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it's slow today, I'm planning on working on the shawl a bit more...and I'm already bored. Bored bored bored.....Anyway

Hair: Did a SMT (deep moisturizing conditioner) last night. The receipe calls for 1 part honey, 1 part clear aloe gel, and 2 part moisturizing conditioner. Easy enough...

I grabbed a table spoon out of my silverware drawer, and went to town. What I mixed up:

3 spoons coconut oil (didn't want to go outside and vandalize my aloe vera plant)
3 spoons honey
6 spoons Mane'n'Tail Conditioner (what - YOU don't have MnT at your house? Oh, yeah - I gots horses. heh)

You mix it up, plop it in the microwave for 10-15 seconds, mix it again, then slather it over/in your hair. Pop on a shower cap, wrap in a towel, and let it soak for 30 minutes.

I rinsed it out...and my hair was soft, shiny, and happy. This morning, it was a bit greasy (the MnT does that to me - that's why I don't use it as an every day conditioner - it's *too* thick for my hair), so I did a regular shampoo & conditioner (forgot to do the HALO treatment...:sigh:), and it's now soft, shiny, non-greasy.....and the curls. Oh, my. Big, loopy s-curls from above my ears down. All Over my head. I counted 5 s's on the locks by my ears......:blink:

Who'd'a thunk I needed more moisture in my hair? I need to go rustle up some moisturizing shampoo, I think - this is way cool.

Herself's hair is behaving - and I noticed last night that it is down to her shoulders again. This is phenominal growth! It's still fine and fly-away, though....but that's ok. We're working on getting it long enough to look good, then I'll worry about the frizzy fly-away thing she's got going. I'm thinking I'll do a SMT on her this weekend - we'll see. She's got to clean her room Saturday, and Sunday is church......gotta try and fit it in.

My loom is calling me. I have some nice handspun yarn that I was spinning for an afghan for the couch (I only started this project 5 years ago - the yarn is well-aged now). I'm thinking it needs to become a shawl or 2....and the loom concurs. It is *howling* at me to get the damn alpaca/silk/wool scarf OFF of IT NOW, and put on the lovely BL/Falkland Island 2 ply warp yarn. (The weft is the silk/kid mohair fluffy yarn that I fondle every chance I get...it's Yummy.) I really need to break down, cut the scarf off the loom (it's only yarn, it's only yarn!) and get this one going......gotta find the time for *that*.

I've got some lovely mystery fiber on the Norwegian. I think it's wool, but who knows - it's pretty, and it's spinning up fine, and I have *no* clue what it'll become. I don't know if I want to keep going on it and start the Nov. demo fresh, or if I want to let it sit and work on it there....decisions, decisions.

Speaking of the demo, I gotta get Himself to weave off the scarf he's been working on since March. I need that loom for the demo, and I don't want anyone but him to work on this scarf - it's his County Fair entry for 2007. And, it's MINE. All Mine. *g* Need to decide what needs to go on that loom for the demo.....something in a pattern weave; something...colorful, something useful. Ideas, people - I need ideas! The loom has a 15.75" weaving width; it's a 12H but it won't be *me* weaving on it, so I'd like to keep it to 4H or maybe 6H.....toss me ideas!

I also (what - I don't have enough projects going on!) need to knit J. a winter cap - he doesn't have one. This cannot be allowed, so I *have* to whip one out. I'm going stash-diving tonight - I'll attach the safety line (oh, gotta find the hard hat); if noone hears from me by tomorrow, please send someone to pull me out, OK? *g*
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Date:October 19th, 2006 02:32 pm (UTC)
Who'd'a thunk I needed more moisture in my hair? I need to go rustle up some moisturizing shampoo, I think - this is way cool.

Yup, curly hair needs moisture. it hit home for me in a similar way. After months of damaging my hair by blowfrying straight, then hitting it with the flat-iron, I was afraid that it wasn't going to come back to life. but, a deep condition of Neutrgena's Triple moisture and I had ringlets the next morning.

I'd try that on Herself first before whipping anything up. it's cheap enough and you can get it almost anywhere. Golden beige tub with an orangey gold lid. it's got meadowfoam oil, olive oil and one other oil in it as well. Plus, it's Neutrogena, good stuff.
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