Hello! As you can tell from the lack of postings lately, this is by no means an eveyday blog. Or even an every-week or every-month blog. I just post when I feel like it.
I have long hair. It hits about my waist. But it was longer - down to my butt at one point! I got it cut about six months ago, tidying up all the split ends and rough ends. In those six months it has grow about an inch. I don't use heat (blowdryers, straighteners, curlers) or styling products, and the last thing I'd ever do to my hair is tease it. But I am quite disappointed with how little my hair has bounced back.
People all over the internet are singing the song of coconut oil. Claims of detoxing, moisturising, sanitising, as if this miracle oil can do anything. I sincerely hope so. The doctors and pharmacists probably don't.
One thing (actually, two) caught my eye: 1. Coconut oil can grow you hair faster, thicker, longer, healthier; and 2. Coconut oil can get rid of acne (I have horrific acne, made worse in appearance by the deep scars that it has left). I am pretty keen to try both of these out. But for now, I'll stick with hair.
The routine will work like this: without formally setting aside extra time to wash my hair more often (because this definitely won't help), I will massage a teaspoon of coconut oil through my hair about fifteen minutes before I wash it. Now, I wash my hair roughly every three days. I use conditioner every time. Nothing else will change. Just the massage beforehand.
If this works, I'll start including an overnight hair mask once a week.
I will post a picture each week. For now, here is a current picture. Excuse the rubbish quality. It's on my phone, and my brother is by no means a photographer.
As you can probably see, my hair is greasy at the moment. So if you'll excuse me, I am about to start my treatment. Hopefully his will give a more definitive answer for people curious about coconut oil.
Well, it's been a long time since I've written anything. To get back up and running, I'm going to find a list of questions and answer them all. Since I'm choosing the list, it probably won't be too personal, but it should give some insight as to what sort of things I like. :)
Questions from http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19998x17377619
1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
I have the same middle name as my dad's grandma, but my first name could have fallen out of the sky for all I know.
2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
I just finished watching the Lord of the Rings for the umteenth time. Frodo, don't leave Sam! :'(
3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
Yes. It's unique. :)
4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
Um... chicken? Cold chicken. I'm not much of a fan of hot chicken.
5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
About a year ago I would have said no. I think I would now. We'd be fangirl friends. :)
7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT?
Haha, depends who to, or how stupid the question is. I think I do. :)
8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
Yes. No need to get them out, so why bother?
9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
No. But I'd love to try abseiling. :D
10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
Uncle Toby's Oat Flakes :)
11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
No. Although I have one pair that I love, and I treat them with as much respect as I can. :)
12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?
I like to think so, but I'm not really...
13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
Any that doesn't have sultanas in it.
14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT YOU?
Oh... this is hard... um... I guess their persona - as in, are they more likely to enjoy fandoms, shopping and gossiping, sports, etc...
15. RED OR PINK?
I'll go red (I hate pink), but my favourite colour is green. :D
16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
My ability to make myself look stupid/blonde/socially inept in EVERY circumstance, otherwise known as foot-in-mouth syndrome.
17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
My friend. She's in New Zealand at the moment and I can't get over to visit her. :(
18. WHAT IS THE PAUL MCKENNA TECHNIQUE THAT YOU NEED TO WORK ON THE MOST?
19. WHAT COLOUR SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
I'm a Hobbit at the moment! :D
20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?
21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
The wind outside.
22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
White. White crayons are cool. You can paint over it, and then get white lines all over a coloured page. :)