A typhoon is coming, so I get to be off work early and play with my hair ALL DAY! Don't even have to be at work super early tomorrow. Thank you, Mother Nature, thank you.
#s/n- this is the most beautiful day, weather wise, we've had all summer. Balmy hot with awesome breezes blowing off both of the South China Sea and the Pacific. God, I love living on this island!
Okay first! LOL @ you cheering a typhoon! LMAO!!! Hilar.
Anywho...I promised myself if I got this job I could buy a steamer this month as my present **crosses fingers**
OK, the typhoon SUCKED... It rained harder last week, and the wind blows harder when I fart. I was just stuck at home all day- I have bedsores and a hang-over. Worst. Typhoon. Party. Ever!!!
But at least my hair is cute....
Sheila dear, you're going in two strand twists next week. Tuesday or Wednesday. *holds hand up* Nope, no arguments. I've tried everything and you still won't behave. I'm fed up. Its either this or the scissors. *waits* That's what I thought.
I'm getting more free spirited with my hair as time progresses. I'm forcing 7 day wash n gos & making it work I kinda like it when my hair doesn't look perfect. I get more compliments when it doesn't too. Weird.
So I spent over 2 hours last night prepping my hair for my first coil-out (wearing coils is not allowed in uniform, but coil-outs slide under the radar sometimes). At 5:00 this morning I arose to a a beautiful head of hair. Coils hanging, shining and popping all over the place. I showered, used the OCM on my face, and donned my uniform and prepared to face my adoring Marines looking fabulous. Gunny was looking good!
Then it happened... half-way to work I felt a tingle that I haven't felt in over a year,
I HAVE A COLDSORE ! So much for looking good. Off to buy some herp-a-way.
1. The lady in the new Design Essentials banner add is tempting me. Her fro is on point.
2. Is it wrong that I spent a looooong time in the cafeteria at worktoday, HOPING this lady would speak to me and say something about my hair, good or bad, so I could hip her. I am not a pushy natural but this lady is one of those ponytail-at-all-costs ladies and her pony was soooo thin and fragile, pulled back so tight her eyes were turned up with a row in the back with- just -scraggles hanging over her collar... I wanted to take her back to my desk and work it out. You know I have products here...I have to space out bringing them home, after all.
Thank you for letting me vent...My up-in-someone-else's-koolaid moment is over.
Fine strands, not as densely-placed as I would like
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Where are Elle and Marah, our resident porosity experts?
I wonder if it's possible to overcondition coarse low porosity hair... I keep reading about the moisture/protein balance but it doesn't really go into enough details.
I think that moisture/protein balance has more to do with the texture of your hair, rather than porosity. I don't think I have ever over conditioned my hair, but my hair is mainly med/coarse, with only a few finer spots around my hairline. Funny you ask this question, because I was thinking about how many black women have fine hair, we just think it's coarse, and I had a few shed hairs in the shower and I started laughing b/c I was like yea this hair looks like it belongs in a rope...the only thing that counts as a PT for me is a CL treatment, because of the yogurt and amino acids.
Here are a couple of links though...I like that she tried moisture, then sealed the cuticle, then did a PT if all else failed. My hair on the top sometimes gets wavy, and when I do a CL they perk up - whether that's due to the protein, or the moisture I can get as a result of one...I can't say!
1- it irks me when people say they've been transitioning for 2 weeks. just say you've decided to transition, because what is 2 weeks, really?
2- I am the only transitioner in the world that has terrible braidouts and twistouts. my hair is 85% natural now but when I braid out or twist out, it's still limp like I have a relaxer! Why can other women do great ones when they're only 2-3 months into a transition and mine come out like bunk after over a year?
oh well. on the plus side, i bought my canadian products! can't wait to try.
BC Date: January 8th, 2011!
Hair: 4a fine but dense
Working on: porosity issues, growing out heat damage, dryness
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