Wednesday, January 30, 2008

14 Months

In the above photo bucket was just fooling around with my camera. This is me currently(just realized I am 14 months not 13). My hair looks a little drawn up. Probably because I just washed it and had it retightened over the weekend. Some days my hair looks longer. Check out my Indianapolis T-shirt. I am in Detroit via Indianapolis. That is where I was born and raised. My home town prompted my blog name. Man it is hard to take decent pics of your self. Guess I will have to recruite my fam to help me. Cause in some of these pics I look funny. LOL!!!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

11 month & 1 year anniversary

Here we are months month 11 and my 1 year mark. Unfortunately I only have one pic of me at my 1 year mark and it isn't even a good one. It is me in the burgundy blouse. My lock anniversary is Nov. 1, 2006. The pic was taken Thanksgiving 2007. The other pics were taken during my birthday, which was October, 2007. The Thanksgiving pic is my famous braid out. I wore that a lot once my hair started growing and I had some curly q's on my ends and some ends were doing their own thing. The braid out made it look more uniform. My birthday hairdo is a rod set with water and lotta body. Then I got under the dryer for about 30 minutes. I am currently 13 months. I plan to post current pics of me as soon as I get my camera back from my daughter. Until then blessings and good cheer!

9th & 10th months

This is me around the 9th and 10th months. I was finally able to put my hair in a sort of puff pony tail. And of course I was still doing the braid out thing. Wash braid hair in 4 french braids to the back let dry (if in a hurry, get under dryer for about 15 minutes) then finger comb and go. The older this style got, the better it would look.

7th & 8th Months

These pics are of around 7th and 8th months. Top pics in black is a braid out. I washed it the day before my retightening and did about 4 french braids to the back. Took them down and got the retightening and this is how it turned out. The bottom pics in lavender I was free styling. I still had quite a few of the curly q's on my ends so I just let them be. I was digging it. Wake up, shake out and I was out the door! Gotta love it. :-)

Monday, January 28, 2008


Here I am with more styles. I did a roller set. I needed to finger through it more. The next day it looked better. I used the hard rollers with the clamp on fasteners. I soon came to realize that those rollers are not so good for locks. They left holes in some of my locks and my consultant had to fix them. I currently use rods and soft spikes to obtain curls. I believe I was about 8 or 9 months locked here.


Below is a pic of me with a style that my daughter's friend did. She twisted the front and left the back free style. I was around 6 month locked here.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Up until this point I am following the directions of my consultant. I wash my hair with sister locks starter shampoo and that is pretty much it. I am still braiding and banding. It is amazing how my hair makes it own natural oil. Especially when I massage the scalp. Well I am up to the 6th month of my chronological preview of my SL's I will post again soon to bring you all the way up until now (which is 13 months) I hope these pics and the small amount of info that I have given helps someone out. I Can not say enough good things about SL's. My kids tease me and tell me that they can not believe that I like my hair. When I had permed styles I hardly ever liked my hair. Now I just love it. Have a good weekend!

5th & 6th Months

Above are pics of around 5th and 6th month. My hair regiment is nothing. Spritz with water in the morning or just let the shower steam let the bed hair fall naturally. At this point I did start to experiment with styles. The pics in the stripped shirt is a rod set. I filled a spray bottle with 3/4 water and 1/4 lotta body(got that tip from BlaqKofi) Sprayed then rolled with rods. Set under the dryer for about 20 min. and walla!

2nd and 3rd Months

When I first started my locks I was doing a 1/2 marathon. It really helped that I did not have to worry about my hair. Literally the only thing I did was wash and go! (of course I had to braid and band) LOL! Above are pics of around my 2nd and 3rd months. In the black is before retightening and the red is after. I think this was when my hair went through looking like it was swollen. I loved it!!! My hair always did grow fast but SL's really made it take off! Can you consultant is sooooo talented! Go Paulette!!!

6 weeks

This is around 6 weeks. I loved the short sassy locks. Please work with me on posting. I will get better. :-)

4 Weeks

Here I am after my retightening @ 4weeks

Day 1 of locks

Here are some pics of my locks the day after they were installed. I took them with a cell phone so the clarity is bad.
I have always loved my locks even at this stage.

Thursday, January 24, 2008


I am new to this blog thing. But I feel as if I know many of you. I finally created my own blog so that I can talk and share. It really was not as time consuming as I thought. I have been on loc down for 13 months now. I plan to post my journey soon. This is my first post and of course I am running out the door. I just wanted to say that BlaqKofi is the person that convinced me to get sister locks. She gave so much info and her hair is slammin! She seems so nice and down to earth as well as many other bloggers I have viewed. I have 3 Brunsli ties already and plan to get a few of the Tomoka Twist real soon. I am excited about my blog and hope to gain friends and more info regarding Sisterlocks as well as other topics. Well I have to go. Chat with you soon.