Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Bored!!!!



I got sick of those box braids by the time the front was two weeks old and the back was a week old, so I took the front down once it was 17 days old. I took down the front completely in anticipation of doing the same with the back. But I decided it would be smarter to just leave the back be, and take down each braid one by one and put twists in, using the parts from the box braids....but the story doesn't end there.....





This is how I wore it when I made a last minute decision to drive to wal-mart in the freezing cold to get ingredients to make a hot fudge ice cream sundae. (as you can tell I have been slipping from my diet, I'm only human though, a greedy one at that, that likes food! lol)


Almost done....



Yep, it takes FOREVER to switch from braids to twists ya'll....I think I watched season 2 and 3 of Oz trying to do this, and I'm still not done.....you would think I actually wore this outside the house wouldn't you? hahaha...me too...



But the twistout in the front was BANGIN



and I was tempted to take my whole head down, but seriously, I am sick of fooling with my loose hair at this point, the less I have to deal with it, the more sanity I have...

However, I am satisfied with this:



flat twists going to the side and twists in one half of the front and all in the back....I have a cute story to share too about this....


I was at my job, and this lady was walking in the opposite direction of me, and she was like "WOW! Your hair is beautiful. God blessed you with thick hair!"
I told her thank you and everything then she asked me who does my hair, I told her I do, she asked me how I learned to do this, I told her I just sat around and figured it out by practicing, and she asked a few other questions...



then as she was leaving my job maybe 20 minutes later she saw me again and came to where I was and was like "I really like this" and talked to me again lol....

No your eyes aren't playing tricks on you:



No jedi mind tricks here, there are still braids back there! I'm working on it ya'll! lol







Plan for a hawt minute:



I plan to recycle these parts in the back for the rest of the winter or until I want to try flat twists in the back of my hair (which probably won't happen).

This helps me to keep some of my sanity because its a pain to part in the back as I'm sure all of you know how it is!
Dang, December is almost over with and what we got left, January and February and a little of March and we back to warm weather again. I. CAN'T. Wait. I think my hair has suffered enough!!!

One Year COMPARISON

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Protect Your Neck, I mean Naps!


On a cold day....thank gawd for this knit snood thing! I'm on a mission to have one in every color. I saw a sequin one in a picture and now I'm on the hunt for that too!




They are perfect for concealing shower caps under your hat. If I'm not wearing a shower cap (sometimes the heat generated under one of those things can become irritating and make me feel icky) I will put a satin bonnet underneath this thing....



Another day, same hat:



I don't know know whats going on but I'm not really feeling my hair right now..so Ive been hiding it under my hats. I think I just want to rock my fro but with these cold temperatures I can't.



So I just throw it back into these hats and keep it moving. Only 90 something more days to go (blah!) isn't it sad that Winter isn't even here YET :(
I don't think Imma make it ya'll....

Monday, December 3, 2007

Done! Finished! Finally! These Box Braids!


Finally finished this mess...a week later...lol

I had a tangled mass of hair from letting my hair shrink up and stuff as it pleased and it took an hour to detangle.
I watched Dave Chappelle then Eddie Murphy Raw and got to work on my hair around 11:30 pm or midnight...I finished at 3:30 am.

But yeah, excuse the top row in the back...around 3:15 am I just gave up on comb parting....



I tried to style them a little bit because I got tired of the braids dangling in my eyes....it was either pull it back or cut them off....and ya'll know I'm not afraid of scissors so I opted to pull them back out of my way...

I also added to hair clips that I bought from Targe' (4 for 2.99) in the front. It was just decoration cause it sho' won't holding nuffin back....







bling bling!



lol...my new toy, too shiny for ya'll to see with the flash on, had to take another pic in natural light to get the full effect of this beauty...lol
I like the big fake looking ring trend and saw this at Forever 21 and was all over it...
And don't laugh at my grandma fingers...I got teased so bad in school about my wrinkly fingers I don't even like to show them lol....that's how I got the nickname in school of "Grandma"

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Throwback: December 2007, Unplanned Braidout



So I took those frickin twists down and promised myself that I WILL not EVER do those things as small as I did them again until summer time because they take entirely TOO LONG to take out.


I conditioned my hair in big braids with scrunchies on the ends, washed my hair and slathered world of curls and aloe vera gel on my hair. Nothing else in 32-50 degree weather. I was expecting to have a dried out crunchy fro. But guess what? My hair was 100% softer than when I use shea butter and castor and coconut oil mixed together.


So Im going to go back to this mixture until my hair decides that it wants something else. Also I wonder if the whole reason why those two products work so well for me is because my hair likes gels...I never thought about that because I have never heard a natural list a gel as a category of hair moisturizers like they would oils and butters. But I think gels are my thing.


But yeah, I was "trying" to box braid my hair but ran out of time (had to go to work :( ),so I had to take down the big wash braids I was rocking and pull my hair back in a puff with the box braids in 1/2 the front and two rows in the back and that is what you see in the picture.


I did two rows in the back and gave up. Im probably gonna keep it like this for a while cause I just dont have the strength to do my hair at this time




Dec 06 vs Dec 07.....



my braids doubled in size so that means that my fro has doubled in size, which sounds about right. In Dec, if I remember correctly I had around 3.5 inches and now I am mostly at 7 inches :) And hopefully by March 08 I will add another 1.5 inches to that!


Sad...this is day three. I at least completed the front. It took about 2 hours or so to do it....now I got the back of my big ole head to do.....
See, having thick hair I dont think is my problem, I think its the fact that I have thick hair+ a big ole gina apple head....lol....its alot of circumference to cover...

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