Monday, April 18, 2011

My Fuzzy, Poofy, Natural Hair!

"Bad" Hair Day -- 4/18/11
I have completely fallen off the wagon with taking good care of my hair, and it shows! Blame the warm Texas winter and the ability to continually “wash and go”. And just me being lazy <--the real reason :( One other thing that I just thought about was that I have been working out more and when I wipe my face, I often wipe the sweat back into my hair...gotta stop doing that. 
I feel that my ends look ratty and my hair is dull and lifeless. I do know that it growing, because I have a full inch of new growth (look closely at the picture, LOL). I last colored at the beginning of January.  I actually don’t know when I will have time to do something to it. One thing that I have learned about my personal life is that I need to make short, attainable goals. So, for this week, the goal is to wash, DEEP condition, and twist my hair. Let’s hope I make's Monday night...and I am sitting here. LOL
This morning my hair straight pissed me off. I have a new schedule at work, so now I have to be at work at 7:00 a.m. Which means I need to be out of the house no later than 6:30 a.m. Which means that I need to get up between 5:30 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. Actually, I need to be up no later than 5:30 a.m., but if I take a shower at night, I can get up a little later. But this morning I realized that I have to plan for the time to do my hair. This is what happened this morning. I showered last night and when I got up this morning at 5:50 a.m., I didn’t know what to do with my hair. I decided to mist it with filtered water and then attempt to pull it back into a ponytail (yes! I can finally pull my hair all the way back!!!). This was a #fail, because I had gobs of product on it from the past few days. Gel, and Shea Moisture, Olive Oil, Tea Tree Oil and just loads of all types of stuff. So what does my hair do? Nothing, it just looks a shitty mess. At this point it’s 6:20 a.m. (usually I am OUT of the house by this time, or at least walking through picking up my purse and keys) and I am stressing, so I do like any other seasoned naturalista would…I turn on the shower and stick my head under the water and using water only to “wash” the built up products out of my hair! I didn’t use any shampoo or any conditioner and I tell ya’ll, this worked well to be a "quick fix." I styled using some Blue Duchess Curl Activator Gel and EcoStyler Olive Oil Gel. It’s a little poofy and frizzy around the edges, but for the most part, I like it. And I was out of the house by 6:32 a.m. and at work at 7:00 a.m. on the dot. Now I just need to either learn to trim my ends or schedule an appt.

What’s going on with your hair these days? Did your hair survive the winter?

1 comment:

  1. LOL!! Well at least you try to do something with your hair in the morning. I pull the bonnet off and go. Just terrible!

    But on a positive note: yay at being able to pull it back into a ponytail! Hopefully mine will grow a couple inches so I can do the same.