Saturday, September 25, 2010

Back to Gray Rollers !!! * Happy Dance Again*

My hair can fit on gray rollers !!!I haven't used them since I was relaxed. Do you have any idea how excited I was to see that ?!?!?!?! TOO EXCITED !! hehehehehehehe !!

I hadn't done a rollerset on large rollers since March or April of 2009. I had a wonderful feeling of accomplishment when they were in. After more than a year of waiting, I'm able to pick back up where I left off.

Let me tell you, I would have never known that my hair could fit because whenever my hair is wet, there is alot of shrinkage. I started off saying to myself, "let's try and get a gray one in to see how much longer of a wait I have...." I put the roller in the very center front of my forehead. Well to my surprise, it worked !! I could wrap the hair around 1 and half times LOL... that was enough though !! The front of my hair is the shortest, I constantly dust my hair there because of the difference in textures. I need to stop though because there aren't any problems such as breakage or splits. I don't know why I like to snip so much.

Once I saw that first roller could fit securely, it was a WRAP... I knew I could do the rest of my hair too !!

I rolled my hair up and sat under the dryer. My boss called me in and so I had to cut my dry session short. I was upset, but money trumps a rollerset for right now!!!! lol... Here was the results after taking the rollers out too soon...(they didn't look that bad though)

I just wrapped my hair and wore a wig to work. The whole time I was at work, I kept thinking how excited I was to get home and finish though !!!

The next morning I did a saran wrap treatment under my hood dryer....

.... and then I asked my grandmom to press my hair out. Here are my results !!! I was super happy by them. Please check out the youtube video I made!!

Oh and before I forget, here is a quick comparison again.

This is a 7 month time period. I'm very pleased !! You can reference the blog on the February flat iron by clicking here


Braidout on Stretched Hair

I did a braidout on my previously blow dried hair !!

I only used some of my leftover Mango Butter by Elasta QP to do it =). I did a side to side cornrow pattern in the back of my head, and in the front I used some straight back cornrows. I was pleased with my results ! The youtube videos I made do this style better justice than what you see in this video though. I am on the hunt for some more curling products to experiment with over time. For now I'm still in love with my vanilla mint serum & green tea shea butter combo for great braidouts that are very moisturized !!

Here are some pics of it :

Here is the braid pattern that I did and the link to the youtube video on it :

Thank you so much for reading ladies !!!

The 2nd Blowout Pics !

I forgot to post pics of my second blowout !! Sorry Ladies =)

I made 2 Youtube video documenting the whole process if you would like to see it :

I did a pre-poo, shampoo, protein treatment, deep condition follow up, and then I used some heat protectant serum on damp hair and blew it out !! I LOVED it this time ! My hair was stretched further than last time because I cornrowed my hair first which added length, then I blowdried hair that was already elongated. I got that tip from 1mits1 on Youtube !!! I LOVE her method and I will always use it in the future.

Here are the results of it !!

Thank you for reading Everyone =)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

I Wore My Real Hair Out Yesterday....

...for the first time. I LOVED IT !

I made a youtube video about how I wanted to do it, and I expressed that I was nervous to see if I got any rude comments or stares. Noone payed me any attention, LOL... if they said anything good or bad, they didn't do or say it to my face. That's a good thing! I am very sensitive, sometimes =)

I took a few pics of how my hair looked. It was just a big huge 2 week old braidout I guess you could say, because I had worn my wig for 2 weeks straight and just took the cornrows out the night before. I can't wait to start wearing my hair out even more =) I don't know why I was shy !!! I guess I just had to feel comfortable, and now that I have enough hair on my neck I don't feel as bothered by the length ! I'm excited to wear my real hair to work too so that my coworkers can actually see that I'm growing it out. I will play it subtle at first and stick to my ponytail, but after they get used to that I'm rocking all sorts of rollersets, afro puffs, flexirod sets, twist outs, perm rod sets, braidouts, bantu knot outs, ALL THAT JAZZ !!! LOL

thank you for reading everyone !!