Friday, September 17, 2010

Braid and Curl Fail. Big plans for the weekend!

Soooooooo... this is not working! LOL. Braid n curl and twist and curl sets, without a hooded dryer, have not been working as of late. Especially now that my hair is shorter, for some reason it just does not dry.

I tried it from wet. Nowhere near dry in the AM- laughable.

I tried it from dry- and just lightly misted my hair. No- still completely damp... like... even more damp than it was when I went to bed.

Makes me wonder if I have some sort of porosity issues. I dunno. Just a royal waste of time!

Damp, frizzy hair after 45 min of "setting"and 9 hours of "drying"- yey!

I tried to salvage it for work- tucked the frizzy back away into a rolled pony.

And this was the best area below, that had dried the most, so I left it out. Cute, but not what I was going for.... not like my braid and curl from a while back.


So I also have fallen OUT of love with these super bright highlights, which seem so much lighter when my hair is not shrunken. My co-worker asked if I'd dyed my hair this week, but she never noticed it when I actually did highlight my hair almost 3 months ago. I think maybe they could be getting lighter over time? Though I do remember noting a few bright spots from day one.

My plan is to get a reddish brown at home gloss to try and tone it down without coloring my hair over. Then I may take more drastic measures to change it, depending on how it looks and how fast it fades. I also read somewhere that if you notice you are wearing MORE makeup after you color your hair, you have done the wrong thing. I certainly HAVE been wearing blush and lip stains almost daily, neither of which I wore much before. They say the color should bring out out skin tone, yet I feel I am washed out most days and need a "flush" of color that is missing. The color's fault? Maybe... It's an ashy blondy tan... I think I need a coppery reddish thing going on with my yellow skin lol.

Also... I was looking at old blog posts and my skin was in horrid condition last year this time. It's soooo much better, though not perfect and still speckled with fading scars. I think I may take some "after" pictures to just put it all out there. I was really suffering with my acne and it may be helpful for someone to hear what I did to stop it and what I do for my face now. I mean, my face and my hair are pretty close to each other ;-)


  1. On the skin tip, I've had great results with my acne and scarring by using raw African black soap. Plus, it removes all of my makeup with one wash. I've also found a magic herb and oil for the face. When I get my hands on it, I'll let you know. :)

  2. I have been having the same issues with my highlights as well! My friend was like oh did you go lighter and I was like you don't see the 4 inches of new growth? I guess the washing and sunlight may lighten?
    And I too feel totally plain and washed out in the face. I have been overloading on the blush and eyeliner to give my face some ummph. Funny that you mention that. I decided to go dark for the fall/winter, as I don't think bright highlights work well in those months.

  3. Im mad your braid and curl fail still turns out a super cute style :)

  4. Aww I hate when I run into a fail with the curls..My hair doesn't dry fast enough over night when it's in braids and there's product used unless I start on dry hair. It just doesn't work. I think that's why I don't do braid outs much anymore, takes longer for the setting process to complete. You salvaged it very nicely though! :)

  5. I'm sitting hair with Day 6 "washngo" hair....the farthest i've ever made it. My hair looks as good as Day 1 :-D

    yOUR video a few weeks back showing how you shingled your hair w/ denman brush has saved my life.
    I used aussie moist conditioner as a leave-in, EVOO, then pink eco-styler gel.

    Thanks bunches for sharing that, i no longer have to co-wash daily or re-wet my hair. i simply sleep w/ bonnet and fluff in morning. I'm even earlier for work now ;) lol

  6. I don't want to feel less cute when I wear less make-up either, my skin is a mess from taking medication that made me sensitive to the sun and not using sunscreen. Sunspots everywhere! I know better now:(

    I've started making my own salicylic acid peels a week ago, I'm hoping it works to lessen the brown spots and also acne scarring...

  7. I would love to know what helped your skin! My skin has been behaving badly and I'm looking for answers!


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