Saturday, March 26, 2011

to twist or not to twist?

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ok.. so ever since i saw these beautiful twist i wanted to do them. but i was torn. i really didn't want to spend that much time on a style i didn't know would work for A's hair. It took me a whole solid month before i decided if i'd do it or not. so today, on MY birthday *woot woot* i decided to do the mini twist! i'm glad i did because they look AWESOME. so now.. onto pictures.

i washed her hair with this
grabbed my tools

 turned on nanny mcphee *because yes i copied nikki at bbb =)*
ignore the yucky fireplace

and then i got to work! it took me 2 movies and about 20 minutes extra to do her whole head. we took 4 potty breaks. she did really really great. we watched nanny mcphee and barbie a fairy secret and she didn't complain at all. i sprayed her ends with a water conditioner mix so they'd curl up. i don't know if hers will last a month like the link i posted up top but i hope we get at least 2 weeks out of these.

here's using the gel on a wet one and gel on a dry one. the wet one is obviously very shrunken
this is when i stretched them out

the twist looked a lot better when i did them on her dry hair with NO gel. she had plenty of conditioner in her hair so i really had no need for the gel at all. i did about 5 or so with the gel and quickly nixed that idea!

as you can see, she's very happy with them. that bow in her hair is her "special" as she calls it. it's actually not a bow meant for hair, it's a bowtie i made for her daddy. lol. she wanted to wear it so i wasn't trying to argue with her. if you have any questions let me know! i HIGHLY recommend you check out beads braids and beyond to see how she took them out and the different styles if you're thinking about doing them!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

sometimes simple is best

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The kids had dentist appointments today so I knew simple was best for them.
Man still has in those braids that I posted last. We just did some simple pigtails with braids for A.

^blurry little brother lol

i really need to make a satin pillow cover thing for her carseat, it sucks ALL the moisture out of her hair. she has very little product in her hair today but i probably should have added more conditioner. Her hair seems a little dry to me in the pictures.

daddy hair

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Because this blog is for inspiration, I thought I'd focus on some daddy hair today. Dreads. Dreads are oh so beauitful. Dreads can be worn on any type of hair.
There are a lot of stupid stereotypes out there when it comes to those beautiful locs but I'm here to show you the beauty of them!

I've been doing my husbands dreads since he's had them and I must admit, I think they look beautiful! So beautiful in fact that I started them up on my own head. Unfortunately I had to cut them due to an itchy scalp and hair loss issues, but that had nothing to do with the dreads themself, it had to do with some health issues that I was having.

A lot of people think dreads stink. They don't, unless of course you never wash them. But that's any hair! My husband washes his hair normally once a week, sometimes more if he's gotten extra sweaty at the gym.

The only way you can get dreads is by not washing/combing and using wax/gel/toothpaste/etc. FALSE, FALSE, FALSE!!!
Dreads form better in clean hair. Each time I have ever started dreads, I've started on clean hair. The first set of dreads my husband had, we used wax. Wax builds up overtime and get stuck inside the dreads. You can't see it but it can make lint stick to the hair. Gel almost always caused flakes, no matter what kind of gel, it sucked. Toothpaste and any other sticky things is just gross in my opinion. As of now, we do the "latch hook" method on my husbands dreads. It's not messy and easier to me. He typically goes 3 to 4 months without getting them tightened and they still look great.

So.. now.. some pictures of the beautiful dreads! (if you can't tell, i'm proud of these babies.. i guard them as if they're my own lol)

I figured I'd show you guys some photos of when I had started mine. I used a homemade "butter" to do mine. If I ever do them again I'll probably use the same method as I do on my husbands. They looked good but I didn't like that greasey feeling on my neck.

If anybody has any questions or anything, leave me a comment!

Monday, March 21, 2011

he said what?!?!

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I took the kids to a new pediatrician today for their shots and checkups. He's a pretty great doctor except he said......

"his hair is an issue, boys with this style of hair loose a lot and they can get ringworms and it's hard to see. you should get him a michael jordan, barack obama haircut"

umm.. no thank you. not that there's a problem with either of those men and their hair.. it's not for my son.

my son has never lost hair due to his braids. you think you'd be able to still tell if he had a ring worm because his hair is in parts. and ANOTHER thing... why in the heck would my son be getting ringworm of the scalp?!?!?! i really didn't know that was common at all.

but anywho.. that is all. hopefully i'll have some new styles to post soon!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

boy hair!

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i do my sons hair just as often as i do my daughters but i never really get good pictures of it.
from now on, i've decided to try and post more boy things!
so.. without further ado..
some simple boy braids.

his parts are off but i really don't care since he's a active little boy.
i did a length check before i did them and his hair hits his mid back. i think that's pretty awesome considering he's only 1 1/2. his edges in front are growing in nicely just like his sisters. both of my kids have those weirdo hairlines. =) they must get it from their daddy. lol
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