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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

In My Dreams...

... my sexy sassy banging a** braidouts would look JUST like this... all day, er'ryday!
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Sunday, April 18, 2010


OK. Here goes braidout attempt numero dos! LOVED it. I've been searching for the perfect natural style that makes me feel just as fly as when I rock a fresh press and by golly I think this one's a keeper! Turned out exactly how I wanted it to from day 1. Big. Full. Fluffy. Shiny. Great definition. Lots of compliments!

By day 3 tho, I made the mistake of going into the loo to take off my head scarf too quickly after a steamy shower. All hell broke loose atop my head! I still tried to make it last but my ends became so dry! That's mos def a deal breaker for me so... Tonight I guess I'll give it another wash to get ready for anotha sexy sassy bangin-ass braidout! ;o) YAY!!!!
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Friday, April 16, 2010

My Dry-Arse, Tangled Up, To'Back Twistout... TRAGIC!!!

OMG guys! I just came to the unfortunate realization that my last twistout was a TRAGIC MESS! After 3 days of wearing my twistout, I decided to declare a state of emergency and wash that *ish out immediately. It was sooo dry, frizzy with no definition, messy, dry, and oh, did I mention DRY!?? Ooooooo Oooooo oooo!!! That is my #1 hair pet peeve... Dry arse hair! ARRGH!!! A good deep conditioning and oiling quickly resuscitated my lifeless hair and then it was back to the drawing board!

The good news tho? Since at 1st I didn't succeed, I tried and tried again and am now proudly rockin a soft, fluffy, well-moisturized, sexy, sassy, bangin-*ss braidout. I'm in lub! Lots of pics to come so stay tuned!
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And the winner of LLL's 2010 Wig Challenge Is...!!!!!!!

Please don't hate! There's always next year, ladies!

But yeah... So... Ummm... Just wondering... Does this qualify as fashion or animal cruelty? Just saying! LOL! Claude H.A.M.mercy! The blue joint IS kinda making me wanna step my protective styling game up tho!

Anyway, if you want to cop a fierce wig for your fab feline, has got the hookup!
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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Something New

Been kinda stuck in a rut lately so I thought it'd be nice to shake things up a bit. Need something NEW... Life. Love. Something. Everything. First up? Hair. Now, I never Ever EVA change my protective styling routine so for me this is BIG stuff. Last week I did the twists. Made me feel like a twelve year old with plaits so ... yeah, ummm keepin it movin... this week, it's on to the twistOUT. I must say, I kinda likey. Maybe if I tweak a few things... Hmmm. This style just might be a keeper. Just a few technical difficulties though. Too much oil, Hair not completely dry, rollers falling off the ends while sleeping... That may be why my twistout resembles more of a 1982 jherri curl but hey... Still not too shabby for my 1st try.
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Monday, April 5, 2010

Chrisette Michelle Gets GANGSTA... And Goes Completely BALD!

If you haven't already heard, there's a big ta-do about singer Chrisette Michelle shaving her head completely bald. In a recent interview, the singer explains her reasons for the big-chop-a-roo:

"I was tired of black sista’s feeling subject to having their hair pressed and straightened, and damaged, with relaxers, and heat. So I wanted to make short and nappy hair fashionable, and let the industry know that there is nothing wrong with the texture that we have been born with. So I plan to grow it out to the big beautiful nappy hair that I have.”

I personally don't see why there is such "shock and awe." She looks absolutely beautiful. All of this makes me think about the different reasons sistas go natural. Me? Well, I did the big chop-a-roo twice. Each time, different reasons. The first was the same as Chrisette. I was just sick and tired of being sick and tired. The second was after a bad breakup. I thought I needed a change. Before I cut it, I was miserable. After I cut, I was just BALD and MISERABLE. LOL. Nothing changed. Here's the thing though... It may not be life-changing but I do think going natural teaches you an important lesson about yourself regardless of why you do it.

LLL readers, why did YOU go natural? And are you diggin Chrisette's new 'do?
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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Get It Twisted!

As of late, I've been rockin the straight look (pics coming soon). I tried my best to make it last as long as possible, but with the 80 degree weather & humidity, pressed hair becomes a crispity, crackely, crunchity, stir fried, frizzy, bushy MESS. I finally decided that it was really gonna have to be a wrap on that for now.

This weekend I tried something new. A lil' mix of water, conditioner, oil, and shea and... VIOLA! The result was some soft, shiny, well moisturized twists! I'm usually very anal about leaving my ends exposed (esp. in summer) or leaving real conditioner in my hair but so far so good. I don' know but leaving in the not-so-leave-in-conditioner is kinda changing the game for my hair. Jury's still out. Oh and shrinkage is a biotch but hey, life is still good! Happy Easter ladybugs!
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Friday, April 2, 2010

Erykah Badu: Hot Tress or Hot Mess?

See this picture? This is exactly what my ass looked like for atleast a month after I found out my ex-boyfriend was cheating on me. Just plain crazy and deranged. Heartbreak. That was my excuse. Now Erykah, what's yours boo boo? Who did it, girl? Who did it?! Please talk to mama!

First she's running around "buckit naked" in her new video and now this? I'm trying to focus on the hair... trying to make sense of it all... and... ummmm...quite frankly, I'm confused. Are those braids, locs, or twists? A combo of all three? Is that a weave? God forbid, a lacefront?!! Damn. Damn. I'm just at a lost. (**blank stares**)... On the other hand tho, a part of me kinda likes it just b/c I like her. You can always count on Ms. Badu to keep you on your toes creatively/artistically! So, what do you think?

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Upgraded!: Singer/Songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae

Ya know who's been looking especially fly lately? Singer Corinne Baily Rae! She's finally back after a long hiatus (following the unfortunate and sudden passing of her husband) and she looks like a completely new woman. I'm absolutely LOVING the fullness of her new mid-length textured bob. WANT THIS LOOK?: Do a twist out on dry hair! Fluff ! And GO!
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Saturday, March 27, 2010

And We're Back in Business!!!

Hey ladybugs! Just wanted to announce that I finally got a new mini laptop so I'm officially back in business... ummm... again... for like... umm...the trillionth time! No, but, for real for real this time! Cross my heart... Promise on my beloved silk hair scarf... and anyone who knows me KNOWS I go hard for that scarf!!! LOL! Smiley face. (More on that later.)

Anyway, thought it'd be nice to kick things off with a progress pic! (*** taken a couple months ago***).
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Saturday, January 16, 2010

See, What Had Happend Was...!

I know! I know! I have some es'plaining to do! :0( So sorry ladybugs! I had wanted to make a grand return... complete with fabulous update pics and all. Unfortunately, my janky arse computer has other plans. (I had to snag my sister's laptop just to make this post!) Ughhhh! So annoying. Please bare with me. I"ll be back with updates as soon as I can get it right and get it tight...
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