Sunday, November 19, 2006

My Color & My Roots

X got some great shots of my locks the other night. I'm really excited that quite a few of my ends are beginning to seal. You can actually see them - along with my dark roots. I think I need some color!


I'm always asked about my hair color. The thing is - it's a mixture that results in something I like. Sometimes I use HiRez, Mahogony Blast, or Dark N Lovely's Brown Sugar. This time I used Clairol's TextureTones in Light Golden Brown.

I simply look at various hues of brown, and buy the one I'm feelin' at that time. Fortunately, we have more options now that beauty companies are fast realizing the demand AND profit in products for people of color. However, they have a long way to go.

Yesterday, I used TextureTones in Light Golden Brown because I liked the color and they guarnatee 100% grey coverage. I don't have a problem with my grey, but it's not enough to be attractive - but rather distractive. I feel that people will try to figure out if I have dandruff...hehehe! If I was totally grey, like my friend Diane, now that would be da bomb!

After a wash and condition my locks plump and feel very soft and fluffy, like cotton balls. I'm thinking about washing more often. But I'm mostly lazy about my hair. To wash, condition, dry and roll takes a good portion of the day. The color came out a little darker than usual, but I really like the results. I've gotten so many compliments today.

I colored, rinsed, rinsed, rinsed, rinsed, rinsed and rinsed. Then washed and conditioned. Rinsed, rinsed, rinsed, rinsed, rinsed, rinsed then rinsed some more, added a few drops of Jojoba oil and let air dry. Before bed, I spritzed with water/lottabody and rolled on Spike Curlers. This is today's results: lots of body, bounce and color.

I have always colored my own hair and do so about once every 4-5 months. I'm not recommending color. But if your locks are settled and you're confident, go for it. Of course, I would stop coloring if I felt it was damaging to my locks. But they are healthy and strong and I'm still...luvin' my Sisterlocks!



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17 comments:

Chosen Vessel said...

Your locks, color, curls, everything looks BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Abena

Ree-C said...

I have tried the Texture & Tones and the Dark & Lovely as well. Your color turned out great. It is beautiful. I agree, once you color, you have to rinse, rinse and rinse some more. Do you always color your whole head or just touch up the roots? I've always color'd my whole head but a consultant recently advised me to only color the roots, which I think will cause me to have a lot of different colors going on. Just curious. I haven't had a problem with damage or dry locs. So I think I will continue doing what I'm doing and color my whole head aobut every 6months. Thanks for sharing.

BlaqKofi said...

Thanks, CV and Ree-C. I always color my whole head. I tried just doing the roots this time, cause I was really feeling the color already on my ends. I love it when I see people with locks and lighter ends. But I did take some remaining color and put all over. For me there's just no way around not doing the whole head, although I don't saturate the ends. I'm with you. I don't have any problems with damaged or dry locks, so I'll keep doing what I'm doing. Thanks for the feedback.

brunsli said...

I am loving all those curls!!!

You look fantastic! Has anyone told you that today? Okay, how about anyone besides those that found your new post before I did.

Yeah, if I had Diane's s&p color, I would go grey too. That does not come in a bottle.

Renea said...

Oh, so now you're giving color advice? LOL. You look good, keep it up. You're actually more adventurous than I. When the beauty supply didn't have the Hi-Rez, I panicked and chickened out on getting another brand. I need to get with your program!

BlaqKofi said...

Thanks, B!
Renea, I know it's funny, me of all people giving coloring advice when I was so scared before and ran to you for advice. I just wanted my SL babys to be ok. Now I ain't scurrred no mo!

Maryee said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooo Sisterlock color Envy!!! (LOL)
I think I promised myself I would color my hair for my 3yr anniversary. Now I couldn't possibly
go back on my promise now can I??? Looking lovely as usual!! Thanks for sharing. (((HUGS)))

Goodnapps said...

Well I'm still scurrred. But shall I ever stop being so chicken, I know what blog to come back and read.

Love love love those curls!!

Nappy Ole Me said...

I love it love it love it. I am a color lover. I just think locks look better with a lil color in them. I know once my hair starts locking I'll be ready to color, but I won't be as brave as you, I'll leave it up to the experts!

Blessings....

SistaLocd said...

You look really wonderful! Your locs look amazing, and I love the color it's really nice! I think I'm feeling a lil loc envy (lol)!

Sister-in-Locks said...

Fabulous! You know I love your color. I am too afraid to color my own.

CloudNine said...

I love the color! Absolutely gorgeous.

Valenciajaz said...

Girl, I sooo enjoy stoppin by your blog cus you always give a sista some hope. Our hair textures appear to be similar and since imitation is the highest form of flattery me and my locks have declared that we wanna be like Blaq's. I'm still a long way from bein fully locked and ready for color but I'm patiently pressin on.

locizm said...

talk about gorgeous, wow! you and your locs look fab! the color fits you well.

Anonymous said...

i just love you hair and it's growing soooo fast! I have 2 boyz 10,6 yrs old and I am fascinated by you-in a positive way! to see your tall, handsome boyz,your petite self(I'm 5'2'') and sl's I can see what I can be when my boyz are grown:looking good! thanks for your blog,it's taken me a while to figure out how to see new posts(duh) so, i'll be frequenting it alot!

Jena Evans said...

My Goodness... your locks are looking great!!!

Anonymous said...

Blaqkofi-

Thanks so much for inspiration....I was just telling the Chicago Sisterlockers at our first dinner last night that I just luvvvvvvvvvv your blog and I go to it very often for updates. I went to your blog and read what I could read before I became a 'big girl' and colored my own hair last thursday...I have been inspired to create a blog..so look for it when it debutes at lockitup..

Cherie

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