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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Freeform Loc Love Update

Okay so I thought I would catch you all up on what my hair is looking like and how I'm feeling about it these days. There have been a few times when these girls have almost bit the dust. I was having issues with keeping my hands out of my hair so I would just shampoo when I felt the need to "fix them" or otherwise manipulate them. The turning point was when my husband told me how in love he is with my hair and that he thinks this is the best style I've ever had. Well, that sealed the deal. So my next problem was/is that I have 2 that aren't defined locks, but rather little bunches of hair. I have to be honest. I molest the mess our of those little bunches of hair, but feeling them lock is quite interesting. 

At the end of the day I am having to learn to trust my hair which is what I have been telling people for years. The other day one of my "clients" came over to get her hair styled. I put quotes around client because she is a freeformer. OMG!!! Her hair was straight LIONESS!!! I was SO JEALOUS and SO MOTIVATED!!! Her  hair is gorgeous. We braided it and she sat under the dryer for about 15 minutes which is her time limit, and then we just pinned it up into a style. She called me today to tell me that the style even ALMOST won her aunt over which is a BIG deal. lol The funny thing is that I am learning a lot from what here hair is doing. For example the front ones want to join and because she was popping them they were getting weak. I told her to that she could pop some but let the weak ones marry for strength. Y'all I am so excited. We'll being going out of town this weekend and it feels nice not to have to worry about making sure that my hair is done any particular way. It is what it is...literally. Hope you enjoy the update pics. There will probably be more when we go out of town. I'll try to remember to post them in a timely fashion. 

I know you can't really see my hair, but I looked cute. ;)
  
This is what I do when I wanna be super cute OR when I am going to be around folks what I don't care to explain the process to. No, I am not one of those people that likes to have those discussions about what I'm doing with my hair.

I was beaming from watching my lovely children in a performance of the Wizard of Oz.

I will be removing those beads because I am using them to cheat and train some locks to grow together. :(

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

Freeforming Update...

Okay, so it's official. I LOVE MY HAIR!!! I still feel self conscious because freeform isn't the norm, but I think I look cute. I do separate them gently as suggested by Cupidvalentino1 on youtube. I don't rip, I just run my fingers through when I shampoo or wet my hair.

I can't take credit for the love affair with my hair because really it was my husband's input that made me feel gorgeous. One day he looked at me and said, "I like your Bob Marley hair." Talk about a compliment!!! I do wear my tams when I am around people that are going to ask a lot of questions or be judgmental if I'm not in the mood to deal with it. I find that most judgmental people are like lower primates, once you cover something up they think it just ceases to exist. I know that wasn't the nicest thing, but it's true. There is a preacher that gets her hair done and she is constantly on me about having too many holes in my ears, the hole in my nose, my tattoos (which happen to be about 12+ years old), and now my hair. I just explain that since we don't sleep together her opinion doesn't much matter. Again, not the nicest way to say it but sometimes people are unable to hear kind gentle words and only respond to artistic sarcasm (I'm a pro at that).

Here's a picture since I know that makes the blog better and because I love y'all so much!!!

At a local park off the trail of course. Anyhoo, that point is so you can see my hair. Ignore the fact that I am smiling so hard that I look psychotic. lol

BONUS PICTURE OF MY SON!!!

So, my son has always fought to freeform because he is SO tenderheaded. We agreed to twist it every 2-3 months and shampoo it weekly. Well, needless to say, he's won the battle. He is a freeformer and VERY happy about it. If he feel comfortable with the way his hair is then why should I force him to conform?

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Kujichagulia!!! Let's support this brotha!!!

CLICK THE BLUE LINK
He is truly a support for the community so now it's our turn to support him!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Freeform Support Group

Um...yea, so about that freeform. I have created a support group for myself, via youtube, of other freeformers. To be honest, I think my hair looks gorgeous. I did twist it for a wedding, but shampooed when I got home.


I'll give you this pic of the Queen Mother for free. Although, this pic is not that clear, I wanted to brag on Mama's hair. This was the first time I ever braided it, and I LOVE IT ON HER!!!


Fly, ain't she? Yes, she is.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Unhappy Twisting

I twisted my hair because I have a wedding to go to Saturday. I don't feel weird about my hair, but I don't believe in doing anything to draw attention to myself during someone else's wedding. We come from a smal circle and I just don't want to describe it. I'm so excited about it. Anyway, it's done now. I must admit that I was suprised by the growth. I will take a pic of it untwisted when I shampoo.


Idk what's with that one on the side...it doesn't like being twisted I think. lol
Lemme know whatcha think.

Friday, April 8, 2011

My Jewelry

I wanted to share a slide show of my jewelry. The majority of what I create is one of a kind and intended to be as unique as you are. If you like what you see and would like to purchase some piece visit me at http://www.etsy.com/shop/abenaevolving?ref=si_shop

Thursday, April 7, 2011

My hair update vid...

Sorry this vid sucks so bad, but I really don't feel comfortable in front of a camera. Anyway, hope you enjoy if for what it is...lol

Monday, March 28, 2011

A new start...


Idk why I always look like a plucked chicked...smh

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Startin' my locks again...

I know I said I was gonna wait, but I can't do it. I keep saying that I want to get all this stuff done to the fro, but let's be honest. I didn't style my locks so I know good and darn well that I'm not going to style a fro. I've done all I'm gonna do and right now I'm wearing penitentiary braids under a wrap everyday...not cute.


Monday, March 21, 2011

Now that I've updated you all

Okay, now that you've been updated. I gotta tell ya, I am so tired of waking up with eraser head it's not even funny. I love the way the 'fro looks and all the styles, but I just don't like having to think about my hair. For instance I have a really old twist out and my husband loves it. I, however, do NOT like having to wet my hair to make the sides and back fluff out. I have to wet like 3/4 of my head! I really want to make it through the summer, but I just don't know.

I am wearing a wrap right now and should have a bonnet on underneath, but I don't. Do you know why? Because my locks would at least hold a little oil in them, but the 'fro? Nope, nothing...I love the look, but I'm a lockhead at heart...

Update pics...I know I been slack.


Twist Out


Twist Out


Braided front

Braid out 'fro

white wrap


2 strands

2 strands with clips. lol

Classic nature meditation pose. lol

Best friends with marital benefits! ;)

The day I remembered I was 20 feet tall...

Da Puff

Da Puff

No he is not mine...lol

Green water and really old twist out...

3 generations of natural love!!!

God's gift to the world...no need to thank me. :)

Teaching at Kwanzaa