Daily Archives: August 5, 2011

Playing Around

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I was just playing around with my hair last night after taking it down from a Goody Spin Pin bun I’d been wearing for a couple of days (bunned a WnG). What do you think? If I cleaned it up a little bit and did it more neatly, cute updo for an evening out?  I think I might wear it like this tonight with a different flower and my RaVon convertible dress for a family reunion dinner I’m attending. I’ll try to take pics to post later!

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GOC Contenders – The Seventh Wave

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R o t a u g i a   M a t h e w s - P o p e

Current State: Hair – Approx. an inch past collarbone length (CBL)

Goals:  Hair – Grow and retain 3″ of healthy hair; Health & Fitness – Maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly

Hair Regimen: I just completed the Terressentials Detox. I am going for a natural/minimalist approach. I may add a leave-in and/or styler back into my regimen.  In the past I used Giovanni Leave-In and Shea Moisture Organic Curl and Style Milk.

Weekly:

  • Wash with Terressentials Left Coast Lemon Pure Earth Hair Wash
  • Condition with DIY Honey and Olive Oil Deep treatment

Daily:

  • Style: Mist n’ Go Pony Puff

Monthly:

  • Henna

Products:

  • TERRESSENTIALS Left Coast Lemon Pure Earth Hair Wash
  • DIY honey and olive oil
  • DIY mist: aloe vera gel and water, with essential oils
  • shea butter
  • Vatika, grapeseed, olive or  jojoba oil
  • flaxseed gel

Health and Fitness Regimen:

  • Maintain a vegetarian diet outside of home
  • Eat vegan at home
  • Exercise for at least 30 min., 4x a week

Reward:  I will allow myself to indulge in retail therapy at Amazon, Sony Reader, iTunes or another establishment of my choice for every 2 weeks that I meet my goals.

Journal: I will continue to maintain a written journal I started a couple of months ago.

T i f f a n y   J.

Current State: Hair – Collarbone length (CBL) with a front, middle section that was cut 2″ shorter due to heat damage; Weight – 160 lbs w/BMI of 26.6

Goals: Hair –  Bra-strap length (BSL) and increased thickness through growing out section that was cut 2″ shorter than rest of hair; Weight – 120-130 lbs (Lose 30-40 pounds)

Hair Regimen:  I plan to add half wigs to my regimen, but I’m still doing my research.

Weekly:

  • Co-wash once a week and after my workouts
  • Deep condition once a week
  • Stretch with flat twists outs
  • Wear a protective style 4 days a week

Alternate nights:

  • Moisturize and seal with oil

Monthly:

  • Shampoo

Every 6 Weeks:

  • Henna gloss and indigo every 6 weeks

Weight Loss Regimen: I get bored just being in the gym and need variety to stay on track.

Exercise:

  • Exercise at gym 3x a week
  • Attend a group class, do a DVD workout or an outdoor activity 3x a week
  • 1 day of rest

Diet:

  • Balanced, low-fat/good fat meals
  • Avoid fast and junk foods

I know that I’m going to slip-up, especially on date nights. But I’ll make sure that I get back on track instead of making the slip-ups a permanent thing.

Rewards: It’s ironic that I found this challenge, because I just started a challenge with my boyfriend. I told him that if I lose 30lbs by my 24th birthday in December I would get a nose ring. He hates nose rings (not to point that we’d break up if I got one, though). So, it’s a big deal that he agreed. I want a nose ring, but I’m getting a doctorate in physical therapy and I don’t think that it would be too professional in the field. So instead, I may just go on a well deserved shopping spree because I love shopping.

Follow me online: http://ilovebreakfastatiffanys.tumblr.com/ (I may update on my journey, but I can’t make any promises.)

C o r i n n e

Current State: Hair – Just below bra-strap length (BSL) and heat damaged due to Dominican blowouts

Goals: Hair – Improved health by transitioning out heat damage; Weight – Lose 30 pounds in 6 months

Hair Regimen:

  • DIY oil pre-poo mix
  • Shampoo my hair with Herbal Essences Hello Hydration (HE HH)
  • DIY leave in-mix
  • DIY shea butter mix

Bi-monthly (every 2 months):

  • Henna gloss (henna relaxed curls, so I now gloss instead of doing full strength treatments)

Weight Loss & Fitness Regimen:

  • Walk
  • P90 Insanity
  • Drink more water

Reward: Shopping!! No further explanation needed!!

Follow me online: Facebook album (link TBS)

C o i l y R o b

Current State: Hair – Chin length/CL (front), almost armpit length/APL (back); Weight – 135 lbs

Goals:  Hair – Grow and retain 3″; Weight – 120 lbs (Lose 15 lbs) 

Hair Regimen:  I’ll start by trimming my hair. It will be my first trim in 2 years :(. I will probably end up with approximately 10″ of hair.

Weekly:

  • Wash
  • Deep condition
  • Wear protective styles the majority of the time

Daily:

  • Moisturize

Weight Loss Regimen: My goal is to lose 2 lbs a week until I reach my goal around September 26th. From there, I will continue to modify my eating and will exercise regularly. I hope to maintain my weight through the end of the challenge. 

  • Exercise 6 – 7x per week
  • C25K 3 days/wk
  • Kettlebell 2 days/wk
  • Zumba or other exercise DVDs 1 – 2 days/wk
  • Weight Watcher Points Plus system
  • Weigh in with WW every Monday

Reward: When I reach BSL, I will have my hair professionally blow dried and flat-ironed in Manhattan (hair); It would be a huge reward to be able to fit into my clothes again. I also want to treat myself to a pair of skinny, straight leg jeans (weight).

Journal: I will maintain a weekly written journal.

M i c h e l l e  aka  M i c k e y 

Current State: Hair – Between armpit (APL) and bra-strap length (APL)

Goals: Hair – mid-back length (MBL); Health & Fitness – Eat healthier and exercise regularly

Hair Regimen:

Weekly:

  • Wash or co-wash with Shea Moisture Curl and Shine Shampoo or Elucence Moisture Benefits Shampoo
  • Condition and detangle with Herbal Essences Hello Hydration (HE HH)
  • Deep condition with JessiCurl Weekly Deep Conditioner
  • Apply Kinky Curly Knot Today Leave-In
  • Apply Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie or Curl and Style Milk to hair in four sections
  • Seal ends with shea butter
  • Style: Twist and curl or braid and curl for 2- 3 days
  • Bun for rest of week

Health and Fitness Regimen: 

  • Exercise 2x a week
  • Drink 8 glasses of water a day
  • Eat healthier
  • Take Women’s One-A-Day vitamin daily

Reward: Cute Hair accessories, curlmart purchase!

(I complete Grad School: Dec 2011! EXCITED!)

Follow me online: http://happilynatural.blogspot.com/ (It’s under construction and I’m new to this, but come check it out! :))

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Okay ladies, one more wave to go (with 7 contenders)!! How did you do week one?

Pineapple Twist Out

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When Terysa, one of our GOC participants, sent me a link to her site, I fell in love with her fabulous twist out! She used a TnC technique and placement that I’ve never seen before and I immediately asked if I could re-post it on Hairscapades! She graciously obliged!

So, without further ado (I love to say that, don’t I?;), here is our first GOC Guest Feature!

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via Terysa of The Glam Garage

Soooooo I’ve been trying to get my twist out ‘right’ for over a year!! Can you believe it???  Well, I tried again last weekend and it worked … correction, semi worked :-).

I will definitely try it again to make sure it wasn’t a fluke.

Products used:
Miracle 7 Leave in Mist – Sally’s
Garnier Fructis Texture paste – Walmart

I started with wet/damp hair:

1. I separated my hair into 4 (2 in the front, two in the back).

2. I then detangled each section and parted and flat twisted 3 smaller sections.

3. Allowed to dry about 85% and added Cantu Shea Butter for shine.

4. Carefully undid each twist and let alone, I fluffed on the second day – WAY WAY HUGE!!

Lasted for 3 days out and an additional 4 days for a huge bun! Picture overload below, kinda got camera happy.

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Have you ever done a Pineapple Twist Out?  If so, how did it work out? If not, would you try it?

(I definitely want to try this one … that is, if I can figure out how to do a decent flat twist!! I even like the way it looks in the set! I’m sure there’s another style in there somewhere! I do think that I would have to let it dry 100% before releasing though.)