Friday, October 12, 2007

Lordy Lordy Look Who's 40!






Can you believe I made it Over the Hill October 5th? Where did the time go? Well I must say it looks a lot better on this side of the hill! My oldest left for the Marines last month and is now realizing the depth of parental guidance and sheltering (smile). One down and three more to go....smile!


2.5 Years Locked

Fortunately, I managed to make it over the hill without any traces of gray hair! What you will notice, however, is that I dyed my hair back to its original dark brown color. You can see the light brown color in the pic on the left. My hair almost looks black in the pic on the right. It was quite a shock when I first did it. I looked so pale, but in time, I've managed to appreciate why God blessed me with my dark brown hair color.
Since I last posted, I've experimented with various styles. I even curled my hair with a hot curling iron! I suppose I was missing the relaxed hair for a bit--crazy, huh? My hair looked flat and stringy....needless to say, I didn't like the look and I have no plans to abuse my hair again. In the end it only helped to solidify my reasoning for continuing on my natural hair and locking journey! In the meanwhile, I'm content with roller setting my hair. At night I'm still sleeping in my lock scrunchie (i.e., lock sock) from http://www.lockscrunchie.com/ . I think I have one in every color and pattern (smile).



17 yr old son with hair blown out!
Oh, almost forgot. My second oldest son pictured above is now locked! Woo Hoo! He's a football player, and mom was tired of cornrolling every 2 weeks (smile)! So, when I went for my last retightening I asked Elaine to start traditional locks on his hair. This is our second attempt at locking his hair. A few years ago we tried with the palm rolling method, but because he has loose curl pattern like me; it failed to lock in a sufficient amount of time. Elaine started his locks with a "brother-lock" similiar pattern to reduce slippage. He's extremely happy and so am I!!!



10 comments:

Creyole said...

Welcome to the 40's club! You don't look a day over 30...watch out ther now cause it only gets better!

Creyole

Locksuluv Hair Affair said...

Your locs look so beautiful...Happy Belated Birthday and happy 2.5 years locking:)

Tra said...

Hey there my b-day is also Oct 5th. So happy belated b-day to you!

I recently went back to my dark brown hair as well. However my highlights are peeking through already. I am not sure if I will just leave it alone or color it again.

Your hair looks great!

QueenLi said...

You know what they say! "Black don't crack!" You look great! :)
I hope I look that great when I am "40" {gotta few years 2 go}...

Your locks are nice, very Nice!
Take Care~
QueenLi

Lakia said...

HAPPY BELATED B-DAY

SistaLocd said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Your locks look great and I love the curls.

Sogolocs said...

Happy Belated Birthday and you look great as usual. What kind of color did you use ? You look fabulous at forty , and your styles are beautiful. Did you ever send your portfolio into the main office ? I will keep encouraging you. Keep Styling...

Naturalist1 said...

You look absolutely beautiful.

Tonintx said...

Happy Belated Birthday, you look fabulous and so do your locks.

~Toni

Aya said...

Happy belated birthday. The forties are great. Just love your locks!!!