Sunday, August 28

A little something for the college folk.

So, I came across this cool little site where you can buy and sell lecture notes, study guides, etc for school called notehall.com. I was a little skeptical about it at first because I know some professor who would get pissed that their students use this site and choose not to come to class because of that. But let's be honest. Sometimes you have those emergencies where you can't make it to class and if you're not a social butterfly, you don't know anyone in your class so you can't ask them for notes. This is where this site comes in. You can buy notes for like a buck a two and you'll be all set. If you want to make a little extra money this semester, the note takers on average make $250. I mean it may not be a lot to some people, but to people like me, we need all the money we can get lol.

The link where you can sign up is http://www.notehall.com/app/champ83
If you have any questions you can hit me up on here in a comment or on tumblr in my ask box (http://www.sheshotcha.tumblr.com) It's a newer site that Chegg just bought (and ya'll know I rock with Chegg HEAVY) lol so, check it out and consider it :)

Right now: Mission impossible.

My semester for school started this past Monday and it has been hectic to say the least. I'm taking 3 business courses, along with a college algebra class that is currently kicking my butt lol. I haven't taken an algebra class since my first year of school when I went to Toledo and that was 3 years ago. I tried to go to the tutors but tutoring doesn't start until tomorrow so I thought I was pretty much screwed lol. Until I actually looked on the website where we turn our homework in and seen that I could get help on there. More about my school woes on Tumblr tho lol.

As far as my hair goes, I can't remember how many times I've washed my hair this week lol. I wanna say at least once maybe twice. Although my classes don't start until 11 on most days, I'm not willing to wake up early enough to wash my hair so it can be mostly dry by the time I start class. My hair has been behaving though for the most part. I'm using a little more gel than I usually do, but other than that everything is fine. EXCEPT, I find my hair getting a little on the dry side. It's the ends that are just starving for attention! I know I can baggy and all that other stuff, but when I do, my curls aren't as defined as they are when I don't baggy. I'm going to try using the Shea Moisture curl defining cream stuff and sealing with olive oil or something. If that does't work, then I'm gonna have to dig through my products and see what else I can combine together.

As far as growth goes, I guess everything is growing normally lol. I'm still concerned about the amount of hair I lose during co wash day so I have to make sure that I actually take more time detangling my hair before I wash. I'm not planning on straightening my hair again until it gets a little cooler, so I'm gonna say mid September..if I don't get braids that is. I know I said I wanted to get a sew in, but right now, that's just like completely out of my budget. I do wanna get one though, maybe I'll get one during the winter or something. I'm still trying to get one sometime before the year is out!

Another thing I'm trying right now is going a week without deep conditioning. At this point I don't know if deep conditioning is really benefiting me in the long run or if it's all in my mind. Today was my deep condition day but I already washed my hair and it's already styled for the next few days, so I'm gonna write down everything I do with my hair for the day and how it feels/react to it.

Monday, August 15

Operation Banding.

I decided to straighten my hair 2 weeks ago because I was going out of town and thought it would be better to just throw my hair up in a bun everyday and not have to worry about wetting it in the extremely small showers that were available to us. Little did I know, it definitely wouldn't work like that lol. I ended up washing my hair last Wednesday and left it alone until I got back home Friday night/early Saturday morning. I co washed Saturday because I was expecting to go to my friends graduation party, but I ended up falling asleep smh. I deep conditioned Sunday (yesterday) and decided to try something a little different. I heard a lot about banding as a way of stretching your curls during wash and go's and as a mean of straightening your hair without heat (so you won't have to blow dry pretty much). I rinsed out the deep conditioner, conditioned, washed that out and let my hair t-shirt dry for about 10-15 minutes. I separated my hair into sections, applied some Cantu leave in, sealed with shea butter and started banding my little heart out lol. I made a pony tail with an elastic and banded down the length of my hair with these stretchy black rubber bands. I left those in for at least 3 hours because I ended up falling asleep again lol. When I took them out, the roots were still a little damp but the rest of the hair was dry. I removed all the bands, combed through with a wide tooth comb and I was left with a huge afro :) Right now my hair is back in a huge puff ball, I think I'm gonna leave it like this for the rest of the week. I plan on getting micros next week so I'm just not gonna bother doing a lot to my hair. I consider it as a "pre-break" before the break lol.

If you are looking for a way to get an afro without the heat, I would recommend banding. It's fairly painless (if you don't put them in too tight at the scalp) and they're pretty easy to sleep in. I'm going to be doing this a lot more often and I'm definitely going to try it the next time I decide to straighten my hair. The number of sections you do is completely up to do, but I would suggest if you have thick hair then you do it in larger sections. The only thing with larger sections in that it may take a little longer to dry. I would rather take a longer drying time over heat damage any day.

Please excuse the flatness in the back lol. I had an orthodontist appointment earlier and forgot to refluff after I got out of the chair.


A little view of the texture and my color in the back.