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2010: Sakina's Hair Odyssey
Jan 1st, 2010 at 2:53pm
 
Happy New Year, everyone!  Originally I had two d's in the title of my new journal, but then decided that after the challenges of 2009 I didn't want to set myself up for a lot of odd-ness.  How odd this year will be remains to be seen and documented here.

Hubby and I decided not to go out or to the party we were invited to so we stayed home and ate gluten free pizzas and watched some stand-up comedy shows.  It was fun to bring in the new year with laughter.  And then kisses.  And then...

Upon measuring my hair today, I discovered it is at 26".  I'm still gaining 1/4" each month.  Oh, how I wish it would grow faster!!!  I'm wondering if this is simply my genetic growth rate or if my health needs improving.

Hubby was so kind as to help me get a giant knot out of my hair this morning.  It was as big as a 50 cent piece.  Ow!  Definitely a sign that I need a trim.  I intend to do an oil treatment on my scalp and hair today.

Tomorrow I meet with the seamstress who will sew my gown for the Renaissance Festival.  I hope she does an awesome job and doesn't charge too much!  Purple has been very difficult to find this season-so my under dress is a black and silver brocade.  Gorgeous!!!
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Reply #1 - Jan 1st, 2010 at 3:23pm
 
Oh wow! That dress does sound gorgeous! I can't wait to see pictures.  Cheesy

Hmm. Well, the only thing I can say about hair growth is that they say 1/2 inch is an average. I guess by definition that means that a good 50% of the population sees less than 1/2 inch. Are you getting enough protein? Silica? Vitamin D? I've recently started taking a few supplements to see if they would make my hair grow faster. Not seeing any positive results yet.  Sad

Looking forwards to reading about your Very Even (as in not odd) Year!  (Good thing 2010 is an even number!) Grin
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Reply #2 - Jan 2nd, 2010 at 1:21am
 
I think I get enough protein and I do take vitamins.  I have been extremely stressed for most of 2009, so maybe that's more the issue.  Hmmm...perhaps I'll start a meditation experiment.  Less stress=more hair growth???

I tried my new Steam system (http://steamcreamsandoils.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id...)
I love the bamboo hair wrap that comes in the kit, and the brush is nice, too.  I started taking the vitamins when I got the kit a couple of weeks ago.  I really like the smell of the scalp oil, and it seems that a little goes a long way-farther than the scalp oil I was previously using.  The oil blend for the length doesn't smell awful, but not great either.  It also gives me good coverage which was a concern because I have so much hair.  I followed the enclosed instructions for applying and left the oil on my hair for about 3 hours.  It seemed to wash out pretty easily with my Devacurl Low Poo and One Condition.  I used Kinky Curly's Knot Today and Curling Custard before plopping for an hour.  I tried my new hair gloves (http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlproducts/view/4711/Hotheads-Hand-Dry-Hair-Glov...) and I like them quite a bit.  I did not use a hair dryer with them, but I can see how they'd be good with it.  After using the gloves I applied Devacurl's Mirror Curls and have been air drying for over 3 hours now.  Hair is still really damp, but quite wavy/curly.  This was my first wash since having done the cassia application.
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Reply #3 - Jan 2nd, 2010 at 2:18am
 
I read the website for the steam products, but don't quite know how steam figures in.  Perhaps I missed something. Huh
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Reply #4 - Jan 2nd, 2010 at 3:27pm
 
Yeah, funny-there is no steam involved in Steam Creams and Oils company products.  Its just the company name.

Now that my hair is dry, its quite wavy/curly still and I think it looks very nice.  I did a 1/2 up with the pony flipped and rope braided which makes it blend in to my waves very nicely.  I had some body work done today and this was a nice comfy style to wear that I didn't have to take out before getting on the table.
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Reply #5 - Jan 3rd, 2010 at 2:36pm
 
Grin*Happiness* Grin  I finally met with my dressmaker and she's really on board!  Turns out she's made costumes for other cast members in the past and she does her research so I'm not worried-I'm excited!!!  Woo-hoo!!!  And she has connections with local fabric stores so perhaps she can find the right color, since the online JoAnn's sent me the wrong color purple.  **Fingers crossed**

I think I'm going to go watch "Shakespeare In Love" now.  I watched "The Other Boleyn Girl" last night.  I read the book earlier this year.  The costumes in the movie are awesome and I liked the movie more than I expected to.
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Reply #6 - Jan 3rd, 2010 at 11:07pm
 
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I watched "The Other Boleyn Girl" last night.  I read the book earlier this year.  The costumes in the movie are awesome and I liked the movie more than I expected to.


The costumes were excellent.  Natalie Portman was really good too, she made me so angry at her character. Grin
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Reply #7 - Jan 3rd, 2010 at 11:39pm
 
Argh! I had that movie on Netflix on Instant Streaming for sooo long, and now it's only available on DVD. Maybe the Redbox kiosk has it available.  Cry

I remember watching Shakespeare in Love when it first came out. It was a very sweet movie. I hope you liked it!
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Reply #8 - Jan 4th, 2010 at 1:15am
 
La Diosa, I agree!  The book was really good, so I was reluctant to see the movie.

KNS, I've seen Shakespeare In Love several times on TV.  I went ahead and bought it so I can listen to the language as I practice for my renaissance character.  I do like the movie a lot-OMG the costumes and hair!!!  I got it for $9.99 at Barnes and Noble.  I also bought "Much Ado About Nothing" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream".  I'm a very aural person-so through my ears I pick up languages and accents pretty easily and in the case of Elizabethan English it is helping me understand when to use my vocabulary words so they'll make sense in a sentence.  If I just read it it kind of rattles around in my brain and is not as effective.  I got a book of Shakespeare's poetry and tried reading it out loud and while it helped give me a feel for the words it didn't particularly enhance my understanding.


Edited to add:  Ooh wee!  I'm really tired 'cause I first posted the title as "Midnight Summer's Dream".  Think I'll go to bed now!  Roll Eyes
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Reply #9 - Jan 4th, 2010 at 2:30pm
 
LOVE LOVE LOVE Much Ado About Nothing!
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Reply #10 - Jan 5th, 2010 at 7:26pm
 
MichelleR, I'll be taking that movie with me to:
Las Vegas!!!


This week is the CES and hubby's taking me with him.  We're staying at the Venetian on the company's dime!!  The room has a dvd player and I'm going to be visiting the spa!!!  We'll be taking the lap top with us, so I'll be checking in here.  I haven't packed yet!  We're going to drive over, so I hope we have really nice weather tomorrow.

Today I got my curly girl haircut.  She took so little off, my hair actually looks longer than when I came in.   Weird, huh?  My hairstylist is growing her hair long!  Apparently it was nearly waist length right before I met her around April of last year.  I must admit I feel a bit more confident in her now that I know she's growing her hair out.  She said my hair is very healthy for its length and that makes me happy!!

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Reply #11 - Jan 5th, 2010 at 8:41pm
 
Woohoo! Have fun, lady. Wink
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Reply #12 - Jan 8th, 2010 at 12:46am
 
Viva Las Vegas!

Hope you have a blast while you are there. Or, by the sounds of your plans, a very pampering luxurious one.  Smiley
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Reply #13 - Jan 8th, 2010 at 8:06pm
 
So far, so good.  I had a hot stone massage and Moroccan oil scalp treatment yesterday.  Wow-the Canyon Ranch spa really know how to pamper!  Their first spa is in Tuscon and I think I'll be planning a trip for myself.  Its only 2-1/2 hours away vs. the 6 it takes to get to Vegas.

Today I slept in really late, then had a bath w/hubby after lunch.  I want a bathroom like the one they have here, but with better lighting!!  I watched "Much Ado About Nothing".  So funny, I really enjoyed it.  Right now I'm watching "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" while doing computer stuff.

I went shopping-bought 2 shirts and an Italian leather purse (in purple and black) and a matching wallet.  Woo hoo!  Now I need to win at slots to pay for it all!

Hopefully tomorrow we will go to the Luxor and see the Titanic exhibit.  I bought a Venetian 1/2 mask and am having them attach a handle to it so I can use it as a prop for my character.  It is purple and silver with a crystal at the third eye.  I'll pick it up tomorrow.

Last night we ate at Musashi.  Really good sushi!  Tonight we might go for Moroccan, but I'm craving Mexican.  Hubby's got a meeting and then we'll figure out dinner. 

My shins are sore from walking all over in my sandals.  Wish I brought more shoes.
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Reply #14 - Jan 9th, 2010 at 2:01am
 
I am green!!  I have always wanted to visit Las Vegas.  Not to gamble, just to see the big hotels and shows and eat at the good restaurants.  H
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