Info On My Locs
- Installation Date: 24, 25 & 26 July 08
- Interlock clock pattern 9,6,9,12
- Trainee Consultant: Sabrina Williams@aol.com
- How Many Hours: 26
- How Many Days: 3
- Lock Pattern: 3
- My Hair Curl Type: Loose and Deep (S-Curl)
- How Many: 447 (finally took the time out to count them!!)
- Sisterlock end date: September 2009
- Traditional Loc Installation Date: March 2010
- Interlock Pattern: Palm Roll / Coil Twist
- Consultant: Ezme
- How Many Hours: 4-6hrs
- How Many Days:1
- How Many Locs: 184
Thursday, 5 May 2011
Wednesday, 27 April 2011
But what caused the absence in the first place i hear u cry Weeeeeeeeelllllllllll!!!
When i saw my little baby locs starring up at me from the floor i really thought ' Gurl thats it!! u really have lost all reason, thought and notions from your skull...FOOL!!I think alot of the act was me stripping myself from my ex...he paid for my SL's, took out all the fluff , stroked it and commented on them nearly everyday ( not always nice comments mind u!!!) and it was my way of getting the monkey of my back. However all this did happen in 2009 and as soon as my hair was long enough to grip.....no where near 6inch more like 1in, my own hands were in there shaping my destiny..... shaping my locs!!!!!!!!!!!
Funnily enough not really. Maybe thats a bit of a white lie.!!! Maybe thats hindsight talking!!! I do miss those neat partings and the millions of locs........... I dont miss the sore bum, arms and scalp from sitting getting them redone, the pain my purse felt everytime i had to open it to hand over the cash or the thinest of them ( is thinest a word...i duno bt im sure u kno what i mean... they were tooooo fine).
So what did i do to get my locs back????? Good ol fashioned coil strands all by myself (oh i already mentioned that part) but i stuck to the traditions of SLs ie spritz with water everyday (Now i add a liitle olive oil to the mix)no creams potions or lotions and the ever needed de-fluff
Posted by Ezme at 04:49
Saturday, 6 June 2009
- Men are more attracted to light skin woman..... and
- Light skin women think that they are nice and have big egos
I'm sorry but what the f**k is going on!!!
I remember this foolishness being around when i was a teen but i never thought these notions still existed. I totally understand the history of the 'light skin woman', but i can tell you now that i'm not favored ( well not in this country) over jobs, men or the bank manager because of the lightness of my skin.
I remember as a child my dad being ashamed of my complexion ( he is a very dark skinned man who came from a very light skinned woman!!) Whenever the sun came out he wanted me naked, beached whaled, lapping up the rays. My mum who is light skinned has got the most gorgeous broad nose eva and so would be excepted as black but with my straight nose bridge i didn't get off as lightly!! The lightness of my skin was not something that i really noticed untill others pointed it out to me. I was raised to believe that i was a black woman. ' Girl' my mum used to say "Your gonna have to work twice as hard in this life cos your black and a woman' she never once said ' Girl your light skin.. men will fall at your feet, jobs will come easy in fact just sit back, it will all come to you!!'
Why do i feel that i need to apologise for being a redder tone??
Why do i feel so angry when this s**t is brought up??
I still face rascism and rejection like everyone else. I even face confusion..
'Is she mixed?',
'Who's white your mum your your dad??'
'You know what girl for years i thought you were mixed race!!',
'Why are you locing up your hair i bet its pretty!!',
'Oh! i didn't know you had a son! Does he have green eyes??'
I repeat........... What the f**k!!!
The distressing part is that these questions or blatant displays of ignorance comes from my own black women
Talking to a lot of my friends who have a darker comlexion, ( i only have one friend who shares the same complexion as me and these same issues) they seem to have lifes where the colour is not an issue which amazes me eveytime i hear it. I know you may find this hard to believe but they have never been called a rasist name!!! I know i know baffling cos i have!!. There complexion has never been an issue, they have alot of acceptance and don't move in the circles where ignorance and bigotry is prolific. I suppose when your light skinned caucasions may feel that you are a part of them in some why and as a child can get close enough to insult...... i don't know i'm just pulling ideas out of the air!!
Listen up..... I am sure that in every race there are women and men who have big egos. Personally i do believe that the first person anyone needs to love is themselves.......or is that a LSW (light skinned woman) thing lol!!!
My granny used to say that 'there is a plaster for every sore' so im sure there are men out there who love woman from any and every race not just us LSW.
Well i for one is fed up with facing these prejudice comments from my own peeps
For those who have this negative and damaging thought process.... It' s time to fix up!!
I'm done with apologising!!!
Posted by Ezme at 00:36
Tuesday, 2 June 2009
Anyho i have to nominate 7 peeps and list 7 things that i love so here goes.
4. Fashion. I'm not a follower of fashion and never have been but it is my trade, i have a talent for it. The more outrageous the better.
6. Music. If i hadn't had Nay Nays this one would be at the top spot. It soothes my soul, awakens my spirit and cools my temper.
7. Life. I just reached 30 and have had time to reflect on my past and ponder on my future. I am learning to love this life that i have chosen to live and know that everyday i am faced with challenges that i can conquer, love that i can hold and secret blessings in abundance.
Friday, 3 April 2009
Thursday, 2 April 2009
I wished i had taken some pics of the back of this hair style. I had used my xl sponge rollers and curled by whole head. I then flat twisted only two rows at the sides and joined them together at back of my head making sure the curls above it hung losely covering the knot. I then done a large flat twist at the back moving form the left to the right ( you can just make out the clip holding it up). The whole style from taking out the rollers to the finished product took no less than 10 mins. Oh yeah asnd finally you all can see the colour.
Posted by Ezme at 00:56
Thursday, 12 February 2009
I know its been a while since i blogged but i have been busy, busy, busy with Uni, motherhood etc....etc, plus i have just had it confirmed that i have rheumatism in my fingers on my right hand and it is really painful so with all the drawing, cutting etc with fashion and then using my fingers to type ......... NONO!!
So what is the update with my hair. Firstly my computer was reformatted and so i lost everything, all the pics i had taken of the red head .... SORRY!! Bear with me and i will put up some at some point.
Ok, let me give u a summary of the last 6mths and what i have learnt and what i could have done differently
Avid readers of my blog would know that the word SLIPPAGE was as common with me as using oxygen to breathe. Basically it was bloody awful. Now all seems to be under control. DIY was the answer.
No one to depend on,
i can do the in between upkeep and
saving on that money, money, money
So once that was under control i decided to dye my hair RED. What i had to do is:
dye the roots first as they had no colour in them and would take longer to absorb the dye
then take it to the ends
braid and band
There is no point me lingering on that point cos i know you lot just want the pics LOL
The actual thickening of the locs is causing the most problems. Some of them look like they are loc'd while some of them look like i have just had them installed, some of them i have braided and some of them are half and half, some of the are budding in the middle and some of them are only budding where i have started my D.I.Y journey...... madness........ but i am loving them more now that i am in control
Those of you who are scared of d.i.ying or unsure let me tell ya'll something
I feel that i now know the whole of my head intimately, something i would never have felt if i had continued with Sabs. I know which parts of my head are the problem spots, where it locs quick, where i might have to use a different pattern etc..... Another thing is that my locs are alot thicker when i D.I.Y, where Sabs used to do it it was tight and thin and with me its tight and fat, don't know if that info helps anyone but "there u go!!"
The only bummer is that there are a few that i have accidently loc'd together but at the same time there are some that i could see that Sabs had loc'd tooo thinly and needed to be paired up. Another thing,
Do you know that they are all different sizes and i mean ALL.
I know that they are still in there baby stages but because i have been D.I.Ying i can just tell, and i think that it also has something to do with the fact that the texture of my hair is different in different areas. At the same time i don't mind because i am still lovin the experiance and I GOT LOCS