Lots on my mind; time to get it out...

This is a small piece of myself that I'm now willing to share. Handle with care; contents will break under pressure.

16 December 2010

30. Total Accident...

I wish things like this would happen on purpose... but they don't... only by accident...lol.

I started by washing and conditioning in the shower, but this time I did decide to try something different.  I've seen and read a lot of people section, detangle, and twist.  I decided to try this method... couldn't hurt right...?

So while in the shower I started in the back sectioning, detangling, and twisting... it took longer than I thought [definitely ran out of hot water... grrr] I covered my hair with a plastic bag, and accidentally took a 2 hr nap.
Deep condition - check.

I rinsed the conditioner out while my hair was still in the twists and they didn't even come out [score!].

I took out each section starting at the back... but when I started I was using a different conditioner that apparently doesn't like shea.... no bueno... spritz w/ water and oil and re-twist.

I moved on up to the remaining sections and realized they still had a bit of conditioner left in them, so I just put the shea butter on top of what was already there to seal... It didn't look bad, but the back section wouldn't blend... grrr...

I was about to leave so I had to figure out what to do... Then I remembered a few weeks ago I'd used this scarf as a headband...
So with some quick thinking and ingenuity - VOILA!
Its vintage if I do say so myself...

04 December 2010

28. Sir you just hit a nerve...

So last night I was at this house party looking real cute , I might add in my day old twist out with lace head band accessory - lol.  Being the social floater that I am I was saying hey to people and stuff... you know - the usual.  I was saying hey to this guy, and he says to me "So I see you're doing the Erykah Badu thing."

ERRRRRRRR! *Jamie Foxx Voice*

Flag on the Play!

I'm getting annoyed just remembering this ish!

"Excuse me?!"
"You're hair..."
"Erykah Badu had a platinum blond mohawk..."
"I mean I like the natural styles and all...."

So apparently this was supposed to be a compliment.  And that's fine (I guess).  But what I am unable to understand is why 1. I must be attempting to emulate someone since I changed my hair - I've never really been good at that.  and 2. Why does it have to be Erykah Badu [my hair doesn't even look like hers]?!

Don't get me wrong, I love Erykah Badu's music and she is definitely and individual, but she's a bit eccentric for my taste (and by eccentric I mean just a lil crazy).  And that's fine - for her, but I'm gonna pass on that style icon for inspiration.  Not to mention her fro was a wig.

Anywho.... I was just a slightly offended by what it sounded like he was implying and simply responded, "No, this is just my hair."  I can appreciate the compliment for what it was worth, but maybe some people should consider the context of their words before they speak...