Just a quick update on a couple of things.
Today I had a keratin hair treatment.
It was a long and expensive process, but I am hoping I will like it. My hair has a lot of damage to it from color and the perm I used to have. However, even before that my hair tended to be a little frizzy. I used to complain about my “triangle” hair:
It always just seem to shape itself into a triangle whenever I grew it out. Usually I got so frustrated when it got to be about shoulder length that I would always cut it. And, the last few years with color and a perm, it has only gotten worse. It looks nice when my hairdresser blows it out, but terrible when I do it no matter how careful I am. I try not to have pictures taken of me when I’ve done my hair but here is a small part of an image a few weeks ago:
This is a little blurry looking, but you can see how rough and frizzy it is. So, I looked for alternatives. The obvious alternative was for me to simply go and get a blowout every week from the hairdresser. That would work in terms of looking nice, but isn’t ideal. First, it is expensive to do this every week. Also, it means I lack flexibility. I have to try to keep my hair where I don’t need to wash it more than once a week. I can do that some weeks, but not always.
I talked to my hairdresser and we discussed possibly doing a Brazilian blowout. She consulted with the hairdresser who had done my perm (and the straightening when I got tired of the perm) and she recommended a keratin treatment. I spent several hours researching both options and I watched several youtube videos. After thinking about it, I chose the keratin treatment. I chose it because most sources seemed to feel it was a bit more effective and longer lasting. The negative is that it is more of a pain to go through. I can’t get my hair wet for 3 days and am supposed to avoid doing anything to crimp the hair in the meantime. I can’t put my hair behind my ears, or wear my large headset, or put my glasses on top of my head. And then 3 days from now, I can wash my hair again.
So, far I am happy with the result as shown in the top photo. My hair is very smooth and feels great. Of course, the real test will be how it responds when I am the one blow drying it. I don’t expect it to look as great as when the hairdresser does it. I am hoping that it will look good enough that I won’t feel I have to go and get it blown out every week.
Weight Watchers Update
I’ve had a really good week, but won’t be weighing in on Saturday. The not getting my hair wet for 3 days was very untimely for me. I live in Texas, near Houston. I am not near the coast and don’t expect any problems from hurricane winds or storm surge. However, I am expecting a lot of rain over the next several day. The weather app on my phone gives 100% chances for rain through next Tuesday. And, of course, there is a possibility of power loss. Even if we have power tomorrow, I don’t want to go to Weight Watchers because of the likely heavy rain. And, with my hair not needing to get wet, I especially don’t want to go.
So, I stopped by this morning and just checked in and got my charm for attending during the summer. While there won’t be a weigh in for this week, I am very happy with how the week went. I’ve done well on eating and I have exercised for 5 days this week. I’ve greatly increased my steps and feel I have finally gotten back into exercise as a regular thing.