October/November GOC Update: Janay


Here’s Janay, our full disclosure At-Home GOCer ;), with her two month update!


Post-cut braid-out

I know, I know.  I’ve been slacking on my updates!  So let’s get started!

I started off October flat-ironing my hair, then got a layered cut. No, not a trim, but a, I-was-solid-BSL-now-I’m-APL cut.

I was mad, but the cut was needed. I hadn’t trimmed properly since my HHJ (Healthy Hair Journey) began almost (gasp!) two years ago! I REALLY noticed the results. Detangling time cut in half, no broken hairs in the sink, hair is laying right. Wow.

I also decided to consolidate products. I came up with a spreadsheet of all the products I’ve used since late 2009 until present.  I’ll be honest, I wasn’t trying to curb PJ tendencies, but at least make smarter choices by purchasing products that fit general trends my hair likes. For example, my hair responds well to leave-ins with coconut oil. So I purchased Qhemet Moringa Tree Conditioning Ghee and Shea Moisture Curl and Style Milk. Both are now HG staples in rotation.

I’m working on protective styling options, but with this NC 60 degree fall we’re having, my hair won’t be tucked away until the end of December, most likely.

October was a knockout!  I started working with a trainer, stayed on top of my eating habits, drank water like it was kool aid, and worked out at least three times a week. The result? I lost a total of 7 ¾ inches off my body overall—2 of those inches off my waist alone!   Couldn’t tell me no-thang!

And then November came.

Dang you grandma with your sweet potato pies and homemade carrot cake with the cream cheese frosting. Dang you husband wining and dining me for our anniversary. And dang my Guyanese MIL for your delicious fried rice and pepper pot.  Dang you all! With all of this food and traveling, my gym attendance slipped as well.  I can probably count on one hand how many times I went in November *sigh*.  Needless to say, October’s progress was set back quite a bit. I’ll get it together though!



9 responses »

  1. That braid out is GORGE!! I can’t wait til my hair grows out…SHELLI…I cut my relaxed ends and now I’m rocking sew in…which looks extremely weird on me now because I was used to my “faux” curls. So underneath all this weave is a natural head of hair lol (I want it to grow out a LITTLE more)


    • Did you take pictures after the cut and before the weave?!?!?! I want pics!! Congrats lady:)!! Can’t wait to see when you reveal it in it’s full glory:)!! So, what are you thinking about the weave? Are you leaving it in even though you say it looks weird?


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