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Godyssey's Journey to Longer Lengths (Read 604513 times)
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Reply #15 - Sep 6th, 2006 at 4:26pm
 
Thanks Bikerbraid Smiley  You most likely wouldn't like coconut oil because of your hair texture.  If it's too greasy for me, I couldn't even imagine it in your hair.

I'm still waiting for my new oils, I guess they're not coming today, but Fedex just dropped off my new showerhead!!!  Yay, I'm happy. I'm replacing my old shower filter hopefully for a better version.  This one claims to have 2 stages of filtering, as opposed to the regular ones that just have 1.

Once I use it, I should be able to report if it's better than the regular shower filter.

Ooooh, I'm on page 2. Grin

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Reply #16 - Sep 6th, 2006 at 5:27pm
 
I just won this beautiful handmade vintage dress on eBay.  I'm so excited, I can't wait to get it! Cheesy

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Reply #17 - Sep 6th, 2006 at 6:28pm
 
That dress is GORGEOUS!  Shocked Congratulations!
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Reply #18 - Sep 6th, 2006 at 8:37pm
 
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Reply #19 - Sep 7th, 2006 at 10:42pm
 
Thanks Bikerbraid and Sakina Smiley

I just washed my hair using my new shower filter and I have to say that my hair is noticably softer, it's not a huge difference but it's noticable.  After my shower last night I even noticed that my skin was softer too.

I was going to wait until this weekend to wash my hair but I was so anxious to try out the new filter, that I decided to do it today.  I was so excited, I didn't even bother putting my hair in plaits before the wash, my hair doesn't tangle that much anyway so it's okay.

But  anyway, just as I had finally gotten into the shower and completely wet my hair, my apartment buildings maintenance man knocks on my door ugh... needless to say I was very frustrated.  He was delivering my new dryer so, I had to get out of the shower with dripping wet hair to let him in. Then, about 10 minutes later the cable man comes I couldn't believe the timing. It seemed to take them forever to leave but finally they both finished,and I was able to finish my hair. Geesh!
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Reply #20 - Sep 7th, 2006 at 11:17pm
 
OH MY!  Sooo many visitors when you are trying to shower!  I guess I never thought about the advantage of showering in the basement - I can't hear the doorbell or the phone!  Grin  No interruptions for me!

Glad the shower filter is working for you.  I can sure tell the difference when I travel and have hard water to deal with.  I can hardly wait to get home to my softened water.  My hair and skin feel sooooo much better with soft water.
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Reply #21 - Sep 11th, 2006 at 7:04pm
 
BikerBraid - I wish I could be so lucky to be able to shower in the basement or anywhere and have no interruptions howevever, there will be no such luck for me, but a girl can always dream. Smiley

Today, I'm going to the store to purchase a few things that I read about here last night.  My list is as follows;

1. Greeen Tea Supplements

2. L-Lysine 1000

3. Glycerine

(And to make Kimberlilys Leave in Spray)
4. Aloe Juice

I'm also going to get some stimulating scalp oil from naturesgift.com

Needless to say, I'll be doing a lot of experimenting. 

My new oils came over the weekend and I can note that I do not like safflower oil for in my hair.

The new coconut oil is okay, it's not as greasy, but it doesn't soften as well as the first one I purchased. So it's either greasy and very soft or so so softness without the grease. 

When I went to the doctor about 2 weeks ago I got oil all over the bed thingy they make you lay on, good thing it had that paper on it, I would've felt even worse.  I swear I felt like that Soul Glow family with the greasy hair from the movie Coming To America.

My new dress arrived today and it looks just as nice in person, whew...what a relief.  I need to get it dry cleaned though, just to feel okay about wearing something vintage.

Alrighty, off to the store I go...

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Reply #22 - Sep 11th, 2006 at 11:25pm
 
So much for my shower in the basement..... We've been without water for 2 days now as the plumbers try to find a leak in the line outside.  Angry  Hopefully by bedtime, we will have water!)

Your shopping trip has an interesting list - good luck!
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Reply #23 - Sep 12th, 2006 at 12:36am
 
Oooh, I hope you have water too.  I've definitely been there before and know just how very much of an inconvience that can be, good luck with the water situation BikerBraid.

Yeah, I guess the list is pretty diverse.  Well so far I don't like the glycerine, it's so thick it feels like styling gel and I haven't tried Kimberlilys recipie yet, I think I need to wash out the glycerine first.
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Reply #24 - Sep 13th, 2006 at 10:19pm
 
Did a wash today using Soft and Beautiful Extend a Perm.  Was very amazed with how soft my hair was after the wash and condition, the third step however left my hair a bit hard.  I won't buy the Extend a Perm again but I will try out their regular shampoo and conditioner.

I've only been using the Biotin for about two weeks now and I'm already noticing less shedding, it's amazing!!! Maybe I'll crush some up and give it to my cat's LOL!!

Breakage is another issue but I've already known that I need a protein treatment (because of too many times at the pool this summer) I just haven't done one yet. 

I'm going to most likely do a relaxer at the end of this month.  I've got at least an inch of new growth so, I'll also measure again then too.
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Reply #25 - Sep 14th, 2006 at 6:43am
 
Okay, I was wrong about the Extend A Perm.  The directions specifically say that after the 3rd step you have to blow your hair dry and with a comb if you can.  Well, I didn't blow it on high or until it was dry, but after it air dried, I used my steam flat iron and now my hair is very very soft.  The extend a perm is a thermal conditioning treatment so it requires heat to work.  I still won't be buying this again because it defeats the purpose of having healthy hair but I guess it didn't hurt to try once.  And I'm going to the DMV tomorrow and have to take a drivers license pic so, I wanted nice hair. Smiley

Since my hair is so soft I couldn't help but play in it all night, I'm completely obsessed!!!

My new comb, A boring ponytail & Me wishing my hair was this long!!!Grin      
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A bun with metal hair sticks, And no post of mine would be complete with out my kitty obsession.  I love them so much!!!
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Reply #26 - Sep 14th, 2006 at 10:47am
 
BEAUTIFUL!

I love the bun with the hairsticks..... and the first one, with the flower comb/clip.  And of course, the kitties are darling!  Grin
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Reply #27 - Sep 14th, 2006 at 2:43pm
 
Hi La_Diosa!

How cool that you've started a journal of your own, your hair is definitely beautiful, and thick, omg!  Shocked  I hope your alopecia is getting the hint from all your bird-flipping, hopefully it'll see that it's unwanted, pack up it's bags and go.  That's a really cool pic of your cat in your first post, he/she's like suspended in mid air, what height!  I myself am allergic to cats, so as adorable as they are I must steer clear, I've got one big goofy lab at home instead!  Good luck on meeting your goal of 30", I myself would be very happy with that length.  I'm at 25 & 1/4" now, I can't seem to get past 27", but I plan to keep trying.  Grin
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Reply #28 - Sep 14th, 2006 at 2:46pm
 
Oh yeah, 2 more things...

1)  That ebay dress is awesome

2)  I just made a batch of Kimberlily's LIS for the first time, and I am really liking it.  I used moreso the water and aloe juice, with just a bit of jojoba oil, it's a perfect blend for my hair.  It's much easier to control when you're using it in spray form.

That's it.  Smiley
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Reply #29 - Sep 14th, 2006 at 9:28pm
 
Thanks Bikerbraid, those are my favorites too.  

Maggie: Thanks for visiting my journal, it's really great to have your support, and our hair is pretty much the same length Smiley I think I'm still at 25" even.  I may need to refigure my goal since I've been wet measuring.  I don't think 30" will look as long as I'd like w/dry hair but, I'll figure that one out once I get there.

Yeah, I hope my alopecia is getting the message too but I guess if not, the longer I grow my hair, the more hair I'll have to do a balding mans comb over style if necessary Grin LOL!!! (Imagining myself with hair like Donald Trump!) Shocked Shocked

Good luck at getting past 27", I'm sure you'll have no problem. Thanks for the compliment on my eBay dress, I'm still trying to figure out if my addiction to eBay has reached the point to where I need to do a 12 step program. Hehe!!

My husband would be so envious of you, he loves dogs and grew up having a lab.  He's being such a good sport dealing with all of the cats even though he's a major dog person. I'm sure eventually, we'll have to get another lab for him though, they are gorgeous dogs.

Hair: I still haven't tried the LIS because I tried substituting jojoba with  coconut oil and it's not mixing at all, even when I shake it, so I'm going to have to whip up another batch.

Okay, I've decide to list the things I've learned about my hair lately;

Hair serum dramatically helps with my dry tangles.

I love coconut oil, virgin is less greasy and good for use during the day.  Unrefined is more moisturizing yet, very greasy so better to apply at night.

I don't like safflower oil, jojoba oil or glycerine.

I like relaxers made for childrens hair, better than Motions.

Steam flat iron used very sparringly, is better than a regular flat iron, it leaves hair feeling soft and conditioned instead of hard, dry, and fried.

It's better to keep my hair in up do's because it helps alleviate the urge to fuss with it.

My 2 stage shower filter softens better than the 1 stage.

Biotin helps with shedding.

Green Tea and Green Tea Supplements are good for the hair.

L-Lysine may be good for my hair (haven't tt my doctor about this one yet) Whew... Smiley
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