Monday, April 28, 2008
The Color Experiment
I've been wanting to color my hair for the longest, I just didn't know how I wanted to color it and what colors I wanted to use. Well I finally made a decision, enlisted the help of some friends and got to work. I wanted my roots to be black and my tips to be blonde, so we decided to start with the black. First we used rubber bands to section off where I wanted the tips to start and then we foiled the ends, and then applied the black hair color. We let that sit then we washed it out and applied conditioner which I left on for about 45 min. After I washed the conditoner out, I realized two things. A) almost 4 hours had passed and I had to get to sleep to get up early for my trip to Atlanta and B) I liked the color of the tips as they were so I decided to leave my hair as it was and go to sleep. So without any further delay, here are the pics. Enjoy!
What started this journey...
My journey started on June 16, 2005 on what will always be known as the worst hair day of my knatural borne life and the day I made the best decision of my life. My 3 year old afro was not acting right and wasn't showing any signs of acting right soon. I brushed, plaited, twisted, oiled, washed, wrapped up and puffed, but all to no avail, when my BSF said the words I'll never forget. "Why don't we just lock up? I mean, you've been talking about it, and if you do it then I'll do it with you." Priceless words. Well, once we decided that we immediately went online, did our research and figured out how we were going to start them and with what product. I started my 4-5in. locks with two strand twist, using ORS lock and twist gel. You can view my journey at http://www.fotki.com/TheCurlyOne/ and see photos from before I started locking up until a few months ago. My regime has stayed pretty consistant over the years and that requires me to do a retwist every 3 to 4 weeks. I'll do a touch up on the front locks if I want to go an extra week without doing a full retwist. I'm currently palmrolling but I am research the nappy locs too to see how latching feels for me. I'd like to latch the back and continue to palm roll the front because I love the coiled retwist look that you don't get from the latch method. I'm coming upon my 3 year lockaversary and I want to do something special to my locks. A straw or roller set using pipe cleaners will probably be the next style that I attempt. I have everything I need I just have to actually sit down and do it.