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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

I've been neglecting this blog

I know I haven't been good about updating but I'm going to try to do better. Yes, I'm still locking and 's going well. I'm impatient though so I cannot wait until they grow long enough to hit my shoulders so I can do a pony. I'm low maintenance these days due to scalp issues. I wash about once a week or when the itchies become unbearable and that is about it. Sometimes I may add a little olive oil or jajoba oil but that's all. I'm finding less is more as far as my scalp issues are concerned. I also latch about every 4 weeks and that is going well. I find that my hair fuzzes up rather quickly after I latch and it is probably due to the washing. (I used to wash or rinse daily) we'll see if this new routine makes a difference. It doesn't seem that my hair is really growing but I can tell that it is when I latch(it stretches out a bit more) I still have shrinkage and can't wait for the day that my length starts to show. Maybe I'll take some new pics and compare them to my start if I can find some photos.(My comp crashed and I lost everything, EVERYTHING. all kinds of photos and videos of family , friends , and hair. I've learned my lesson and am now a backing up sista! lol

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Mac Addicts Unite!

 For all my MAC Lovers, Mac  is having their friends and family sale.  

What: MAC  Friends & Family Sale 

When: June 16th through June 18th

Where:  online only( don't be walking up to your local MAC counter asking about your 25% discount because it's ONLINE Only.)

MAC will be having their Friends & Family Sale June 16th through June 18th, online only. The discount will be 25% off all products on maccosmetics. com. Available on U.S. and Canadian MAC websites. The discount code is SAVE25.

Receive FREE STANDARD SHIPPING with any CAD$75+ purchase. No offer code necessary. Offer is valid on orders shipped to Canadian addresses only. .

Monday, March 09, 2009

Wash Day For The Kid

Yesterday I decided to wash, condition and  do the kid's hair.  Mind you she has been wearing it in 2 twisted puffs for about 3 weeks.  Anyway, I finally  had the opportunity to try out a purchase that I made a few weeks ago.  It's the Styling Therapy Brush by Goody.   Let me say this Brush  was a miracle worker on the kid's hair.  Loved it!! (although she didn't, she hates for me to do anything to her hair) This brush allowed me to detangle and  do twisted ponytails with relative ease.  I can see me and this brush being together for a very long time. lol  I'll do a review later on.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

My Hair is Coming Along

So My hair is coming along.  I have started latching since I wash so frequently and I have really gotten the hang of it. I don't like to spend money frivolously so I started off trying to latch with a latch hook since I had one already.  It was easy to get the hang of it since I know how to latch hook but It kept getting tangled in my hair and was just a mess.  I then tried to make a tool out of a paperclip.  The clip turned out to be much easier but my hair still kept getting caught on the clip and the tape that I wrapped around it to cover the  part where I twisted the paperclip.  I then moved on to using a yarn needle and I absolutely love it.  No catching on the hair, no awkwardness, it glides through the hair easily and it really is a breeze to use.  Yes,  I have  gotten the occasional two locs latched together and believe me its no fun trying to undo but other than that it's been working out quite lovely for me.  

I'm still going back and forth about the size of my locs.  I  love the look of bigger locs on other people but I wanted the size of sisterlocs for myself.  I had them small (not sisterloc sized) but then started worrying about them being too small.  so I combined some.  Then I saw photos of people who's locs seemed as small if not smaller than mine and then I wanted to make mine even smaller.  (hard to do once you've latched ) so I had to leave them be.  No (while they are a nice size, I still think that once they mature they might get even bigger and I don't want that. I was watching someone's You tube video, she also had braidlocs which were similar in size to mine when she first started them,  no they are huge. She even commented on the fact that she didn't expect them to get as large as they were and she didn' combine any.  That threw me for a loop because everything that I have read concerning locs states that they will swell and then condense not get larger.  Most who have started their own say that you should make your parts as large or small as you want your locs to be but hers didn't fit that theory.  I'm about a month in to my journey and mine are larger than I expected them to be considering their size when I first put them in.  I hope they condense to a size that I'm comfortable with.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Don't Forget to Rock Your Red Today! Help Support Women's Heart disease Awareness

Today is National Wear Red Day,a day when Americans nationwide wear red to show their support for women's heart disease awareness. Heart disease is the number 1 killer of women so to show your support, wear your favorite red dress, shirt, hat, socks, pants, pins, or whatever. Just Rock Your Red!!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Guess what?

Yes, I have switched it up again and combed out my locs that were progressing quite nicely. Why did I do it you ask? Well I restarted them using another method. I know you are probably thinking that this chick has hair ADD but honestly, I don't. I am 100% sure that I am locing. but the twists weren't feasible for my lifestyle. Quite a few of them had actually started to loc towards the ends, but the roots were another story. I'm a frequent washer, at least once a week and more often than not, more than once a week. I have scalp issues so washing or at least wetting my hair is a MUST. I just didn't like having to deal with the constant unraveling every time I washed so I decided to start them over using braids. Took me 3 days and I just finished up yesterday. Honestly, I don't like the look as much as I did the twists but this is definitely more manageable for me. (I washed as soon as I finished up with my last braid) Had a shampoo bar that I just had to try. Anyway, it felt lovely to wash and still have my braids intact, no unraveling, no need to re-twist or retighten. Loving it. I just want them to get that Older look too them because they are considerably more "scalpy" looking than my twists were. Anyway, I guess they were born on inauguration Day! Whoo Hoo!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Good News New Yorkers: J crew is Having a Sample Sale

Clothingline, is hosting J.Crew’s Sample Sale in New York City.

January 20 - January 25
Tuesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Sale will be held at:
261 W 36th Street
(between 7th & 8th Ave)
2nd Floor

Items will be up 70% off retail.
Mens, Womens, CrewCuts, J.Crew Collection & Madewell will be available.
Over 20,000 units of clothing will be at the sale.
Dressing rooms will be closed during this sale.
Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, debit cards, and cash will be accepted.
The entrance and selling floor closes up to 30 minutes prior to the close of the sale.
Call 212-947-8748 or email for more information.


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