Saturday, November 28, 2009

Hair Update: Style and Care

Hi everyone!!!

Sorry it's been a while, but things have just been crazy and on the move at work. I call it a night as soon as I get home! (and grade papers) I'm working on heading to Charlotte, NC next school year, so if anyone knows of any openings, let me know!!! Anyway, I want to give a quick update on how my natural hair journey is going. I have established my new favorite style. It's a blown out afro. It looks great on me, but my only issue is blowing it out so often. I hate doing my hair for hours and blow drying it just takes too long for my taste, plus I feel it's damaging my hair. My bathroom floor is usually filled with hair when I'm done, and KNOW that is soooo not right. I just checked out a vid on Youtube on how to do a curly fro. I'm going to try that tonight and see how it comes out in the morning. I'm wearing a pulled back puff right now. I want to get away from the heat, the hardening, crusty gel, and tying my hair back. I may be doing it wrong, but I cannot wear my hair with a scarf or stocking tied around it without having a headache by the end of the day. So, I'm going to try the curly fro method without tying anything on my head. I'm getting a headache just thinking about it.
Also, I changed shampoo. I was using Creme of Nature, which is what I used when I had a relaxer. I just kept using it, but I've been trying to get my hair soft and shiny and whenever I put that shampoo in my hair, my hair felt hard and crunchy. Didn't like it. I'm using Organix Coconut Milk shampoo now. It's ok. My hair feels so much better. I'm finishing up my Pantene Moisturizing Conditioner and will try the Organix conditioner with the shampoo and see how that works.
My hair is really frizzy and I don't know what to do about it. I've kinda given up on it and just living with it. Also, I absolutely LOVE how my hair feels and look when it's wet!!!! Is there ANY way that I can keep that up when it's dry???????? My curls are so defined, but stretched, and can go for a really cute style. I love that I can rub my hands over my hair and it stays the same (not get frizzy and poofy). But once it dries, the poof takes over and the curls are harder to see. I use gel but it dries and flakes, AND makes my hair hard and crunchy. I don't want that. I want it soft, curly, defined, stretched, healthy, and shiny. NOT frizzy, poofy, shrunk, hard, crunchy, flaky. Or am I asking for too much??? If I am, I can handle it, just need to know.

Well, I am off to buy some rollers and give my hair a break from being tied up and toasted. OHHHHHHHHH, and I want to change my color too! I have highlights, but I hate them b/c they are starting to look like an animal print. My students say my hair looks like the peanutbutter and jelly sandwiches I eat for lunch (the little "darlings")lol. I want one solid color, but what? I want it to be a dark color, or should I just stick with my natural hair color?? I'm not going to do anything until my highlights grow out so I have time to decide.

So please add any comments, suggestions, ideas, whatever you have to help me!!!! It will be greatly appreciated!! =)

One more thing: Where would be the best place to buy shea butter. I used it before but it was scented and my family hated it. I was just happy it made hair so soft. So I need to get some that is not scented. Thanks!!!!!! Here are some pics...

first flat ironed since BC

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