I never update my hair journey on here…..I don’t update anything on here. I knoooooow you guys don’t sue me! But ahem…..what did we name this blog?????
Okay. Smiley faces everyone. 🙂
But it does have alot to do with the fact I’ve moved my hair care journey to a different blog (and a different domain as well). So, yes, I have three different blogs and inspite of the fact of me being a daydreamer and big time procrastinator, I’m pretty good with keeping up with all of them. I have a hair care blog, an artsy blog, and this blog that is helping me to grow mentally, physically…..and some other -itally.
But anyways, visit:
Keep Calm & Coily for my latest hair care raves. This one’s just started so it’s not a ton of stuff on there and also it’s based around my personal journey, so I don’t do to much general hair care talk over there. It’s just to keep me on a consistent diary with my hair so I can keep it healthier. When I fall off of consistency, hair care is usually the first thing that goes. =/ But also visit:
Six~Foot~Cotton for updates on my artistic skills. Poetry, drawings, photography, stories, song writing, things of that nature.
And stay on here for random life updates! Now how does that sound!? Only reason I’ve spaced out all my blogs is for 1) it opens for more creativity 😛 and 2) I easily get obsessed with one thing and can write pages upon pages on one topic and I hate when I feel like my blogs (and life in general) is all over the place. Though I’m not good at keeping my life this organized but oh well. Anyways, the length check shall we?
So it has grown since my last length check on here which was like months ago. How much I’m not sure, but I believe the last one I was like right above the bra strap line (which sets like right under my shoulder blade) and now I’m in the middle of my bra strap. I’ve trimmed during this era and changed up my routine alot but I think I’ve finally settled on something that works and is simple. Because I do not plan on switching up ANY parts of this regimen too often, I will give you the total rundown, products included (though you can also find this in more detail on my now Hair Blog):
♥ Deep condition overnight with Organic Roots Stimulator (ORS) Replenishing Deep Conditioner. Detangle in the morning with conditioner still in. (I detangle with fingers first then a wide tooth comb)
♥ Shampoo with Suave Professionals Almond and Shea Butter Shampoo. Nelly is usually in about eight twists from prior detangling in this stage. After each section is shampooed, I re-condition using Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Conditioner.
♥ Rinse hair complete of products. With no product, Nelly is always soft and shiny, bouncy and springy and just FAVULOUS! lol
♥ Moisturize time. Take down each twist, re-dampen with water, saturate in Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Leave In conditioner (and I’se soaks it IN!), after that oil my scalp and seal in the leave in with my oil mix of fifty-fifty avocado and castor oil. Massage it all into my scalp. Afterwards, if I feel it’s necessary, apply a bit of shea butter. But it’s usually not required, it’s just optional for added sealing and moisture-lockin. =)
♥ Time to style. I may let my hair airdry in the eight twists and THEN style, or style right then and there. But usually my hair ends up in twists one way or another. lol
So that’s what I’ve been doing and I do this on a weekly basis. On a daily basis, I try to mist with water, apply a bit of leave in and seal in and massage my scalp with oil but if not, my hair is usually pretty well off until my next wash day. But I normally get in a daily moisture routine at least three times out of the week if I can’t get to it (or quite frankly don’t feel like…) doing it everyday.
I’m also on a goal to better my ends!!!! They’re looking a tad bit better but I know they can still improve. Or maybe it’s just my imagination. Hmmmmm? Anyways, I have my fourth natural hair anniversary coming up next April and I would like to be at midback length (like half an inch to an inch away from my bra strap line…..the middle of my back in other words…..) and I will be straightening come that time (hopefully I stick to what I’m saying). It’ll be the first time I’ve seen my hair straight since…….I went natural actually. So I will be quite shocked to see what I have growing out of this scalp! But you’ll have to keep up with my hair blog for constant hair updates, but I’ll post my big achievements here too. BIG achievements like “eh mah gawd I’m waist length!” not like “yaaay for shea butter” feel me?