I’m taking a break from hair color

   

    It’s such a weird thing for me to say. Before I got my new second job I was considering coloring my hair purple. Now I’m not allowed to color my hair non-natural colors and it has me think maybe it’s time to take a break from color all together. I’ve been coloring my hair since I went natural. In fact I colored my hair the day I big chopped. My main reason for coloring my hair was because I really didn’t want people to compare me to my sister. 

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Back in the day I went natural before her and then I chickened out. I was in high school and I wore brandy braids a lot of the times. So naturally my perm grew out. One day I wore my hair out when my sister was home from college and she liked it. So she went natural , and I got a perm. My sister stayed natural, and it took me a little while to make my way back. 

When I finally decided to go natural I transitioned for a year and a half. Almost two really. I wore braids the entire time. Whenever I told people I was going natural they automatically assumed I was doing it to be like my sister. There was a lot of things I did first that my sister would pick up and people would assume I did it cause of her. 

I hated the thought that people didn’t think I had my own mind. So coloring my hair seemed like the best thing to set me apart. it worked for a long time. However, now I feel like my hair has hit this plateau. As long as I’ve been natural my hair never passes bra strap length. It gets to that length and then breaks off. Usually in the winter when it’s cold & dry. 

   Over the years I’ve done a lot to try and retain length from using different oils like coconut and Jamaican black castor oil. Clipping my ends more regularly, and frequently protective styling. My Hair seems to be tired, so the only thing I can think of is it must be the color.  I color my hair myself so maybe I’ve been overdoing it and giving myself color damage.

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   So I’ve decided I’m taking a year long break from color. My plan is just to transition the color out with protective styles like crochet braiding and other styles. I’m still doing research but I am worried about breakage between the dyed hair and the new growth. I was told by my old stylist that first dyed my hair that if I didn’t keep up my color it would cause my hair to break off. I can’t really find information to back that up but it’s a possibility. I will keep you all posted on my progress. 

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Cooking spray can dry nails. Faster who knew!💅🏾 

  
    So I came across this Pinterest post that stated that cooking spray can be used for a Quick dry manicure. Of course half the things online are completely stupid but I decide to try this out. 

    Strangely enough it actually works. The reason why I tried this out is because I have a hard time getting my nails to dry in time for me to go to work or church. 

  
    I tried doing my nails before bedtime.When I wake up they are a complete mess. Even if I do my nails two hours before bed. Even if they seem dry to the touch. I wake up in the morning, and it’s smudges and fabric pieces. Not to mention the stains on my pillow case. 

    So when I saw this life hack I thought why not give it a try. I sprayed my nails with Pam which made an awful mess everywhere. Note only do this above the sink. And lo and behold my nails are dry😳.

     Now I’m not sure this is a good thing or bad thing. Seems like a good thing because my nails are very dry. However should I really be eateing this, or spraying it on my pan if it’ll do that to my nails? 🤔 

    Well further research is needed for that answer. I’ll get back to you if I find anything out. 

I made my own glitter Mickey Ears. 

  
   So like most morning I started my day on YouTube and Pinterest looking at DIY’s. I just got a really cool job at the Disney Store and I’ve been really into Disney DIY. I came across this video on YouTube where this one vlogger was gluing sequins onto Mickey Mouse ears. 

   Later that day I had to go on an errand for my sister to pick up some Mickey Mouse decorations for my nephews first birthday. She sent me to party city with some money from my mom and an unfinished list. 

   My sister is a little indecisive at times so it left me wandering around in party city with only 10 minutes before closing. I was waiting on her to respond to my text weather to get one thing or another when I came across these ears. 

  
   They’re  Mickey Mouse ears for a kid, but I think they can fit my head too. After finding the ears it sent me on another scavenger hunt of my own looking for a substitute to sequence. I need it to be affordable cause I was using the leftover change that my mom said I could keep.

    I really don’t have money right now to just do DIY’s on the spur of the moment. But luckily after  asking some of the employees I found the perfect solution Large Confetti! I used Fabric glue that I keep at my house to repair torn Clothes. It was a relatively quick DIY. I might add a bow later I haven’t decided. Let me know what you think. 

#disneydiy 

#diymickeymouseears