Friday, August 26, 2016

3EHairUpdate: August 2016

I haven't done one of these in a while so I figured I should. 

I finished the Mane Choice manetabolism vitamins earlier in the year and have decided to not get more. I got good results with them but they are quite pricey and my discretionary funds needed to be channeled somewhere else :-).

So first up, JOE's hair. It is GROWING really fast and she is yet to get her first hair cut. She goes to Kindergarten next year and I am hoping she will be more open to getting a good trim. She has REFUSED to cut her hair and loves to say she is Rapunzel. 


This is her hair freshly washed and BRAIDED so imagine how long it is...yup...way past her butt at this point. 


As for me, I haven't really done much with my hair this summer. It feels a lot thicker and instead of using a comb, I have been using my fingers to detangle it. That seems to have helped with retaining my strands. I also have done a couple of clay washes and non-sulfate shampoo washes this summer due to sweating on my scalp and getting more build up. 
I noticed late in the Spring that the hair at my temples was pretty scant so I have decided to stop pulling my hair into a bun for a while and instead, wear it out more. 
Here are some of the styles I have worn over the summer. 

I love this hair tie from AyoBE Boutique. Very versitile and easy to wear!

On to JAE. With her, it is back to square 1 as far as figuring out what works. JOE's hair has quite a bit of texture and is somewhat similar to mine. 
JAE on the other hand only has a few waves and has mostly her dad's hair type. I have tried braiding it but it doesn't hold. So now, I have to learn what works for her hair. For the most part, we put it in a high pony. I am trying not to manipulate her hair too much so her strands get a chance to come in nicely. 
I will admit though that because she and her sister spent more time at the park and at the mall this summer, I have started using a small amount of my oil mix in her hair since the mix contains peppermint oil. I use just a small amount and massage it throughout her scalp after I wash it. I have a SERIOUS FEAR of head lice and since lice don't like peppermint oil, I figure it can serve dual purpose in this case :-).

JOE recently requested to have her hair wrapped at night. She looked so grown and I couldn't help but snap a picture of her. This request lasted for about 2-weeks. She has since refused to wear the hair wrap and just sleeps on a satin pillow.

Sporting the Everest Hair Tie from AyoBE Boutique. Go get one! It is an excellent way to add some color to your locks and look quite chic :-).

Picture of my hair length in June.

Picture taken in July.

Another one taken in July.


Me. I love everything about this look! Hubby got me some "just because" earrings and I wanted to capture a picture of them. Also, loving the lip color. I think I am definitely hooked on red lipstick! :-)

My little fashionista. She is such a girly girl! She loves ALL bags and ALL shoes and if you put her in a skirt or dress, she flares out her fingers by her side and walks around. LOVE!
Check out her model walk.

Another style wearing the Azure Hair Tie from AyoBE Boutique.

Am I the only natural hair person that wears a "smoother" look when going for an interview? I often get scared to wear my hair out. If you read my last post, you know I went on interviews a while back. This was the look I chose to go with.
I'm eager to do you wear your hair when you interview for a job? And do you think it makes a difference in how you are perceived?

Hair length in August. 

Its grown QUITE A BIT!

Check out the shrinkage! I love it though. I don't really like hair on my back so shrinkage is definitely one thing I welcome when my hair is in its curly state. 

I am wearing the Pocahontas African Print Hair Fascinator in this picture. I will definitely be wearing it out more because it adds a little more elegance to my natural locks.

So there you have it. That's how we're all doing with our hair. I plan on getting it straightened again but likely before Christmas so I can wear it for a few days before letting it go back to its naturally curly state. 

Do you have any hair goals? If so, how is it coming along? Have you tried anything new/fun with your hair this summer?

I am testing out the Mane Choice 3-in-1 leave in conditioner. I will post my personal take on it next month. 

Have a fabulous weekend and remember to be kind to strangers!

1 comment:

  1. I love your hair updates! I have a fear of head lice too, lol. I know that spiders hate peppermint oil, had no idea lice did too!

    Your hair has grown so much. IT looks great. Love the styles you've been wearing.

    My last interview I actually wore my hair out because Sean asked me too. Both times I did I was offered the job, lol.

    You are doing such a great job with the girls hair. The way you figured out what JOE's hair loves you'll be doing that in no time with JAE! Looking forward to seeing how much you like the new hair product.


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