Daily Archives: July 27, 2011

So Random! … Like, Really.

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Teeheeheee … pun intended. I was watching Disney’s So Random! again this past Sunday while working on the blog. This skit had me LMBO … literally.

Now if only we could get this to who really need to see it. Maybe then they would  understand how stupid this looks.

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Lazy and Boring

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I was thinking about including a scarf option when I was writing the Summer Chapeaus post.

Yup, lazy. That’s what I am right now. I was planning on trying to do hot yoga every day this week. Yeah … I only went on Sunday. I need a new source of motivation. Good thing for the GOC!!! I’ve been telling myself that I’ll DEFINITELY get it back together on Sunday as I have to be a “role model=).”  I need a new season of The Biggest Loser!

As to the boring part, haven’t done much with my hair this week. I twisted and curled my hair the night of that WnG using the Qhemet Biologic Cocoa Tree Detangling Ghee. The jury is still out on that one. It’s fine, but it hasn’t blown me away yet. I’ll use it a couple more times before giving my review. Of course, because I’m a PJ, I couldn’t resist buying something new. I tried guys. I really did. I held out for about two weeks. But, I finally broke down at Target. I hit the mini-me, “Black hair products” section (definitely  not an “aisle”;-) and got some Organic Root Stimulator (ORS) Lock and Twist gel. I’d been reading that some were having good results with it. I used to go to a stylist who mixed it with shea butter to do her clients dreads. However, I didn’t really have any interest. A lot of products marketed for “ethnic” hair in the chain stores leave my hair hard (due to an over-abundance of protein, I think) or weighed down (mineral oil or petrolatum anyone?). However, when I saw KaiRox’s fabulous, shiny, defined, smooth and LONG-LASTING flexi-rod set, the PJ in me started twitching and finally broke free.

Anywho, back to the boring. I released the twists on Sunday and have been wearing my hair in the above mid-height bun all week. Keeping you all entertained is cutting into my creative styling time;-). But, I better get to it as I know style ideas are the reason many of you started following me in the first place!! LOL!! So, I’ll work on something this weekend. I may do some twists as it’s been a while since I’ve worn them and I’d like to do a post, and potentially a video, with styling options, for the GOC. I’ve been using Murray’s Loc-Lock Gel with good results (smooth, shiny and supple twists without any flakes, stickiness or stiffness). But, I’ll try the ORS in order to compare the products. My twists gets frizzy pretty quickly and tend to unravel (the fine hair blues). So, I’m interested in seeing if ORS will give results like the Murray’s gel but with long-lasting hold. If it does, we will have a winner ladies!

 

 

I've used it to smooth my edges in place of my Eco/shea combo. Hmmm ... not bad.

Have you tried Murray’s Loc-Lock Gel and/or ORS Lock and Twist gel for two-strand twists or other sets? What do you think of them?

DIY Length Check Tee

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3/27/12: I did this post at the beginning of our first GOC. Given that we are about to begin GOC: The Sequel, figured it would be a good time to feature it again for those who would like to buy or make a length check shirt of their own!! Enjoy!

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A couple of months ago, I saw the above length check tee for sale at Mane and Chic for about $19 and I thought, “Yo!  I can make my own length check tee for half the price!” … I never got around to it. *lol*

However, now that the Hairscapades Grow Out Challenge is beginning and most seem to have length goals, I thought a DIY project would be a great way to set it off!! So, last week, I picked up an $8 fitted tee (similar to this one, but without the print) and a fabric marker from TarJay for this purpose. However, I don’t have a camera man, so I couldn’t make a video. Plan B was to make a picture tutorial, but my fabric marker sucks, my other marker was bleeding, it’s 10 pm, I’m not done and I need to finish this post for Wednesday morning!. Time for Plan C.

YOUTUBE!!!!

So, here is someone else’s video on how to make your very own length check tee!!!

(Her tee is a little different from mine, which I made similar to the one from Mane and Chic, but it’ll work!)

And here are photos of my somewhat sad length check tee DIY project. *lol*

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I established arm pit length (APL) using the sleeves on the tee and then just measured inch wide segments above and below it to create the additional length lines. I’m pretty sure that I’ll have to add a few more lines below APL. But, I’m going to wait for my SO so that I can put on the tee shirt and he can help me identify waist length (WL). Then I’ll finish it.

So, hope you all like this idea!! If you make a tee or think you might, let us know in the comments below! If enough people do it, maybe we’ll have a show and tell of our handiwork=). I know there are a few creative souls out there who might put an artistic spin on the design! If you do decide to make one, I’d suggest a fitted tee so that your lines and length checks are more accurate (a larger tee may not fall consistently on your torso, especially when some of you lose pounds to achieve your weight goals too.;).

(Of course, you could always just buy a length check tee instead of being a cheapie like me.;))