So, I cut my hair. I am six inches shorter. I did not know that I had it in me.
The short version is that I looked at my hair in the mirror and realized something: I had over four inches of dead, walking dead ends. My ends looked bad. Another thing is that my hair is naturally shaded with browns and reds. These hues caused my hair to look even more unhealthy. So I grabbed my shears and cut a whopping 6 inches off. I'm at my shoulders again. My goal: take care of my new healthy ends, wear more cute curly styles, rely on roller sets, grow out this cut and get closer to my goal of being fully texlaxed by the end of 2016.
Pictures? Here's a one, and you will get others tomorrow!!! :-)
In the beginning of 2014, I got into a relationship and was over the moon! This was a pic of our first date. I was so happy. My hair was pretty healthy here, APL.
This pic above this texr was in the summer of 2014. I didnt know it but my relationship was on its last leg and last month. I really loved how my hair looked. I was APL, but was suffering from a thin nape due to a rough sew in. I quit my job in May and decided to intern for my degree in June. July, my relationship was over. The stress caused me to lose my hair in clumps. Also in July, I finished my internship and applied amd got hired at the same place. So I started work in July. My hair was so damaged that I needed a serious cut.
In December, I graduated with my masters with full SL hair.
Here I am, grazing APL with bangs.
My degree is counseling. I am a drug counselor. I counsel teenage boys who are addicted to drugs. I love my job. I am also super single. No man and no length really gained within the last year. I am super serious about my hair. This is my addiction. I would live to be BSL by christmas. I am using little heat, low manipulation styles and hopefullY SOME PROTECTIVE STYLES. I hardly keep them in. I have moved closer to my job. I am also near some salons. So hopefully I can get some versatility in the head region.
My struggle is that I want to look, adult and professional in regards to my hair. I do not plan relinquishing my duties as primary hair caretaker. But im getting tired. Lol.
In my transition to my new home, im lacking all of products in order to leave my mom with products. So I am using this opportunity to switch my regimen to a natural product regumen. As stated in the last post, im transitioning to texlaxed.
I have been gone for sooooooo long. But I wanted to come to you with a short blog! I am back and I going to be here in full effect. I wanted to explain a few things.
I had a really bad breakup in 2013.
I was working hard in grad school up until December 2014.
I got into a relationship in 2014, which ended up in a bad breakup.
I graduated from grad school.
I got a new job.
I have done all of this and I have remained the same length, if not shorter.
However, I am here to work on not only gaining length, but to make another announcement. I will no longer relax my hair. I am currently transitioning to TEXLAXED hair. So I will be covering that journey here. I am currently overall APL, scattered texlaxed. I am not even TWA texlaxed. My next touchup will probably be in May. But I will cover everything in later blogs. My goal is to get you two posts a week. I am hoping that I will never go this long away from blog again.
In this blog, I will also show my new loves: minimal makeup application and 3D nail art. Please stay tuned with me as I transition back into a blogger.
Counselor by day,student by night. I am a substance abuse therapist who is working hard to continue to rise in this field. I am fanatically in love with beautiful things. Follow me as I work hard during the day and play harder after work.
This is my private life and struggles made public for you entertainment, your viewing pleasure, etc. This is also a lesson for me, allowing myself to open up more and become more of a confident person that I need to be to be productive in this society.
My Starting Length (Beginning of HHJ : December 9, 2008