Thursday, May 27, 2010

Perm Free 3 years

It's late in the night/ or early in the morning and it's late that I'm posting this. May 20th, 2010 marked three years since I last had a perm. It still amzes me, I'm content and don't miss it, but I wonder what took me so long. Glad to be nappy and glad to be locked. Happy Perm-free Versary to me!

I have a couple of dates of recognition on this hair journey.
May, 20, 2007 last perm Perm-free aversary
Dec. 22, 2007 BigChop Nappiversary
March 23, 2009 Sisterlocks installed lockaversary

Monday, March 29, 2010

This week is my spring break, so I have some free time. I should definitely update a little more. Today I got a pedicure with my mom. Girly day.. .it was needed. My toe nails are blue now. Can't wait to start my sandal game. I searched three stores trying to get Monica's album this weekend. No luck. Today though, I jsut bought an iTunes card and I justed downloaded the album. So far it's great (only heard the first song. .. lol!). I have been hearing a lot of great reviews about this album. Monica has been one of my favorites since I was in elementary. I'm thinking about getting Usher's cd too. I always like his albums. Music is jsut so thought provoking. It can help you get over a situation, move you into a situation, or keep you in a situation.

I'm thinking about washing my hair tomorrow and doing some bantu knots. If I do I may post pictures. I like the curl, but I kind of want to try straight locks for a day. Mine curl even if I don't do anything to them. Enjoy the video of pictures. I posted this on facebook about three months ago. I am going to make an updated video to celebrate my lockaversary. Those of you who were natural before your locks, do you celebrate or recognize your nappiversary and lockaverary? My nappiversary is Dec.22 is the day I cut my permed ends. My lockaversary is March 23, the day my locks were installed. I do believe I am being rather technical.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

It is official! I have been sisterlocked for one year. March the 23rd was my one year lockaversary. I am ready for my retightening, I think my loctician decided to stretch my time span, because I have alot of new growth. I want to learn how to tighten myself, but I know that will be a task, working on my own head.

I notice that I have gained a lot of growth within the past few months. When I look from October to now... those few months make a big difference. I still have shringage, but where my hair shrinks to looks much longer than what it use to shrink to. Any tips/ advice on how to stretch locks... and avoid shrinkage after washing?

This summer I desperately (even now) want to go swimming. Any of you swim with sisterlocks in your first year? I wonder how long I have to wait. That's another question I want to ask my loctician. I want to color my hair too. have never done any real color, besides a rinse which could barely be seen and that was when I had a perm. I wonder how long do I have to wait before can color? That's question number two to ask my loctician. I don't know what color, and I just want some of the hair colored to begin with. I'm trying more styles when I go out. i'm just so excited, because the longer it gets the more styles that I can try.

Happy to be nappy! Enjoy the pictures!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Sisterlocks Day 332

Birthday hair 12/17/09

Greetings sistahs and brothas out there in cyberspace! ! have been horrible at updating this blog, but life happens away from the computer. I am always motivated and inspired when I see pictures of other sistahs who are really rocking their natural doo.. be it locks or loose hair. It's all so beautiful to me. So I must drop in to share as well, and hopefully inspire others the way I have been inspired timeless amount of times. God Bless all!

Christmas updo 12/25/09: Lochawk

I have had my sisterlocks for 332 days. They have really been growing. I am at a stage that feels kind of awkward.. I feel that they need to be a little longer to achieve the styles that I would like to try. I will miss this stage when they get longer, but I long for longer. My hair grows in layers too! You will see in the pictures. I want it to be all the same length. Ha! I am just letting it do its thing so it will catch up with the other locks one day. I got my hair retightened on Wednesday 2/17/10 (Month 11). On another note, does anyone have hair that grows in between their sisterlock parts? My loctician says that it was normal, but oddly enough I still find it strange.

Gala style 1/15/10

This journey has been exciting and interesting to say the least. I get some random and funny comments and compliments from people on a weekly basis. The recent buzz from at least five individuals has been, "I love your hair!" Then they whisper, "Is it all yours?" or "Is it real?" "Can I touch it". "It's so soft and so curly... how do you get it to do that? "How much does it cost?" They are so curious and will just about ask any question. I don't mind answering though because I was once curious, but I wasn't bold enough to question others I didn't know. I even got male attention the other day... I wish I could remember what he said. It was smooth though and it made me blush. There truly is no bad hair day. Even when it's time for a retigthtening I still get compliments.

Lock goals:
Wash more
Try more styles
Sleep bonnet free on satin pillow case
Avoid rough styles that pull too much

2/2010 Month 11 retightening

Notice the layers?

Love, life, and locks