Thursday, 20 September 2007

One of my last relaxers

I found a pic of one of my last relaxers ( i cant r'ber if it was the last or 2nd to last). Anyway i thought i would share it. I was 20 in this pic. I think once my locs are formed i may treat myself to another foto shoot.

Tuesday, 18 September 2007

My Babies at 4 Weeks

WOOHOO!! MY locs are now 4 weeks old.
The itchy has more or lessed eased now. After i tried spraying it with the ACV mix (see my previous post) I found my head to be MAD itchy! I thought oh no i've made a mistake i should have let Liz wash it. I didnt think that i could take it for another 4 weeks. I think that it was mad itchy because my hair was damp from the spray and i realise that can make it itchy. I have used to mix twice since then but i only used a light spray. Sometimes i use a cotton bud and rub the neat ACV onto my scalp. I am not 100% convinced that it is doing anything. Usually i spray my hair with plain water every morning and try some finger combing. Although over the last 2 days i did not spray it at all. I may try spraying it every other day.

I really really REALLY want to wash my hair. Its dirty and smells of vinger, i'm sure ppl think i work in a chippy. I think the main itchiness i get now is because my hair is dirty. I have Organic Root Stimulator Herbal Cleanse Dry Shampoo and i have tried to use some on my scalp but i dont think it makes any difference. I know people on LIU (LockItUp yahoo group link below) have mentioned using seabreeze. When i go to the market on Sunday i will see if i can locate it. Its a pity where i live i wont get products like that. Unless i am mistaken and it can be found in any supermarket I will double check when i go to tesco later.

Well i think my locs are coming along nicely. I think that the gaps are filling in. Well i am not sure if its filling in or if my hair is jus messy. I am sure those of you who are veterans will be able to tell me. Sometimes i think my hair is messy and is a tangle but that is jus silly. My friend who i havent seen since they were put in says they look nice. She said they look more like locs before they looked more like twists. I keep thinking that i have buds on my some of my ends but i think its too early for that.

Front view

Left side

Right Side
A few strands at the side by my ears seem to be straighter and longer than the rest so i usually tuck them behind my ears

Top view

Back View
If you look at the bottom u can see where some have come out :( I usually twist it round my fingers so it doesnt look so obvious. I expected some to come out at the back but i am still sad

Jus more pics of me and my locs.
I had a scarey dream about week and a half ago. I dreamt that a patch of my hair had come undone and i had a big patch of afro. It was so convincing that when i awoke i had to go to the mirror and check as i was soo convinced my hair had come out. Then i had urges to comb my hair. I really really REALLY wanted to comb my hair. WHY?! i never liked combing it before. I think it was hitting me that i wont have to comb my hair ever again. Also my friend Mich, who was starting locs using interlocking (which is a similar method to SL) was getting frustrated with her progress. She mentioned that she was going to take hers out and that she wanted to comb her hair. I think it must have stuck with me and gave me that dream. But i am more than happy with mine. Of course I wish they were mature locs already. When i look at other ppls blogs and pics i try not to get jealous. I just remind myself that my hair will get there and they had to go through each stage. They were once where i am right now. Its a journey and enjoy each stage

Here are some of the products i take

Wheatgrass cocktail. I drink it straight after brekkie. It doesnt need mixing and can be drunk straight. I started taking it a week b4 my babies were installed. But the bottle only lasts a week. I am not sure how much longer i would be taking it as i am starting a new course and i need to tighten my belt as money is gona be TIGHT! I will see how things go.

The vitamins i take. I also started this at the same time, although i wanted to take them for ages. I got this big bottle at H&B sale and it cost jus over a fiver when it is usually closer to 20. A deal i could not let go, although i wish i had bought more than one bottle, when i went back they had sold out :( The only prob with them is that i am meant to take 3 a day. I wanted a one a day tablet but i couldnt pass on the deal. I usually 4get to take the 2nd one. The first and last one is usually ok as i leave the tablets on my dining table, so when i have brekkie or dinner i am reminded to take it. But the 2nd one i am usually at work and keep 4getting. I will see if it makes any difference i am not sure yet. My nails are longer. But i have grown long nails and then they snap off. They seem to be lasting longer this time round and stronger.

Well that is my progress to date

Monday, 10 September 2007

Messin on the internet

Been reading blogs and i came across this on one page so i thought i would add it to mine

Your Power Element is Fire
Your power color: red
Your energy: hot
Your season: spring
Like a fire, you are full of power and light.A born leader, you easily draw people toward you.You are full of courage and usually up for anything dangerous.You have a huge ego and love to be the center of attention.

And now i am jus doin other lil quizzes

Your Mind is PG-13 Rated
Your mind is definitely a little dirty. You're naughty, but not trashy.You don't shy away from a dirty joke, and you're clearly not a prude.

Your Birth Month is December
You love life and exude an outgoing, cheerful vibe.Blessed with a great sense of humor, you can laugh at adversity.
Your soul reflects: Celebration, success, and wealth
Your gemstone: Blue Topaz
Your flower: Narcissus
Your colors: Indigo, green, and blue-green

You Are a Normal Girl
You are 60% Good and 40% BadSure you've pulled some bad girl stunts in your past.But these days, you're (mostly) a good girl.

You Are Very Happy Being Single
You're not anti-relationship. You just don't need one to be content.You find plenty of happiness from your life as it is.And if you find someone you love, then that's just icing on an already decadent cake!

Ok ok that is more than enough lol

Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Two Week Review

Jus come back from my check-up with my consultant. She said everything looks fine and coming along nicely. My locs are looking like they should do. There was one or two that had come out at the bottom at the back but that was to be expected. They were quickly put back in.
Did discuss the itchiness. She offered to wash it for me but i decided to stick with the orginial advise and wait until after it is retighten in 4 weeks time. I jus hope i can last that long. She explained that my hair is going cold turkey like a junkie. My hair is used to being greased and since starting SL i have not greased it so its complaining. It should settle down, soon i hope. It was really itchy 3 days ago right on top in one spot and i dab some ACV on it. It did sting but the itching stopped. After we discussed it i am going to try spraying it. I mixed one part of ACV to 3 parts water. As this is my first time and there is no definate answer that I could find on how to mix the ACV i will see how it goes and probably do more experiments.
Pics: Top left pic of me at work b4 i sprayed with ACV. The other pics were taken jus after i had sprayed with ACV