Sunday, May 9, 2010
Almost 21 Months
I am so shameful : ) I'm so behind and slacked on my blog. Life has been so busy that my blog was put on the back burner. Well this post is to help make up for that. Yep, got pictures this time. Let me start by saying a couple of weeks ago I decided to do my own retightening. It took me two nights over the weekend. Went pretty smooth. Saved myself some duckets too, yal know what I mean. Then last weekend I decided to wash my Sisterlocks, but give them a bit of extra TLC. Well I did a stupid thing. I thought since I'm so far into my journey now, that I could just this time, wash without braiding (stopped banding months ago). So I washed with my Sisterlock starter shampoo, still using that. It felt so good to really get in there and wash my hair freely. Then I towel dried it a bit and applied the Sisterlock moisterizer cream mainly to the scalp and the rubbed excess down the locs. I let my hair air dry and later I used my Caruso Steam rollers to put curls in my locs. Well..........next day I noticed bunching in a number of my locs. DANGIT! It didnt' look cute yal, not at all. See I started out with pretty much all my hair going down my back as permed except for about 3 inchs. Well of course I've cut my hair numerous times, including last night to get rid of the permed hair, gradually. Anyway, I had to fix that mess. Pretty much what I did was later in the week, I took down my locs up to where the bunching was. All that hair that was bunched was permed anyway. I braided these back down. Now for the Sisterlock purest, don't get upset with me, but I had to do something and waiting to see my Consultant in four more weeks was out. Then last night, I realized that I needed to just cut some more. I started working on those permed ends. I cut off the parts I braided too. I also realized that instead of grooming those hairs that stick out our locs, they should be treated as gold and reincorporated back in the loc. The top of my head looked a mess this week and I realized that it's because those hairs are sticking out on the top of my head. So what I did was go through my locs and wrap those hairs sticking out right back onto the individual locs. I would say that after doing the front half, and only retightening the front edges, my locs look so beautiful and refreshed. Who would have known that just doing that bit of maintenance which also helps to reinforce the strength of my locs would be just the simple and free thing to do? So yal, here's some pics from last month and today. I used a spray on haircolor that wash's out to just give me a bit of change and have fun since I don't dye my hair. Enjoy, and share what you think of my new maintenance technique.