March 31, 2011

A Few Snips!

Hi all!
This is the first week back to school from Spring Break. I'm off to my FINAL undergraduate semester ever!

I chopped a few pieces of hair throughout my head in random places because I really just wanted to see the curl without the weight of the relaxed ends. It's a lot shorter without them!

It's very curly! Much different from the waves, like the ones in the previous post, that I'm used to seeing now. I want to use these pieces to gauge the ACTUAL length of my hair. When these pieces get to somewhere I'm comfortable with, that's when I'll chop the remaining ends off!

I have also noticed since now I have 6 months of new growth, my roots are really making my straw sets appear much, much fuller than they did when most of my hair was still relaxed. 
I LOVE it though! It's more natural-looking.<3
November 2010

March 2011

That's all for now! Thanks for checking in! Enjoy the rest of the week!

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March 11, 2011

Sushi & A Hair Growth Update

Hi all!

This week came and went so fast! I now officially have one quarter left of my undergraduate career! Eek! I wrapped up the quarter with some kayaking in San Diego and by finally satisfying the monster sushi craving I've had for the last month or so. I'm down for sushi any day, any time. <3 LOVE.

It's been six months since my last relaxer. When I used to get relaxers regularly, there were several times that I'd stretch the relaxer for six months. So, next a week, it will officially be the longest I have ever gone without one. Here's another growth update, and a better look at the curl pattern that's coming in. I can finally see a definite "s" pattern. =)

That's all for now! Thanks for reading. =) I'll check in again soon!

March 4, 2011


Oh my goodness!!! Hi!!! I have been super busy and I've also been without a computer for some time. Finally, I have the time...and the resource to post again!

I'm still doing straw sets, as you can tell from the birthday weekend photos. I've also been bunning a lot because of volleyball and out of sheer laziness to set my hair at night. Haha! It's just so easy to not set my hair at night and just wake up, co-wash, and throw it in a bun. I've been alternating the buns though from high on the crown of my head, to low at the nape of my neck, or low and to the side. I don't want my hair getting used to being in one spot and breaking from the hair ties.

I tried henna! It was a mess! I honestly didn't see much of a difference in the way my hair felt at all. I think though, that may be due to the fact that I was in a hurry and didn't leave it on long enough. I will try it again sometime and hope for better results. Here's a photo of the henna(I mixed it with conditioner for extra moisture and some lemon juice to make the red color pop up in my hair more than it normally would), garbage-bag protective vest I made for myself (Hey, you gotta improvise! haha!) a photo of my hair all henna-d up before rinsing, and an after shot of the results! There is no before shot because I figure you all have seen enough photos of my hair already! ;)

I also bought a bunch of new products! One is the Hello Hydration conditioner that everyone raves about. And I must say, I see more results from it than from the henna! I also bought the 3-minute miracle deep conditioner by Aussie and plan to use that on my hair with a shower cap for about an hour (even though it's supposed to work in just 3 minutes) and see what it does. I will definitely update you all on that!

I want to say hello to my new followers as I have acquired a couple more since I've been gone! Thanks for tagging along on my journey! Be sure to stop by and talk to me every now and then! =) That is all for now! More regular updates, since my computer is no longer out of commission. Have a wonderful weekend!