Saturday, October 03, 2009

2 year anniversary

So, it's been two years since I stopped combing my hair and let it dreadlock. :-) I meant to have a bunch of nice pictures and style my hair and all that, but I never got around to it. Rather than wait for that (when is that ever going to happen?), I decided to snap a few pictures and a short video to show how my hair is now.

I have loose hair around my front hairline from ear to ear. I wanted to take a few pictures of that to show that, I'm not sure if these areas are going to make their own locks, or stay like this. It doesn't bother me either way.

Thanks to everyone that signed up to follow my page and my progress, I really appreciate it. I may not update a lot in the future, but I'll always leave this page up for as long as blogger allows it.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Ok, I just have to ask

I happened to be perusing Google Analytics, seeing what search terms visitors to my blog type in. By far the most popular one is some variation on "free form dreads". (To me, the funniest search is "jamaican men and white women"). Why did someone today search for "free form dreads gross"? What does that mean? What were they looking for? They stayed on my blog for almost 1/2 hour, so they were looking for something. I will probably never know.

So, please, whoever did that search term, what were you looking for? Did you find what you were looking for on my blog? You can answer anonymously, I'm just really curious.

Saturday, August 08, 2009


Just a few of the styles I've done on my own loose natural hair over the past 10 years. I loved the styles, but I really don't miss spending that much time on my hair on a regular basis.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Random pics and thoughts

I feel like that pic makes me look so thin. :-)

My hair's lightened up some on the ends.

Tomoka's Twists. If you do a search you will find people that wear them much better than I do. I do love them. I've been telling myself I need to make another order, haven't bought any new ones in awhile.

My three year old daughter took this pic. She didn't do half bad. My personal photographer in the making.

One of my favorite locks.

Another one of my favorites. This one used to be two locks, and you can't tell anymore by looking, although I can tell by feel.

A lock that used to be two. I tried to knot it, don't really like how that part turned out.

A two-headed dragon -- one lock towards the root, two at the end.

Random thoughts:

RIP MJ. It's weird, because I only bought one of his albums (HIStory), and never saw him in concert, but I can't stop thinking about him now. I was so shocked when my husband told me he'd died. I thought he was joking.

No, I am not a Rasta. But "Rastafari!!!" and "Guidance" anyway.

Yes, I do my own hair. Thanks, but no thanks, I don't want to go to your recommended beautician. You do realize that came out like a diss, right?

Yes, I locked my hair without twisting it. Why is that so hard to believe?

Miss talking with you, girlie. Hope everything's going well for you. (Como me gusta your style -- "Little Freaky Girl", Concha Buika)

No hablo español con fluidez ahora, pero estoy mejorando cada día. Un día hablaré en forma fluida.

I really want more piercings. Trying to contain myself. Just an ear cartilage shouldn't be too bad, should it? That's pretty tame.

I'm so lazy, I really need to start cooking regularly. Junk food vegetarian is not healthy. And my body's feeling it.

I'm really just at peace with my hair. I'm comfortable with it. It doesn't stress me out. I like how it looks. I don't take too much time with it.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Small Youtube Video

I put a short youtube video up, basically because people on youtube were asking for it. :-)

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Pics of my hair before the JHud Concert

I took a few pics of my hair before I went off to see Robin Thicke / Jennifer Hudson. It's a simple style. The concert was really good, it just didn't last nearly long enough.

Hmmm ... maybe I should have taken a full length shot. I did like my shirt.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

This is not my hair

The title of this blog post is a play on The Treachery of Images, a series of paintings by René Magritte. One of the paintings he did in this series was of a pipe, with the caption "Ceci n'est pas une pipe" (English translation: This is not a pipe). His whole point was that the painting is just a painting, however close to the actual object it may seem to be.

I gave that boring explanation to say this: This post was inspired by an online friend who I met for the first time (Hi Tam). We met, and one of the first things she said was something like "your hair looks so different in person." LOL. I agree. I don't know what she meant by her statement ("Angela, your hair is even more fabulous than I thought" or "Wow, your hair is interesting"). However I know things that I've noticed about my pics versus my hair in person. In pics, I don't think you can tell that my hair is really frizzy. You can't always tell that my locks are of several different sizes. You can't get a good sense of the texture, and you definitely can't get a sense of how dry (or not) it is, how healthy (or not) it is. I share my pictures and thoughts about my hair, and I'm happy other people are reading it and getting something from it (whether it's entertainment, knowledge, a different perspective, or whatever). However, I do forget to blog things, and I don't take perfect representative pictures, so this is not a complete representative of me or my hair. I've been wanting to say something like this for a while. :-)

(Eventually I'll style my hair again, and have more interesting pictures.)