Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The lasers zapped my mojo...

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So, after conquering the lasers in the garage, things have pretty much continued to be ridiculous.  I have no pictures to share or anything fun.  I still don't have a side mirror and despite Steve's best efforts to cover the holes where the mirror should attach; my car now whistles as it drives. 

Awesome.

So to make myself feel the tiniest bit useful around here...  for those of you with naturally curly hair this is for you:

I have finally decided to embrace my curls and stop the madness of the flat iron.   The past two weeks have been awesome thanks to that gel you see up there.  So if you are a curly, this gel is the best I have ever tried.  And believe me, I know as I have a product graveyard underneath my sink. ;)  Plus, it's all natural.

And the second reason for quitting all the blow drying and flat ironing... my hair is falling out.  Now, I had a lot to begin with but it's enough to make me freak out.  To get my hair straight each morning I did a ton of pulling, brushing, twisting, and burning my hair into submission which certainly doesn't help when your hair is already falling out.  I've been reassured that it's probably just stress but I have a doctor's appointment to make sure my hormones aren't going nuts too.

There.  I feel like this post accomplished at least something and was somewhat helpful to the curly quilting population.  And maybe I'm not the only one who has had hair fall out for no good apparent reason either...

On another note, Steve is doing some traveling this week so I'm hoping I can sneak in some sewing time in between being a Tiger Mom which involves making Chaney practice her violin after completing two hours of math worksheets. 

I kid, I kid... ;)



19 comments:

suemac said...

Well hopefully you will get your mojo back. I know what you mean about sewing time. I have been out-of-town and had company. Not much sewing for me.

stitchinpenny said...

Hopefully the stress will disappear and you will have the full flowing locks you one had.

ktquilts said...

Thanks for the gel tip, I am not a curly, but I support one! ;0)

Hopefully things will slow down and fall into place for us all. Until then, I am trying to learn all I can about where I am now, 'cause I sure don't want to have to come back to this chaos to re-learn! I also like to pray for boring! I hope that one tickles the Lord.

Blessings on you!

Angie said...

Girl, I swear I lose half-a-handful of hair a day. I practically have rat's nests in my shower drain when I'm done. Been happening for a few years and my hairdresser says it's normal. No bald spots yet so I'm going with it.

I have to say, I can't imagine you with curly hair...you need to post a pic!

Hope your mojo comes back soon. Maybe it's hanging out with mine... :)

Jane said...

My doctor told me you can expect stress related hair loss about three months after the stress event, if you're going to have it. Couple multiple stressful events with increasing age & I was really worried about my hair loss. Tried the generic Rogaine for women at Wally World and I think it works. Thanks for the curly gel tip. What I have left is wavy.

Hands Sew Full said...

You post made me giggle. I am "wavy" but I have a couple curly sisters and one straight sister, all of whom have torched their hair in one fashion or another. (I truly don't care what my hair does as long as it stays up on my head!) Which I went through a couple years ago when it started to fall out in handfuls! It was stress, it stopped and did come back and looks just as it always did. I hope yours recovers and you find your mojo. I also got a giggle when I clicked over to your "laser" post and was reminded of the "sewing yourself to a quilt" episode! I spent the last two Saturdays in Emergency with my daughter. You know your gonna be there all day so I brought some hand sewing (amish puzzle ball), I sewed for so long, my fingers were numb. Literally, I went to put the ball down when they called us in and I had sewn it to my thumb! That was entertainment for the whole crowd! Just think, at least you sewed a quilt to your shirt at home, not a ball to yourself in public! I hope you giggle!

Chelsea said...

ooh, I should try that. I just use cheapo dippity doo but like you I have that product graveyard under my sink!

Katy Cameron said...

Oh dear, sorry, I missed the laser fiasco!

I moult terribly, always have (in fact when I was a high school exchange student my clothes and those of the 2 junior hockey players that stayed with the family too used to get washed and dried together, leaving one of them to have to explain to his girlfriend why a strand of my long, dark curly hair was in his boxers rather than one of her blond tresses) but it's got better since I stopped brushing my hair a few years ago. Yep, I just shampoo, condition and leave the curls to do their thing (with a minor nod to using my fingers to divide it along the parting) I don't dry it either. My hairdresser is baffled by this approach, but she will concede that I don't have split end problems ;o)

The Tulip Patch said...

My hair is curly in front, flat in the back. NOT a good look. I have to fight something. I am choosing to fight the curl. I always have people say (when I leave it curly) that my hair is so cute and why do I bother straightening it. I think "yeah sister...wait til I turn around."

sorry about the hair loss. hopefully it stops soon because as cool as you are I don't even think you could make a knitted cap "work" in the Texas summer.

Barb in Mi said...

Curls here - will try your gel suggestion. No straightening ever worked for me. Hope all turns out ok for you - Sending good wishes & mojo from Michigan!

Jenn said...

Work is attempting to steal my mojo. I'm kicking and screaming and somedays crying about it.

I gave up and went curly about 3 years ago....so much easier!

I guarantee I will cry if my hair starts falling out!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Oh, I wonder if they sell this in the UK? I didn't realise I had curly hair until about 2 years ago but it's so fine I need mousse to hold the curls...I'll keep an eye out for this product, thank you!

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

I'm a curly underneath, wavy on top and I just wish it would do one or the other! I use a flat iron - a GHD brand, it's expensive but really good, my hair actually feels better/softer after I use it. I can use it every day with no ill effects (I'm to lazy to do this generally). I've always lost a lot of hair too (ever since I can remember) and I haven't got any bald patches so I guess I just rejuvenate quickly!
Very interested in that product though - sometimes I like to embrace the curls - do you use it in wet or dry hair? Spill the beans and I'll send you some mojo!

Tabatha said...

When I say "I love you!", don't take it the wrong way, I'm not a stalker... maybe just of your blog.

I just read your Laser post and marvel how you survived with your sanity seemingly in tact. I can really relate to knocking your mirror off, wrestling with dogs and getting to work all sweaty! Not that I've knocked a mirror off but just the whole "Everything is going wrong today!" scenario. Can I give you a (virtual) hug?

My hair turned curly this past year, I think I'm pre menopausal (YAY) and thought it was cool (my hair, not menopause) until I saw a lot of women in their 60's with frizzy, out of control hair. If I see that product in Canada, I'll be sure to get it!

In the mean time, put on a bike helmet and stay safe!

Cynthia@aquilterbynight said...

I have had curly hair since age 10 and have never straightened it! I am letting my gray grow out so that's an adjustment but I love the freedom of not coloring. My "styling" approach is identical to commenter Katy C. above. I also swear by the Ouidad cut and products, as do my two curly daughters!

CitricSugar said...

For your Canadian readers, I know that Planet Organic carries a lot of Jason products. I've seen them at Nutter's too but those stores are pretty much western Canada, only. I imagine they' re online just about everywhere, though.

Hope the switch back to curly goes well for you! :-)

Nicole said...

Kudos to you for embracing your curls! I stopped fighting mine two years ago and my hair is much healthier for it. I'm loving it! Thanks for sharing! I'm with Angie - let's see a pic of those curls!

ErikaB3 said...

just found your blog from seeing your pattern on Craftsy and LOVE the curly talk. I am a thick curly natural black. I love the way that god made me and my hair is healthiest this way. Yes I can create some pretty fabulous wonder woman hair with a straightening iron and it is so fun to brush it that way but it just isn't me. I like to use Pantene curly mouse. Cheaper products always work the best for me for some reason. See my hair under the writers section at www.mysentimentexactlee.com. I am Erika of course and luckily a whole lot skinnier now than i was in that pic. haha! BABY FAT!

ErikaB3 said...

just found your blog from seeing your pattern on Craftsy and LOVE the curly talk. I am a thick curly natural black. I love the way that god made me and my hair is healthiest this way. Yes I can create some pretty fabulous wonder woman hair with a straightening iron and it is so fun to brush it that way but it just isn't me. I like to use Pantene curly mouse. Cheaper products always work the best for me for some reason. See my hair under the writers section at www.mysentimentexactlee.com. I am Erika of course and luckily a whole lot skinnier now than i was in that pic. haha! BABY FAT!

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