Thursday, August 02, 2007

I'm in the mood for a journey...

...a HAIR journey!


So, a little over a year ago I cut my hair down to like about 1 inch or so, to get rid of all the relaxed parts in order to grow my hair out with it's natural texture. It was the third time I'd done it (the other two times I punked out a few months shy of the one year mark). Finally I settled in nicely to my naturalness and have been sporting a blow out 'fro and loving it.


Many of my friends have been growing beautiful, neat, highly style able locs (can you spot the FIVE lovely loc'd ladies in this pic? HINT: I'm not one of them...I'm wearing braids). I admired how it afforded them the best of both worlds...natural texture as well as length. It seemed like they grew over the course of a couple of months, when in actuality it took them 4+ years to achieve the glorious lengths that they sport. Everyone I ask says the same thing...that it's a journey. Could I possibly have the strength or patience to embark on such a journey?





should I or shouldn't I?

*ahh* we've had some good times my 'fro and I...

*sigh* but I'll MISS my cornrow/'fro combo.

let the journey begin...


P.S. Coles, thanks for the gentle nudge *wink*.

6 comments:

The Creative Corner said...

I'm no hair expert but keep your 'fro. It's natural, beautiful and look great on you. :)

nina kuriloff said...

you look beautiful with your afro!
:)

Anike said...

I absolutely love the last picture of you with your hair twisted. You look happier already. :) Although I always loved the 'fro on you, you know I'm happy you're locking. You're right, it is truly an amazing journy, just seeing what your hair can do when you leave it be. I'm still in awe sometimes. Good luck, and you know your sista circle is for you. :)

Dawn said...

Wow, your hair looks awesome. I wish I could figure out what the heck to do with the mess on my head. I guess we all have to find our way. Even when it comes to HAIR.

birthofsuchin said...

that would be a long journey...i can't imagine letting my hair grow for 4 years...hair is truly symbolic of the point we are in in our lives...

Nikki said...

as Neeka would say: "EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK!!!" I am WAY TOO HYPED that you've started your journey!! I mean, I was glad to see you go natural (again) but its even better to see you start your locking process! Its definitely an interesting ride because one day you think your hair will never grow and the next day its resting on your shoulders!! Have fun with it and CALL before you do anything drastic! luvubye!!