Sunday, April 21, 2013

My New Fashion Accessory: Wigs!

A wig is a head of hair made from horsehair, human hair, wool, feathers, yak hair, buffalo hair, or synthetic materials which is worn on the head for fashion or various other aesthetic and stylistic reasons, including cultural and religious observance. The word wig is short for periwig and first appeared in the English language around 1675.
Some people wear wigs to disguise the fact that they are bald; a wig may be used as a less intrusive and less expensive alternative to therapies for restoring hair. Wigs may also be used as a cosmetic accessory, sometimes in the context of religious practice of cutting or shaving one's natural hair. Actors often wear costume wigs in order to portray characters.

When I cut my hair off to get locked, I was on a spiritual and personal journey! Today, I have grown and I`am being me! Before I decided to lock, I did all kinds of things to my hair. I pressed, permed, colored, braided, and weaved my hair. I really was not in to the artificial hair thing. I owned a fall and a ponytail, but I still had to manipulate my hair to prepare for the ponytail or fall. Every two weeks I came out of the salon with a new hair style. It was a surprise to me when I abruptly cut my hair of to lock.

Now short and natural, I quickly became bored with my super short cut. One day as my husband and I were driving, I spotted a beauty supply store. I told my husband to stop the car! I jumped out the car and went in. I was like a kid in the candy store! All these wigs! I wanted to stay conservatively close to natural hair. So I purchased a medium length curly front lace. I did not know what a front lace was. when the woman in the store ask if I wanted her to cut the lace for $ 5.00, I told her I will look it up on YouTube and politely declined.

 I went home to get info on how to cut front lace wigs. I saw all of these different women reviewing wigs. I stumbled on JoAnn Grays videos. That was the beginning of my newly found fashion accessory.

I love the idea that I can wear the latest looks without damaging my hair. Until I decide what I will do with my hair, My natural hair will be nice protected under my meshed wig cap until until further notice! P.S. The wig cap comes off at night. Husband still loves to run his fingers through my hair! 


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

My DreadLock Journey Comes To An End!!

I have been wrestling with the idea of taking down my locs. I decided not to re tighten. Then I thought about the maintenance of loose hair, so I re tightened them again. Tonight, I became aggravated with them. I decided to cut my ends, wet and condition my locs. The ends began to unravel. I took down one loc and I felt liberated! 

Friday, after work, I sat at my vanity and began taking down a few locs.  The hair in some locs were long and some were very short. As I looked in the mirror, I saw how many locs I had to take down. I took the scissors and began to cut my locs where the new growth end. In 30 minutes, my dreadlock journey was over!

It felt so good to run my fingers through my hair without any obstructions! I washed my hair with Carol's Daughter's TUI moisturizing sulfate free shampoo following with the TUI conditioner. It felt so good to massage my scalp as it tingled.

I placed some S curl stylin gel on my hair. I watched as it curled up. I placed a big grin on my face. My husband was in shock when he woke up. Then he said," honey why did you not let me cut it for you?" I said " I was afraid you would talk me out of it." He Stated, "Honey now I can see your beautiful face!" I told him, "After all, it only hair! It will grow."

I honestly don`t know what I will do with my hair. I will not be locking again. I miss the versatility of styling. I do plan to wear my hair natural and short for a while. 

I will always remember my dreadlock journey. It has taught   me humility, self-control, gentleness, patience and love! 
A new journey begins! 

Thanks everyone for your support!