This Weeks Promise

This week, I’ll wear my hair in a bun. I loved trying all of the new styles and techniques, but it was causing me to manipulate my hair too much. It was keeping me away from the gel though.

This week, I’ll lay off all of the hair products. Sometimes simpler is better. I’ll be using oils and aloe vera gel. The main oil will be EVOO. That was my first time using that abbreviation. Natural hair talk is almost like a different language. LOL. Oh wait… I put gel in my hair already. Hummmm…

This week, I’ll continue to take my multivitamin and Biotin. I tossed up the idea of taking prenatal vitamins. Don’t judge me.

This week, I’ll refrain from manhandling my hair. I must admit that after not combing my hair for a few weeks, I brushed it yesterday… wet! *gasp* Yesterday I had a moment. Today, that moment is over. I’m back on track!

This week, I’ll refrain from buying hair products. <— The hardest promise yet!

This week, I’ll stop obsessing over my hair.

I realized today that I kind of have no way to tell how much my hair has grown. I can compare pics of my new growth or I can tell by the way it feels in a ponytail or a bun, but that’s about it.


My Struggle

Allow me to vent.

I’m struggling today. Blame it on the hormones.

I think the change of seasons is disrupting my balance. The moisture balance in my skin is changing. My face is more oily these days and my hair is more dry. My hair was doing so well. It was beginning to feel very moisturized. Now, I feel like whatever I put in it just sits on the surface. It feels dry. I’m not used to my hair being in such a damaged state. I know that it’s just a phase and I have to go through this to get to the other side, but sometimes it gets to be too much. I keep wondering what I can do to help it… what will make it grow faster so I can finally cut off these relaxed ends.

I slightly obsess over my hair as I did with my face when it broke out. Ok, maybe it’s more than slightly. I think all of my free time is spent on the computer looking up hair related things. Sometimes my job gets in the way. LOL. I stay up until like 1 in the morning because I’m so into it and the time just escapes me.

Another thing is that I haven’t been getting in my 64oz. of water daily. I think I’m making like 48oz. Close, but no cigar. I’m working on it. I suppose that will help my face and my hair.

Lastly, my hairline is still irritated. I’ve been trying so hard to get it back into shape. The longer it stays irritated, the longer it’ll continue to peel daily. If it’s constantly peeling, hair can’t grow properly, which will ultimately result in a bald spot. I’m not interested in a bald spot on my hairline. No ma’am! I don’t remember what I was using before that resolved my problem. I’m like 3 seconds away from going to the dermatologist. I’m glad I’m blogging, because hopefully in the future, I can look back and see what works and what doesn’t work.

Thanks for allowing me to vent. I’m done.