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Nurture Mode

Lady Esquire

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Ok, so most of 2008 was good to me. From 05-07, I was all about the protective buns. Then in late '07 and most of '08, I learned how to wear it out and I started to really enjoy my hair. But then................breakage busted up the party.

Right now and for 2009, I will be in NURTURE MODE, to stop the breakage, and make it to MBL without any more setbacks.

I am curious. I have read a few of you say that you are also in nurture mode. What are you doing? I know Sylver2 is on a one-year stretch.
 

locabouthair

Well-Known Member
I'm doing this now. For me, nuture means, not to focus on length just health. I am cutting my hair to nape length in about a week and I honestly can't wait.

One thing that is VERY important as we all know is moisture. My hair is snapping off like crazy because it's always so dry. So I need to make sure my hair doesnt dry out. which means drinking my water taking my flaxseed oil, and moisturizing twice a day. and DC too.
 

Lady Esquire

New Member
I am terrible at drinking water. I'm gonna stock up on lemons, and use lemon wedges. I fell off the twice-a-day moisture, but I'm back too.

Keep me posted on the cut and health, Loca.
 

Noir

Well-Known Member
Yea I am focusing on nurturing. my hair has thinned out and I am not happy!

I'm gonna give the manipulation a rest. As much as I love wash and go's and co washing I wonder If my hair is really benefiting. So I'm just gonna stick to washing twice a week and wet bun. I am also on a strict ayurvedic regimen. Once a month I will wear my hair straight for a change and for length checks.
 

locabouthair

Well-Known Member
I am terrible at drinking water. I'm gonna stock up on lemons, and use lemon wedges. I fell off the twice-a-day moisture, but I'm back too.

Keep me posted on the cut and health, Loca.

I love lemon water! So refreshing. I use to only moisturize at night but I dont think that is enough especially with the winter weather.

I'll definitely keep you posted. I was going to pm you for tips, cuz I looked in your fotki and I think we have very similar hair types. My hair wants to be like yours when it grows up :lol:
 

Lady Esquire

New Member
Yea I am focusing on nurturing. my hair has thinned out and I am not happy!

I'm gonna give the manipulation a rest. As much as I love wash and go's and co washing I wonder If my hair is really benefiting. So I'm just gonna stick to washing twice a week and wet bun. I am also on a strict ayurvedic regimen. Once a month I will wear my hair straight for a change and for length checks.

Yeah I was doing fine all year. Then when I switched to more frequent washing, daily at one point, then I saw crazy breakage. I'm gonna go back to leaving it alone, for real this time.
 

Lady Esquire

New Member
I love lemon water! So refreshing. I use to only moisturize at night but I dont think that is enough especially with the winter weather.

I'll definitely keep you posted. I was going to pm you for tips, cuz I looked in your fotki and I think we have very similar hair types. My hair wants to be like yours when it grows up :lol:

Loca, PM me anytime!
 

prospurr4

Well-Known Member
Ok, so most of 2008 was good to me. From 05-07, I was all about the protective buns. Then in late '07 and most of '08, I learned how to wear it out and I started to really enjoy my hair. But then................breakage busted up the party.

Right now and for 2009, I will be in NURTURE MODE, to stop the breakage, and make it to MBL without any more setbacks.

I am curious. I have read a few of you say that you are also in nurture mode. What are you doing? I know Sylver2 is on a one-year stretch.

It's hard to believe you've had breakage problems 'cuz your hair is so long and thick in your siggy. I hope your nurture mode yields great results.
 

lexi84

Well-Known Member
I'll be in nurture mode after my next touch up. I've been straightening my hair alot lately during the last couple weeks of my stretch and I can see the health of my hair making a turn for the worst. :nono: My new growth began to knot up and do its own thing so to relieve myself of this, I've been straighten it and wearing it out. *Bad* After my next touch up, I'll be able to easily wear buns again.:ohwell:
 

ajoyfuljoy

Well-Known Member
Right here!

I went to Dallas for half of last week and didn't feel like being bothered with my hair. So I bought a 3/4 wig for 18 bucks, braided my hair and flat ironed the part sticking out. It was so nice and carefree! I could easily see myself doing this for a year.

I want to do this b/c I've been thinking about transitioning. I'm at 3 months post now and it's so easy doing it this way. I want to wash and condish my hair twice a week and moisturize the hair that rest under the fall every night and/or day.
 
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