Friday, June 24, 2011

Video: 1 Year Natural

Yes! I made it to my one year anniversary of having natural hair :-) I've threatened to get a relaxer a few times but my natural hair is still here and growing!

Video: Updated Regimen & Products

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

What's Current w/ Amy's HJ?

Hey y'all! This post has the same title as my latest YT vid and it goes in tandem with it but may be in a little more depth.
So... I recently moved to South Florida (about 3 weeks ago). Since the move, I stopped doing the GHE method and haven't been moisturizing and sealing daily like I should be. So yeah, I've been slacking on my hair care a bit; Which is why my hair has been more dry than usual and I haven't been seeing progress like I'd like to. So I now have plans to step my hair care game up and here's what I have in mind: Number one, I'm going to start M&Sing every day. This is especially important for me right now, being in the middle of summer in such a hot and humid climate. I will also be taking a hair supplement that I ordered off of Amazon. It's called Maxi Hair and I've heard really good things about it. Another two items I ordered from Amazon are a bottle of Castor oil and a jar of Extra Virgin coconut oil. I really miss these two products! When I moved, I left them behind , so I've been without them for a while. The coconut oil, I'll be using for sealing in moisture and for shine. Another thing I'll be incorporating back into my regimen is the Green House Effect. This method, I didn't do for too long before but it gets rave reviews across the board from so many ladies AND it's very simple so I'm jumping right back on that wagon. For those of you who don't know, the GHE is when you apply a natural oil throughout your hair strands, cover your hair with a plastic cap and a scarf and leave it on for a few hours or overnight. This helps to keep your hair moisturized and encourages hair growth because of the "tropical" environment the baggy creates with the heat from your scalp. So it's really simple and I'm going to try to do this at least 3 times a week. I also want to start cowashing every other day. My hair needs to be detangled more often than it has been and I really only do that when my hair gets wet... I'm still deep conditioning at least once a week, sometimes two times and that 's working out well.
About the cut the hair cut that I got a couple weeks ago: It turned out OK and I'm glad I did it because I hadn't had so much as a trim since my BC, but I won't be letting scissors touch my head again for a while. I figure if I'm taking care of my hair properly and it isn't getting damaged, I won't really need to take any of the ends off. I didn't for almost a year and my hair is fine now!
So overall, my hair is doing OK but in my opinion, it could be doing a lot better I want ti to be thriving! I'm getting excited about my hair journey all over again :-)