Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Trying Something New/Style

So what do you all think of this look I tried for a formal event? I was just messing around trying to experiment, so it's not perfect, but not too bad.

Love, peace, and no hair grease.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Missed Post 16 Months

Hello fellow lockers and lurkers. I must apologize for missing my 16 month post last month. Things have been crazzzzzzzyyyyy! LOL I will just say this. After the 26th of this month I'll have a wonderful update for you all. It will be a surprise so hold onto your seats folks. In regards to my Sisterlocks, I have a retightening appointment next Sunday. I normally don't schedule my appointments on Sunday but that's the only date I could get in regards to the announcement I'll post later on. Last month I retightened my own locs. I think every other month I'll continue to do so. It helps save money and increases my skill level.

Till later,

Love, peace, and no hair grease.

Monday, November 2, 2009

15 Months

Howdy loc'd brothers and sisters. Last week marked my 15 month locaversary. Yep, things are moving right along. I have noticed that my sisterlock loc's are maturing quite well. Now everything isn't quite perfect though. I have noticed a few locs around my front hairline that are a bit thin along a specific length of the loc. They don't look like they will break, but I do prefer my thicker locs over these few. Matter of fact I love my medium and large locs over the small. So has the years go by, I'll keep monitoring these few locs for a possible combo. For now though, it's all good. If anyone who's had their Sisterlocks for a while experienced a few thin locs, please share what you did or didn't do.

Love, peace, and no hair grease.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Month 14

Last weekend marked 14 months into my Sisterlock journey. I'm still clipping away a few permed ends. I find they are mostly towards the front top area. Otherwise I think about 95% or more has curly q's on the end. At my last retightening I asked Gregory Day if they would lock, and he stated they would. I'm excited to notice the change in my locks, they are getting thicker and feeling more like locks instead of that pattern feel through the length of the locks. I still lurk some of my favorite blogs to see others journey's as well and learn from them. I even try to do a little styling here and there after watching a few YouTube vid's. I'm not as talented as some of these wonderful lockers, but I try. My next retightening is later this month. By that time I will have approached month 15. Time is flying by. As each month passes during this journey, I'm also getting closer to earning my bachelor degree in Psychology. Therefore I'm on multiple journeys. I'm also getting more serious about my health and exercising more and eating less bad foods. I think all these things will help my overall self and I'm excited about it. Have a few more pics for you all. If you are researching locking, Sisterlocks is a wonderful method, but their are other methods too. I suggest doing your research, ask questions, lurk blogs and do all the mentioned again. This is a lifestyle change, not just a hairstyle, at least for me it is. I'm proud to be a woman of color and I embrace every thing about myself.

Love, peace, and no hair grease.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Month 13

I hit 13 months into my journey on the 26th of August. I had a retightening appt. Thursday, and my locs are coming right along. At this appt. I had my first grooming. If you don't know what a grooming is, it's where each loc is taken and the loose hairs sticking out are cut off. You can think of it as cleaning up the locs. One must be very careful to not cut INTO the body of the loc, otherwise the loc could weaken. Also more ends were cut off. I'm getting closer to being completely natural as we get rid of permed ends. I'm not totally ready to cut them all off, due to wanting to preserve some length. I have noticed that my locs are really trying to mature as the months pass by. Other than that, nothing else new except just enjoying the journey.

Love, peace, and no hair grease.

Sunday, August 9, 2009


Hello loc family! This month just on a whim, I sat up last Saturday night and started retightening the back half of my head with my Nappyloc tool. I didn't plan it but just did it. It felt good to to this since I scheduled my next retightening for September which would make two months since my last one. Then I kept working on my loc's through the week, until........... I dropped my tool down my sink. Now I knew better than to stand in front of my sink doing that. What in the world! LOL Oh well, I went ahead and ordered another. Should have it sometime this upcoming week. Also I realized after my Friday shampoo, that I need to order more Starter Shampoo. I know some ladies have mentioned that it didn't work for them for one reason or another, but I haven't had any problems.

What I have noticed about my Sisterlocks, is that it truly has loc'd over this past year. My middle child and I just measured a few of my locs and came up with 4 - 4 1/2 inches loc'd. So that's the growth in one year. Then I have approx. 3 inches to on some 4 inches of permed ends. My hair if pulled down hits my shoulder since my little chop July 3rd. So when I hit my 2nd year anniversary, I think I'll have about 8 inches loc'd. Oh gosh that will be so nice. Hopefully my then, after a final cut of all permed ends, then the ends will seal, and all the locs will hang straight. Due to having the different textures I don't freestyle. Anyone with permed ends freestyling? If so be sure to comment so I can check out your blog with pictures. My hair is so thick, I haven't even tried to see what it would look like. I continue to curl with Bantu Knot's, Caruso Steam Roller, or due Braidouts.

A final note. I'm considering having my middle daughter who just turned 9 last weekend, get Sisterlocks. Her natural hair hangs down her back when pulled straight. I've talked to her about it. She's quite tenderheaded and hair combing if not straightened out with a flat iron is a whole lot of drama. If anyone has loc'd their daughter's hair, let me now how it's gone. I have read a few people's blogs about their little girls journeys. All I can say is wonderful! Well that's it for now yal. I included a crazy picture I did with my Photo Booth program on my Macbook laptop. It was fun. See....Sisterlocks look good in all kinds of ways. LOL

Love, peace, and no hair grease.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

1 YEAR!!!!

Hey yal I just wanted to acknowledge that today marks my 1 year anniversary of being Sisterlock'd. It has been an awesome journey so far. I'm amazed to observe the transformation of my hair into beautiful locks. Also my mind set has changed on how I think and feel about myself. I love being a part of the Sisterlock family, and I so, so appreciate Dr. Cornwell for creating this type of locking process. I look forward to continuing my journey into year two. Gosh I think I'm looking great now, wow, what will I look like in the next couple of months? LOL

I also want to acknowledge Therza Yearwood who maintained my Sisterlocks for most of this period until her move back to Memphis. I want to thank Gregory Day for now keeping my Sisterlocks looking happy and healthy. Thank you to the Lock It Up group and the Sisterlock group on Facebook. Thank you to all the ladies who have been viewing my journey and encouraging me during the difficult period in January after the passing of my friend. Thank you all, and let's keep locking!!!!

Love, peace and no hair grease

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Pictures from the meetup

I promised pictures and here they are. We had ladies with Sisterlocks, Traditional locks, Twists, locks started by two strand twists, and one with an Afro puff. We also had two permies which was my mom and oldest daughter. Oh and one of the attendees brought her pretty daughter as well. We all shared about our journeys and discussed other things on our minds about our natural hair experiences. I also gave out bags with gifts donated by some great vendors. We appreciate all the vendors that were represented. I'll list them below. We plan to gather together again August 29th to view a film called "400 Years Without A Comb". We'll also talk about our products and share any natural product recipes with one another. It will be potluck style. Yal, those who know me, know I don't cook. (LOL) I'll have to hit my mom up to make something for me.

Vendor List:
African Visions - Unique African Decor/Natural Hair & Skin Care (Texas) www.youbuttabelieveit.com 512-821-1824
Ododo Originals - Beaded Flower Accessories/ododooriginals.etsy.com
Tomoka's Twists - Fashion Accessories/www.tomokatwists.com
Lock Scrunchie - The Classy Trend of Hair Accessories/www.lockscrunchie.com

Ladies, let's support our black business owners by purchasing their products. We must uplift them, and in return, we will look fabulous!

Love, peace, and no hair grease.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Sisterlock/Natural Hair Gathering

Ok, just a quick note. We had the gathering today in Austin, TX. We had a great turnout. Will post pictures tomorrow. For those who couldn't make it, we are planning our next gathering for August 29th of one of the attendees. It will be a potluck style and we're planning some fun things to do. Update tomorrow.

Love, peace and no hair grease.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

A Little Styling

Hi everyone!

Well I tried something a little different. I'm enjoying my shorter look, and liking how sassy it looks. So after washing my hair last night I decided to make a slight change with my braidout style. I still braided my hair into bundles, then took my Lock Loops and wrapped them going up for a flip type of look. When I got up this morning I took them down, but my hair was still a bit wet and the ends looked a hot mess. So I took my Caruso Steam Rollers out and rolled my hair up. Turned out really full.

On another note, the Austin Sisterlock/Natural Hair Gathering is this coming Saturday, July 18th at 12pm. I hope to see a nice group of ladies (see info in previous post). I met Naijean today whom has been helping me with organizing this event. She has the most beautiful set of long Sisterlocks. She has been maintaining them herself. She is truly doing her thang! So I hope to post after Saturday, some pictures of the event. Also, those of you in the Dallas area, if you are planning your next gathering soon, let me know... I would love to drive up and participate.

Love, peace, and no hair grease.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

A Little of this and that

So one of my guilty pleasures is watching YouTube videos on all things of interest, especially locs. I don't care what type of locs, Sisterlocks, traditional, braidlocks, whatever. What I DON'T like is when someone titles their video as Sisterlocks, and low and behold they don't have Sisterlocks. It's something they did all on their own, and God bless them for being able to DIY, but don't fake the funk. Just call it what it is and be proud. This is how I feel yal, I respect all flavors of locs. My issue is that I went to a trained individual who attended the official Sisterlock training so that I could get Sisterlocks. I paid the price and keep them maintained by someone who has over 14 yrs of experience doing Sisterlocks using the Sisterlock tools. Ok, enough of that, just annoys the heck out of me.

A patient came into my office today for her daughter to be seen (work in a dental practice), and she said something like this, "You still have your Sistercurls." Yal I thought that was so funny. I told her it was all right, that yes I still have my Sisterlocks, but yep, they are curly. She's a cool lady. I even invited her to come to the Austin Sisterlock/Natural hair meetup for next Saturday.

Final thang, yal I love this new cute short look. I think it's sassy. This will though be the last cut for a while as my locs grow over the next year. Will see when it's time to cut more permed hair off which is mostly towards the front. The back is pretty much all natural except for approx. about an inch. on some. I love being natural, it's so liberating and makes me proud to be a black woman. I have all my life battled my hair, even with my grandmother pressing it out with a hotcomb sometimes. I've always had lengthy hair, but never truly been happy with it. Please tell me why we black women put perms in our hair to "straighten" it, but then turn around and add hairweave to add thickness??? Crazy huh? I can't help but laugh at that thought. Like the patient's mom today thought maybe I had added hair to my head because it's so full. I told her no, it's all mine. She said her's is so thin. I said it's thin because you put perms on it. She agreed to that. She also said "you have good hair", I told her.... good hair is healthy and clean. She smiled on that. Come on ladies, let's stop fighting our natural beauty and accept ourselves as God intended, NATURAL. You're beautiful, I'm beautiful, whether your hair is thick, thin, short or long. It's all a gift from the Almighty.

Love, peace, and no hair grease.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Chop Chop

So fellow ladies, gentlemen, lurkers, and bloggers, I have just come home from my retightening appt. I feel refreshed and anew. At this appointment, well...... I allowed Gregory Day to do a little chop chop of my permed ends. Look at the difference below from prior to the appointment and now. I like my new chin length look. Of course Gregory would have liked to cut more of the permed hair off, but I just couldn't do it. This was a big step for me already. For those of you who started with permed ends, share your journey of how you have dealt with cutting them off, or if you still have them and why.

Love, peace and no hair grease.


This is just a quick note to just say I'll be leaving to my retightening appointment in a few minutes. So later on I'll post a new picture or two. I will though post this some what of a close-up of my Sisterlocks.

Love, peace, and no hair grease.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

11 Months

Well folks, I'm now 11 months into my journey. I can't believe how fast the year has gone by. I won't post a picture this time, but will next weekend after my retightening on Friday. Not much else to say other than I'm excited about the response of the ladies in Texas who are planning to attend the Austin Sisterlock/Natural Hair gathering scheduled for July 18th at The Cheesecake Factory, 12 pm. We have some great vendors that have donated their products for give-a-ways. Awesome, awesome! So if you live in Texas, you won't want to miss out on our first event. Send me an email at Lalaboobaby@yahoo.com if interested in attending or if you are a vendor and want to get your products in the hands of some wonderful ladies that will help your business grow.

Love, peace, and no hair grease.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Styling Supplies

So I was asked how I achieve my hairstyles. Well let me tell you first that I'm no true stylist. I like things simple and quick. Some things I do to achieve my curls is doing Bantu Knots. I was my hair and then let it air dry a bit. While still wet I put it up in Bantu Knots all over. Then the next morning I take it down and fluff. Another thing I use is Lock Loops. Now months ago I used them for the first time, and hated the tight curls (look for earlier post of the loops). I didn't take a picture of the finished products because I wasn't pleased. Now that my locks have fatten up quite a bit I like the results better. I also do braidouts. I'm sure you all know how to do that, if not let me know or check out YouTube, plenty of videos of lady's braidouts and tutorials. Last and my favorite is using my Caruso Steam Roller system. I learned about this item before I had my installation last year by reading Brunsli's blog. I went right out before my installation and purchased one. I have since replaced my original since it fizzled out. To achieve the curls in the previous post from Monday, I put my hair up in a ponytail. Then I used the medium size steam rollers. In the front I left out some hair for bangs and used a large roller. I actually slept in the rods, which usually isn't necessary if you have enough time in the morning to do it. Otherwise I take it down in the morning and have curls that usually last more than a week. If a few locks straighten out, I just spiff it up with the steam rollers. I also have pictured some of the things I like to use sometimes to accesorize my hair. I didn't take a picture of my headbands because their nothing special. I do love my Tomoka Twists (thanks Carmen). Well I hope that answers the question on how I style. I have done some updo's too, and they are simple too. Mainly using a skinny scrunchie to hold the hair up that was previously curled with the steam rollers.

Love, peace and no hair grease.

Monday, June 15, 2009

No Comb

So it just struck me that I haven't used a comb on my hair in almost 11 months. So liberating. My hair is clean and the most healthy it's ever been. I look at my 16 year old daughter and wish she would go natural. Alas, she won't even consider it. She believes wearing a weave is where it's at. My middle child Olivia who is 8 yrs. old though has all natural hair. I swear to never put chemicals in her hair although she's quite tender headed. Then I have my son Anthony. Well since he's a boy I just keep his hair cut which makes him look so handsome at the tender age of 4. I hope to change the mindset of my oldest as she see's how wonderful natural hair is and hair that is healthy will grow with no hair weave necessary.

Love, peace, and no hair grease.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Braidout and Sisterlock Meetup

Howdy folks,

Just a little update on my journey to fabulosity (LOL). My Sisterlocks are doing their thang. I did have a little slip out in the front along the hairline in one spot. It was a tiny lock where my hair has been growing back from my braided period. It's ok though. At my retightening next month I'll get it fixed. I'm almost 11 months into my journey. I can't believe how time has flown by. I can't seem to keep my hands out of my hair and continue to get compliments. The pictures above are from a 1 1/2 week braidout. Loved it!

Now onto other things. The Austin Sisterlock/Natural Hair meetup is scheduled for July 18th. I'm hoping to have a great turnout. So if you are in Texas and reading this or know someone who's in Texas who would be interested in attending. Let them know about this fabulous event.

Date: July 18th
Place: The Cheesecake Factory - Arboretum/NW Austin
Time: 12 pm

Love Peace and no hair grease.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sisterlock/Natural Hair Gathering

I'm in the planning process for a meet-up July 18th. This will be the first time for me organizing such an event. Anyone reading my blog is open and welcome to participate and offer suggestions. I'll be keeping everyone posted via my blog, Lock It Up group and email to those who write me there. I look forward to finalizing the event in the next couple of weeks. Oh, I'm open to vendors coming that have products for natural hair and body too. So come on folks, let's get Austin, TX. on fire for locs/natural hair of any type, and have a great time. Depending on how things go, we may do it again.

P.S. Folks from San Antonio, Houston, Dallas and surrounding areas are more than welcome to come.

Love, peace, and no hair grease.

Saturday, May 16, 2009


I had my first retightening session with Gregory Day at his South Austin salon. Let me tell you, it was a relaxing experience. I was able to read my book on my Kindle and we chatted a bit here and there. No pain, and he even set his salon chair to recline back when he was ready to retight the top front. Ok, that was nice yal. I almost thought I would fall asleep. Yes his charge is higher per hour than the previous consultants I have been too, but it was well worth it. He finished my session in 2 hours and also cut some of my permed ends off. We'll gradually cut them off at each session. I was just thinking that my next retightening is scheduled for early July which will be a few short weeks shy of my 1 year lockaversary. I can't believe how fast time has flown by. I'm considering at that appointment to have him give me a little grooming, or the next appt. after that. Overall my SL experience has been positive. I now have had two great people maintain my hair which is Therza whom again moved back to Memphis, and now Gregory.

Oh on that point I will say their are some differences between having Therza maintain my hair compared to Gregory. With Therza it was like hanging out with an old girlfriend. She is good at what she does, and we chatted the whole time about life. With Gregory, he's good with 14 yrs. of experience, but since he's a guy, mostly I just relaxed and read my book. We chatted some, but not the same as with Therza. I'm not complaining though because sometimes I prefer to just sit back and relax without conversating. I work all week and like that little bit of pampering and peace. Yal know what I'm talking about. So now I have a man who takes care of my nails, and another my hair. LOL

Love, peace, and no hair grease.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Differences in my SL's

Hello everyone,

I wanted to show some of the differences in the length part of my SL's. Remember I started off with only a few inches of natural and the rest of my length past my shoulders is permed. The picture I'm showing demonstrates the differences in some of my ends. Some are curly que's, and others have ends that are straight but with the upper portion expanding open. Of course these permed ends won't lock, therefore eventually will be cut off, but gradually. I have approx. 3 inches or so of my hair locked now. We all know that this is a journey which I'm enjoying seeing what my hair is doing and will do. One day I'll have a head full of beautiful locks like so many of my beautiful sistas.

Love, peace and no hairgrease

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day

Just posting an updated picture from Mother's Day. I was going to where my Sisterlocks down and had put lots of curls in the night before. In the morning, well it looked cute up in a curly pony and sweeping one side up and letting curls dangle down on the other. What yal think? : )

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Question Answered

A lady asked a question on my blog about Sisterlocks. Her name is Cdominica. I'm feel humbled to be asked a question in that I'm only 9 months into my journey and still read so many of my favorites to become knowledgable about this journey. Anyway, she wanted to know about not having to cut her permed hair off. On the Sisterlock website you'll have to search a bit to find the FAQ section. Here is the excerpt from the Sisterlock website to answer that question:

Q: Do I have to cut my relaxer off in order to get my hair done in Sisterlocks?
One of the great things about Sisterlocks is that you don't have to cut off your relaxer in order to start them. All you need is 1½ inches of new growth at the scalp to start the locks. Then you can trim the relaxed ends gradually over time as your natural locks grow in. There are some things to watch for here though. For example, if you have a relaxer you know that when you let your natural hair grow in at the scalp you increase the chances of breakage. You will need to take measures to protect your hair while you're letting the natural hair grow in. Some options during this transition period are: · braided extensions; · natural braided styles; · frequent moisturizing and conditioning; · always dampening the hair before combing through it; · gently finger-combing only for de-tangling and styling. Once the locks are put in, work closely with your Consultant to ensure that the relaxed ends stay as smooth as possible during your transition into fully natural locks.

That should answer your question. Also be mindful that some consultant may require a little more natural hair to start the locking process. I am now 9 months into my journey and will have my new consultant Gregory Day start cutting an inch every now and then off my past the shoulder length hair. In my pictures it looks like my hair is shoulder length, but it's actually longer than that when pulled straight down. Also I had decided to DIY. I purchased the Nappylock tool and have retightened some of my locks. I accidently combined some and had to call Gregory Day to fix them. He did on Friday and we had a mini-consultation. He has 14 years of experience providing Sisterlock services. Since my wonderful consultant Therza moved back to Memphis, I had to find an alternative or DIY. I will still keeping working on doing some DIY, but will see Gregory Day to do most of the maintaining. He's no longer listed on the Sisterlock website. I asked him why, on Friday and he just decided not to recert. His shop is located in South Austin and named "Your Best Image", 512-280-3731. His shop is nice and very pleasant. After he fixed my combined locks for me, he retightened them with his Sisterlock tool, can you say gentle hand. That is key folks because my last retightening session (not with Gregory Day or Therza), was so painful and that was part of the reason why I had considered doing my own retightenings.

So hopefully this helps answer this lady's questions. Good luck to you on starting your own journey. Any one else living in the Austin and surrounding areas, we should consider a natural hair meet up. I know on the Lock It Up yahoo group, folks all over the place have done these meet ups and have a great time. Austin needs to step up (LOL).

Love, peace, and no hair grease.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Just A Picture

I have said my hair doesn't look any different, but I do have this one picture for you all. Took this one about a month ago. Hope you all like.

Love, peace, and no hair grease.

My Birthday Gift

This post is not Sisterlock related. I just wanted to share what my friend (yes a guy), got me for my birthday. I will be a year older on the 21st of this month, but got the gift a bit early. It's my very first, ever Dooney and Bourke handbag. I picked it out and now that it's hear, I love it! It will look good as an accessory with my Sisterlocks (LOL). I plan to get a matching wallet by this summer. I did find a matching cover for my Amazon Kindle (ereader) on eBay. I plan to order that for myself this coming week. So that's about it yal. Oh, on the issue of probably starting to do my own retightenings, I may try after my next visit on May 2nd with a new consultant. We'll see. Of course I'll keep you all posted.

Love, peace, and no hair grease.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

8 Months

Hi everyone!

I am now 8 months into my journey and my Sisterlocks are coming along. I had my retightening appt. last weekend. Since my consultant moved back to Memphis (miss her so much) I had to see someone else. Let me say that I won't be going back to that person. It was the most painful retightening ever and it took way too long. I'm used to my appts. taking only about 2 hours, to the very longest 2 1/2 hours and pain free and pleasant. Well this wasn't the case. So....... I made my next retightening appt. with the only other person here in Austin. His hourly charge is steep but I have no other solutions. I just can't see driving all the way to the Dallas or Houston areas where they have more consultants and trainees. I have also considered learning how to retighten myself, but I have arthritis my in left shoulder, so that doesn't appeal to me. If I ever get desperate, I may have to just suffer through the DIY. I watched a video on a fellow lockers site (sorry I don't know the name) and she made her own tool with a paperclip. I tried it and it works. She shows how to do the 4 point rotation with ease. Anyway yal....pray for me (LOL). I did call my previous consultant in Memphis and told her I miss her. I'm happy that she's doing well. If anyone here is from Memphis reading my blog, yal are blessed to have Therza back.

Peace, love, and no hair grease.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Changing of the guards.

Hi folks. My SL consultant called me a few weeks ago and informed me she's moving back to Memphis. I had mentioned last year at one point she was moving back, but ended up staying. This time it's official. I will miss Therza very much. She has been a wonderful consultant and friend. We have shared many thoughts together during my retightenings. Wouldn't you know it, I didn't take a picture of her after my last session with her today. She is though on the Sisterlock website gallery wearing a purple/pinkish outfit with headpiece. It's an older picture of her, since her locks are much longer now than in that picture. Memphis is getting back a wonderful, professional consultant. I will be going back to the original consultant that did my install. I believe she's still a trainee. Therza did visit with her recently. Therza has been letting the local consultants know that her clients may come to them. As far as I know their are only two here in the Austin, TX. area. One is no longer listed on the SL site, but I believe he was previously a master trainer. The other is the one I mentioned. Maybe I'll post some new pictures again soon. Nothing new happening. I am heading towards my 7th month. Gosh time is flying. Till later....., oh and I want to express my gratitude to you lady's that have either posted on my blog or sent personal emails to encourage me during my time of grieving. Your words of love have meant so much to me. Thank you. I'll share one picture of my friend James at my grandmother's house before he was diagnosed with colon cancer. Folks, love much and cherish life.

Love, peace, and no hair grease.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Late Post

Well folks, I'm sorry. I was suppose to post some new pics after my retightening on January 3rd. Unfortunetly after my retightening session, on my way to my mom's I got a terrible call informing me my very good friend had died. James was more than my friend, he was family. He had been battling colon cancer and issues related to it since 2007. His passing came as a complete surprise, especially since I had just spoken to him the previous Sunday briefly due to him telling me he would call me back since he was talking to his mother. Anyway... I just haven't felt like blogging. My heart has been so heavy with the loss of my friend. I can't even bare to remove his number off my speed dial on my iPhone. I loved him very much. I try to lift myself up by saying that one day I'll see him again in glory.

Ok, on to something more positive. Next week I will have been on lockdown for 6 months. How exciting is that! My SL consultant did acknowledge that my hair is starting to lock, but......of course I still have a whole lot of perm on the length of my hair. This is and will continue to be a journey, a long one. I've been debating about if I'll want my consultant to start cutting my permed ends when I reach my 1 yr. lockerversary this summer. Then I think, well I'll just leave my hair alone and let it do it's thang without touching it. For those of you who have started with permed ends, share if you will or have cut off your permed ends, or if you are debating the issue like I am. Otherwise enjoy the pictures above. I did a little styling for my friends funeral. Turned out pretty cute for my first updo.

Love, peace, and no hair grease.

P.S. Rest in peace James, I love you.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Well first I want to give out Happy New Year shout out to everyone. I am praying that everyone experiences some wonderful blessings this year and beautiful growing locks. I am officially 5 months locked. I don't have a picture because I don't notice visually any difference. On the other hand when I run my fingers along the first couple of inches from the roots, I'm feeling some locking folks! That's right. What I mean is that I'm starting to feel on some of them less of a pattern feel and it's thicker than the rest of the length. Remember I started out with a lot of length going down my back that was still permed. I only had about an inch or two that was natural. On that note as well, as of this month it has been two years since my last perm. Gosh that makes me feel so good knowing that I haven't put that junk in our hair and bloodstream.

About two weeks ago I got my Sisterlock Welcome certificate. It took a long time for that to show up. Although it's just a piece of paper, I felt like I had truly accomplished something by having that in my hand. A sense of pride of first doing something wonderful for myself, being an example to my daughters of how beautiful being natural is, and belonging to a wonderful group of locked individuals (braidlocks, SL's, traditional, palm, etc).

This Saturday I have a retightening appt., after I come home I will try to take remember to take some pictures. Otherwise God bless you all.

Love, peace, and no hair grease.