Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Freestylin' It!!



I usually wash and set my hair a day or two before I get it retightened. This has served me well in helping to prevent slippage (I used to wash after retightening). Anywho, this time after going through the routine of braiding, banding and washing, I allowed the braided bands to stay in place for a little over an hour. Afterward, I unbraided each section and separated each lock. I noticed after separating the locks that my hair didn't shrink as much. However, my hair was still wet so I let it hang to dry for several more hours. When it was about 80% dry, I pulled up my hair in a ponytail, and went out to run some errands. About two hours later, I took out the ponytail, and noticed the locks hung with less shrinkage. How cool is that? Talk about hair freedom!!! Free, free, free!!!!!!!!!



On a sadder note, I do have some problem areas with my locks. Oh, I love em still, but I know there are quite a few locks that will have to be joined. Some are just too thin, or have weakened. I'm not sure which is the case. Anyway, say a prayer for me. I go for my retightening tomorrow and will update on my lock dilema.

14 comments :

  1. Locksuluv Hair Affair said...

    Your locks are coming along just nicely...

  2. Goodnapps said...

    You are looking great honey. Love the freestyle. I had to combine some locks at my front hairline.
    Is it your front or back hairline too? I've heard countless other folks have to do the same thing so don't fret too much. It's better to do it now instead of the pain of seeing a lock fall out.

  3. Aya said...

    Goodnapps: It's at the front, back,and a few on top. I'm so glad you said that others have had the same experience. You're right: better now than later. In fact, this last retightening turned out pretty good. Stay tuned for picures in a day or two.

  4. cheleskilove said...

    hi there!i look fwd to meeting you!(twinsburg signing in)

  5. Cocoanaps said...

    Your hair looks so beautiful and Full Aya . I love it! Akilah is just the sweetest isn't she? And her Sisterlocks are to die for. Be Blessed and don't worry about your locks they are in great hands with Akilah. Oh yeah to answer your question about moving we are looking to buy in West Sacramento's Southport area/ Bridgeway Lakes, or Woodland, Ca. I'll keep you Updated. Be Blessed!

  6. Sis. RJQueen10 said...

    Your hair is beautiful, great length and fullness. I especially like the one taken while you are driving.

    The clarity of the pictures is sharp too. I can see the texture of your locks very well. Thanks for sharing your pictures.

    Sis. RJQueen10

  7. Aya said...

    Sis RJ Queen:

    Thanks so much. Your comments are always appreciated. I too think the camera (a sanyo model) takes good pictures.

    many blessings

  8. muslimahlocs said...

    your hair looks so wonderful!

  9. n'Drea said...

    Oooh, yu locks dem hard, sista (that's a Jamdown compliment, btw). Sorry about the hair issues you've been having. I'm sure everything will work out, though. It's all part of the process, and hair has to go through stuff at times, I guess. After all, locks are a totally different way of life...and experience. Nuh worry yuself, sista.

  10. Aya said...

    N'drea, thanks so much for your kinds words, Jamaican style and all. I was disheartened, but am still plunging forward. My retightening session helped a lot. Thanks again.

  11. blackrussian said...

    Isn't it nice to know you're not alone when you're having issues with your locks? Things happen and you feel like: OMG! What's wrong?

    Then somebody else says, yeah that happened to me too, it'll be ok. And you FEEL BETTER.

    Thanks for checking out my blog and leaving kind words of encoursgement.

  12. cheleskilove said...

    they look so healthy freestyling it
    i love your home 2

  13. Maryee said...

    Aya,

    Akilah looks wonderful. She was so nice and had the sweetest spirit. I remember sitting in the area where she works (may have changed now) and just watching her retighten this older woman's hair (although I didn't know that's what she was doing) and thinking, I love the way her hair looks. The lady was all laid back, knitting or crocheting, I think and told me she had SISTERLOCKS. I was hooked after that! I just didn't have the $500 or so dollars at the time to get me some! (LOL) Your hair is beautiful and I'm sure you're getting taken well care of at KINKS!!

  14. dstdiva said...

    Your hair looks very full. Very nice.