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 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.