Sunday, October 4, 2009

Finally On Facebook!

Well after months of fighting it I am finally on facebook! The Fanbox is on this page feel free to become a fan of mine. I also have started a group for Braids By LoLita, so there are big things coming!

My website is also up and running! {Doing a little happy dance!!!} Please visit me there at http://www.braidsbylolita.com


Thanks and I'll keep ya updated!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Relaxer Stretching Update!

Hello all! I have ended my 6 month stretch early! Yes it is true, I have ended it at the halfway point. I had noticed last night that I was experiencing extreme breakage which I took as my hair telling me to go ahead and give it some of that creamy crack; so I did! I am actually in the middle of the relaxing process (sitting here at the computer with the creamy crack on my head waiting for the timer to ding lol!). I will edit this post with each step that I make and I will also do a video of how I wrap and style my hair. So look out for that.

And what relaxer did I use? Mizani Butter Blends of course

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Sunday, May 3, 2009

My New Love

I have found a new love; Threaded Earrings!! I love them and I can't seem to get enough of them. Check out my haul video.

Friday, May 1, 2009

My Latest Hairstyle Outre Premium Duby

I did a sew i weave using Outre Premium Duby and I love it!



Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Take Down is Complete

I finally finished taking my hair down! Boy was that a battle, but I had average shedding nothing major. I washed my hair with Aphogee Shampoo for damaged hair, folled that with the two step protein treatment and balancing mosturizer, then the two minute reconstructor and finally I deep conditioned. I did my own mix of ORS Replenishing pak with JBCO (Jamaican Black Castor Oil) and Honey

. I sat under the dryer with this on my hair for about 20 minutes and rinse it out as usual and my hair felt great! Well thats it for now.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

And The Take Down Begins





So I said I wasn't going to take these braids down for another 3 weeks but I have to take them down today. I took 1 braid out because my neighbor wanted to practice her flat ironing skills; well she accidentally got a few of my other braids in the way of the flat iron. Well the synthetic hair melted. So as I took the melted braids down I feel my hair is very dry and brittle. So I decided I must Take the braids down and baby my hair. I plan on washing, doing a protein treatment, DC'ing. I will do a video on the washing process and upload it to YouTube for all to see. Keep an eye out for the upcoming post and video!!
Also here are some new pics (clearer)

Saturday, April 18, 2009

New Growth

I have had this install of micro braids in for about 8 weeks now. I have attached a couple of pictures showing my new growth. This blog won't be too long because I am pressed for time as I am using someone else computer. So here are the pics (sorry they are bad quality)





Friday, April 17, 2009

Reason for this Blog

I decided to use this blog for all to see my hair journey. I am relaxed and currently in micro braids. My laptop is down so for now I wont have a lot of pictures to upload but as soon as I get my laptop back (hopefully next week) I will upload pictures. I am almost 8 weeks post relater and I do not plan on relaxing again until late August! Yes that is correct I am currently on a 6 month stretch!



I planned on taking these braids out on Monday but after looking at http://braids4grow.blogspot.com I decided to keep them in until a couple of days before my son's birthday May 17.

Well that's it for now, I will keep this blog updated so stay tuned!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I'm so stressed and I'm gonna pray about it like my mom said

I really need to vent

At this time my son was 5 months old
To tell this story I have to go back to November 8, 2007, everyday from the 8 through the 15 I'd taken my son to the ER because he had a fever and he wouldn't stop screaming. Every time we went I was told nothing is wrong with him go home; I was even told this when his fever was 102.4. On November 15, 2007 I was still in the ARMY and I was at work when my phone rang, I sent the call to voice mail and immediately after the phone rings again. It was my sitter, I only planned on telling her I could not talk and I would call her later (seeing how she was nice and at times she would call just to talk). When I picked up I tried to say hello but before I could she was crying and blurted out "your son's not breathing he's blue I think he's dead". I pushed people out of my way I ran to my car and I sped to her house. Now this is so hard for me to talk about (its taking everything in me not to cry right now); because I was in the ARMY my son was supposed to be taken to a military hospital however while in the ambulance the attendant called ahead to the hospital and the nurse (after being told what happened and that we were coming there) said "we can't take him we are only taking the elderly" (YES! that is what was said). So my son was taken to a civilian hospital and they treated him. He stayed there for 4 days and I was happy with the treatment as well as his new doctor. My son was prescribed Reglan, currently there is a FDA investigation in which Reglan has caused Tardive Dyskinesia. Here is a description of it Tardive dyskinesia is a serious and potentially irreversible movement disorder caused by certain prescription medications. While antipsychotic medications are the common culprit in cases of tardive dyskinesia, Reglan and other gastrointestinal medications can also cause this severe drug side effect. Patients with tardive dyskinesia suffer abnormal muscle movements, which can affect the muscles of the face, mouth, jaw, tongue, eyes, neck, shoulders, torso, larynx, diaphragm, arms, legs, feet, and hands.

Now what has me so upset is Reglan is a short term drug and is only supposed to be subscribed for 4 - 12 weeks my son was on this drug as his doctor prescribed for 5 months! that's 20 weeks . The only reason I found out about this investigation is because I was one of those commercials that say "do you know anyone who has taken this drug...." And I said Reglan! so I googled it and I just don't know what to think. I can't really think straight, I cant remember if my son had these symptoms or not but I do remember him thrusting his tongue.I don't know what to think right now, I can't talk about this anymore.

I must say I feel at fault for not googling the drug before I gave it to him but I also remember where my mind was at that time and I was a emotional wreck. Parents please research any medicine before you give it to your child.

*I try to stay uplifted but Since Dec 31 my life has been filled with negativity or just not so good things happening. I believe what my mom used to tell me as a child (when a lot of evil or bad is coming your way it's because God has something great in store for you and it's coming your way soon) but how much more can I take?

Please excuse me if my thoughts are all over the place, I just feel as though I just traveled back in time to November 15, 2007.