Wednesday, September 1, 2010

September 2010 Update

Well, it's September already, but it certainly still feels like the heat of the summer. It's hot, hazy and humid again today.

While many people claim to have a summer growth spurt, it certainly hasn't happened to me. I had a decent month of growth in August, but just a modest 1/2 inch, which is a bit less than my personal average. I'm now just slightly over the 25 inch/ 63.8cm mark. I'm still happy with it though, as I know that my hair is still slowly creeping toward my next goal of BSL, which is not far away at all.

I took a photo of my hair today, although it's not too pretty. When I do my quarterly updates in February, May, August and November, I always try to make sure that my hair looks its best, but for the off months, I don't worry about it too much. My hair looks more uneven than it actually is in this photo, as it's day 2 hair and it has dents in it from being bunned. I really wanted to take an outdoor photo too, but it's quite windy out. So this photo will just have to do.

After my next wash, I'm going to try to reassess whether or not I can wait another month before my next trim. It's difficult for me to assess it today, because of the bun dents making my hair looking so uneven. It's always easiest to assess right after a wash, after combing.

I had a very successful root touch-up on Monday, and I was indeed able to stick with the non-cone conditioner after the dye was rinsed out. This is quite a breakthrough after two years of having to use silicone-based conditioners. 

All in all, I'm pleased with my progress, and while I'm getting a wee bit impatient to reach the bottom of BSL, I know that I'll get there by the end of the year, whether I decide to trim this month or next. Now that my hair is longer, it gets easier to trim neatly, which is a bonus.

So that's it for today.

Til tomorrow, my friends. Love to all.


  1. I am just awed by that beautiful color, Franny! Truly exquisite and you've made me consider going blonde for the first time ever!

  2. If that's not pretty, I don't know what is! Superb shine and colour you have there, Franny.
    I've been sheddding like a dog recently, I think reduced growth and/or shedding are just part of the change of seasons.

  3. Very pretty hair, Franny! I hope you are feeling better. This current heat wave is supposed to come to an end some time tomorrow, thankfully. I still haven't trimmed my ends, though I really need to. Why "is" this such a difficult decision, why not just say "I need a trim" and then go ahead and get one?? Not one person would notice I'm sure, only me, I can't remember ever being this indecisive in my entire life, about hair no less. Do you trim your own hair, Franny?? Wait I just noticed "self trimming hair" in the right hand column I go to read!LOL!!


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