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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Blue Black

Okay, so in about 2 months I have gone from natural to cinnamon to faded cinnamon to burgundy to faded burgundy and now to blue black. I was so excited to find this color. I have always LOVED this color and couldn't find it. Then I just stopped looking for it. Well, we have been reunited. I put it in last night, and had the usual problems that you have when you color your own hair. I didn't get too many spots, but I have a really weird looking on on my forehead. lol I'll take pics and upload them when I get 2 seconds of free time.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Surprise!!!

Yep, they're gone. I guess I should change the name of the blog huh? LOL I might. That was my third set of locks. Each time I have started over it was for spiritual reasons the same way other people fast or cleanse I guess. I thought I would feel something that was similar to grieving, but I didn't. I felt elated each time a lock was cut. I almost felt high. I felt a release. I felt connected to my husband who is literally the best friend I have because this was such an intimate act. I can't remember everything that has happened in the 7 years since I had them, but it was time to let it go. I am happy. I feel absolutely beautiful. I've matured. I've evolved and will continue to do so. I am loved, I love myself, and I am basking in the afterglow.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Update...I think

Idk if I told y'all this, but I found a lock about a month or two ago that was weak. Just so that you understand the gravity of the situation, if I lose a lock I'm cutting them all off. If I cut them all off, I'm thinking it might cause a problem with Big Daddy. Needless to say I am tending to this lock like I did when my daughter was born premature. Really it just came down to laziness. I was doing thing for other people's hair while mine was being neglected. Not because of the freeforming I was doing, oh naw, wasn't that. I was just plain trifling. No oil, no water oil spritz, no massage, just not caring. Anyway, I'm back on track and have even styled it a few times. Those that know me personally know that is a pretty big deal. LOL I guess I should've taken pictures because idk how long this styling thing is going to last. Now when I say styling I don't mean rollers and all that. I mean bun on top loose in the back, or like this morning I have a ponytail with hair wrapped around. These styles are mostly to keep my hair out of the way during my busy homeschooling days. Anyhoo, just thought I'd up date you. I might even take pictures later. Probably not, but I can dream...

Saturday, January 16, 2010

More Mari Unleashed! LOL

So, Mari is going to spend the night with Grandma tonight along with her brother so I decided to try and make it easy on my Mom and braid some of her hair back. Mari loves it and so do I. She is still complaining about getting her hair combed, but what do you expect from someone who has not had their hair combed in about 6 years? Anyway, she said that she loves the cornrows and that made me feel really good, because I haven't had an opportunity to do them in a while on an older child that I can have fun with (you know little girls don't like to sit for all the details. LOL). It's also funny, because with her afro she and I are the same height. Anyway, hope you all enjoy the pics.
 

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Just so we're clear

Someone posted an anonymous comment that they thought my locking my 2 year old nieces hair "was a terrible thing to do because she will never know her natural hair". Okay, just so we're clear...
  1. I don't mind people's opinions and love diverse opinions, however, I don't deal in punkery. If you are going to disagree with me don't do so anonymously.
  2. If her hair is locked, it is natural.
  3. If she decides to take them out later and get to know what you consider to be her "natural hair" then she can take them out like everybody else. I just got done taking my daughter locks down.
  4. Don't be so dramatic, it wasn't child abuse. We all make hair choices for our children. My sister has a relaxer and did more for her daughter than many relaxed mother do for their children.
Just thought I'd share my thoughts with the lurker that signed on anonymously.