Thursday, February 23, 2012
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Now a post on this subject seems a bit nutty given that I am not currently in the process of planning my wedding (heck, I don't even have a boyfriend at this point) but I love the hairdo and I intend to rock it whenever I end up walking down the aisle, or having my civil ceremony, or whatever.
I am not the stereotypical girl who planned an elaborate wedding ever since she was a little girl. I'm not really that into weddings. All I really care about is marrying the right guy and all other things are immaterial. I am more interested in the marriage than the wedding.
That being said, my hair has to look cute (even if I do have a civil ceremony) and when I saw this hairstyle I called my mum to see it and announced to her that this would be my wedding hairstyle. I want to rock it and rock it without the help of extensions. That means I need to be on point with the retention of my length. Although I am reasonably tall for a girl, I have a short torso so I would need to have WL hair to perfectly recreate this style.
I have a long ways to go. Let's hope I can grow my hair to my goal length by the time God leads me to the right man.
Monday, February 6, 2012
Now I had another weak moment in another store. I intended to replenish a conditioner that I ran out of. The intention was not to buy something new. Unfortunately I saw a conditioner that intrigued me and I had to get it. The conditioner was made by none other than Luster's and it was in the Pink Brand. Now everyone knows about Luster's and their infamous Pink Oil Moisturiser. Back in the day I would use this thing as a setting lotion and a moisturiser. I would use it to set my hair every night before bed.
Every since I began my hair journey, I have run away from mineral oil and petroleum so when I saw a conditioner from the Pink line my first opinion was "That has got to be full of mineral oil.' To my surprise it was not. In fact the ingredients did not look half bad and it was cone free. I have an interesting relationship with cones and until I figure out how to safely incorporate them into my regimen, I am taking a break from them. The conditioner seems pretty decent. The only negative is that it appears to be a bit thin. I don't need a thick conditioner like a masque, but I don't think it should be runny either which is what the Luster's is.
I will be trying both of these products today and I will give my opinion later.
hen I first started my hair journey some 3 years ago I was serious about baggying my hair. Sometimes I would just baggy the ends and sometimes the whole head. I don't really know why I ever stopped. Today I signed into Youtube and saw that Sunshyne from Hairlista posted a video about baggying and my reaction was "I completely forgot about baggying!"
I have since decided to reintroduce the baggying of my ends in my regime. I am going back to basics here because 2012 is all about retention of my ends. Baggying is important, particularly for the ends as it helps to keep them moisturised. If your hair is well moisturised, it is less likely to become brittle and break off. I usually put my hair in a high ponytail, add some moisturiser to the ends and then place a shower cap over the ends.
Sunday, February 5, 2012
I have two concerns when it comes to bangs. My major issue is whether the bangs would provoke a breakout on my extremely acne prone skin. I am concerned that daily moisturising and sealing of that area would mean that the products I put in my hair would end up on my face and clog my pores. Secondly, what are the complications of bangs and relaxed hair? Would I need to put heat in my hair on a daily basis to keep my bangs straight?
I have looked at several videos and the simplest method I have seen is this one. I am not too worried about messing it up as it is only hair and will grow back. If it doesn't work out, I will just pin it up until it grows out. I know I could go to stylist but I have trust issues when it comes to other people working on my hair. In any case, I just want to try it. If it doesn't work out, I will just have to grow it back out. We'll see what happens.
Friday, February 3, 2012
Here is one of her newest looks:-
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Today will be my last wash before my relaxer which I might do on either the 9th or 10th of February. My relaxer preparation is quite simple. I have the same regimen except that I use the ORS Hair Mayonnaise to give my hair a bit of extra protein. I will go a week without washing my hair but will moisturise and seal as usual. I like to relax my hair early in the morning and it usually will take me a few hours to complete the entire process. I am excited to see how much length this amount of new growth will translate into.