Saturday, November 20, 2010

Sisterlock - 1 Year Anniversary

It has been a year, doesn't feel like it but it has and when I look back at the photos I see a huge difference as well as growth in my locks.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

8 Month Update

After eight lovely months, my hair and I are still going strong. Today, I had a retightening done as well as a trimming of the permed ends. Slowly but surely, I'm seeing some progress in my transition to totally natural and it feels good. I must say, that I am becoming a little bored with the hair style choices. I may seek my loctician's help in coming up with a few other ideas or I may decide to have her style them. Continuing to love and embrace my locks!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sisterlocks - 4 Month Update

It has been a little over 4 months since my sisterlocks were installed. I am still enjoying my journey. I have had two retightening with my new sisterlock consultant since January or February. My new consultant does not use the sisterlock starter shampoo on my hair, instead she uses another sisterlock shampoo (can't recall the name at this time) that is usually used for more mature locks. I also like it better than the starter shampoo because my hair feels clean after the wash. With the starter shampoo my scalp felt dirty and I also had flaking within a day or two. My hair is doing well, I have no itching, or dandroff problems. It is really amazing to me how I can get up and go and not put products in my hair. Why didn't I do this sooner?

My locks are growing nicely, I am such an impatient individual though. The other day, I actually stood in front of the mirror and cute off the permed ends on the last 4 or 5 rows in the back of my head. I did this because I like wearing my hair in a ponytail Thursday through Saturday. So, after my curls fall from earlier in the week, I usually put my hair up and with a little bang in the back. Well don't ask me why but I started cutting. I had to will myself to put down the scissors before I did more cutting. When I sat in the styling chair for my retightening, I told Cheryl (my consultant) what I did, and she said, now why did you do that...LOL.

Looking forward to another 2 month update because by then I should have a nice amount of new growth. I believe that I/we will cut off all the permed ends once I hit my 1 year anniversary. Until then I promised to stay away from the scissors.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Sisterlocks - 7 weeks

My hair is coming along well. I have completed several shampoos since my sisterlock installation in November. My first retightening is scheduled for this coming Monday, Jan. 4th. To date, I am loving the journey, although, I am in the very early stages. It is amazing to me that I do not have to weigh my hair down with moisturizers and I can get up and just go with my hair in a simple braid out. It is so lovely. I can not wait until I am able to do the big chop of all my permed hair but that will not be anytime soon. I am not brave enough to do a cut just yet because I haven't worn my hair in a short cut in several years so that would be a bit too adventurous for me at this point. I will post a few updated photos after the re-tightening but here are a few photos of my progress since my installation.

Happy New Year's.

Saturday, November 21, 2009


My installation took place over two days, 7 hours on day one and 4.5 hours on day two. Well worth the wait. These photos where taken after the permed ends were curled. Please comment and let me know what you think.