Thursday, September 18, 2008

Its almost Friday!

How do you know when you need to get a new stylist? I have been going to a nice shop in Silver Spring for a year now. I do like the salon but I prefer a place with a more intimate feel. The last set of locs I had, I used to go to a guy that did hair out of his apartment. He would light some incense, talk about life and it was all good. I really felt like I could ask him questions and he had answers. Now I feel a little bit like I am going through an assembly line. Hmmmn I'll probably make that change soon.

I also want to lay off of the gels and tighten by latching. I watched some YouTube tutorials and after "seeing" the videos I understood the technique. My ends have not completely sealed and when I wash my hair some of the locs feel "rubbery"--if that makes sense. I have used lemon juice and vinegar (only 1x) to no avail. I am also taking GNC's Skin, Hair & Nails vitamins and using Doo Grow on my scalp. My hair is actually growing!.

Monday, September 8, 2008

hair 9/5/08

Back shot. My neck is kinda on the long side so I can't wait until I can cover the neck!
The one on the right is from today. My ends are frizzy and some of them have a weird curl at the end : (

Internet addiction

Ok this is going to be a light-weight /heavy topic. I think I am addicted to the net. Not to the point where I can't work or function but as soon as I get to work I check my "personal" emails. On breaks I check them, before I go home I check them. Once I get home I check in and get on YouTube and zone out (after dinner,checking on kids/homework). Just this weekend I was listening to some good ol' early 90's R&B on YT and I did not go to sleep until 4am!.

This is unfreakin real... I think I now have more "internet" buddies than I have real live human friends.. I have to make sure I give hubby some attention though.

So Ladies--how do I get less addicted?

Also my hair is doin its own thing. I am at a year but I did not take note of the day my locs were started. This is my second set and I am just less invested in the anniversarys : )

Thursday, September 4, 2008

A few new pics

These pics were taken in July (bottom) and Aug 08.

The only thing I like about these photos is that I do not have any blemishes on my face : )

Changes, Changes

Hello blog world.

When I first started this blog my intention was to log in at least 1-2x a week and give a quick, witty and enlightening update on life or just other senseless Bull^$.. Anyway.. I have been ultra-lazy and I have not kept up or tried to. I couldn't even remember how to get in here and post!.

I am at the 1year mark with my locs and I am going to take some pics over the weekend if we don't get rained away ( rain from Hanna is supposed to hit MD). Now I am a MidWest girl so any "warnings" on a hurricane is all new to me. I am scared but excited.. It isn't the same as a tornado..those suckas just pop in on you unannounced.

Since I have been here in Maryland I have gotten used to going someplace different every weekend. My apartment is showing the effects of being a globetrotter. Ughhh..I could use a maid or a wife. She gotta bounce when hubby comes home though.

In my opening photo I have on this curly wig. I have the thing in a bag--Why? it is quite amusing to look at. My Goal though is to have long, strong, banging locs like Fauryn78 or Shawnta715 on YouTube--these sistas are the BOMB!...