Healthy Permed Hair Update (and Regimen)

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Long overdue for an update on my permed hair but it’s healthy and doing well.

Let’s see.

I have learned a few things:

  • products really work differently on permed vs natural hair
  • air drying is miraculously fast on short/permed hair
  • Pantene BB Cream is my new bestest friend in life
  • Relaxers are tricky bastards (I’ll explain)

So, when I was first permed the hair was BONE straight. When wet: bone straight. When airdried: bone straight!

Now, my hair is wavy and even has some curls in the front!

I was told this either means:

  1. My hair is “resistant” to perms
    or
  2. The perm has finally “settled” and this is the actual post-perm texture

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I don’t effin get it. But either way, I’m loving the waves, and the ease. Kinda thinkin’ that I prefer the texture.

Maybe it’s a sign that I should never perm again and just go back to my natural curls.

OR

Maybe I just have a lot to learn about the world of perming.

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My current Regimen is:

  • Cowash every other day
  • Apply a leave-in
  • Allow to air dry

The end.

Weekly I shampoo and deep condition. I think I may do a hot oil treatment soon too.

I need a haircut in the worst way, other than that, I’m so happy with how EASY it all is.

How’s your hair lately?

My NEW Hair Goals

Hey Girls,

Quick cleaning/unpacking/organizing/rohan-wrangling break to talk hair with ya….

I wanted to share my new hair goals with you now that I’ve relaxed to bone straight for the first time.

I was both relaxed and color treated, two damaging chemical processes that require extra diligent hair care practices.

But this morning….I dyed my lighter ends back to dark brown to match my roots.

Wait….before I go further. I need to provide this quick note: THIS MAY CHANGE DUE TO MY HAIR ADD but let’s just read this from the state of mind that I’m CURRENTLY in.  :side eyes my own self:

OK.

So, with the perm and the color, my new long term hair goals are:

1. Grow my hair 12 inches from my neck (so I can donate it)

2. Maintain permed hair until after next donation

3. Transition back to natural after donating

……..Are you side eyeing me?

LOL  Me too!!

Cuz just this morning I was like UGH I don’t wanna try to flat iron this. And luckily I couldn’t find John’s clippers. #preggocrazies

My 2014 Hair Goals are now:

1. Learn how to deal with bone straight hair (I wore a scarf out the house yesterday cuz I couldn’t straighten it right)

2. Relax again in May/June and then in October/November

3. Keep cut maintained / touched up

4. Chronicle my new permed journey here and on my Youtube channel

5. Figure out what products, regimen and techniques work best for me now (without turning into a product junkie)

6. Do not color again

 Have you revamped your hair (or other) goals yet?

 

#TeamNatural No More – I Permed Bone Straight!

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Well, You read the subject right. I permed my hair… bone straight. Adios, TeamNatural (for now)

Everyone’s telling me I’m not going to last. The person who has the most faith in me staying permed says she gives me 6 months. :/

I’m digging it straight for now. And like that it takes zero effort to get it straight. I also can see myself missing my curls in like…. 5 minutes from now. So….

::shrug::

Here’s the hair after the perm:

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I think I’m gunna Perm (Tendril Tuesday Linkup)

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OK Now, perming natural hair is not my go to post topic… but…. Girls, I dunno if it’s just a passing fancy, or if I’m actually going to take the plunge, but all I wanna do is perm my hair bone straight. I’ve never had it permed bone straight before and I am daydreaming about a pixie cut…or things like these:

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And I feel like it would be a lot shorter styling time and less work if it was permed. (I need the easiest/shortest regimen these days and in the days ahead)

::sigh::

I figure that, knowing my hair ADD tendencies, IF I even go through with it I’ll likely either hit the razors again and BC after I’m bored with it or grow it out and trim it away and be back to natural again shortly… But I’m just not sure.

What are you up to with your hair lately?

 

Tendril Tuesday Linkup: Herbal Essences Naked Review + Giveaway

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OK Ladies, it’s time for an Herbal Essences Naked Review and Giveaway! In THIS POST I told you about the goodness that is the Naked line from Herbal Essences. I was so excited to try their dry shampoo out.

Well.. I tried it…and…let’s just say, it wasn’t for me. I think it would work a lot better for someone who’s hair is nowhere near as coarse or curly as mine. It didn’t leave my hair feeling any better or much cleaner.

The Naked Shampoo and Conditioner however, I loved. The Naked Souffle was great as well.

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Volume Shampoo

So, my hair was super oily and greasy (loads of coconut oil was used the past week) and I did one shampoo with the Herbal Essences Naked shampoo and it was all clean. It is sulfate, paraben and dye free, and my hair was left feeling clean, just on the border of squeaky clean, but still soft and not that dried out feeling that some clarifying shampoos leave you with!

Volume Conditioner

The conditioner had some slip, but wasn’t the thickest/creamiest in the world. I finger detangled the top of my hair easily with the conditioner in. And it smelled divine! (Oh, and the scent lasted a while throughout the day too. I’d catch whiffs every now and then)

Volumizing Souffle

The mousse, called a Souffle was great. It had solid hold, but when I used my hands to adjust where my curls were laying after it was dry, the hair wasn’t stiff or crunchy at all. I didn’t wear a scarf that night and woke up with curls that were still in tact (tho smushed from sleeping) so I just used my fingers to readjust and it was perfect for day two.

I forgot to take pics on day one, but here is day two hair:

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Not bad, right!?

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Up for grabs is a $50 Walmart Gift Card!!

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Check this vid for some hair swangin’ Herbal Essence goodness: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7g28hmWjmSo

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