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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Moisture found!

Yay! After over 6 months of having dry, brittle, flat hair, my hair has become more moisturized, thick and full of body. I still have a way to go to get my hair to the state I want it, but I'm so happy that my hair has come this far.

Some of the reasons for my success so far:
  • Haircut - Getting all of those scraggly dead ends cut off was key for my hair to be able to fall right and absorb products (I know many women can work through the damaged ends, but I cannot)
  • Co-washing - Suave was so good to me, but V05 is my new love!
  • No heat - I haven't put ANY heat in my hair since my relaxer 3 weeks ago...I just have to keep at it.
  • Rollersetting - My skills still aren't where they should be, but I'm going to keep working at it. I've found that the most important thing is making sure that my hair is completely dry.
  • Pincurl/rolling - to give my hair more curl and body, I've been putting my hair in rollers or pincurls while I get dressed. Sleeping with them is too much- it makes my hair too curly and/or frizzy. Wrapping just doesn't work for me, so I'm sticking to the cross wrap for a while at night.
  • Attitude - this is probably the top reason! I truly believe now that I can have healthy hair and the power of positive thinking does work! I don't get upset when my hair doesn't come out the way I want it to; instead I work with it. Like Lisa Akbari says, God gave me this hair and God doesn't make mistakes.
I definitely want to grow it long, but I would honestly be happy having short hair that is thick and healthy!

6 comments:

Sunshyne said...

Thats good that you were able to find what works for you! A positive outlook is so essential in anything you want out of life...even when it comes to your hair. :-) *smiles*

Keep in touch!

Sunshyne

Anonymous said...

Very proud of you Tiffanita....one question...are you still using the BB moisturizer?

Tiffanita said...

Thanks ladies! I haven't been using the BB moisturizer since my relaxer 3 weeks ago. Not because I don't like it, but I've been using KeraCare, and that's been working pretty well lately. I will probably use it for my new growth in a week or 2, though.

Ms. S said...

I just began using the BB moisturizer for about a week or two... so far so good! I also brought a V05 conditioner around the same time. I brought the Lavendar Lush Smoothing Conditioner... the Strawberries and Cream one sounds more delicious!

Jaded said...

Hey, I've never heard of cross-wrapping...how does it work??

Jaded said...

Hmmmm...I googled it...seems interesting.