Well well, I guess I made it. Not a WHOLE lot of progress made but I can definitely see the difference 💯🙌🏾.
I’ve got the 720 forming but the change from beehive to swirl seems a bit more challenging than first assumed. I’ve never been a beast with my angles but trying to master the “hook” angle on both upper right and lower left side of my crown is a pain in the ass.
I’ll admit I was that guy that would see fellas rocking 540 or 720 waves and scoff like “this fool brushing his hair to the damn side” but now I see that that is a legit angle and a major key difference between having 360 waves and those of a higher degree.
There’s pros and cons for 720 but over all I am happy with the transition and after this two month wolf session and this awesome new barber(since the greatest barber stays in Philly SHOUTOUTS TO MARLEY THE BARBER!!) I can’t wait to see the gains.
My advice to novice wavers striving for the wet 720 with the flawless spiral… If it’s one thing I learned you can do during a 360 wolf and NOT a 720 wolf it’s DONT GO TO SLEEP WITH OUT RAGGING YOUR HAIR UP!!! Since I’m wolfing I’m not sure if I lost progress but my hair definitely looks a fucking mess. I’m assuming it’s because the forward up angle on my left side and the nearly complete horizontal angle on my back of my hair that sleeping on it naked is possible the worse thing you could do especially during a wolf (corse hair wavers*).
Another annoying con is finding a experienced barber , which was somewhat of a con with 360s as well. With a beehive 360 or even 360 with a swirl you find a bad haircut will kill process but normally just in your crown area. A bad haircut with 720s, especially with the swirl; can be completely devastation. Let’s not even talk about the barbers that try to comb against the grain before a cut.
Getting a crisp taper with 720s is also a challenge (so I’ve heard haven’t tried it yet) because of your brushing angles. Normally a barber would brush down into your side burn then fade up and down. Since your angles are usually up and left* (depending on which rotation you are doing) on one side and down and back on the other. It takes even a skilled barber extra time to give you a taper. But in my opinion a haircut under 45 minutes is trash.
Because of my work schedule and my addiction to video games and marijuana I haven’t been putting as much time and dedication to waves. I know I know I said I was going to do better. I think the only thing that is keeping me from losing complete progress is the awesome new products I’ve been using. **Check out my “Wavy Wednesday” episodes to find out what products I’m using now.
Well wavers…. I have to admit this is a challenge but I’m pretty sure y’all already knew this. 😂
Stay waves my friends! 🌊
Familiar with the law of attraction 🤔….
“I’ve become pretty good with the force. It’s about a 3-4 month turnaround.”
I have had a pretty adventurous 2018 so far. Recapping the last month of 2017…. I lost my job, I was already struggling to make ends meet and trying to find balance in my life. But before I knew it my life started to change for the better.
In the month of January I started a new job. Still struggling to make ends meet but I was making it. I started conveniently working at the restaurant I lived above of. I had experience and paperwork to be hired at least $1.50 above minimum wage but nevertheless I was hired at a dishwasher at $10.00 an hr.
February was an easier month, with finding myself again gainfully employed and no longer stressing the worry of becoming evicted. I continued to bust my ass at work. Picking up all hours I could as the kitchen dishwasher. Even picked up shifts as the opening cleaner.
Things were continuously looking up as I did the awkward transition from February to March. My hard work did not go unnoticed and I began my training for being not only the night time closing chef but also a promotion to manager with a $2.00 raise.
Now in the first week in May rumors are going around that I am being looked at to replace the current assistant GM (lead chef/white hat in kitchen terms) whom is stepping down to spend more time with his kids. I’ve been giving more responsibility, unsupervised shifts, hiring and firing privileges, recipe creation etc. So it looks like a little over half a year and I’ve moved up from second to last on the totem pole to second to first.
Guess hard work does pay off 🙌🏾💯
As you can probably guess from the picture it definitely involves sum kind of bug. A beetle to be precise.
“So many of my critters eat the worms this just made more sense”
Alot of my critters eat mealworms either as a regular diet, a snack or treat. The life cycle of most blackling bettles is only a few weeks; from egg to beetle. Most don’t last past 4-6 months due to competition in food, space and cannibalism, which can be helpful in keeping the numbers controllable yet steady.
Feeder insects like mealworms, super meal worms, horned worms, crickets etc are usually relatively cheap considering you are paying for bugs but also bugs that are foods for expensive exotic critters.
But you know what’s even cheaper? Not paying anything for them, unless you count a little extra time to separate the life cycles every few weeks payment.
There is a bunch of different DIY ways to make a successful mealworm farm.
Personally with mealworms you kind of can’t go wrong so do some research and find works best for you, your feeder insects and most importantly your critters. Gut loaded and healthy feeders led to healthy happy critters.
I prefer mealworm or Dubai roach farms a lot of pros and cons but for now my mind in made up. Horned worms would probably be plan B.