Sunday, July 26, 2009

Shed Update

What a difference 4 weeks makes!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Less Shed...YEAH!

Looks like the shedding is getting a little less each week.I am co-washing on Wednesdays and finger detangling. On Sundays I co-wash and deep condition and detangle with a wide tooth comb. I am going to stick with regimen and continue to use the same products for at least 2 months and see what happens. I will give an update on product later.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

She likes my hair...She Really Likes It!!

Today someone had fro envy for my fro..can you believe it!?!?! A woman who has been natural for more than a decade came up to me and asked "how do you get your hair to do that?" I was in shock...was she talking to me? I was what? This is just what it does. I just cut it all off a little more than a month ago and I don't even know what I'm doing, let alone purposely making my hair do She got a chuckle out of my natural hair ignorance.
Her hair was cut in a TWA and she stated that she wanted her hair to do what mine does and that when she lets it grow out she never knows what to do with it so she ends up chopping it off.
I found it interesting that even when we are nappy..heck dare I say more so when we are nappy, that we envy the lusciousness of others kinks, coils and curls. Here I am lusting after Jill Scott's Afro puff counting down the days until my hair "will do that" and here this woman is checking out my kinks with envy. Funny ain't it?

Sunday, July 12, 2009

My Shadow in Twist

Hair Therapy Wrap

I heart the Hair Therapy Wrap...It makes deep conditioning so easy and I don't have to waste time sitting under a hooded dryer. While i was deep conditioning this morning I took out the trash and unloaded the dishwasher! This baby is well worth the investment at $21.95, even if you look a little funny wearing it.

Shed Update

Alright...this is the amount of shedding I had when i co-washed this morning. It may be a little less than last week but I will keep monitoring and updating each week. One thing i will say is that I have always shed a lot, even when i was relaxed. I would have hair all over the bathroom. My hair looks and feels healthy and doesn't seem to be thinning. Who knows, this may be "normal" for me since we are all different, but I do want to be proactive about this just in case.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

That looks like a lof of hair to me???

I’ve been natural for exactly 38 days now, and so far my routine has been pretty basic, but I think I may need to change things up. Does this look like a normal amount of shedded hair after a week?

I guess I should explain a bit more. Generally I have been pre pooing, then co-washing and detangling and following up with a sulfate free shampoo. I have been doing this once a week. I do not comb my hair after the initial styling except to fluff/pick out wit my fingers each morning.
I’m thinking I may need to start doing light protein treatments and adding a co-wash in the middle of the week.

So here’s my planned routine:

-detangle with wide toothed comb
-wash with sulfate free shampoo
-use Aphogee 2 minute Keratin Reconstruction (rinse out)
-follow up with Aphogee Balancing Moisturizer (leave in 2-5 minutes & rinse)
-add a leave in conditioner

-finger detangle