Thursday, 31 May 2012

Protective Styling for Bald Heads #12

And since I fell in love with that Drew wig (although I could really have done with it being much shorter and more manageable) I ordered another one direct from elevatestyles.com in the US.

This is the curly wig I choose whenever I have to go out to represent #naturalhair or Sisterlocks at events etc.
It is basically the wig I feel most at home in, because it reminds me a bit of my own hair :)

(remember - just laugh at my silly faces and feel happy)

Anyway - here are pictures of me in the Drew wig.





Cost: £70 (including shipping, tax etc)

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Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Protective Styling for Bald Heads #11

This was a short straight wig I had made for me for my wedding anniversary.
It's a Bump weave on a stocking net cap, which makes it a full cap weave which I can take on and off as required (like a wig). You can tell from the pictures that I have a lot of fun with this wig...










Cost: £45
Frequency of Wear: Regular. One of my staples
Durability: 6 months so far - but I don't think it'll withstand washing as well as traditional wigs
Overall Value: Good.

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Monday, 28 May 2012

Protective Styling for Bald Heads #10

So I've shown you 11 or 12 of my wigs so far...
In between wearing these wigs, I would either wrap my head or go bald -particularly at home.

I was never fully comfortable in the straight wigs and constantly yearned for a wig that would closely resemble my natural loose hair or my locked hair. Come on now - any afro kinky wig that didn't look like I was going to a 70's party would do!

In September, I watched a youTube video by Bridezilla Martina (I think) and I thought to myself - lemme try that. So I searched online and found one on gumtree lol.

This was my first Beshe Drew wig (color 2)
Is there any point me apologising for the silly face again? I think not. 

Cost: £35.99
Frequency of Wear: Special occasions only
Durability: Not as fluffy and light as when I first got it but it's holding its own 
Overall Value: Good.

WELCOME TO THE TAPESTRY OF ME....
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My life, the lessons learned in and through love and loves ones; and my hair affairs.
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Friday, 25 May 2012

Protective Styling for Bald Heads #9

This was actually one of my husband's favourites. I hated it. This is me on my way back from an appointment in May. I suffer from hayfever - see how swollen my eyes are? Sheesh. In 2012 I must remember never to take these types of photos again #sunglasses !!

Cost: £14.99
Frequency of Wear: Rare
Durability: Over 12 months with occassional usage. 
Overall Value: Good.


WELCOME TO THE TAPESTRY OF ME....
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My life, the lessons learned in and through love and loves ones; and my hair affairs.
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Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Protective Styling for Bald Heads #8

Since my colleagues at work (at the bank) had only known me with Sisterlocks, I wasn't yet comfortable walking in with my bald head. I was already the only Black British female on the floor (of several hundred) and really didn't feel like standing out any more than was absolutely necessary.

So for work I would wear one of the following straight wigs by Sleek.




Looking back I find it both amusing and amazing at the way in which a change in hairstyle can make you look like a completely different person.

These were all full wigs. No lace. All cost the same.

Cost: £19.99
Frequency of Wear: Frequent (Daily!)
Durability: Over 12 months with occassional usage. 
Overall Value: Excellent.


Protective Styling for Bald Heads #1
Protective Styling for Bald Heads #2
Protective Styling for Bald Heads #3
Protective Styling for Bald Heads #4
Protective Styling for Bald Head #5
Protective Styling for Bald Heads #6

WELCOME TO THE TAPESTRY OF ME....
These are my words and this is my journey, from 'there to hair'!
My life, the lessons learned in and through love and loves ones; and my hair affairs.
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Monday, 21 May 2012

Protective Styling for Bald Heads #7

Having had my first taste of a curly wig - I decided to experiment with another.

This one (pictured below) was a lace front and I hated.













This is the only photo I have of it because it is the only time I wore it.
And I debated for hours whether I should post this pic because I look proper busted in it... but I did promise to share the good, the bad and the ugly sides of hairloss so I might as well hold my breath and go for it.




Catch up on 1-6 below:

Protective Styling for Bald Heads #1
Protective Styling for Bald Heads #2
Protective Styling for Bald Heads #3
Protective Styling for Bald Heads #4
Protective Styling for Bald Head #5
Protective Styling for Bald Heads #6


Cost: £cant remember because I ditched it so quickly
Frequency of Wear: rare
Durability: n/a
Overall Value: n/a.


WELCOME TO THE TAPESTRY OF ME....
These are my words and this is my journey, from 'there to hair'!
My life, the lessons learned in and through love and loves ones; and my hair affairs.
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Twitter: @avocadholistic
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Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Protective Styling for Bald Heads #6

I know it has been a while but I've had a couple of installations, workshops and travelling to do which meant that blogging was interrupted. I have as always been keeping up on your blogs and I have also been lucky eneough to meet some of you readers: how cool is that? Speaking of which - I had wondered whether there was any point in continuing this blog now that so many have moved on to YouTube - what do you guys think?

Here I am with my tongue-in-cheek 'protective styling for bald heads'. We're on to wig number 6 which is a full cap wig.

Catch up on 1-5 below:

Protective Styling for Bald Heads #1
Protective Styling for Bald Heads #2
Protective Styling for Bald Heads #3
Protective Styling for Bald Heads #4
Protective Styling for Bald Head #5




And yes, I have a problem with pulling silly faces when it comes to taking photos of myself... just laugh at me and be happy :)

Cost: £19.99
Frequency of Wear: Moderate. (Hubby called me a poodle)
Durability: Over 12 months with occassional usage. 
Overall Value: Good.




WELCOME TO THE TAPESTRY OF ME....
These are my words and this is my journey, from 'there to hair'!
My life, the lessons learned in and through love and loves ones; and my hair affairs.
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Twitter: @avocadholistic
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Monday, 14 May 2012

Natural Sisters - Back in the Day

My sister shared this a while ago and it made me smile. Although I am not in the photo it does give an idea of how my family felt about natural hair back in the 80's.




My mum is in the middle :)

WELCOME TO THE TAPESTRY OF ME....
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My life, the lessons learned in and through love and loves ones; and my hair affairs.
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Sunday, 13 May 2012

Naturally United


If you're in West London today do pop in and see me at the Naturally United event where I will presenting on complimentary therapies and holistic hair care.

Address: St Mary Abbots Centre, Vicarage Gate, London, W8 4HN


For more details: http://naturallyunited.co.uk/


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