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!!

Sunday, May 18, 2008








Well, I know I have been absent for awhile. Work and family have kept me extremely busy. Both my mom and mother-in-law have had health problems. We have had a death in the family, our dear Aunt Emily, who was 93 years old and as sharp as a whip!! On the positive side, our son has graduated from his law school program at Ohio State University (see photo).




We are planning our first vacation in about 5 years. We are going to Scottsdale, AZ. I know it will be hot, but I just can't wait to get away. Our daughter will be joining us. We are planning to get full body massages, go horse back riding and just sit at the pool with a book. Oh yeah, I plan to take a nap or two in the middle of the day.




Well since this is a blog about hair, let me talk about that for a minute. I am sooooo happy with my hair. It is the hair that I used to see on others and admire. I have length, body and the right amount of fullness. I have been getting so many compliments and I am loving it!!!! I sort of want color, but my last experience was not positive. My hair became hard and brittle. I have been using a rinse, but want something with a little more pizazz. My only compliant about my hair is that several locks have lint embedded and this is discouraging. I tie my hair up about 90% of the time. I wonder if clothing, ie necklines don't also contribute. Any hints for getting the lint out? I have heard of folks talking about the use of markers to cover the lint. I did try teasing it out, but was instead interrupting the integrity of the lock. But once again, I must say, "I love my locks!!!"

10 Comments:

  • At 8:26 PM, Blogger Shavonne said…

    For the embedded lint, try using a black or brown Sharpie.

     
  • At 8:17 PM, Blogger Linda said…

    Thanks for the advice Shavonne. I'm going to try it this weekend.

     
  • At 9:09 PM, Blogger Nihuru said…

    Congratulations on your sons graduation. I too have a son at OSU. He is a sophomore.

    I've read that some people use a lint brush (the kind that is like tape)that is used on clothing to remove the lint. When I forget to wear my cap and get lint in my locs, I pick it out with a safety pin.

     
  • At 6:52 PM, Blogger Naturally Sophia said…

    Hi Linda! Sorry about the loss in your family, but congratulations on your son's graduation from law school. Your hair looks fabulous!

     
  • At 6:54 PM, Blogger Naturally Sophia said…

    As far as the link, Onyx Cherry uses a tweezer. I just dye over my lint and hair with a rinse every 3-6 months. I use an all naturally dye called naturtint. The Sharpie will work too. I just can't bring myself to sleep or shower with a cap.

     
  • At 9:18 AM, Blogger Kandgoods said…

    goodness, stopping by to admire, your locks are gorgeous!!

     
  • At 11:28 PM, Blogger Linda said…

    Thanks ladies for all the hints on covering the lint. I have been rinsing and it helps a little. I have yet to try the sharpie, so that is next on the list.

     
  • At 6:24 PM, Blogger Goodnapps said…

    Just stopping by to say hello.

     
  • At 1:02 PM, Blogger Thandi said…

    Your locs are lovely!

     
  • At 3:10 PM, Blogger Toki PhD said…

    Your locs look great. Thanks for stopping by my blog! We can definitely talk about disparities sometime.

     

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