Sunday, December 16, 2007

Three Months Shots

Okay here are my three month old shots for my hairy hair I wanna curl it everyday but I don't want weak spots.

Hmmm I still love how hair my feels all crunchy and poofy. I only had about ten slipped locs and she redid them in about 30 minutes in between my full retightening which was soooo great!
Take note of how much different it looks from my first do in September! Its grown so much on the right hand side and where there were weaker spots. I have funny little top ones that want to run away on their own. I'm starting to get lots of compliments and even weird "what is that in your hair looks". I can't wait to start doing my own but in the meantime my loctician and I are going to see alot of each other. Its about 2.5 hours to get them all retightened, at twenty bucks an hour its not cheap but definitely easier to manage and nicer to deal than damaging my hair. Now and then I swear its talking to me and telling me thank you!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Loctician Blues and Triumphs

When I first got locs my whole person was freedom freedom from being controlled by any product, hair loss and by any one person.

My loctician was trying to control who I went to, my emotions, my life really -- as it took her three to four days to confirm that she received any message that I had when I had questions about anything - banding, the process, appointment times, etc.

This all changed when I let her know that I wanted to go to different loctician while she was having a surgery performed. She said, well its your hair but I would recommend you waiting and then when I feel better I can see you again.


This made me pretty uncomfortable. We don't talk about my hair in my appointments but her favorite candidate for president and other things about her. Mostly my appointments were about what was going on in her life and about politics - which is great to discuss - but my appointments should be spent on my hair right? So I decided that I am going to stick with the same loctician my sister uses she was so great! We talked about my hair the entire TWO hours of my retightening. She didn't mention, who are you voting for? What do you think about what's going on in Congress, etc. I wanted to give her a big hug and tell her thank you for paying attention to me! She even is ready to empower me further by teaching me new techniques so that I can loc my own hair when my anniversary comes up in March.

I went to my first interview with my locs done, I lightly curled the ends. Nothing was said at all about my hair only my qualifications and how I could help the company. I loved it it gave me such a great feeling to be happy about myself naturally. On the 13th I will be 3 mos old!