Saturday, October 30, 2010

Loc Log #20: Can't believe it's been 17 months!

I know that I could have waited one more month for that year and a half mark, but because it's been so long since I've posted, I decided to do it now.  In this my 17th month, I could not be more happy with my locs!  I just retwisted my hair today, and I can't stay out of the mirror!  Now some will shudder in horror when I say this, but just a little bit of Carol's Daughter's loc butter and Nubian Kinks locing pomade is just what my hair needed. So far, this is my best retwist/palmroll ever!  I just hope I feel like this in 5 days.  I'm just so excited about my hair.  Here are just a few pics within my 17th month.
Fresh retwist/palmroll with Carol's Daughter's loc butter and Nubian Kinks locing pomade
Freshly Shampooed with Paul Mitchell Three Shampoo
Remnants of a braidout
Receiving Teacher of the Year Award w/ 17 month old locs!


Sunday, June 6, 2010

Loc Log #19 - Braid Out

I decided to try my hand again at doing a braid out.  I don't think my hair was quite old enough when I tried the first time.  I decided to do a bit of palm rolling first although the braid out in itself would have taken care of that.  I changed my formula just slightly from the last time I had palm rolled my hair.  I used a mixture of Nubian Kinks locing pomade, IC Fantasia polishing gel, honey, and Nubian Kinks Mint Medley Oil.  It was perfect because I think I have received my best braid out results to date.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Loc Log #18 - More about this color.....

Well, I put a bit of color in my hair right in the back. I was actually successful this time with my hair actually lifting. The first time I tried to dye my locks, nothing changed. This time I was excited because it actually worked! Because I am a teacher, I try to keep my hair color pretty conservative during the school year, but when summer comes..........I love to try different things with my hair color. I have to be careful with it due to my allergies with hair color.

While I like my initial hair color, I really wanted it to REALLY pop. I bought some Clairol's Jazzing Red HotClairol Jazzing #40 Red Hot 3 oz.. I had used this color before so I knew it would really be a hot color. Well, during my daily YouTube, Nappturality, Blog stalking, I ran across people using Manic Panic. I know there are those that use Manic Panic to achieve really wild colors, but I just need a big pop. I decided to try it. I purchased Vampire RedManic Panic ~ Amplified ~ Semi-Permanent Hair Dye ~ Vampire Red and that was all she wrote. Now, don't get me wrong, I really like it because it's super unique. I just worry of what color it will be when it fades.......watching and waiting.


Update:  After several people saw my hair in person, most say that it is not as bright as the pictures!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Loc Log #17 - Color

Can you tell I did some changing to my color?

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Loc Log #16: Happy 1 Year Locversary to my Locs!

May 23, 2010 is the day that my locs turned 1 year old! Wow, who would have thought that I could basically keep one hairstyle for 1 year and looking forward to many more. But I suppose it's much more than a hairstyle, it's a hair lifestyle. Going natural and deciding to loc my hair are the single best hair decisions I have ever made. My how time flies! My natural hair two year anniversary will be here before you know it........August 20. I'm getting some anniversary pics together, so in the mean time here is my anniversary loc routine.

1. Gave myself an Ojon Restorative Treatment. Allow this to remain in hair until shampoo time.
2. I latched or interlocked my new growth with my hair pin tool. This pretty much took all day with a long nap in the middle. :-)
3. During shampoo time, I initially rinsed my hair really well then proceeding to do an ACV rinse. I allowed this to sit for awhile.
4. Next, I shampooed my hair three times with my Chagrin Valley Cafe Moreno shampoo bar. I love the way this stuff smells. Cloves!
5. Normally I would have oiled my scalp, but this time I just sprayed Taliah Waajid protective mist bodifier on my locs and sat under the dryer for a while.

My hair dried a bit, just enough to barely feel the dampness. Before bed, I'll spray them with my jojoba/sweet almond oil and aloe vera juice spray and wrap them for the night.

Pictures are coming!


Saturday, May 15, 2010


The countdown is on to one year with locs. Stay tuned..........

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Loc Log #15 Random Loc Thoughts 1

This is actually so random I don't even know where to begin! LOL! Here goes.....

2. I can't decide if I want interlock my new growth or twist it. I was interlocking every 2 months, and twisting every month, but lately I've been interlocking every month and twisting even less.

3. Speaking of twisting, I just really used this Carol's Daughter loc butterCarol's Daughter Loc Butter, 8 oz. for the first time after having it for several months. I like it at first, but the Georgia pollen will not allow me to like it. Washed it out in two days and interlocked the new growth.

4. Shampoo bars are the business! I ordered several from Chagrin Valley and immediately fell deeply in love. They are wonderfully priced, smell great, and clean my hair superbly! (review coming soon!!!!)

5. My German Shepherd, King, loves to smell my hair when it has been freshly washed, spritzed, or oiled. It's too cute!

6. I can't keep my hands out of my hair!

7. My husband is so impressed with how well I take care of my hair. Apparently, he thinks everyone in town should be taking lessons from me on hair health.

8. My hair loves water.

9. My hair loves oil. A few of my favorites (this time around...LOL) are Afroveda's SunSilk Citrus Hair Oil, Hibiscus Hair Infusion Oil, Priti Bodhi Rice Bran Hair Oil, and Shikakai Hair Growth Elixir. I usually pick one to use for the week.

10. Love the YouTube loc vids! Keep them coming.

Until next time..............


Saturday, February 13, 2010

Loc Log #14 - Nubian Kinks and other stuff

I am quickly approaching my 9th month with locs. I think this is my longest time with anything, (other than my husband...LOL!). Ok, so I promised that I would review the Nubian Kinks locing pomade. The first thing I noticed about the pomade was the obvious color and fragrance. It's kind of hard to describe the fragrance, but it's a sweet, perfumey kind of scent. It's quite pleasant. It has a tan color and has a creamy texture.
I initially used the pomade without adding any extras as I tend to know another gel or honey. My hair was really pretty with minimal frizz (though I've embraced the frizz), BUT it didn't last very long. I loved the fragrance and the frizz minimizing factor, so I decided to try it again. This time I added my handy dandy TW loc it up gel and a bit of honey. PERFECTION!!! I love how this stuff leaves my hair smelling so good.
I also ordered the Herbal Mint Medley Shampoo. Loves it! I actually think this is my favorite shampoo to date since I've started locs. I accidentally received the mint scented oil rather than the green tea oil that I ordered. Loves it! Good mistakes are great!