Monday, January 21

I trimmed again! (Pics!)

Happy (?) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Day! 
I won't give you my cynical issues with naming the (or a) day after just Dr. King and not also the thousands of African Americans (and people of color around the world) who fight/fought and even died for equality. I will say that I hope that those who were able to have the day off spend even part of the day in service to others to honor this important date!

Yes, you read right, I trimmed my hair again (though all of you who follow me on twitter won't be surprised!)

I got to a point, in these last three weeks, that I just wasn't feeling my hair too much... it wasn't falling right and I was ashamed to wear it out! I couldn't have that. I realized how silly it was to be holding on to these last few inches of hair just to say "I'm APL" and if any of YOU did it, I know I would be an advocate of just cutting it off already. So. I did.

And I love it!!

Still a bit that needs to go but much better!

Until next time,

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  1. i love the trimmed ends, too
    & your hair will grow back to APL in no time and it'll be look much fuller then.
    the most important thing i learned on this hair journey is :
    "to realize your way of making your hair happy !"
    so i guess, your hair will thank you for for that trim.


  2. Looks great to me! And I still see APL. Happy Hair Growing, Shika!

  3. I think it looks great. And ITA with the just Dr. King day. There are so many others. And why are there NO women? We don't get off work to honor any women.

  4. Yes, it is thanking me! And I'm sure I will be able to claim APL by my next relaxer (well I hope lol)

  5. Thanks Kim! I'd say I'm grazing APL right now... by my next relaxer I'd hope that I'd be APL again.

  6. Yes!! That's one of my biggest issues in the way that the CRM is publicized but it is what it is, right? And thank you!

  7. Look how great your ends look after your trim.
    Think I'm going to be doing frequent trims on my hair too!

  8. Thanks! I definitely feel more optimistic about that now!

  9. You think so? I think it's a but uneven BUT I know that will get better with time. Thanks though!

  10. Aww thanks! I think sometimes we HAVE to just go ahead and trim (as often as needed) to make sure we can retain as much healthy length as possible!

  11. Girl you know we are -->here<-- on this issue! The cut looks FABULOSO!!! Like, honestly, I'm now a fan of "intention" cuts as opposed to natural ends even. I'm not gonna get scissor happy but looking at how great your hair looks reaffirms it for me. And it still looks APL to me - maybe just not full?

  12. Your hair still looks gorgeous, girl!!! Don't worry. You have the tools. You can rebuild it! ;)

  13. I like to experiment with my hair. It was always thick and strong, so my experiments were mostly successful. But 3 years ago I started to experience problems with my hair. It was drastically thinning. In three months I could not recognize my head: instead of thick shiny curls there were dull strands, which used to become greasy already on the second day after wash. I had to stop
    experimenting and start saving my hair. I tried gallons of different shampoos, masks, lotions and other external remedies, with almost no result. When a hairdresser recommended me special vitamins for hair I was not especially excited. But she convinced me to try. That was HairGain Formula, by Military Grade. Now I know that was my lucky day. During the first month I saw no
    results, but after the second month I’ve already noticed a positive change – a newly grown baby-hair all over my head! I continued for two more months and understood that my lovely hair was gradually coming back). Now I am much more careful with hair experiments. Besides, I take 2-3 months’ course of HairGain at least two times a year.



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