Saturday, November 28, 2009

An after Thanksgiving update

It's been about four months since I updated. Well, today I am dropping in to give a quick update. Thanksgiving was good. I cooked a little, just some sides. How was your day of Thanksgiving? Anyone else out there still full on ham, turkey, dressing, and sweet potato pie? I know I am. I love some ham. What I am silently dreading is that our break from teaching ends tomorrow, and we return back to school Monday. I am so counting down to Christmas Break (3 weeks). It is still so surprising that the end of the year is almsot here. It seems like it was just July when I last updated.

My hair is growing quite nicely. It actually has loosened a little. The kinkiness keeps it close to my scalp, but after the last retightening about a week ago something different happened. I am now at month 8 so i can wash my sisterlocks without banding them. The second thing is they look five times loner than when I went in to get them tightened. i attribute this to the kinkiness and curl in my hair loosening. It's beautiful. Well you will see in the comparison pictures what I am talking about.

Day 1 and day 247 makes a world of difference.

ta ta

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year if I don't return before then.

Love. peace. laughter.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Happy Independence Weekend!

On Wednesday I went to see Beyonce's Tour in Atl. I had a great time. I got a chance to ride the subway for the first time as well. The weather was beautiful in Georgia and it was a great way to bring in the new month. July reminds me that the time is ticking and soon it will be time for school to start back. I think the concert marked the last hoorah before I get back to work.
Beyonce put on a GREAT performance. The Phillips Arena was packed. We also saw Tyler Perry in the auduence and the sassy and loud actress from Why Did I Get Married? Good times!
I am still playing with new styles and new ways of doing old styles. I did a twist on my mohawk style for the concert. I got tons of compliments. I am still surprised that so many people know nothing about sisterlocks. On the first two pictures I am two weeks away from my retightening. Still looking good.
When I was at the library today there was a lady who asked me about my sisterlocks, and she complimented me saying that they locked helathy and really good. People also ask so how did you get the curls... did you use rods? No rods, I just washed it and let it air dry and wahla my hair naturally curls like that. I am still amazed atthe texture of my hair and how pretty it is. When I was hooked on chemicals I would have never thought that my hair could be this pretty without it. I know better now though. Good hair is any hair that is healthy. Ladie and gents we all have good hair because we have healthy hair.

In other news, Happy belated Independence Day! What did you all do? I spent the day with family. we barbequed, and they swimmed. Sadly, no swimming for my new locks. I can't wait til they mature so that I can get back to swimming. Have any of you gone swimming with your new locks or how long did you wait? My loctician forbade it, so I figured I would listen. Last night I went downtown for the fireworks show. It was my first time going in my own city.
Side twist.. asymetrical style I tried a couple of weeks ago. I wish I had taken the pictures with my camera.. but I used my phone. Anyone have input on Tmobile's Memoir?

Have a great week! Time to turn in. I have a long week of graduate school class ahead of me.
Peace love and keep it locked!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Sisterlock'd Mohawk

Styles for shorter length Sisterlocks.

Style #1 Sisterlock'd Mohawk

This style was achieved by sectioning the hair across the head horizontally. I started in the front and I sectioned a smaller amount than the other sections. I flat twisted it to the right (my preference). I flat twist up both sides of the first section and the loose locks were positioned more to the right. The second section was gathered in the top middle and secured with a rubber band. All of the consecutive sections were gathered in the middle and secured with a rubber band. The style was pretty simple.

To Lock or Not to Lock... that is the question

I had been debating about sisterlocks since I first heard about them over a year ago. I was like no... I can't do locks. That is too permanenet... what If I want my real hair back, as if locked hair is not real. Then I started to really consider it. The more I looked at pictures the more determined I became in starting the sisterlock journey. Then there was the question of where do I go to find someone that is reliable. After checking the SL site I recovered three numbers. But which one to choose? I guess I could have tried price checking. I assumed it would all be the same.. and once I set my mind the price wasn't much of an issue. So I decided I'd select the loctian with a slaon. I finally dialed the number and just the one step set me well on my way to lockdom. I quickly scheduled the initial consultation, and once I was told the specifics I set up my starter lock date and then the actual installation date. Iwas on pins and needles in anticipation for my installation date.

The day finally arrived on March 23, 2009. I sat for fourteen hours and my locks were birthed. I have been enjoying them every since. I hope to post as many hair styles for my length as possible. I see a shortage of styles online for short sisterlocked hair. I know you don't have to wait for it to be down your back to start styling them.

As of today my locks are 2 months and 9 days old. I got my first all over retightening on May 30, 2009. I am so thrilled about this new natural journey. My goal is to have healthy locks that flow down my back. Yes, long and lovely.
The night before installation. It's also a good view of the nine starter locks that i kept for about 3 weeks.

A Texture View of my locks on installation day

A view of how small and neat the parts are organized.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Hair Info

Installation date: March 23, 2009

Installation Time: 14 hours

Lock Size: mini to small

Lock Count: 505

Initial hair length: 8 inches?

Hair Color: Dark brown and black

Hair texture: tight coils, wavy, nappy/ kinky

Chemical free: Since May 2007

All Natural: December 2007

Re-tighten: Every 8 weeks

1st Re-tighten: May 30, 2009

Hair Videos: Natural Journey

Hair Album: Fotki Acct.