Friday, June 06, 2008

Yummy411: Loc'd Hair Journey Continues, Thierry Baptiste

My hair is growing y'all. I'm getting more comfortable with it day by day, but I can't wait until I'm at a point that I feel confident in maintaining it myself.




(July 2007)


(May 2008)

Whenever I make a trip to New York, (Thanks Amina!) If I ever make it to Indianapolis I'm going to see Thierry Baptiste. I am intrigued and in love with him and his craft!

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19 comments:

nywele said...

oh my god! Your locks look fabulous!
I thought Thierry Baptiste lived in Indianapolis! 3 months ago when I was seriously thinking about locking, I was going to make an appointment with him for a consultation.

Even though I think I'll stick with the fro(I am still new to natural hair and i can't keep styles for more than a week), I still looove and admire locks. Maybe in the future...

Divine Blackness said...

Look how pretty those locs are!! Me and a certain other blogger are supposed to start our loc journey soon. I just want to wake up and have them at your length. Is that possible?

Dollfaced Rebel said...

Your Hair is beautiful!!!
It's such a rich brown I love it.

Felicity said...

Your hair is very lovely!

Samida said...

Fabulous! I've seriously thought about joining the loc movement, but can't make that move.

BTW, I'm swooning over that green blouse.

yummy411 said...

@ nywele: thank you so much! oops, thanks amina. he is and i changed the info. I was routing through different pages of ny locticians and grouped him in. yes as much as people think locs are so permanent, they have a lot of versatility as we can see from thierry!

@ divine blackness: lol i know right! it's worth the wait ;) (at least that's what i tell myself!) the process makes you appreciate them more.

@ dollfaced rebel: thank you!!

@ felicity: thank you!!

@ samida: you can do it! lol.. thank you! i got it in black and green, but now i think i want a white one and another color.. is that tacky to get them in all colors LOL!

Lakia said...

Oh my, look at how much growth you had in such a short period of time.

Trent said...

Ms. Yummy, replying to the your comment: I haven't used any drugstore products that I like, so you'll just have to spend the cash on Mr. Yummy. :) - p.s. your hair looks good.

ilurvemakeup said...

Girl what you talk??? I'd feel more comfortable in your hair than the bangs my stylist butchered for me last Wednesday!

microbrother said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!
love sistas w/ the natural look!

yummy411 said...

@ lakia: thank you!

@ trent: wow! drugstore products have no credibility with men's products?? say it ain't so? thank you.

@ ilurvemakeup: hey lady! oh no! butchered bangs?

@ microbrother: thank you! i'm glad you do... it's hard finding guys that do =(

(g)ezebel said...

girrrrrl, you would loook sooooooo sexy with a corrine bailey rae haircut. i'd do it if my freakin' hair wasn't so stupid!!!

Connie said...

your hair locks rocks out loud. *attempting to sound cool*.
I wonder though, is it hard to maintain? especially washing and stuff. cuz I've had a slight urge to do cornrows (I think that's what it's called) but I don't think it'll look good on me. especially being asian. I'd sooo look like a hip hopper wannabe. lol

Nerd Girl said...

Your hair looks great! You've had a good amount of growth in a pretty short period of time. I know what you mean about self-maintenance . . . I'm not there yet either.

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

Your locks are GORGEOUS!!! :-)

yummy411 said...

@ nywele (again) so why are we looking for plane tix to make a trip out of getting out hair done in indianapolis with thierry LOL!

@ (g): corrine bailey rae? i need to see a pic of her. i thought she last had a curly fro or something...

@ connie: thanks! no it's not hard to maintain at all! you are supposed to see a loctician every 2-3 weeks, but for me that's not the case. i don't have the daily worry of what will i do to my hair to straighten it etc. but i do get irritated when i can't get an appointmnet at those designated times =( here is a website that will give you more info on locs! i hope you find it useful. people locking their hair can wash them as often as they'd like unless they are just starting out. a dry shampoo is needed for hair that hasn't locked yet. cornrows are a more temporary style than locs and need to be redone or restyled a when your hair calls for it. you don't maintain locs and cornrows the same. i went to japan and saw many asians that had so many styles similar to those of african americans.. i was shocked!!! and speechless!

@ nerd girl: thank you! i'm super interested in self maintanence though, but only as my hair matures and get a bit longer.

@ BGG: thanks honey!!

Afrodite said...

Your hair has grown so much in under a year. I'm with Nywele, I can't keep styles for too long so I'm not ready to loc just yet.

nywele said...

aaw! Please let me know when you come to Indy and I'd drive up there...
I've been having my lock moment and the urge is so strong!! I think maybe the best solution is to go ahead and then we'll see! Your hair has grown soooo much!!
what products does your loctician use?

Derika said...

wow, you hair looks great. i wish i had the pictures from when i first cut my perm off and i was rockin the fro. it really is a beautiful thing. i've been growing my locs for 9 months now and i love them.