Friday, July 25, 2008

2 Months Sisterlocked!

2 months sisterlocked and I already feel like a veteran :-) So far 2 people that didn't know I was getting sisterlocks have actually identified my hair as sisterlocks, and a few others as locks. So far I am still happy with my hair. It is going through its changes. I notice I have more loose hair then I did when I first got my hair locked. I'm still braiding and banding and almost out of starter shampoo.

Here are some 2 month pics:

Back View

Braid Out

Left Side, Front Flat Twisted

Right Side

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Dream Kitchen

After looking through some of the SL lifestyle journals I noticed the dream kitchen pictures, which prompted me to check out my hairline in the back (never looked before):

I love the feeling of no longer worrying about my "kitchen" being unsightly. Yet another benefit of SLs :-)

Here is a pic after my last retightening. The front seems to be growing out some :-)

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Week 6

Here are some week 6 pics...overall I still love my SLs and like wearing the curls and corn rows.

I had some slippage after I went on vacation and my hair got wet (not all of it, just the front and back from snorkeling). Some completely unravelled. I knew the spots that were really short wouldn't survive the salt water.

To prevent further unravelling, I tried shampooing my hair with only the starter shampoo. I usually use the Knotty Boy shampoo to get my scalp clean and then use the starter shampoo on my SLs. I figured I'd give it a shot since I hadn't actually tried using just the starter shampoo. I was pessimistic after reading everyone's blogs about dry scalp. Low and behold, the trend held true for me too. My scalp didn't itch much but was very dry. I used ACV with it too and that still didn't help. From now on I will go back to my regular routine.