As promised, here I am to share the before and after pictures.
And thank you once again to everyone who has given their condolonces for the loss of my mother.
(by the way, has anyone heard of Pantene's Beautiful Lengths?)
Here is the before(yes, that's my henna headed self giving him a kiss on the cheek ):
Here is a related photo...it is the last picture of my mother and I...that would be my boyfriend to the right. My mother had a very concerned look on her face but she was actually having a conversation with my good friend, who was taking the picture.