Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A sister has joined

A special friend has joined the family of those who are journeying toward Sisterlocs. She sent her blog link to me today, and I was so excited. I was bouncing off the walls with joy because I know that she is a beautiful person and her journey will be such an inspiration to many others.

Ms. N, I am so proud of you, and I know your Teddy Bear will support you 200% in this journey.
You have been emanicipated from the LYE!


Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas 2009

The all my blog readers and fellow lockers, I wish you a Merry Christmas. Take time to relish the opportunity you have to spend time with your loved ones. Let go of any hard feelings, let them know how much you love them.

Remember that if it had not been for the birth of Jesus, we would not have this wonderful day off to spend with friends and family.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Why I love my locks

1. Because I don't have to comb my hair
2. Because it looks good with just water and go
3. Because they don't smell burnt
4. Because they grow quickly
5. Because my locks don't look like anyone else locs.
6. Because I can go from corporate to cool, with a hairpin
7. Because I don't have bad hair days anymore
8. Because I'm no longer afraid of water
I will have to add and edit reason as I go along

Monday, December 15, 2008



See what had happened was... I was getting ready for church, and I was standing in front of the mirror, checking things out and I started swinging my head from side to side, and laughing as my hair easily flowed and moved. Just as I decided it was time to stop being cute, my husband walks in and says, keep swinging your head like that and you'll get dizzy.

LOL, Sisterlocs make you do some funny things.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Over the Counter Questions-Corporate World

So today at work I was helping a customer with a rebate application. She was very pleasant and at the end of her transaction, she pointed to my head and asked "what are those, twists?" I smiled and responded no, these are SisterLocs.

She tilted her head to the side and asked "how long do you keep those in?" I told these stay in forever, I have them retightened every six weeks. "Wow" she said. "How long did it take to put them in?"

36 hours was my reply.

At this point she turned to her handsome blond hair, blue eyed son and said.
"This is what women go through to be beautiful for men, don't you ever take a womans beauty for granted."

My mouth dropped in shock! She was teaching this little boy the value of a womans worth, and she used me as a lesson for his life!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Rub a Dub, I got to Scrub

Thank you Lord, my consultant let me do a wash today! I braid and banded my hair and I went at my scalp with the pads of my finfertips. Once I was satisfied scalp was clean, I saturated my braids and squeezed the shampoo through. It was such a simple pleasure and it gave me such joy. I can not tell you how hard it was for me to go without hair washing for a couple of weeks. But now my hair is clean and smelling like roses.

You see I have a disease called "HTB" HEAD TILT BACK. Every time I step in the shower my head would tilt back for water. LOL. I love to wet my head in the mornings. If you have recently had your Sisterlocs installed, please follow the directions of your consultant, she/he is the one who took the training class and is best suited to tell you how to care for your hair.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Hair Candy

Have you ever heard the term "Hair Candy?" Thats what some people call barrettees, you know those pretty things that we like to wear in our hair. Since I had my locks installed I have started a collection of Hair Candy. Here are some photos of the collection I have started. How many pieces of Hair Candy do you have?

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Completed Locs Week 3

This is the end of week 3 and my locks are filling in nicely. I love my hair more each day that passes. I get more compliments on my hair each day, and I have found a new self confidence. It is such a joy to have freedom from the stresses of hair styling. Come on over to the freedom side. Once you are here you will not want to go back.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Allow me to introduce Tyler Grigio

This is the boss in our family, his name is Tyler and he is a two year old Bichon Frise. He weighs 10 lbs and is a loving bundle of trouble. His favorite activity is to sit on the back of a chair and wrap himself around my neck. He thinks hes a cat.

He is a sweet dog, but he can be extremely jealous. So in the future when I speak of Mr. Grigio you now have a point of reference.
So tonight when I came home from work I spotted something very pink under a chair in my family room. Tyler greeted me as usual and ran to sit on the back of the chair. As I leaned down and looked closer I realized that my bundle of trouble had retrieved a pink bra from the laundry basket and put it under the chair. LOL
Good thing I wasn't expecting any company!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Oh no, did I pull a locked ball off

I was sitting in bible class tonight, and ran my hand through my locks. A small compacted ball of hair fell down into my bible, it was the size of a eraser. I have been practicing low manipulation since my locks were installed. I don't pull my hair back, I don't wear ponytail. What did I do wrong?

Monday, December 1, 2008

Locs, motivate weight loss

Did you know that locs can inspire you to loss weight? Well they actually eliminate the excuse "I can't work out because I don't want to sweat in my head.

With locs you can do your workout, rinse your hair and keep going. So if that was your reason for delaying a visit to the gym, you can take that off your list.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Have you lost your mind!!! Beauty Supply Store!

Yep, I went to the beauty supply store today. I looked at the gels, dyes, hair, glue and such. I studied a box of "natural relaxer" A perm by any other name is still a lye.

And then something caught my eye, my interest was peeked as I walked toward the display. My hands started to tremble and I could feel the vien on my forehead began to pulse. Such a beautiful display I just had to reach out and pick up the object. I knew that if I touched it I would lose all self control, but I could not contain my self. Ever so gently I picked up my first sparkling barrette.

I have died and gone to jewel heaven. I will upload photos of my new beauties after I take the pcitures.

So, beauty supply stores are still good for some things.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Who's Naked

My nails are naked.

Today as I ran my fingers through my locs to seperate them, one got caught on a acrylic nail.

I was not at all happy in fact I was very frustrated. Now you ladies know how those acrylic nails do, we wait to long to get a fill and then there is a space between our natural nail and the fake nail.

So I sat in my office and removed all of the fake nails, filed them down and applied a clear coat of polish. I guess this is a result of having locs and wanting to protect my precious babies.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Are those braids?

I had my first question about my locs today. As I was walking into a meeting a guy asked me, "how did you get those tiny braids in your hair?"

These are Sisterlocks, I replied

He said, If you take them out I bet you would have a huge afro,

I said, These are permanent, I don't plan to ever take them out

He said, Wow, permenant, never take them out, wow!

I was not offended by his curosity, I am sure that he is wondering how I can call them locs since they are so small. It will be interesting to see what comments he will have in the future.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Nov 24, 2008
This is my first experience with blogging. I hope that as I chronicle my journey it will encourage someone else to step out on faith and move toward a life a full freedom with natural hair.

I started this journey in 2006, I was wearing a weave at the time and I could not find my stylist. Because of my frustration I sat down with my Mother and we cut the weave out. Needless to say we cut my hair down to the scalp in some areas. This experience made me angry. Angry that I was co-dependent upon someone else to make my hair look good. Angry that I was caught in a vicious cycle of perm, weave, press. Angry because the edges of my head looked like someone had used a bad razor to shave my head.

So I took my anger and put it to constructive use. I stopped the cycle of dependence and I began taking care of my hair. For 2 years I let my natural beauty shine through and on Nov 18, 2008 I began to loc.

I am including some pictures of stages that lead me to where I am in life now.

1998, no extensions, no weave, just blue black hair