Sunday, April 23, 2006

On the Subject of Color & Retightening...



I just felt the urge to color. I'd spoken with several ladies who colored their locks and with their encouragement, I decided to go for it...and I LUV IT!!! Big props to Karen and Renea.

I was brousing around Sally's Beauty Supply and came across L'Oreal's HiColor for Dark Hair Only. The colors were just what I was seeking - soft browns with no hint of red or orange - and for a change that's what I got - a soft, chocolaty brown. It's hard to capture the true color on photos, but as it matures and the more I'm out here in the Texas sun, I should have some nice highlights. The important thing is that I like it and I'm happy...and I did it.

I colored, washed, rinsed, rinsed, rinsed, rinsed and rinsed, then deep conditioned for 30 minutes using a plastic cap. My locks were a little rougher the first day, but I used the Caruso's for church and they softened to their original feel.

Now...to the subject of retightening my own locks. I'm just not gonna be able to do it. I don't have the patience nor desire. I took the retightening class on April 15 and I've tried during the past two weeks. But I'm too tired, too stressed and too disinterested to want to do 469 locks.

I'll use the technique to keep my edges neat, but as far as doing my own head - I will be self-indulgent and allow myself the retightening fee every six weeks. It will be my stress relief gift to myself. I love getting my hair retightened and sharing with my consultant
Gigi (pictured here) is more than worth it - such a beautiful spirit!

I'm sure there are others like me and I greatly admire those who maintain their own locks, but sistuh just ain't gone be one of 'em. Perhaps as my locks mature, I may come to feel differently...but for now, my next appointment is this coming Friday, April 28 and I'm anxiously waiting to receive my gift...

10 comments:

coco_btrfly said...

Congrats on so many levels, Blaq! Your hair looks awesome. I can't wait to see it 10 months from now :-)

Sister-in-Locks said...

I can't really see the color that much from the photos but I know in person it is beautiful. I know what you mean about the color and orange look. I hate it. I have never really gotten the color I want out of a box.

Sounds like you made a great choice. Mine also felt a little harder immediately afterwards but then it never felt like that again.

I am also with you on the retightening. I am about to go back to Gigi to get mine done. I can't seem to set aside 2 or 3 days to do it. If her salon wasn't so far away, I would have broken down sooner. Besides, I have already lost a lock due to my inexperience.

Keep that beautiful brown crown. You are makeing us nappy heads look good.

brunsli said...

Your hair color looks great - at least what I can see from here - lol!

Well, your post made me feel better. We can both be in the not-gonna-do-my-own-hair club!

Renea said...

Great result! I'm glad you are happy with the outcome.

Kory Williams said...

I knew sista locks makes your hair grow faster, but not that fast! its catchin' me off guard a little bit lol!......good seein ya sunday.

ya son....
KD

Creyole's Sisterlock Exodus said...

Now that is something special, nice and soft color complimenting your skin and natural beauty.

Before you give up on retightening please try using the nappy tool. It's so fast and easy!

Ree-C said...

Your hair looks great. I am one that love color. I loved it before going natural and really loved it now that I'm loc'd. Retightening can be a job. I understand.

nonwhite&woman said...

YOUR HAIR IS GORGEOUS!!!

funmi said...

I absolutely love your hair color. Great choice!

marvaluss said...

i have a question to ask.Oh,by the way your locks are wicked .where would i find rose water?

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