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) 512-821-1824
Ododo Originals - Beaded Flower Accessories/
Tomoka's Twists - Fashion Accessories/
Lock Scrunchie - The Classy Trend of Hair Accessories/

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.