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Nov 2nd, 2009 at 4:49pm
 
Hello all~!

I've decided to start a journal here, to sort of help contain my rambling, and to keep track of lengths, stuff I've been doing, stuff I've been using, SISNUA (stuff I shall never use again), etc.  Cheesy

Life: Passed my yellow belt test on Saturday. It was 2.5 hours of drill, exhaustion, and bruises.  However, being presented with that belt and the party we had afterwards made it all worth it. I wore my hair in two french braided pigtails, woven together at the nape in a sort of dual-stranded infinity bun and pinned it down to within an inch of its life. Thing didn't budge the entire test for which I am grateful for.
We actually had trick or treaters! Since I was recuperating after my test, DH did all the door answering. He reports 2 groups of kids t|ting with their parents, 2 groups of parents t|t with their kids, and one group of assorted teens. That's up 1000% from the last two years.

Hair:  Washed this morning with CW, ACV+Honey and detangler spray afterwards on damp hair. I've been using Chemistry Salon's SLS and ALS free shampoo, and I'm really liking it. I tried Organix for about a month and wasn't really wow-ed. Hair is measuring in at about 33.5 inches long.

Does anybody else add Honey to their ACV? I'm giving it a try to see if it helps moisturize my hair, and so far so good. We have this huge jug from Costco, so I figured it wouldn't hurt to use up a bunch of it for hair related purposes before it crystallizes. Smiley

Wrapped my hair up in a pretzel bun with two claw clips while it was wet. Just now I've tried doing Kirsten braids using clips instead of ribbons. Looks pretty good, but I really should re-try with hair ties.

Favorite hair toy/tool/technique of the day: Madora Ivory Detangler. I had such high hopes for this comb when I ordered it and was initially pretty disappointed when it arrived. It felt light weight, had some sort of faux blonde tortoiseshell effect I was not expecting, and smelled weird. It also had a mirror smooth sheen that would not slide over my hair. It was as if it were smooth to the point of sticky and caught on my hair. But after using it a couple of times (being my only wet-hair-safe comb) it's really grown on me. Glides pretty well now (since it's probably been coated in conditioner and oil at this point) and the smell has dissipated. Wish the teeth were just a little more widely spaced, though. All and all, I'm pretty happy with this comb.
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Reply #1 - Nov 2nd, 2009 at 5:14pm
 
Congratulations on your journal and on achieving yellow belt!

I have never added honey to my ACV.  Sounds interesting, I might try it next time-I just did one on Saturday.
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Reply #2 - Nov 2nd, 2009 at 5:40pm
 
Welcome to the world of hair blogging. Smiley

Honey has never done me any favours. It leaves my hair a sticky mess when added to rinses, and if I add it to conditioning treatments, it thins them to the consistency of water. Tongue I find eating it much more enjoyable. Wink
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Reply #3 - Nov 2nd, 2009 at 7:08pm
 
Sakina wrote on Nov 2nd, 2009 at 5:14pm:
I have never added honey to my ACV.  Sounds interesting, I might try it next time-I just did one on Saturday.

Sakina, be sure if you don't want the honey to lighten your hair to heat it up first! I melt the honey into the vinegar with hot water, and it kills the peroxide.  Smiley

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Welcome to the world of hair blogging. Smiley

Honey has never done me any favours. It leaves my hair a sticky mess when added to rinses, and if I add it to conditioning treatments, it thins them to the consistency of water. Tongue I find eating it much more enjoyable. Wink

Thanks, Angel!

I'm using just a dollop of honey, kinda about the amount I'd use to sweeten tea. When I add the hot water, I shake vigorously to make sure every bit of honey is dissolved. I haven't noticed any stickiness.
Haven't tried any conditioning treatments, yet. Been too busy.  Embarrassed
Otherwise, I agree. Especially in cookies and tea... or a spoon...  Roll Eyes

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Reply #4 - Nov 2nd, 2009 at 7:55pm
 
Congrats on starting your journal! Smiley

I'm with Angel about the honey. 

People rave about it so I tried it twice, but it never does anything special to my hair.
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Reply #5 - Nov 3rd, 2009 at 12:23am
 
There's peroxide in honey?  I didn't know that.

Congrats on your yellow belt!

What's a Kirsten braid?
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Reply #6 - Nov 3rd, 2009 at 4:43am
 
Peroxide in honey!  I learn something new every day. Smiley  I never thougth of using it on my hair.  With my luck, it would just caramelize and then there's probably only one thing to do.....Congratulations with your belt!
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Reply #7 - Nov 3rd, 2009 at 6:30am
 
Congrats on receiving your yellow belt!  It's a great acomplishment,I know you're proud!!!!
Glad you started a hair journal,you'll like it!
I'm using Organix Coconut Milk shampoo and conditioner right now and I am not wowed either.  It smells great,leaves my hair soft,but nothing spectacular for the price.  Eh,live and learn.
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Reply #8 - Nov 3rd, 2009 at 7:17am
 
Congrats on the yellowbelt! My Don has a black belt in Judo. One day we will go to Japan so he can get a degree on it.  I once took Kung fu ages ago. After to many bruies and a black eye I said no more! lol!!

Honey...hmmm I tried it once but found it works better in my tea! lol! Smiley
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Reply #9 - Nov 3rd, 2009 at 11:36am
 
Thanks, everybody, about the belt! I am quite happy with my new rank, and I am getting to attend the "grown up" class tonight.  Grin

Isabelle: I tried Kung Fu and Shotokan karate. They were too hands-on violent for me. I love my Kali class, because our instructor is death on unnecessary violence and injury. We wear shoes in class, and we never actually hit each other. I used to leave Shotokan covered in bruises and blisters. I quit after the instructors accused me of being a lying, lazy person who didn't have large enough male-anatomy equipment.

MichelleR wrote on Nov 3rd, 2009 at 12:23am:
There's peroxide in honey?  I didn't know that.

What's a Kirsten braid?

Raw honey, when mixed with water, reacts by making peroxide. It's much weaker than your standard bottle peroxide, so if you're using it for rinses, it's not too bad. But some people use it for longer lengths of time, or larger amounts, like for hair masks. Sometimes, this is deliberate, I've read some people using honey masks to bleach out henna, but occasionally, people accidentally lighten their hair, and are unhappy afterwards. If you cook the honey first, it doesn't make peroxide with water anymore, and isn't antimicrobial anymore, but it still stays a decent moisturizer.

Kirsten Larson is one of the historical American Girls from the Pleasant Company line of books and dolls, etc. She wore two English braids tied into loops around her ears with ribbons.

CurlGirl64: I experienced the same thing with the Shea butter Organix shampoo & conditioner. Soft, but that's about it. Didn't even really care for the scent. Fortunately, my local RiteAid has a TON  of SLS and ALS free shampoos, at least when compared to the local grocery store. Unfortunately, I can't use anything with mango, cashew, pistachio, or almond oils/butter/extracts, so a lot of the "organic" stuff aren't safe for me to use.

Hair: Detangled with horn comb, and brushed out with BBB. Didn't oil today, since I had a bit of an oil disaster last night. Tried to put my hair up in Kirsten braids again, this time with the aid of hair ties. It went much more smoothly, enough to show DH, who thought they were adorable. But sadly, the braids were a bit too fuzzy towards the end, so I took them out. I will have to wait until either I have fewer layers or the layers grow out a bit more to pull this style off convincingly. Or, I'd have to be more willing to use product on my fuzzy braids. Cry

Health: Still haven't caught the plague that's spreading through our office. Coworker next door has been sounding like death all morning, and we've had at least two cases of confirmed H1N1 in the office. Good thing I'm naturally resistant to the flu! Leftover Halloween candy, on the other hand, are a completely different story.  Cheesy
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Reply #10 - Nov 3rd, 2009 at 5:17pm
 
Wow!  I learn something new everyday! 

I hope you can stay out of the way of that virus, it sure is nasty!
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Kirsten Larson is one of the historical American Girls from the Pleasant Company line of books and dolls, etc. She wore two English braids tied into loops around her ears with ribbons.

Was I the only one who understood the "Kirsten braid" reference?
Samantha was always my fave. Wink
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Reply #12 - Nov 3rd, 2009 at 8:04pm
 
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Kirsten Larson is one of the historical American Girls from the Pleasant Company line of books and dolls, etc. She wore two English braids tied into loops around her ears with ribbons.

Was I the only one who understood the "Kirsten braid" reference?
Samantha was always my fave. Wink

Squee!
Samantha's my favorite, too! I have the Samantha doll back at my parent's house with a bunch of her period accurate clothes, too. I need to rescue her next time I visit, since a daughter of a friend has been eyeing my doll covetously every time my parents invite said daughter over.  Angry
But I got to admit, I think Kirsten had the nicest hair.
... She had the longest hair, too, didn't she? And it was blonde. Grrr! Jealous? Me? Never.  Grin
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Reply #13 - Nov 3rd, 2009 at 8:34pm
 
Grin Blonde envy? Aww...I loved Samantha's dark hair. Never had any of the dolls myself, so I couldn't say which one had the longest hair. I also liked Felicity and Molly.
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Reply #14 - Nov 3rd, 2009 at 10:44pm
 
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Grin Blonde envy? Aww...I loved Samantha's dark hair. Never had any of the dolls myself, so I couldn't say which one had the longest hair. I also liked Felicity and Molly.

Don't get me wrong. I love Samantha's dark hair, too. It's actually similar enough to my own hair that I didn't bother to buy into the "just like me" dolls they offered when I finally scraped up enough allowance to have afforded one. Wink

Speaking of dolls. I just realized that my Samantha doll is almost 17 years old. She's almost old enough to vote! Shocked
I'm not really sure if that makes me feel old... or young.   Grin
Anyway, I never went by the length of the doll hair. Kind of hard to determine BSL, Waist, TBL, etc on a 1.5 foot doll! 

I usually went by the descriptions of the girls in their books. I read those books avidly until I felt they'd gone a bit overboard with introducing new girls. I personally felt that they lost site of the goal when they started running down the PC sidelines.  Tongue
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