Sunday, August 1, 2010

New Job Curls

*I named this post just for Nessa. ;)

So, I got a new job (a job I wanted) which is truly a blessing in today's economy.  Thank you JESUS!!  (It's a science teacher position in a local school disrict.  I start on August 4th).
Anyway, I was stressing about my hair because I had to go fill out paper work and take my ID picture for my new job last Monday (7/19 actually).  My hair needed to be washed (and a retwist wouldn't hurt) but I was being so lazy.  I still had curls left so this is how my ID pic turned out:

The picture doesn't look bad but my scalp was nasty.  So I ended up washing my hair Monday evening (7/19) even though I didn't feel like it.  And I didn't really know what I planned to do with it.  On one hand, I wanted curls but didn't really feel like rolling it.  On the other hand, I wanted to retwist it but I didn't feel like doing that either. Doing both would have taken TOO long.  So I just washed and conditioned then braided it into 8 big braids for a lazy braidout.

My hair was nice and soft and shiny but I didn't like the braidout. (Sorry no pics of the results).  It was too hot to have my hair down but I didn't want to do a ponytail either (I know.  I'm crazy).  So I went ahead and rolled my hair Tuesday night.  I left the pipe cleaners in all day Wednesday and finally took them out Thursday morning in time for new employee orientation.  That's how I got New Job Curls.

I put 2 locs on each pipe cleaner.  And a word of advice:  Don't roll your hair too tight or it will be hard to remove the pipe cleaners.  I was almost late trying to get the things out of my head!!  I've never had that issue before but I know I rolled it really tight.  But as you can tell (if you've been keeping  up with me), I REALLY love this style.  This is how I've worn my hair all summer.  It has kept me cool and it has also kept me from putting my hair in a ponytail. ;)  I gotta come up with something new for the fall/winter.

This post was drafted 2 weeks ago when all of this occured but my pics were on my phone. My phone got  temporarily destroyed when it was accidently dropped in water.  Anyway, no pics=no post.  So this is what my curls look like  now, almost 2 weeks later.

The heat and humidity have caused the curls to fall a LOT. The curls are usually not this loose 2 weeks later.  Oh well.

Til next time, thanks for reading.


  1. Nice pics. Yay about the job!!

  2. Looks great! Congratulations on the job! I'm a teacher as well and can't believe the summer is coming to an end!

  3. Thanks ladies!
    @iRocklocs: The summer did go by too fast.

  4. Yay congrats!! Thanks for the shout out, the curls look so pretty!