Oct 31, 2009

Finally Sisterlocked!

Sept 28, 2009

After 17 hours (excluding breaks) over 2 days ; I am finally sisterlocked! I have 487+ sisterlocks, approx 4 to 5 inches long. I love the curly q's on the ends. I'm due back in 2 weeks for a wash and check. I'm tired, but I am soo excited! So far so good!

Oct 27, 2009

The Big Chop and Test Locs

Sept 2009
I finally did the Big Chop and the end result (in 1st pic above) was an uneven 4 to 5 inch fro. I talked to a lot of Sisterlocks consultants and had a few consultation's before deciding to go with Karen. She has been dealing with natural hair long before becoming a Sisterlock consultant. I found her very informative and patient with all of the questions that I had. Karen has Sisterlocks herself and they were very nice. She wears hers in a short funky style. Very cute and stylish on her. Well my test locks held up pretty good. I thought they were quite cute. I won't deny that I was a little nervous about how they would look all over my head. But I had done my research so I knew what to expect.

Transition from perm to natural hair

Nov 2008 my mom had gotten really sick and I was going about out of my mind. Through the course of dealing with the possiblity of losing her, I had become truly tired of dealing with everything. My hair started falling out and I started gaining alot of weight. That's when I decided something had to change. I was due for a perm retouch and decided against it. I began getting my hair twisted on a consistent basis. In between taking the twists down and getting them put back in I began cutting inches of my permed ends off. It was then I remembered one of my friends had gotten her hair sisterlocked. Since I hadn't seen her in a year I wondered how they turned out. After seeing a picture of her locks, I knew this was the move for me. Her gorgeous locks were small and styleable. Thus began my research into sisterlocks. Here is a pic of my hair in nubian twists during my cut and re-twist phase.