Friday, November 16, 2007

That Darn Camera!!!!!!!

I've made several attempts to post pictures but have been unsuccessful. My camera won't download the pictures I've taken. I suspect it is the USB cable or something within the camera. I had a problem before with this camera and was sent a new camera from the company. With this being the second time I've had trouble with this model, I don't think I'll send this one back to the company for round three. I would only be delaying the inevitble: a need for a new and better camera. When that happens, hopefully soon, I will post pictures of my locks.

Anyway, I celebrated 10 months of sisterlocks four days ago. For the most part, they are coming along fine. I'm even beginning to notice a little more length. However, the growth rate is uneven in different sections, making my freestyle not as uniform as before. I guess this is part of the "teenage" phase.


I was hoping by now that each lock would be fairly thick and uniform in diameter due to the locking process. A majority of them are, but quite a few are not, for they look thick part of the way down the length of the lock, then look very thin the rest of the way. Others are thin part of the way down and then thick the rest of the way down. I sure hope the thin areas thicken up. A part of me fears that the thin sections will break off. Has anyone else experienced this? Your input would be great.

All in all, still loving my locks. I can't even imagine the alternative.

Peace.

7 comments :

  1. Meikmeika said...

    Happy 10 Months!!!!

    I have some locks that are the same way but figure in time they will thicken up as those sections lock and mature.

  2. Don said...

    All this looking @ pretty pics of black women w/ locks make me want to lock my hair...and I'm a dude. lol.

    I like the natural look on sistaz.

    Keep doing you.

  3. n'Drea said...

    Congrats on your 10th monthaversary. Looking forward to see the pics. Hush about the camera. These things sometimes happen.

  4. Jena Evans said...

    You go girl! Keep pressing your way~

  5. blackrussian said...

    Happy 10th!

    As you know, I am roughly 2 months behind you and I am experiencing exactly the same things...uneven growth AND uneven thickness.

    From what I've read, it's all part of the process. Some of my locks are thickening root to tip and some of them are thickening tip to root or even in the middle.

    My hair has always been strong and thick. I have never had problems with breakage except when I had damage from chemicals or heat, so I don't worry that any of my locks will break, but a way that I do reassure myself that my locks are strong is to tug on the ends.

    I can tell by the tension and elasticity that I feel reaching all the way back to my scalp that they ain't goin' no-whur...

    If there were any weak spots in the middle, I would be able to tell.

    Think about it: the thin places are the same thickness they were when you started your locks and they were fine then. They aren't thinner than they were to begin with, they are only thinner by comparison to the parts that are maturing first.

    Eventually the entire lock will swell and encase and you will wonder why you ever fretted it in the first place.

    Hope you get your camera issues worked out, 'cuz I want some pics!

    Love your posts, keep 'em coming!

  6. dreamangel75 said...

    Happy 10 month anniversary! Thanks for visiting my blog. Your hair looks beautiful. I liked the styles in the older posts.

  7. Aya said...

    Hey BR, thanks for the detailed comment. I will surely keep your words in mind.I guess after having prior problems with breakage, I fret thinking it is happening again. Your words are encouraging.