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Reply #75 - Aug 9th, 2009 at 9:10am
 
I know it's not a comfort but I've decided focus on the health of my hair and not be so caught up in how long I'd ultimately like my hair to grow (and that's not set in stone) and I find it easier to accept that I need more frequent trims than I'd like.  Curlgirl's right on about the damage!
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Reply #76 - Aug 16th, 2009 at 11:31am
 
Thanks Girls. I know health is more important than length. I know my hair needs this and I know I will feel better after. You are right, all damage does is move on up and I need to nip it in the bud before I have to lose more length than necessary. I think I am going to try getting a trim every 4 months and see how my hair reacts to that. Six months was a test and well, I failed, so now I am going to try a shorter period between trims.

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Reply #77 - Aug 16th, 2009 at 12:34pm
 
Don't think of it that you failed.  Think of it that you're experimenting with what your hair needs, and you've found out something new.  Smiley
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Reply #78 - Sep 11th, 2009 at 7:35pm
 
Thanks MichelleR. I will be sure to think in positive ways. Smiley
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Reply #79 - Sep 11th, 2009 at 8:10pm
 
Hair:

Well, I am certainly on a long journey. I had to post-pone my appointment for my trim in late August to early September. All together, my hair lost 3 inches. So now, I am at 18 inches. This is one inch shorter then when I started growing my hair long in 2006. I have added a new picture. As you can see, my ends are much fuller and much healthier. I plan to go back for another trim in December. I want to keep trimming until all of my hair is one length. Once I reach this goal, I will decide what I will do from that point. I have a long way to go, but it is well worth the wait and experience. I know that without maximum health I will never reach my full potential in length. I am glad I made this decision. Now I can relax a bit and enjoy my new ends. Smiley

Life:

I am back in college again for another semester. This is my second semester at the University, (I am a junior, and I transferred from a two-year community college). I am not as intimidated as I was last semester.

I was seeing someone, but he turned out to be a complete jerk. Now I am just enjoying life, my son, and school. I am so excited that we are approaching autumn. This is my favorite season. I love watching the leaves change; I love the smell, raking the leaves, and especially Halloween! There is something magical about this season and I just love it!
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Reply #80 - Sep 11th, 2009 at 10:08pm
 
I love autumn too!  This is when I can start doing alot of cooking!  I cannot wait Smiley  Woot  Halloween!!!
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Reply #81 - Oct 7th, 2009 at 1:21am
 
I am so excited. I recently embraced my natural curls. I have always wanted to wear my hair this way, but I had no idea how to manage or even care for curly hair. Fortunately, someone on the LHL found this website. www.biracialhair.org and it has helped me tremendously. I still have some damages ends, which I am taking care of in December when I go for my next trim. I am going to discuss with my stylist how I should have my curly hair cut. I have read many articles, which all say that curly hair should have long layers so as not to bulk too much at the ends. I am no expert so I want a second opinion. I have also stopped relaxing and using my ionic flat iron. I think my hair will be all the more healthy for this small act. There are still a few inches of damage so I plan on going in every three months and having no more than an inch trim until my hair is completely, curly virgin hair.

My new routine is this. I cover my hair in a hot oil treatment and let it sit then I do my regular scalp shampoo, my conditioner, and then my deep conditioner. I then let it sit I put more conditioner in and let it stay in. I get out of the shower and separate the curls how they want to curl combing any knots out of the ends then I let it air dry. After my hair is completely dry, I put it in two braids and keep it like that overnight. The next morning I have beautiful curls that stay in place and look like curls instead of the frizz. I just apply a small amount of conditioner mixed with water over the top and the bottom and I am good to go for the day. I still only wash once a week.

I have only used her technique once and so far, I like it. Her advice has worked for my hair so far. There is my news. I will post a new picture next month and my hair will be curly.
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Reply #82 - Oct 7th, 2009 at 3:26pm
 
That looks like a really neat website.  She has a lot of good information.  Definitely let us know how it works for you!  I look forward to seeing pictures.
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Reply #83 - Oct 8th, 2009 at 3:25am
 
We'll look forward to seeing that new picture! Smiley  I hope you have a hairdresser who's well informed on your hair type.
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Reply #84 - Oct 8th, 2009 at 6:21am
 
Can't wait to see the pic! 
I'm anxious to try her routine,also.  I don't have as tight curls as she does,but nonetheless, I am tired of the guessing game.......will I be frizzie this time or will my "spiral corkies" behave? Roll Eyes Huh
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Reply #85 - Nov 20th, 2009 at 10:31pm
 
I guess it has paid off, finally giving into my curls. I have received nine compliments! I cannot believe it. I do feel great about my hair. It does not look as dry and damaged. I am sure my trim on the third will just increase my hairs overall health. It is nice to know people do notice Smiley
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Reply #86 - Nov 22nd, 2009 at 5:57am
 
I'm glad you're getting so much positive feedback.  The compliments are good motivators even if we're doing this for ourselves.  Well, I find them motivating. Smiley
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Reply #87 - Nov 22nd, 2009 at 10:09pm
 
That's great!  I would love to see a recent picture of your hair while using that curly hair system.
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Reply #88 - Nov 24th, 2009 at 10:58am
 
Thanks Drear and MichelleR. I am happy and thankful for finally finding peace with my hair. I post a hair pic every other month. Therefore, in January I will post a new pic. Thanks again girls. Smiley
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Reply #89 - Dec 13th, 2009 at 4:14pm
 
Life:

Well the past few weeks have been horrible. I got the H1N1 Virus and on top of that developed pneumonia. I have very sick, and boy, am I sore. I did not realize how taxing coughing from pneumonia is on the body. My lower back is in so much pain. Moreover, it did not help that I could not go to the chiropractor for two weeks because I was contagious. Nevertheless, I am starting to feel better but as I said, I am sore. I am still on medication and I go back to the doctor on Thursday to see how things are progressing toward full recovery.

Since I was so sick, I missed two weeks of classes. Thankfully, my professors are willing to work with me to finish out the semester. I do not have that much to do but this is the last week I can do it because this is finals week. 

Hair:

Oh my goodness, my hair is having a fit. Because of all the medication I need to take, it has taken a toll on my hair. My hair is usually dry during the winter, but this is twice as dry. My hair feels like straw. I think I may have to deep condition twice a week for a while until my hair calms down and I finish out my prescriptions.

I did not get as much growth as I expected but that is probably because I have been sick and that causes stress. I did get growth so I know I am ok. The front of my hair is almost to my collarbone, which is exciting. I did have a hair appointment for the 3rd, for a trim but I had to cancel because I was sick so I made another and the next available spot was next month on the 14th. I would not mind so much except I was experimenting trims every 3 months. Oh well, such as life.

I am happy with my hair. It is by far the healthiest it has ever been since I stopped using hot tolls and chemicals on my hair. I have grown to love my curls. I cannot wait to see how my hair looks as it grows. This is such a fun journey.

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