struggling. It may seem selfish to my brother, but if we are equipped with the knowledge to do better, who are we not to take advantage of it? Well, Idk if anything I just said made any sense, but I took my supplements before bed, and I will do a Hairfinity comparison pic in a month. 
 
Here is to a better day at work,
-Lexis

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Wash Day @ 8 weeks post + 4 weeks in extreme growth challenge

Hello everyone. 
Today, I decided to wash my hair. I have been really bored with it. So on a whim, I decided to rinse my hair black. 

1. I prepooed my hair with warmed conditioners and oils. I pigtailed braided my hair. It sat in for about 20 minutes and I rinsed it. 

2. I shampooed my hair and rinsed. Then, I applied my hair rinse, Dark and Lovely Radiant Black. It sat on for 20 minutes and I rinsed my hair clean. 

3. I DC'ed with my Nexxus for about ten minutes and rinsed. 

4. I applied my leave ins onto my damp hair. Earlier this week, I thought I saw a trouble spot or two in my head. I decided to blow dry my hair and flat iron it straight without stretching my NG. I do not have pix taken, but I have observed 2 problem areas. My middle is thin and one side is longer than the other. 

I am not going to worry with it. I am going to continue to let my hair grow as is. I will handle bad ends, but I do no think that I am going to trim to even it. 

It's been four weeks since I decided to do whatever I can to ensure that I grow as much as I can before the end of the year. I have yet to begin taking any hair aid supplements, but I plan to do so soon. I have been stretching my hair down my back to see where I am. Even with my NG, one side of my head is Full APL. The other side still looks to be a grazing APL. I may trim with my relaxer and I may not. It truly depends on my impulsive side. 

Back to today's wash, I took a couple of pix. I wore my hair straight down for church. But when I got home, I immediately put it back in a bun. 







Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Wash Day @ 7 weeks post

1. I prepooed my hair with warmed detangler, oils and protein conditioner. 

2. After 30 minutes, I rinsed and used a moisturizing shampoo. 

3. I rinsed and towel dried my hair. After a few minutes, I removed my towel and applied my leave in. 

4. After I sprayed my leave in all over, I sprayed Aphogee green tea spray all over. 

5. Finally, I moisturized my hair and sealed it with castor oil. 

Today marks 7 days since I started hiding my hair. I am very excited that I am not getting bored with my pin ups and buns. After I washed my hair and it partially airdried, my hair fell at APL without stretching. This was the first time it ever did that. Once I stretched my hair, some of my hair stretch to full APL. With less than 5 weeks left in this stretch, I am hoping that I can make it to full APL stretched or longer. 


-Lexis 

Monday, November 4, 2013

Day 4 of hiding my hair




Hello.
So it is 4 days into the month of November, and I am still pinning my hair up. I plan of washing my hair tomorrow. I am trying to keep my hair clean of build up due to me constantly using castor oil, moisturizers, leave in conditioner and aloe vera. I can already tell that I am going to wash my hair a little more, just to ensure that I do not have dingy, dull hair.

If you know me and read my posts, you would know that I DESPISE buns. However, I cannot believe that I have been bunning. Let me explain: what I have been doing is that I am bunning my back while pinning my top. I can finally see myself "bunning" if I am doing it this way.



Sorry about the quality of the pictures. They are getting worse and worse. Lol. At 7 weeks post, I feel like I am doing well. I am starting to get that urge to relax, as long as I keep my hair up I should be good. I am not letting up from my 12 week goal. What is a five weeks, says the girl who has rarely seen a relaxer stretch through lol. That NG feels tempting, but I am going to push through.

Until wash day,
-Lexis

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Conair Hot clips rollers - experiencing them on my mother's hair

I love thrift shopping. One day I went into my favorite thrift store, Hudson's Dirt Cheap, and my mom and I stumble upon a hair appliance table. There it was, like a gift from above, a BRAND NEW box of conair hot clips. I have been wanting a set since January, but I was in no rush to get them. 

I paid only 13 dollars for this brand new appliance. The price on it says 33 bucks, but ain't nobody got time for that price. Additionally, I researched the price online. 

So, I definitely call this a STEAL!!! Nothing had been used; nothing was out of the plastic. Due to the store's no exchange/refund policy, they urge shoppers to try appliances at a testing table. Thank goodness the little red light came on. 

I immediately wanted to try them out, but I was bunning it up. Thankfully, my mother wanted to be my guinea pig. 

Sorry about the low light, but crazy me did not think about the flash. This is my mom's hair before the rollers. It's a fresh wrap, very straight. 

My mom's hair is a lot shorter and a lot thinner than my hair. For this trial experience, I only used 7 rollers. I left them in her hair only for 10 minutes. 

Here are the results:
My mom is enjoying her new curls. I plan on doin a FULL REVIEW when I use then in the future. 

I will also do an update blog on my mom's hair this month!!!

-Lexis 

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Day 2 of hiding my hair

Yesterday I went to work with a pin up. It wasn't the best looking thing so I didn't take any pictures. 

Today I decided to go to a fall festival with my mom. I wanted my hair to look a tad better. So instead of an entire pin up, I binned the back and pinned up my top. 

This style was completed with a few pins, a hair tie and alittle moisturizer. 

Here's a pic of the top; it's not that great of a pic: 


Today I am 7 weeks post. My NG is manageable; it has not been a problem at all. I bought my relaxer today, due to the expiration date of a coupon. However, I have no urge to relax my hair any sooner than the five weeks I have left in this stretch. No wash day this weekend. 

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