Monday, October 30, 2006

Making Some Adjustments

Almost fifteen months into my journey, it is about that time for me to make some adjustments. Although I have no slippage issues and the shaft of my locks are encasing pretty good, my ends aren't sealed enough to my satisfaction.
So here's my plan of action:
-Shampoos are to be spread out 2.5 to 3 weeks instead of 7-10 days.
-Use a shampoo mixture of both the Sisterlock Aloe and Green tea shampoos diluted with water of course.
-After about a week and a half after shampooing, use a cotton swab to clean my scalp with my tonic for dandruff recipe.
-Hold off on using the SL Reconstructor for the next few months.
-Continue to use Carol's Daughter Khoret Amen Leave-in conditioner diluted with water once every two weeks. I love that it gives my hair a non-oily sheen and does not prevent my ends from sealing.
-Because I am going longer between shampoos, I may have to start spritzing with the SL Moisture treatment. I use 90% water, 10% solution. But I don't see a need for any more than once every few weeks, if that. I rarely spritz now.
-I'm bracing myself for a grooming in April. I've already discussed with Paulette that it is strictly for trimming the fuzzy hair among the lock shaft. No fatty or unruly ends are to be messed with. We are in agreement.

So this is my plan. As long as I can stick with it, I'm anxious to see my progress in the next 6-8 months. Wish me luck.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

14 Month Progress Report

My locks are 14 months old and since I am freshly retightened today, what a perfect time for an apples to apples progress report. I'm so thankful to everyone who blogs and shares their journeys because it no doubt gives me something to look forward to. But also makes a sista filled with an abundance of lock envy. This comparison keeps me grounded and helps me to see where I came from. So given the length I started with, the many many photos I've stalked, I am right on track. Despite having a new appreciation for the word patience, I certainly do love my Sisterlocks!

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Workplace Diversity

I am so happy to write that at my job there are a few other ladies sporting natural hairdos. Since all of us happen to work on the same floor in the same building, I absolutely love the naptural diversity. What a statement we make and I love it!!

Charity's Big Fro

Sonya's Lil Fro

Bridgette's Traditional Locks

Monday, October 09, 2006

Somebody Caruso'd Her Hair

Yep ladies. A few weeks ago I bought a caruso set and decided to make a debut while having lunch with Linda yesterday. The gadget was way more easier to use than I was expecting. Since it was my first time, I dedicated an hour to get my curls. Unfortunately, I needed more time. But I didn't want to be late meeting Linda so I had to leave a small corner near the top unrolled. Plus I was getting very frustrated that it was taking me so long. I said screw whether this is healthy for my locks everyday...ain't no way in the world I'm going to dedicate an hour to curling my hair everyday. I figure if I had more small rollers, that might shave off 20 minutes or so. But even 30-45 minutes daily is too much maintenance for me. Two minutes a day has spoiled me rotten! Despite my griping, I did enjoy the bumped look very much. But I'll definitely need some curls that will be able to go the distance. Soft Spikes here I come...............................



Sunday, October 08, 2006

Lunch with Linda

Today was such a beautiful day here in Cleveland. An Absolutely perfect day for a lunch outing. Fellow blogger Linda and myself met at the Cheesecake Factory. DFW ladies, talk about a coincidence. I was about to fall out of my chair when I saw you all's invitation. So I guess when you visit somebody's blog everyday you must start to think like them.

Of course Linda and I immediately recognized each other in the waiting area. We talked while we waited for our table. We talked when we sat down. Took some photos and talked. We ate and talked. We talked and talked and talked. Nothing like being in the presence of good company and a genuine good spirit. Linda and her Sisterlocks are so pretty. I had such a good time meeting with her. We definitely have to do it again. Perhaps more ladies will be able to join us next time.