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June/July GOC Update: Cassandra (#26)

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Hair
I still haven’t measure my hair, but I can tell how much it has grown by how much my hair hangs down my neck. Since April, I’ve been a strict CG Method follower. But, since I’m more concerned with my hairline growing back more fully, I’ve started to use castor oil again and have become more of a modified-CG follower. In June, I started to incorporate pre-poos and using sweet almond oil to keep my hair moisturized. Normally, using conditioner (Tresemme Natural) as a leave-in works well as both a leave-in and slight hold. But, with the 100+ temperatures in Northern VA, my hair was starting to feel really dry and brittle. So, first I tried using Eco gel to lock in the moisture, but I feel it was too “heavy” for my hair and discontinued. Now I’ve been using Paul Mitchell “The Conditioner” as a leave-in conditioner.

My edges are still the problem areas for me to get to regrow. So any help will be appreciated! I will have to wait to see if the castor oil will work again. I read up on the benefits of sweet almond oil to help with hair loss and have mixed the almond and castor oil together to moisturize and massage my scalp and edges. I’m going to give it awhile to see if it will make a difference and jump-start the hair growth. Only other issue I’ve noticed is a lot more hair shedding. I know it’s shedding, since the bulb is attached. But I wanted to get others thoughts on if this was a normal “shed” process?

Health & Fitness
June and July have been pretty active for me: (1) Started a new job (Yippy!); (2) Planning a move in late July and dealing with packing/movers; (3) Dealing with the commute. So, with weight loss, what little I did lose previously was wiped out due to not having the time to exercise and eat home-cooked healthy meals. I’m not going to lie … the McDonald’s workers know me by name :). But by August, I should be settled and have a routine set ,so that I can plan time to go to the gym and take exercise classes. I know I have a lot of excuses as to why I’ve haven’t kept up, but I’m ready to re-commit and finish strong for the challenge.

Check out Cassandra’s other GOC-The Sequel posts here:

Initial Submission
April Update
May Update

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June GOC Update: Shellie (#22)

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Hope everyone is staying cool this summer. I had a wonderful time in my husband’s birthplace of Jamaica this past week.

Hair
Nothing has really changed. I co-wash every Friday and henna one weekend out of the month (these grays are like “what’s up?”). I truly love Aussie Moist conditioner and when I do henna, for extra added moisture, I sit under my heat cap with Aussie Moist 3 Minute Miracle for about 5 minutes. I’m not able to rock a WnG as before because my curls are really stretched out since I’m a henna head. So, I had to make a choice, gray or henna. You know who won :), so I continue to do my twist outs.

I wanted to give an update at end of June, because I needed to see my edges and if any improvement had taken place. So here goes. My before and after hairline pics …

For my edges, I’ve continued to use the Jamaica Black Castor Oil. I kind of see a difference, but I don’t want to get all excited and then it looks the same. So, I’ll let you guys be the judge of that. I usuall keep the front of my hair in a twist so that I don’t have to look at my edges too often.

With the heat as it is (unbearable), I’m twisting my hair with Ouidad Curl Quencher and Alma and Olive Heavy Cream. For 3 days, I don’t have to add any moisture to my hair, which I do love. I’m trying to keep things simple, because I’ve noticed that, when I try to do too much, baby girl (my hair) is not very happy.

Health & Fitness
I wasn’t able to exercise as often as before since I was in a car accident where someone hit me in the back; but I’m doing better now. So much so, I was able to run the Peachtree Road Race 10K (English, 6 miles) on July 4th. Even though I was in the last wave (Y), I was able to finish at a good time, being my first time and first 10k (what was I thinking?). I’m very proud of myself. Come October, I’ll be running a 5K (English, 3 miles). If training for marathons will keep me exercising, then I’m all in.

Check out Shelli’s previous GOC-The Sequel posts here:
Initial Submission
April Update