Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Monthly Review #33

My hair has busted through what hairstylists have referred to as "the nippleline" (that is the bottom of my hair strands now hangs closer to earth than my nipples when I am upright). It's about three inches from my waist and I estimate that next April it'll be the right length to shear it off again. At least - we'll see how long it can get in another year. I think some people are predisposed to never grow their hair past a certain point (mine is my waist) but I could be wrong. Fingers crossed.

I put my hair in a top knot the other day and you could really tell that the ends of my hair are a different color than the roots - that oxidation that I talked about when I first shaved it!

Ugh - my hair keeps getting caught underneath me during adult activities when I am on my back. It's infuriating. And the longer it gets the harder it is to pull it out from under me. I'm going to snap my own neck trying to get it loose one of these days! And the sex tangles are frustrating as ever. But I deal.

Confession: I have been bad with my resolution to braid more. I have been extremely busy this month and basically forget it's braid day until I need to have left my house for work 4 minutes ago. Also my hair looks so small in braids that I don't tend to like the looks.

   

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Monthly Review #32

So I'm waging an ongoing battle to strike the right balance between curl/shine and volume. I like big hair. You know that! but I also want more defined, lustrous curls. What makes volume? a quick bent over blow dry. What makes shine and definition? sleeping on wet hair. So I've been trying to get it right but what I'm finding is sleeping on my hair makes it super flat, super fast. and the curl pattern is uneven (I think that's because it's so cold that I really am sleeping in one position for long stretches) in the summer I'll roll around more which gives more opportunity for my hair to get tossed about and dry on all sides evenly). So my next experiment is going to be to give my head a quick blow dry before getting into bed - not all the way through but enough to get some umph before I entrust the hair gods overnight.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Monthly Review #31

I have been thinking lately that my hair was not nearly as nice as it was in college. I watched a video of me and just thought it's not nearly as full and curly and lucious as it was back then. Then I was doing something in my room when my eye caught the swing of my hair in the mirror and I realized it doesn't look as full but cause I still don't have that much hair!

Anyway - my hair has started to look really lovely after I started using Function of Beauty shampoo and conditioner; custom soap based on your hair and your hair goals. It's taken a while to work; the first couple washes my hair was not so happy. But now it looks good! But I also have started using an Invisibobble style hair tie - that works so much better than I would have expected. See the pictures below and it never makes a crease in my hair. I quite like it.