Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Professional look at 2 months

Last week I had a ton of dressy events to attend.

This is the story of my life. No matter what I'm doing or where I am, I usually have to "dress up" to go somewhere. If not church, then a gala, out to eat at a classy lounge or what have you. One of the reasons why I opted to get my hair done by a professional is because I always thought that the "manicured" look would better fit my lifestyle and personality. Long gone are the crazy fro days. In my profession I want to look professional. My hair included.

Some would argue that nappy hair isn't even professional to begin with. Those people get middle fingers from me but I digress...

LOL...I thought long and hard how I would do my hair for the series of these events. I didn't want to retwist simply because I don't want to get in the habit of retwisting my hair every 2 weeks. It is very tempting though.

So I ended up cutting up some scarf and created a little headband. I slicked my hair back with my water/olive oil mixture. I made sure not to pull my hair back too far. I didn't want to disturb the locs in the front. Those babies are already traumatized from being soaked every morning when I work out and sweat like a beast. Despite that...they are still locin' up beautifully.

My hair is warrior-like, yall!

Here's how I looked...





I even put on foundation. Something I NEVER do. I got so many compliments on the hair. Most people didn't even know I had locs. I think people are so used to associating locs with a hot fuzzy mess. And sometimes my locs can be that. Well, I wouldn't call it a "mess" but they can look a little loco. And while I don't mind that look from time to time, it is important that I can also easily transition to a professional look.

But you best believe after the weekend, I did NOTHING to my hair. I straight free-formed it. I like being able to look "manicured" one day and FREE the next.

My locs, like me, can adapt in any setting and I love that!

Peace and loc've

6 comments:

Luvvie (aka Queen IG) said...

The locs r sooooo puurrrrtttyyy!!! Makes me go hmmm...

Laquita said...

I agree with Luvvie your locs are beautiful :o)

Wes said...

...Still can't believe how fast your hair is growing- MY MY MY!!

Amina said...

very pretty!! your hair has grown sooo much!!!
They're also forming well..as they evolve, they'll look like sls

post-itnote said...

You look absolutely beautiful and professional! Love it! Your makeup is flawless!

Meikmeika said...

Amen Sistah!!! Show them that locs can be professional!!! You look good!!