Today I am doing the more ‘traditional’ blog post format instead of the ‘talking head’ videos I have been doing for the last few weeks. Although videos are easier to do, they require me to get my thoughts organized before I hit the record button which can sometimes feel like a lot of work.
On the other hand with written posts, I can ramble on for a few paragraphs, delete the parts that don’t make sense and all you end up seeing is a polished (kind off) post.
See the thing about doing a video is that the language one uses to communicate thoughts is way different from writing. For instance most of my videos, you may notice, contain many pauses filled with ummmmmm’s & errrrr while my mouth tries to connect to the server (my brain) to get my point across. It’s certainly doesn’t make for scintillating viewing I’m sure!
Another foible of speech is that you don’t get to use words like “astonished” or “amiable” which would be more commonly found in written text.
Speaking of which I also find it weird when lines that would be more comfortable being read in a book find their way into spoken dialogue on TV. Picture the scene, the handsome jock type guy finally asks our heroine out on a date and her response is……….. “I’d like that”.
I mean really!! Nobody speaks like that do they? I would imagine that the more common spoken response in that scenario would be “Sure” or “Ok” or “Sounds good” but “I’d like that” just sounds weird and out of place.
Annnnnyway… for the next few weeks I want to take buns out for a test drive (that line sounds so wrong but I’m not changing it) as a long term protective styling option. When I say long term, I mean like 3-4 weeks at a time. I am looking to really cut down on my manipulation for the last two months of the year so my washes will be chopped down to once a month only.
I have to say that it feels totally wrong to intentionally not wash my hair every weekend but right now the idea of washing and stretching this beast weekly makes me want to come out in hives. It was so much easier when my hair was shorter. I’m still considering cutting back to mid back length at the end of the year.
Since my adventures with the inversion method I discovered that massaging my scalp is actually the best way to get rid of itchiness as excess oil is transferred from my scalp to my hair where it belongs. Not to mention that even after a full 3 weeks of no washing during my last stint, I had no dandruff to speak of which for me was a huge first.
After my last wash I tension blow dried my hair and impromptu flat ironed it very lightly at 150 (celcius). It was stretched but not completely straight.
I love how my hair feels after flat ironing. It is smoother and it actually retains moisture better. Combined with the fact that my ends will be tucked away in the bun anyway, I may not need to moisturize more than once a week.
I fully intended to add some braiding hair to my bun to turn it into a mega bun earlier this week but very quickly Jasmine reminded me why I don’t use hair extension any more.
I had completely forgotten that I’m not supposed to let her see me applying the extensions and as soon as I took the hair out of the packet she bounded up and demanded “Mummy is that for my hair?”.
After cursing under my breath and explaining to her that it was for mummy’s hair, she got royally pissed off and started crying. In the end I had to make a big show of throwing the hair in the bin and telling her that nobody was going to use it, not even mummy. Sigh.
It weird that she doesn’t care much when I do my sister Tasha’s hair with extensions but if I even hint that I will put them on myself she instantly wants them too.
In the end I opted for a simple donut bun with just my own hair. As you see I left a bit of hair out at the front to frame my face but after a few hours, the loose hair got on my nerves and it was pinned out of the way too (ignore the loofah in the background & maybe one day I will do something about the sideburns lol).
Well that’s the plan for the next few weeks, until I am ready to do the inversion method again. The success of this bun regimen depends on me actually following through but because I can be very finickety with my hair in that I prefer to wear it down all the time, I really hope that I can.
Yet with length retention being the end goal, bunning for a few weeks is a very small price to pay so I will make a real go of it.
Have a nice week all!