Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Today's hair

Two Dutch braids pulled up and under their "neighbors" base.

Looks pretty cute just like this!
Like a butterfly or something?

The ends of the two braids wrapped around the middle of the "bun" until I ran out of braids,  then pinned with a Flexi.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Current supplement routine

My supplement routine always varies a little according to what I feel like or feel inspired by.

My classic combination of fibre, fish oil and multivitamins. I think I have been taking this combination for something like 20 years now! 

For my skin: Inositol (Keeps my dermotillomania down) collagen, hyaluronic acid and spearmint supplements (Inspired by Tracy over at Fanserviced-B to keep androgen acne and breakouts down)

The more or less random stuff: Pro biotics and acai berry supplements. Just some stuff I stumbled upon and though "Yea, why not?".

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Monday, 15 May 2017

New elastics

I've been meaning to replace my little jar of elastics. It's a mixture of different brands by now, and I keep wanting to replace them with nice uniform ones of identical quality. 

So I did! Glitter has some really nice ones that can actually tolerate oil. 

The print on the little boxes says "Wherever my hair ties go, I hope they are happy".

Friday, 12 May 2017

Today's hair

I didn't really feel like redoing the double Dutch braids from the other day, even though they are getting pretty fuzzy.

I figured maybe I could pull the braids up through their own base and make some small, cute buns a little further up.

Hmm. Maybe it would look cuter on "newer" braids?

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Deep conditioning results

Washed the Elistraee out this morning and my hair felt great: Soft and smooth. Also it seemed to have a sort of "puffing" affect on my hair because it feels very thick today.

The orange eyebrows from the Rusalki treatment has calmed down a lot too. Almost matches my sun-bleached ends now!

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Deep conditioning

It's been a while since last I spent a day just deep conditioning and messing around with my hair!

I had some Nightblooming products still left in my stash, so I decided to play around with that.

Eilistraee Colorless Herbal Hair Conditioner
Strawberry Blonde Rusalki Herbal Hair Color and Conditioner

At the time I purchased, the Rusalki samples had been sold out and the Eilistraee conditioner only came in sample-size. I figured I could mess around with the colour for my eyebrows, and do a length-only overnight conditioning of the length.

Directions were about the same:
1. In a bowl add the herbal powder. In a separate container heat distilled water until steaming but not boiling and add, mixing until you have a mud the consistency of pancake batter. Add a few drops of Essential Oil if you wish. Please research your EOs carefully. 

2. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set someplace warm. Atop a warm electronic, such as a computer tower works well, or under a warm lamp. Mix occasionally, letting sit for at least 2-4 hours, and no more than 6.

3. When ready to use, wash hair but do not condition (or condition very lightly). Section towel-dried hair and work the herbal mud into the hair, making sure not to miss spots. Carefully pile hair atop the head and cover with a shower cap or plastic wrap. Leave on for 2-6 hours, the longer you leave it on the deeper the conditioning benefits and the more colored tones that will be imparted. 

4. Rinse well with water. If you find rinsing difficult, try soaking your hair in the bathtub or a bucket first, or use a lots of a cheap silicone-free conditioner (like VO5) to aid rinsing

Mixed with water. The Eilistraee has such a beautiful green colour!
Both has a pleasant "fresh herb" kind of smell to them.

Covered and left to develop dye for a few hours.

Some regular conditioner to make sure I have enough product volume to cover the length of my hair.

...And then Hubby showed his silly side.

Now, why is there suddenly a cucumber near the cling wrap, plastic bag and bandage that I was about to use?


Because Hubby watches too many silly videos on the internet.

...And I usually run around in my cat ear-headband when I do something like this.

Hah hah. Funny Hubby is very funny.
(I didn't kill him in his sleep, but I will reserve the option for later)

Added a bit of regular conditioner to the Eilistraee treatment.

Checking the thickness of Rusalki to see if it can stick to my eyebrows.
So charming!

Eilistraee treatment ready for doing its magic overnight.
Hubby calls this "mummy hair", but you can't deny that this is a very convenient way to do overnight treatments.

Rusalki on the eyebrows and covered with cling wrap. I managed to leave this for two hours before I got annoyed with it and washed it off my face.

The eyebrows got bright orange! A lot more orange than I assumed it would, so it's good I'm not completely new to this or I would have been pretty sacred.
Still though: Looking forward tot he oxidation to begin.

Saturday, 29 April 2017

My first white hair!

I found it yesterday at work. I had gone to the bathroom and while washing my hands I found something... glittering... in my hair.
It is completely and totally white. Not grey or any hint of my naturally brownish, blondish reddish thing.

I actually feel strangely proud of it. Also a little amused, because I guess this shows how much I really have of red tones in my hair (Redheads go directly to white, all other hair colours go through grey first)