Monday, December 28, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
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
Thursday, September 10, 2009
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
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
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
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. http://lulu.com/content/paperback-book/i-love-my-locs-magazine/7432890 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.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
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
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!
Friday, July 3, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
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
Thursday, June 18, 2009
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
Saturday, May 30, 2009
The winner of the hair tie is...........Meikmeika!
The winner of the Tif Stik is...........KayExquisite!
Ladies please email me your information at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Thursday, May 28, 2009
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
Please leave a comment I promise you will not be disappointed in her craftsmanship.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
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
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
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
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!
Who knows maybe somewhere down the road we'll get around to his interview. LOL