Wednesday, August 14, 2013

UPDATE & Lifestyle Changes

Hello All! I have been going through so many changes this past year. As I approach my 4 year locversary, and now that I am 27, I find myself wanting to make some real changes. I am still doing sisterlocks, but find that I am having trouble finding a qualifying head as a trainee. However, I will press forward because it wasn't as if the class was free. Last year this at this time I found myself laid off from my job with the State of Michigan and remained unemployed until I received an offer about a week ago. I am elated on this offer because after 34 interviews and finding myself severely depressed, I have a job that is beyond awesome and meets my needs. So where does this leave me. I am happy. That much I do know. However, since being laid off I haven't been very kind to my body. I have gained a good 20 pounds since being off and it wasn't like i was a size 2 when I became unemployed so you get my drift. I have decided to juice during the day, exercise, and have a small dinner before 7 p.m. I hope these changes not only helps my mood, but will be vital to the health of my hair as well. After coloring I find that my hair gets very dry. My hair also has a lot of buildup so I will start doing acv rinses, something I haven't done since I started. I hope to start new. And I hope these changes will put me on track to being good to myself and getting back to me. Until next time..

Monday, May 13, 2013

Guess What!

Yup I did it! I enrolled to take the Certified Sisterlocks Consultant training class! This feels so liberating!!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

3 years in! My Locs at 38 months!

Hello All! I'm Busy busy busy busy!!!! But here is a quick update on my sisterlocks! I do not do too much with my babies lately. I am thinking of purchasing the wrap-a-loc set today, so once I get them in I will be sure to be more diligent about posting pics. I have had issues with my curls lasting. Now that my hair is getting a little bit longer, i think I need to set my hair for a little while longer. I have had my braid out one day and already it is beginning to fall. I am also thinking of coloring again but am afraid it will be too light...Plus I love my color...I will be perusing websites for some information on how to style my locs. Slowly but surely I am gaining versatility! See ya soon!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Long Time No See!!!!!!!

Okay, so I know it has been a while. :-) Needless to say going to school for your MSA, studying for the GMAT, and getting acclimated to a new job has been a bit much these past few months. Okay so its beeen more like 9 months...But you get my point. So enough of the cry baby story....How's my hair? FABULOUS lol. I will post better pictures, but in the meantime the pics you see are of me in more recent months. The first one is a braid out sometime around 28 months and the 2nd one is frestyling at about 33. Braidouts tend to be my choice lately as it is easy to accomplish after washing. Would you believe that I actually took the leap and colored my hair! *gasps* After all my worrying about breakage i decided to go ahead and do it anyway. I realy like it too, its not too edgy, just a lighter brown than my natural tone. I sat and I realized the other day that I will be locked for 3 years this August! I cannot believe how time flies. Weave free for three years? Who would have known.... See you soon!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Is It Hypocritical........?

........As a natural sistah to cut your son's hair because you are tired of dealing with it everyday? I have been at odds with this whole process of cutting my youngest child's hair. This doesn't mean I didn't love his extremely, extremely tightly coiled hair :) It just got to be a bit much to comb it at 6 a.m. And he surely didn't want to sit still for a detail session with his hair. Needless to say i was criticized for being loc'd and not "accepting" the "struggle" of combing the baby's hair everyday. I love his hair, but mommy is tired and he didn't want to sit for it.....I was stuck in between a rock and a hard place on this..... I cut it for both our sanity. The new haircut does make him seem a bit older. Looking at him many people think he is a year old when he is only 8 months. Yes. I couldn't hold out...If I had it my way he would have baby locs lol... What do you guys think?????????

Sunday, August 28, 2011

2 YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yayyyyyy! I have reached the 2 year mark on 8/25/11. Needless to say I am both elated and frustrated all at the same time. This past year has gone by really fast. Between having my second child, finishing my degree, dealing with my husband and changing professions.......I have been overly stressed. I haven't done many styles to my hair this past year, partially because of all the weakening and breakage I have experienced. I will say that I am partially to blame for this as I am not great at conditioning my hair, or tying it up at night. My silk pillowcase has been in the linen closet for the past year. That has been mainly due to the fact that I saw no need for it, I assumed my hair would grow regardless. Couple this with the stress, and lack of conditioning, and postpartum hair loss and BAM! there you have it...LOCK LOSS!

I can't begin to tell you how many locks I have lost. I have lost four in this week alone and i have a few that are hanging on by one strand for dear life. The loss has occur ed along my hairline only on the edges.One of the longest locks I have is about to break off. I wouldn't be so frustrated , if it didn't take so long for my hair to grow. Don't get me wrong, I am happy with my locks, the GOOD and THE BAD so please do not get the wrong impression. When you have put so much energy in to trying to grow it, it hurts when it falls out in the sink. Especially when you have been down this road as a permie before.

So instead of dwelling on the negative and being hurt, I have decided to take action. I will be using the organic root stimulator system to restore my edges. The fertilizing serum helped when I lost my hair in the past. I will change my diet, by eating more veggies and drinking more water, exercising (with the time I have), and taking hair supplements. I recognize my hair is brittle and fragile to begin with, so sleeping in a bonnet and conditioning my hair at least bi-weekly will be a start. I was on a routine of just washing and going and I believe this may have contributed to my loss.

What do I look forward to next? My hair gaining it's strength back. On Septemeber 24th I will be visiting my loctician so that we can fix my hair. I tend to overexaagerate these things, but this is serious to me. When your locks start snapping off something is WRONG!I would like for my locks around the edges to be combined, or the same size as the ones in the center and near the back because it is so fragile. To not compromise my locs any further, I hope we can agree on this. Of course....still after two years I am STILL HOPING FOR SOME LENGTH. And yes I am still contemplating extensions. I am simply tired of my hair not being healthy for one, and not feeling as confident about it.

I do want to continue with my natural hair, that was the whole purpose of my not getting extensions to begin with.My hair has grown, there is no denying that. pretty soon I will have the pony I want so badly. I will be taking a break from DIYing to go see my loctician. I hope to be able to color it sometime in the fall, but this is not a definite thing. After going to my loctician for a few months and getting back on track I am sure things will be fine... I look forward to my second year and I wonder what I have to look forward to next.....

Sunday, June 19, 2011

22 months :)

On a more lighter note here is a cute updo I did last month right after a Reti with my loctician. It didn't take a lot of manuevering, just five hairpins, and wet hair, and a flat iron and pow here was the outcome.

Let me know what you guys think!