For my latest updates come to my new blog: http://vnatural.wordpress.com/
Its a fresh start for me 🙂
For my latest updates come to my new blog: http://vnatural.wordpress.com/
Its a fresh start for me 🙂
I really do like this blog and I have posted a lot of things that I can go back and check myself but I have been thinking in the back of my mind about having a new blog. I mean the main reason behind me creating this blog was to track my hair journey and right now, theres so much more going on with my life than “just hair”. Thats the main reason I barely post here but I post on my tumblr because Im at a point where its no longer about hair and Im currently at the phase where Im done with research and I’m learning about my hair on my own instead og “googling” all the answers or asking someone instead of finding out myself. So I think I will begin working on a new blog and once I get it flowing correctly with posts.
When you workout don’t be lazy. Go in hard and hard. Do the best that you can do but at your comfort. Remember, its your body and only you can change it. While those others are doing whats fine with them, do whats fine and good for you. Don’t be afraid to take that step.
Well its been a long time since I have updated about my hair journey and hair growth goodness I dont know where to start or where I left off so I will just start by telling what I remember and whats going on right now.
Over the months of this year I dyed my hair 3 times. The final time in May, I finally got the results I was looking for which were red. For the month on June I basically went without my Texturemenatural products so I really was not on top of moisturizing my hair like that.
Fast forward to July I finally received my texturemenatural products and began to moisturize my hair. I then noticed that the roots of my hair were healthy but the tips would not take in any moisturizer and my hair was shedding like crazy. I mean I lost A LOT of hair! I was getting ready to take photos of my hair at the time to update my blog so I began detangling it with my wide tooth comb. Let me tell you, I have NEVER had such a hard time detangling my hair in my entire LIFE and it wasn’t even as long as it originally was. Hair was falling EVERYWHERE after detangling all of my hair it was STILL TANLGLED!! So I braided it down and washed my hair with acv (Apple Cider Vinegar). (I got some of the apple cider vinegar on my face and I broke out like a motherf*cker the very next day.) After I finished with the acv I put some leave in conditioner in my hair and the conditioner wouldn’t take to my hair either. It took to the roots but not the ends. Here is a photo of how my hair was looking.
So I went to the internet I did a little research and asked some questions. I did a little something with some tea to revive it but it did not work. At first I thought all I needed was some dusting of my ends because I hadn’t cut my hair in a looong time. But then as I began to cut my hair in sections I realized that I had dyed my hair so much that the ends had been damaged badly. The only reason I knew this because my ends were like that throughout my hair. If it were something else all of my ends would have been split or shedding so much. So after cutting my hair I began to de-tangle it again, it was simple as pie!
Unfortunately I do not have any photos of how my hair looks after the trimming but I definitely took a huge step back growth wise. I had to cut of about HALF of my hair. I went from shoulder length to mid neck length hair. Now I know that I am completely done with dying my hair. Plus the only reason I wanted to dye my hair was so that I could see how much my hair is growing and I got that. So there is no need for dying the rest of my hair. Besides by the time my hair reaches a certain length I’m pretty sure the hair that I had dyed will be gone due to me trimming my ends. So I’m not worried at all.
Right now I braiding my hair in big box braids, about 35 braids using kanekalon hair. Oh and ALSO as I was braiding my hair and sectioning it I found something out! I have more than one texture in my hair. That’s answers my question I kept to myself “Why does my hair in the middle of my head take to moisture more?” And the reason why is because its a different texture. I’m not sure what texture it is but the curls are a lot bigger than 4c. The photo I have of them really doesn’t show how curly it is…maybe when my hair grows a little longer I can show it more.
But overall I am very happy with my hair journey. Since this is just a hair journey update I wont tell about anything else I would include how I’m feeling and where my mind set is right now in another post probably for tomorrow morning.
Below are photos of ALL of my progress since November 2012. From my day after my big chop of struggling with high porosity hair to seeing growth to finding the perfect regimen for my hair and lessons learned. I can’t wait until Novermber 2013 so I can compare photos and see my growth. Even though I had to cut my hair I know its A LOT longer than what it was when I started.
This year including from August 2012 has truly felt like a FIGHT for me. I’ve had to deal with people completely flipping the script on me just because they’re in a higher position than myself. At work, school, family members and home. On top of that I had to deal with my inner conflicts, people from the past that are toxic popping up, trying to make friends happy while making myself happy, money issues, my online business, losing sleep, my health (weight and consuming foods) and my hair journey.
For the rest of the year I really want to spend my time on myself and discovering more about me and nurturing myself. I want to educate myself: spiritually, things about my hair, body & mindset….I just want to learn about things that are healthy for my lifestyle. I want to be healthy inside and out.
This is something that has been in the making for a looong time. Being tied up in school, stress and inner conflicts has not allowed me to truly dedicate myself to this. I’ve been planning for this very moment and even though my finances are not up to part I still WILL be going through with it. I’ve never been one to worry about money so I wont start now, God will make a way.
I really feel as though this is something I need for myself. A new start. I have to do better for myself…everything starts with me first before I can start trying to truly apply myself somewhere else.
My school work, the way my room looks and the dreams I have at night ALWAYS have reflected how I feel within. If my room is messy then that means I’m probably stressed. If I have a dream about tornadoes or the world ending or me dying, that means I’m going through changes/transitions within and I probably associate those changes with negativity at the time. If I do horrible in my school work that means I am neglecting it because I would rather apply myself somewhere else beneficial to me.
So the question is…where do I begin?
My answer to myself,”Look around, what needs to change?” Well my room of course. So I’ll start with that.
The first words I read today that actually brought me to reality and whisper to myself,”Oh Shit” are STATISTICS IS THE HARDEST MATH COURSE YOU WILL EVER TAKE. I’m taking a Statistics and American History course to finish off my degree. I explained the process of how graduation works in one of my posts I wrote last week.
As my professor began to lecture us on the first dayof class about this being college and being responsible for attendance. I was 10 ot 15 minutes late, I had the wrong class number so I had to go all the way to the library log into my account to print out the class info and then find the class. I began saying to myself damn I signed up for this course during the Summer not knowing what I was getting into AND I’m not good at math. But now that I am outside of the class I have definitely did some talking to myself. “Inhale & Exhale, Jazzie everything is going to be fine, dont be intimidated we always make it through even when we fail”, and its true. Even though it hurts I always make it through.
So my plan is to really study and put some effort into this course unlike I have been doing for my whole college term. So that means doing what I have to do first THEN doing what I want to do. I can not slack. I really want to do good for myself. Its never too late for change and this is only the start. So my message for today….don’t give up on yourself or your dreams if you keep striving for them you will eventually get what you need out of it.
I found this post on tumblr asking all these questions and I thought to myself, “Hmm this would be a great idea for my blog.”
So from now on everyday I’ll just be posting a question(s) and answer(s). Its really for myself just to reflect back on in the future and see my growth 😀
Q & A #3
* Do you have trust issues? *
When it comes to my family yes I do because I feel as though they do not deserve my trust. Too much drama and repeating what others say, talking behind backs. I can’t have a conversation with anyone without it being repeated to someone else.
As for relationship/friendships, no. I consider them people who are a reflection of me because we are close. I can choose for them to be in my life or not. With family you can not, they’re forever your family. So whoever is my inner circle as a friend or boyfriend, they are there because I trust them and care for them.
* Is your hair long enough for a pony tail? *
It would be a very tight fit and a tiny ponytail lol but it is possible. I actually tried it last week.
* Favorite part of your daily routine? *
Being able to relax and plan ahead of time, the things I am going to do.
* What kind of people are you attracted to? *
I’m attracted to people who are tough on the outside but beautiful on the inside. I don’t know why but I love finding out more about someone who has a mystery to them or a tough exterior. Not everyone lets me in but majority of them do and its beautiful to see someones inner beauty.
* What colour is your underwear? *
Light pink kind of peach.