Saturday, May 30, 2009

Look at me now!!

Look at me now. I'm 11 months locked. I am so pleased with my journey thus far. I've made an appointment with my consultant to get a retightening at my year mark. I've got enough new growth to go right now but I'm going to hold out till June.
Do anyone remember Prell shampoo? I remember my grandmother use to wash her hair with it. It really cleaned her hair. I loved the smell of her hair after she washed it. All she used was Prell and her hair was always soft after she pressed it. Well I found some at Walmart a couple of weeks ago. I remember hearing that it would strip perms and relaxer. I bought it and washed my hair. My hair was squeaky clean. After it dries, it is so soft.
I know I haven't posted in a while. Been really busy dealing with a few things. I will post at my year mark. Wow, thats in
a couple of weeks.

Friday, February 20, 2009

8 months now

We are now 8 months old and I love them short! Hello ladies.I had my perm cut off at 7 months. I didn't think I was going to like it but I knew it was another stage I needed to go thru. I was ready to get rid of my perm. I just wasn't sure I'd like the short hair. My hair has never been this short. I LOVE IT!! I thought it was cute before I cut my perm off.It is the bomb now. You can really see the definition of my locs. I've gotten major compliments on them. My mom, who was totally against them, now likes them. One of my sister's is already contemplating locking in a few weeks. These pics were taken the end of Janurary, when I got my retightening and grooming. Since then, I have gotten another retightening. My hair is really growning. In these pics you can see that they hit above my eyebrow. They now come below my eyebrow. They are a man magnet!!
I still braid and band. I condition for the first time. OMG did that feel good. I will try to do it once a month for starters and work my way to twice a month. They even look good freshly washed and straight.
I apologize for the short update. I will update again soon.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Almost 7 and still loving them

Hey Ladies! I don't have that much to update. I went a month without posting anything about my hair. Well not much has changed. I'm growing. I'm not posting pics this time on purpose. In the last post you can see how much growth I have. A few weeks ago, I cut a few locs in the front. I basically cut the perm off my ends. I was curious to see what it looked like. Very surprised at how much my hair had grown. Well in a few weeks, I'm going back to my consultant to get groomed and re tightened. It has been almost 7 months since she has done my hair so I thought I would let her cut my perm off. She's pretty excited but so am I. The reason I'm not posting pics now is because I want to wait until after my re tightening. Another reason is I'm at work and I don't have access to any new pics of me. Although I can take a few on my phone and post. I'm ranting aren't I? LOL..sorry!! I do that from time to time. Well ladies give me a few weeks and I will give you a new look for me. I can't believe I'm cutting already. My sister keeps telling me to wait but I am so tired of these straight ends.
Oh Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone. May God bless you in this new year.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

5 month update

Where did the time go?I've been so busy with other things. Although my blog was always on my mind, I could never get to it like I wanted to.
I left off with my reunion. Well guess what? I missed it. I was so upset. I worked that day doing heads. Thought I would take a sinus pill because I wasn't feeling well. I thought I could take a quick nap so I would be rested for my reunion. I slept right thru the whole thing. When I woke up, it was almost 11pm. LOL I was not happy but I guess I needed to rest. I was so ready to go. Excited about seeing all my old friends. My friend that was coming from out of town to take me, ended up having a family emergency. Well he made up for it a few weeks later. Those are the pics of him and my babies. We had so much fun. My baby wasn't too happy about him leaving so she is not smiling in the pics. That was their first time meeting him and it went better than I thought it would. They LOVED him and he LOVED them. The funny thing about the trip was me playing like I had been home all night. He stayed at a hotel. I would not leave until they (my babies)went to bed and I would come home early before they got up. No they were not home alone. My sister stays with me. I felt like a teenager sneaking out. LOL It's been just us for a long and my girls.
Other things that were going on was school. I barely finished 2 online classes. With doing my online classes, I got a new position at work that I had to train for. I'm now doing IT support. Still training for it now, but my life has been so congested.
As for my hair, I am so surprised at the growth. I told my sister that I could not see the growth. I noticed it getting thicker but I didn't think it was getting longer at all. I've gotten so many compliments on it. I wash twice a month because I get slippage as soon as I wash it. I spritz it with water and tea tree oil daily. I'm starting to do alot of braid outs. They last longer for me. I thought I was in love with my hair when I first got it done. Man I've fallen in love with my hair all over again! I don't do a darn thing to it but spritz it and run my fingers thru it. I'm starting to put my make-up on and everything. Well I do my eyes. Face make up makes me itch. OMG I love my hair. I still do my own retightenings. I've tried to go back to my loctian but everytime I make an appointment, something always comes up. I guess its not meant for me to go back. I do want to go back just to have her take a look at it.
Well anyway, I have missed reading all the blogs and updates. Congrats Penny on the new addition to the family. Nihuru, your color is looking good girl. I promise I won't stay gone as long as I did. I really need to keep my updates going.
Until another time. Happy Holidays!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Is it just a hair do or are you signing away your rights to your own head?

For those of you that have read my blog know how excited I was to have picked up the technique. I wanted to continue to see my consultant. God knows I did not want the responsibility of doing it myself; I've been a cosmetologist for almost 20 years. I like the idea of going to get my hair done. Well my schedule changed, meaning I'm working mad overtime. I had more things added to my plate. I'm going back to school. I sort of lost time to even get my hair done. Didn't expect all these changes but some things I found to be more important than getting my hair done. With my crazy schedule, I was unable to get in to see my consultant. I thought the nappy loc tool would really help me out in between appointments. When I told my consultant that I purchased the tool, she did not sound too pleased. Her respond to me was I could damage my locs (which I totally understand) and she also said self taught techniques would make more repair work on her. I can appreciate her concerns for my new locs as well as her hard work but with the changes that has happened in my life, I'm caught between a rock and a hard place. She really made me feel like I had not choice but to come and let her retighten my locs. I could be taking her reply wrong and I so hope I am but I am a very busy person sometimes. On top of that I'm not use to going to get my hair done on a regular basis. I like the idea but not use to regular appointments. So did I just sign a contract for her to mother my head? Someone made a comment in their blog that it isn't rocket science to pick up the technique. And it's not. I now have a different outlook on this. I love my locs. The best thing I could have ever done, hands down. Do I continue on or just do it myself?

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Class Reunion!!

Can you believe I am about to have my 20 year class reunion. I am tripping. This site called Ning helped me locate people I had not talked to in years. I am having so much fun talking to old friends. I was talking to my friend from NC and I told him I really did not want to go to my reunion alone. The last time I went to my reunion I was married. Not happily but married. He was good to have at parties because the brotha could dance his a** off. Anyway at my 10 year reunion my ex-husband and I went to the meet and greet. We could not make it to the banquet the next day because this fool was acting like a d*** fool. So I missed it. So here I am 10 years later and I really did not want to go alone. I mentioned it to Mr.B and he said he would drive up and take me. I thought that was so sweet. He lives in Durham yall and I live in Michigan. Thats a 12 hour drive. I'm still smiling.

I got tagged!!

I was wondering when this day was going to come. I actually got tagged by a couple of you guys. Let me start off right!! Forgive me for not posting pics. I'm blogging at work. Shhh! Don't tell my boss. She cool. She really wouldn't care. Ok lets get this show on the road. I was tagged by and Thanks ladies!!
Rules are as follows:

  • Link to the person that tagged you..
  • Post the rules on your blog.
  • Share 6 non important things/habits/quirks about yourself that have not been shared already. (If yall don't mind I will do 7 since that is God most complete number.)
  • Tag 6 random people at the end of your post by linking to their blog.
  • Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
1. I am a pk (Preacher's Kid). Actually a long line of them to tell you the truth, my dad, his dad, my mom's dad, 2 of my uncles..this list goes will into my family.
2. I was in a 5 year relationship that did not go anywhere. We are still good friends and he wants to try again but I say leave it the way it is.
3. I absolutely love writing. I do my best writing at work when I'm extremely busy or if I'm heavy with emotion.
4. I'm a Sex and the City fan. My sister says I have the personality of Samantha. Was at the movies the day it came out.
5. I was a Daddy's girl. He pasted away 3 years ago but I still feel the pain.
6. I've been in a long distance relationship for a year and a half. He lives in Durham, NC. A real sweetheart.
7. Ok I don't want yall laughing at this one. You know how some people crave starch? My mom use to give me the starch pellets when she was pregnant. OMG!! Those were the days. Well I had surgery a few years ago on my breast. I was very top heavy so I had them reduced. After that I started craving Johnson and Johnson's baby powder. Now straighten your face up. Yes I said baby powder. And it can only be Johnson and Johnson.
Thats a little of me. Now ready or not hear I come....Nevermind!! But I will catch yall on the next go round. I will tag my sister..