WELCOME TO MY BLOG!
The front edges and sides of my hair are definitely my troubled areas. I know some people may wonder why the top and sides of my hair are so short. Well, due to improper handling, I have had to cut the top several times.
If you look at the picture on the left, you will notice that the twist itself is thin, and it becomes even thinner as it gets to the end.
The picture to the right shows some of the breakage that I have. It has been really hard trying to get the broken areas to grow back.
Below are just some more pictures of my troubled areas! I am working on nursing these areas back to a healthy state. I am making sure that I keep my troubled areas moisturized and I twist each troubled area separately so that I can make sure I give each area special attention :)
I would like to introduce the beautiful Mrs. Tina Abel.
Tina decided to join the natural side in January of 2011. She completed her "big chop" in October of 2011.
Below are pictures of a "two strand twist" and a "twist out" that Tina did on her loose curls. She said that she is finally loving her twists. I can't wait to see the different hair styles to come.
Oh. Did I forget to mention that Tina is a Product Junkie?
As I stated before, I had surgery on both of my feet this summer and it has been tough. Some of my good habits have been replaced with bad ones and I have not worked out since my first surgery! I could have continued to do upper body workouts, but I am just too lazy.
I had been running for quite a while. I was training with some of my friends to run the Mercedes Half Marathon ( 13 miles) in February of this year. The Thursday before the run, I broke my foot. Everything went down hill from there. I had to wear a boot for about 2 months. The boot was extremely heavy. It felt like a child was strapped to my leg and I had to carry it around all day. My eating habits changed, and it seemed like I kept a cold and ear aches.
Lions Club Run for Site
At the end of March, my foot was healed, so I began to run again. I was nowhere near where I was before I broke my foot. It was just like starting all over again. I am happy to say that I did complete my first official 5k run (3 miles) before I had surgery for the summer.
I had my first surgery on May 24th and the 2nd surgery on June 21. To go from my lifestyle of doing for others and working out to depending on others has definitely been an eye opening experience. My feet are healing, but I don't know when I will be able to do long distance running again.
Back to Square One:
I will begin walking hopefully by the end of July. I am going to be over the walking division with WJR Club (Walk Jog Run Club). It will be just like starting over for me, so I do encourage anyone who would like to start walking, to please join me.
I must say that the Wash and Go thing is definitely not for me!
It started out ok, but then it just got out of control as the day progressed. The shrinkage is just too much. I had massive tangles everywhere! So...
Twists it is! Atleast I gave it a try. I must say that I did and I do like the braid out. I will probably wear that more often. Anyway, I think the twists are the best for me and my hair type.
As I said before, I am the queen of two-strand twists. You can rarely catch me without them. I am challenging myself to get rid of the twists. I am trying to wear my hair out more, so I will be doing my own version of the "Curly Girl" method, and I will also be doing more wash and go styles. I decided to change things up because the twists make me lazy and I end up neglecting my hair. I don't moisturize my twists like I should, so my hair becomes extremely dry.
I took my twists out and I washed my hair with the intentions on doing a wash and go (even though it was at night and I was going nowhere but to bed). Instead, I decided to do a braid out. Below are pics of the results.
I must say that overall, I enjoyed the style, but my hair was very flaky. I had used gel and conditioner, so the next time I will not use the gel to see if that will help. The next day, my hair was awful, so I ended up doing a wash and go. I will post pics soon.
Hi guys! Welcome to my blog. I am finally getting around to doing some of the things that I have been wanting to do. I have several things I will be blogging about, such as hair, health, and running. I am currently trying different things with my hair, so this is going to be interesting because I am the queen of two-strand twists. I also had surgery on both of my feet this summer, so I will be blogging about how it has impacted my running. I want this to be a fun blog, so please feel free to share your experiences.