Sunday, May 27, 2012

Checking in

Locs at 11 months
Heyyyy yall!!! Miss me?

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sorry its been sooo long...Here's a quick update......My hair at nine months and two weeks!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

2 month Update...:)

Ok y'all. I know I've been MIA but this way due to a series of unfortunate events. I am back to tell you how my babies are doing.

I had been putting bantu knots in my hair on weekends in an attempt to achieve neater tighter roots. I did it after a wash and took me roughly around 2-3 hours(with breaks in between)) to complete.
Finished product

Unravelled knots. My brother and I before school

To be honest I wasn't  exactly a fan of the unravelled look but I rolled with it. I am returning to it tonight with plans to style it tomorrow

Fast forward a few weeks
Visited the loctician. Guess What...

She used BEESWAX  in my hair. I can't begin to express how pissed I was. It looked good for awhile but anything thats stains pillowcases and clothes is a no-no. Besides I've heard stories of the foul odor smell that comes with it after awhile. People insisted on touching my hair over and over and over..Gosh I never knew it could get so annoying.  I understand once or twice, but when the same persons feel that its ok to run their filth-infested, grimy phalanges through my already sticky hair, there's gonna be a problem.

Anyhoo  removing the beeswax  after 3 weeks was a challenge. In all selsun blue, dishwashing liquid, apple cider vinegar, baking soda and piping hot water did the trick. Never me again. I twisted my hair with ORS Lock and twist and that was a major fail. Hope fully the bantu knots will do the trick. I used motions Foaming wrap lotion to set it. :)

Till Whenever

OOze with Happiness 

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Update!!! Two weeks..:)

one week after... before washing

Side view..Can you see the the holes?

Its been two weeks yall!!! I have washed my hair twice...(once a week) and I can't help but say it does look a little shabby.(ok really shabby) I am very self conscious especially with fuzzy looking locs but I've grown to accept it. Its just a phase. After the first week I regretted washing my hair so early in my loc process due to  a lot of unraveling and needless to say a ton of fuzz.. However to disguise all of this my Mom put in some perm rods and i rocked the curly look all week.

In the middle of the week however I think the perm rods caused my hair to straighten out a bit. Sadly this caused huge holes in my locs. This I fixed with my latchhook tool with the interlock method i learnt  from dewdrop.

This week my hair is even fuzzier but I'm just going to roll with it. I did a bantu knot out after I washed it and unraveled it for church this mornig.
a little growth..Can you see it?

My big parts :)

fuzzy roots...ugh

Curly locs yall!

Till Whenever

OOze with Happiness 

Saturday, February 12, 2011


3 of the four TOK members are loc'd and boy are these locs Gorgeous...Feast your eyes on these beauties.




Sorry Craigy.No locs No Love..:(

1 reason behind stigma and stereotyping of loc rockers in St.Lucia..

As i promised i have a brief explanation as to why so much negativity is attached to loc wearers here in St.Lucia. In the late seventies(lonnnggg before i was born) police in St.Lucia along with help from neighboring countries conducted a raid on St.Lucia's highest peak.
Mt. Gimie
Apparently a tribe of "Rastafarians" (using this word sparingly) resided there and alot of crime went on. Most of all lots of marijuana was cultivated in LARGE AMOUNTS. Many of these locs carriers were arrested marijuana plants were destroyed and a new type of hatred toward loc carriers was created in my fair helen St.Lucia. Hopefully the generation with all this negative small-minded thinking is slowly ending. I remember asking someone( a bank worker) what was their personal issue with locs.."Nothing," she responded. however when i further inquired as to whether or not she'd hire a someone wearing locs to my dismay she said no. Needless to say she thought that it was an environment where there was a lot of customer interaction. "Society" doesn't accept it she said. Who or what makes up society?According to Oxford dictionary is " the aggregate of people living together in a more or less ordered community; the community of people living in a particular country or region and having shared customs, laws, and organizations:"  Everyone makes up society. We are all a part of it. If we start being more open minded one person at a time there can be a change in negativity and people won't be as scared be be their true selves. I've had people come up to me in the past two weeks commending me on my bravery. Like really?? Bravery, for being my own true self, embracing my god given hair texture. We shouldn't be scared to be who God designed. All in the name of acceptance?  Oh well....People have been bombarding me with questions like.. Whats happen when you're going to need a job? or Do you think someone is going to hire you with locs?  Well to answer that.....I am going to find a job..and YES someone will hire me..Not everyone thinks small.What's really sad is that most St.Lucians are black and having relaxed hair is more "normal" than natural hair.  Although more and more people are going back to natural hair I'm hoping that they don't do in the name of a fashion trend which would eventually end but they do it because they have  accepted who they are.

In next post: 2 week update!!!

Till Whenever

OOze with Happiness