Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Yes, Cheleski68! I`am still locked and loaded LOL!
This time I`am embracing the journey, Curly Qs and all! I could not take my two tone hair. Half gray and half red. I wanted to grow out my grays and dye the bottom part black for an ombre look. I discovered a new way to dye my hair. I loosely braid and band my locks, then apply color only to the loose hair! I rinse, rinse, rinse and then re-tighten! No bunching or swelling of my locks. That was my problem with the last set.
It feels like I have one million locks! I`am back to doing my own hair. It takes me days to re-tightened. I have small-medium and some small locs. I discovered my hair likes the medium locks. They have started budding in the back. The small locs are not doing anything. The smaller locs are fragile and are more prone to breakage and thinning. I dread re-ti! I`am going to combine locks in September. I want to transition to gray hair. The color has definitely has helped roughen my hair to help it locked. Chasing gray is stressful! My hair grows very fast! In less than two weeks, I can see the grays growing in! The color helps me see my parts. With gray hair, my scalp blends with my grays and I cant see my parts!
Hundreds of curly Q`s! My hair does not coil like tightly coiled hair. My hair never locks at the end of my locs. it starts in the middle and locks three quarters down the loc. I usually have to let my hair lock, then cut the curly Q`s off. If I do it too soon, my loc will start to unravel.
Neat locks? What? I always will have strands of hair coming out of my locs. No matter how hard I try to keep them in place, they find their way out. They say when they lock, the hair will pull into the lock. Not mine. I will never have neat locs like the tightly coiled girls.
1st set of locs (2011)
I cut my locs off in April 2013.
I`am enjoying my locs! Like I said, the third time is a charm!
Monday, February 1, 2016
I completed month two of my SisterLock journey! I went to my consultant for my one month follow up. I had enough growth for a re-ti. It took my consultant four hours to re tighten my hair. My consultant recommended that I come back to her in two months.
A month later, month two, I had enough hair growth for 1-2 rotations! One of my locks at the nap almost slipped out, so I decided to re-tighten it. Before I knew it, I had re-tighten back of my head! I really wanted my consultant to manage it for the first six months! I could not resist! After all, I`am a DIYer!
I plan to keep my appointment with my consultant at the end of February. It took me three damn days to re-ti my hair! I do not know about all of these locs! I`am getting to old for this, but I love my locs!
I changed up my hair flow! I tried the new Sisterlocks shampoo! Girls, it was horrible! My hair felt so stripped and dry! I reached for the Suave Daily Clarifying Shampoo that I use to clean my makeup brushes! It is really nice! It actually placed moisture back in my hair. When my hair dried, it did not feel dried out! My scalp did not itch. Suave will be my new best friend until I`am locked. Then, I will go back to Taliah Waajid Total Body Black Earth Shampoo.
I have no problems with hair growth. I could not resist the claims of Jamaican Black Castor Oil! I placed a cap full of JBCO in a small jar with five drops each of Tea tree, peppermint, and rosemary essential oils. I apply the oil only to the scalp with my finger tip! Castor oil is thick, so it stays where you place it!
Enough on my hair! Until Next Time! Stay Blessed!