Thursday, 24 June 2010

crinkle to get BIG hair!

look the long loc down my back....just like bajans. I tell you, they got special fertilizer!

loc detail

I'm speaking at a Christian conference this weekend and thought I should do something to my locs. So I washed and braided and here you have the results....

folks, if your locs doesn't have much body to it or if you have some thin spots, work it with a braid-out. It gives the illusion of thick, dense hair, plus it's a simple but eye-catching style.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

wool needle-another loc tool

this is a photo of the tool I've found. its a wool needle. It's a plastic thingy with a point and a flexible loop at the end. It costs £1.89 at the sewing shop. I tried hard to get a clear pic but hey, you get the idea.

Monday, 21 June 2010

aubrey organics sulphate-free shampoos

GREEN TEA CLARIFYING SHAMPOO: This is def a keeper. I've searched high&l low for a clarifying shampoo without sulphates, and I've found it. 100% natural ingredients. No sulphates, parabens or petrochemicals.
IT CONTAINS: organic green tea,nettle extract,organic aloe, almond protein. I couldn't be happier with the resultsThorough cleaning without stripping. How cool is that? and a lovely smell to boot. This shampoo is pricey, but I got it at 20% discount so I'm not complaining.

HONEYSUCKLE ROSE moisturising SHAMPOO: Another keeper! Oh my! If you want a moisturising shampoo that's sulphate-free, try this. again, 100% natural. no sulphates,parabens petrochemicals.
IT CONTAINS:orgainc rosa mosqueta oil, organic aloe, honeysuckle oil, rose hip,fennel hops balm mint,mistletoe, yarrow, gingko,ginseng angelica,chrysanthemum,magnolia, horsetail,coltsfoot,forsythia,sweet almond oil,macademia nut oil, vitaminF, vitamin A,C,E,organic sage and rosemary oils.
I LOVE the smell and how soft&moisturised it leaves my hair. This was also 20% off so I got them both. Full price would be about£9.00 each. I think they are well worth it though. I have the honeysuckle conditioner from when my hair was loose. It smells heavenly and is silicone-free. I might try it diluted cos the smell is heavenly,

Sunday, 20 June 2010

some pics of my dark brown locs with grey!

As you can see, my grey hairline has disappeared.....for now. Not bad eh. And I discovered a new tool. Oops I forgot to take a pic. I shall do so asap.

Saturday, 12 June 2010

HERTS Schools gold medallist!

Today is the day Christian(my son) won the gold in the Herts schools athetics in Hemel. He was the only home -educated competitor. Just before the race, he and I prayed together and thanked God for helping him do his best and giving him an edge. And that's exactly what happened. He was neck and neck with an older boy. Christian was slightly behind...until the final hurdle, when he pushed through to victory! He beat the boy by a fraction of a second! Glory to God.

Monday, 7 June 2010

YIKES!!! I was wrong!?!

7 or 8 posts back, I did a post on my coffee rinse. Actually it was a mixture of herbs including coffee and food colour. A week later I did a STRONG coffee rinse. All seemed to be well, my locs even felt very soft(coffee has a conditioning effect). However I noticed a tinge of strange smell in my locs!!! Red alerts went off in my brain. What!?! Thankfully, in my quest for sulphate-free shampoos, I had ordered Aubrey organics Green Tea clarifying shampoo and Honeysuckle Rose moisturising shampoo and They had arrived. I went to work with the clarifying shampoo. I let it sit in my locs for several minutes before rinsing. I washed twice with the clarifier and once with the moisturising shampoo. PHEW! Now I can breathe cos my locs smell fresh again.
The lesson? Dont use coffee on your locs. I Believe it will work on loose hair. But locs is another matter. Back when I had Bradelocz, I used Tea as a rinse without any trouble. But I think coffee might just leave some residue so please give it a miss. So it's back to a semi-permanent colour.

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Smoothie disaster!!!

This is what happened when I stepped out to post a letter. Yes, it looks as though somebody committed murder. Paul decided to make a smoothie with pineapple and frozen berries. He left the top off the blender and the smoothie whizzed everywhere! Fortunately he managed to save me some, but there was quite a bit of cleaning to do. Just as well I have a sense of humour. His purple smoothie stained shirt is now in the washing machine and he went and had a shower to get the purple smoothie off his face/hair/arms. What's he like eh?