Monthly Archives: March 2014

Hair Update

Time for a hair update.

An updo done with two parts

An updo done with two parts

My hair has grown (stands up and does a victory dance). Obviously my hair has grown, because that is what it does, it grows, we just have to be patient and try to retain as much length as we can. Honestly, I’ve been a little lax on taking care of my hair. I haven’t moisturized it as often as I should have and there were days when my hair would get tangles and I was too lazy too untangle it. I have to get back to treating it like silk, my hand in hair syndrome seems to be getting worse.

The Good News:
1. Again, it’s grown. The back is actually past collar bone length, the front past my nose.
2. The shedding I experienced has significantly decreased – I believe this is due to detangling more thoroughly, although not as often. I now use a wide toothed comb along with my fingers.
3. My fine and fragile strands seems stronger, mostly due to regular protein treatments.
4. My edges are filling in, thanks to castor oil and protecting them.

The Bad News:
1. My hair has started to tangle more at the roots, which I’m trying to figure out how to deal with.
2. I’ve noticed my ends are a little frazzled and I have seen a few split ends, although I dust my ends approximately every two months.

I usually get box braids/twists, yarn braids or wigs to protect my hair. I went two whole months with my hair out which was liberating and taught me how be more creative with my hair, especially for work. I ended up doing a lot of updos for workThe shedding I experienced has significantly decreased – I believe this is due to detangling more thoroughly, although not as often. I now use a wide toothed comb along with my fingers.

Here are a few pics:

Shrunken hair style

Shrunken hair style

 

My edges are growing back!!

My edges are growing back!!

 

An updo done with two parts

An updo done with two parts

 

How it looks from the back

How it looks from the back

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Hello! Update…

“The highest spiritual practice is self-observation without judgment.” – Swami Kripalu

THe past few months have been a rollercoaster of emotions for me. I was super busy with school, work, then I got really sick.

As a church, my pastor at the beginning of the year, declared this year to be the year of Revelation and Declaration. And it definately is. I’m forced to look at my life and re-evaluate my health especially, physically and emotionally.

I’m learning as I grow closer to God, that everything happens for me, not to me. That I should allow Him to lead me and guide me.

I’ve said before that taking care of hair in as natural a way as I can, has led to me wanting to take care of myself in every other way naturally. I’ve changed my diet dramatically, am positively affirming myself and am getting myself into the habit of working (still work in progress).

I’m excited for this year because I believe there will be a true shift in how I live my life.
“It’s not about ‘what can I accomplish?’ but ‘what do I want to accomplish?’ Paradigm shift.” – Brene Brown

As for my hair, it’s grown! I will also be posting more often now, as things have calmed down.

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