Thursday, 26 February 2009


In the picture above, I have just applied the henna. Notice the length here partly caused by the weight of the henna.
This is 2 hours later. Length here is beginning to shrink.

In this shot it had been in for 3.5 hours. Oh dear more shrinkage.

At last, all rinsed and shampooed after a total of 3 hours 45 mins.

This is a shot from the rear left side.

This is a shot from the rear right side.

And here is a shot from the top...this is the first half I coloured last Saturday.
So all you ladies with grey hair listen've got to give 'Lush Henna' a go. I love the fact that my grey is the reason why the colour takes so well, I also like the fact that it adds a sheen to where I don't have so much grey and that the colour isn't uniform (which stays true the natural formation of how the grey is dispersed on my head)
Yes its all new and I am excited about the result, I am hoping this is going to be a long and fruitful relationship with henna and I can stop fretting about what is best for me.
The best bit of all this....IT IS CHEMICAL FREE....YAY!!!!!

Wednesday, 25 February 2009


Okay people I finally succumbed to colouring my hair with the above Lush's Caca Marron (reddish brown)......
Well at least front half of it anyways. From the picture above you can see the stark contrast and the effect of the reddish brown on the caramel blonde. Overall I was very impressed with the colour and as I mentioned in a previous post, the colour continued to develop even after I rinsed and shampooed. I liked it then and I like it now. Why only do half???? I figured if there is major slippage, I will only have half to repair.......

As it turns out, there was no slippage!!
Imagine my locks with a subtle sheen!!! I don't use any products on my scalp other than spritzing with water to style each morning and occasionally rubbing some of my consultants home made scalp oil in areas that need it most.
I have decided that later today I will colour the back and be done with colour for a few weeks....
So what do you think?


Remember folks that am still only in my 5th month and before colouring I was certain all will go need to know your hair before colouring and or before your consultant has given you the go ahead!!

Friday, 20 February 2009


Can anyone guess what I used as a head band in this picture???
Just to distract you for a moment, check out my picture in the background my traditional locks were about 2.5 years old. The artist made my face a little was done in Paris by the Notre Dame in 2001.

Wednesday, 11 February 2009


Yesterday Dave in the steel cutting room downstairs at work very kindly obliged by cutting the 'yarn needles' exactly where i needed them cutting. Yay......thanks Dave.

I gave it a trial run and it was A Okay! Would have preferred for the ends to be tappered...but hay it worked just fine....and that's all that matters.

I will now just wait till my Consultant gives me the nod and I'll be off doing my DIY thing.


To the left is a 'blunt yarn needle' which I expanded using a pair of scissors and you can see the mark i made, where am going to have it professionally cut.

Next in line is the a 'bodkin' which I have reduced in length and bounded with a masking tape. The problem with the bodkin is that it catches the hair, though advantages is that the metal can be cut easily...and if am honest, all that masking tape...just annoying as the more you use it the more it gets sticky and yes you can imagine the rest....blah blah blah.

Finally to the right is a 'kids plastic yarn needle' which ironically, has a sharp end to it...being plastic it is very easy to manipulate, took me less than 2 minutes to get it the way i wanted. I also used it last night to retighten some of my was great....all i had to worry about is not latching two locks together! (which i did several times, in the end i had to get my son to rescue me from them)

The local needle craft shop retails these little babies above (Blunt yarn needle with a large eye) at 89 pence for two in a pack!
And these little kiddy ones above at 49pence. They are great but I can't imagine they will last long. Think of it this way, you can buy loads, trim them and at least if you loose one you won't go ape sh*t 'cos they cost so much!! (food for thought there folks!)

You're probably wondering why not just go out there and purchase these tools. Great question:

1) To purchase the Nappy loc tool from the USA will more or less cost double for those of us who reside here in the United Kingdom....Anthia -Ofo would testify to that!! (Am not prepared to do that..)

2) I was about to purchase a Lock Key from my Consultants website (see side bar..CammaLocks) and for some reason i wasn't able to make the payments having tried 3 times or so. I will i suppose as some point purchase one if by any chance my consultants have some in stock when i go for my retightening this Friday. (mental note: Ask Marie for LockKey!)

3)Well i took it as a sign and decided not to reinvent the wheel and see what I could manipulate to do the same work.