Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Need to Post for August... Update on Hair and Weight Loss Journey

Well I know I have been really bad about updating my blog although I view and comment on everyone else's almost daily.  I have had some kind of Month of August with my Hair and my Weight.

In the picture above I have pulled an Old Faux Puff right out of the closet and put my hair away.  I love the faux puff and most people think it is mine and really compliment me on this look.

I have been teetering back and forth about what to do about my hair.  I enjoy trying to grow it but I also would love a little more effortless look with a shorter cut.   The shorter cut would allow me to really let my coils pop and give an illusion of more fullness/density and allow the hair to stand up and out.  Of course I don't do length checks but sometimes I feel my hair is not growing to its full potential although I know that I am not spending very much time with caring for it.   In the summer months its just too darn easy to wash n go.  I try to use good products and believe me, don't get it twisted, I will use cones in the summer months to combat the frizz and lock in the moisture and not let the humidity take control of my hair in the DMV.

I have got to take more time on my mane to reach maximum potential.  I have decided not to cut my hair until Spring of 2012 Dependent upon my growth over the fall and winter months.   It is much easier to sport hats and beanies etc and keep your hair looking nice with Twists and braids.  It also is great protection for the ends. (In these two pics my hair is shrunken with moisturizing by spritzing with water and aloe vera gel and sealing with Only One Argan Treatment Oil (cones)).   The sides of my hair are some of the most coily/curly and shrink more than the back but hey, the hair in the back is looser curls/coils and grows the fastest.

My hair in this picture to the left is a twist out that were not from the previous twists but larger ones.  I have been finding that when twisting my hair, the twists want to gap a little bit, so I have been practicing a technique of twisting the hair in the twist to create more of a rope twist instead of the regular two strands.  This technique gives more definition to the twists and the twist out results although more time consuming.  I may have to try braiding the roots then rope twisting the strands to get less frizz but with finer strands, I fear that it will create a more scalpy twist style.  I don't want that.

This past week I ordered some product from Hairveda which I have not received yet but wanted to try due to the Sale ending August 31st.  With Irene coming to town that has made my order delayed although we are both in Maryland.   This past weekend the Baltimore Meetup was to take place but was canceled because of Irene.  I still showed up at the Oyin (Exit the Apple) and got more Whipped Pudding,BSP and 16 oz Hair Dew and now they have postponed until this weekend.  I will go to the meetup but I am done buying product (Unless there is a good discount offered).   From Hairveda, I oredered the Whipped Cream, Whipped Jelly, some samples of  Avosoya Light Oil, Almond glaze and acai berry phyto conditioner.  I was hopping to receive so I could order more things if I liked them.  I may still order some of the Super Friends (Duo) because at 30% off the product junkie in me needs a fix!

The above picture is of my Daughter Bria who went natural on July 27th.  She has a very dense curl pattern and has not quite embraced her Natural hair yet. (Hence, still rocking the lace front/weaves).  She wants her hair to be my length Today and that is not going to happen.  When I took her back to her college campus and saw all the naturals walking around, I could not believe that she still wanted to wear that "Hairy Hat".   She is in to make up Like I am in to Natural hair and I wish she could focus on her hair for a minute but she hasn't yet.  Hopefully when she comes home for Christmas Break I can change her mind.   Her natural hair brings out her features but she likes longer hair and is used to hair past her shoulders.  I can sympathize with her and her insecurity but wish she would embrace now and learn her hair.  Oh Well.

Sorry that you have to turn your head cause I could not get that picture to post upright.

In the Month of August I gained 3 pounds and was really lazy with my food intake even though not as lazy with my exercise.  I am on a mission again to get rid of the 3 plus 7 more pounds in the month of September and I promise to post more often.   Until then I will continue to Lurk other peoples blogs and try to focus more time on my hair and weight journey as I am home alone with my dog Cocoa until the Winter College Break!    God Bless and I will promise a blog at least once/twice a week for the month of September.  Bowling Season has started as well so I will be a busy person!  Ciao for now!


  1. You and your daughter's hair looks nice!

  2. V,

    This is a great post. Thanks but why oh why did you have to say "hairy hat". You know I can't take these kind of things. Now I'm over here laughing my head off. Hairy hat. LOL.

  3. So sorry for not posting comments but I've been watching what's been going on with you. Love you and your daughter's hair by the way. This summer has been busy for everyone it seems. Take care sweetie!

  4. hey, if you ever want to change the position of a pic. you can do it at for free.

    by the way I'm loving reading your posts :-)