Daily Archives: August 10, 2011

Natural Hair/GOC Meet-Up (DC – August 27th)!

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Just wanted to let you know that we’re still trying to plan a meet-up on Saturday, August 27th in Washington, DC. I’m still working on a location and expect to have one confirmed by the end of the week. If you are planning on attending and haven’t already done so, please indicate whether you are a definite or tentative in the comments here. I’m really hoping to meet many of my fellow NC.com GOC bloggers, as well as my new Hairscapades friends and GOCers at the event!! And please feel free to tell your friends about the meet-up too! We can make this an intimate soirée or a big ol’ party! Either way, it’s sure to be a ball.

Hope to see you all soon!!

UPDATE:  A location and time have now been secured!!  Our event will be at the world famous Bohemian Caverns in the historic U Street Black Arts district from 2-5 pm on Saturday, August 27th!! More details to follow shortly!

Double Bun Twists Updo

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Hi guys, not going to have much for you today as I was out late last night. My sisters and I took my mom to see Sister Act for her birthday. It was a nightmare getting to the city for all of us. My youngest sister worked in the city and it took her 4 hours to get there on the train in the morning. My other sister drove in from Central Jersey with my mom: 2 1/2  hours. I took the bus, which was supposed to take 1 hour but took 2. We had dinner reservations for 5:30, but my middle sister, mom and I basically had to shovel part of our dinners down our throat and rush to the theatre for the play that started at 7. All said and done though, VERY funny play and hilarious times (There was a woman behind us who was laughing so loud and hard my mom started laughing so badly that she couldn’t breathe, which made my sister and I start laughing so hard we had tears in our eyes. My mom got in trouble with the usher because she thought she didn’t have her phone, when she realized she did, she tried to turn it off, but couldn’t and the usher saw the light and came to scold her. Then, at intermission, my youngest sister decided to take a picture and the blinding double flash drew the usher to us again for a second reprimand as the theatre has a strict “no photography” policy! I called them Huckleberries!  LMBO!!) After the show was over, we got my mom a “Superior Mother” T-shirt as a souvenir of the night. I think she really enjoyed herself :).

Well, that being said, no time to write or finish any posts for today! So, here I am at 6:42 am trying to type this one up while the SO keeps talking to and distracting me! Anywho, I tried to figure what I could throw together that might be helpful and decided to show you all a twist updo from earlier in the year. Since I posted the link to a “how to” twist tutorial yesterday, thought a styling option would continue that theme.

Now, this is not a tutorial. It’s just a couple of pictures of my twists after I released them from flexi-rods and once I pinned them up into two buns. Some notes. I have fine hair. You know this. So, I have scalpy twists. I long for plush, boingy, full twists … but alas, it is not meant to be. However, as I do like to wear twists as a protective styling option on occasion, I make them work for me by curling (this helps with unravelling) and putting them into updos. These twists were done on a WnG (I did the WnG in the morning and twisted that evening) with Murray’s Lock and Loc gel and some Shea Moisture C&H Smoothie, I believe. I set the twists on medium-sized purple flexi-rods and hit the sack. The next morning, I released the twists from the flexis, took the bottom half and twisted them around into a bun, pinning with bobby pins and leaving the curly ends loose. I repeated this with the top section of hair. Then, of course, I adorned with a flower!

And that’s it! Hope you like.

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So, that’s going to be it for today guys! I have so many posts planned and not enough time to write them all! I’m going to work on some tonight … AFTER I work-out!! Okay, have a great day!