Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Merry Christmas

So much has happened since my last post; I thought it would be fun to post a wrap up before the Christmas weekend. My husband and I just moved into our first/new house and it has been wonderful! I still have a few boxes to unpack, but I'm settling in pretty well. I also completed the requirements for my Master of Science degree in Health Care Administration this week (hooray!!!). UMUC only has one commencement service so I'll have to wait until May to walk the stage, but hey, I'm done so it's all good. I am contemplating whether to take the doctoral program next year. I reeeeaaally need a break, but I would like to keep going while I have some steam. I suppose I still have time to decide. My hair is doing well and growing like wildfire. I'll be meeting with a new loctician for a consultation soon so I'm definitely excited about that. My friend napptical1 also found a new loctician so I'm happy for her. I feel bad that things didn't work out with the loctician who started my SLs, but I'm entitled to seek other options so I guess that's that. I hope to post some new pictures before the weekend. I'm heading to NY for Christmas so I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful holiday. May the Lord bless you and keep you, and give you His peace this Christmas!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

"Poof" be gone!

Ok, so I decided to not let "the poof" get the best of me. I grabbed some bobby-pins and did my thing. Not bad I dare say. From the pic on the lower left, you would think that my hair is really long! I only hope this will look nice at 5:30 tomorrow morning when I have to get ready for work (lol). Posted by Picasa

"The Poof"

Well, here it is: the poof. Can you tell by my expression that I'm trying to figure out what to do next? Posted by Picasa

Monday, October 23, 2006

Re-tightening recap

Ok, so I've spent some time doing some more research on the re-tightening issue. My loctician charges a flat fee of $150 and takes 12 hours to complete my 688 locs. Although I really like her, I have to admit that this will no longer work for me. I end up using 9 1/2 hours of leave from work for each session, and lose precious quality time with my husband in the evening. So, I have been on the hunt for a new loctician. Thanks to sunsail for recommending her locitian. I have also come across three others that I plan to contact soon. It's really hard to venture to someone new once you've become comfortable with someone :-(

On a brighter note, I'm planning to take a re-tightening class in December, once my locs have reached their 6 month stage. And how cute is this: my husband wants to take the class too! He told me he could learn to re-tighten my hair so that we can save time and money. All he wants in return is an Xbox game and a pizza. He is too sweet. I love how he always takes an interest in my interests. I thought he was joking at first but he was serious. Personally, I don't think he could handle doing my hair. He would probably breeze through the first 7 locs then get tired or bored. I do appreciate the offer though :-)

In the meantime, my hair is doing what I like to call "the poof". I'll post a picture tomorrow for an illustration. I wish I could put some conditioner in it, but I know that's a no-no. I don't really know what to do with it right now. Maybe I'll get some inspriration tomorrow...

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

How many hours should re-tightening take???

It took 3 days for my Sisterlocks to be installed. It took 13 hours the first day, 14 hours the second day, and 13 hours the third day. I was prepared to deal with the hours of sitting through this process since I knew the benefit would be worth it. Now, as for my retightening, it takes 12 hours. Is this normal? I once did a search on Google and found postings from ladies who said their hair is re-tightened in 2-4 hours. Two other posts said 5-6 hours. I really like my consultant, but is 12 hours for re-tightening extreme? Posted by Picasa

My first Sisterlocks pic

Here are my 3 month old Sisterlocks! Although I like rocking the short look, I'll be so glad once I get some length to these babies. I can't wait to wear my hair in a ponytail!!! Posted by Picasa

Thursday, August 31, 2006

The days before Sisterlocks: I loved wearing braids!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

A new beginning...

Welcome to my blog! I joined the Sisterlock family on June 24th, 2006 and I must say, it was the best decision I have made in regards to my hair! I hope to have some pictures posted shortly. Stay tuned for more!