Friday, July 31, 2009

Off Topic, lol

Ooh la la wee wee,
the divas' put it down last night, lol
The Housewives of Atlanta, did not disappoint !!!! They really carried on. I for one know i will be glued to the set thursday nights at 10, so don't be callin me, lol

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Working the new reggie

Okay it been 10 days since my relaxer and 3 co-washes later. I've been sticking to the new reggie and it seems to be working, the addition of castor oil to my scalp and hair has defintely showing some thickness and addition to that my hair feels softer, more moisturized. I will continue this reggie until my next relaxer, that way i can give it time to see if it's a regimen i will keep, gotta keep tweaking until i find the right regimen.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

My Waistlength Challenge and Regimen

Hey Girls,
I am on a quest for waistlength by July 20th, 2010. I have 5 inches to go. Since i have been stuck at bsl for the last year, i will have to do an overhaul of my present regimen. I am obviously doing something or somethings wrong. My ends continue to fray and break off and i can't stand to see those thin ends, so i cut, which always takes me back to bsl. I plan to tweek my present regimen because, if you do the same thing everyday, don't expect different results, so it's time for a change.

I will start working on a new regimen, not that this one is broken, but i should have been waistlength 2 years ago.

Do you ladies think there is such a thing as terminal length? I hope i have not reached my terminal length, lol

Here is my new waistlength by July 20th, 2010 Regimen

1. Deep condition on dry hair every 3 days (no heat in the summer)with plastic cap for at least 1 hr.
2. Apply leave in : My moisture mix or other leave-in's
in 4 sections after detangling
3. Apply oil to seal (any oil i'm feeling at the time)
4. Comb all sections back to air-dry
5. Make 1 braid (this is new)
6. Pin up braid
7. After my hair is dried, apply castor oil to the scalp (this is new)
8. Rebraid (1 Braid in back)
9. Apply MyHairSistas Edge Grow Formula (to edges 2x a day)
10.Put on satin scarf
11.Wig or Protective style

Daily Care :
Moisturize at least 1x a day
Weekly Care :
Protein conditioner
Moisture conditioner
Monthly Care :
Henna Gloss
Garlic Conditioner
Trims : By the moon calendar - next trim September 13 2009

Protein Drink
Castor oil (to scalp after every co-wash, every 3 days)
wide tooth comb (to detangle and use for combing)

Hair, Nails & Skin Vitamin with Biotin
MSM 1500mg.

Whew that's it. I'm getting serious about reaching my goal!!!
If you girls have and suggestions, please let me know :o)

Friday, July 24, 2009

Relaxer Results

I relaxed on July 20 after a 12 week stretch. This time i used ORS lye relaxer, regular strength. As usual i did a relaxer prep with castor oil and conditioner on the length. I had been deep conditioning faithfully thoughout the whole 12 week stretch, alternating with protein,moisture and henna gloss. I have noticed that even though my relaxer technique has gotten better, i still seem to texlax. I no longer wish to textlax because it doesn't seem to agree with my fine hair, my hair gets so tangled and i have breakage in the middle of my head, so i tried to relax bone straight, because when i used to relax bone straight, my hair didn't tangle and i had minimum breakage. The reason i believe i am still getting a texlaxed texture is because i think my hair is actually getting stronger and healthier, therefore relaxing with a mild formula does not work anymore (i'm happy about the better health of my hair)also, someone suggested, i may be getting a texlaxed texture if i don't clarify before relaxers or i may have too much product on my hair, which stops the action of the relaxer. I just don't know. I really prefer to do my own relaxers, but i may have to break down and let the professional do it the next time, anyway here is the result

Monday, July 20, 2009

Product Preview

* Lengthens & strengthens with olive oil avocado oil and silk protein

* Reconstructs damaged hair

* Helps promote strong mega Long hair!

* Longer, Stronger Healthier Hair!

Longer, Stronger Hair!

This ultimate hair lenghening reconstructor is enriched with olive oil, avocado oil and silk protein to reduce breakage and dryness.

Protects and strengthens the hair shaft against the harsh effects of chemicals and relaxers helping your hair grow longer than ever!

Great for the whole family and can be used on all types of hair including natural, color treated, bleached, weaved, braided and relaxed.

Directions: After shampooing, generously apply Doo Gro Mega Thick Intense Repair to wet, damp or towel dried hair.

Gently finger comb or massage through hair. Leave on 1-3 minutes.

For deeper conditioning, leave on 5-15 minutes (use of heat cap, plastic cap or hot towel will increase effectiveness but is not required). Rinse hair thoroughly.

Style as usual. For best results, use the family of Doo Gro Products.

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Stearalkonium Chloride, Mineral OIl, Olive Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerine, Polysorbate 60, PEG-75 Lanolin, Avocado Oil, Hydrolyzed Silk Protein, Shea Butter, Tetrasodium EDTA, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Fragrance (Parfum), Blue #1 (CI 42090), Yellow #5 (CI 19140).

Sunday, July 19, 2009

The Blogger Formerly Known As

Hello followers, Just a quick blog to let you know, i have changed my name (formerly Fine Hair Sista) to A Journey to Waistlength, because this is my goal. I will still blog from the perspective of a sista with fine hair, trying to grow, thick, strong and healthy waistlength hair. I will also document an overhaul of my present regimen. I have gotten to bsl with my old regimen, but i seem to be stuck there. I will try new techniques and products to hopefully reach my goal of full waistlength.

Thanks for your support :o)

Friday, July 17, 2009

Product Preview

Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship Leave-In Split End Protector Treatment
Grow your hair as long as you want*! With a fusion of red rasberry & satin. Live in the length of luxury. This is the beautiful beginning of the ends. Smooth them with a kiss of protective conditioning that strengthens your hair against split ends and breakage. I?ll help keep your hair from splittsville with my quenching formula fused with extracts of red raspberry & satin. I?m a tip treat with a silky finish that feels so good. *less breakage with daily use of shampoo, conditioner, treatment vs. non conditioning shampoo.


water/eau, stearyl alcohol, cyclopentasiloxane, cetyl alcohol, stearamidopropyl dimethylamine, rubus idaeus (raspberry) juice, hydrolyzed silk, dimethicone, glutamic acid, fragrance/parfum, benzyl alcohol, citric acid, sodium chloride, edta, propylene glycol, dmdm hydantoin, red 33.

I'm always late in trying products, but i have heard so many great things about this leave-in, i had been searching for a good leave-in with slip, but does not weigh fine hair down. Let's see if this leave-in lives up to it's reputation

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Countdown Continues

I only have 4 more days to make a decision on whether or not i will relax or stretch, but i am leaning towards relaxing in the 4 days. My hair is cooperating with me this stretch. Usually about this time i can't even get the comb through it. I have been doing some extra moisturizing and concentrating my oils and moisturizers on the root area, so maybe that has made it easier for this stretch. I have been doing all protective styles and i came up with this big dooky braid style. I like it cause it makes my thin fine hair look uber thick and also makes my head look big, lol.
It's 4 days and counting :o)

Friday, July 10, 2009

To Stretch Or Not To Stretch, That Is The Question

Well it's almost that time again, 8 days before my next touch up and i'm going crazy trying to decide whether or not to relax in 8 days or wait a little longer. I usually relax around 12 weeks anyway, but this time i want to stretch longer. The longest stretch i did was 16 weeks and it was so hard, but i really didn't have much choice as to why i stretched because i was sick and could not be bothered with doing my hair. It was in braids and i did not have the strength to take them out. Right now i have about 1 inch of new growth and i am doing pretty well with managing the new growth, but i really can't do any nice hairstyles, lol, so i have been wearing my wig everyday and it's hot. I was thinking if i put my hair in braids, i could stretch for 2 months or i could relax, then braid. I just don't know. Well anyway, i have 8 days to decide.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Countdown Begins

I am at that point again 10-1/2 weeks post relaxer, this is when it gets so difficult to stretch and to know what to do with my hair (does anyone have this problem?) I always just want to relax and get it over with, but i vowed that i would not relax earlier than 12 weeks. It's not that i have breakage or anything like that, but it is always so dry, brittle and hard to comb at this point, and i can't really do anything but put it in a ponytail or bun or a protective style. I wish there was a way to style my hair another way at this point, but i don't have a clue because i don't use heat. Oh well only 10 more days to go. Now which relaxer should i use? I have 10 days to make up my mind, any suggestions?

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Product Preview

Straight Arrow Mane n Tail Detangler is an exclusive formula that eliminates tangles and knots while providing additional conditioning. Manes and tails become easily manageable with a friction free slip that allows effortless grooming. Also conditions and fortifies hair strands to keep hair manageable for grooming and braiding. Helps achieve and maintain longer, healthier manes and tails. Works effectively on wet or dry manes and tails, and is a pleasant, non-fragranced, non-sticky formula.

Water, Dimethicone, PEG 7 Amodmethicone, Horsetail Leaf Extract, Chaparral Extract, Coltsfoot Flower Extract, Horse Chestnut Seed Extract, Meadowsweet Flower Extract, Clover Flower Extract, Fragrance, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Trideceth-6

I have heard so much about this detangler
I can't wait to try this product
Stay tuned for the review :o)

Friday, July 3, 2009

How Often Should Fine Hair be Relaxed?

There is not a one size fits all answer to this one. There are many factors to consider when relaxing fine hair. How you schedule your relaxer touch-ups depend on these things :

1. Hair growth
do you have at least 1 inch of growth? For some, that could be 6 weeks, for others 10 weeks or more. Having at least 1 inch of growth would provide room to apply relaxer to new growth only, therefore reducing the chances of overprocessing. Relaxing on less than an inch of hair growth can lead to overprocessing and thinning.

2.Hair Texture
Depending on your hair texture, you may be able to stretch for longer periods of time.
With fine hair textures, most relax at 8 weeks. I choose to stretch for a least 12 weeks to ensure enough growth to limit overlapping.
Fine hair breaks down more easily by chemicals, so you must make sure to move quickly when applying to avoid overprocessing and breakage.

If you have fine hair and decide to stretch, it must be done with patience. Stretching relaxers on fine hair is a challenge. You will have to treat your hair with extra special care, when washing, conditioning and styling.

My personal feelings on when to relax fine hair is to stretch as long as possible, which is for me 12 weeks. After 12 weeks it gets very difficult to work with my hair without tangling and breakage, some may be able to stretch for longer periods of time, but relaxing less than 6 weeks would most likely cause overlapping and overprocessing.