Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Flawless Hair

Ok, so i'm into hair. I have tried almost every kind of hair style, the gamut of products and even started my own hair store to feed my hair habit. I even shaved my head once or twice just to see if I would like it. I did, but I like having hair more. Having good hair on a daily basis feels good. And I don't mean "good hair" in the sense that compares coarse hair texture as "bad" hair, I mean choosing to look good and well groomed whether sporting a buzz cut, a fluffy fro, twisties, locs, a clip on pony, wig, weave or whatever - as long as it looks good and like u mean it. Being able to change my look on a daily basis feels good too! I am a firm believer that there is never a reason, given all the options, to have a bad hair day. For anyone. Period. I'll give u an example...

Once about 15 years ago, my sister treated me to a haircut in Beverly Hills but the salon she wanted to take me to had no walk-in appts available. We wound up going to another salon that she wasn't familiar with. Long story short, I ended up looking like the first year practice manikin from the local beauty school - yes, it was THAT bad. I felt so self conscious walking around like that! Later that day we went to the swap meet on Crenshaw. There was a barber shop inside with pictures of various fades & clipper cuts and one of a woman with hair so short it was almost not there - but the way it was edged up looked kinda fly. I told the guy I wanted that cut - having no hair on purpose was better than having a messed up haircut accidently. I must say I rocked it tho my friends were all shocked when I got back to school! That buzz cut was the end of my bad hair day!

Here are some pictures of some of the different hair styles I have had recenty.

I love the versatility of wigs, extensions & hairpieces. Recently, however I decided that i want to research and try to grow my hair long, all my own hair. There are so many products on the market today that promote healthy hair & scalp. The first one I am going to try is the "Brazilian Keratin Treatment" since I like wearing my hair straightened but relaxers seem to be really harsh on my hair. These treatments are supposed to strengthen the hair by infusing keratin protein - the basic component of hair. In addition, the treatment smooths, shines and straightens curl/wave patterns in the hair to help prevent frizz and poufyness. For people with curly hair that is hard to manage, this seems like a wonderful option. The treatment lasts for 3-4 months and depending on where you live, costs anywhere from $150 to 500. I'm sure there are upscale salons that charge even more.

Anyway, I'm going to give it a try. I'll blog about my results.


  1. hmm...I haven't heard of this. I will be doing research now.

    *off to Google*

  2. Hmmm, I forgot about this post. I did try the keratin treatment in June 2010 - specifically the "keratin complex". I Love it! I will have it done again.