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Where My Hair Journey Began, part 2 of 2

Boy did I make a mistake. I went to this girl who had been highly praised by some girls I knew.  I looked her up and made an appointment. Her name was Angel. Whew!

Well, she applied the "supa" and sat down in the chair in front of me. I was like, what's really going on? Well, my scalp is very sensitive and I started to burn really fast. I asked her how long she was going to let  the perm stay on my hair.  And she said, "Oh, you ready? I was waiting for you to tell me when you were ready."

Huh?  What? Now who gave her a license to do hair, right?

Needless to say, after she shampooed my hair, I could tell something was wrong.   When I ran my fingers through my wet hair, it didn't feel smooth. It just felt different and my fingers were sticking to the hair and getting caught. Anyway, although it looked okay, I knew It wasn't going to be okay.  When it soon started breaking, I just cut it off. And I loved it. I've been wearing it like that ever since. But I still wasn't completely natural. I would still perm, mousse, and scrunch it so it would be wavy.

The first challenge

The first challenge was soo much fun! Immediately upon placing the hair pins in my hair I felt regal, I felt like an Egyptian Goddess…

Especially after putting on the dress and makeup.  The location just added to those feelings. I was surrounded by Egyptian hieroglyphic writing and numbering, photos, statutes, and themes.  It was amazing! I felt my ancestors in my bones.  I promise you I did not want to take it off. In fact I rocked that headband all day! LOL  

I did my hair with the mango & lime products prior to the shoot, and my hair is still smelling like fruit and essential oils! I so enjoy the oil that came with our box, my locs have a nice sheen to them and there is no buildup on the scalp.  I will be purchasing it from now on!  The shampoo woke up my scalp, and the tingling sensation was welcomed.  It really got into the shaft of my locs  which very few shampoos can do trust me.  However, I already used up half the bottle! LOL  

This competition has reaffirmed that we all are indeed beautiful and come from royalty.  I will never forget this first challenge!   

Beautiful Holiday Curls For Locs.

Beautiful Holiday Curls For Locs.

For this challenge I’ve opted for an old fashioned approach; cloth rollers.  An elder woman gave me the idea when she talked about how back during the Great Depression when money was scarce women used all kinds of different house hold objects for their beauty needs. I used just a few strips of fabric from an old t-shirt. I find this option to be very cost effective as well as enviormentally repsonsible.