Life as I Know It - Weekly Update #4

Ahhh, where do I begin....

Remember when I got my hair trimmed over the summer?  The stylist did her best, but it still wasn't good enough.  I could tell that I would need another trim in due time.  When it's trimmed properly and the right products/techniques are used, my hair feels absolutely amazing - so soft and squishy and cottony and good.  Anyhoo, that didn't happen.  So,  I went on a search for another stylist.

I found one, made an appointment, and then I had an actual nightmare.  Yes, a nightmare!  And this is how it went:
I went to a new stylist to get my hair deep conditioned and trimmed.  I sat in the chair while the stylist did her best work.  Every now and again, I would reach up and touch my hair.  It felt so soft and smooth.  Then I realized she must have used some chemicals.  "Did you use chemicals?"  I asked.  "Well..." she replied, while handing me the mirror.  When I saw myself, I gasped.  She had given me a Jheri Curl!!!!!

Then I woke out of my sleep in a panic.  Sounds crazy, but that's the way it my dream.  So when I went to my appointment on Thursday, I told the stylist of my secret fear and she assured me that all her chemicals were tucked away.  She did her thing and I was so pleased.  Finally, my hair felt the way it should after a salon visit.  She didn't accidentally "cut" my hair when I clearly said "trim."  My scalp and hair felt great.  And, she asked my input on products BEFORE she used them.  Needless to say, I will return to that salon.
I was so inspired that I created some silhouettes that will become cards later.

One of the purposes for that much needed trim is because I knew I had an upcoming appointment to get my afro twists in.  I wanted my hair right before being put up in this protective style for the next couple of months.  I always get these twists at the same salon, but this time I requested two different hair colors and we switched the main color to a darker brown instead of black because all those henna treatments has helped to change my black hair into a deep brown color which I don't mind.  I'm also excited for this hair style because it will prompt me to crochet some larger hats to accommodate this style.

Only had time for cell phone pics for now....

To top off the day, I visited the African store to get the black soap that I like, but they were out of that kind and recommended this one, which I hope to enjoy.  Everyone in the store said I would so I'm prone to believe them.  I got the lemon kind.  I'm excited about washing my face, right after this post.  Isn't that a trip? 

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And then, I satisfied my craving for Vietnamese fresh spring rolls at the International Market.  I shamefully paid for them in coins since I realized I had no cash, but the cashier was patient.  What a day!

Another cell phone pic...Too hungry and too far from my real camera.

And finally, despite my lack of posting, I have been piddling at crocheting when I have the chance.  I've got ideas ( as always), but I've been having trouble bringing them into fruition like I would have liked.  When I finally sit down to relax at the end of the work day, I'm too tired to hold the crochet hook.  So, I have this yarn bin beside my bed that I look at and that's about it.  There will be products/projects forthcoming, but for now, you'll have to be patient with me.

ETA:  I washed my face and loved the way it looked and felt.  Hopefully good times ahead with this soap.  :-)

Happy cold (brrrr) Saturday,


  1. I love your twist. I would love to do twist as a protective style for my hair but, it's so thin. What I end up with is a bunch of skinny twist and a lot of exposed scalp, not a good look.

  2. The twists are so cute on you Libby! And the brown color with it's bit of highlights are great. I hope you enjoyed the spring rolls. They looked yummy. :)

  3. Awesome hair as usual Libby and I love your new look blog as well.

  4. My daughter sent me a link to your blog, and I am so grateful she did, you are and inspiring woman. Love your hair and the philosophy you have expressed towards hair care.

  5. Hi Denise! Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. Please give my regards to your daughter for leading you to my space. :-)


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