Sunday, August 23, 2015

I trimmed my locs!

It was a hard decision. I love my hair and its length. But at some point, it's just time. My consultant was really pushing me to do it. I thought about going to a professional. But in the end, I just grabbed some scissors and did it myself. Interestingly, at first glance it doesn't really look that much different and I took off around three inches. However, the ends are much cleaner now. It is a neater, more professional look. I like it.

The video Loctician also has a great video on cutting sisterlocs:

Monday, May 12, 2014

I let it go almost 8 weeks!

Yikes! Do I need to get a retighten! I never let it go this long. It feels like when I used to get my hair relaxed and I let it go just a week or so too long. It's gonna be painful but I will take my advil and let my consultant wreak havoc on my tender scalp! :/

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Considering sisterlocks? Jot this down!

When I first was looking into sisterlocks, like most sistas, I couldn't get enough of the blogs. I wanted to know everything. But most of all, I wanted to see pictures. What would my hair look like in a year, two years, five years! Pinterest is a bonanza of photos for the curious. I am not sure how many Pinterest spots there are, but collectively there have to more thousands of images. If you're a newbie or someone who is considering getting sisterlocks, you won't want to miss this. 

Here's a link:

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Pros/Cons of Sisterlocks -- just a few more to add to the list on Clutch

Did you happen to catch the article on Clutch about the pros and cons of sisterlocks? (Here's a link: They hit all the main points so I won't bother to repeat them here. But there are a few I think they missed:

1) Great for the style-challenged: I have never been great with styling my own hair. Sisterlocks is a built-in style. I wake up and look great. Love that.

2) Versatile: If you are the type of person who gets bored easy, you might think locs would be a poor choice. Not so. You can curl, twist, braid, updo, color -- even flat iron (Check this out:

3) Many men love them: Seriously. When you've got this long, beautifully flowing sisterlocks that are naturally yours, it's sexy.


1) There are haters. People who are just anti-loc (See the new military ban on locs: Just a reality check that while we may feel liberated, not everyone is celebrating our new-found freedom.

2) When they get long, washing them is a longer process. I have so much hair and it takes forever for it to dry. But oh how I love them when they are freshly cleaned.

3) Lint. It's a pain if you get it stuck in your locs and looks awful in your hair. Using a silk or satin  hair wrap at night and microfiber wash cloths are good too. BlackKofi just did a review on the Turbie Twist:

It's a New Day!

I LOVE my loctician's new digs. Because she is no longer mobile, she is rested, refreshed, and speedy. I have a lot of hair, for sure. But my retights use to take nearly 8 hours. Now, I'm down to 5! That is HUGE. It's like found time in the day. Truthfully, with the retights taking so long, I was starting to wonder if it the time had come to return to the tiny afro. But now I'm a sisterlocks soldier once again! :)

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

This day had to come...

My loctician is no longer offering mobile services. I knew it could only last so long. She would come to MY house to do my hair. I loved it. Sooooo ultra convenient. But while awesome for me, it was killing her. Clients were doing all kinds of crazy stuff like cooking meals inbetween retights and fighting with their spouse. And then there are the Bebes kids who drive her nuts while she's working. For this and more, she decided it was time to go brick and morter. I love her dearly so I'll be making the trek to her place now. It sure was nice while it lasted.

Celebrating 3 Years of Sisterlocks!