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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

2014: New Year, New Hair Goals

Happy Wednesday lovelies!

I know...I know: I dropped off the face of the Earth for a bit. Between graduation, the holidays, me moving (temporarily) to Northern VA, and wrapping things up in Alabama, this blog of mine has (unfortunately) fallen to the wayside. However, that does not mean I have neglected my hair. In fact, it's the opposite. Being further north has presented some new challenges for my hair.

But first...let's start with a recap of 2013.

2013 was a major learning year for me. I figured out that my hair loves fact it thrives on it. Eliminating protein from my reggie (along with using too much direct heat) resulted in a hair growth hump for me. I kept having to cut (and recut) by hair back to BSL because of raggedy ends. When I finally included a protein treatment in my hair, my hair made a turnaround for the better.

I also reached MBL in October 2013, although it wasn't full MBL. I am due for another relaxer in February ( and lawd knows I am feeling this new growth!) and I am hoping with that length check, I will be at MBL.

Now, onto the present.

Let's talk about this 'polar vortex' and the havoc it is causing on my hair. Just being further North has caused all kinds of drama for my skin and hair. I am slowly learning that moisture is the key around these parts. Since I've been back home, I have been steaming like crazy and doing all types of moisturizing DCs. My hair simply isn't here for the cold. I'm also shedding like crazy. Way more than normal. I'm still trying to tweak my reggie so that I can give my hair what it needs but...gee whiz. I really don't want to resort to wigging all winter but it may come to that.

This year, I really want to get to WL. That is my ultimate goal. I have no desire to go any longer than that. What I will do after that, who knows? I'll probably just maintain that length for awhile but we will see. In terms of the blog, I plan on doing a lot more product reviews (since a lot of the products that I had to order online in AL, I can get on the ground here in VA. By the way Kirei Beauty Supply in Alexandria is my new favorite place. I just wish it wasn't so far). I also want to review different BSS's in the area as well as NC (when I move there in July). I also plan on posting even more frequently this year (with the exception of the last 2 months of 2013), I think I did a good job with my postings. As this blog continues to grow, I still want to provide the content that brings you all here!

I also want to say a big thank you to the readers who have stuck with me from the start and a big welcome to my new blog readers. Who knew so many people would be so interested in what I do to my hair? :)

Finally, I'm going to leave you with pics of me from my graduation, Christmas, and New Years...just so you guys have some hair pics! It's a nice mix of my hair and half wigs :)

PS---Stay tuned for my next product review. It is a product that I absolutely ADORE!!!