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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.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Coming along!

So, at the beginning of the month, I saw April. Yes, I have waited all this time to update you. I really have no excuse. Well except for sunshine and springtime tearing me away from my computer. Anyway, I did my normal luxurious wash, but before that, April spent some time "shaving" (which is more like trimming with shears) along the length of each loc. I was excited to see what it would look like when she was done, but alas, I couldn't really tell until now. What?? I know. Doesn't make a lot of sense yet, does it. Well, hang on!

I knew I had a wedding to go to the following weekend, and I asked April to give me a style that would last and look different, so we did itty bitty bantu knots. I totally loved them. They were so cute, and totally gave me that sleek, short haired look that I love. They were also nice and cool and a cinch to take care of- since I had to do absolutely nothing to them!

When I was ready to take them out, my mom took little scissors to each rubber band, and I was left with a head of really tight curls. Most of them still stayed twisted in little knots. Good thing I took them down a few days before the wedding so that the curls would have time to loosen and relax!

Here are a boatload of pics!
before the shaving

after the shaving and the wash

knotted up!

close up of the right

close up of the left

taking out the rubber bands

can hardly tell they're gone...

loosening up a little

loosening up some more

at the wedding

So, now my hair has been washed and no longer has those fun, girly curls. But, I am pleased to say they are starting to really look like locks. The shaving helped a lot! Yay! That makes me more happy than you could know. See for yourself!
getting longer, too!



right again

bling! :)
Can you see the difference? So, you can see that the roots are still frizzy. I have a feeling my crown will always look this way. But the locs themselves are maturing, and I love it! :)

How's your hair coming along?


  1. Very cute, I like both the tight knots and the looser curls

  2. Your bantu knots were adorable. Best wishes on your journey.

  3. They've really changed! I can see a difference!

  4. Your locks are nice, very nice!
    This is my first time visiting your blog. Mine is here:

    Take Care~

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  6. very beautiful! what's your update now? I'm excited to know! please share:) xo


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