Sunday, January 6, 2013

Lions, Tigers, and Dreds - Oh My!!!!


I have braids!!!  Or perhaps....dreds!!!  But really, they're twists.  On a whim I decided to do my hair  last week.  I started around 7 pm and it took me about 5.5 hours to finish.  I used the Model Model braid "Marley" synthetic braiding hair and I used 7 (gasp!) packs of hair.  Yes folks - I did say seven!!!  It took so much because I myself have so much hair.  The braids do allthe way down to my butt and rather than burn the ends, I left them slightly raggedy.  I actually like that because it has a kind of earthy, organic look and feel to it.  I was initially going for Janet Jackson in "Poetic Justice" braids, or even 90's reggae rapper Patra - FAIL!!!!  As you can see, I ended up w/ newly-married-and-just-returned-from Africa-with-stepdaughter-in-tow-Denise Huxtable Kendall, which was my least favorite look that Lisa Bonet rocked on Cosby Show.  Little did I know.....


Btw: Don't let the "dreds" fool you - the RED EYES (in the above pic) are solely due to a lack of sleep and no makeup.

I'm on the fence with this hairstyle, I gotta be honest.  I wake up with a sore neck because it's hard to sleep with these thick, heavy "ropes".  I may keep them in another 1-2 weeks, and then I think I'll be visiting my girl HADNEY the Haitian Hair Artist Extraordinaire  ( for my annual blowout and trim.

* What do you think, ladies - is this style a DO or a DON'T?  Let me know.  I can take it.  :)


  1. Hi miss lady. Happy New year! Hope all is well. :)

    1. Hey chica! Thanks for stopping by my blog - please feel free to subscribe. ;) We must link-up sometime in this 757.

  2. Hola Chica! Hey I just subscribed! Sorry you were sick. Hope you're better now. BTW, your braids are cuter that Denise's.

  3. oh U're beautiful :D

  4. Awww...thank you chica! You're very kind. Side note: we share the same first name!!! Feel free to subscribe. :) I'm off to check out your blog.