Sunday, 27 October 2013

Relaxer Day - October 2013

If you follow my Instagram, you will notice that I was experimenting with different styles recently - the main reason is that my new growth was becoming a bit too much to handle for me.

So, Saturday 26/10/2013 was relaxer, this time I went to the hairdressers.  She used Affirm relaxer and got my hair super straight.  I gave her permission to cut of two inches, and she said she took off 1.5 and put a long layer in the middle (cos my hair is really thinning there).  asked her to trim off what I needed trimming and she took of about 1.5 inches.  So I think all of the length that I gained.  Sigh.  My friends are natural and suggesting I go natural too, but I want to reach my goal first.

Here's how it looks at the moment.


12 months - No Length Retention!

So it's official, it has been one year and I have not retained ANY length, in fact, my hair is shorter.  In the picture on the left, my hair is between 5-6, however, in the picture on the right, my hair is between 4-5. This sure is a long lasting setback!  I need to figure this out, by my calculations, I should be beyond BSL by now, but I am sitting at this odd length between APL and BSL.  Any advice is greatly welcome.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Intesne Red - Hair Dye

I got bored of my hair colour again, so on Saturday (12/10/2013), I decided to dye my hair again.  I started by washing my hair, then poured the dye into an applicator bottle, applied it to my hair methodically and then added a plastic cap and a heat wrap for about 30 minutes.  I then went into the shower and shampooed it again, conditioned and blow dried and flat ironed.  I'm happy with the results.  On previous occasions, I have only rinsed my hair and not shampooed, but I think that was a mistake as I always left a red patch wherever I'd laid my head.  That has not been a problem this time around.

Before Dye

After Dye
I love the vibrancy of the colour, it's only semi-permanent, but I'll enjoy it whilst it lasts.  Do you have any plans for your hair?

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Flexi Rod Set (pic-heavy)

I went to a wedding at the weekend, and decided that I would flexi rod my hair for the occasion.  To start with I went to the hairdressers for a wash and blow dry, and then I moisturised my hair with ORS moisturiser and sealed with Organix Coconut Milk Anti Breakage Serum (I just love the smell), then I set to work with the flexi-rods.  I must have had about 30 in my head.

As expected, I had an uncomfortable night's sleep with those things in my head! I don't know why I put myself in this position, but I think it turned out quite nice.  Have a look for yourself.

Sadly, I was running late (as usual) and didn't take any pics of my hair once fully done, but I have an end of the night picture of my hair (appx 12 hours later). The problem is, that all of the curls have fallen, but hopefully, you can see the full effect of the style.  These pics were taken on my phone so the quality is not so great.  I just brushed all my hair to one side and used a large decorative clamp to secure it.  No gel or bobby pins were used.

Hope you like it x
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