23rd. May, 2013 | 06:46 pm
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22nd. May, 2013 | 07:53 pm
posted by: nightmer in vaginapagina
When I started the POP I had no real side effects. But I've noticed my libido seemed to be lowered over the last half a year. My periods have also been a bit heavier and crampier, and I've noticed more dark hair growing on my chin/nipples (which started a little when I first began the minipill). About 3 months ago, my pharmacy switched me to a different generic of my pill, and I spent the month as a PMS-y emotional mess, but my libido ramped up, which made me think none of the versions of the minipill were agreeing with me as well as they used to. Switched back to my old generic, still felt not so great, so I decided to change things.
I switched to Tri Sprintec (a combined pill) a week or so ago, and since then I've felt mostly the same. I was on my period when I switched but 6 days after it ended, I'm still getting mild but constant cramps. I plan to try this pill for a few months but it still seems strange.
Has anyone else suddenly started having side effects to a birth control you'd been on for an extended period of time? I'm curious if all the symptoms are more likely related to my birth control, something awry with with my reproductive system, or just things changing as I get older.
22nd. May, 2013 | 08:53 pm
posted by: retr0h in vaginapagina
I am a 20 year old cisfemale, and for the month of May, have missed my period for the first time since I started my period. A little background on my cycle, it is usually unbearably heavy. I use overnight pads during the day to make myself comfortable (I'm gonna try to change to divacups soon!) and have mild cramping. My period also usually lasts anywhere from 7-9 days. I used to be on birth control (Loestrine) exactly a year ago but have stopped since I've been a little lazy to make an appointment to refill the prescription.
Now, I have missed my period for the first time this month (May) and it has me stressed out. I have never, ever, missed a period. I was worried I was pregnant but:
1. there was no penetration, just sort of dry humping ('cause I'm paranoid) but he did get some semen on my butt, which could have gotten into my vagina(?). This happened late April, probably around the 26th?
2. I've taken 3 pregnancy tests. 2 about a week ago which came out negative (I dipped the test in a cup of urine) and one yesterday which also came out negative (again, dipped it in a cup of urine).
My last period (that I recall) was April 7th but I'm not 100% sure. This situation has made me freak out so much I actually downloaded a menstruation app on my phone so I can track it because jeez, I've never been so scared. At least with an app, I can make sure its late/early.
I'm just at a loss. I guess it could be that I was a little stressed about finals but I've had times where I was a lot more stressed than this and I still had no problems with my period being regular.
I guess my questions are;
Can there be such a thing as a wrong reading on the pregnancy test? What are some signs of pregnancy? Can I do anything to make sure this does not happen again?
Also, I'm waiting until June 7th to contact my doctor for an exam. Since I'm not 100% sure when my period started/ended in April, June 7th would be a whole month, that I know for sure, I went without a period.
23rd. May, 2013 | 01:21 am
posted by: julia_vodolazko in craftgrrl
I've been watching this community for some time, and now decided to share some of my works with you. I work with wool, make felt, and love it so much. Even though it's summertime now, here in England the weather is so moody you can never tell when you might need a woollen scarf :-)
I've made these things recently from raw undyed wool, as a part of my eco-friendly collection. I love working with raw wool as well as sheep and alpaca fleece.
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22nd. May, 2013 | 06:45 pm
posted by: k_alyson in menstrual_cups
I put the Diva in right as I started my period and it was comfortable to wear (minus the stem, which I can trim later) but about 6 hours after inserting it, I felt it pop and lots of suction which starting hurting and giving me discomfort/pain to the point where I had to remove the cup. I never felt the cup open when I initially inserted it but I ran my finger around the rim to make sure it was open and the whole time I had it in the cup did not leak at all (so based on what I have been reading here, I assumed it was open). So at that point, I emptied it, turned the cup inside out thinking it might have been too long (based on LJ again and the fact that when I had it in before, the right way out, the bottom of the cup didn't go in quite all the way), re-inserted the cup (didn't feel the pop then either) and went to bed. The cup was comfortable to wear all night (no leakage) until early in the morning, when I felt that pop and the suction/discomfort start again while still laying in bed. So I had to removed and reinsert the cup again (I kept the cup inside out). But this time, the pop and suction started right after I put it back in. So this time I took it out and left it out because my parts were starting to get a bit sore at this point. I tried again the following day (cup still inside out) and had that suction/discomfort start as soon as I put it in.
So now I'm beginning to think I may need a different, shorter cup. But I'm not sure which one to get. The cup doesn't bother me at all until that pop/suction happens, then I'm not sure if it's the suction or if my cervix likes to sit low and the cup is bumping up against it that is causing the discomfort. But that's what it feels like once the pop and suction happens. My cervix is easy to reach but not as low as some others on here have described. But I'm still wondering if the Diva cup is too long, even after I turned it inside out. So now I'm considering either the Lunette or MeLuna. But I'm concerned that Lunette still might be too long since it's about the same length as the Diva turned inside out. So I was considering the MeLuna instead but I'm not sure if I should get the classic or the soft (and what size) since I don't know if the firmness of the cup is causing the discomfort. I'm worried that if I get the soft it might not open, but on the other hand, I'm worried that the classic would be too firm which would cause that discomfort again, as well as be too hard to insert.
So, is it the suction and/or firmness of the cup causing the discomfort or is it just too long? Should I try the Lunette or MeLuna? And what size and firmness?
23rd. May, 2013 | 12:37 am
posted by: missbondage in thriftstoreuk
having a big clear out
comment if you're interested in any of these
Postage will be flatrate of £3, minimum 2 items, will sell as a joblot
I will look at trades
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I am watching this community for one week now and I am really amazed of the fantastic work I am finding here! I found this community while searching for ideas what to make for my kids. I am an elementary teacher (and the best proof that not every teacher is gifted when it comes to crafting) and I was searching for ideas for little presents because I am leaving the school. It´s a tradition that kids that are leaving my class (my second graders - the first graders are staying) get a self-made present from me. Now that I am the one leaving every kid gets something which means much work since I have 22 cuties in my class.
Two years ago I made little animals out of pearls and last year I made about 20 pigs (for my kids, friends and family). It´s nothing compared to your work but I feel like sharing. Remember: I am a beginner and not as talented as I wish I was. Pics are under the cut.
Once more congratulations of all your amazing works!!!
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A mermaid pendant made from polymer clay.
22nd. May, 2013 | 08:39 pm
posted by: xblade_fwendlyx in thriftstoreuk
Make offers. Feel free to haggle, I won't be offended.
PRICES AREN'T SET IN STONE.
Prices DO NOT include postage or fees unless stated as "all in"
I send second class unless you request otherwise & recycle packaging where I can.
Will do MASSIVE deals for multiple purchases. Check out my previous posts!
Ask questions. Ask for measurements - I'll answer.
I don't bite :)
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Thanks for looking. Make offers!! :D xx
22nd. May, 2013 | 08:32 pm
posted by: newalphabet in menstrual_cups
Obviously I'm 10 years older now which firmly puts me into size A territory but age is just a number :-)
Wondering whether I should get a straight like for like replacement, go for a bigger size or try something else completely.
I don't have problems with leakage but I do have a v. heavy flow so something with more capacity is tempting however during my period, especially towards the beginning, my cervix sits very low so not sure I'm going to be able to balance the two requirements.
I sometimes have issues with getting my current cup to pop open although I suspect this might be due to the age of my current mooncup so I'm not sure whether a softer cup would work for me but I also find my current cup can press on my bladder so maybe a softer cup would be worth a try?
All thoughts appreciated
(33, no children btw)
22nd. May, 2013 | 03:21 pm
posted by: dkwgdk in vaginapagina
Hi y'all -- So I've reached two years with my Mirena, which has thus far been a GREAT experience. I got it to help manage my out-of-control periods and, while I still definitely had a period, it was way easier to cope with than previously. I can actually sleep through the night and make it through a college lecture without bleeding through multiple forms of protection! Woot!
My question is "Where is my period and why do I smell strange?" According to the calendar, i should be having my period right now. My period has stayed very, very regular on the Mirena, and it's been regular pretty much since I was 17...I'm now 35. However, I had a couple of days of spotting (Sunday and Monday) and now? No period. My last period was completely normal for me, including the bleeding requiring super-absorbent tampons, etc. In other words, it didn't show signs of fading into oblivion. In addition, at the moment I have a small amount of unusual-smelling discharge and overall just a sweatier-smelling crotch. I keep trying to figure out how to describe the smell -- I think it's mostly very metallic, and the discharge definitely tastes more metallic than usual. My normal taste is ranges from practically non-existent to very salty mushrooms, so this is a new one. It also doesn't seem to change if I consume more water I haven't been really aroused since having this problem, so I can't tell if producing lubrication changes the smell.
What do you think is up with this? I could go to the clinic to get tested for BV, but it will take a few days to sort that out. Also, I wouldn't really describe the odor as 'fishy,' which I think is what you typically get with BV. If I'm wrong, please let me know?
One possible explanation for the vanishing period is a massive increase in Vitamin E consumption. I normally take about 1,000 mg of Vitamin E a day to help lighten my period, but in the past couple of weeks i've started eating a lot of chia seed. Because it's high in Omega-3, I'm now up to about 3,000mg of Omega-3s a day. I wonder if the elevated levels were what my body needed to respond to the Mirena like other folks who just lose their periods on it. But...still. It's odd. I guess it's also possible that the chia is changing my smell, but I've really only noticed it in the past couple of days.
NB: I've only had sex with condoms in the past month, and I took a pregnancy test and am not pregnant. I'll retest in a few days just to be sure, but I don't think that's the explanation.
22nd. May, 2013 | 01:00 pm
posted by: mrslevell2b in menstrual_cups
Of which of these is the stiffest? The softest?
Small & Large Lunette vs Small & Large Fleurcup vs Medium & Large Soft Meluna
Which one is the most comfortable for you?
22nd. May, 2013 | 10:12 am
posted by: gothfaeriequeen in craftgrrl
I am liking how they are turning out. And, I have even found uses for some of the vintage pendants I have laying around.
22nd. May, 2013 | 12:45 pm
posted by: eli_seev in veganfoodpics
22nd. May, 2013 | 04:31 pm
posted by: happyflower in thriftstoreuk
£8 all in :)
22nd. May, 2013 | 04:26 pm
posted by: pandorasblog in tsuk_feedback
Positive feedback to:
These were all sent last week - did they arrive okay?
22nd. May, 2013 | 09:14 am
posted by: xmissxmarsx in vaginapagina
Last night, I had semi-unprotected sex, by which I mean I put the condom on my partner inside out and we drunkly took it off and put it back on correctly (a safe sex no-no, I know). This morning I woke up with a plan to go get EC, but lo and behold, my period arrived. I know you can still get pregnant on your period, so should I still go grab some EC? Thanks in advance!
22nd. May, 2013 | 10:42 am
posted by: foodstory in bakebakebake
I always loved khachapuri, this incredibly Georgian pastry filled with cheese. Especially the Adjarian version, which is shaped as a boat and holds a gently cooked egg over the melted cheese. Khachapuri cafe is one of my favorite Georgian places in Moscow and a couple of days ago I got lucky to learn to make khachapuri from their chefs. It turned our absolutely doable at home, which felt like magic. Read more...
21st. May, 2013 | 05:01 pm
posted by: after_the_ashes in bakebakebake
For more check out: The Realistic Housewife
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21st. May, 2013 | 03:54 pm
posted by: 12april2014 in bakebakebake
I'm very glad glutenfree is the monthly theme. It's great to see some new recipes! I only have this one, and I'm afraid I enjoy it so much that I never really bother to try something new when baking for gluten intolerant people.
It's very simple to make, and it tastes really light and fresh, it's perfect for summer! Or actually any time. Right now, spring apparantly means 12 degrees celcius and rain.. And I could definitely do with a slice of this cake. Just to remind me of sunshine.
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22nd. May, 2013 | 10:21 am
posted by: wildgirlza in menstrual_cups
22nd. May, 2013 | 01:53 am
posted by: filthy_lily
22nd. May, 2013 | 12:56 am
posted by: ma2760 in vaginapagina
I was hoping you could help me understand what's going on and what questions I need to ask to be take care of my health. Hopefully I have all these details correct, I don't have a copy of my medical record (I do want to get one) but hopefully this is everything...
In summer 2010 I had my first abnormal pap smear. It showed up as atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (ASC-US). I had a follow up pap that winter, and I believe that is said endocervical cells (I may be incorrect on the type of cells) were not present (they said cells they like to see on a pap smear didn't show up, it wasn't that there were atypical cells this time). They advised me to have another pap smear, which I did in June 2011. I did, and once again they found ASC-US. I had a colposcopy, which they said showed the best result possible.
I had a follow-up pap in January 2012. Normal. I had a follow-up pap in June 2012. Abnormal. They did another colpo and an endocervical curettage (ECC). My colpo they didn't find anything to worry about, but the ECC was concerning. Another abnormal pap smear in December (AGUS), they told me I'd need another colpo in May, which was today.
My doctor has been going over my case with a pathologist and another specialist (apparently he's one of the people that actually writes the guidelines for treatment nationally...) and they saying my results are "incongruent," with my pap is alternating between normal and abnormal and my colpo being normal and my ECC showing up with abnormal cells. If there are abnormal results this round, they will likely do a LEEP.
Anything I should know? Is there anything I should be asking my doctor? For the first time today, I read AGUS cells can (though rarely) be associated with cancer other than cervical cancer. Should I be asking for tests for other sorts of cancer (Ovarian, Fallopian, etc?).
I've really tried to stay sane about this all. I know cervical cancer is very slow moving, the chance of me having cervical cancer is very slim, and even if I did, it would most likely still be in the very early, treatable stages. However, the AGUS does scare me a little.
FWIW, I completed my Gardasil when I was 23. I'm 27 now.
22nd. May, 2013 | 05:48 am
posted by: woah_its_nicole in gaugetrade
Yes, you read that correctly I am selling one, see specs below
14k yellow gold
18g (great for stacking in your septum!!!!! my favorite look with my clickers)
AKA this is a baby, it's BEAUTIFUL where ever you place it and was one of my favorites but I haven't been using it in any piercings actively and would rather see someone else enjoying it as I tend for favor my white gold pieces.
The smallest size they have listed on their website for this style retails for $250, I'm asking $175 for this one.
I'm sure I can dig up some in-face pics if you're curious, also, I can give Infinite a call to see how much autoclaving would be if you'd like that performed prior to me sending it out (it will be cleaned thoroughly though!)
I am open to trades or a payment plan but if someone comes forth with a lump-sum they will be given priority, I hope you can all understand.
Shipping will be $3 and will include tracking and DC.
21st. May, 2013 | 10:57 pm
posted by: k8nkane in vaginapagina
Posted via m.livejournal.com.
21st. May, 2013 | 10:26 pm
posted by: espoirperdu in craftgrrl
I also have a question! The long "grizzly feathers" you see people wear in their hair...can you find those in craft stores or would they just be available a specialty beauty shops?
22nd. May, 2013 | 02:54 am
posted by: missbondage in thriftstoreuk
Only worn once, looks new, the sole is still clean!
Still selling for £110 on the DM website http://store.drmartens.co.uk/p-6587-dr-m
Looking for £50 all in
DR MARTENS 1460 BOOT
21st. May, 2013 | 07:23 pm
posted by: katswansey in vaginapagina
I'm probably freaking out over nothing, but I'd like some advice. I just hopped out of the shower and noticed this weird discoloration on my left boob that wasn't there yesterday. At first I thought it was a freckle or mole because it's relatively small. It doesn't hurt, it's not swollen. I think I'm being overly paranoid because I have a fibroadenoma in the same breast. I'm not sure how the two could be related. But I figured I'd come talk to you lovely folks and see what you all think.
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Do you all think I should get this checked out or is it nothing to worry about? I've never had anything like this before.
Thanks for any/all help!
21st. May, 2013 | 03:54 pm
posted by: blushingmad in gaugetrade
21st. May, 2013 | 05:28 pm
posted by: i_beckygardens in sew_hip
21st. May, 2013 | 03:18 pm
posted by: oatmeal_pie in menstrual_cups
1. INSERTION - The more complicated the fold, the springier the cup will be, so the easier it will be to pop open. My favorite is the half diamond (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Cdc3Va
2. STEM - If the stem is bothering you, do some kegels and push the cup up as far as it'll comfortably go. Is the stem still bothering you? Can you remove the cup by grabbing the base, not the stem? Then remove the cup, wash it, and trim down the stem with clean scissors or nail clippers. Repeat. I ended up cutting the stem off my Lunette Selene size 1 completely. There was no way I could've made it through a whole day, let alone a whole cycle, with that thing.
3. C-FOLD REMOVAL - The first couple of times removing my cup hurt like hell. Then I tried folding the cup as I removed it, and it was much better. Grab the cup by the base and pinch to release the suction. Then pull out slowly, pinching the cup into a C-fold. (Make the C point up, unlike when you insert it.) That way the cup is smaller for removal. I usually manage to do this without spilling by bringing the base down so the cup is upright and letting it come open upon removal.
4. CLEANING - When you're at home, remove the cup and wash it with warm water and baby shampoo or non-antibiotic hand soap. To clean out the holes, fill the cup with warm water, cover the top with your hand, and flip it over. Squeeze the cup to push water out through the holes. It's OK to remove the cup, wipe it carefully with TP, and reinsert it if you're in a public restroom. Just be sure to clean it thoroughly when you get home. At the end of your cycle, boil the cup for 10 minutes. Leave it out in the sun for a day or two if it smells funny. Then put it back in its pouch or in a non-airtight container until your next cycle.
Most of these tips are summaries of what others have shared on this site, but I believe the C-fold removal is new. Enjoy!
21st. May, 2013 | 05:17 pm
posted by: mrslevell2b in menstrual_cups
Cups I have narrowed it down to:
21st. May, 2013 | 11:56 am
posted by: funkyfresh in vaginapagina
EDIT: Here's a little more info: if my next 2 cycles are 26 days each, I'm set to get my period August 7-12. If they're all 27 days, I'll have it Aug 10-15. and if they're all 28 days (my last two were but who knows if it's a trend or what) I'd get it Aug 13-18 which is best case scenario but with my luck will be least likely. We are going to Cali August 6-13.
21st. May, 2013 | 10:54 am
posted by: pipsophiepip in dog_lovers
If anybody wants to help out the animals in Moore, the OKC Pet Food Pantry (http://www.petfoodpantryokc.org/),
21st. May, 2013 | 12:59 pm
posted by: fatfreevegan
Excuse the short introduction to this recipe, but I’m packing my bags and heading to Portland, Oregon, to hobnob with the vegan and famous at Vida Vegan Con. I’ll be giving a food photography presentation, speaking about blog monetization with Nava Atlas, and participating in a panel on privacy and oversharing with Dreena Burton, Joanna Vaught, and Sayward Rebhal. Plus, I’ll be having dinner with friend and fellow blogger Maria, so I’m beyond excited. Daughter E is coming along as my “assistant” (camera bag bearer), so if you’re there, please don’t hesitate to come up to us and tell her that you remember when she was little bitty and wore glasses (she loves that, honest!)
Read the rest of Mu Shu Jackfruit Lettuce Wraps (416 words)
21st. May, 2013 | 10:51 am
posted by: eatswithfork in vaginapagina
21st. May, 2013 | 11:23 am
posted by: fanbot in thrifthorror
21st. May, 2013 | 02:07 pm
posted by: owwch_mytoe in get_up_dread_up
6th. May, 2013 | 11:18 am
posted by: spamwarrior in sew_hip
I'm making Dress A from McCall's M6258 (link below), and I've got the bodice all sewn together (It was in 8 panels). Now that I'm looking to attach the straps, though, the instructions threw me a curve ball (my commentary in parentheses).
"Pin ends of strap to upper edge of bodice, centering over squares. baste. (No problems here) For lining, prepare remaining bodice sections in same manner, disregarding reference to straps for View A (???). Pin lining to bodice, having right sides together and matching seams. stitch along upper and left back opening edge, pivoting at small circle (which I have marked). Clip to small circle. UNDERSTITCH lining."
I'm confused because there seem to be no remaining bodice sections left. I can cut out more, certainly, but the lining part throws me. Am I just going to make another copy of the bodice and sew them together right sides facing each other? What's going on?
Thanks so much in advance.
20th. May, 2013 | 10:04 pm
posted by: rosebranch in sew_hip
Any tips or tricks for machine-sewing with this material? I've never worked with it before. Anything I should be aware of before starting?
21st. May, 2013 | 03:24 pm
posted by: anna_earwen in coffee_pictures
21st. May, 2013 | 07:16 pm
posted by: ext_1834049 in vaginapagina
20th. May, 2013 | 11:00 pm
posted by: emmakitty in vaginapagina
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Anyway, sorry if I'm being ridiculous, but I just want to make sure that I'm normal and that this will go away eventually; I don't want it to affect any future partners!
20th. May, 2013 | 11:45 pm
posted by: smallestfairy in vaginapagina
i've never had spotting or breakthrough bleeding on birth control and i'm BEYOND paranoid. i'm just wondering what this could possibly be and if i need to get a morning after pill just in case?
sorry if i sound like a rambling mess, i dont want to worry myself sick thinking i'm pregnant or something of that nature if i don't need to, but i also would like to be as educated as possible. i can't seem to find any answers that sound like my situation.
thank you! xoxo
20th. May, 2013 | 09:17 pm
posted by: calyxia in vaginapagina
20th. May, 2013 | 07:04 pm
posted by: mangofandango in vaginapagina
t's MMMMonday! Each Monday, we bring you special, maintainer-curated content intended to enrich your VP experience. Please note that you can find past MMMMonday posts using the "mmmmonday" tag.
Also, a quick reminder about the other places you can find VP: vp_bulletins for local announcements; contact_vp for questions and feedback on the way VP is run; the Vulvapedia for basic questions; and don't forget about our sibling community over on Dreamwidth!
I stumbled upon this piece and thought it was a perspective that might be interesting to our members: Why I Believe Bra-Fitting is a Feminist Issue.
"On a somewhat similar note, I feel bra sizing can play a huge role in body acceptance. I feel that accepting that you should wear (for example) a 30HH, rather than a 36DD, can be one of the biggest things you can do when it comes to accepting your body. Women are constantly told they need to be smaller, to be daintier, to take up less space, and bra sizing hasn’t escaped this."
If you want to share, what is your bra size? Have you always worn the correct size for you? What has your experience with bra sizing been like? How does bra size affect your feelings about your breasts? Do you agree that bra sizing is a feminist issue? You're invited to share any thoughts on the piece, these questions, or whatever in the comments!
20th. May, 2013 | 03:18 pm
posted by: teenagehate2 in vaginapagina
I am getting brave! 2nd post! I created these two over the weekend as a little pick me up break between 'real life' work. Thinking about trying to complete a whole set of characters. Got my eye on Princess Bubblegum and Gunther next!
20th. May, 2013 | 11:34 am
posted by: bk702 in vaginapagina
20th. May, 2013 | 12:18 pm
posted by: xcountry257 in no_poo
My routine is: Sundays I travel to my moms house (she has a water softener) to wash my hair with a BS mixture (1 tbspn/cup water), ACV (same as BS), and finish off with a green tea rinse. I only do that once a week, and on Wednesdays I WO in my hard water apartment (but I have a filter that helps with chlorine and "other minerals") I have been doing this religiously for 7 weeks straight and by the Wednesday that I WO my hair is so crazy greasy that the WO barely helps hide it.
I HAVE TRIED:
Boiling the water I put in my mixtures (BS, ACV, Green Tea) . That got rid of my waxy feeling from my hard water instantly.
The boar bristle brush. It seems to not work as well as I thought it would, and I try to brush as much as a can with with it (cleaning it after each time I use it)
Using less Vinegar . Some people suggested in other posts that the ACV can add to greasiness and I've lessened it but I've seen no difference.
Various DIY Dry Shampoos. I've read a few blogs suggesting cocoa powder or cornstarch to help with some but it really doesn't help, it helps hide some grease but my hair still needed to be put in a pony tail/bun.
I've tried so many things and I guess by 7 weeks I was hoping that I could go maybe 4-5 days before I would have to resort to the pony tail/bun. Instead I'm going 2 days hair down and 5 days hair up. My transition period seems never ending...
I'm traveling to Europe soon and I was hoping to stick to my routine, but they only have hard water where I'm going. Does anybody have any suggestions? Help is much appreciated, thanks!