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My Sisterlocks™ Install: July 2005♥ Retightening Class: June 2008 ♥Mom of 2 Sisterlocked Daughters! ♥I am so proud of them...

July 22, 2014

Sisterlocks with Copper Highlights

On July 18, 2014...





Kandi Manning was careful not to have my request for Copper highlights result in a color too bright for my skin tone. So my while my highlights are subtle against my naturally dark hair, the copper highlights are yet noticeable throughout my Sisterlocks... and I LOVE IT!!



July 21, 2014

Looser Sisterlocks Curly Fro

This is my version of YouTuber DeidraMM's  Sisterlock Curly Fro... For my version I attempted to somewhat maintain the A-line stacked Bob haircut effect I was going for in having my locks of 9 years cut this way. (My hair still doesn't stack high like I envision it to... got that fine hair...but people say that they can see the wedge-effect, particularly when my head down...)

I used Lottabody setting lotion on my dampen hair, Lock Loops in the top of my head and pipe cleaners in the back.
I resisted finger-combing my hair much by just merely shaking my head to breakup the curls in my hair.

I created this look in the summertime so my curls did fall quickly at the longest part of my head: the top. As such, I did have to revisit the hair rolling process again, but on the second go around, I used only pipe cleaners for the curls that had fallen out due to the humidity. It came out pretty good...but now I'm wondering if my diluted Lottabody solution is too watery... because it seems that my curls still fall with the product in my fine Sisterlock'd hair.

ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR FIRM HOLDING PRODUCTS FOR FINE HAIR?? Do tell...

All in all, I will definitely rock the Sisterlocks Curly Fro again... What I've got to do better next time is curl my hair under and NOT back into a flip! It's a force of habit that I'll have to break, I guess.

July 4, 2014

Length to Short Bob Sisterlocks Hairstyle

Well, it has been about 2 years since my last post... (seems I'm mostly on my personal Facebook page and Google+ not to mention working towards completing my doctoral degree expected 2015 WhoopWhoop... but, I digress...)

Here's what up... As the title suggests, I have gotten my length of 9 years cut into an Angled Bob. Now, while I had envisioned my Bob having a definite wedge from the side view... I guess my hair is just to fine to REALLY STACK HIGH naturally. That being said I do like my cut, but I was tickled by it because truly 'all things old become new again'. What I mean is that I HAD a permed Bob with a very short cut nape of my neck upon having my Sisterlocks installed back in 2005...and looking at my hair in 2014 it seems that I have started where I had come back then! (See the pic)
Of course, THIS TIME the hair on the top of my head is chemical-free!! 

This is ME with all my daughters...we all rock natural hair. My two SL'd daughters-- 2girlsbigsister (in orange) and MsZB (in white) --have beautiful medium length Sisterlocks. They kinda hated that I cut mine.

I KNOW that my hair WILL STRIVE after this cut. WHY did I cut my lovely long Sisterlocks, you may ask? Well, honestly I began to have breakage from weak spots in my SLs(?) How does this happen? Sisterlocks Consultants say from over-styling, use of hair-ties and hairclips(?) Again, maybe.. but I don't know. I felt that my SLs maybe needed more moisturizing and deep conditioning... I don't know, but the nape of my neck broke off pretty short in spots-- I think from rubbing clothes (now that make sense to me but...again [?]). Other locs throughout my hair also began breaking in the middles from weak spots(?) WHAT DO YOU UNDERSTAND about how weak spots occur? Do tell!! I'd like to really understand how I might avoid this in the future.

I am not particularly heartbroken about losing my length (this surprised even me). maybe because I really had resigned to cutting my hair. I just made the decision and went forth with it. (It's kinda how I do for most things, I guess...) My length will definitely be back. I have no doubt about that, and I'll likely get it cut in another style.  I had thought that I wanted to join the "Hair Down to There" Club (butt-length), but I'm good. Mine had gotten mid-back...that was good enough particularly SINCE my hair DID START to give me problems. Of course, my desire to have butt-length hair was just something I wanted to have experienced in my lifetime. My plan thereafter was to then CUT IT into a hairstyle of my choice. Since, I imagined that I could have any style I might have ever wanted. Truth is, I had great trim cut in 2010 by Tony and from that point I had been cutting and trimming my own hair at will every since (giving myself a layered top while retaining the back length mostly). Like my girl, NappTown...next step is COLOR! I have an appointment with Kandi at Locs of Excellence to have my hair professionally colored: highlights! Kandi cut my hair this time. Again, what a full circle experience as Locs of Excellence is Robin Simpson's salon...I hadn't seen Robin since our Locks4Life salon days nor had she seen my daughters since back when they were featured as little ones in new Sisterlocks at the Locks4Life website. Awwww, my babies!!

I'll report out on my coloring experience NEXT! Until then RIP long ponytail... and farewell FOR NOW big messy bun style...