Archive | May, 2011

Curly Girl: After

30 May

So I’ve been doing the Curly Girl Method for…a month? And I am loving the results 🙂

Here’s a quick summary of the Curly Girl method for those who don’t know: Sulfates, which are in most shampoos, strip hair and leave curly hair damaged. But they are necessary to get out silicones found in many conditioners and products. So the Curly Girl Method is simple; no sulfate, no silicone. Only condition your hair (with no silicone!) and it will be happy 🙂 For more details see my Before post: https://curryforyourthoughts.wordpress.com/2011/04/12/the-curly-girl-method/

Anyways, here’s the before picture:

BEFORE

And here’s a plethora of after pictures ^_^ (face blurred cause this be the internet, yo):

AFTER

AFTER

AFTER

So do you think I got good results? Let me know!

Also, here are a few tips learned from experience:

~The pineapple doesn’t really work for me; my hair gets too volumized and poufy. I pretty much just sleep in braids or pony-tails.

~My hair is almost always half-up, half-down. The top-front section of hair gets messed up first, so for me it always looks best to pull that back with a clip or hair tie.

~Leave some conditioner in your hair, and keep your hair products like gel in your shower. I basically put in conditioner, cup some water in my hands and then splash it on my hair. I detangle it completely then I let it sit until I’m about to get out of the shower. Then, I turn my head upside down and turn the water cold, and let it run through for about one second. I turn the water off, scrunch a little with my fingers (it’ll be squishy since the hair is dripping) and then immediantly run gel though it and scrunch. I grab a shirt (or you can use a non-terry towel) and dry by scrunching with the cloth.

~I don’t really use the plopping method.

~Add honey to your conditioner; however you might wanna test this one somehow because it might not work for you, although I don’t know why. Perhaps it could leave your hair feeling sticky ?

Well, that’s it for now! I’d love to hear from other curlies ^_^

1,000 Views!

30 May

Wow, I can’t believe that I have reached 1,000 views!! Granted, probably half are spam + my friend, but still. It feels great to be able to share my thoughts with the world and know that they are being heard. Thanks to everyone for the success!! And as a thanks, I’ll be sure to post a new post today; curly girl after pictures! I’m sorry that I haven’t posted in a while, I really should more. I also have more to say about public speaking so maybe I’ll be posting that soon too 🙂

I’M ALIVE!

12 May

DEATHNOTEDEATHNOTEDEATHNOTE 😀 Via fanpop.com

I just took my very first AP test. I wasn’t sure how I would do, but let’s just say that my agenda had the word death in it for the day of the exam…

I’m not allowed to disclose any information about the test, but I think I did okay! I may have messed up one part of it, but I really think I can get a 5. And I reeeeally can’t wait to get my scores!!

So now that my life has become less stressful, hopefully I’ll be able to spend more time online (I’m cool). I still can’t believe I’m done with the biggest test for this remaining school year.

Bye for now, this was just a short update on why I’ve been gone longer than usual ^_^;