Lovin' it Nappy: My Sisterlocks Journey

My journey of going from relaxer, to natural to Sisterlocks. Come along with me and learn how to love that which God gave you naturally!!

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

I want to introduce you all to my dear friend and my local Sisterlock inspiration Ms. T. This woman has some awesome locks. She like many of us went natural, returned to the perm and then went back to natural and onto Sisterlocks. Her hair has taken off and she has served as personal cheerleader for several of us. Not only is her hair fantastic, but she is our diversity coordinator at the FPB School of nursing. She knows how to help a sista when times get tough. So hats off to Ms. T.


Sunday, January 14, 2007

Well, folks I am in business with my new camera, but I still have to learn a lot about the features.These pictures were self potraits and late in the day after having rolled my hair overnight on soft spikes. It doesn't look as curly as it did when I took the curlers out as I had fallen asleep and sort of smashed one side of it while at my mother in laws. I think I need a better setting lotion, gel or whatever as my curls don't last. I am generally happy with my hair, but just impatient wanting more length so that I can experience more versatility. I know that good things come to those who wait, but I a really want length and want it NOW :) No, but really it is more the bunching and and fuzziness that have me intermittently frustrated. It has been 10 months and I have a fair number of locs particularly in the front that just don't want to cooperate. They seem adverse to locing and just continue to frizz. I certainly thought that with my thick coarse hair that there wouldn't be any problem with locing anywhere on my head. I haven't been consistently banding my hair with washing as I felt like I was pulling apart more locs that I was maintaining with their use. I have avoided conditioning, which is killing me, to prevent unraveling. I wear a bonnet to bed nightly and for the most part avoid major manipulation of my hair. I do use products for locs to provide a sheen, because I do have a difficult time with dull, dry appearing hair. One product is by Jamaican Mango, Lime and the other by Clairol. So if anyone has any suggestions on how to reduce these issues, let me know.

On another note, I just came in from church spending about 3 hours with the youth of our church in prayer, testimony and support. Folks we need to keep the teens of today in prayer and close to our hearts. They face so many difficulties in their young lives. Be blessed as you begin the coming week.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Hello and a Happy and Blessed New Year to all. Well, I finally got the coveted digital camera for Christmas. I am adding a picture of the hubby and I New Year's eve on our way out the door to dinner. I am so excited so now I will be posting more often. I start school tomorrow so I will limit my post tonight, but stay tuned for more frequent updates and yes I still love my Sisterlocks.