Thursday, April 22, 2010

I Stand Corrected

Hello All,
Today my mother came to Hawaii to visit me for the last time as we will be leaving with a permanent change of duty station (my husband is in the Army) going to North Carolina some time in May. The first thing she said to me was "Wow! Look at all that hair you have!" Now this took me by surprise as you all know that I have been wondering lately why everyone else's hair is growing and mine is standing still. The last time I saw my mother was about 10 months ago and she said that there is a big difference. So I stand corrected, my hair IS growing :)

My mother is newly natural again. She was natural for years and a few months ago added a wave neuvo (SP?) to her hair. The chemicals thinned and took her hair out in spots so just before coming here, she had it cut off again and is now sporting a TWA. Lucky for me, I will now be able to try our the Nudred that I purchased on line with her in mind before she added the chemicals. I will try it out and update you all with pictures after we try it.

Until next time,
Lock on wit yo bad self!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

In a Hair Funk!

Well Blog family, I just thought I would let you guys know that I am really in a funk right now with my hair. I have been looking at other blogs and everyone's hair seems to be showing so much growth. Mine on the other hand, is at a stand still. I will be 2 years locked in June and where is the length? I...Need...Growth!!! I don't have any cute styles, and it wont stay curled either. This must be another one of those stages that it just has to go through. I guess I'll just have to let it do what it do! I still really love my hair but I just need so UMPH!!! What kind...and where to get it from...I'm not sure, but "I'm gone need my hair to say sumin' babae!" (Sorry for that outburst, LOL, but sometimes these songs just pop into my head, LOL!) Anywho...It just seems to be blah! On a positive note, it is feeling healthy. I keep it clean and moisturized so I guess that's something to be proud of. I am graduating with my Masters degree in June, Yay me! ...and I am trying to get into nursing (RN) school in January. So my life is taking so many changes right now but my hair is staying the same. I have got to put my thinking cap on and come up with something to give this hair some life.

I just thought I would add this picture of my furry babies because they love me no matter what my hair looks like:) See how they were posing for the picture.

Until next time....
Lock on wit yo bad self!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Lock Loops....UGG!

Hello all,
I have only been away for about 2 week and it feels like forever. I thought that I would try a bunch of styles and post them for you all but....nope. I am growing to love my freestyle more and more these days. It just feels right and its no fuss. Got to love that! I do however, love to accent with little clips, hair pins, and barrettes. They make me feel like my hair looks different everyday even though its in the same style.

I retightened my hair (I truly dislike the scalpy look after retightening) on the evening of Easter and then tried giving my lock loops another try in hope that it would give me some great style this time.

But, as before, I did not like the results. It looks too Grannyish, if you know what I mean. I need something new and different and my hair seems to only like free styling at this point so I guess I will have to stick with it. I wanted to try the perm rods again, a style that I often wore in the past, but as my locks have matured a bit, they no longer fit nicely around the rods. Many come out uncurled as a result. Although I am loving the free style look, I have to attend a military ball for my husbands Officer School graduation at the end of the month. (Yay! Hubby) Any suggestions on ways I can do my hair for a formal event. The last ball I went to, I used the lock loops and then did an updo. It was OK, but I need a style that doesn't make me look so mature.

I have also been in somewhat of a funk because one thing that is usually great about me is my skin; to my surprise, it has broken out like something terrible. I mean, I didn't even get acne in high school so why is it that now, at age 3? (thirty WHAAAAT?), am I getting skin breakouts? I don't even have a clue as to what to use. I wash my face daily with Noxema and that is about it. I don't know what to use to clear it up because this has never been an issue for me. Maybe some of you great makeup queens can give me some cool makeup tips so at least I can still feel pretty for the ball. I wear eye shadow every now and then but I have no clue on how to really wear makeup. I guess it's time to go back to youtube, LOL! Cinderella's fairy god mother needs to show up QUICK!
PS: Sorry that my pictures are never of good quality but I take them with my camera phone. Shhhh, don't tell anyone that I have a digital camera but have no earthly idea how to upload the pictures. My Hubby usually takes care of all that technical stuff. Since he is away, the camera phone will have o do. I will try to get better y'all. And, don't mind my Alvin and the Chipmunks shirt either, I was only chillin at home all day. I just wanted you all to see the results of the lock loops. I promise I didn't go out like that. HA! At least the kids thought it was cool!.........Aaallll-viiin!

Lock on wit yo bad self!