I needed a break. Like, a break-break. My mind and my life were doing the uttermost and I needed to figure it all out. As you can see I am slowly transitioning the brand from CoilySue86 to Ebony Glass and I’m developing a “main brand” if you will and it will be named Ebony Glass Co. I’ve even created social media pages in preparation for the change.
Instead of shutting the website down, I thought I’d stay open for business during construction. And not just the construction of my brand, but construction on my physical, mental, and spiritual health.
Since I’ve been away, I’ve been trying new ways to stay active, creating t-shirts, stumbled upon a handful of goodies, and even made a sudden change to my hair.
What?! What did I do to my hair?
Oh! Nothing outrageous, but severely imperative and necessary.
Six years and one month after my first big chop, I decided to cut approximately 9 to 10 inches of hair (probably more). I’m right back at TWA status.
You see, I was dealing with a lot of shedding, lack of growth, tangling and breakage from the split ends. My hair seemed to have remained at approximately 13 inches for almost two years. That didn’t seem right.
The cause? Other than being a lazy natural, I was on liver meds, dealing with major stress, and hormonal imbalances. All of those things affected the health of my hair. So, I wanted to start over.
This is one of the steps I took to improve my health this summer. I’ll be writing more about what I’ve been doing this summer.
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It doesn’t look like much, but that was a lot of hair.
So, I went from having this…
…to having this.
Yep! I had to. At first, I hesitated and thought I could buy one more product or try one more method to save my strands, but no. It was time for an actual cut. I need to follow up with a stylist to even me out, but other than that I’m pretty happy with the results.
I like my hair cut!
Have you been thinking of cutting your hair?
If you are thinking of cutting your own hair allow me to recommend some products that I used to ensure a successful self-haircut. Don’t worry, all will be linked below. If you’re anything like me, you like to shop around. So, I’ll provide more than one retail option for each product.
I recommend first, shampooing and conditioning your hair first.
I used Carol’s Daughter Almond Milk Shampoo. It thoroughly cleansed my hair and scalp without leaving it dry and squeaky.
Where to Buy The Shampoo?
Carol’s Daughter Website
Target (Where I Bought Mine)
Amazon (Don’t forget to sign up for Prime in time for Prime Day. July 16th)
I then used Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner during the cutting process. Using this helped me to detangle my hair before sectioning and cutting my hair. In addition, it’s imperative that you find a good pair of hair shears before starting. Do NOT use kitchen shears, fabric shears, or regular scissors. Just don’t! You can damage your hair and you won’t get clean cuts without proper shears.
Where to But The Conditioner?
Trader Joes. The cheaper option.
Amazon (if you don’t have a Trader Joe’s close to home.)
I rinsed the conditioner and then did an ACV rinse for my itchy and flaky scalp. I left that on my scalp for about 5 minutes. It could have been longer, but I didn’t want to wait.
After that, I sprayed Carol’s Daughter Almond Milk Leave-In Conditioner, applied my homemade oil mix, and used Carol’s Daughter’s Sacred Tiare 4-in-1 Combing Cream to comb through and fluff my TWA!
I am very much satisfied and I feel lighter. I do plan on growing my hair back, but not at the expense of having healthy hair. I’d rather have health and volume over just having long hair.
Tell me what you think?