Monday, 25 March 2013

Multivitamins for healthy skin?

Over the past few weeks I've been experiencing acne breakouts on my skin- not just my face, but my chest and arms too!

I have had acne since I was a pre-teen, but these recent ocurrences were a bit unusual since my skin was relatively zit-free earlier this year.

When I thought about it, my acne came back a short while after I stopped taking my multivitamins. When I used to take them consistently, after about a month, my breakouts virtually vanished.


I know I can't say for sure that the vitamins stopped my breakouts because my clearer skin may have just coincided with my vitamin intake, or may have been affected by my change in diet.

However, when I stopped taking my vitamins, I did not change anything else in my diet or skin care regimen...and then my acne returned.

My One a Day Teen Advantagle vitamins does say that it "supports healthy skin" with vitamins A and C, copper and iron.


I've been back on my pills consistently for the past 4-5 days and honestly I've only had about one new pimple.

Coincidence?


What do you think? Have you ever taken multivitamins and seen a significant improvement in your skin?

~Hatter

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Waiting...

Good night everyone!

This is my first hair post in weeks because I've been waiting...

....waiting to fall back in love with my hair!

After my last relaxer in which my new growth was severely underprocessed, I haven't been showing my locks a lot of love. Combined with the breakage that I'm still experiencing...I've been having a dull time.

The breakage may be due to some ends that need to go, my texlaxed roots or just dryness. (Admittedly, because I fear causing even more hair snapping off I haven't been moisturizing and sealing very thoroughly.)

Lawwd it's like I need to be a hair scientist just to figure out what my hair needs!

I'm really looking forward to my next relaxer so I can do an official length check and cut off any straggling ends.

Pray that I have patience and resolved my breakage!


How is your hair journey going? I hope you're enjoying it more than I am.

The good old days!

Waiting to fall back in love with my hair...
~Hatter

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Wash Day and Mini Relaxer Update


Goodnight everyone!

I have been neglecting my little blog and now this post is one week overdue *shameface*.

On Saturday 23rd February I had my hair relaxed by my aunt, since I really did not want to go back to the hairdresser.

In retrospect, I probably should have gone to the salon because my roots did not get straight! I practically remained with a head-full of fuzzy, texlaxed roots.


I think the issue was that my aunt should have smoothed my roots a second time after letting the relaxer "sit" on my hair for some minutes. 

I was pretty surprised (and amused) to run my fingers through my hair and feel the kinks! Admittedly, my hair is more manageable than before it was relaxed, but I'm just not used to the texlaxed feel lol. 
Since my roots are so textured, I haven't done an official length check as yet.

Last week I washed my hair and got some bouncy, healthy-looking results. However, I'm still battling with breakage that I can't seem to determine the source of. I've tried clarifying my hair and strand testing, but still I have noticeable short and long-strand breakage...even while using my new seamless combs...heck, even while finger-combing! 

While I am grateful for the hair I still have, I'm honestly a bit tired of my hair and discouraged...

I've been trying to reduce my manipulation as much as possible and infusing it with moisture.

So now I need to work on staying positive while I battle out this breakage. There's no way I'm going to let it make me have a failed hair journey!

Have you ever dealt with unexplained breakage?

Avec amour,
~Hatter