The Sweet Ride: The Wind in My Hair

Hi, my name is Miss Scooter and”¦

  • I am not of the Muslim faith.
  • I do eat pork.
  • I was born and raised in the United States.
  • I shower EVERY DAY”¦sometimes twice a day.
  • I do not rap.
  • I am not a rapper’s baby mama.
  • I do not smoke weed (or do any drugs for that matter).
  • I am a Christian woman.
  • I wash my hair on a regular basis.
  • My hair is not a weave.
  • There are no bugs in my hair.
  • No, my hair is not braids.
  • No, my hair is not a representation of my faith.
  • If I no longer wanted locs, I would have to cut my hair.

Yes, those are statements and/or questions that have been asked of me. Some of the time, they were meant to be hurtful; other times, it was asked because someone really didn’t know. The best example that I have of this is a lady at work asked me if I had someone else pass my drug test? Yes, as weird as that was, I had to inquire as to why she would ask that of me. She gave me the, “you know” look and said, “Don’t you smoke weed as a part of your lifestyle?” Yes, I couldn’t make this up if I tried.

My decision to grow locs is because I loved the style and felt I could express myself. Before I grew them, I spent many of nights crying and asking myself, “Will I be able to get a job? Will I be judged with this hairstyle? Will I be taken seriously in corporate America as a black woman with locs?” looking back on the questions I asked, I realize it was a battle that I was fighting with myself. In my personal opinion, my hair hasn’t held me back in any way. If I am judged by someone based on my hairstyle, then it is something that hasn’t been openly expressed.

I had to hunt down some old pictures for the blog, and I must say that my hair journey has been an interesting one! I started with really really really short hair. It took about a solid four months for me to not want to cut them off. Let me share my journey with you.


BM Brande and me. Disregard my horrible makeup application.


Summer limo ride—my hair was black but still short.


A sorority sister and me. A tab bit longer, but still short. They had a mind of their own and would stick up all the time!


Mama Scooter had locs too! I decided to color them, but they were still fairly short.


Sorry for the bare face, but you can see the color better in this picture.


My good friend Maura and I posing for a picture. My hair was finally long enough to style.


My dear friend Kara and me at dinner. My hair really grew in a short amount of time. This has been my favorite color and cut so far.


Engagement photo taken by the talented Rachel Wood Photography

As you can see my hair has gone through lots of stages”¦short and uncolored to long and styled. I have never looked at a non-loc hairstyle and thought that I couldn’t have that style. I have an amazing stylist that makes my hair look wonderful. I love my locs with lots of volume and curls. It is usually my go-to hairstyle. As I think about what I want my hair to look like on my big day, the only must-have is VOLUME! I have a big head and I don’t think that it is very flattering to have my hair close to my face.

I have been growing my hair for the wedding and, like many brides before me, I cannot wait to style it differently! In the last few days, I feel like I have been looking for styles for after the wedding more than my actual big day. What was a must-have for your wedding hairstyle?


Mrs. Scooter

Wedding Date:
September 2013
Great White
Terrific Trial
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    tiff-tiff-tiff 1157 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:10 pm

    I too am looking forward to your wedding hair style

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    cosmo_gmr 488 posts, Helper bee @ 12:20 pm

    I love your hair in your engagement pic!

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    Kings7911 1010 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:21 pm

    Wow your hair is awesome1

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    Trixxie_90 251 posts, Helper bee @ 12:21 pm

    Your engagement hair is AMAZING!

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    Kings7911 1010 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:22 pm

    Sorry, I hit enter before I finished my comment! I was going to say that your hair is awesome, I that I had no clue you could curl locs!! I guess it probably depends on how thick they are? I honestly can’t believe some of the comments you’ve received, just…wow. People are so ignorant sometimes!!

  6. msbicycle Member
    msbicycle 718 posts, Busy bee @ 12:26 pm

    I can’t believe people ask you questions like that, especially since it really never even stood out to me that you have them… They just seem so natural on you. I can’t wait to see how you style your hair for the wedding (and after)!

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    kit_kath 1327 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:48 pm

    I’d laugh at some of those things if they weren’t really asked, they just seem so silly. You’re hair looks great in photos, that color in particular is very flattering. Can’t wait to see how your wedding day ‘do turns out :)

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    blonde17jess 1290 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:49 pm

    I’m sorry, those questions were so absurd that I laughed out loud and then realized that people actually asked you that?!?! Mind boggling. People can really be so ignorant.

    I think your hair is gorgeous, and actually I didn’t realize that they were locs anyway. I agree with Miss Bicycle, I think your hairstyle really suits you! And how could anyone take a look at you and honestly think that you do drugs?! Wow…

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    sparklediva 52 posts, Worker bee @ 1:46 pm

    I love your locs! Unfortunately, I can relate to a lot of what you are saying in your post. My husband and I have decided to go to a fertility specialist after trying for baby number 2 for several years. We had to fill out a questionaire that covered everything from our medical history to lifestyle. We both said on our paperwork that we have never done any drugs of any kind, not then, not now but the Dr. kept repeating time and time again that smoking weed will make it difficult to conceive. We told her again that we do not smoke weed and again she kept bringing it up. Needless to say we decided not to get treatment at that particular center.

    I used to have waist length locs and cut them off after my daughter was born. I wish I hadn’t. Your gorgeous pics are inspiring me to grow them again.

  10. mswaterfall Member
    Mrs. Waterfall 1403 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:08 pm

    Wow, some people are so ignorant. You have beautiful locs!

  11. gondola Member
    gondola 1046 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:41 pm

    I love your locs curled. I didn’t know that could be done. It looks great!

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    ashleyr0512 407 posts, Helper bee @ 3:02 pm

    Girl You keep rocking those Locs! People can be really stupid. But you know what.. They look HOT on you! You look like a stylish, got your stuff together young lady! Keep it up! LOVE THEM!

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    soon2bmrspearson 11 posts, Newbee @ 5:58 pm

    You are beautiful and I love your locs. Unfortunately, I’ve been asked similar questions. I’m hispanic with a copper complexion. Once I was having breakfast at a local pancake shop and asked for utensils. The comment I got was, “I thought Mexican’s ate with their hands.” Getting help from boutique employees is extremely hard. I’m often ignored and when I’m not they speak to me slowly in spanish. So not only do I not speak english but what is supposedly the language I do speak, I’m slow in.

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    fridaythe13bride 291 posts, Helper bee @ 10:23 pm

    Literally saw your engagement picture and said “wow” out loud! It’s gorgeous! The color and perfect curls….how would anyone possibly say something to you negative??

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    msscooter 110 posts, Blushing bee @ 5:39 am

    @tiff-tiff-tiff: @cosmo_gmr: @Kings7911: @Trixxie_90: @Miss Bicycle: @Kit_Kath: @Mrs. Waterfall: @Miss Gondola: @ashleyr0512: @fridaythe13bride: Thank you all for the kind words and support.

  16. msscooter Member
    msscooter 110 posts, Blushing bee @ 5:41 am

    @sparklediva: That is crazy! I agree with you, I would not give my money to someone who already has preconceived notions of my lifestyle! And a huge CONGRATS to you on your family! Whether by natural conception, adoption or fertility assistance, you have your family! I am glad you stuck with it! GO GIRL!

  17. msscooter Member
    msscooter 110 posts, Blushing bee @ 5:43 am

    @soon2bmrspearson: That is just DOWNRIGHT RUDE! Who does that?!?! I am so sorry that you have to deal with that in today’s society! Continue to be awesome and amazing and prove them all that they are just IDIOTS!

  18. msscooter Member
    msscooter 110 posts, Blushing bee @ 5:46 am

    @Blonde17Jess: Thank you kindly ma’am! At this point, I can usually answer the questions before they are asked. So I work it in general conversation and people will respond with, “Oh yeah, I was wondering how you wash your hair”. That is the best one, I forgot to put that up there!

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    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:29 pm

    I LOVE the way your hair looks in your engagement picture, so I vote that you go with that style. :-)

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