Monday, September 27, 2010

The Color of Autumn Leaves

For the past month or so I've been debating whether or not I should dye my hair back to its original color - BLACK - or take it in another direction. I chose the latter. Before last night, my hair was a light brownish color, which had become pretty darn popular. Every where I turned someone had some variation of the color. So I took another leap. I went to Sally's, a beauty supply store, and asked the clerk with the fuschia hair what she recommended for "lifting" my almost-there-color to blonde. She lead me to a package that contained blue powder (SORRY I DIDN'T WRITE DOWN THE NAME) and the solution to mix it with. I was already holding a bottle of Jazzling Ruby Red rinse, so I didn't need assistance with anything else.

I got home and started the process. I separated my hair like-so...

Then I applied the creamy, blue mixture to my already dyed ends...NO PIC to accompany. Sorry!!

Let me tell ya, I kept checking the mirror thinking I was going to witness some miraculous transformation taking place. Didn't happen. All I saw was blue paste all over my head. So after the recommended 45-50 minutes, I washed out the creamy mixture convinced that the "girl with the fuschia hair who shoulda knew what she was talking about" lead me astray. I proceeded to pout and storm away into the bathroom to gather my things and call it a wrap when BAM!!

AND, BAM....

I'm really tired of apologizing but it's fitting here. My camera phone sux. And unfortunately, it's all I have. You may not be able to tell but my hair is LIGHT!! After several failed attempts at capturing the end result, this was the best I could do....

In person, the colors are wide-ranging, from red to orange to browns to honey blonde. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! My hair resembles that of a beautiful tree in the fall...colorful autumn leaves... From now on I'll refer to it as: REDANGEY (red-orangey)  :)

Monday, September 20, 2010

My Baby's 1st Re-ti

Well, the time has come. It has been a little over a month since I installed my baby's braidlocs. Yes, I said it...BRAIDLOCS. I know in the initial post I stated that I hadn't made an affirmative decision about whether I was going to allow her to loc this time <SEE HERE!!!>. It's official now, even though I've been referring to them as braidlocs since day uno. Surprisingly, it only took 3 hours, off & on, to complete. That's fantastic. She didn't cry or squirm all over the place because I was combing or brushing too hard. She sat there as if I were doing nothing to her hair at all. Below is a before and after pic. I am sooooo super excited!!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

17 months & growing....

Hi guys!

Not much going on, just wanted to post an update of my locs. I haven't been styling my hair all that much. I add a bobby pin or two erry now & then. Overall, I think my hair is progressing quite well. Aside from I'd say 5 or 6, my hair is LOCKED!! WOOHOOO! Take a gander...

Monday, September 13, 2010

My Baby's Braidlocs - 1 Month

Greetings Everyone.

I just wanted to post a couple of pics of my baby's progress. She will be in need of a re-ti very soon. But until then, I will continue to brush her hair up into ponytails.

**She was singing. So adorable.**

Thursday, September 9, 2010

My Other Blog


For those of you who don't know, myself & two other young women are authors to a Daily Urban Blog (Soap) Opera called Anderson Place, which is a 30-story high-rise in Detroit, Michigan. Anderson Place is the home to many local business owners, as well as to employees of the up and coming Tellinit magazine. We've been on hiatus for a year but as of September 6th, we are back in full effect. So, please, CHECK US OUT!!