Sunday, March 28, 2010
Here are just some recent photos with an updo. Unfortunately, my curls are not staying like they used to, so my bang looks SHOT. It seems like my locks are going through a phase where I have to use some mousse or spray before putting rollers in. Another change in the journey.
Monday, March 22, 2010
I have had my SL's for almost 13 months and I originally started with probably about 2 inches of processed hair. My hair was processed with somewhat of a texturizer chemical (Miss Jessies). After 13 months I have quite a few areas of my head that has locked. However, depending on what shampoo I use, when my locks start to air dry the ends look curly (like how they looked prior to locking). I have not cut any ends off the locks that have locked, so my question is, do I need to cut the processed area off in order for the remaining locks to lock? Or will the processed ends fall off on there own?
Thursday, March 18, 2010
It feels like over the past 2 weeks or so, my locks have stretched its like the year marker was approaching and my locks, LOCKED!! Its really weird but I will definitely take it. It seems odd to that over this past week I have gotten a lot more compliments then I have over the past few months, maybe the color has me walking with a bit more swagger, who knows! But whatever it is feels good.
The things I have learned about my locks is that I should keep it simple. Stop with all the product experimentation because at the end of the day a spray bottle with tap water is enough to refresh it all. If that fails stick with the sisterlock products. For me when I use them my locks seem to come alive again with bounce and moisture. Also a satin cap and a satin pillowcase go a long way. I have not had to battle with lint as I hear this can be a pain; satin against satin feels nice going across my locks as well.
All in all, I am glad I made the decision to lock, not only to lock but to lock with SISTERLOCKS! I love my sisterlocks and I'm looking forward to the changes they will go through in the next year.
My plans for this year is to do more updo styling and also down styling but with more accessories, pins, flowers and curls. Stay tuned :-)
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
UPDATE Here is a picture of the back!
I have been wearing my locks in a ponytail with a bang. But to achieve the ponytail I split my head and two and put that in ponytails and then pulled it all together in one. Then I put a roller in the bang for a curl. This morning, I think I must have been dreaming about how I could wear my hair and I woke up with a bright idea. Why not put a french braid going up into a ponytail!! I thought to myself, yes, that will work, because it would alleviate the tension I was causing with the 3 ponytails. So I did it, I didn't have to use pins or anything!!! I slept with the jherri curl rods in my bang and it came out BANGING!!!!
I received so many compliments from the ladies at work on it, so this is definitely a keeper. I tried to take pictures but it was actually so sunny out that the flash made the pictures dark. So I will post pics once I do it again. Since Thursday is my actual official loc-a-versary I will be taking tons of pics!!!
Monday, March 15, 2010
For me, I was natural under braids but as far as a loose natural, hmm. Maybe 2 months. I was not pleased with the daily maintenance and I just didn't know what products worked and for that reason, I tried them all that were mentioned on blogs. While being a loose natural the question always came up of what "Type" of hair I had. Ugh, nappy coils! However after research I figured I'm between a 4b and 4c. With my hair type my SL's took pretty good and I didn't experience much slippage and my hair seemed to lock in the average time of a year, although I still have some curly Q's probably because I tried coloring 2x at home. What's your hair type and do you think it help or hinders your progress?
Friday, March 12, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Then I found another consultant she too took 4 hours or more. So the timing was good, my travel time was 35 minutes, but I sat in a kitchen table chair listening to her daughter and my daughter playing and making all types of racket. NO FUN, and not relaxing, and not for 4 hours! Step 2. I love my baby, but after 4 hours of squealing, I'm done!!!
Now please don't get me wrong, I have/had no problem with paying for quality. Trust me, I paid for my SL's. The original trainee was good, but with all the extra's it took to get to her, not worth it. The second wasn't bad, but if I'm going to be in someone's home I can be in my own. Step 3, was more mentail because a part of me felt in the dark about sisterlocks and my own hair, which I had been in the dark with for so long between the weaves, braids, perms, cuts, color and all. I was always relying on someone to "hook it up" for me. I didn't know how to treat my hair and I was still relying on someone else to tell me how to care for it. Enough was enough, SL's is about freedom and self enlightment so I took control and become a DIY'er and I haven't looked back.
With all that said, for you DIY'ers out there what led you to the decision? Or for newbies are you looking towards becoming a DIY'er?