Monday, November 3, 2008

Walking and Locking

On Sat November 1, I reached my 7th month of locking.

It's crazy just how fast that the time flies when your not wasting time combing and worrying about your hair. At this point I think of my hair as an after thought. It's crazy really compared to how much I did to maintenance my hair prior to locking. I have never curled or rolled my locs at this point yet and I really don't think I intend to until it's very long. I really don't think that it will be noticeable if I did so why bother? Now my hair has stopped slipping and my stiff curl has relaxed some what. At about four months my hair started to curl right up. My locks overnight looked shorter but to me were better because it showed I was making progress. Now when I get up in the morning my hair is an after thought. I put on clothes and get ready and then five minutes before walking out. I style my hair or just set it free to hang. I could never in a million years do that type of stuff when my hair was loose.
Length wise my hair is growing pretty quickly, and has really thickened up too. My hair is now a little past my shoulders with my stiff curl. The sizing of the locks I had installed has remained the same. They have not became larger over time as of yet, so on that only time will tell. I still get some bunching on the ends of my hair that my Specialist works on little by little during my retighting appointments. So at this time I still walking and locking and laughing.

How are your locs doing?

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

To Funny

Dear Tech Support,
Last year I upgraded from Boyfriend 5.0 to Husband 1.0 and noticed a distinct slow down in overall system performance, particularly in the flower and jewelry applications, which operated flawlessly under Boyfriend 5.0.
In addition, Husband 1.0 uninstalled many other valuable programs,
such as Romance 9.5 and Personal Attention 6.5, and then installed undesirable programs such as
NBA 5.0,
NFL 3.0 and
Golf Clubs 4.1.
Conversation 8.0 no longer runs, and Housecleaning 2.6 simply crashes the system.

Please note that I have tried running Nagging 5.3 to fix these problems, but to no avail.
What can I do?

DEAR DESPERATE, First, keep in mind, Boyfriend 5.0 is an Entertainment Package, while Husband 1.0 is an operating system.
Please enter command: ithoughtyoulovedme.html and try to download
Tears 6.2 and do not forget to install the
Guilt 3.0 update.
If that application works as designed, Husband1.0 should then automatically run the applications Jewelry 2.0 and Flowers 3.5.

However, remember, overuse of the above application can cause Husband 1.0 to default to Grumpy Silence 2.5,
Happy Hour 7.0 or
Beer 6.1.
Please note that Beer 6. 1 is a very bad program that will download the Farting and Snoring Loudly Beta.
Whatever you do, DO NOT under any circumstances install Mother-In-Law 1.0 (it runs a virus in the background that will eventually seize control of all your system resources.)

In addition, please do not attempt to reinstall the Boyfriend 5.0 program. These are unsupported applications and will crash Husband 1.0.In summary, Husband 1.0 is a great program, but it does have limited memory and cannot learn new applications quickly.
You might consider buying additional software to improve memory and performance.
We recommend:
Cooking 3.0 and
Hot Lingerie 7.7.

Good Luck !
Tech Support

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Current state of locking- 5 months

At this point of my locking process at five months, I have learned so much about my hair and my texture because now it is free of products of any kind. Without gels and mooses, flat iron, a comb and a brush, I always thought that I would be lost. My hair has an even stiffer curl than I realized and it has caused my hair to draw up as my hair settles into a holding state. Its a good thing when it comes to daily care because I don't use rollers or a braid out when styling. As a result my hair senses to be grow fuller and wider first and then longer. (Weird)

Sense my last post I have changed my hair care products to Jamaican Mango and Lime It is a lot cheaper and it's easier to use and available in stores. I would get so pissed rubbing that shampoo bar to get a lather and then rubbing it onto my scalp. I use the JML shampoo only right now but it is nice to know that they offer many different products that can be used in the future. So at five months locked, I'm still learning and watching my weekly progress and looking forward to my six month mark.
How is your process going? Learning anything?

Monday, July 28, 2008

My New Hottness

I just started using black soap and I love this stuff and it smells so good. I saw some at the store this weekend and thought that I would try it. There are so many brands to pick from and different labels to choose from. I have very sensitive skin and using regular soap gives me issues with dry or itchy skin. Soaps that have dyes, perfumes or added unneeded ingredients are not good for the skin when water is added anyway. I've been using it for my face and body so far and I smell like a walking piece of sweet butter.
I'm three days in and loving it so far, has anyone else tried or use black soap to wash daily?
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Monday, July 21, 2008

Retightening Appointment Story

I just went in on Friday for my third retightening at four months locked and it is unbelievable how I forget the tightness feeling that comes with getting it done. Me and my Specialist decided to switch to every four weeks instead of six for the next three months. The time will lessen my amount of new growth and the time it takes to retightening me each time. While at my appointment a women came in with her daughter. She was a white women with a mixed race child and she wanted her hair to be braided for a trip. My first reactions was to be shocked at the amount of damage to this little girls hair. Being with a different race means taking the time to listen to others who know how to do what you don't. Black hair needs moisture and to be washed and conditioned and so does the skin. To be with a black person you should know to ask questions and listen to input. When I asked about the little girls hair her mother preceded to say that she, the child does whatever she wants. That she twisted her own hair prior turning them into dreads and then decided to cut off her own hair last year because she saw someone else do it. I thought wow, because I was shocked that a child would have that kind of freedom with their hair and person. Me as a mother would never allow my female child to willingly do whatever, not care for her hair myself. Or take her to someone who knows what they were doing and not let the damage to remain on a child's hair.

I had to share that story because at the time it pissed on off! :-)

Monday, July 14, 2008

Loose Hair vs Locked Hair

Loose Before Locked.............................. Locked 4 months

Almost daily I get asked about my hair, about how long did it take to do, what they are or asked if I curl my hair daily. The questions get a quick answer and the third one gets a hell no, cause I'm to lazy to curl my hair everyday even if I had to. Sisterlocks seem to be changing to norm of what people thought locks should look like. Sense they look more like loose hair and less like locks to most individuals who thought of locks as being done and looking one way. At this point I find myself noticing the amount of locked sisters I see weekly. I also pay attention to the style, sizing and differences of each person's hair I see. Are they neat, is each lock the same size, is it a hair style or a "I don't give a shit look". Then there are the loose hair women that look wonderful in their own style. Rocking added colors or even a weave or my personal favorite a hair cut that's unique to them. I have always felt that if the hair is broking or it is stressed from combing, then cut it. Nothing looks more wonderful then healthy hair, no matter how long your hair is. Even with seeing loose haired women, I no longer wish to go back at all. I'm sure like most who have done it. The thought of, why didn't I do this sooner pops into your head. I think of the times like when I went to the dentist office last year. My hair was pulled back into a bun, it was not good for trying to relax at all. Saying, "put your head back", would kill me because my hair was in the way. Sleeping is different for me also because if I had something cute going, even though I did it myself, I did not want to mess it up. I was also a slave to hair gel, I put it on my edges everyday. The frizz was cute on the top and sides but the edges I felt had to be smooth. All these things I have had to retrain myself to think differently in the last four months.

Going back to pressing, combing, fearing wind, and sleeping on my elbows is for the birds, I can't do it. So now I look at loose hair and wonder.....why? :-)

Anyone else feel this or feel they would like to turn back to being loose?

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Locking Process

Today I have been locked for four months now, funny now time flies when your not combing your hair. At this point I'm in need of a retighting like yesterday. I'm still trying to figure out ways to style my hair after about two weeks out from being retightened, craziness starts. After two weeks has pasted I start to look like Oh My, what happened to your hair. LOL. Sense getting loced my hair has went though many different stages. At first it was so soft that I could not touch it or wash it really. After the first month it got better and I was able to pull it up and do alot more styling and fixing. Month three my hair took on a stiff curl that released at the end of the third month. Now four months out I'm back to the softness stage with a lot of stinkage and curl. I've had a lot of growth, more in some spots then others for some reason.

I'm just sitting and waiting on my fifth month to see what will happen next.

Share your locing stages with me ladies, what stage are you in?

Thursday, June 12, 2008

2nd Retightening and Locked 3 Months

Gave my new growth the boot!
Still Free Styling

I just went in for my second retightening, I was so happy to go to I should have danced into the chair. I had so much new growth that it took 5 hours to get completed.
My hair it tends to turn very soft when wet. Which I'm learning can cause problems when the hair begins to dry because it wants to feather up. On the edges of my hair my Hair Specialist decided that going smaller would be better. It has made my hair look neater when pulled back and helped with preventing any locks from wanting to come down. I was told to always makes sure to pull each lock apart from one another after I wash. Which during my retightening hurt like a crab pinching me each time it was pulled apart.

June 1, 2008 marked my three month mark of being sisterlocked. I have no regrets for getting them so far. I'm enjoying the fact that I can wear my hair down and let the wind blow without checking my style. As time goes by I will look forward to my hair becoming harder or more stiff. When I pull my hair up now, which I enjoy doing. Right now when I pull my hair up the weight has to pull it back down after a spell because I don't have a lot of stiffness that I want to have.

Locked and loving it after three months.

Anyone have any lock complaints about their hair to share?

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Scalp Madness

Right now I'm having hair issues due to the amount of new growth that i have experienced since my re-tightening. At this point I still have two and a half more weeks to go before a next appointment. I don't know what I'm going to do to my hair until then.
Any cute idea remedies that anyone has used?
My solutions: cute head bands and washing once a week to remove the fuzzy look.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Off Topic: Mildred Loving: Strong Black Women

May Mildred Loving Rest In Peace:

>> From today's New York> >

In Loving v. Virginia, Warren wrote that miscegenation laws violated the Constitution's equal protection clause. "We have consistently denied the constitutionality of measures which restrict the rights of citizens on account of race," he said. By their own widely reported accounts, Mrs. Loving and her husband, Richard, were in bed in their modest house in Central Point in the early morning of July 11, 1958, five weeks after their wedding, when the county sheriff and two deputies, acting on an anonymous tip, burst into their bedroom and shined flashlights in their eyes. A threatening voice demanded, "Who is this woman you're sleeping with?" Mrs. Loving answered, "I'm his wife." Mr. Loving pointed to the couple's marriage certificate hung on the bedroom wall. The sheriff responded, "That's no good here." The certificate was from Washington, D.C., and under Virginia law, a marriage between people of different races performed outside Virginia was as invalid as one done in Virginia.

At the time, it was one of 16 states that barred marriages between races. After Mr. Loving spent a night in jail and his wife several more, the> couple pleaded guilty to violating the Virginia law, the Racial Integrity Act. Under a plea bargain, their one-year prison sentences were suspended on the condition that they leave Virginia and not return together or at the same time for 25 years. Judge Leon M. Bazile, in language Chief Justice Warren would recall, said that if God had meant for whites and blacks to mix, he would have not placed them on different continents. Judge Bazile reminded the> defendants that "as long as you live you will be known as a felon." They paid court fees of $36.29 each, moved to Washington and had three children. They returned home occasionally, never together.

But times were tough financially, and the Lovings missed family, friends and their easy country lifestyle in the rolling Virginia hills. By 1963, Mrs. Loving could stand the ostracism no longer. Inspired by the civil rights movement and its march on Washington, she wrote> Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and asked for help. He wrote her back, and referred her to the American Civil Liberties Union. The A.C.L.U. took the case. Its lawyers, Bernard S. Cohen and Philip J. Hirschkop, faced an immediate problem: the Lovings had pleaded guilty and had no right to appeal. So they asked Judge Bazile to set aside his original verdict. When he refused, they appealed. The Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals upheld the lower court, and the case went to the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Cohen recounted telling Mr. Loving about various legal theories applying to the case. Mr. Loving replied, "Mr. Cohen, tell the court I love my wife, and it is just unfair that I can't live with her in Virginia."

Mildred Delores Jeter's family had lived in Caroline County, Va., for generations, as had the family of Richard Perry Loving. The area was known for friendly relations between races, even though marriages were forbidden. Many people were visibly of mixed race, with Ebony magazine reporting in 1967 that black "youngsters easily passed for white in neighboring towns." Mildred's mother was part Rappahannock Indian, and her father was part Cherokee. She preferred to think of herself as Indian rather than black.

Mildred and Richard began spending time together when he was a rugged-looking 17 and she was a skinny 11-year-old known as Bean. He attended an all-white high school for a year, and she reached 11th grade at an all-black school. When Mildred became pregnant at 18, they decided to do what was elsewhere deemed the right thing and get married. They both said their initial motive was not to challenge Virginia law.

"We have thought about other people," Mr. Loving said in an interview with Life magazine in 1966, "but we are not doing it just because somebody had to do it and we wanted to be the ones. We are doing it for us." In his classic study of segregation, "An American Dilemma," Gunnar Myrdal wrote that "the whole system of segregation and discrimination is designed to prevent eventual inbreeding of the races." But miscegenation laws struck deeper than other segregation acts, and> the theory behind them leads to chaos in other facets of law. This is because they make any affected marriage void from its inception. Thus, all children are illegitimate; spouses have no inheritance rights; and heirs cannot receive death benefits.

"When any society says that I cannot marry a certain person, that society has cut off a segment of my freedom," the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said in 1958.

Virginia's law had been on the books since 1662, adopted a year after Maryland enacted the first such statute. At one time or another, 38 states had miscegenation laws. State and federal courts consistently upheld the prohibitions, until 1948, when the California Supreme Court overturned California's law. Though the Supreme Court's 1967 decision in the Loving case struck down miscegenation laws, Southern states were sometimes slow to change their constitutions;

Alabama became the last state to do so, in 2000. Mr. Loving died in a car accident in 1975, and the Lovings' son Donald died in 2000. In addition to her daughter, Peggy Fortune, who lives in Milford, Va., Mrs. Loving is survived by her son, Sidney, of Tappahannock, Va.; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Loving stopped giving interviews, but last year issued a statement on the 40th anniversary of the announcement of the Supreme Court ruling, urging that gay men and lesbians be allowed to marry.

*May they know that their lives and their struggle to be free and happy was an example for me to follow. Who ever you love and for what ever the reasons, finding love is the most important thing. The divorce rate doesn't change due to your race.
From Mildred Herself:
I'm surrounded as I am now by wonderful children and grandchildren, not a day goes by thatI don't think of Richard and our love, our right to marry, and how much it meant to me tohave that freedom to marry the person precious to me, even if others thought he was the"wrong kind of person" for me to marry. I believe all Americans, no matter their race, nomatter their sex, no matter their sexual orientation, should have that same freedom tomarry. Government has no business imposing some people's religious beliefs overothers. Especially if it denies people's civil rights.
I am still not a political person, but I am proud that Richard's and my name is on a courtcase that can help reinforce the love, the commitment, the fairness, and the family that somany people, black or white, young or old, gay or straight seek in life. I support thefreedom to marry for all. That's what Loving, and loving, are all about.
*Well spoken!
Any thoughts?

Monday, May 5, 2008

First Sighting, Second Hair Argument

This weekend I decided to do some late night shopping that I love to do. Wal-Mart is so much more pleasant at 9 p.m. then in the middle of the afternoon. I'm at the check out line and five men with locks come my way. Now I have to say before that I would have not noticed their hair before. Being a locked chic in training makes you more in tuned with other fellow locked individuals.
Anyone notice this about yourself, having locks sighting awareness?
Three of them come right up to me in line and start to touch my hair and ask me questions. Then one said, "I love your sisterlocks". I told him that he was the first one to get that right and it felt good that he knew what they were. So that's it I'm a locked chic hee, hee.

Now on to the heffa with an attitude part of my weekend:

On Sunday I had a woman say to me, I like your braids, who did them for you and touched them. So I told her and added, thank you but these are locks, not braids. She got real close to my head and said oh now I see their twists. Well their very pretty, in a funky tone. I said no their not twists their locks. She said, no their twists they are done with a comb, right. I said, wrong their done by hand without using any chemicals or added elements. Then just like that she said, well you do know that when they get real long and start to get heavy your hair will break off. Also they are way to small which is why they will break.

Now stop, think about it. This is what I said to myself.

Because my son was with me, good for her. Due to the manner in which she said it and the look she gave my hair with her hand on her big hip. I never really thought that I would have to argue about hair on "my head" with someone else. Of course I told her that I've seen several other women with my type of locks down their backs, healthy and with locks two times smaller than mines. I told her that my hair was strong prior and would not just fall off because it grows. So maybe hers would but mines is good. She replied with an yeah well.............who did you say did your hair again? Still rolling her beta fish sized eyes?
Now ain't that a Bitch!!!!!!!
You'll know she didn't get that info from me again right ;-).

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Loc Questions...Need Your Answers

I have some questions ladies and gents, any deep thinkers willing to share their input or opinions?

In no order of course:

When do you know that your hair is starting to lock? Not everyone gets the balls on the ends.

How often do you wash your locks?

Do they begin to get fuzzy overtime if you don't use a head cover at night? Cause I don't.

Can baby locks be pulled during sex?

When folks say over styling your their baby locks, are they referring to curling and braiding them?

Why are locks so Taboo but some will wear braided weave for a life time?

Why is having locks considered to be exothermic and exotic to others? I keep hearing this.

Flavored lip gloss, why do I like it so much? Oh sorry I guess I was asking myself that one. :-.}

Thoughts Please?

Friday, April 25, 2008

Oh Wow I've been Tagged. Thanks Yasmeen

The Rules are as follows:1. link the person who tagged you…2. mention the rules in your blog…3. tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours4. tag 6 following bloggers by linking them5. leave a comment on each of the tagged blogger’s blogs letting them know they’ve been tagged.
Here are my six things:

1. I'm a flower child at heart with a mouth piece that is pure evil at times. :-)

2. I absolutely love pickles, I put them on everything and eat them with everything. Some how it all taste better if a sour dill pickle is added.

3. I can hear and see like a cat. Both a blessing and a curse. Most things that are to loud drive me up the walls and my ears will ring for hours. I hate to be kissed any where near or around my ear opening. It's a complete turn off when someone does it.

4. I can't stand the smell of Play Doe every sense I was a child. It makes me sick to my stomach and I have refused to buy it for my son now.

5. I love to wrestle and play. But girl style of rough house of course no punching and going over board. I can't stand men that can not be soft without getting mad and trying to hurt you.

6. I love it when someone smells good, soft scents or someone that draws you in.
Men or women if someone smell good they can tell me anything cause then I'm listening.

Now who to tag next:
How about: Yummy411, Allecia, Gena, Aya, Don and Shavonne

First Retightening Session 1 Month

Yesterday I went in for my first retightening session with my
(Hair Specialist: Shaun). I mentally prepared myself for the long haul but in the end it only took 3 hours to do. I almost did a dance when I got up to leave. She said that my hair is doing just fine and as excepted I did have some slippage. In the very back and in the top I had some that came completely loose. But it was only about four locks so in all not to bad. I'd had about an half an inch of new growth to get retightened. I forgot what it felt like for my hair to be tight at the scalp again. Now you can see the scalp line in the very front and along the back again if my hair is up.
I sat there as another stylist in the salon washed and curled and weaved other clients in the salon. Oh the smell of burning hair! I said that I was so damm happy that I no longer had to go though all of that madness. I would go in and sit for an hour maybe, pissed. Get washed and conditioned and comb wrapped up. I would sit under the dryer for 2 hours holding my ears and then get my hair still blown dry and sometimes straightened with a presser. I could not sleep on it to hard, get it wet in the shower and worst of all it would go right back to being curly and needing to be redone in three to four days. Pissed again.

Now I wake up, spray in some water, shake and walk the hell out.
I have to say that at first I hated that I could not put gel on the edges and brush them down. It was just my norm to tame all of my hair to give that smooth sweep back appearance. But I'm over it now and I'm learning to like my untamed but more manageable hair.
I'm learning it is a process of time thing.

Anyone else going though the "I'm learning to except my hair product free phase"?

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Rocking My Pony- April 17,2008

Just rocking my pony tail during the first stages of locking maddness. :-}

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Product Give Away- 2 weeks

I become more aware of my hair everyday as it ages and settles into locking. I can move it more and it is growing. Although at this stage everyone thinks that I just have really small braids with extensions added. I went back into my closet and saw all the products that I now feel comfortable parting with. I called all my girls and associates and asked around to see who would like what. I figured that some things are saleable and others can be used, just not by me. So many curling irons and straightening irons with a attached brushes for drying. Balms, moouse and shampoos and conditioners that will just go to waste sitting inside the closet. Although it will be a sad thing to give up my brush. I loved to use that brush.

If it has to be done then so be it.

After two weeks now, I have experienced itching, more itching, burning itching LOL.
Love of my locs and dislike for them also.
Stupid questions and stares and expressions of being totally confused, like what is that braids or no? But I still feel good in my choice and I look forward to them settling where I can let and sun baked the top of my head in the summer time with my wind blowing.

So the question is, what can I keep for later use?
Just oils for mixing?

The combs and brushes will have to go out.

But what else?

Friday, April 4, 2008

First Wash, Why?

Last night I did my first wash already after: only four days of being locked. Why?
Because the title of this post should have been itchy, itchy, scratch, scratch! Yesterday out of the blue my head started to itch out of control. Which was weird to me due to the fact that all I have used in my hair is pure water in a spray bottle. All yesterday when I spoke to people I was patting my head, I listened to them talk and inside I thought, what is on my head? Has anyone else experienced this? Never in all my days has my scalp itched so much or had to be washed because of intense itching. Actually because of the thickness of my hair until you get right up on me no one sees that my hair is parted at all.

Last night I decided that I had enough and if I didn't wash my head then someone would see my inside wrath sooner or o.k., right now. I parted my hair into small sections making about twenty different braids. I used cloth, no pulling colored ponytail holders that can be found at any retail store on the ends. I also used snap clips to hold the front and the back nap areas of the hair. I'm a fan of the Knotty Boy Products so I grabbed my shampoo bar and went to work. Oh the feeling of sweet relief was given almost admittedly to my head. I squeezed the water out of each braid and wrapped a towel around my head for five minutes to gather any extra water. After five minutes I removed the towel, hair ties and upbraided each section and with the clips still in place I used the blow dryer on the lowest setting it gently dry my hair.

I have to say without putting my foot into my mouth by talking myself up, that it looked better after washing and best of all no more itch at all......Crazy.

Any itch stories anyone?

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Day One............

This is me after my final day of locking and the morning after. My hair has a curl pattern so it remained with the locks. So far I'm very happy with my second decision to lock. I can't believe that I can spray water in my hair and just walk away. LOL Hair type 3b with a lot of shrinking when water is added. It looks just like my hair did before only now no more combing and brushing or products...Amen!
No brushing, combing or products...Amen (I had to say that again).
It's weird already come day two:
Everyone keeps asking me if I cut my hair again. Blind Bats :-)

Ready ......Set....Locked

My adventure into Lock Town started on March 28,2008 bright and early in the morning. Prior Shaun (my hair specialist :-}) told me that if my hair was shorter than the price would be this instead of that. So I said where are the scissors? So I take my hair from 13-14 inches to 10 inches 2 months prior to my locking appointment. Shaun says that my hair is 12 inches now at the time of locking my unpermed mane. The first day was madness where my thoughts went in and out from terror to smiles. On the first day Shaun worked for nine hours and one half the back of my big head was pretty much completed. I have to tell everyone that when I saw it I was like oh my goodness what did I do to my hair.

End Of the First Day
On the second day, with my ass hurting, stomach growling with a movie bag in hand I returned to the chair for more locking. The second day of locking took 13 hours. Where at the end the top half remained free. However I started to see the change in my hair and what was going down. I was turning into a "locked chic, hell yah" and I was starting to like it.
At the end of the third and last day and a total of 27 hours I was complete.
I went straight to the hair shop where I brought a head scarf because I have never worn one before and a water bottle.
So hip, hip hooray and cheerio, my ass is locked and here I go:

Monday, March 24, 2008

Hell Ya!

Hair Before:

Hell Yah,

I have four days left and at this point. Now I can STOP talking my love ones and everyone else to death about getting my sisterlocks done.

At this time I have to say that I'm a little scared, truth be told.

Like, what if I don't like it?

What if my head looks like a Chia Pet for the first two weeks?
So many questions, so little time :-)
I figure if I don't like it, I will just cut it off and start over.
Even though it can be taken down by hand, that looks like something that my soul will not allow. So they will be here to stay.

So for now, I coming to join all you sexy ladies..
Marching with the wind blowing.

Until then........................

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Question of Hair Color



----^---------------^---NOT SEXY?-------^------



Natural Reddish Brown

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This post is to ask about personal choices when it comes to HAIR COLOR.

Despite whether your a locks lover, like me or your programmed to think of locks as a dried pieces of rope that the hype would like you to believe, (Which is not true by the way). If you have not seen someone with beautiful locks free flowing and healthy, you would be lead to believe what you hear.

However every one has a personal preference of what hair colors are considered to be be sexy, retro or just plain ghetto. Both men and women, all races and on any hairstyle everyone has an opinion of this subject.
Picture it: Your walking in the mall and coming towards you is a woman over 18 years old, who has on blue shoes, a white shirt, and yes black hair with bright BLUE ends.
Now for some, the thought process would be:
Hair colors like blue, ice bleach blonde or pink, white; red or even a traditional Blondie on a black women are seen to be more "Taboo", to most black people and every other racial group. Now of course their are exceptions to every rule and their are a select few who can pull off being a Blondie or red headed and rock it like a super star. But never the less some colors were created for Halloween but are now being worn as everyday hairstyles. This debate goes across all economic lines and races. When dealing with your profession or even being seen as a powerful force when these styles are being worn on a daily basis. Most careers, not jobs when working under someone or in a business setting will NOT allow an employee to work with rainbow shaded hair. When dealing with the public, more natural shades are wanted to represent that company or organization. When looking for a professional to provide a service to you their outward appearance has to do in part with your decision to purchase from them.
So sad, but so true.
Anyone agree or disagree?
Does your hair color matter, locks or not?
I think so.