Friday, August 29, 2008
I re-tightened my own locks...OMG. It took me 3 days (between work), a total of about 8 hours. I am so happy. This is by far the most exciting and exhausting thing I have ever done with my hair. I have to give a shout out to richgirl1 (she did about 20 of them...LOL)
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Friday, August 1, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
It's been almost four years with my locs, and I have been contemplating learning how to re-tighten my own hair. The only problem is, I HAVE NO PATIENCE! I don't even like sitting in the chair when someone else is doing my hair, how will I survive the task of doing it myself?. I'm beseeching all of you who maintains your own locs to provide me with more information.
Does it take a long time?
Is the technique difficult to master?
Do you still maintain appointments with your loctician?
Any input is greatly appreciated. :)
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
By the time I was finally ready to lock my hair, I had been 8 months w/o a relaxer. I still had a lot of perm on my ends. Me, not knowing any different began to research dreadlocks, thinking that was the only locking technique out there. In my findings, every answer I received was the same, cut all you hair off and start from scratch. I'm thinking to myself "these people are crazy as hell". So I continued to look and look and look and look....until, I found someone who was willing to lock my hair w/o me having to cut it. Little did I know, I was in for a ride. I went to an African braiding shop where I thought I was going to be "locked up". The process they used was palm rolling w/ lock gel. This went on for about 8 months, hair never locked, every time I would shampoo my hair, more locks came unraveled. One day during a training session for my job, I saw the light...literally. A woman in the rest room with light golden brown sisterlocks. I was amazed by how neat each lock was, and on top of that, it was absolutely beautiful. The first question I asked was "can I touch them", they were very soft and light. She provided me w/ the phone number of her consultant and the sisterlocks website, 3 weeks later (Jan 2005)....I WAS SISTERLOCKED!!!!!! (1st pic is of me the day before my sisterlocks were done, 2nd pic is 2 weeks after)
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
I woke up one day and fell in love w/ myself. We say we love ourselves, but do you remember the moment you fell in love w/ yourself. For me it was February 2004 in Philadelphia, PA @ about 2:00 in the AM, sitting in a braid shop on south street. Even though I had "kinky" hair added in to give me the look of nappy twist, that moment when i saw myself...that way... did something to me. From that point I realized I never wanted to chemically treat my hair again. I wanted me in the most natural state. Thus, the journey began.