Monday, March 8, 2010

My first up-do! *pic heavy*

Well, y'all...I did it! I got my first up-do and I'm in love. Styling the locs may become the norm for me. While I thought my locs were a little too short to do much with, they really are at the perfect length. Those with longer locs told me that. They say,

"Enjoy this length while you can. Sooner or later your locs will be so long that it will take more effort and time to style them."

Okay, yeah....I can see how that's true.

Before I put them up in a style I washed and re-twisted them. I washed with Heads and Shoulders 2-in-1. Thank you Rayna for this suggestion! I was afraid about the SLSs and parabens but at this point I'm more concerned about keeping the dandruff/itchies down to a minimum so who really cares about a paraben or two. I'll do a formal review on that but it was a pleasant experience. The locs weren't stripped and check this---no build-up!!!!

I palm rolled, clipped, sat and under the dryer for 30 minutes or so. It's my Mommy in that picture. Hi Mommy!




I'm having a "before anyone else gets to the office" photos hoot. Don't mind me.

 
 

So glad to be back to palm rolling! I am also using Organics Twist and Loc gel. I'll do a review on this too.  I've been using this gel for years. It is great! I won't be using any butter based/creamy products anymore. It's either this stuff or aloe vera gel which is just as good!

 

I am soooo not a phone talker. So when I actually have to talk to people I am always a wee bit annoyed. Close friends: that don't mean y'all so don't trip. LOL!


Later that evening I got my first style. You ready for this...it's bad ass!


Yeah, y'all did know I had skills like that, did you? LOL..lemme stop lyin'. I most certainly did NOT do this. The lovely Corline hooked me up with this style. Look how intricate it is. We've got basket weaving in the back..


Twists on each side...


A pony tail above the basket weave...


A classy wave swoop in the front which can also be re-arranged to a hump or bang...


Home girl hooked me up, did she not? I've hailed her as my regular 'last minute' loc stylist. She created this on her own. Extremely skilled, uh? I think I'm going to be seeing her again this Friday. I could get used to this.

13 comments:

Loced Lioness said...

I loves it! I need to get more skilled to style my locs.I dont know many people where I live who aren't permies so I'm without a stylist *sigh*

Zmaga said...

Oooh, classy!

NESSessary said...

Very nice!

Ma'at said...

I loves this... it's great though you pointing out the intricacies makes me think it's the uber ghetto style of the loc world

Bsquared86/Bsquared0408 said...

cuuute! she hooked you up! the front little swoop is giving me life!

i'm loving your hair color in these shots, so multidimensional!

and your makeup is hot, your skin looks fab and your brows are on point!

NESSessary said...

Btw, have you ever thought of trying eucalyptus essential oil to help with your dandruff? I read that this essential oil in particular is highly beneficial to clearing up dandruff.

anothernaturelle said...

I LOVE the styles...you are really making me miss my locs! Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

suga said...

I finally got hit with the dandruff and I was utterly appalled. OMG, how could this be? And I'm not fully loc'd yet, so I cant wash until I see my loctician in 2 weeks. *sigh*

When i complain about my short length, veteran loc'ers always give me that line about enjoying it while I can. I still have a ways to go before I can have an updo though...can't wait for that.

Loved the swoop.

sabrina said...

I luvs it! My hair is right at the length where it's annoying. It keeps going into my collar, they're not all long enough to pull into one ponytail, argh! Thanks for the motivation!

NESSessary said...

@sabrina, my locs get into my collar too, it's annoying!

The Real Nique said...

I am loving the styles! Your homegirl really hooked it up! Kudos!

nappy headed black girl said...

Too cute! And you have such pretty skin...

B said...

Thanks y'all!

Ness---> Essential oils seem to make my dandruff flare up even more. I'm so over it. LOL! It's chronic, it's genetic and it ain't going anywhere any time soon. Oh wellllllsssss....