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Pretty Pleased

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From big and wavy, to curled and sultry, to pinned and twisted, to cropped and spunky. Yes it took several hours to install. But for $26, 5 weeks and counting, and 4 distinct hair styles, I’m pretty pleased.

~that’s life… in no particular order

Hair Raising

So…. I did it again. I got a “hair-brained” idea and decided, this doesn’t seem that hard, I can do it myself.

It started with a simple desire, I really wanted a long term protective style. But, try as I may – and believe me I tried and failed miserably – I couldn’t replicate a protective style that had any style. At least not one I was willing to sport long term. And since I live in a hair-challenged region, one can only imagine the lengths I must go through to find a stylist that specializes in natural hair… Thus we are back to my first thought, I can do it myself. After watching several videos on the trusty Tube I installed rods of steel in my confidence, devoting my Saturday installing crochet braids. And by Saturday, I mean my entire Saturday.

The first step in this adventure was to admit my weakness: I don’t know how to braid. Not to worry, it wouldn’t be a challenge without obstacles, right? I just needed to find someone who was willing to help me in this department. Check.

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Then the fun and the very long afternoon began… and seemed to never end. I mean seriously, two one-hour long sermons, four 88-minute episodes of Sherlock Holmes, two meal breaks and it was still going.

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What started out as an exercise in creativity consequently became one in endurance and patience. But with the stubbornness of a stray curl and the speed of a snail, I saw the finish line… eventually.

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When the installing was done, the styling began. I cut off the excess (I should mention I don’t know how to cut as well), did a basic twist-out, and voilà!
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~that’s life… in no particular order