Since I cut off the remaining part of my digital perm, my hair is now stick straight. I don't like the look of it super straight but texture like this, I can deal. I'm still learning how to style it as this length is hard for me to work with but I'm sure I'll get the hang of it. Ask me in a week and I'll (hopefully) love it. Anyway, if you have tips on working with short hair or if you can recommend any good youtube videos please share! (I especially can't figure out how to put up my hair and make it look good at this length) Like I said, it's been so long since my hair was this short so I can't even remember how I used to style it. The funny thing is, I've never been one to freak out about hair cuts. I had one friend that literally cried every time she got her hair cut and I'd just roll my eyes at the ridiculousness of it but this change for me was enough for me to understand her tears! I guess I knew it was going to be short but it just didn't hit me until I was trying to style it like I've been doing for the past few years and nothing was working!
To help get my hair back to being healthy, I've been using the Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment for the past few months and it's does work great but the smell is quite interesting and the smell stays in my hair for at least another day after using it. My husband hates the smell (I put the hair mask in and watch TV or work on the computer while it works it's magic and hubs can smell it from wherever I'm sitting), I don't mind it but I don't love it either. So if you don't like strong smelling stuff I highly advise against using this. I also alternate using this with the Shiseido Tsubaki Hair Mask which smells much nicer and I like the consistency of it when it goes into my hair. Since I've been using both of them I can't tell which one is more effective but I've seen an improvement in the softness of my hair and less dryness and breakage. I'm hoping now that I've cut out all of the unhealthier part of my hair I'll continue using this stuff and my hair will continue to grow nice and healthy.
I also got new shampoo and conditioner about a month ago (can you tell I'm obsessed with having healthy hair?) and got the Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Moisture Shampoo and conditioner
because it promised "stronger, healthier, younger-looking hair". I'm a sucker for products that promise stuff like this but I do think it's helping.
Oh and then I got mesmerized watching Wen by Chaz Dean on QVC and they do such a convincing job that it made me want to buy the Wen by Chaz Dean Cleansing Conditioners as his models all had super amazing hair. I refrained from buying it since I use way too many products at the moment but I may have to try this next! Do any of you have experience with this product? I read the reviews on QVC.com and people seem to like it but would love to know if any of you have used it before and if it really works!
The other day Groupon had a deal at a salon for a Hair Gloss Treatment which the salon describes as:
My flat iron curls definitely don't work on this hairstyle because it's too short so I need to figure out a new way to use it. On the above look I used both my T3 curling iron and Conair clipless curling iron to get the wave/texture I was looking for.
This is the first time in my life that I got a hair cut that I regretted but with the advice of so many great ladies yesterday, I'm just going to give it time to "settle" and learn how to work with it. If I still hate it in a month, I'm booking an appointment to go get some extensions! :)