Posts Tagged 'hair goals'

Hair Status & Goals – 2011/12 Edition

My hair status currently:
Extreme breakage
Gets dry quickly
Lots of split ends
Uneven length

I’m not completely sure why I have some much breakage. I’ve been examining my hair and it seems very damaged. I want to cut off an inch or 2, but I don’t want to use heat on it and damage it even more. I think it’s too far gone to save right now, hence the cut. I self-relaxed twice, and also used heat twice. However, I’m not sure which one I should contribute the damage to. I think it may have been the second relaxer and lack of proper care afterward, I’m not sure. Either way, I’m stretching for 6 months (last relaxer was in November, next one will be in May/June), and this time I will get it done at a salon. My hair is very thick, and I get a lot of new growth after these long stretches, and I think it’s just too much for me to handle on my own. Once my hair gets healthy again, then I’ll consider self-relaxing and shorter stretches.

Goals for 2012:
Find a good moisture/protein balance
Stay consistent with my regimen
Learn to Rollerset + Complete the Challenge
Get my hair back to a healthy state that I can be proud of

Well, hopefully by this time next year I’ll have reached some/all of my goals. I’ll just have to have patience and treat my hair properly 🙂

6 Month Rollerset Challenge

I’m thinking of being a part of Ebony’s 6 Month Rollerset Challenge.  I’m not sure yet, but I still have time to decide.  It doesn’t officially start until January 1.

Now, I’m not completely BRAND NEW to rollersetting. I used to get it done by my mom a lot when I was a kid.  I have a whole bag of the traditional rollers sitting in my bathroom.  However, I really want to try flexirods for the soft curls.  They seem easier to do, and more flexible in case I need to head out for a little.

My goals for the 6-Month Rollerset Challenge: 
  1. Learn how to do a flexirod set on wet and dry hair.
  2. No direct heat.
  3. Reach shoulder length (applies for after I trim my hair, since I’m at shoulder length already)
  4. Find the best combination of products for rollersets.
  5. Improve my styling skills.

Ebony has listed very detailed rules for the challenge, so check them out if you’re interested (link is at the beginning of this post) and let her know if you want to join.  The challenge is from January to June.  All you really have to do is rollerset at least once a month and direct heat is to be used only twice for the entire challenge (it’s OK to flat iron roots only). Sounds pretty reasonable to me.


Hair Updates

Wearing my hair: buns

Last Relaxer: October 26, 2012

Next Relaxer: February 2012

Last Trim: June 17, 2012

Length Goal: Full Armpit length

Last purchase: Organix Nourishing Coconut Milk Shampoo, Dove Damage Therapy Cool Moisture Conditioner

Wishlist: Flexirod Set, Hairveda Whipped Creme Ends Hydration Leave-In & Moisturizer, Luscious Balanced Cream Moisturizer C.C., more miscellaneous oils, more DC

Loving: Dabur Vatika Coconut Oil Experimenting with: Sulfate-free Shampoo, using conditioner as a moisturizer

Challenges:

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