Sunday, April 06, 2008

Photo Effects

Photo Sharing
Add this effect to your own photos

I've always thought these effects on photos was cool, so I thought I'd try it on one of my favorite photos of myself.

What do you think? I like it!

2008 Loc Update

So, my locs are now 28mths old and they are still flourishing. I've been doing a revised free form lately where I just twist the front locks that are the most bushy and unruly and allowing the rest to do their thing. I've always thought that my locks were a bit flat and didn't have enough body, and this is already helping and it's only been a few weeks.

I have simplified my hair regimen and product use even further. I am now using Avalon Organics Lemon Clarifying Shampoo and Conditioner. What I do to wash my hair is put some shampoo and some peppermint soap in a water bottle and fill it with water to dilute it. I then spritz it throughout my roots and the length of my locks to really get it directly into the lock to take care of any lingering dirt or build up. This really works and is better than attempting to spread the shampoo around with my hands. Then I apply the conditioner only to my locks and not my roots and then rinse it out after about 10mins or so.

I am now using extra virgin olive oil as a moisturizer and for sheen. On a daily I either spritz just water with some drops of peppermint essential oil in it on my hair or use some leave-in conditioner spritz that a sister makes called Healthylocks Daily Conditioning Mist and that's the extent of my regimen.

I'm still loving my locks and especially now that they've entered into a care free phase so it's so much easier for me to care for them! I think you can see how they've thickened in these additional photos. Let me know what you think!

Locked Beauty of the Month: Kumia

This sister and her locks are just amazing. She's a definite inspiration to me since her locks are SO thick and beautiful. I don't know many people that are sporting such beautiful large locks!