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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

New Phony Pony

So you guys know I'm phony ponying it up since my twists are out. However, I had to get a new one...a curly one. I'm about 4months post so a good majority of my hair is curly/wavy/whateveryouwannacallit.

One thing I can't stand is someone having a curly looking front and a bone straight ponytail. It bothers me in ways you can't even imagine. Speaking of which, the opposite bothers me does one have a bone straight front and then all of a sudden have a massively curly ponytail? Anyway, I digress....I just think phony ponies should look as natural as they possibly can.

I made a trip to the local BSS and picked up the Free Tress Shake n Go ponytail in Violet Girl:

After my workout yesterday, I co-washed my hair with Aussie Moist Conditioner (which is awesome by the way), sprayed in some leave in, and slicked down my edges with Eco Styler Gel and Elasta QP Mango Butter. I then tied everything down with a satin scarf and let my hair air dry overnight. I put in the ponytail this morning as I was getting ready to go into lab.

Here are the results:

and a side view:

I like the look so far. It seems very summery and such. It will definitely get me through these next few days!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Ding Dong The Twists Are Gone!.....and Other Random Things!

Hey everyone!

Well, the twists are out! And not a moment too soon. I found out that I had a lot of nasty product build-up in my hair. If I would have waited to take those twists down, I would have had dreds for sure.

Anyway, I washed and DCed my hair. It felt so good to play in my hair again. I did do some flat ironing to do a length check. If you remember, in March I hit SL and my hair looked like this:

I did my length check and my hair looks like this:

It looks like I am crawling to APL. I kinda figured this would happen. I have a long torso so aiming to be APL by December is probably a good goal for me. Well....until I make APL, protective styling it is...because it obviously does work.

This week I will be phony ponying my heart out. It is entirely too hot outside to wear my hair out. I will probably to the same for the majority of the following week until I get my cornrows (I can't wait!) blow dryer isn't dead after all! The socket in the master bathroom is just acting all janky! YES! Now I can ease up on the search for another blow dryer!

Hmm...yeah well that's about it. Just wanted to update you guys on my progress!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

These Twists Have GOT To GO!

After 2 months of having these twists in my hair, the time has come to take these suckers out! Typically, I don't keep twists or braids in longer than 2 months anyway.


This weekend (or today), I will start the twist take down process. Initially, I will remove the twists from the center and just continue to wear my hair in a ponytail for the remainder of the week. I find that doing it this way makes for a less frustrating take down process.

I will then wash my hair with my Keracare 1st Lather shampoo (to get rid of any nasty build-up) followed by a wash with Elasta QP Creme Conditioning shampoo. I will DC with ORS Replenishing Conditioner. I will also straighten my hair for a length check. I think I am well on my way to APL but still in between SL and APL. Anyway, since I STILL don't have a blowdryer, I will dry my hair in plaits under a bonnet dryer, apply my beloved Mizani ThermaSmooth serum and straighten with my Sedu flat iron.

I will get my hair cornrowed on June 30th (or July 1st) so that gives my hair ample time to recover and regain strength.

Keep your eyes open for my length check!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Wanna Learn How to Braid Your Own Hair?

Happy Saturday everyone! I hope that everyone is having a great day and (if it's hot where you're at, like it's hot here) you're staying cool.

Anyway, something that I have wanted to learn how to do (in the interest of saving some dinero)is braid/ twist my hair. I did some research and found that Braids by Breslin gives awesome tutorials. However, those DVDs cost money too. Well, today I was on LHCF and someone posted this link:

Apparently, if you sign up for her newsletter, you receive the Learn Tree Braids, Learn Cornrows, Learn Kinky Twists, Learn Micro Braids, and Learn Weaves videos as well as The Black Hair Answer Book, 5 Secrets to Healthy Hair, and The 1 Secret That Changed My Hair.

This is definitely a good deal and I encourage you guys to check it out!