Thursday, March 26, 2009

Something New Once Again

Since i'm a member of LIU I get to hear some pretty good stuff. People trying new things. Products that worked or didn't work for others. The comments of many different consultants and what is happening with others locks. When the subject of taking responsibility for maintaining your own locks popped on the board my eyes were wide open. It was suggested that because many were having difficulty in maintaining appointments during this time of economic hardship we should learn to maintain our own locks. I so agree with that. Fortunatly, Kalidewdrop (i'm sorry if I misspelled your name.) was kind enough to post two YouTube diy's that helped quite a few of us learn to help ourselves. That being said here are a few pictures of my attempt at self retightening.

I learned that in order to have as much scalp showing, as many do, the hairs would have to be gathered ever so close. This in turns gives me a headache. I decided to lessen the rotations, which in turn didn't show o much scalp, and also ddn't give me a headache afterwards. My hair is doing it's own thing now. There are a few that the texture have changed on and some are just hanging around being themselves.
I think I did pretty good. What do you think??

Friday, March 20, 2009

Just a thought

So I was talking to an old friend this morning and he informed me that our old Spanish teacher had experienced a stroke. It through me for a loop. There is a long story behind this. I wont go into it. However it made me realise that even when you think you've dealth with and moved passed some things in your life until you truly deal with them they will keep creeping up. This old friend was my first boyfriend in highschool that cheated on me and ended up marrying the girl. Only later they got divorced. The teacher was like a mother to him. Since we both had AP Spanish with her she would often tell me to get over him after he finally told me he was with someone else. Imagine 3yrs in her class and the last 2 you had to deal with listening to her and looking at him!!!! I now think back on it and go WOW. We are now friends and i've learned alot about what he was having to deal with in his family and why she became his second mother. It's amazing what a difference knowing all the facts makes. I stayed angry with him for several years. When we finally caught up (Facebook) he felt obligated to explain everything and apologize. I never relaised how hurt I had been until he apologized. Nor did I realize how much this one relationship affected all the rest to follow.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

New photos

So as I speed pass month 3 and enter into month 4 I decided to show a few pictures of the things i've been doing with my hair for this past month. Tell Me what you think. It's been six weeks and i'm now due for my retightening. I have a few issues with showing my face in photos so if you happen to catch a glimpse of my face that's a prize photo. Be nice. These photos were taken with my picture phone. :)

This is day one.

The following show what my hair looks like now.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Month 3 Photos

Well, I decided to post a few pictures of month 3. This has been an interesting month. I decided to follow directions and try to not wash my hair until the day before my retightening. This was truly a task. I lasted three days shy of 4 weeks and just could not take it any more. I was instructed to use a shower cap even when I took a bath. It felt really wierd but I got use to it. In the beginning I used a small bit of oil on my scalp and it was much needed. Then I stopped using the oil. In the pictures you will see what happened once I stopped using the dab of oil. Goes to show I should have stuck with what I knew was working. I've only had about four locks come loose. Two in the front and two at the nape or so. The hair in the back of my head is extremely straight and the front just doesn't like to be in bondage. ;)

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Follow up to What Now

So, i've had time to chew on the subject for a while. Okay more than a while. I've decided to become a personal chef. It will take some time for me to pull everything together about a month or so but it will be worth it. Funny thing is as I was cleaning out a container in my closet I found a brochure and a business card rom several years ago that I had put together because i wanted to do this. It's amazing how we run ourselves in circles. For me it was that whole fear thing. I have worked through quite a bit of that. When you have nothing you finally realise there was never anything to really lose in the first place. Now I press forward doing something I really love. Oh, no I haven't given up on massage I will also be incorporating that into my buisness. I what to focus on Mind Body and Spirit. I figure I have so many friends with so many special gifts why not include them in my journey. I've been blessed by them and am more than happy to share them with others that may need them. From aromatherapy to personal trainers. I know alot of people. I just try to keep my pain and problems to myself. Now i've chosen to let them in. Let's see what happens. Until next time remember to be grateful for what you have.