**DISCLAIMER: I’m very tired and wired on caffeine and blabbin’ on and on because I’m clearly in denial about the amount of studying I have to do** 🙂
So, my consultant and I have just had some major scheduling issues, and it’s not even her part. I had my installation early on in February-no problem. I came back 2 weeks later to be checked for slippage-no problem. At that point, we scheduled a 3 or 4 week appointment to retighten my roots-no problem. I come in and, probably because I’d been wearing hats and scarves so regularly, I didn’t have much new growth. She retightened all around my edges and we made plans for me to come back in a few more weeks for my first REAL retightening-herein lies the problem! She has a lot of clients, understandably, so I had to schedule 4/5 weeks out instead. 😦
I can’t be mad. I work 2 part-time jobs, have an internship and I am taking 4 graduate-level classes. If I would’ve been available, I could’ve been in her chair 2 weeks later, but you gotta hustle while you can. Anyway, I mention all this to say…I LOST MY FIRST LOCS!!!! *insert extra sad face here* Exhibit 2.
Of course I have pics. Exhibit 3.
They were both in the back “kitchen”area. One was a loc that felt that it had been combined when she retightened them. The other was probably my fault. I can’t keep my hands out my head. Nervous habit I guess.
(Background: I have a horrible habit of playing in my hair while I read, watch tv, concentrate on anything. Some folks twirl their hair or chew gum, I find the root/base of the twist with two fingers, stretch the twist all the way out, and stick my middle finger through the base. I know, it’s CRAZY! But I’ve been doing it as long as I can remember with my two-strands and braids before. See Exhibit 4. End background)
So, with me constantly stretching my root and shoving my finger through *ugh*, I think that I caused the base of the SLs, in some cases, to slip/gravitate down. Well this one lil’ ol’ sad SL in the kitched slipped a little further, and with me keepin my fingers in my head, one day the little lump just slipped right on down in my fingers. Exhibit 5.
The other one was the combined one. I kept playing with it too. I’ve clearly got to find SOMETHING to do with my hands. Maybe I should start playing my Viola again. Hmmm… 6.
FYI-It’s finals time and I’m full of expresso and caffeine.
My blogs won’t be this colorful in the future…I promise!