Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Checking In...

It's been too long since I've written.

I've been keeping up with hand-written entries, once a week, BUT, I'm super duper late this week for some reason. I have not yet answered my question of the week and it's already Wednesday.


Last Wednesday, I went and "got my hurr did." I had it trimmed, layered and also colored...REDS. Yes, Reds, because there are like four different shades of red running through this mop. It was almost five until I let my lady know that I wanted nothing orange in my hair! LOL! I also had it blow-dried straight and then curled because if I didn't, I would have left the salon frizzy. The straightness lasted until Monday night, which is when I decided to wash it because my scalp was itching something awful.

You should have seen my shower as I was washing my hair. It looked like I'd murdered Strawberry Shortcake in the tub. Pink everywhere. I was afraid that after I was all done, my hair would be brown again or that the color would have been significantly faded, but, to my surprise and pleasure, it was as vibrantly red as ever.

Another thing I was concerned about was whether or not I'd still be able to scrunch my hair back to its curly glory after all of the processing it went through just days ago. When I used to dye my hair at home in the past, my hair wouldn't be as bouncy as it was before I colored it, and I had to suffer through flat waves and/or loose frizzy curls for a while. I purchased a blow dryer because I'd been doing some research on curl maintenance and I'd found that naturally curly hair looked its best bouncy self if blow dried with a diffuser as opposed to allowing it to air-dry. I haven't used a blow drier on myself, I can't remember. It's been at LEAST 10 years. I also thought about trying to blow dry my hair straight every once in a while because I really liked how I looked with straight hair now that my hair is the color of happiness (as far as I'm concerned)! As it turns out, I had nothing to worry about!

My hair has gotten tons 'o attention lately and I'm loving every bit of it! I don't think a day has gone by since last Wednesday that I haven't received at least one compliment on my hair from a stranger. I know the compliments may not come as often now that I've returned to my curls, but I don't care. I still love, love, love it!!! This is the color(s) for me!

Here is a picture of my hair when it was straight, taken by a co-worker's phone:

Here it is as of this afternoon. I washed my hair Monday night and I blow-dried it with a diffuser after putting mousse in it that was recommended to me by my hair stylist. I am very pleased with the result! Also, this pic kind of sucks because I took it with my front facing camera phone that totally washes out colors as a whole. Believe me when I say that the color is still vibrantly red, just not as noticeable since my hair kind of has a wet-like look when it's curly:

I found that blow-drying really allowed my curls to look nice and uniform as opposed to the gamble of air-drying (usually in front of a fan) where I'd end up with  longer and shorter and even bone straight hairs in some places depending on how I slept on it (I only wash my hair in the evenings if the time comes to wash it on a weekday).

That's all I've got for today. I'll try to write more before the week is over. Until then, here is a picture of the nail polishes I'm wearing today. I'm in LOVE with Zoya's Pixie Dust collection! I got the whole set! I'm wearing London on all my nails except for my ring fingers, on which I chose to wear Chyna for Valentine's day. I didn't want to go all red; my hair is red enough:).

Sorry for the short nails. I HAD to file them down last night. Dem jointz was way too long and I kept bumping them everywhere. They are strong and hardly ever break, so when I'd bump them, it'd HURT!!! I'm a comfort over beauty kinda gal! LOL!

Until next time,

XOXOXO - Jessika


  1. Ah yes, now there she is, you've been missed and yes, I HAVE NOTICED! Let me say that your hair is beautiful! I love the color, you are so courageous! I haven't done anything WOW to my hair in well, most of my adult life! Your nails are awesome too! I love the color combination!!!! The red is haute!!! LOVE IT!!!!!!