Love and Locks | Hair and Inspiration

Monday, July 9, 2012 2:14 PM

Hello, loves. What you know good? Well, I know that I had a great weekend spending time with my family and getting my house back in order after having no power for a few days last week. Does your laundry ever get so backed up that it just seems like it would be easier to go shopping? It was funky hot so we mainly tried to stay cool and did our running around in the evenings.

I also know that I (re)learned something important this weekend. I had this seemingly innocent conversation that caught me off guard and put me in a disgruntled mood. I won't get into the details of the conversation but will say that it always surprises me when criticism comes at me from the most positive, well-meaning people. I understand why this person has the perspective that they do and that their intentions are ultimately good. But, it's extremely draining to constantly hear about how things "should be" when it pertains to my life. I know I need to keep my guard up with this person going forward, at least when it comes to that topic.

Do you have anyone in your life who drains you with their constant reminders of how things "should" be? Both of these posts (here and here) are great reminders to not be discouraged by this kind of criticism and to stay on your own course.

I also know that I washed my hair yesterday, braided it up and unraveled a sweet braid-out this morning. Deets and photos below.

I kept it really simple and quick this time because it was late last night and my hair looked like a bird's nest. I pre-treated my hair by dousing it in coconut oil and detangling it the day before. I washed it with Creme of Nature Argan Oil Shampoo (in three sections), then followed with tresemme naturals conditioner. I let it air dry for a bit, then sat down with some grapeseed oil, Kinky Curly Knot Today and Shea Radiance Moisture Rich Hair Butter. I applied each of these products to each section (in the order listed) then braided - ending up with about 9 cornrows.

As you can see, I've recently started playing with different photo grid apps on my phone. I'm totally hooked now. They're so fun! :-P