Friday, December 18, 2009

Am I budding?

I am noticing some weird changes in my babies, the past couple of weeks. I noticed that halfway down the shaft of my locks, there is this like lump of hair. I have read a lot of books on locking, and styling. But I guess it just seems a little too soon. I am only 3 and 1/2 months in to my journey? Am I starting to lock?

I dunno. I figure I ask some of you all who have overcame this hurdle. Everyday I am trying to find a little more patience and remind myself why I got my beauties in the first place. It is so dry here in Detroit. It is like 10 degrees outside and it seems my hair is getting more and more brittle as the days go by. I have been a bad girl with the olive oil once even though my loctician said no. ( I know... I am a bad girl, *_*) but it was just too dry and I get scared sometimes. But I will be sure to harass her on Jan 9th when I go see her. Anywho what do you all think. Think I am starting to lock? Or is it all in my head?

Thursday, December 3, 2009


I couldn't rest until I showcased my curly q's for you guys!!!!!! Im wearing my hair out at work now and getting more compliments every day! My hair is filling in nicely, and I haven't put anything in it ( im sure this makes my consultant proud !!!! ;) Ashley you are the greatest girl!) I will be experimenting more in the upcoming months!!!!! Be Blessed Everyone!!!! And happy holidays!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Month 3

I can't believe I let my three month locversary come and pass me by! So much has happened this week it is rediculus. I was supposed to get my second reti on Nov. 21st, but some young "inexperienced" driver...(that's the nice way for me to put it..) slammed in to the side of me. Then I rescheduled, went back on Tues. Nov. 24th just to find out an hour later that someone broke in my house... ugh. So it was just drama drama drama! ANywho, I just thank God I am okay and that the baby wasn't with me in the car when that fool tried to do a u turn and slammed in to me. *_* However, thats that. My babies are doing well. I am starting to wear them out more and more. I notice the glares and stares but noone really says much. They are finally starting to fall in place and arent as fuzzy looking. My loctician says I am doing well, Just keep up with braiding and banding. Sorry for the cheesy pics.. lol no time to edit them on my own pc because that was taken too. Sigh. Dont you just love Detroit... not! ANywho thats it for me. I love MY HAIR!!!!!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Can't Believe IT.....

I got my first 4.0 the other day can you believe it!!! I have been going to Devry University online for about a year now and I cannot believe this much time has passed. I was a little irratated though by the haters out there who like to talk nonsene saying things like, "well you know DeVry used to be a technical school." As if my 4.0 doesn't mean anything because I don't sit in a traditional classroom setting. I just brushed them off, what made the comment worse was that it came from a college dropout. Tsk Tsk Tsk my people my people. When are we going to learn to just be happy for one another. I finally have some credits under my belt. I have been going to school for five semesters straight, full time, as well as working full time and being the best wife and mother I can possibly be, so after working I still come home and cook and clean and play with the baby. Now tell me that my 4.0 is not an acheivement after you do the things I do and still make time for school. *sigh*
Well now that I have gotten that off my chest... My babies are progressing fine. I hope to have adigital camera soon so I can get more photo happy because my T Mobile Dash just isn't getting it. I haven't done much to my since the updo, Just freestylin'. My mom still loves playing in my hair, but she urks me with the whole.. "when they get long they gonna look pretty talk". Not that I should be urked by that but coming from a woman who has spent the past 49 years bladheaded I would think she would share a little sympathy. smh. I just smile and keep it moving though. She is still my pride and joy and hopefully her seeing me go through this, she will want some for herself one day. More pics to come soon in month 3. HOOOORAYYY TO ME! I never thought I could get a 4.0 in anything and I did it. Never thought I would have the strength to go natural but I'm doing it. The world better look out...You never know whats' next... Till next time yall!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

It's Me again.....

I had my reti last saturday and all I can say is I wish it my consultant..... Dont get me wrong she was consultant has that "special touch" :) Anyway my first reti went well, I have noticed that my hair is starting to fill in nicely and the things i couldn't do with my hair in month 1 I now can do in month 2. Evrything is going well no breakage or anything, i got yelled at for putting olive oil in my hair though. :) anyway here are some pics after my first reti...

I bought this little accesorry from the beauty supply and this was the end result. I got kind of tire of covering my hair at work so i decided to get a little creative. I love my babies. I am gaining a little more patience...Well until next time everyone! Stay locked and stay blessed!

Thursday, October 15, 2009


I am so overdue for a retightening. I had to delay my appointment due to scheduling conflicts last week and I am so overanxious (as always) to see how I have progressed. Thanks to you all on LockitUp and here on the LHBE for support. This relationship I am having with my hair is like a marriage lol. The first 6 months seem like they are going to be the hardest. Its getting cold out here in Detroit and I noticed how my babies are reacting to this crazy weather we are having. I have been putting olive oil on my hair to try to keep it from being so brittle and breaking off, which my hair tends to do easy. This permed top at the top is making me go insane! I want to chop it off soo bad because it is conflicting with my look. It just stands out like a pink elephant in the room. smh. Anyway, the pics listed above are of me right after a wash about a week ago, I plan to wash once more before my retightening Saturday. At that time I guess i will ask my loctician about my rebel permed top. One question I have for the veterans out there is what can I do to care for my babies to keep them braking off in this cold weather? They feel really fragile... Well until next time you guys!!!!! Stay Locked and Stay Blessed!

Thursday, October 1, 2009


I don't know what it is, but as a newbie I seem to have this ongoing obsession with those women out there who started out with short sisterlocks. Yea, Yea, I know they will grow. But I really be into their blogs looking at every step of their process. lol. I guess that is just part of my growing process. That's not to say I don't look at the tons of women who started out long...its just..inspiration of sorts for me. other news, I am due for a retightening on Oct. 9th. Im not as anxious seeing that my loctician had to "fix" a few of my locs last week. I do have some slippage going on, and my babies are starting to do what they feel like doing. I have like three different textures in my head. The top is still permed. It doesn't want to leave!!!! The back is soft and curly, and everywhere in the middle has its own identity. I haven' t really put anything on my hair out of fear of more slippage, but I did put a little olive oil on it because it felt really dry after a wash one day. FOr the most part the itch has subsided (thank the Lord) and I have been taking it easy lately with the styling. Sometimes I roll it, but most days I just wet and go! Gotta love it. Thats' all for now. Lets see what month 2 holds. See ya soon!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Month 1!

I cannot believe it has been a month already. Some of the things I have experienced this month have been quite different. My hair is still changing. I have a lot of itch going on, but not as much as when I first started. I love being able to just put water on my hair and just go. I went to see my locktician on Wednesday because a lot of my locks at the top slipped (because it is permed, dumb decision when i wanted a weave to look good back in it doesn't want to leave :( ) and she told me I may be putting too much water on them. It is killing me that I cannot put anything on them, because they feel dry at times. I don't know, but I trust her and she obviously knows what she is doing so I'm all ears. I keep driving my sister crazy asking her should I wear them for everyone to see. Lol. She likes them, and says I shouldn't be scared of how I will be received, because as long as I love them what else matters right? Every time I go to my moms house he immediately starts to fiddle around in my hair. She likes them and can't believe how long they actually are (my hair shrinks up a lot unless its straightened which i refuse to do, absolutely refuse to use curlers, I feel they take away from my babies) I don't know if this has happened to anyone else but I was tripping out for a while, thinking what did I do? I really paid this much money to get my hair like this? Then I started having these weird dreams that someone had permed my hair and I got really frantic because I was trying to get locks and i just knew this perm wouldn't grow up. I have had that dream at least twice. smh. I just wake up glad that it was a dream and run and look and mirror and smile at my babies. I guess you can in a sense call it postpartum anxiety. I'm definitely learning a lot of patience that's for sure. I think a lot about them and wonder how they will look next month at 6 months and at a year. But only time will tell. Well that's it for today. Ttyl8r! I'm so excited to watch them mature... *_*

Monday, September 14, 2009

My Reasoning...

I think maybe I should go ahead and just get it all out. I'm saying this so that everyone can understand my reasoning for getting sisterlocks. I have been asked this question over a hundred times in the past three weeks and it more than just a hairdo for me. I used to be the girl the changed her hair every five minutes since about 5th grade. Growing up I was always teased for having short hair. As I got older I became accustomed to doing my own hair and it has been that way ever since. I may have spent in excess of $30,000 dollars on my hair. After seeing a girl with sisterlocks last year I fell in love. I knew I had to grow that perm out!
Anyway thats that. Will I be cutting them out, naw. Why would I do that. This is a dedication for me. At first I was worried if they would grow, but I see that is the least of my worries now. I will posting more pics of some of the things I have been doing with my babies. I can feel them starting to change. Last night I did a small bantu knot with my babies and I have some small curls that didn't turn out half bad. I was washing my hair more frequently than I should have but that was because the itch was soo unbearable! Since doing an ACV rinse I feel better. Its not that bad anymore. Today is the first day I wore my babies to work without having them covered. I feel great. Its the real me and I really love it! Let me know what you guys think! Ciao!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

I DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!

I cannot begin to express how excited I am about my babies! LoL! I couldn't hardly wait until Aug 25th. I could barely sleep the night before. I was thinking about how I got here. As you can see I got a little photohappy with all the pictures and slideshows.... I have 417 sisterlocks and I am very very happy with that number. Paulette you are the greatest girl! Who would have thought that this crazy little woman that came running up to you at the Comerica Cityfest would actually get locked. I love them. I could probably say that a million times. My locking session took about 8- 9 hours. Not bad at all my loctician moves veryfast, but she is so gentle. It was the most relaxing hair session I have ever had in my life!!! I want to do something with this itching though! I can't wait to see what they will look like when they begin to mature. But I am going to enjoy each step of the way. See you all soon.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


So I am sooo excited! I have been following everyone's blog on the LHBE and I am so in love. I cannot remember how I came across the site but I am glad that I did. I have never been so nervous but excited in my entire life. I have been the girl that wears a new hairstyle every week! You know the on that has red hair one day and braids the next! Yea that was me. When I saw a girl at a luau party last year I fell in love with sister locks. I have been to two consultations with my consultant and I have never been so ready to do something in my life...I will be posting pics of my "babies". Any advice is truly appreciated! I cannot wait to see what the future holds for me and my beauties...I'm motiv8ted...See you in the Blogs!