April-July GOC Update: Nadine (#30)

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Wow! So long overdue. It has been a hectic couple of months. So many life changes. April/May/June/July was a tough time regimen-wise. I fell off. Dyed my hair. Started again (luckily I did not lose any hair). I lost a loved one, changed jobs, went abroad and have been working on my fashion knit-wear label. In progress, but back to hair talks. With all of this, however, I still manage to grab my daily fix of Hairscapades and Curly Nikki … Oh, and from time to time, BGLH.

Hair

Regimen (night):

  1. Part hair into 8-10 sections; spritz using a mix of 2 parts conditioner to 3 parts water.
  2. Detangle sections with fingers and then wide tooth comb (if after a WnG).
  3. Seal with oil mix of jojoba, rosemary, lavender, amla and almond oil (occasionally I remove the amla, depends on the state of my hair) and whipped shea butter (courtesy of Naptural85).
  4. Twist hair back into sections and pull into a ponytail with ends protected.

I have learned a lot about my hair. How different hair textures curl, shrinkage (to the max) and my middle part has heat damage from when I used to weave. It will not curl at all, which is a pain as it’s in the center of my head.

Regimen (day):
Is simple. I moisturize using Cantu Shea Butter Grow Strong Strengthening Treatment (my hair loves the stuff) and HEHH. I take down twists, fluff and go. Or, I usually use Eco Styler to bun my hair.

Go To Styles:
Buns, puffs, pompadours, WnG (especially while in Marmaris, Turkey),  stretched twist outs, etc.

I dyed my ends ombre-style using Superdrug Mango Copper hair dye. I dyed it once, it never took. Spent a few weeks treating my hair, moisturizing, making sure it was healthy and, today, I will colour it once more. Funnily enough, this is the colour I used to use back in college ’05 to dye my whole head. I am surprised that I still cannot get enough of this colour. I have been treating my hair with my senna mix (courtesy of YouTuber ‪CestMoiSamii‬ ). Also, I still do my ACV rinses once a month.

Still on a “no heat” program. The last time I trimmed my hair was when I put in a weave last September. I have noticed SSK after repeatedly WnGing whilst abroad.

I went to Marmaris in Dalaman, Turkey. There was a heat wave of 47 °C, which dried out my hair. My ends felt dry and brittle, but a quick spritz with my conditioner would often revive my thirsty hair.

I have learnt so much about my hair!!!!

Here are a few pics of my hair over the holiday and most recently!

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My next hairstyle is inspired by Melanie Fiona’s. This time video when she has the long braid … loved it! Can’t wait to show you updates next month whilst protective styling.

Also, follow my Instagram: @Nads X_o_x_o (or @nadcam). I post hair pics fairly regular on there.

Till the end of August,

Nads
xoxo

It’s been a while, so I’m sure you could use a reminder about where Nadine started and her goals. Find her Initial GOC-The Sequel post here.

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