Thursday, 23 October 2014

Moving On!!

WhooooooHooooooo!! We're moving!!

*Happy Dance* OMYGOSH!!! After years if waiting, praying, crying and all kinds of pity parties, we finally have a place!!

All happened in a week and we have to pack and move in within a week!! We were actually given 3 days (the weekend) but that's just foolishness!! So we begged for a few days but that means paying for both properties!! 
Please excuse a mini rant but are they OK?! What kind of messed up foolishness is that? The new place is not decorated, floor all tore up and we got a week? With 5 kids? And 7 peoples worth of stuff to pack?! A week?!?!??

Yea so no time to mull and cry we have to get it done. Poor middle two will need to stay overnight with NanNan most days, and youngest will be spending time there too.

I am so overjoyed, overwhelmed, in awe an a slight state of cant-believe-it-ness. It's been such a struggle and test of faith but so happy we have been blessed in this way.

Hubby is getting boxes from work and we'll be buying packing tape by the truckload.

I'm praising God for His grace and love!!

Lots of hard work ahead!!

Itch Alert!!

Arggghhhh SOS!! Save. My. Scalp.

I can't take the itchy dry feeling anymore!! I know my hair is crying but I honestly have no time to wash it in the plaits nor any time to take the plaits out!!

I tried to use an ACV spritz but that only stopped the mad itching overnight plus I got this weird rash on my face the next day!
I'm not sure what actually caused the rash, but think its either 
a)the ACV spritz.
b)some reaction to peri peri chicken.
c)Argan oil on my face(it did make my face feel odd when I applied)
d)stress, tiredness, unwell
e)none of the above and I'm just weird

Anywaaaaayyyy...... The ACV spritz wasn't the cure I expected.

Last night, we had to move everything out of living room and dinning room to have the floors done and I came across a box with my Herbal Essences Clearly Naked Dry Shampoo. I wondered if I could use it in my scalp with plaits in as I wouldn't be able to brush it out.
I know some dry shampoos have that chalky dusty thing going on, that's what I remember from using one years ago, but the ojon one I fell in love with last year wasn't like that but still needed brushing. The wet refresher by ojon was great too but alas that finished ages ago..... Well what's the worse that could happen?

I tried a little bit at the front and it was ok so did the rest of scalp and massaged with fingers - whoop it was nice and clean feeling. I needed moisturiser, but could only find my Kanechom Argan Styling Cream so grabbed it and used it whoooop, I searched for some of my growth oil mix, found a little sample of the rosemary enriched one and massaged it into my scalp - bliss!!

The front of my hair is feeling tight and itchy though and when I wear it up it's quite sore. I'm praying I don't cause damage to my edges or scalp or even my hair for that matter. I did not mean to have my hair in for this long, but needs must.

I can't wait to take plaits out and give my hair the wash it's crying out for!! Ohhhhhh the deep condish is calling me!!!

Monday, 13 October 2014

Catch up - Plaited up

I am now way into month 2 of my protective styling!! I didn't even plan to go this long. But after the first month of my two instant weave units I decided to go for the plaits.
First off, let me say I dont think I will be doing this myself anytime soon haaaaaaaaa my arms ache, even now.
I have "box plaits/braids" on the perimeter and "crochet plaits/braids" in the rest. I didn't bother to pre plait the hair but if  I decide to go through the everlasting task again I will pre plait the hair as that will make the process 2055% faster. I'm thinking that I can just pre plait the hair anytime, like sitting down watching tv etc. Just at anytime I feel like it then by the time I go to actually do my hair they'll already be done.

The plaits took aaaaages to do. I actually did them over the course of two days and nights and then curl and sealed the next day so it was 3 days... plus the day it took for my wash day before...... gah!! 4 days... and I was sick with the lurgies so it felt like 10 days lololol.

Hubster picked out some redish hair for my highlight plaits and I quite like the effect. 

It must be near to 15 years since I had box plaits and it took done getting used to, both looks wise and the weight if the hair. 

The latch crochet thingy I had was broken so I tried to use a loom band hook..... Don't try it ..... Truss me lol
I used my fingers for the cameroes that weren't too tight and then used a hairpin for the rest.

I curled and sealed the ends with booking hot water and really like the look.

The only thing that makes me not dread taking the plaits out is that the crochet braids will be a cinch to remove and there's not too many box ones to remove.

I've been oiling my scalp and M&Sing when needed but my scalp needs a good wash. I'll prob make up a spritz to cleanse my scalp as I don't feel like washing the plaits as they're quite big and will take an age to dry.