I've gotta do something about all this hair! Ohh, how cute, a dark-hued person and a light-hued person mated and made a cappuccino cutie! Yeah?, well, these cappuccino cuties grow up with really fucked up hair!!! No, no, it's not that bad. Genes are a helluva thing, though. My indigenous heritage wants to grow thick and long. My African heritage wants … Continue reading Hair like wool, eyes like fire, feet like burnished bronze…
All summer long, my naturally curly tresses stayed in various forms of braid. Not only is this a way to combat Florida's famous humidity, but a natural means to encourage growth. Results: three full inches of new growth, softer kink, and even layers! Why heap pounds of hair onto your scalp when you can suck … Continue reading Swept Aside
..so named because I hurt myself doing these! 😀 Also Warrior braids, the flats to the front are to keep wisps out the eyes while driving. The flats to the back allow me to fit a cap in sketchy places. BUT, technique requires constant tension, thus my need to drop some ibuprofen before I get … Continue reading The Marquis de Sade
Braiding other people's hair is an exercise in subtle sadism. Check out my girl's sun-kissed strands in a full French braid! Every time she screamed Ow! I snickered.
Not as pretty as I had intended; I blame my right ulnar nerve. But, you get the idea - three down each side, twist their ends to the back, fold the ends into the main French braid down to the nape and tuck under.