Monday, December 17, 2007


Sorry, these photos are not in chronological order.

Its about 1am, I am tired...

About to do my first braid and band washing.

Too much hair left to do.....

I was so tired and my butt hurted so bad that when I got home, I wanted to sleep standing up! But I have an amazing head of beautiful SISTERLOCKS!......... Finally! Those of you who know me personally, know that for about 8 years, I have been claiming that I will get sisterlocked the next year and the year after that... Well, I finally did it. I have a great consultant that I trust. (Blenna Williams of Salon Nature'lle, Memphis, TN) She was very professional and fast. So I had no worries once I got in her chair. After she washed my hair, I was so thrilled that 1. she was finished and 2. my hair was beautiful! It was love at first sight. I am so excited about my journey. I can't wait to take my 1 year anniversary pictures.

Sidebar: I also went to Goulds last weekend to get my eyebrows waxed. I so desperately needed it!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

The Last Battle

I love my curl pattern when wet.... after it dries, it's another story!

Tonight will be known in my history as the last battle! The last night that I had to take 3 hours on washing my hair, the last night for the baby tears to cover my eyes when others tried to comb my hair, the last night for me to sweep up all the bb's that ended up on the floor or on Marley, the last night to burn my edges or ear trying to hot comb that hair that grows to my eyebrows. The list can go on and on. After washing my hair, I looked in the mirror and was like, Oh my God, I am finally going to do it after 8 years of thinking about it. I began to reminisce about all the fights my mom and I got into when I was little about washing and combing my hair. It was an all Saturday affair and I hated it. I never really cared about the straight look anyway but she did. It doesn't make any since that all my brothers could swim and I wasn't allowed to put my head under the water. I just learned how to swim last year! I am just glad that I learned. I love the water! I have been a prisoner to my head for a long time. I started growing my perm out in 1999 and cut off the remaining perm while on a trip to Gambia. I never thought about a perm since. Anyway, I had to take a pic of me with my favorite comb and my beloved brush. I have only had the comb for about a year. I broke the handle off while combing my hair shortly after I bought it but the teeth have remained intact and the comb has been great. I am mostly sad about my beloved brush. My mom bought this brush from Sears in the late 70s for her. I'm a 79 baby so I was probably about 3 or 4 when she started to use it in my hair. I combed my cabbage patch doll. my kid sister doll and barbie dolls with this brush. I have been using it since forever. I remember that I snuck it in my bag when I left for college. It has been with me thru all of my crazy styles. It is a very good brush to last all these years. I don't know what kind of bristles that the brush is made out of but it was like a massage every time it touched my scalp. Ok let me stop it almost sounds like I 'm having a love affair with my brush!LOL Today was more emotional than I thought it would be. I have to meet Blenna at 7:00 am tomorrow. I need some sleep. I am so full of thoughts and excitement, I may not be able to sleep...

bEFORE Sisterlocks....

With Sisterlocks!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Locked Testies

Today I was combing my hair and I noticed that my "test" locks appeared to be locked. I know better from reading the LIU (LockItUp Yahoo Sisterlocks Group) that it takes longer to lock. I think my hair density is the same as Dewdrop's. It gives the appearance of lock hair. When I wear my hair in small two stands, people start asking me a month later if I have locks. I have had my test locks for over a month now. Blenna is a busy woman... and I had to finish paying for it! ;) Anywhoo, Renea told me that my beautiful test locks will have to come out for an accurate parting grid when I asked her if I could color them or do something special for the elite 10. I just hope Blenna can get them out! However, I may ask her if I can leave them in. It will only be 10 out of 350+! I am so excited only 11 days left and counting!