Sunday, May 29, 2011


i did it!  i colored my hair!  i honestly cant tell the difference, geesh!  not a light enough color i guess.  anyway i will post some pics of my hair 2morow.

have a good weekend people!  LIVE YOUR LIFE! :)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

i am now single

oh my blog!

so, world... i am now single.  and my hair is still natural!  booya!  my new come singleness has made me ponder on a few things...  is their such a thing as true love?  can human beings really be monogamous?  and where is that special person?  i have to admit, im not in a rush, but i love the idea of spending the rest of my life with that one person, all while watching my hair grow!

i suddenly have a strong urge to color my hair.  what color?  something lighter.  not to sure, it always hard to pick the right color and hope it looks good on you.  its pretty hit and miss or hit and run.  iono.   not only do i want color, but i also want to move!  i've noticed when i end relationships i want to leave town and get the heck outa dodge.  however, im going to stay strong and try to stick around.  my last break up landed my a few states over!  it was good for me to be totally alone and experience new cultures and a new environment.  it was very very good for my self awareness to focus solely on me!  sometimes we need the escape, at least i do.  i have know problem what so ever with getting the heck outa dodge for a while.  makes me appreciate those close to me so much more.

what hair color??????

Sunday, May 22, 2011

9 days without wash

in my previous twist out i went 9 days without washing or re-twisting.  towards the end of the 9 days i received more and more compliments.  almost didn't want to wash and re-twist, however i ended up washing anyway because my hair was getting dry and we all know what happens with dry natural hair...  it breaks!  

each time i wash my hair i feel the difference in the growth!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Zulekha- African Violet Queen.




Halloween pic of me back in the day. I was a punk rocker! Check out that hair!
Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

Sunday, May 15, 2011


i was just thinking...  since chopping all my hair off last year to go natural a lot has happened to me!  i moved to houston texas, then back to california.  what the!  long story.  then, was jobless for 4 months, started a new relationship, started grad school, ditched a whole lot of friends (some people are seasonal), made new friends, and started a blog.  

my natural hair journey has taught me to completely love me for me.  their were negative comments along the way, but the positive definitely out weighed the negative for me.  i enjoy the freedom of my natural hair and the controversy at the same time.  the bigger my hair gets, the more i absolutely adore it.  

just to touch on the friends comment i made...  not everyone is meant to be in your life forever.  when i say some people are seasonal, i mean they're only meant to be in your life for a season.  they may have helped me grow in certain ways, showed me who i did and did NOT want to be, or maybe just a phase i was going thru.  either way, i'm grateful for each and every person/friend i've came into contact with and i will always wish everyone the VERY BEST.  

Monday, May 9, 2011

Quote of the day

" The kinds of people who can go on to greater emotional maturity are those who really like themselves, even if the world seems to turn against them. Their self-worth does not rest on events, but on their opinions of themselves. Their inner security lies in the confidence that they will be able to contend with bad breaks; if they can't change the situation, they will nevertheless somehow endure. They take reverses as part of the normal pattern of living."
--- Theodore Irwin

(got this off my girl Angel's facebook)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

type 4 hair

i just recently read a blog on bglh about dealing with type 4a/b/c hair.  well, thats me!  i have that tough to deal with hair.  i think you just have to learn your hair and be aware of what it needs and doesn't need.  my hair has been natural for a lil over a year now and the longer it gets i realize i no longer like my twist outs on the 1st day.  i tend to like them the most on the 3rd day!  weird i know, but i just like the thickness of it and how it looks.

i tend to wash my hair whenever it starts to feel dry, which is sometimes 5 days, sometimes 3 days, sometimes 7.  i just listen to my hair when it communicates to me.  thats very important to do!  but as my hair grows, the more i love it!  its starting to get huge!

i remember the days of my teeny weeny fro, and when i first went natural and the crazy comments i would get.  i brushed it all of my shoulder and kept it pushing knowing that if i just wait it out i would begin to love it more and more.  to those of you just starting to go natural, know that it is a growing process and it takes time.  i just recently had an awwwww moment a couple days ago when i realized, geesh my hair is getting long!  lol  its hanging now and even after i wash it, its long!  of course i deal with a ton of shrinkage, but i love my hair!  and i have that hard to deal with type 4 hair.

dont give up ladies!

Sunday, May 1, 2011