Hair Care

As I said before I’m not happy about how my locks are doing and I needed to see a dermatologist. I already had an idea of what the problem was but she just confirmed it for me. I have a slight case of traction alopecia which results from wearing your hairstyle too tightly. The condition results from any hairstyle being worn so tightly that it actually pulls out the hairs from the roots. The hair can grow back but you usually have to stop wearing your hair in the style that is causing the issue. I’ve already stopped going to my stylist because she should have known what was happening especially after I told her the space between my locks were getting wider every time I visited her. Also I will be palm rolling my hair instead of latching since that’s what I was doing on my own and didn’t have this problem so it’s safe to say I won’t run the risk of locking my hair to tightly.

Now that I’ve taken steps to correct the hair loss my next move is to bring some life back into them. They are looking so dull and dry and it’s my entire fault. I felt so depressed about the hair loss that I didn’t take care of them like I should. I would wash it and that’s it. When you have locks conditioning them is the key to keeping them looking healthy.

Today I made sure to wash them with a non-sulfur shampoo then I put in a conditioner for dry and damaged hair and left it in all day. After I washed out the conditioner I sprayed my hair and scalp with some oil, palm rolled them with mango and lime gel and set them with my hair dryer. With just this one treatment today my locks look so much healthier. I’m going to make sure I do a deep conditioning treatment every weekend so they can keep looking great. I also want to use more natural products on my hair to avoid product build up so I’m going to start making some of the homemade conditioners and leave in treatments I’ve read about in the book Thank God I’m Natural.

Published in: on December 26, 2010 at 10:47 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Getting Over My Lost

It’s been a lil over a month since my miscarriage but I still feel sad and I don’t have anyone to talk to about it. My boyfriend is already over it and I don’t think he can empathize with how I feel since he doesn’t have kids so he wouldn’t know how devastating it is to lose a child. I can talk to my mom but only about the medical side of if because if I told her what was going on in my mind she would be worried I was becoming depressed. So right now I just talk to God, myself and you. I’m trying not to rush into getting pregnant again as a way to replace my lost but I can’t deny how much I want to get started on trying again. My GYN said I had to wait until at least two full cycle has passed before trying again so I’m going to respect the time frame she set.

I still do have some pent-up anger that my boyfriend wasnt as supportive as I would like and I need to let it go before it turns into a serious issue but it’s hard. Guess I wish he was as hurt and disappointed as me but he just keeps saying not to think about it everything will work out and I’m just so sick of it.

Published in: on December 20, 2010 at 10:38 pm  Comments (2)  
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If your life isn’t the way you expected it to be then there is only two things you can do change it or accept it. There is no reason to keep dwelling on what should have been when you have so much time to work on what could be. I do that a lot, concentrate on what I should have done and where I would have been if only this had happened but I’m trying to change that and learn to accept where my life is now and grow from there. But a lot of people tend to complain and never stop to come up with solutions to their problems, its like they live to be miserable. I hate being unhappy so I’m doing what I have to, to get my life where I want it to be. There is only one thing in my life I’m not happy about but its something I can’t change so I’m learning and trying to accept it for what it is and not think about what it should be. My main focus now is just to change the things I can and hope everything else works out in my favor.

Published in: on December 3, 2010 at 2:48 am  Leave a Comment