Sunday, June 13, 2010

PLEASE watch, act and share!

(Please pause the music player first- in the bar to your right)

This story broke my heart and enraged me simultaneously! Please don't sit idly by and do nothing. This family needs support, show your love. And if you know a great legal mind, please be certain to share this with him or her, as well as everyone else that you come in contact with. They need all the support they can get.

Be blessed...and be a blessing!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Oh how I love my fuzzy hair today!!

Sitting here at work and decided to play with Photo Booth... look what happened!

Yes, it's frizzy and yes it's bushy today, but I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!! I decided to experiment a bit this morning and put two flat twists in the front. It's kinda cute...but my flat twisting skills are weak. hahaha Hey it's Friday, who cares? LOL I love how the light from my office window shines through sorta looks like a lion's mane. Me likey!

Here are a few more, the quality isn't so great but I was just playing around anyway. I'll post "real" hair pics next week...shrinkage is a mug, but it's all good!

And yes, I know I need to get my brows done. *ashamed* Hmm, maybe I'll smooth my edges next time (Dang, I'm all on the internet looking a hot mess lol) . I don't know...I kinda like it this way. I just spritzed the front of my hair with water and twisted it without much thought.

Photobucket Toodles!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

My anniversary gifts...continued. :<)

You didn't think I'd celebrate my 1 year natural anniversary with just ONE gift, did you?? Smiley And I thought you knew me! LOL

I also ordered 5 seamless combs from Hercules Sagemann combs! And yes, I said five. ROTFL My BHM chicas dubbed me the "Noah" of natural hair because I used to buy two of everything. Well, I HAD to do it. One for me and one for my daughter. We need our "own" things. You can't really expect a girl to share such things...can you?? Smiley But I digress...

Ok, back to my story. I ordered five combs...but don't fret. This purchase is indicative of growth on my part. I bought five different combs, rather than duplicates. hahaha

I ordered the Magic Star Rake Set (pictured below)

The HS1975 Styling comb, Magic Mini Star, and HS6450 Tail Comb (pictured respectively).

I LOOOOVE these things! They comb through our hair like BUTTER, butter I tell you! There is a marked difference in the way they feel as I detangle with them. It's amazing. I never realized just how much those other combs (Jibere shower comb included) snagged and tugged at my hair until now. I will NEVER use a regular comb again, NEVER. Only seamless combs on our hair from here on out! always there's a backstory to be told. *sigh* I placed my order and was UBER excited. They arrived (partially Smiley) the week before my anniversary. I was quite pleased to see that they were shipped on the same day I ordered them - thumbs up for And then, they arrived a few days later...with one comb missing and another broken - my tail comb. *insert angry face*

I went to their website and wrote a strongly worded (though not profane - cause I'm changing y'all lol ) complaint. I was contacted shortly thereafter (following morning) via phone and message. I was at work and unknowingly missed my call from Tasha, the hotcombs representative. When I called back the next day, she apologized, said they'd send out the missing comb (Magic Mini Star) and a replacement for the broken tail comb. By the time she and I actually conversed I had calmed down and was able to express my disappointment in a nicer way. lol I shared with her that this was my one year natural anniversary gift to myself, which made the disappointment all that harder to bear. She congratulated me, I was credited with a discount on the broken comb and showered with more apologies.

I'll admit, at this point I was happy with their swift response, but disappointed that all they were offering me for my trouble was a credited discount on the broken comb. However, I took it and quietly decided to never shop with them again. UNTIL, I received a message from Tasha apologizing once again and offering me a 25% discount code on my next purchase as a means of celebrating/acknowledging my anniversary. I thought this was SO AWESOME! I was totally not expecting this and was thrilled. Now THAT'S what I'm talking 'bout! Smiley I like that kind of customer service!

Needless to say, I will definitely be purchasing from them again and I highly recommend them. While disappointing, mistakes do happen. But I must say, they attempted to contact me almost immediately and took significant steps (in my opinion) to ensure my satisfaction with their company and they succeeded. If you are in the market for seamless combs (and I strongly encourage you to be), comes HIGHLY recommended, as do the Hercules Sagemann combs.

Get your shop on ladies...your tresses will thank me!

Photobucket Toodles!