17 June 2009

So wot's bin gwannin'!!

So besides quitting my job... what's been gwannin'?!! Well here's a pictorial rundown, most recent first and all the way back to where we left off on the 15th May. I suggest you start at the bottom and work your way back up...

June 12th 2009 - Hawk to sock bun and twist-out bump/quiff

Here's yet another attempt to calm my crazy hawk down for work! I took the back two thirds and turned it into a sock bun. Then took the front third and turned it into a twist out bump/quiff.

June 10th 2009 - Kamaal turns 11

My baby is getting bigger. He is at the start of the long road which will take him from a boy to a man. With secondary school only months away, it is time for me to let go, just a little and allow him the opportunity to grow. Here he is with one of his MANY gifts...with his chocolate cake... and with me...

June 9th 2009 - 'Fro Hawk to Puff and Bump/Quiff
Attempt number three. It's amazing the amount of style you can adapt around the Hawk...

June 9th 2009 - Meeting baby Elijah

I finally got to meet the new little man of the family. Baby Elijah. My nephew. He's sooooo cute! Look at his juicy kissy lips! And the boy is so cuddly and loves that close contact, he's still got that newborn, safe and warm attitude.

Here's the proud family - Baby Elijah , Carly, Isaiah and my bro Javan.

Me and baby E.J

Check out my mum's colourful twists. Blonds, reds, browns and blacks. An NS rainbow!

And Ms Kizzy's funky coils. She has lock ambitions. Her dream would be some Sisterlocks but with a baby on the way, the financial aspects wouldn't be warranted, so she made her own. She doesn't know yet whether she'll let them lock but I'm loving her style.

And a final one for this day, a picture on my mum's shelf that took me back... way back. To when I was Kamaal's age. Besides the NS cuteness the best thing about this picture is ... I'm wearing green!!!

June 6th 2009 - I Love My 'Fro Hawk

Still lovin' it!

May 30th 2009 -Park Life

The sun has finally made it's way to the UK. London in the summer time is a great place to be! There are plenty of beautiful parks for you to enjoy and since the sun doesn't like to stick around here, people make the most of it, including us...

May 29th 2009 -Fro Hawk to back flat twist & front Twist Out

Attempt number three to calm down the 'Fro Hawk for work. I flat twisted the back and placed some big twists in the front, that I took out the next morning...

May 29th 2009 -I Love my Fro Hawk

I just love this style. It's got so much attitude and makes me feel really powerful. Yep, it's definitely my favourite.

May 26th 2009 - 'Fro Hawk to Pom Pom head

This was my second attempt to calm down the 'Fro Hawk for work. The comments were flying -all good... there were plenty of admirers. The best for me was that the bumps looked like little pom poms.

May 24-25th 2009 - Afro Hair and Beauty

All I can say is... Change the name.... PLEEEEAASSSSSSEEEEEE!!!! This is the second time I visited this black hair exhibition at Alexander Palace, Wood Green, London. Once again it was seriously lacking in actual Afro Hair. There was stall upon stall of hair to cover up, straighten up and hide Afro, but you could count the specifically Afro/lock stalls on one hand and still have fingers left over!!!!! After last year's disappointment, I had no intention of going in but thought I would check out a seminar on Natural Hair care. I watched as a woman long straight hair, not sure if it was weave but it was straight, talking to people about natural hair while she commended the demonstrating stylist on stage with her, as he pressed a young ladies hair. As the steam rose from her virgin locks and the speaker piped up "Look everyone, it's so straight you wouldn't even know it's natural" It was at that point I left the seminar. What a waste of my hard earned cash!

My sister Kezia and I stood outside promoting Real Afro Hair and Beauty. She had removed her twists to show off her Black Power Fro! She looked amazing, especially with her Naturally Sexy t-shirt and bump.

Me on day one with twisted top 'Fro Hawk hair.

Baby sis with bump, looking damn cool and strong!

Day Two - with twists-out.

Thanks to all my helpers and those of you who signed up to our mailing list on the day.

May 22nd 2009 - Freshly Hawked up

Finally I got it done properly, all thanks to the skills of my little sis Kiz. I washed and conditioned it with front twists still in, a few days before. Here are the finished results.

I kept it like this for work but as soon as the working day was done, I took out the front twists and did a twist out on all the left out free fro

May 18th 2009 - Zain's Birthday

My baby, baby, is getting bigger. 5 years ago I was like this, tired and fed up and eager to give birth to my second child...

On the 18th of May 2004 he came...
Today my baby turned 5. No longer a little one. Here he is in his birthday chair and with his birthday Spongebob cake...

And finally here's my Janelle Monae inspired twisted quiff/bump...

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