This past Friday, June 25, 2010, my father-in-law passed away. He went home to be with Jesus. And though I am saddened and I often find myself crying at the very thought of him, I rejoice in the fact that he is in heaven, praising God and that he is without sin.
I think of the children that my husband and I will one day have (Lord willing). We pray that we will be able to honor their grandfather with the memories we have of him.
As I sat during my father-in-law's funeral, I was overwhelmed by how many people God used him to influence. I was so touched by how many people loved him and us-his family. I was speechless when a parking lot could not hold all of the cars and the sanctuary could not hold all of the people that had come to mourn, yet celebrate his homecoming.
What does any of this have to do with hair? I suppose nothing really. But it reminded me just how short life is. This past weekend, I was reminded of what a beautiful person my father-in-law was on the inside. None of the external things we place so much importance on mattered as we remembered the man he was, not how he looked. And that is how God judges us: by what's on the inside, not the outside.
It's not wrong to want to be beautiful. We SHOULD take care of our bodies! We SHOULD be healthy and exercise and look our best! But it's the inside of our hearts that we should be most focused on! The most beautiful people to me are my husband, my mother and father, my family and friends because of their inner beauty. They are beautiful because of how they live and how they serve and encourage and love others.
We'll miss you Dad!
Friday, April 16, 2010
Need a quick hairstyle?! Well, here you go!
STEP 1:Wash hair with JUST FOR ME Kids Conditioner and Shampoo!
Cost: $6.00 (with tax). If you buy both $12.00
STEP 2:Let hair air dry. NO HEAT PLEASE!STEP 3: Moisturize scalp!
STEP 4: Part hair in 2 sections, straight down the middle!
STEP 5: Using pretty, adorable hair holders, put hair in 2 AFRO PUFFs (or buns).
STEP 6: We left some hair out in the back to make a 3rd AFRO PUFF!
So, Thanks to my mom (for letting me use my computer)
I've been out of commission since my computer died!
BEFORE-MY LITTLE TINY AFRO!
Here are a few picture updates! See you soon!
More to come on a Blow Out!
Friday, February 19, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Here's a quick style I have done on my nieces!
This is my first attempt on my own head, which you'll be able to tell with my crooked parts.
I don't braid my own hair because it's far too frustrating.
First, I divide the hair into 3 parts.
I will have braids come up the sides, meeting at the middle where I live some hair out
(hair that is to be twiseted later).
Each side of my head has 9, unfortunately, crooked braids.
Right Side! Left Side!
Once I am done, I'll have a bunch of hair collected in the middle.
Here ae some better shots.
This is my BIG o' forehead and my MINI afro!
This is the product I will be using: Olive Styling Gel by IC.
Cost: $4.00-$5.00 (with taxes)
I begin by taking a fair share (1 tablespoon) of gel in my hand.
I pick up my hair, based on how big and thick I want my twists to be.
I put my tablespoon of gel on my selected hair. And I begin to twist the 2 halves together, into one!I'm not balding. First day (until the twist out) there will be spots in your hair, unless you comb it out (at the root, as not to undo all of the curl).
Big O' Forehead again! Can't seem to cover it up.
Day II-Twist out
(I unravel each of the 2 strand twists)
Side Shot of Twist Out!
Notice I can continue to split twists apart to get even smaller, fuller curls.
Front Shot of Twists Out!!!!!!!