Monday, April 13

I'm Still Here

Hey my lovely people!!! Long time, no see. How are you? I hope you all are doing fabulous!!!
I wanted to drop in and give an update on my hair. Although it's been FOREVER,  it will be brief since not much is going on with my hair.

  • My hair is doing well for the most part.
  • I trimmed it a few times since my last post, but I didn't trim much. Probably about 1 inch all around in total
  • I did a Henna and Indigo treatment, after not doing one since last March. My hair felt great afterwards
  • I have developed a dime sized bald spot(noticed it on 3.4.15) on my right temple area. This feels like Deja Vu. Looking back at my posts, I had the same issue this time last year. And looking back at pics, that area has always been a little thin. I have an appointment coming up with the Dr. But in the mean time, I have been applying a mix of Emu, Olive, Rosemary, Lavender and Castor oil with a teaspoon of MSM(sulfur powder) day and night. I  also recently purchased Onion Oil to see if that will help some. I will do a separate post on that soon.
  • I have also reduced the amount of puffs I wear and try to reduce tension around my hairline
  • I have ALSO increased my water intake and started working out again(it's been a while). Yes, I'm not going to lie it all started with the bald spot. I was trying to do any and everything to get it to grow back fast. But it's now a lifestyle change..hopefully.
  • I haven't straightened my hair in over 3 years. I may one day, just not sure when.
  • The back of my hair grows ridiculously faster than the rest of my hair and it's annoying. I just wish the rest of my hair would catch up. Luckily I have figured out ways to conceal it
  • I am officially 2 years natural and 3 yrs 5 months post relaxer
  • I still wear twists for at least 2-3 weeks out of a month
  • My shrinkage is crazy. Even in braidouts, my hair shrinks like 65%

On to the pics.


Experimenting with braid-outs
The easiest protective style ever


The 'faux" bob
My signature look- Twists
The puffs I rocked before finding out about the bald spot(most visible on the bottom right pic)

The other night. First time wearing a puff in over a month and it felt good. I was of course careful with my edges
 
 
 
Anyway, I truly hope you all are doing well. I am still around and respond to all emails/questions/comments, so feel free to reach out to me.
I do post to Tumblr regularly, so you're welcomed to follow me on there  http://6footlonghair.tumblr.com/
 
So, how's your hair journey going? I'm curious.  

5 comments:

  1. Maybe check with an allergist about the small bald spot. I mention that as it's interesting it appears during peak allergy season. Have you ever been diagnosed with allergies? Do you take any type antihistamines? These are just some ideas.

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    1. That is a great suggestion! I have never been diagnosed with allergies, but just recently I have been feeling like I have developed some. I will most definitely bring this up to my Doctor and check with an allergist. Thank you so much!!!!

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  2. Recently I've found a few YouTubers who do the Curly Girl Method and are having great results. I am re-trying this method for 3 months and then I will decided if I continue. So far I am loving the results (didn't realize I could still do my twist-outs, updos, etc. with this method). Just need to find a staple sulfate free (low-poo or no-poo) shampoo.

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    1. That sounds very interesting. That's great that you're trying out new methods. Let me know how it works out for you. I would like to try a similar method in summer. I am not adventurous when it comes to sulfate free shampoos and only use the Shea Moisture line(either the pink bottle or yellow). Unfortunately I can't make any suggestions. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Your hairstyles are really cool. Please check out my blog am new at this called: beautyofhairjourney.blogspot.com

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