Wednesday, December 10, 2003

My first message to the Lockitup Yahoo group

Hey SL/BL family,

I joined the family on November 28th and I just signed up to Lockitup
last night, shall I say. Sandy, thanks for your yahoo group. I
finally figured out how to upload the pictures from my mini dvd to my
computer. It's only a mere 11 days worth of Journey, but I thought
it would be nice to share. I think I will use the yahoo photos to
document the "growth".

Thanks to Imani of Pomona, Ca for hookin' a sistah up!! It took
right under 8 hours. My sister and I see her in the morning for her
consultation. I'd say, Sisterlocks can be contagious. My sister saw
my attitude and spirit change (for the better) once I got my
Sisterlocks! It was three years in the making (time, money, and the
right consultant), but I'm in, Praise God!

I received many compliments already and sistahs are inquiring about
the Sisterlock process. It appears that there are a lot of sistahs
who want to be chemically, weave, braid, etc. free, but may have a
fear of taking the big step! Me, I'm just thrilled to not
have "other People's hair" in my head anymore!!! So, shout back and
let me know what you think. I hope you are able to see the pics. Let
me know if you have trouble. Peace and blessings!

Most of the pics from my beginning stages are here on the blog or on my fotki account.

Friday, November 28, 2003

Pictures of the beginning of my Sisterlock Journey

Update: I changed the collage to add my "before pictures"

These are pictures of my locking session with Imani. This collage thing is new to me, so I can't put the pictures in order.
Included in this collage is my hair with "Q" braids, which is the style I was wearing up until 11-25-03. I like wearing my hair in a bob and look forward to having that option as my hair grows. I cut that fake hair out and then started taking down the cornrowed braids. I had it dyed two days before the locking session and of course the pictures you see of me today have only a little of the dye left. I guess it either shrunk up or fell off. Not sure exactly. The dye did give me problems with dryness and although I love the color, I doubt I will dye it again for a good minute. The guy in the picture is Cyrus Friday, my hair color specialist. If I dyed my hair again I'd have to make a trip back to Costa Mesa, Ca. He was good! You can see I had a decent amount of hair to start with. This should give you an idea of how small the initial locks were. A lot of times folks feel a little weird and insecure when they first get the Sisterlocks, well, I'll speak for myself, I felt wierd and insecure. The locks were so small and I had a ton of scalp showing. I had to keep telling myself to "get used to it". One day, in less than a month, the parts started to go away. The two pictures on the bottom left of the front two-strand twist are what I did to hold off the day before getting locked, wich was the day after Thanksgiving. I really didn't know what to do with it. Cheezy picture. Oh well! Enjoy the pictures. Posted by Picasa

Monday, October 13, 2003

Pre Sisterlock Hair Style

This picture was taken a month before I got my Sisterlocks. I managed to wear "Q" braids quite well and always got a lot of positive attention concerning my hair. The pain of it all was having to drive into L.A. from Orange County to get the hair. So I tried to "stock up" whenever I made the trip to Inglewood. Posted by Picasa