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2017 Shoulder Length Challenge

LdyKamz

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Finally my wig is on the way. It will be here on Monday. I think I ordered this thing about a month ago with very little customizations but I knew it would still take long. It perked me up since I was down and disappointed with the job offer I received today.
 

faithVA

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Finally my wig is on the way. It will be here on Monday. I think I ordered this thing about a month ago with very little customizations but I knew it would still take long. It perked me up since I was down and disappointed with the job offer I received today.
Sorry to hear about the job offer. Hopefully something better is right around the corner.
 

faithVA

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Thanks. They told me one thing during early talks and then once the actual offer was made they came with something wayyyyyy lower. Just a waste of time.

I had something similar happen a few years ago. The offer came and it was an if then else compensation. It read like, your base offer is $40K. If you work for us for 6 months then you will receive x%. If you miss no more than y days then you will receive z%.

I was like :perplexed: I don't have time for an if then else paycheck. I want know what my paycheck is on every payday not be a total surprise.

Until then I had never seen anything like it. But this company hired a lot of H1B and they were getting over on them.
 

faithVA

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I bought some Hair Rules sample packs. Shipping was free. Anthony Dickey makes hair care look so easy. I bought his products when I first went natural but I didn't know what I was doing. So I will try them again and see how they work.
 

faithVA

Well-Known Member
My hair was looking a little ragged. I cowashed with Mane Choice 3 in 1 conditioner. I followed Anthony Dickey's advice and used more than usual. It did make my hair feel better and my curls were more defined. I was super lazy and just twisted it up with TGIN Twist Cream and nothing else. My hair was still very wet at lunch time today but it has finally dried.

I may move to doing some type of rinse/wash every 3 to 4 days if I can squeeze it in. I can do it in an hour but my job is so busy right now even an hour seems impossible.


I bought some sample sizes of the Hair Rule products which should be here this weekend. I will probably try some of them over a long weekend.
 

LdyKamz

Well-Known Member
My wig is here and she is glorious. My hair isn't flat enough to take a pic but this weekend I will be braiding my hair down and trying her out. I'm so scared to cut the lace because I don't want to mess it up. But I got all the customizations to keep me from doing the most. Bleached knots, plucked hairline, no baby hair and all that jazz. I'm so excited.

In other news I haven't used products all week except rose water with glycerin added and some oil. I messed up today big time by spritzing my hair before I left the house and now my curls are falling and frizzy. It's a little humid and raining today so that was to be expected. I actually like the way my hair feels and want to continue with no prodcuts but that isn't all that realistic for the way I wear my hair. I can get away with a tiny bit of styler for hold because for the most part curl definition, softness and manageability are non issues. I just need my hair to last longer than 2 days. Now, I know I will have to get the product out so I guess I have to wash with something but I think I am going to forget shampoos and just wash with clay from now on. It lasts longer so works out cheaper in the long run. I can't believe I'm revamping my regimen again but it keeps the hair thing exciting.
 

faithVA

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I'm feeling bah humbug about my hair at the moment. I'm so tired of lack of styling options. I'm tired of wearing flat twist. I don't think I have enough length to have my two strand twist look nice. I can bun my stretched hair yet. And a puff works for a day or two but dries out too much.

Maybe at APL I will be able to put in 6 to 8 braids overnight and bun the next day. I dread that it's going to take me another 6 months to get there.

I need a break. I need to figure something out to get me through the next 6 months.
 

YvetteWithJoy

On break
I'm feeling bah humbug about my hair at the moment. I'm so tired of lack of styling options. I'm tired of wearing flat twist. I don't think I have enough length to have my two strand twist look nice. I can bun my stretched hair yet. And a puff works for a day or two but dries out too much.

Maybe at APL I will be able to put in 6 to 8 braids overnight and bun the next day. I dread that it's going to take me another 6 months to get there.

I need a break. I need to figure something out to get me through the next 6 months.

I hear you.

Would you consider curly hair clips, just to switch it up?

 

Evolving78

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I'm feeling bah humbug about my hair at the moment. I'm so tired of lack of styling options. I'm tired of wearing flat twist. I don't think I have enough length to have my two strand twist look nice. I can bun my stretched hair yet. And a puff works for a day or two but dries out too much.

Maybe at APL I will be able to put in 6 to 8 braids overnight and bun the next day. I dread that it's going to take me another 6 months to get there.

I need a break. I need to figure something out to get me through the next 6 months.
I would get kinky twists!
 

Miss617

Always left of center
I forgot to come back, LOL. My DH helped me trim the back of my hair, he actually did a decent job. He probably could have evened it out a little more but he was afraid he would mess up if he kept going.

I will admit I miss the swang my hair had when I was relaxed, but overall, I'm happy with how it came out.
 

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faithVA

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I second kinky twists. :yep: I've considered getting them before, but I haven't been in a salon in years and don't know if I could do it LOL.
Yeah I would do it myself. It would cost me almost $200 at a salon and I only keep them in for 4 to 6 weeks. I just can't see giving them that much money.
 

Miss617

Always left of center
Yeah I would do it myself. It would cost me almost $200 at a salon and I only keep them in for 4 to 6 weeks. I just can't see giving them that much money.

Ah, reading is fundamental. :spinning: I don't know why I read "and do them" as "get them done." I'm tripping LOL. Yeah, that sounds like too much for only a month, month and a half.
 

Evolving78

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I forgot to come back, LOL. My DH helped me trim the back of my hair, he actually did a decent job. He probably could have evened it out a little more but he was afraid he would mess up if he kept going.

I will admit I miss the swang my hair had when I was relaxed, but overall, I'm happy with how it came out.
Congrats on your growth!
 

faithVA

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I shampooed, conditioned, put in leave-in and then put my hair in 12 loose twist. Now I'm supposed to do my LOC but I just want to SLEEP. :sleeping:
 

faithVA

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Doing henna tonight and indigo in the morning. Not sure whether I am going to style on damp hair or blow dry. And am I going to do flat twist or do a perm rod set. Will have to see how I feel once I rinse out the indigo tomorrow.
 

faithVA

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I can put my hair in 4 twists right out of the shower. And after doing henna I put oil on my ends and put my hair into 10 twists for the night. Both of those are milestones for me. I can't remember the last time I was able to put my hair in just 4 twists. And being able to put my hair up in 10 twists, makes it possible for me to rinse my hair more often.

Now I just need a style for the morning after I take out those 10 twists. Going to need more time and more length for that.
 

faithVA

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I did indigo today for 3 hours. I applied my leave-in and let it air dry for 1 hour. I blow dried with the blow dryer brush. Then I set with perm rods using the Mane Choice 24K gel. I let it air dry for 2 to 3 hours.

Some of the sections I made too big so they didn't dry. I need smaller perm rods and to do much smaller sections.

When I took the perm rods out my hair looked like my curlformer set with big curls. My hair was really soft though and my ends weren't crispy and frazzled like they are when I do a curlformer set.

I put my hair up into flat twist and put perm rods on the ends for a flat twist out tomorrow.
 

faithVA

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Here is my flat twist out. It doesn't hang much longer than last year but it is fuller. I didn't have to separate my twist to get fullness :yay: I didn't add anything for hold before twisting it up so it won't last but :ohwell: I wasn't going to wear it like this during the week anyway.

Can't show my full face because my eyes look like I have been drinking all night. It's horrible :lol:

The more I look at it, I think Sally from Charlie Brown wore her hair like this :lol:

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GGsKin

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I love it! Your hair looks so good @faithVA. The way you laid this style is :toocool: . And I know all about them eyes. They try to do me in all the while:laugh:

Here is my flat twist out. It doesn't hang much longer than last year but it is fuller. I didn't have to separate my twist to get fullness :yay: I didn't add anything for hold before twisting it up so it won't last but :ohwell: I wasn't going to wear it like this during the week anyway.

Can't show my full face because my eyes look like I have been drinking all night. It's horrible :lol:

The more I look at it, I think Sally from Charlie Brown wore her hair like this :lol:

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Evolving78

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Here is my flat twist out. It doesn't hang much longer than last year but it is fuller. I didn't have to separate my twist to get fullness :yay: I didn't add anything for hold before twisting it up so it won't last but :ohwell: I wasn't going to wear it like this during the week anyway.

Can't show my full face because my eyes look like I have been drinking all night. It's horrible :lol:

The more I look at it, I think Sally from Charlie Brown wore her hair like this :lol:

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It looks lovely and soft!
 
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