Saturday, June 21, 2008

Natural Hairstyles: Braid out from June 2008

This has got to be one of my favorite braid  outs that I have done during my natural hair journey.  Sadly, humidity got the best of it, despite all my hard efforts to prevent it. I'm not hating though, because the humidity helped to moisturize my extremely dry hair. I knew my hair was suffering when my boyfriend told me I needed to "step my moisturizing game up (I hope he was talking about my hair? lol)"
I used a new product, the Olive Oil Creme by Mane n Tail. So far so good. I mixed it up with the World of Curls Curl activator gel and my hair has been ridiculously soft for the past few days. The only drawback is that my hair is greasy as a mug though. Either my hair does not absorb Olive Oil or whatever this Olus Oil they have listed on the ingredient list. If it wasn't for the extreme greasiness this product would be a perfect 10 in my book. But because of the greasiness I knock off 4 points.
My hair has also shrunken up a lot too along with the puffy look that my braidout transformed into due to the heat

Hairstyles: Throw Back Fat Twists

as you can see. It took me no more than 4 hours to do it. I braided the roots, which gives my twists a little bit more movement, it holds better, and it lasts longer. It makes your hair look thinner, but it makes the twists stay neater longer. Plus it looks like kinky twists.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Screw Snakes on a Plane (June 2008)

There were snakes in the river!
So today was the first day I have ever been down to the river. My parents are the most paranoid people in the world and have heard about all of the drownings and bad stuff about the river that they have never been themselves (despite being over 60 years old). So after telling me how much fun he and his friend had several times and convincing me about how it really isn't that bad my boyfriend finally convinced my paranoid self to go on down to the river. I was scared because of all of the bad things I heard too...shoot, if I'm going out, I want to go out like a soldier....I don't want to have my cause of death to be "drowning at the James" if I'm going out, I'm going out.

First of all, I almost lost my life on this raggedy bridge (this thing was off the chain ya'll). As you walk across this broke down ghetto thing you can hear the wood squeaking underneath your feet, and if you look down in certain spots you can see the rocks down below, probably 100 or more feet below you where the river is slightly dried out. It was scary. Cars, bikers and everything else goes across that bridge. And there were a couple of spots where they patched it up with more wood and a few spots that felt really weak where you feel like you might fall below. I almost cried ya'll because I am so afraid of heights....


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