Wednesday, September 2, 2009

SMH @ what boredom can do..

So Dez is sleep, I'm doing my usual routine (watching Family Guy) and for some reason that brand new flat iron was calling me saying "OPEN ME!" lol so I did... I cracked that bad boy open and grabbed one of my front twists, said a lil prayer and went to work lol. Heres the result..

wow, I have a lil bit of hair there lol. I sat for awhile and thought "damn, I hope I didnt damage my curl pattern so I went and soaked my hair and in a matter of minutes heres the result

Shrinkage is BANANAS lol. Now that I know my hair will revert back, one day I'll get to doing the whole head lol

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

yeah, I did it too...

I'm now part of the "take down" crew lol. Sorry to all my YouTubers, but it was time for a change, and I swear this has been the best thing that has happened to me and i love every minute of it. When she turned bout 4 months old, i got the "thinning edges" and it looked even worse with locs. In extreme fear of the locs near my temples falling out, i stopped twisting my hair and kept it wrapped up with a silk scarf. I also used Jamaican Black Castor Oil as well as some Indian oils. Amla, Mahrajbingrah (im soooo sure i messed that spelling up lol) and Shikakai oil. The last oil smelled like food and made me kinda hungry at times lol. Now during this phase I was reallllly stressing and I knew the more I stressed the more my hair would eventually fall out. So, I just "Let go and Let God" i kept taking my prenatal vitamins (Still breastfeeding) tried my best to eat right, washed n deep conditioned every week, paying extreme caution to those weak temples and after about a month i noticed the hair starting to fill in again. Now, during this time I thought long and hair as to what my next step with my hair would be so I made the decision to take down my locs.

Wait, what did she say??.....

Yeah, Im taking down my locs..well took em down lol.. Everyone here at work was like NOOOOOO your locs are beautiful and all I reply is "its hair, it will grow back". My boyfriend was backing me up with my decision and stated that whatever I chose to do he would be happy. I love him to death lol. So prob the 2nd week of July i started to take down the last row. At this point i was so ready to say screw it, ima just leave em alone and let em grow out then cut off where my new growth stops. Then the second week of August i said, these locs MUST be out by my birthday which is Sept 13th so Ive been busy. There were nights i've picked out 5 or 6 and some days I skip and dont do any. And having a 5 month old and working 4pm to midnight doesnt help matters any.

Tools used..

I went to CVS and bought like 6 bottles of this V05 strawberries n cream conditioner and two tail combs with the metal tail. After awhile I just did it dry but then went back to soaking the sections in conditioner. I also had a pair of sciscors to cut the locs about halfway then started picking them out.

I'll be posting pics in a brand new album that I've created and keep you all posted :) wish me luck with this last bunch of locs lol. Oh and any one else who has taken down their locs please let me know how it went for you.