Monday, December 31, 2012

Hair Goals for 2013

Overall 2012 was a pretty good 'hair' year. I finally creeped past APL, and managed to make BSL as well. *still happy dancing* lol

For 2013,
1)I want to maintain the current health and thickness of my hair. (Healthy hair from root to tip!)

2) Remain a complete diy-er as it comes to my hair. i.e. NO hair salon visits in 2013!

3)Continue to switch it up with different hairstyles such as flexi-rod sets, braidouts etc. 

4)Really baby my ends, I believe I touched on this before, that I will be paying closer attention to them now that my hair is longer. One way I intend to do this is by pre-pooing my ends with oil on washdays.

5)Add another hair tool to my arsenal...either some seamless combs or a hair steamer....or caruso rollers...just as a special gift to myself :).

6)And finally, my biggest goal is to make it to waist length by December 2013! The black line on the pic below is approximately where waist length hits me, and its about 5 inches away. If I stick to my regimen I'm pretty confident that I'll make this goal.

So that's it for me, what are your hair goals for 2012?

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Last Relaxer of 2012, I made BSL!

I relaxed my hair at 8 weeks post. I had more new growth than usual, so my hair felt like it was more like 10 weeks post, plus I just didn't feel like dealing with the two textures.  I used my usual products, ORS Lye relaxer, normal strength etc as detailed here. The results are below! (The tops are the same just diff colors so it should make for an easy comparison).

Nov vs Dec relaxer

I gained about an inch which was expected as it was a pretty short stretch. But more importantly, I made BSL!!!! I use the length chart below as I think its perfect for someone like me who wears their bra really low. According to this chart, MBL is only about an inch (or less) away *happy dance*

In the pic on the left my finger is at the top of my bra strap, on the right its at the bottom. The bottom of my bra strap is where MBL hits me so I should be there pretty soon :)

                                                                My hair from the front

It's pretty surreal to me that I made BSL this year. I keep looking at the pictures like am I really past the top of my bra strap?? lol! I was so sure that I wouldn't get to that milestone until sometime in 2013!  I am EXTREMELY grateful that so far my hair journey has been a pretty smooth one, and hope that it continues in the same way.