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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Hair Goals for 2011 and what I learned

Well as this year comes to an end. I want to reflect on what worked and what didn't for my hair, and what I learned.

I didn't think I would get to know my hair like the hair blogs suggested but I really did.

1. I learned my hair cannot go more then 10 weeks without a relaxer. It gets too tangled and I am too tender headed so this combo equals a disaster waiting, because I won't comb it out making it worse.

2. I need moisture. Good moisturizing conditioners make my hair silky and easy to detangle! Silk Elements is the

3. Aphogee 2 Step Protein treatment stopped my shedding immediately! Shut it down! LOL! This is something I will use every six weeks in my hair for strength. That's the protein process that works for me. Basically protein treatments coat the hair. That's why it feels bigger and heavier and it stops shedding.

4.The protective styles are working. The less manipulation the better for my hair.

5. I can relax my own hair now and Botanicals is my go to no lye relaxer.

6. Castor oil is too thick and I need another oil to thin it out. Still looking. UPDATE: olive is my carrier oil.

7. My new goal is waist length hair. I think I can achieve it! When my hair reaches BSL bra strap. I plan to do a good cut and continue to trim until my sides catch up to the back. Then I will continue on with the growth. UPDATE: When my  hair reaches Mid back length (MBL) I will do the cut etc.

8. Hair vitamins work wonders for my hair! Maxi hair is a great vitamin. It contains all the great B's and Biotin etc.
I will add more as they come to me...


Confessions of A Confused City Girl said...

Wow these are some great points...
Im so scared to used that Aphogee! idk, i feel like my hair will fall out from all the protien :-/
I usually cut my castor oil w/ Doo Gro's mega thick oil.

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P.S. I love this... said...

Go on Girl! Those protective styles will definately get your hair waist length.. just be sure to keep your ends moisturized so the length your working so hard for doesn't break off.. hence my raggedy ends and 5" chop.

I'm so getting that Silk Elements.. I have too much protein going on in my hair and she doesn't like it.. one bit. =/

GorgeousPuddin said...

I'm re-thinking that length. It is more of an ultimate goal now. Once I get to mid back I'm going to keep trimming until my side length sort of catches up. I may stay at mid back length but it will be nice to see if I can grow my hair that long. It hasn't been past mid back before. I was protein conditioning a lot until I learned the differences. It took forever but I think I have it now. You especially need the Silk Elements after a henna. I do Aphogee 2 step and deep condition with SE after.

GorgeousPuddin said...

Hey girl! Yeah Aphogee is not for every one. You do have to find the treatment that works for you! Maybe try the 2 minute one and MOISTURIZE!!!!