This past weekend was wash day. I shampooed, hennaed and deep conditioned my hair. After that I applied some leave-in conditioner and serum and then I blew my hair dry and finally straightened it. I also gave myself a trim because it had been close to 6 months since my last one. This time round, I did an actual trim. I only snipped off the very tips of the strands. My hair has grown some. It will surely be back to where it was (before the cut) by the end of the year. I think I can officially claim armpit length now – my hair is not grazing my bra strap yet.
I gave myself a haircut and now my hair is really short. Its at shoulder length – barely grazing arm pit length. The last time my hair was this short was back in February 2014. I don’t think I can call this most recent episode with my scissors a major trim because I took off a lot of length. Am just going to call it what it is…a haircut.
Jan 2017 vs Mar 2017 : fresh (day 1) hair is always flat
So, from the beginning right?
This past Monday I really took the time to do my hair. I washed it with a sulfate free shampoo first, then did a deep conditioning treatment. After that I applied some leave-in conditioner and heat protection serum. I then proceeded to blow it dry and then I finally straightened it using a flat iron. As I was straightening it, I trimmed off the ends section by section. I did this throughout my head and was quite thorough because my last trim was back in July. 8 months ago. I do do not recommend going that long without a trim. I went overboard with the trim but that didn’t bother me because my plan was to go shorter anyway.
After washing – no products in hair
After blow drying
After the whole straightening and trimming process was done. I got into the fun part. The actual cutting. I had already decided that I wanted to cut my hair into a bob hairstyle and so thats what I did. I went for a one-length long bob hairstyle because in as much as I wanted shorter hair, cutting it to neck length was not going to happen. It would have been great to cut it to arm pit length (my favourite length) but the front pieces of my hair weren’t that long to begin with so I went shorter. Now my hair is at shoulder length all round (ish) and I love it.
I love the blunt cut because it makes me feel edgy (futuristic even) 😀 It is a little harsh and doesn’t have a natural look to it so to counteract that, I bumped my ends (curled them under) for a more polished look. Yea, I can’t decide if I want to look edgy or polished 😐
I think I did a good job on my hair. I got weave checked! And my Mum said it looked professionally done (after coming to terms with the fact that I had cut my hair. She couldn’t believe how much I cut off). Its only been 2 days since the haircut and I sometimes find myself thinking about how much I cut off. Especially when am seated and realize that my hair isn’t caught between my back and the chair. Or when I can’t see it under my armpits when I have my arms raised while standing in front of a mirror (weird observation). Or when it doesn’t get caught in my towel because its hanging higher (when I wrap the towel around my body under my arm pits. Again with the underarm reference point. Yea. Like I said. Weird observations). But then I look (like really look) at my hair in the mirror and see how good it is and I have no regrets. That change in hairstyle I always wanted…I’ve got it now.
Shout out to Emily for today’s post idea. Hi girl 🙂 I hope that my other readers benefit from this too. So…my thoughts on wash day breakage; how to prevent them to be more specific. I have written several individual posts on the points below so feel free to click on the link backs where i have even more info. Continue reading →
Today i will be showing you how my latest protein treatment went. I used Mayonnaise on its own (this time i chose not to add anything to it like i did in June of 2014). I started off with freshly washed, dried hair.
Hi guys! I hope you had a great Easter break…i know i did 🙂
In today’s post i will be showing you how i moisturize and seal my relaxed hair, but before i get into that, let me start by explaining what moisturizing and sealing is, and why its necessary, for those of you who don’t know. Continue reading →
Hi guys, thought I’d share with you my updated hair regimen as a follow-up to my previous post regarding my plans to grow my hair longer. I cited inconsistency as one of the causes of my setback so here is what i plan to do about it… Continue reading →
I had a awesome Christmas break and start to the new year but now I think I’ve had enough of the festivities. Its time to get back to work and today, I did just that. I woke up very early for no apparent reason (at 4 something) couldn’t go back to sleep and so i went through some work stuff before heading out hours later. I must admit, it felt great to be out there once again. Even though not everything panned out, i still felt productive.