Saturday, February 25, 2006

Sisterlocked Almost Seven Months

Slowly but surely I'm starting to appreciate all steps of my journey regardless of how insignificant. The first two months, I hated how my hair looked wet due to the porcupine look. Now, I love how my hair looks wet and I can actually shake it from side to side. I learned from other lockers how the weight of the water shows more length. I'm getting use to my locks framing my face more. As far as the shrinking, I don't think I will ever get use to that. No braiding, no banding, no slippage. But I do separate my locks pretty much daily. Oh well, you can't have it all. Oh I really love my hair!!!!

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Eyebrows Arched

My retight is on Saturday so I wanted to make sure I got my eyebrows arched before my appointment. I never knew how much an eyebrow arch could add so much to enhance the facial features. I go to Chris, owner of Untouchable Barbers. He really does a fabulous job. Chris is the one who introduced me to having my eyebrows done when he use to cut my hair for me back in '98. I've been so grateful ever since. Thank you Chris!

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

New Digital: More Photos

Well I finally have a new digital camera. Even though my hair is still wet from my washing and conditioning, I didn't let that stop me from going out to have a few drinks and take these photos.

Wash Regimen

Just like everyone else, I've settled in with washings every 7-10 days. Right now I'm using the Sisterlock family of hair products. At first I would wash with the Sisterlock Green Tea Botanical Shampoo and then a second time with the SL lock starter shampoo. Lately, I'm trying to wash with just the starter shampoo only. But I miss that tingling feeling on my scalp from the Green Tea. In addition, I use the Tonic for Dandruff recipe from LockItUp to help with the itching and flaking.

As I inspected my locks a few weeks ago, I was so overjoyed that I didn't see any split ends!! It's been over eight months since I've had a deep condition treatment and now 7 months into my journey, I feel I am long overdue. I chose to go with the Sisterlock Reconstructor. I probably won't be doing another conditioning treatment for about another 6 months. I believe in moderation.

One more note, I emailed Vickey a few months ago and she told me about mixing one tablespoon of the SL Moisturizer spray with 8 oz of water. I'm now ready to try the concoction for those midweek refresher treatments.

Despite the shrinking, I can now see some noticeable growth. Yeah baby!

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Two Friends (Fwd from my Friend)

Two friends were walking through the desert. During some point of the journey they had an argument and one friend slapped the other one in the face. The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything, wrote in the sand: Today my best friend slapped me in the face.

They kept on walking until they found an oasis where they decided to take a bath. The one who had been slapped in the face got stuck in the mire and started drowning. But the friend saved him after he recovered from the near drowning. He wrote on a stone: Today my best friend saved my life.

The friend who had slapped and saved his best friend asked him, “After I hurt you, you wrote in the sand and now you write on a stone, why?” The other friend replied, “When someone hurts us, we should write it down in sand where winds of forgiveness can erase it way. But when someone does something good for us, we must engrave it in stone where no wind can ever erase it.”

Learn to write your hurts in the sand and to carve your benefits in stone. They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them, but an entire life to forget them.



Wednesday, February 08, 2006

I Give Thanks

The Lord has truly been good to me and I am so thankful for it. In September, about a month after getting my Sisterlocks, I walked off of my job of 6 years. Call me crazy..I know. A month before that, my 3 year relationship ended. But everything does happen for a reason I believe. While no longer having a job and a man, I certainly had the utmost love and support from my family and friends. For this, I give thanks. To my new Sisterlock family who give such wonderful words of encouragement, advice and inspiration...I thank you. I now have a new job to look forward to, as well as the many people who are coming in and out of my life. To God Almighty - I give Thanks!

Friday, February 03, 2006

Two Precious Locked Heads

Last night I was out with a friend having some superb margaritas and appetizers at Lopez restaurant. I could not help but notice a locked head in front of me at a table over. When I saw the little one with the baby locks, I was swept away. A good blog opportunity was about to go to waste had it not been for my friend's camera phone. I boldly tapped on Nicki's shoulder and sparked up a conversation. She politely obliged my photograhing her and the little one's lovely locks. I find it is a lot easier to be so forthcoming with fellow locked heads. Very interesting indeed. Anyway, I think they are absolutely adorable.