Friday, December 31, 2010

Unlocking.. The process.

So I've decided to free the lion and unlock my hair. So far I've done 2 and it's taken 2 HOURS!! Now, this is when most peeps just say screw it and either remain locked or just chop. As of now, I still plan to free my locks. :~) I imagine it will take quite some time, but is worth it. I went ahead and bought my first loose hair products. Long Aid Activator (green label)and Smooth n Shine Gellations Styling Gel. Both not bad so far. I use them on my loose part. (I have 2 locks loose and one that I started taking loose.) There will be a review on Guinea Me for sure. ;~)

I'm taking this unlocking process just as I did the locking process. It takes time and patience. Getting these awesome locks took 5 years. Anything worth having is worth working for and waiting for. It will take as long as it takes. I'm fine with that. But I'm not perfect. Sometimes I feel like screw this! Imma just whack it off!! LoL! But no. And I kept loads of length- and it just shrinks right back up! LoL! Stretched it's almost APL, but it draws up to cheek level. It's really pretty though. Nice and curly. :~)

Well, I guess that's all. Oh, and .•*•. Happy New Year.•*•.


Friday, November 26, 2010

This Journey...

Well as you probably all know, I've been locked and a locking advocate for over 5 years. I'm stilla lock advocate, but honestly... I think I wanna be loose again. I know, it is so unexpected. But just as I felt it was just time to lock, now I feel it's time to free them. I love locks and I wouldn't be surprised if 5 yrs down the line I'll feel it's time to lock again. Who knows I may STAY locked now, but I think this is it folks. Jen's about to be a loose nap. :)

Now, for those who know my story, you know I went the dread life all alone. Well, looks like that's how it will be on this too. DH got use to my locks and now loves them because they are long now. He's from the old school where long hair is only second to SLICK and SILKY hair. Ugh. I get it, believe me I do. I'm having some issues with taking them down. Hell, I'm taking them down because I don't want to cut all that hair off. But I'm pretty sure if I was single, I'd BC this weekend. I'd regret it for a minute, but I'd love touching those soft kinky curls. But he brings up things like my hair would look horrible. And it would be too nappy. And I'd have to perm it for it to work!! Look folks, this desire to BC or take down my "forever" locks has made me reevaluate my "never" vows. But that is one I can say NEVER to!! Because a perm is not necessary. EVER! From relaxers to curly perms to texturizers. From black, to white, to Asian, Indian- here is no reason to chemically alter your beautiful natural hair. PERIOD. We're all beautiful. Naturally.

But dreads are spiritual. I still believe that. I wouldn't undo my locking experience for ANYTHING! I learned so much locking. The patience, and knowledge obtained from locking is just magical. :) But it's that wisdom that let's Maximus that there's a time to set em free sometimes. And that I used my locks to just not deal with my hair. Underneath it all, I assumed my hair was just good for locking. Maybe I was right. But something is telling me my hair is HAIR. Nothing to be ashamed of.

Well, that's my post. For now. I think I'll be here much more these days. :)



Friday, August 27, 2010

Five full years..

OK, now I'm pissed!! I accidentally deleted a 5 paragraph post, so now I'm paraphrasing.(sp?)

OK, loving the locks, though they are not as "fantastic" as they once were. They are awesome, but I'm just not as obsessed with them.

I"m using Suave Humicant. It works wonderfully.

I have lint. I've been maintaining them alone, so I can't see all over. It's really not bothering me that much.

I'm still smoke free. I quit December 13, 2009. I still have urges, but I"m fighting them off. :) I'm sticking with this as long as I can. :p

Still no kiddies yet.

Yeah, I was gonna wow yall, but I'm tired. I've been working 12+ days lately. I'm back in the workforce and according to the nation's reports, I should feel lucky. :)

There will be pictures as soon as I get a chance to snap some.. Wow.... Five years.. My locks are bra band lenght in most areas and getting DELIGHTFULLY in the way of EVERYTHING.. LoL!

See ya...


Sunday, June 20, 2010


Well, I went back to and what do I find? I've been BLOCKED!! Wonder what happened there? I mean I've been away for a long time, but I've been away for years before.. And no blockage... I guess I got hacked and my hacker ran out.. LoL! Well, it's ok.. I guess I'll just post my loc updated here. I mean, it IS my blog. I don't have pics rite now, but I am approaching my 5th year locked!!! They are getting LONG.. And I'm loving it. I've been using Suave, and now I'm trying the Suave Humicant line and it is unbelievably good.. I mean GREAT.. It's awesome. My locs are approaching bra strap (back) length now. They get a little in the way, but it is so worth it. It's hard to believe I've been in this for 5 years. Awesome. I can't wait to take some pics.. They'll be here and on fotki when I upload some. :)