Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Sisterlock Training Class, Learning & Laughter

Well I took the Sisterlock Consultant Training class and guess who helped teach the class 2 out of the 4 days that I was there........

That's right! Dr. Cornwell herself! This women has got to be one of the most down to earth, funny, intellectual people that I have ever met. She is really cool and so funny!

Dr Cornwell's sisters and niece helped teach the class as well and they all have a wonderful sense of humor and made the class so enjoyable. I felt so privileged to be taught by the originator of Sisterlocks and her family. I learned so much.

It was so many different kinds of Sisterlocks there. There were colored locks........

Long Flowing Locks................

Short Cute Locks......................

Caucasian Locks....................

All of the locks were beautiful and original.

During the four days, friends were made and so much was learned. It was really a fantastic experience that allowed me to learn not only the Sisterlock method but so so much more!

Until next time, Love and blessings to everyone!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

18 &19 Months, Curls, Crinkles, & My Lovely Sisterlocks

Hey sisterlock fam! Its been a little while. Just wanted to show you pics of what?!..........My hair of course. LOL! Everything is going pretty good with my locks. They are locking more each month. My growth seems to be stunted because of the locking process so my hair pretty much looks the same length wise. But to me it looks more like locks instead of little braids now days. Which I am happy with. The back of my hair is fully locked but the front from the ear forward is still in the locking process. I am taking the Sisterlock class next week so I will be able to at least touch up the areas that are still locking and become really loose and not have to wait until my retightening appointment. I think that will help a lot. I am still not sure if I am going to be a DIYer. My hope is to become certified and do other peoples hair. Then sit back and watch them enjoy their hair as much as I do since I sisterlocked my hair. Choosenvessel hipped me to the lavender water on her blog and let me tell you, I love the stuff. It makes my hair smell heavenly. My hair is so bouncy and full of body. I do nothing but wash with sisterlocks starter shampoo twice a month, deep condition once a month with sisterlocks conditioner and lightly spritz with water & oil mixture everyday. I have only tried Carol's daughter Tui Hair oil and the sisterlock brand oil. I like them both. I always dilute the oil with water though. FYI, I do not mix the lavender water with oil. I use that alone. So some days water is all I use. To style my hair in updo's hair pins are my best friend. It is so easy. Most of my up do's are just by me throwing my hair up and pinning. Then I will look in the mirror and say "hey not bad" Well enough talk and on to the pics of styles and even some freestyling. I missed a couple of months blogging, but I still took pics. So here are some pics from my 18th and 19th month. I could not get the slide show to post simutaneously with this so the slide show is in the post below.

PS The 2nd day wet set is after I played tennis and was sweating my behind off. My curls were still on point. I love sisterlocks!!!

As always
Love peace and blessings :-)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Lint, My Favorite Throw & Sisterlocks

Well, I have a bit of a dilemma. I have a throw that I absolutely love. It is so soft and keeps you warm but not too hot. Everyday after a long day at work and school I curl up with it and read or look at TV right before I go to sleep. But to my dismay I was informed by my consultant that it leaves red lint in my locks! I had not noticed before, but after she told me I started to notice the red lint.

What is a girl to do. I mean look how comfy I look. I have become quite fond of this throw. To the point my family teases me. I don't care about their little comments, but I do care about my Sisterlocks! I just had to blog about this cause I needed to get it off my chest and it involved my Sisterlocks. My choice is this, either I am going to have to renounce my favorite throw or wear one of those hideous non sexy bonnets to bed. Sexy for the DH is very important. looks like good bye comfy throw :'-( Hey maybe I will be able to find a black one!!! Thanks for listening.

Until next time.....keep smiling

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Beauty, Individuality & Sisterlocked Sisters

My Sisterlocked Sister met me for after work drinks. While we were out I took pics of her hair. With her permission I have posted her pics for your viewing pleasure. I will admit it......I have a little lock envy going on here! LOL! I mean just look at her perfect uniform locks! It is hard to believe that our lock anniversaries are only 1 month apart. She was locked in Oct. 06, me in Nov. 06 and our hair was pretty much the same length. Just goes to show you how different every body's locks are. That is what I love about Sisterlocks. They give you your own individual style and beauty.

Just take a look at my hair on the same day.

It is longer, no way near as uniform. Most of my ends are still loose where nearly all of hers are closed. Gosh it is taking my hair so long to lock. That is one of the things I love about her hair, it locked much quicker than mine. But you know I must admit that I love the differences. I love my locks and I love hers too. Both are beautiful to me.
I had a ball hanging out with my Sisterlocked Sister. We had fun, fun, fun!

Until next time, Love, Peace and Blessings!

Friday, May 9, 2008

18 Months & The Ponytail Set

I tried the pony tail set that Salkis Re demonstrated.

I liked it. It turned out pretty good. It definitely cut the drying time way down. I only stayed under the dryer for about 45 min. My hair is fairly thick so I usually have to stay under the dryer about a hour and a half when I use the perm rods and 2 hours with soft spikes. The ones you see hanging off the side are short locks that kept coming out of the ponytail so I just rolled them up. I think it will look better once my hair grows a little more.
What I liked most about it is that it gave it the look that usually takes 2 days for the curls to fall. I had curls but they were not too tight. I will definitely be doing this again. What a time saver!! Thanks Salkis Re!! It seems like my hair was longer last month. I believe that it is shrinking which is good. Cause I believe that means it is finally locking more. I believe that only about 70% of my hair is locked.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Tomoka Twist & The Peace Lilly

They are both so pretty to me!! The Tomoka Twist is the biggity bomb! I absolutely love it!! The pics really do not do it justice. It has little rings around the ornaments. So it looks so rich to me. Like a real piece of jewelry in my hair. I love silver so when I saw she had a silver one I just had to have it. I love my peace lilly as well. It sits in my kitchen. I really do not have a green thumb and I almost killed it last year, so to see the pretty blooms warms my heart. I hope you enjoy the pics of it as much as I do when I come home and look at it everyday. May 1st was my 18 month anniversary but there is not much difference in my hair. In the pics I am doing my favorite free style. Click on the pics to get a more detailed look. Enjoy and have peace and blessings!!!!

Friday, April 4, 2008

17 Months

This is me at 17 Months. The tight curls are with perm rods. The looser curls are with Soft Spikes. I twisted my hair first then rolled it with SS. The other pics I was free styling

Monday, March 3, 2008

16 Months

Thursday, February 28, 2008


Aw snap! One side of my hair is considerably shorter than the other side! Just take a look at the pics below. I know why. I did it to myself. When my locs were in their baby stages I had stringy ends on just one side because I decided to dye my hair before I got it Sisterlocked. The dye changed the texture of my hair only in certain spots. I was livid! I had cut off all my permed hair and waited until I had enough hair to Sisterlock and the day before I was to get the Sisterlocks the bad dye job changed my texture. I called my consultant almost in tears. She said not to worry and that I could still get my locks I got my locks and they looked great except for one side had stringy ends. I took it as long as I could, but then I could not stand it any more. It seemed harmless at the time so I just snipped them off. It did not seem like it would make that much difference. That is what I get for being scissor happy. I guess I will have to even it out. Oh seems as if I still have not learned my lesson. LOL! The only thing I can say about this is........wait before you dye. Make sure your hair is ready. Or at least get it professionally done. Yes I did the bad dye job myself. My consultant teases me. She calls it the DIE job! Although I do look at blaqkofi and sister-in-locks and have color envy. I just know that my hair texture requires me to be patient and wait. Heck,I am almost 16mo. locked and I am still braiding and banding.


No laughing. Just keep reading the blog......Lol!!! (my daughter did this to me)
When my hair grows up it wants to be just like Blaqkofi and Sister-in-locks and all the other beautiful Sisterlock sisters that have color
Stay blessed

Thursday, February 14, 2008

I've been tagged.....

I have been tagged by s0utherngirl so here is my attempt at trying to post links and stuff. LOL!

1. Link to the person that tagged you
2. Post the rules on your blog
3. Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself
4. Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs
5. Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

1. I am a left handed middle child. Don't worry, I am still relatively normal. LOL!
2. Golf relaxes me. I love it
3. I love music. Of all kind. My sister used to call me jukebox because I would always start singing a song that would relate to the situation we were in. She said I always have a song in my heart.
4. My first automatic car was in 1997. I love manual cars. They are sporty, cost less and are usually more fuel efficient. The only reason I have an automatic now is because after my second child my knees started acting up on me. And the clutch was just aggravating the situation.
5. An email was circulated that instructed my friends and family to describe me in one word. Some said funny and some real. No one used any other words but those two. I was like wow........interesting. And true.
6. I have excellent intuition. I do not know why. My husband thinks it is amazing. I told him I think it is partly a gift and partly because I listen and am very aware of my surroundings.
I tag

Friday, February 8, 2008


Greetings everyone. Hope this Friday finds you happy in spirit and well in health. Just wanted to post pics of.........MY HAIR!! I must say that I love my sisterlocks.
They have brought me a freedom that I did not deem possible regarding loving how my hair looks and the low maintenance to acheive that look. My hair moves and is soft and shakeable.:-)

I am getting better at self portraits. Hope these show some texture and capture how my hair looks in person. Some of these came out pretty interesting.

Have a good weekend! Love, peace and blessings!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

14 Months