Monday, September 13, 2010

Month 28

It's been busy an I haven't done much with my hair lately. I am pretty much trying to keep it retightened on a regular schedule. I'm in a bit of a styling rut but as my hair is growing out some I think I'll have more options.

On the sisterlocks trainee front, I finally submitted my certification application to the sisterlocks home office :-)

Here are some random pics I took last month. I had set my hair with soft spikes but didn't have time to let it try completely, so the curls had already fallen by the end of they day.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Month 26

So I've made it to month 26 of my sisterlocks journey. It's still hard to believe it's been that long. At this stage, I was surprised that I was able to take out one of my locks. I have some locks that are on the larger side, and they started to annoy me so I just figured I'd try to undo it and it actually worked. I decided to take out the one next to it and make the two locks into 3:

The one on the left is one of my original locks, and the 3 to the right are the ones I just did. I may combine the two on the left since one of them is a little on the small side now.
I haven't had a lot of time to do much to my hair, but after I retightened my hair I flat twisted the front and rodded the back. The pictures below were taken about a week after I set my hair, and a day after an intense workout that sweated out all of my curls :-)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

2 Years!!!

It's official!!! On May 19, 2010, I celebrated my 2 year lock anniversary!

OK, so I didn't do much celebrating (I was retightening a client's hair), but later that week or the next week I actually did get a massage and finished retightening my own hair :-)

As promised, here are the pictures of my bangs styled with a curling iron on low heat setting. The pics aren't the best but here it is:

Here are some comparison pics of my 1st day, 1st year, and 2nd year. Looks like I'm making progress...

Right side where I had a LOT of breakage when I started...

Back view...
(the middle picture is actually at about 13 months)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

To Color or Not to Color, That is the Queston

I will soon be at my 2 year lock anniversary. Time flies!

I am contemplating getting color when I hit my 2 year mark next month, but I'm not sure. I have seen varying degrees of results with Sisterlocks and color, and I'm not sure I'm ready to take the leap yet. I have seen differences in hair texture and breakage as a result, so I may not be willing to take that risk.

I did buy some henna some months back but am concerned about build up and my hair turning orange. I may consider doing a rinse to see how that works since it's only temporary. Anyone with experience/advice on color, please msg me.

I am in an experimentation phase with styling. I wanted more of a wrap look, so I got some large rollers but they didn't work that well. I have started using a curling iron on a low heat setting just to get a bend in the front of my hair for bangs and to frame my face. Everyone thinks I got a hair cut :-)

I am going to try to limit the heat on my hair, but I haven't seen any adverse effects from using the curling iron yet. I have noticed if the setting is too high, it can flatten your locks out some, especially locks that haven't matured yet. That happened to a few of mine but after I washed my hair they were back to normal. Also, the curl is so loose it doesn't hold up for long, maybe a day or so, and you can forget it if it's raining or humid.

I haven't done a roller set in a while but I also invested in a hair dryer so I don't have to always wait hours (or overnight) for a set. I still have yet to use it, especially since I got the curling iron around the same time.

My hair is still growing slowly at its own pace, but I'm still loving the journey. I will post more pics soon.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Month 22: My Tiny Ponytail

I'm inching up on 2 years, and I may have an inch of ponytail :-) No laughing please, but here it is:

Here is a lazy picture of the back of my hair I took while I was laying down. I can tell my hair is growing, but I am still a little paranoid that my locks in the back are too large. They aren't huge, but just big enough to be annoying to me since I really like small locks. I was hoping they would have contracted more by now, but I'll get over it.

In the sisterlocks trainee world, I have actually completed over 3 locking sessions but I still haven't submitted my application yet. My goal is still to turn it in by the end of the year, and if all goes well I'll get it in by the July deadline. Wish me luck!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

It's Been a Minute

OK, so I haven't blogged in a minute. It's been pretty busy and my computer crashed, so I've been playing catch up. I will be coming up on 22 months in a few weeks. It seems like just yesterday I was getting my locks and now I'm approaching two years. Time sure does fly.

I did hit a milestone of sorts a few weeks ago...(drumroll)...I have just enough hair to pull into a little ponytail. OK, so it's not impressive but I've seen smaller. I will post pics soon.

I am still working towards becoming a certified Sisterlocks consultant and have been pretty busy with retightenings and a few new clients. I'm definitely keeping busy :-)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

New Style

I experimented with a new style for a gala I went to over the weekend. I curled my hair with rods all over (smaller ones on the sides) and twisted it up. I think it turned out well...

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

20 Months Today

Today I am officially 1 year and 8 months Sisterlocked! I have graduated to using the green tea shampoo (which I love) but I will still probably use the starter shampoo every now and then. I also started using sisterlocks conditioner and moisturing spray. I also tried the Crinkles & Curls setting lotion. I didn't notice much difference in it holding my curls but it does smell good. It's supposed to make your hair dry faster. I guess I'm turning into a product junkie (no!!!!!!!).

I haven't been doing much with my hair lately, but it is still growing at its own pace. I did reach another silly landmark though....the headband! lol. OK, so I really don't wear headbands but I needed something to keep my hair out of the way when I wash my face (imagine that, hair in my I would end up with a few straight locks on the sides of my head when I set my hair because it would get wet while I washed my face (not cute). So I got some very thin headbands (they look more like big rubberbands) just to keep my hair dry and it's been working so far.

The pictures below were taken last month (at around 19 months) after I washed my hair:

More pics to come...