GOC Update: CoilyNP

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CoilyNP (Fifth Wave) reaches a first month weight loss milestone, but suffers a setback in regard to her hair goals.

by CoilyNP

I have a few updates.

In regards to my weight loss, I had a really good month.  My goal was to lose 1 pound a week and I lost 4 pounds for the month of August.  My workout schedule was less than desired. I stayed focused on eating just 1500 calories a day and drinking my 9 glasses of water. To improve, I will try to work out at least 3 times a week and attend a Zumba class on Sundays.

Now, on to my hair :(. I tried to flat-iron my hair last Friday and things did not turn out well. I had really terrible split ends, and I cut at least 1 inch off. The hair cut was discouraging at first, but now I am more focused on my healthy hair journey. I thought I was doing everything right, but my ends tell the story. I am now focused on deep conditioning, moisturizing, sealing ends, and protective styling. I think my problem is single strand knots.  Any advice would be appreciated. Staying focused and positive for the next 5 months. Since I did lose weight, I bought myself a few banana clips!!! Thanks for the great blog and this opportunity.

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Wow, that’s awesome that you lost four pounds this month CoilyNP!! Many of us are struggling with our fitness and weight loss goals, so it’s great to find someone succeeding! Just think of what you’ll be able to accomplish when you incorporate exercise into your regimen!!

As to your single strand knot issue, I think that your focus on DCing, moisturizing, sealing and protective styling will help a lot. Stretching your ends with twists, braids, bantu knots or banding can also be helpful in reducing SSKs. I remembered this funny and informative video I saw last year on CurlyNikki and thought it might be helpful too. Check it out!

Do you have any advice for helping to reduce/prevent SSKs?

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