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? : )