Wednesday, November 24, 2010
My hair might not look all that long for almost 2 years, but the method that I started my locs in, the nappylocs method, I did it with a pretty good amount of relaxed hair. It took me 11 months to get my natural hair to a length that I could live with, and I cut the relaxed hair off in November of 2009. It was pretty short, but I didn't mind it.
As you can see in my picture, I have been doing some interesting things to my hair. I'm a bit eccentric, so, this isn't too out of the norm for me. This was a test run for my hairstyle for character day at school. I did this is black lipstick and all over eye liner. Though no one has heard of her, I went as Lisbeth Salander.
I actually don't have too much to say about my hair.But thinking about how my hair has evolved over time; it's simply amazing. Before locs, I had to perm it into submission and beat it with a comb every morning just to look presentable. Now, some mornings, I just leave the house without touching it...at all.
My natural journey isn't new to me anymore. I don't exactly have to think about what I'm doing next, or why may hair is doing what it's doing. My locs have hardened for the majority of them. This was the best thing I could have done for my hair. I haven't regretted a day of it yet.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
So, Last time I posted, my "hair world" had crashed and burned due to the loss of mt nappylocs tool. I found that little thing and I have tightened my hair. Yay Me!
So, now it's March, A whole new month and my hair is growing! Except for the place that has nearly ALWAYS been short on me, the lower back part. Everywhere else on my head is showing significant growth, And I'm sure it's doing something, but it's not like I sleep on my back or anything. And It has this habit of wanting to curl under. Making in look shorter than it actually is. But at least it does cover what it needs to.
I have been re-locking my mom's hair, I can say that I have had the experience of creating locs. It's a daunting task. Especially when she has long hair. But were not doing the whole head right now. She takes some down, and I loc it. And that's how were going to do it. She doesn't care much about the pattern, but they are all square shaped and I try to make them match up even though.
I'll be posting more regularly I hope.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
I am devastated. I was doing my hair on the sofa, and I dropped, it's just so small. But, unlike last time I dropped it, it wasn't simply under the couch where it had fallen through. So, it must be IN the couch. There is a slight tear in the couch, and I'm afraid that the tool has fallen in. I don't even want to think about it. Ugh. And, as the title says, my hair world has come to an abrupt stop. I'm going to go crazy. My hair wasn't finished! I'm going to turn the couch upside down of something, I can't NOT have the tool. It's not even like I lost it outside of school! It's in the living room! Yet, lost at the same time...
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
Sunday, February 1, 2009
I can't tell you how many people told me that I needed to get a perm ASAP when I was growing out some natural hair. At the time, I wasn't exactly sure what for, but I knew that I didn't want to continue wearing my hair in that terrible, damaged way. Especially after I researched the relaxer that I used. Wow. That information scared me half to death.
I'll continue to rock my locs and enjoy them. I'll keep y'all up-to-date as I possibly can. I have received word that I could be cutting this summer if all goes as expected with the locs. Yay! I'll get rid of those dreadful ends, BTW, they still shed, the ends, the pop off like crazy, I'm not moisturizing the ends. Do y'all think that I should start, of care less because they are coming off anyway?
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Ugg, I think that I'm going to get back at it. I don't want to go to school with half of my head done.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
So, I've had a couple of them attempt at marrying themselves. I have yet to figure out how this happens. I thought that the hair i the loc comes directly from the scalp and that every loc has its own little patch of hair t its self. This is still baffling. I don't think that I will ever get it.
Well, I'll be trying to figure this little hair mystery out while I continue my book, Parrot In The Oven.
It's almost time for another re-tightening. I have so got to figure out how to do this my self so that my mom won't have to .
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
I guess it's hard for them to understand that you can have a permanent hairstyle. And then brought on the statement,"I wish my hair would do that". I was shocked and asked why. He simply replied," If I could do that, I'd want mine to look kinda like yours, but bigger. And plus, they're cool".
I guess if the white people are starting to notice, it definitely is changing. Pretty quickly if you ask me.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
My mom went through and looked at my patch. FYI, I have a patch of hair that grows like wild fire. I can't believe it. It's so not normal. Or is it?? So now, I have some newly tightened spots, and some not-so-newly tightened spots. It's so not the drama! lol
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
It had only been 14 days since the initial installation. So, my mom was surprised at how much my hair had grown in such a short amount of time. I don't have a before picture. But they were quite frizzy. lol.
I hope that the frizzes were due to the permed ends that are still on my head. I really don't want my locs to be fuzzy. I mean the natural part of my locs. But it's my hair and I'll take what I get. I can tell that I'm going to really love this. Especially when I wake up late and don't have to worry about combing my hair and making sure that it doesn't fly away. I feel so free. Just a water spritz and a headband, I'm out the door!
Sunday, January 11, 2009
And anyone with basic knowledge of relaxed, black hair knows that it breaks off constantly and it's borderline impossible to see any of the new growth from the ends.
Well, I don't have that much to say, but I just wanted to let y'all know that it's going well!
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Anyways, on to my hair. It seems to be doing just fine. I like it. I hope that it starts to grow soon. Maybe it is. just microscopically. lol Well, It has been proven time and time again that they are not locs, but "braids".
If i tell someone, they dispute me every time. they so out of it! But anyways, I'm glad that no one thinks they are locs. Not that I would be ashamed if they were more noticeable. I just like how they blend in a little more than I expected.
Oh well, what can I say? They might not look like this when they grow out. I hope they get a little bigger.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
I have to go to school tomorrow, I can't wait to see the reaction to me new hair.
The walk to the bus is going to be dreadful because I always fear for the worst during those four minutes. With anything, homework, people, stupid things that were said the day before, worrying about everything and nothing at the same time. And standing there....
Some of the people at my stop are VERY opinionated, and make sure that I know how "she" feels about some things. She's just a hater though. It doesn't bother me because she always has a head full of synthetic weave. Nothing wrong with this in particular, but to attack my choices on my OWN head is what gets me.
But anyways, before I got off on a rant, I was talking about how I'm just 100% sure of how some people are going to react. I can't say either way with anyone else. Like, I can't wait to see how some of my friends are going to react when I walk up looking all ethnic. Oh, and on Monday evening. I have a "special" place to be. These people will be particularly "weirded out" by this.
There is one person in particular for whose reaction should be anticipated.... one of my teachers.
But, it's only hair...
I'll try to blog about the crazy things that happen to me tomorrow. If I'm not swamped with homework. After all, the semester ends in about a week or two.