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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

ALMOST EIGHT MONTHS LOCKED!

July 20th, will be my 8th month locked. So far I`am not as stressed as my first journey! Quite truly, I have been getting pretty tired of my gray hair. I have been getting the color bug! I have been contemplating coloring my hair! I truly want to wait until a year. I`am vacationing in Aruba in September. I do not want to place excess stress on my hair by coloring my hair then dipping it in salt water! When I get restless with my locs, I wear a wig. It`s getting too hot for that now! I rather not wear them!
I have been doing nothing to my hair! I wash it every three weeks! I spritz it with water every day! My loc routine is quite boring!
Here are some of my 8th month pictures!





They are transforming, but I don`t feel buds or see hair balls yet! My hair looks so unruly and wild! I can`t wait until this phase is over! Why did I cut my original locs off in the first place! My hair type does not like locking! It takes forever!
Post something soon!

Blessings to you!


Monday, April 20, 2015

UPDATE! FIVE MONTHS AND COUNTING!

Five months and counting! April 20th marks my fifth month locked! I have cut off my glued tips. Some of my loc tips unraveled slightly and formed curly Qs. Some stayed closed. I have some locs that are settling and some that are slipping!
I notice when you do something the same way, you get the same results! When you do something different you get different results!

I believe I will be locked by my first year! My first journey, I dyed my hair prematurely and alot of my locs unraveled! I used cream conditioner on my hair and my tips opened. Yes, I diluted it with water! You should use products for locs. I used Taliah Waajid`s shampoo and conditioner.  I did not have any adverse issues with my hair until I used regular cream conditioner. I do not believe that one should not condition your hair! This should be done when you are fully locked. My first consultant used Jane Carter leave in conditioner on my hair since day one! My hair felt conditioned and moisturized without the fear of unraveling!

My locs are filling out nicely! As I wrote in a previous post, I do not wear my hair out. It is always safely tucked away under a satin cap! That way, it can do its thing!

My hair is responding and acting the same way it did the first time I Sisterlocked. The difference is I did not place dye and a lot of hair care products in my hair as I did in the first loc journey! I use Knotty Boy bar Shampoo, Apricot oil with essential oils to my scalp and a spray bottle with spring water and Aloe Vera gel to my locs daily.

My hair is still a bit too short to braid and band. I braid and band what I can and bundle and band the locs that are too short! I towel dry, remove the rubber bands, separate and air dry!
 CAUTION: As your locs grow long, it will take longer to dry predisposing you to moldy locs! To prevent this place your locs under the dryer until they are damp. (15-20 minutes) Then allow to air dry. Never had a problem using this technique!
                                    

I have unruly hair! It takes time to do it`s thing! I will continue to wear hats and wigs as protective tools for my hair! I will give another update in July. Until then, stay blessed!



 


Sunday, March 15, 2015

COVERGIRL QUEEN COLLECTION LIP COLOR

 
OK! I`AM A LATE BLOOMER WHEN IT COMES TO KEEPING UP WITH MAKEUP! I live in an AREA that DOES NOT CATER TO WOMEN OF COLOR.
 I work in a large city, but when I leave work, I want to go home! When I was in North Carolina to attend a wedding, my husband and I stop in Walgreen`s for something. What did I see! A CG Queen collection display! They had a BOGO for 50%! I left with over $100 of makeup from the Queen collection! I exclusively wear their foundation! 
After spending $60 of MAC foundation because I have to mix two colors to get a close match to my complexion, I`am very happy to find one that perfectly match my skin tone!
All my friends were raving about MAC lipstick. I really did not want to pay $16.00 for lipstick! I caved in and purchased a tube. I was not impressed! The Pigment is great, but it does not last all day. When you eat, it comes off like any other lipstick!
Walgreen`s had a great 50% off sale on GC. I purchases two lip sticks. When I got home and applied the lippie, I was in love! I purchased every color I could fine online! I was not disappointed when the lip colors arrived! The pigment was great! The lighter colors covered my dark lips without a primer. The dark colors leave stain my lips after I eat! They keep my lips moist and last a few hours! I can purchase three tubes of lipsticks for the price of of one tube of Mac! Since I do purchase Mac Products, I usually get my Mac Lippies when I return empty Mac makeup containers.
I have been trying out different brand lipsticks. I will be reviewing those brands I tryout!
Let me know what you use and why you like them!
BLESSINGS! 




Blessings my friend!
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Sunday, February 22, 2015

NEW BLOG: OVER FIFTY AND MAINTAINING FABULOSITY!


Hello Angels! I have a new blog, Over Fifty and maintaining Fabulosity! You don`t have to be over fifty to visit. I will be posting topics about health, dieting, fashion and travel and relationships, makeup and plenty of makeup!I will continue to blog and Vlog about locs!

 Nubian Locked Princess Over Fifty Plus




God Bless
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Sunday, January 4, 2015

SIX WEEKS IN!



This is my second instillation with Sisterlocks. I know what to expect this time around! I went through a  spiritual growth. I discovered my self wealth without a relaxer with the first set of locs. I learned more about my grade of hair. I learned what it will do and what it will not do!

 

 Since I started my locs with three inches of hair as I did the first time around, my consultant applied glue to the end of my locs as my first consultant did. My hair is not long enough to braid and band. I did not have to worry about my hair unraveling after I washed my hair. As you can see, I do not have tightly coiled hair that intertwine into another. I washed my hair after two weeks with Knotty Boy Dread shampoo bar without unraveling. I apply sweet almond oil with tea tree, peppermint and rosemary essential oils only to my scalp. That alleviates itching.

This time around, I can loc my hair with confidence! I do not care if its gray and messy. That is the characteristics of my hair. I will always have loose hair coming out of my locs. I will probably have curly Q`s at the end of my locs like the first set. This set, I requested large Sisterlocks. I do not want to combine locs or deal with thinning locs later.  I`am not into the loc count. I really can care less about it! I desired to have smaller than traditional locs that do not unravel after tightening!






I`am at a good place in life right now. I do not have a desire to fight with my hair at this point of my life.
 I really do not wish to fight with anything at this point. Life is too short! The goal is to be healthy and natural! (Except for my makeup! Not giving that up!)

"See, I am doing a new thing! NOW IT SPRINGS UP; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness... Isaiah 43:19 NIV







Saturday, November 22, 2014

MY SISTERLOCKS ARE BORN!

My SisterLocks were born on November 20, 2014. They were delivered by Stacey Ann Douse-Maragh, SisterLock Consultant since 2002. She is also a licensed cosmetologist that specializes in Natural hair care and thinning hair.
Stacy finished my three inches of natural hair with large SLs in six and one half hours! She said I was her fastest SisterLock instillation.






Normally, she does SL instillation in two days during the week. I explained that I was a contracted nurse that does not get paid when I do not work. she informed me that she would try to finish in one day, but it may be a possibility that I would have to come back. Thanks to Stacy, she finished in one day and I walked out a very happy customer!
 I had a great experience with her! I will be returning to her salon in three weeks for my checkup. There after, every six to eight weeks.


If you need a great loctician, a master SL consultant or stylist,  call Stacy (914-837-2337) Her Salon: infinitihairsalon
 
 


 My picture of my first instillation in 2007

 Updates to come!

















 
 
 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

HERE WE GO AGAIN! SISTERLOCKS CONSULTATION!

Here we go again! My SisterLocks Consultation!
As you know, I big chopped three times. This is my second and hopefully my last time being SisterLocked! I really don`t intend to cut my locs off. I saw the grass and its not greener on the other side!




Finding a consultant that you click with is not easy. I referred my girlfriend that has had Sisterlocks four times to three people on the SisterLocks consultant list. The consultants never returned her calls.

 
I called a consultant she refered me to. I called, left my info, waited 48 hours then called again! The women told me she had my info and never called back! What the hell happened to customer service! There are people who contact numbers are obsolete! 
I was refered to a partime consultant that did hair on her days off and on the weekends. She gave me a consultation date for two months. Really? She is the only consultant in my area. I`am NOT waiting untill January to get my hair done! I will drive one hour!


I found my consultant on the SisterLock Site. I googled here name. I was directed to a blogger that had raved about her. I discovered that she had her own salon. She is a cosmetologist that specialized in natural hair! I called her. An appointment for consultation was made. She has been doing SisterLocks for 14 years! I received my consultation. I told her I wanted only large SisterLocks only! left my deposit. My babies will be delivered on 11/20/14!

Ladies! Choose your consultant wisely! Research your consultant. Ask questions. Look at her clients hair. Do the right thing by following instructions that your consultant tells you! Your locks should turn out fine. If not, find another consultant! Don`t wait until your hair is locked and a hot mess like my girl friend did!