Saturday, December 25, 2010

6 Months post Big Chop

Merry Christmas everyone!! I hope everyone is having a good, fun time :-) I just wanted to stop and let you all know that today marks six months since I big chopped. My hair is doing well. Growing nicely :-) So what's going on with it? My hair has been more dry than usual and I have decided to change my regimen for the winter. I will now be shampooing every two weeks and on the weeks when I don't use shampoo, I'll cowash. So I'm only doing one wash day per week now and I'll be deep conditioning after each wash. In between washes I will be moisturizing and sealing daily... Now what plans and goals do I have for the upcoming year? Starting January first, I will begin a castor oil challenge, applying castor oil to my scalp and massaging it in two times a week. This will be a 4 month long challenge, ending May first. I want to see some major growth and thickness this year! I will also be wearing wigs for the rest of the winter to protect my hair from the dry air. Another thing I want to start doing to my hair is henna treatments. I've been putting off buying the henna for a long time, so I'm going to order it online come January. With all the pampering I have planned for my hair in 2011, I just might reach APL before 2012! This isn't a goal I have set in stone, it's just tentative. So of course, I will be updating as my hair goes through what it goes through... And here are some pics for you :-)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

My 1st set of twists!

I was really bored with my hair, so I decided to try some twists. I've been wanting to do them for a while and I'm close to 6 months post BC, so here they are! They came out really loose 'cause my hair is so loosely curled but I think they're cute! I used some Redken Grit Wax as well as some Smooth and Shine Curl Activator gel on each twist. It took me an hour to do them. So I'll be keeping them in for as long as they stay. For maintenance: At night, I'll just wear a bonnet and in the morning, I'll spray a moisturizing mixture on them. Y'all tell me what you think :-)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

My new wig!

I bought it! I went to the BSS and it took me about 5 minutes to pick out the wig I bought.
Style: Bali Girl
Color: TP4/27
I love it! Let me know what you think :-)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Considering a wig!

So I've never worn a wig before and I actually used to think "Why??" when I saw other women wearing them. But now winter is here and I'm rocking a TWA, which means that I don't have many options for protective styling. I was at the new beauty supply store at the mall and they have a wall with various wigs on it. There was a woman trying on wigs and they had some very nice ones there. I was sort of embarassed to go over and look but now I sort of regret that I didn't! I've been thinking about it a lot since then and this week, I'm going to go back to the BSS to take a look. Now that I'm actually typing up this blog post, I'm getting really excited about it. I'm going to go and look at the types of wigs they have and where the prices are at, then decide. Most likely, I'll want to get a longer wig with a bit of curl to it, maybe with bangs... Hmm... I will come back with an update for you all to tell and maybe show, what I decided.