Monday, July 19, 2010

Monday, Monday

I'm still feeling pretty good these days about my hair.  I did notice that the very tips of my ends had a stripped feeling on Saturday, and I'm not entirely sure why.  My roots were due for a touch-up yesterday, so I oiled my hair with even more coconut oil than I usually do before colouring and bunned the oiled hair for the morning and early part of the afternoon before beginning my touch-up at around 4 PM.

I can't believe how quickly the weeks fly by.  It seems that I was just posting about touching up my roots, but it had been 4 weeks, which is about how long I can go with my current growth rate.

My husband and my son were out of town for the afternoon until early evening, so it was a good time to do a root touch-up without the family having to breathe in the scent of hair dye.  It also gave me a chance to do a post-colour deep protein conditioning with Joico K-Pak.  I don't use K-Pak often, but when I do, my hair seems to be happy.  

After I rinsed that out, I put a bit of conditioner on my ends, and followed that with some jojoba oil. My hair feels great again. 

I confess that I will be delighted when I am finally rid of the  few inches of damaged hair that is still there.  Fortunately, the damage is not so visible to the eye, but I really can feel it, especially when my hair is wet.

Growing long hair really is a longterm project, isn't it?

I don't think too often about just how longterm a project it is, or it would be overwhelming.  I have so many goals, that it could years before I get to where I want to be in terms of both maximum length and maximum health. There may be other goals that I want to achieve along the way as well that I have not even thought of as yet.

So many women my age have opted to grow out their natural colour. While I know that doing that would give me the healthiest possible hair, I just don't imagine doing that any time soon, as I've mentioned before.

I don't feel like a slave to hair colour as some people do, in the sense that it's not much of an inconvenience for me.I have gotten so quick at doing the application that It's done in no time at all. Yesterday, I did indulge in that deep treatment, so I spent more time on my hair than I usually would, but that was enjoyable, and I felt so much better afterwards. It was sort of like a spa day.

I trimmed my bangs last week.  I've mentioned before that I have to trim every 2 weeks or so; sometimes more often, because I like to keep my bangs at brow level.  

However, last week, I really felt the need to get the hair out of my eyes, so I purposely cut my hair about 1/4 inch too short.  It's funny how much difference that quarter of an inch makes.  My bangs really do have that "too short" look.  It's not so bad that I wouldn't go out in public this way, but it does make me smile when I look in the mirror.

I think it was a combination of heat and headaches that made me decide to trim them shorter than usual.  I just needed to feel that I would not have hair in my eyes for a while.  However, they will be looking normal again in less than 2 weeks. Then I'll be at that fine line between just the right length and "Eek! Get them out of my eyes!"

Today, I'm just wearing my hair up in a simple cinnamon bun, which is often my go-to style on a hot day.  And it is another hot and humid day. As so often occurs when it's hot and humid, there are thunderstorms in the forecast, although it's bright and sunny right now.
Well, that's enough of my rambling for one day.

Love to all. 'Til tomorrow.


  1. It's funny, I always thought that people who colored their hair colored the whole hair shaft every time. I didn't know about just touching up the roots. That's makes sense.

  2. I always enjoy your "ramblings." Wish I had the energy to do a spa day on myself! Hmmm...maybe a mayo treatment soon. That seems to be something my hair likes! For me, it was always hard to just do the roots, though the last couple of years of coloring, that is what I tried to do. Still, with the sharp contrast of the white/silver hairs, I still ended up with an obvious demarcation line between the root color and the rest of the hair color. I feel old, dowdy with the grays now too. It doesn't do much to make me feel good about myself. At the same time, it is way easier for me. I guess of the two options, I will just have to settle with looking like a cross between my grandma and my great-aunt (her sister). Sigh...


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