Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Going Gluten Free in Africa

That right there is the hardest thing I have ever had to do. I realized I was either celiac or gluten intolerant earlier this year. I have been trying to go gluten free and lapsing for so many times. But the 21st of July 2015 is the last day that I will start going gluten free again.

This means I read all the ingredients on prepackaged food, and avoid some processed foods. Most fast food is out as well since most of these outlets contaminate their food with gluten. Hopefully, this will help reduce my acne breakouts, as well as stop my stomach issues from flaring up.

Some of the foods I will avoid are:

1. Bread, biscuits, cakes and pasta
2. Pizza, burgers, deep fried coated chicken, 
3. Polony, Russian sausages and any other processed meats
4. Lagers
5. Coffee creamers, oatmeal, processed cereal

The worst thing is gluten pops up in the most random foods. So some gravy powders and other random foods have gluten. That's the main reason why I'm moving out now. Coz that's the only way I can monitor what I eat. At home they think I'm just being fussy and picky so my food gets contaminated.

Has anyone recently adopted a special diet for health reasons? How are you coping?

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Quickie Update

So I just got an opportunity to give y'all an update on what's going on with my hair

First of all, I made APL. The growth aid I have been using (a sulfur oil mix) has been seriously working. Since spring is right round the corner, I think I can boost my growth and retention to get close to BSL by the end of the year.

Which brings me to a sad update, I have started experiencing short strand breakage again. I am due for a trim but I want to get a good pair of scissors to use. I will probably trim in August when I do my touch up at 6 months post. I won't lose much length, I think a half inch trim is more than enough to give me fresh, healthy ends.

I bought rollers and did my first roller set in June. It actually turned out great. I managed to really straighten my hair and that's when I did my length check. I think I'm getting the hang of the styling bit now.

I wigged my way through most of winter. I actually gave up on wigs when I noticed the synthetic hair was irritating my skin and making my acne worse. So I am back in buns or goddess braids as my protective styles.

My bun is getting bigger. I stopped using a sock to make a bun, and now just use my hair. My bun is now a respectable size. Hopefully soon, my bun will be the size of my head.

I think I really under processed when I did my virgin texlax. My ends are still pretty curly, especially when they get properly moisturized. I think when I do my touch up I will also need to do a slight corrective relaxer.

Finally my chewed up hairline seems to be recovering sloooowly. I have been doing massages with my growth aid but the hair is not coming in as fast as it used to. I really hope that the weave didn't kill my follicles. Anyway, starting August, I am back on inversions, GHE and sulfur oil for maximum hair and hairline growth.

That's what's been happening with my hair. I will upload length checks soon.




Hi everyone.

Sorry for having disappeared on you lately, I have been having internet woes. Will be back in August.