Monday, December 28, 2009

More Holiday Hair

I just wanted to add a couple of more pics of my hair. I don't know what the heck we were thinking about taking pictures by a lit tree. LOL The shots are a little blurry but you can see somewhat how my hair was styled. It was basket weaved in the back, flat twisted on one side & down on the other. I also had braided & rolled my hair previously so it had crinkle & curl .

Holiday Hair & I was a giveaway winner!

First off I'd like to shout out Queen Toshia from On the Road to Queendom. She hosted a giveaway a week or so ago & I was the winner!! This is my first time winning anything so of course I was excited. I won a play palette from Sephora. It came right on Christmas eve so it was a nice extra gift.

My hair is 16 months old now. I have some bunching issues & ton's of growth that everyone seems to be able to see but me. I really can't see it, I guess maybe because I look at my hair everyday. I colored my hair mid October but the gray has come back out. I won't color for at least two to three more months. I don't want to overdo it with the color.

Here's a pic of me with my play palette & one with my hair in an updo. I attended a nice reception last night & had my hair pinned up. That's my best friend in the pic with me she's currently sporting a twa.

I was hoping to have more to speak on since I haven't posted in a while but I really don't.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas & I hope 2010 will be prosperous for us all!

God Bless

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

What I've been up to

Wow time sure does fly. I haven't posted in a month. I'm sorry but I am now addicted to face book but that's no excuse to ignore my blog, especially when I have new followers.
Well for the past month I've seen many changes with my hair. It has ton's of body now & I can feel it on my neck so it's grown quite a bit. I have some bunching going on in the middle of a few locs. I've colored again but this time I didn't braid & band. I used the same brand that I used in my first post about hair dye. I've been using this stuff since 2005 so why change now right? Well this time the color took better & my hair had no significant changes. It's not dry or anything so I suppose it's all good. I don't have any picture's yet so stay tuned for those haven't really gone anywhere to dress up so no photo op's. LOL
I attended a natural hair & health expo in Chicago. My loctician had a booth there so I drove down to support her. She ended up standing in as a model for the hair show. She was so nervous she made herself sick but she looked gorgeous all made up. Shout out to Janela!!! You did great. I'll post some pics from that but they're a little dark. They had a lot of talented ppl participating in the expo. There were poets, musicians, rapper's, singers, you name it they were there. One particular young lady captured my attention more than anyone, she played the harp & the music she played was absolutely beautiful. There was also one particular young lady that was a poet she was out of site I will try & post her video.

I took a 30 day journey on a juice fast. What do I mean by that you may ask? I fasted on fresh juices made with fruits & veggies juiced by me. I made some good one's & I've definitely made some bad ones. I decided to take this journey for spiritual reason's as well as health reasons. I've been on high blood pressure meds for over 10 years & I feel it's time to get off. I have a Dr appt. the Tues before thanksgiving so wish me luck there. I lost 22 lbs on this 30 day journey now I'm eating as close to raw as possible for a week or two. Who knows what I'll do after that although I have given thought to going back on Dr. Ian's 4 Day Diet until I go to the Dr. I'll keep you all updated about that. My Dr. told me at my last Dr. visit that he wanted me under 200 lbs & I've reached that goal. I had a goal of 199 for my Dr. visit but I've passed that up. I hope to surpass it by at least 6 to 8 lbs by my appt. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Chris Rock Reviewing his movie Good Hair on Oprah

OK first let me say Chris Rock is hilarious! Now from watching the show I see that they are not really dwelling on the fact of black women having their hair natural, but the obsession of black women having their hair done period be it braids, permed or weave. He's quite comical when he describes how black women don't want you putting your hands in their hair because they really have a weave but don't want you to know it. I guess some of us women have really programmed our men to not touch our hair. Now I know why my husband doesn't touch my hair, which I wish he really would. It must be from a previous girlfriend because I've never worn weave. And really people are putting their weave on layaway? Come on we have really been hoodwinked.

The hair industry is 9 billion dollars mostly spent on weave. How can we put even a portion of that money back in the black community & use it for good?

I like that the Oprah show is also touching on white women & their hair obsessions as well. I'm not quite sure if it's a movie I will spend money to go see yet but I will watch when it comes out on video.

One thing I did notice at the beginning of the show is that his two daughters are indeed natural.

Solange said it best that she wanted to be free from the bondage & fill liberated!!! I can't believe she said she was spending $40,000 to $50,000 a year on her hair! Geez.

OK Chris is back on my good side he said however you decide to wear your hair is "good hair". And he is not an advocate for children having perms in their hair & he thinks that kiddie perms should be taken off of the shelves.

Ladies weigh in let me know if you had an opportunity to watch Oprah today & what your thoughts are on the movie. Would you spend money to go see it?

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

13 Months

Last friday I was on my way out with my girlfriends to free salsa lesson's & while checking myself out in the mirror, I noticed I was looking rather cute so I attempted to capture my cuteness in a photo. I'm not always photogenic & I know usually you exude how you're feeling in your photo's so I thought this was a good opportunity to capture a good moment. LOL
I'm not so sure I captured what I was feeling because I think I was looking much cuter when I was looking at myself in the mirror.
Any who here are my loc's at 13 months. They are so dense and full now. I love them. They are getting to a point where I can actually pull them up in a ponytail when I workout. I love how I can feel them moving and swaying when I walk. That's new. LOL I love the way they feel in my hands, they feel like high quality cotton. So soft I can't keep my hands out of them. I think I'm having a love affair with my hair. Something some of our sister's have yet to achieve.
I was just talking to one of my girlfriends on the phone & she mentioned how her hair was so nappy & she needed a perm. She mentioned that she was so frustrated with her hair that she doesn't know what to do with it. So I asked her, I said now I'm gonna ask you a question & you have to answer honestly. She said ok. So I asked her do you really know your hair texture? I said you've had perms forever & you perm at the first sight of a kink or wave. So how can you say that your hair is nappy? She said you know you're right I don't really know. I failed to mention that she was complaining about how she sweats her hair out & when it gets humid out or rains her hair napp's up. I just laughed at her & said I don't have any of those issues. So she goes on to say I don't think I could wear my hair like that because it's too nappy. I told her the nappier the prettier your loc's will be. I hope she thinks about it & considers going natural be it loose or loc'd. I just want to persuade at least one sister friend or even stranger that natural is the way to go.
It's funny that a lot of us out here when we do decide to go natural we don't have a clue about what to do with our hair, which I find odd by the way with so much info out her in cyberspace.
Have you inspired or persuaded a friend to go natural? If so I would love it if you would share your story with me.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Daddy!!!

Happy Birthday daddy! I know you are throwing your own birthday party in heaven with the best in attendance, Jesus Christ.

I just wanted to post in honor of my dad today. Many who know me know that I was the ultimate DADDY'S GIRL!!! When I was 6 years old my mom passed away & my parents were divorced. Some of my family members thought they were gonna take on the responsiblity of taking care of me because my dad had gotten sick a few months after my mom passed. He lost his kidney's due to pneumonia from a trucking accident.
My dad said NO!! That's my girl & I'm gonna raise her. It even got to the point that someone in my family asked me who I wanted to live with. Well I guess you all know the answer to that. So yes my dad raised me on his own & eventually remarried. I grew up in a loving home with my dad & step-mom. You talking about spoiled that was me!

Here are a few things that I miss most about my dad.

My dad was the human encyclopaedia to me. I could ask him anything & he could give me the answer. And guess what he would be right! LOL

I miss my dad sending me text messages telling me what he cooked for the day & what time it would be ready. Or letting me know that Ludie(my dog) was looking for me. Some of the family was amazed that he used texting on his phone & he let them know that as soon as he could upgrade his phone he wanted one with a qwerty keyboard. LOL

My dad was the ultimate man's man. He could fix anything. I mean as simple as screwing back a missing screw to rewiring an entire house. Are there any men out here like that today? Oh and he was the best cook & baker in the world. He could lay out the fanciest spread to the simplest but he did it all with flair. And his cakes oh my goodness they were so moist & the buttercreme frosting would just melt in your mouth.

Happy Birthday daddy. May you rest in peace, in Jesus arms.

9/10/33 - 1/14/09

Friday, August 21, 2009

Chris Rock’s New Film On “Good” Hair | RaceWire

Chris Rock’s New Film On “Good” Hair RaceWire

I need you ladies to comment & let me know what you think of this documentary Chris Rock is doing. I think it's kind of sad because they make it sound like our hair is just unbearable & disgraceful. Watch the trailer & tell me what you think.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


I've made it ya'll!!!!! One year, man how time flies. I can remember like yesterday when I cut the perm out of my hair & was left with 2 inches of kinks, just enough to back comb twist. I remember trying product after product until I found what was right for me. I remember how my hair seemed to grow like a weed with no chemical & how other's seemed to be amazed but not willing to take the natural road I was on. It looks good on you they would say, it's just not for me. They felt that there was no versatility with natural hair. Man how wrong were they? I guess if you don't research you won't know. So fast forward 3 years, I decided to take the plunge. I locked it up ya'll. I looked & searched, read & researched, & searched some more, until finally I said yes. I was in love with loc's. It's the best thing I've ever done for myself.

Many things have happened within this one year time frame, not just with my hair but in life. I lost my best friend, my dad. My daughter graduated high school, I celebrated 5 years of marriage and just yesterday my daughter boarded a plane to California to go to school. I've experienced many different emotions in this year, some good & some bad, but what I can say is I'm still here, a stronger woman than I was a year ago.

In this one year's time I remember when I first got my hair loc'd people would just look upside my head & say what is that in your hair? I've even had one person, who was not a friend of mine, say ooh I don't like your hair &I have to admit at that time my hair was not cute at all. Just like most experience I had the plucked chicken look. But I dealt with it. And as the months went on they'd ask do you have tiny braids in your hair? Now they say I like your hair it's really pretty & it sure has grown!! Now every time I turn around I'm passing out my loctician's business card. So for those of you who may be reading & contemplating getting loc'd up you need to know that this is a transition & if you can't handle negativity from people & you're not patient loc's may not be for you. But if you have lots of patience & you could give a rat's you know what about what people say about you I say go for it!! It's the best thing I could have ever done the only thing I regret is not doing it sooner.
Here's a montage of pictures of my journey of one year & someone just recently sent me a picture that I was in when I was a loose natural so enjoy.

This first picture is me in '07 with my loose naps, bottom left. I know it's only two of us in the pic so that wasn't hard to figure. LOL The second pic is the second day of install. We didn't even bother to style it I was too tired!!

This is me in my third month loc'd on the left & Month 6
Month 8. I noticed that I didn't take any pics in my 9th month, I guess I was too busy with prom stuff.

1 YEAR!!!! These aren't the best pics. I wanted to have someone take them for me but as stated earlier my baby's gone & she usually takes my pics for me when I need someone to do it. I'm anxious to see what the next year will bring!

Happy Loc'ing ladies!!!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Hot New Magazine for us Loc'd Sistah's!!!

Hey Ladies!

I'm excited to share a new magazine with you all. I Love My Loc's Magazine by Ms. Kitty Soulflower. She was recently featured on On The Road to Queendom. This magazine is definitely the Hotness!!!! Go get yours today!!!! The cost is $24.70 plus shipping. There are sistah's in this magazine with all different loc's from dreadlocks to sisterlocks. Please let's support our own, you will not be disappointed. I ordered my magazine on the 24th and I got it yesterday. I will definitely be sharing this with my straight haired sistah's who are contemplating going natural so they can see that we are even more beautiful with our hair in it's natural state.

Be Blessed

Saturday, July 18, 2009

A Blast From the Past

I was just looking through some old pics & thought I'd post this one. This is me & my cousin when we were probably 7 & 5 or somewhere in there. Check out the hair, this is before our parent's began killing us with the lye! LOL

Happy Birthday to Me and 11 Month old Loc's

Today is my birthday & I feel blessed that the Lord has allowed me to see 44 years. So I'm sharing my birthday with my blogger friends! I plan on celebrating in high style later on today. Unfortunately I have to work today that's why you see the uniform shirt in the picture.

I thought I'd share a photo this morning since I was feeling especially chipper this morning and my Ludie Bell was feeling photogenic as well! LOL

I hope all of my blogger friends day will be just as blessed as mine. Do something fun today in honor of New2Loc's birthday! Just kidding, no I'm not!

Be Blessed

Friday, July 3, 2009

Fourth of July Eye Candy!!!!

I hope every one's fourth of July is safe!


Monday, June 29, 2009

How Time Does Fly

I can't believe how month's 9 & 10 blew by & I didn't even post about my hair! LOL
So I figured I should post something about what I've noticed about my hair in these last two months.

The first thing I can say I noticed in the last two month's is growth & density. My hair seems to have taken on a life of its own. My hair seems buoyant or should I say spongy feeling. It's hard to describe it, it seems springy, bouncy if you pull on it, it just sort of bounces back to where it was. Also my hair seems to have grown quite a bit in these last two months. I haven't been able to wear my hair in a ponytail without it looking a bit juvenile. Now I can pull it up & have hang time! I know most of the ladies call it a pineapple, well I'm well on my way to having a pineapple. LOL

The thin area in the top is almost non-existent. Meaning I can conceal it without much effort now where before I would spend quite a bit of time maneuvering my loc's over that spot so you couldn't see it.

I'm still braiding & banding. I was given the okay to not do it anymore but for some reason when my loctician told me it was okay I decided to try conditioning my hair as well. My loctician didn't give me the okay to do that I did it on my own & my ends loosened up a lot! Of course when I went in for my re tightening session she fussed at me & told me I need to braid & band again to see if my ends will go back on their own. I'm hoping they will, otherwise I'll be in her chair for hours repairing the loc's with the really loose ends. She tells me it's a long process so I'm praying my ends will begin to seal up on their own. I did this like three month's ago & those ends are still pretty loose. Most of my ends are still curly though as I'm not fully loc'd yet. The loc's in the back seem to be loc'ing quicker than the rest of my hair.

I am also receiving more comments & compliments from people now. They're asking what do I have, twists or braids which of course i have neither so hence the opportunity to tell them about loc's comes into play. I live in an area where loc's really aren't popular with the ladies. There are a lot of men in this area that have loc's though. If you do see women here with them they are mostly the traditional loc's. I have to say I've only seen a handful of women in this area that have either sister lock's or micro loc's. This area is popular for the weaves & lace front wigs. I must say though that when I go to Milwaukee I've been seeing more natural heads lately, which is cool. I wish a lot more of our sister's could see the stress that they're putting on their crowns using perms & gluing hair on top of their hair(the famous quick weave).

Overall I'm totally pleased with my hair. I wish I would have loc'd sooner, when I first started looking at all of the pretty sister locked ladies on the web two years ago. I can only imagine how my hair would look now if I had loc'd sooner.

This first year has thus far been a blast watching the changes in my hair & how other's have also watched the changes as well. I told my loctician Janela that before she knows it she'll be pulling her loc's out because she won't be able to keep up with all of the people coming through her shop. Who knows maybe I'll take the class & become a certified loc consultant & join her in business to help her out! I wanted to post a picture sorry this isn't the best one. I haven't been feeling very photogenic. LOL
Happy Loc'ing!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Intriguing Read

Good morning ladies,

I am an avid reader of The Writing Addict's Blog On The Road To Queendom. She has a recent post titled "Oppressed Hair" & told me it's okay to share. So please stop by her blog & check out this post. The excerpt is written by Alice Walker.

It's a bit lengthy so make sure you have time to read it. I was intrigued by it & felt some of what she had written was my personal experience with going natural & finding myself during this transition. I'm sure if you read this post it will touch you in some way as well.

Happy Reading & Have a blessed day!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

She Made It!

My baby graduated from high school this past Sunday! Why am I excited you ask? Well my daughter had a rocky high school career & for a moment things seemed a bit grim. She got it together though & made it!

She's moving to California in August to attend school for music. Let's pray that she stays focused & succeeds in her college career.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

And the Winner's Are.........

We ended the giveaway a little early tonight being there were no more entrants. I would like to thank KayExquisite, Meikmeika & MsFullroller for entering the giveaway. I promise the winner's will not be disappointed.

The winner of the hair tie is...........Meikmeika!

The winner of the Tif Stik is...........KayExquisite!

Ladies please email me your information at

For the rest of you ladies out there who missed our first giveaway you will get your chance, there will be other giveaway's in the future.

Have a Blessed Night

Last Chance

This is the last day for the Giveaway ladies! We will be doing the drawing tonight so get those last minute entries in!
Good Luck!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

A Bit More Insight

Good Morning ladies!

The giveaway is drawing to a close on Saturday. We would love to have a few more entrants for the drawing on Saturday night so please leave your comments.

I just wanted to give you a little more insight into the world of SheaBrojae's. You see it's not just some fly by night just trying to get started. SheaBrojae's is an actual business trying to spread it's wings past it's actual door's & reach the masses of people who are loc'd or natural heads in the Internet world. SheaBrojae's has a mission to have it's jewelry, hair accessories & skin care line reach more than just the local folk. Here are some pics of what happens in the door's of SheaBrojae's & don't forget to enter into the giveaway if you win you just may receive a little surprise!
Have a Blessed Day

Friday, May 22, 2009

Neglected Giveaway?

Alright ladies my loctician is feeling a bit unloved right now. Why do you ask? Because noone has left any comments on the giveaway! Did I not post the pics clear enough? If so please let me know & I can take better picture's & repost them. I'll also extend the giveaway until next weekend 5/30/09.
Please leave a comment I promise you will not be disappointed in her craftsmanship.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Jerome is that You?

This post is especially for Carmennc of tomokas twist fame her & I were tweeting yesterday & she told the twitter world she saw Jerome. I had to beg to differ because Jerome showed up at my daughter's prom driving a limo! So Carmen here's my sighting of Jerome. You let me know what you think. For you other ladies who stop by my blog on occasion if you're not familiar with who Jerome is he's the character Martin Lawrence sometimes played on his show "Martin"Now I have to tell ya'll how country this dude was. He pulls up by the school, he's talking on his cell phone & he doesn't even get out to let the kids out of the car! Once the kids are out, he heard the crowd calling out to him, which is because everybody saw those country old school finger waves in his hair & his gold teeth & somebody starts shouting Jerome's in the house! So he steps out of the limo & begins posing for the camera's! Can ya'll see his teeth they were gold too! LOL

Saturday, May 16, 2009

My Baby On Her Way to Prom!

I just wanted the world to see how beautiful my baby looked on her way to prom. She knew what she wanted in terms of her dress, her makeup & her hair, and I helped her with the rest but overall this look is what she wanted! I wanted to cry when she got dressed because she just looked so glamorous. I hope she's having the time of her life tonight considering she had a long day. Enjoy the pics!

Friday, May 15, 2009

I Colored my loc's!

I did it you guys! I couldn't take the gray halo anymore. So since I was scheduled for a retight I called my loctician & let her know what I wanted to do. Of course she instructed me to braid & band my hair. I used the Loreal for Dark Hair it's the same color I've been using since I've been coloring my own hair.

I braided my hair in smaller sections than usual because I wanted to make sure the color got through the braids thoroughly. It seems like it took forever to get it all braided up, excuse the picture's I know I'm not looking the cutest just wanted to show the process as I went along, sort of like an editorial (that is if blogger will let me add the pics the way I want to show them). Then I got my gloves, color, color enhancer, towel and shower cap out & got busy. I got all of the color in my hair. I thought I got it in there pretty good but when I took my hair down the next day I could see in the back that it didn't get through in an entire section in the back. It got on the ends really good though. So here are the results. I realize that it didn't get all the way through in the back I was really more concerned about getting rid of the halo in the front which I was successful at getting rid of yaay! So ladies let me know what you think!

Monday, May 11, 2009

SheaBrojae's First Official Giveaway via New2locs!

As you all can tell from previous posts I am all about helping my loctician promote her jewelry through my blog. She is the most talented person I know. She's always creating something be it mixing shea butter for hair & body products, making beautiful jewelry or creating beautiful loc's for the newbies. She's successful in her own right locally but I know if we put forth effort she can be successful on the web! So we were trying to see how we can get more people to shop at her etsy site. I told her about the other loc'd ladies who are also promoting their jewelry or hair accessories by having a giveaway on their blogs. Well we decided why not try it ourselves and see what type of response we can get from the readers.

So here's the deal we have two items to giveaway I will post the items at the bottom of this post. First we're giving away a beautiful Tif Stik with a brown cowry shell & a black bead hand painted with green & bronze hues. Also we're giving away a hair tie with matching earrings. The hair tie & earrings are copper with speckled azure blue beads. So here's the deal my Nubian loc'd princess' you have until midnight May 23rd to leave a message about which item you're interested in and how you can rock it!

For some reason blogger is not allowing me to post the pictures in the order that I want them!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

8 Months

I'm 8 months loc'd today! I've been too busy to really sit down & blog about it. I just wanted to recognize my 8th month milestone today.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

New Furniture Update

Two days after my first post about the chair my salesman returned my call. I told him what my concerns were about the chair & that overall I was not happy with it. He informs me that he would have to contact the manufacturer of the chair & see what they would like to do. Well first off I didn't buy the chair from the manufacturer I bought it from him, so I tell him I'm a little concerned because of this. If I gave You my money why are we talking to the manufacturer? He goes on to explain to me that different furniture manufacturer's rent space on their floor, yada, yada, yada. He is by the way being very nice about it but I didn't care, I don't want this chair & what are you gonna do about it? I didn't get jazzy with him though, I told myself to be nice because I want my money back or another chair! So I accept what he says & he let's me know that he'll be back in touch by Monday.

Well he kept his word & called back yesterday evening. He told me we can return the chair & we can get another one for equal or lesser value. I'm happy about that but there's one negative. I have to pay a restocking fee of $125.00

We went back to the store that Friday with the chair. I failed to mention that we had to travel about 45 minutes to pick up the chair to avoid paying their $85 delivery fee. Back to what I was saying, we went back to the store & did not see anything in the store that we wanted to take home. So we ended up doing another special order chair. This time though the salesman did some measuring of a chair that we tried out that would be big enough but the style was all wrong. So he compared those measurements to the chair that we saw in the book that we liked. So now we're waiting another month to get this chair that we'll have to travel another 45 minutes to pick up. Hopefully this time we got it right.
The lesson I've learned in this though is that I will not be doing any more special ordering of furniture. To much of a hassle.

Friday, April 17, 2009


Alright ladies here's your chance, my loctician has several items in her etsy shop marked down to $5.00 until further notice. It's your chance to check out her craftsmanship without breaking your pocketbook. Maybe we should call this the Recession Sale? Who knows, anywho check her out at SheaBrojae's. Hurry on up now before it's all gone! Everybody loves a sale!

Happy shopping!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

New Furniture

I'm a little perturbed right now. Here's why. I purchased furniture late Feb. I bought a two piece sectional w/a large ottoman and a chair. Well we got the sectional & ottoman right away but I had to order the chair, which by the way was not part of the sectional. Well the chair came this past wednesday & I don't like it. Why? Well, 1. It's smaller than what I expected. 2. It has a drawer on the bottom of it that I had no clue about. 3. When you sit on the chair the drawer pops open.
I don't know what I'm going to do, I tried calling my salesman when I got home & he was on his day off. Well let me tell you this store has an all sales final & no refund policy! I spent over $800 on this chair! I'm hoping the salesman, who by the way is the store owner's son, will work with me. Do an exchange or something.
Stay tuned I'll let you know what the outcome will be & if you have any suggestions by all means please leave a comment.

Monday, April 13, 2009

My Friend Undrah (pronounced Andre)

This my good friend Undrah, really he's like my brother. I've been intending to do an interview with him since he got his loc's, but never really got around to doing the interview I did get a few pics of his loc's though. He's been loc'd since mid January & these pic's were taken in February. Talk about putting things off. Well I figured since we never got around to doing the interview to put on the blog I figured hey just post the pics. So here he is in his first month loc'd.

Undrah started his loc's with back comb twists and has to go in biweekly to have his new growth twisted. And yes he loves his loc's!Photobucket

Who knows maybe somewhere down the road we'll get around to his interview. LOL