28 February 2010

until they FALL OUT!

i have been sooo surprised at how little i have updated this while in braids! i guess there's not much to talk about when your hair is hiding away.

for a few weeks now, i have been lamenting having to let them go, for a number of reasons:
one. the ease of styling. i love being able to just get up and go. no spraying, fluffing, detangling, etc. braids are, by far, the easiest style in the world.
two. i wouldn't have made my goal of 9 weeks. i was considering taking them out at six weeks, but laziness got the best of me. my hair looks a hot mess but like i told someone, i am gonna rock these things until they fall out.

i was considering taking them out today, but all my hair care products are at home. so, i decided that next week, they would be gone and i'll finally be back to my adorable fro. i think izzy is getting mad at me for keeping these things in far past their cuteness expiration date. she wants to be free again, lol. can't say i blame her. i really have no clue what to expect when i take them out. had my hair grown a lot in this time? how much shedding and breakage will i have? how crazy will i look when i take them out?!

i'll be sure to post my full thoughts after the take-down though, since i can't really comment or answer any of those questions above. i really am itching to take them out now because i really do miss izzy. <3

just one more week until you are free, my love!

11 February 2010

happy seven months, izzy!

izzy, my beloved curly coily soft rambunctious afro, is seven months old today!

man, time really does fly when you're having fun. i don't really much much to say except that in five more months, i will have been natural for an entire year and i can't even imagine what my hair will look like then, but i'm excited. :] she is growing happy, strong, and beautifully! my babyyy! i love her!

meanwhile, i will have had my braids in for five weeks! not too bad. i still haven't gotten my edges done and it's looking a frizzy mess and i've already taken out a few along the edges and in the back. the dry shampoo only helps but so much, so i'm going to try a full/real shampoo and see if that helps any. since i had a goal of nine weeks, i'm still reluctant to take them out, so hopefully the wash tonight will help and if they look better, i'll go ahead and get my edges re-done next week (since i've been putting them off forever).