I have to finish setting it up and I'll be ready to go! I haven't had a laptop since the days of the black macbooks in undergrad. Funny thing is that old Macbook still works but it's so old it doesn't have a CD dive, usb ports, wirless compatibility :-/ lol.
I had a budget of $500 (because I will be getting another desktop soon so I have to be prudent now) and scored an Acer with a blue ray player and a bunch of other bells and whistles that will do me just fine for a while. Enough of that- You can probably tell how excited I am. It means that I can post more often, write more for this blog and some other projects, write and post on the road... just... ahhhh. I'm normal for once.
I'm not really prepared at the moment to write full post yet, but I last posted about how dry my hair was after putting something in it that blocked moisture from getting in. I got a good look at my ends then and had since decided to give myself a trim. I did a dry trim like my hair dresser does, snipping my bangs back a month's worth of growth and I got rid of any rough and fuzzy ends. I also decided to forgo gel for a while, and keep my hair extra moisturized.
Here are a few picts of my trim:
Check out the different sized curlies and the beastly growth! My red rinse is still hanging on strong too! Love it.
As for products, I have been enjoying Quidad's leave in conditioner, KC Knot Today leave in and Natural Oasis hair and scalp conditioner. I had a big bottle of something called liquid grease, that I believe was by Natural Oasis too (It wasn't really liquid lol, and I "poured" it into another container to get it out of the bottle easier- it's like a very soft version of the hair and scalp conditioner), and was reformulated and packaged differently. I've had both for about 4 years now and keep going back to them at times. My hair loves this stuff, which consists mostly of cold pressed vegetable oil. It seems to keep it pliable and prone to curl, even if the curl pattern is disturbed. It's weirdly moist, yet not quite greasy. It reminds me of Carols Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey, and Natures Blessings Hair pomade. I'll be sticking to those products, and plain Castor oil this year as my oil/sealants. Trying to say goodbye to the PJ!
PS! The truth is I'm also trying out Kiss My Face Upper management gel :-) and Safi hair care's Avocado Shea Butter. I'm not a big fan of shea butter- never have been- but the addition of Avocado and the whipped texture have me intrigued :-) But I swear! That's it for the new! lol