Thursday, December 30, 2010

My Hair Issue Problems

Hey I've been working hard to keep better track of my hair obstacles and my actions to improve so here's and update

  1. Problem: Short edges | Most recently: I will have to continue keeping close attention to my edges over the next few months to see if they are improving, so far I have still avoiding tight ponytails. Additionally, I have been applying Jamaican castor oil to my edges a few times a week.
  2. Problem: Frizz | Most recently: I have invested in a new scarf which I wear at night but I accidentally bought satin fabric instead of silk...I'll make another trip to the fabric store soon. I also make sure to moisturize(Ingredients revealed soon) and braid my hair at night. The combined methods seem to be my answer!
  3. Problem: Itchy scalp | Most recently: I discovered that there was an absence of H20 to my routine. I had been avoiding my original hair spritz I made after my big chop(glycerin, aloe vera gel, rose water, and water mixture that my hair was in love with that first summer) because I thought it was causing my twists to frizz prematurely. I opted to make a concoction of new and old by beating together shea butter, glycerin, aloe vera gel, rosemary, and coconut oil. The aloe vera gel was the hydration my scalp really needed. I then sealed with castor oil. My hair feels softer and my scalp is a lot less itchy.

    My roommate gave me the shampoo and conditioner from the Madame C. Walker line I mentioned a while ago. When I wash my hair I normally get a ton of hair in my drain and I always feel like I'm losing way too much. This time I gave myself a rosemary & EVOO hot oil treatment. Then tried washing my hair in braid that were very loose by the root like in this video

    This detangling/washing/conditioning method worked great for me and I will be sticking to it.
Until later

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Boy I am SAD

I may have Seasonal Affective Disorder. See I knew I wasn't making all this up in my head. I've heard ppl talk of something like this before and I really believe I may have it. The moment I feel the temperature drop the and notice the sun staying out less and less my mood plummets. I get terribly moody and irritable. Plus I'm always tired. Since hopefully this is my last time having to deal with a blistering cold winter I'm not going to worry about my case too much...that is if I can make it through the season without a problem. I just had to drive to my lousy minimum wage college job in a blizzard for a freaking two hour shift FML ugh I HATE WINTER!!!