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I am on a journey -like you, I'm sure. A personal journey, a spiritual journey. A journey about passions, growth, and living. I don't have a good memory, but I value my experiences. It's very strange when you realize that you are being shaped constantly, but ultimately only remember some of the reasons why you are the person you're becoming. I find that when things resonate within me, writing about them helps me to better develop my opinions about them, and to remember them. Sometimes, it's the simple act of looking back and reminding myself where I've been that is all I need to move forward with confidence. That's why I write. Thank you for joining me.

Monday, April 11, 2011


I love headbands! These are such a fun way to girlie up my boy haircut. :) The spotted one, and the silver leaf were already in my drawer; the other two I bought this weekend. Don't you love them? I had to take a close up of the small black bow, because it kinda blends in with my hair. By the middle of summer, though, I'm thinking it will stand out against my sun bleached hair.  I generally don't think of myself as a girlie girl, but sometimes the need for pretty comes out.

It has been a week since my haircut, and this is what my head is looking like right now, sans headband.

front and center

And the back... (looks so different now, from when I had the twists!)

Dang! I am kinda flaky considering it's only been one week! 

Left Side- with a bead I add and remove probably once a month. I don't think I ever showed you all of the cool loc accessories I bought since I started this process. I'm gonna snap a picture of some others right now!

Ok, I took some pictures. Heehee. :)
In the picture on the right, it is the same bead as the above picture, only in pinkish red. I have this on my right side and somewhere in the back. Pretty sure the hubs bought me those beads during our last trip to Asheville. That's right, he wanted to go into every bead store and find me something.. Beads can be pricey, though, and finding the right sized hole to fit my locs isn't easy. I had to rein him in a bit. The cool thing about these simple beads is that when they aren't in my hair, they can slide right onto my Pandora bracelet. Lol. :)

So in the picture below, there are three loc ornaments that are not currently in my hair. Unlike the simple beads above, these three have a lot more going on, and don't always suit me. The top left, up close, has intricate etchings on the stones, which are a deep maroon. And I rarely wear brass or yellow gold tones, so that one stays out most of the time.  Beneath that is the one I wear the least often, mostly because I don't want to break it. (When I got it in the mail, it was in two pieces. Luckily I used to make jewelry, so could repair it quick like.) And lastly, the long one to the right is amazing. My husband bought it for me when we went to the Renaissance Fair. The swirly part on top wraps itself around your loc, and the two beaded parts dangle. It looked great when I had my twisits, but I will have to wait until my hair is a bit longer before it will look right again.

Ok, that's enough uploading for now. You get the gyst. I like the short do. I think it's cute and fun, and it's so easy to take care of. I am going to rub some Jane Carter Solution Nourish & Shine on my scalp, (haven't done that in a long time), and will probably wash my hair tomorrow, though I am scared. I think the frizzy new growth will be outta control. We shall see. If I do it, you will see the results right here.

1 comment:

  1. Ahhhhhh!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE those headbands! I wish I could find cute stuff like that in Australia, that is exactly what I want, your locks are really cute too! :)