I was out with one of my BFF's this evening and she commented on my hair. She wanted to know was my hair twisted. I told her..."no, these are sisterlocks and I'm coming up on three years on lockdown!"
She replies: "REALLY??!!"
I'm like: "Yeah, gurl! I've been lockin' right underneath your nose for close to three years and you didn't EVEN notice!!"
It was High-Larry-Us! We both fell out laughing!
When I locked down almost (3) years ago, I knew no one would notice. The install looked very similiar to the 2-strand twists I wore....so my sisterlocks install and subsequent wearing was a non-event...until lately! DAng, I'm noticing the changes AnD so are OtheR pEopLe!
I now have that wash and go hair like Lisa on Real Housewives of Atlanta!! (That's what I told my BFF - REally CrAcked Up on ThaT CoMmEnT!!)
Don't Hate...Relate!!! LMAO!!!
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Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Goodness, I've been away so long I need to perform some cleaning on this blog: removing cobwebs, dust the furniture, open the windows and air out the place and burn a wonderful vanilla candle to get a warm baking scent up in here!
Life has been busy since the last post...God only knows when that was! This year I've been to the Inauguration, Skiing in Colorado, Miami South Beach, Freeport Bahamas and have plans for another destination -- where? Haven't decided but I'm going somewhere.
The hair? OMG!! This stuff is growing, changing by leaps and bounds! I decided to take over the tightening of my hair during the summer. I had a nasty flu earlier this year and had to take medication. Everytime I take medication my hair at the top of my head changes. Plus, I think I was getting my hair tightened too often and too tight in my sensitive areas. So the summer tightening by moi was to experiment with tightening less often and not so close to the scalp. It's working, my sensitive spots are recovering and doing nicely. I'm trying to tighten on a 3-month schedule......not working! My hair is growing so much, I have to tighten passively every 8-weeks.
I've gotten my hair colored this summer and new products were recommended. It's funny eventhough I have sisterlocks, the "needs" of my hair haven't changed. It is still proned to dryness, it still needs moisture and occassional conditioner when I wash. The normal cravings when I used to wear 2-strand twists with the exception: Conditioner EVERY time I washed. The (3) new products I use are put into my hair when I wash and (1) time during the 2-3 week wash cycle. My natural hair beautician, who put in my color, and made the recommendation. She wears palm rolled locks and she has quite a few locked customers. The (3) products I'm using are:
- Pro-Line Comb-Thru Softner
- Sulfur8 Loc Twist & Braid Oil
I've forgotten how much hair LOVES humidity! Especially my hair and skin! While in the Bahamas my hair was at its' peak in moisture and manageability. Granted wearing curls wasn't an option but freestyling was awesome! Normally, when I freestyle, where I live, my hair looks a bit shoddy. My curlie ends tends to straighten and my uneven ends are quite noticeable. NOT in the humidity! Curlie ends were TIGHTLY curled, hair looks even...I was HOT...I mean really hot and sweaty but the hair looked GOOD!! Saltwater, sand and rain were all met without fear, actually I was craving those elements just to see what this hair would do. Heck, I just can't imagine wearing my hair any other way....but then again, I did see a really NICE natural hair style and if I knew what I knew now back when I went natural the look I seen I definitely would try. It was fabulous! A beautiful bobbed cut with natural curls to boot!
Here's an updated picture. The curls are from my wash and set last week. Since my hair has gotten longer and the hair is now turning to locks...drying takes longer, curling takes longer so, I tend to opt for a weekend wash/curl marathon and during the next two-three weeks I've got lasting curls. I use the softspike curlers - they are comfortable to sleep in and my color combination: Green and Pink is so cute who needs a "do-rag?"