September Update: Charelle

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Hey! It’s Charelle with the first GOC Update from the Tenth Wave!  

As the first month of my GOC, September went pretty well for me. I decided to start using henna and I’ve already henna’d three times in two weeks! I like the auburn/red tone it has given to my previously copper highlights and I’ve noticed CONSIDERABLY less shedding. I used Reshma henna, which I purchased from the local Indian grocer and used 200 g with 2 cups of green tea, plus a squeeze of honey.

I also straightened my hair this month as a length check and also to trim my ends. My hairstylist is on maternity leave for six months 😦 , so I employed the help of my friend/roommate to help me out. The trim turned out pretty well and saved me $60.

As far as products go, I recently bought Shea Moisture’s Curl Enhancing Smoothie and I love what it does for my hair. It’s a good moisturizer and it smells good. I’ve used it for some mini-twists that I tried and it works wonders. I want to keep my regimen as simple as possible, so I will continue the following once a week:

  • Wash/Condition with TreSemme Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner
  • DT with Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque
  • Detangle with KCNT
  • Style with KCCC
  • Oil occasionally with Trader Joe’s Jojoba Oil

(I find that Kinky Curly products tame the frizz and get my hair to do what I want it to do, while keeping it moisturized.)

My goals over the next month are:
  • To perfect twist outs/twist n curls
  • Combat my itchy and sometimes dry scalp
  • Detangle more effectively
  • Retain length
  • Not pick up a flat iron
Fitness: I’m pretty satisfied with my fitness over the past month. I’ve worked out about 2-3 times a week and my diet consists of mostly Lean Cuisines. However, since the Monopoly game has begun recently at McDonalds, I find myself going there more frequently :(. I’ve got a love affair with McDonalds that’s hard to shake *LOL*. I haven’t lost any weight yet, so I’m still 143. But that’s ok, I’m still within normal weight range because I’m 5’5″.

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Oooh!  Another Lean Cuisine gal?!?!  Do you do the LC Delicious Rewards? I’m off the hook with that! I’ve “purchased” the freezer tote, a lunch bag and the shopping list pad/magnet with my reward points! And, I still have a 1000+ points and counting! LOL!! I’m planning a post called, “The Lazy Woman’s Diet!” 

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