Friday, August 14, 2009

Here's what I think

Sorry my posting has been quite sporadic. But I'm back to talk about Locs and the folks who wear them. I was looking at some pictures online in an effort to inspire myself (concerning hair color). A friend was saying that I am at a good length to begin dying my hair but I'm not sure I agree with him. I'm trying to go for this look . . .

But, uh . . . my hair in the front is not quite long enough. And plus I'm pretty content with my natural color, for now. My opinion changes from day to day so who knows? Tomorrow might be different.

Anyway, I saw some pictures of women with really tight locks. And it looks good on them, but that's just not my thing you know? Kind of like this . . .

I stay away from the scalpy look bec
ause . . . well, personally I think my head is too big for that. I need bigger hair to compete with my dome. But this is cute if you're conservative and like to look neat. It looks more like braids to me. I used to be a BIG fan of this look. Actually, that was what I was going for when I first started locs, but gradually I realized that it doesn't work for me at all. My hair is too thick for it and it doesn't fit my face or my personality for that matter. I guess I'm a little too wild for that.

This gorgeous human being to the left is artist Valerie June. Her hair is absolutely amazing and beautiful but I don't know if I could do the freeform thing. But look at her, though. (Sigh) It looks so darn good! I think my problem with freeform is this: that's too much loss of control for me. Lol. I'd only do it if I can get my hair to sign a contract that says it will do it's best to form exactly like Valerie June's. And my hair can't do that, so I can't freeform. But Geeze Louis! Look at her go. (Sigh!) . . . and yeah, I said it! Geeze Louis! lol

Ahh, yes. This is what I'm talking about. A happy medium. Lauryn Hill's hair is like my dream. I know you're not supposed to envy someone else's locs because they are all different, but I luh her hair (or loved, rather because she hasn't looked like this for quite some time) This woman's hair. Lawd a mercy!

But I was thinking. The beauty of Lauryn's hair is how black it is. I guess that's why I'm always hesitating to dye my hair a lighter color. Despite the fact that my hair's not dyed black and it's kind of dull. I could stand to moisturize a bit more to tell you the truth. I heard that prolonged rinsing is good for keeping the hair shiny . . . no, excuse me, sheeny. Either way, I'm good with how I look now. Every time I wash my hair, or wake up and stick it in a ponytail or wear it out even, I'm glad that I made this wonderful decision.