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!


Cheleski68 aka KnottyAuthor said...

My goodness they are just BEAUTIFUL!!!!! This was worth the wait! I'm glad you hung in there through those rough early months. I love my grey, I really do. I hope you continue to embrace the wisdom yours brings......thanks for the update!!!!!

Cheleski68 aka KnottyAuthor said...

Oh, and please leave the curly q's be. They give so much character to your locks, they are so pretty, love this look on you!

Plainjxxx said...

Hiya i have followed you intently as newbie and so glad you posted fantastic update & photos... Please post more often as my greys are similar to yours - love love your blog - please check plain Jane's Sisterlock journey on YouTube & please keep posting its really informative ���� oh and your locks look great

Dewdrop said...

Oh my goodness your locs are gorgeous on you!! The color is so vibrant and really adds character to your hair. I have a few silver strands myself and sometimes I forget they're there. I'll catch myself tugging on one thinking that a piece of thread landed in my hair and wonder why it won't come out, and then I remember that it's my silver strand. LOL! Keep rocking those locs lady!

Chan H. said...

Oh Wow I am so happy to see a recent update from someone with fairly new Sister locks!! LOL.. Love your lock they are very becoming on you and I can't WAIT to be locked again. Come on 10/28/16! lol.

JuneH91 said...

Hi I'm starting my sisterlock journey and I'm looking for some consultants to meet. Can you provide the information about your consultant? I don't trust people with my hair and seeing how through your consultation went and even learning about the size card, it shows how informative she is and how much she cares that you know exactly what you're getting and not just after your money. Any helpful tips you can provide on starting off would also be greatly appreciated.

NubianLockedPrincess said...

JuneH91, Hello! I live in the suburbs of NY. The consultant that locked my hair is in NYC. The Bronx to be exact. She is on the sisterlock website. Maxine Taylor

Chan H. Hello! Congratulations on your up coming SisterLocks journey!I`am sure you will enjoy them!

DewDrop, Hello! Your locks are gorgeous!I pray you are well!

PlannJxx, Hello! How are you? Thank you for following me! Unfortunately many Sisterlocks bloggers have moved on! I guess that`s what people do!

Cheleski68 aka KnottyAuthor said...

Come visit! Lots of changes!

QL Sage said...

Greetings! Enjoy your new journey.