Tuesday, September 11, 2007

8 months strong

Woo hoo, I made it to 8 months and still lovin’ dem locks. Since my 6 month locversary, not much obvious change has occurred, but I have noticed more subtle changes. For instance, the challenge section of my hair (locks around the crown), is slowly but surely thickening and lengthening. It’s as if I am having to grow all new hair in that section in order for my hair to have strong enough locks that wont break off. Another subtle change is that I have noticed fewer balls replaced by more sealed ends. I call that progress.

This past week, following my last retightening session, my daughter took quite a few pictures of the latest lock styles I’ve been wearing. This was a fun mother-daughter project. She even prepped her “old school” mom for some of the shots. Teenagers!!!

The brown hair-tie, one of two, was a gift from Helga brought back from Norway. It is my favorite, so far, for it is sleek, stylish and versatile.

This is the other new hair-tie from Helga. I’m not sure if I ever told her that orange was my favorite color. The pink hat…..my daughter’s idea!!

Oh and the classic “freestyle and soft spike curls“………….

The “messy ponytail” has now become my favorite hairstyle. It is so easy to do, and your locks need not be long enough to fit into a ponytail. That is the beauty of it, for you want it to look “messy”. Wearing it with a hair-tie/band looks even cuter.

Oh and here is the “Undercover Ninja Warrior Photographer”. She poised and ready to take more pictures at her mother’s request (-: What a cutie!!!

Do you have a favorite? Hope you all enjoy the pictures and everyone have blessed and wonderful day!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

A Hair Salon Tale

Yesterday, I went to see Shannon, at her new location for my retightening session. Now Shannon is no longer at KINKS, for the shop no longer exists, sad to say. A very long and somewhat complicated story. Anyway, Shannon now works out of a shop where all the clients come in for chemical treatments, and hairweaves. I take my hat off to Shannon for doing this because she views this new working condition as an opportunity to introduce and familiarize those clients to sisterlocks and traditional locks. Fos Shannon does both sisterlocks and traditional locks.

So while I was there, I had three interesting encounters. The first was one of Shannon's already locked clients who was considering starting all over in order to get sisterlocks. All the palm rolling/twisting on her thin hair texture was becoming difficult on her scalp as her hair grew. Shannon felt that sisterlocks would be better on her scalp, etc. So when she saw me, she became very excited and was asking questions like, do you like them, is it easy to care for, how long did it take to install? I was happy to answer her questions,and sing the praises of sisterlocks. And, of course, she couldn't help herself but to have her hands all in my head. Since she was already a locked sister, that didn't bother me too much. I think she has now decided to get sisterlocks. I think they will look sooo cute on her.

The second encounter was from a client of another hairdresser. She walked in with a looooooooong black hairweave with gold colored highlights that reached to her middle to lower back. I must admit that it looked quite nice. When she walked in, she went straight to the mirror admiring herself and flinging back "her" hair. You can just imaging what I'm thinking. I could feel Shannon's thoughts without her saying a word. Next, she sat down in her hairdresser's chair waiting for her to arrive. That is when she noticed me and Shannon. She just stared, and stared and......It felt kind of awkard at first, almost as if some kind of self reality set in. When her hairdresser arrived and made a nice comment about my hair, the hairweaved client shook her head in agreement. Ok, I'll take that. Hey, Maybe, just maybe... you never know. Planting seeds are a good thing.

The third encounter was one of the other hairdresser's. She was wearing an obvious wine colored weave. She asked if I were wearing sisterlocks. I responded. She rendered a positive compliment and said that whenever she sees someone with sisterlocks, she considers it for a minute, but only a minute. We laughed. I said to her, when you are ready, nothing will be able to stop you. Also, I said to her "you wont regret it. Making the change is hard for many. Even hairdressers.

I think Shannon is on to something with working out of this shop. I figure if encounters like this keep up, she may run the other hairdressers out of business (-:

I am coming up on 8 months of sisterlocks. Hope to post pictures on my next posting. Blessings to you all!!!!!!