After returning from Black Social Media Weekend I kept the versatile style going and rocked the twistout for another week. To be fully honest, I didn’t plan to, but life got super duper busy and it had to be that way. I took the photo on the left above in my doctor’s office right after learning that the MRI on my knee showed that I had a “degenerative meniscus” and being told I should get tested for arthritis (which I ultimately did and the results came back negative Thank God!). As you can tell by the screw face look I was NOT feeling this diagnosis nor was I loving the idea of getting tested for, and possibly having, flippin arthritis.
The next 2 photos were taken outside the hospital and I still was pretty funky (notice the lack of typical Glamazini joy on my face). I was just not that into it … as in over it … as in sick of being sick … as in sick of being in pain … as in over. it. The doctor gave me a prescription for more physical therapy (my 3rd round) and I tossed it to the side HMPH! I just went for my 1st visit on September 9th, shy of 2 months of him writing the Rx. Not. into. it.
What in the world does that have to do with hair?! Uh…nothing.
The twistout was holding up magnificently as you can tell When I left LA and it was 73 degrees and when I arrived in St. Louis, it was 103 degrees and humid as all get out, yet my hair behaved very well. The last shot on the right below was taken later that same day at work when I had found my joy again LOL.
Two hair related things:
a. the flower is from my latest Ododo Originals purchase and
b. at this point I was starting to notice that my ends were kind of sparse. I don’t regularly trim, just dust (meaning I clip off split ends if I see them), but I think I may get a intentional trim done soon like I usually do at the end of the year to keep my ends from being see-through.
Fast forward a few days and I was wearing my twistout pulled back in a swoopy side hump pictured below, held back with a large brown Goody ouchless flex barrette (I love those things). I was also feeling my outfit something fierce that day, hence the photos below, snapped at my desk at work and uploaded to my FaceBook fanpage just ’cause. LOL!
The last shots were taken in and around my stay in downtown St. Louis during St. Louis Social Media Chicks weekend. The photo on the left is of a mannequin in the Express store that I was sweating hard for the t-shirt. The photo in the middle is of me Glammed up in said t-shirt with my hair pulled into a high pony puff from the remnants of the twistout. By this point I had taken the small flat twists on the side down. The last photo is a closer look at the same pony puff a few days later.
That was a twistout style for the record books, it kept giving and giving and giving. I also notice that my hair is behaving differently and I can’t quite put my finger on why. By “differently” I mean “tamer than typical”. It could be my consistent use of aloe juice in my hair, my use of Senica’s Senk as my staple leave-in or maybe my change in diet for pain management? Either way, it’s taking some getting used to because when I think my hair will be big and ferocious it’s turning out quite tame and subdued. Interesting indeed.
Until next time Glam Fam I wish you
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