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Friday, May 16, 2014

Amazing Locks!!!

I was able to run into a locked beauty and I just had to take her picture. 
She has been locked for 17 years.  (What an amazing journey and commitment to a natural hair lifestyle!)
She is a DIY'er:  She maintains them on her own by...  PALM ROLLING THEM. (I was shocked!!!)
She uses her special secret beeswax.  This lock beauty states that it doesn't really matter what particular brand of shampoo but that she enjoys different kinds that are catered to natural hair.  At first when I saw her she had her hair up in a braided crown. ( like the picture below) I honestly thought she had Sisterlocks!  After she and I talked about our hair story and history, past to present, she sent me this pic of her tresses down and flowing freely, yet superbly "locked!"  I am glad to share this info with you about a great and successful journey with natural 100% REAL HAIR!!!  WOW!!!  MAKE WHAT YOU GROW BEAUTIFUL!!!  This grandmother and DIVA is absolutely FIERCE!!!
  
    

 Gives me hope... seriously...  my next twenty years is looking grand.  Enjoying life with my husband and kids. 


 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Natural Hair Beauties of February: The month of LOVE

I know that some of you may have been waiting on a follow up of my beautiful lil sister-in-law and her gorgeous SISTERLOCKS.   Well finally here it is!  Her hair is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!  Time really flies!!!

so let's take a look back to when it all started February 2013
taken at a wedding in June 2013
Her hair is coming along so nicely.  Having fun with her family!!!
taken during the Christmas holidays 2013
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    This pic was taken on Valentines Day 2014:  My February Beauty of the Month
    What a beautiful couple-Inside and Out!!!
    Check out  her progress with those Gorgeous, Full, On-Point Sisterlocks!
    ...Just Beautiful!!!
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Sunday, January 5, 2014

JANUARY'S BEAUTY OF THE MONTH!




Each month this year I plan to feature beautiful inspirations that either have locks or natural hair.  This month's beauty happens to be a huge inspiration and motivator to me, my fourteen year old daughter.  She has grown up so much and so quickly.  She is now nearly 5' 10", and she is loving every inch of her Sisterlocks.   She inspires me as her mother to want to see her excel in everything that she does.  She gives life such meaning as well as all of my children.  We are so proud of her accomplishments and ability to listen to the advice we give her as her parents. 
This style that she is wearing is simple, yet elegant.  This picture was taken during Fall season 2013 (Sept/Oct).  Her Sisterlocks were recently re-tightened in this pic.  I really like her hairline and edges that seem to have free and clean edge, (which is something that I definitely desire and sort of still struggle with.) 
     When I look back at past pictures, this journey was fun. 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

       As I look at how far my Sisterlocks have come, I can't help but look at how far God has brought me.  Although I may not know what all God has in store...yet I trust Him.  I  know that His plans for me are good and not evil, and I am truly grateful. Jeremiah 29:11. I just love the Lord so much.  Tis so sweet just to trust in Jesus!  Be Encouraged to Trust God through whatever process you may be going through.
       As for my sisterlocks, I have been locked for 3 years, 5 months and 2 days now.  I must say I am having an excellent hair week, well month, well  you know what I mean. LOL  This hair thing is a good adventure.   Sisterlocks are so convenient and always in/up to date.  'K Blog Family, I want them a certain length though...  Right at my elbows is actually a goal for me.  I am on track for about another 24 months or so.  Then I would just keep them trimmed.  To me it just seems that no matter how long you started off... locks seem to sprout super length around year 4-6.  What's your length goal?  I am curious to know.  Until next time...lock on and on!



Saturday, November 16, 2013

Curls Curls Curls!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Just loving my curls.  Today makes 3 years & 4 weeks and two days Sisterlocked.  The options are endless, the versatility is priceless and your bad hair days are gone!!!   I used pink rods. I washed my hair with a new anti-dandruff shampoo.  It was lightly sprayed with Argon Mist and this was the results day #2.  Loving it... Having fun.  Sorry that the lighting is so bad...  but I had to share the curl and the Hair.  :)
 
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Thursday, July 4, 2013

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!!! Looking back at the fourth of June...

A few days after my last post, on June 4 I was admitted to the hospital with multiple pulmonary embolisms in my right lung.  I am so grateful to the Lord on today for life, health and strength.  I am still taking blood thinners and am following up closely with my doctors each week to have my blood drawn to see if I am still clotting. (PT-INR)  I was discharged on June 10 and was able to learn so much during my stay about my spirit, mind, and body.  I stayed in the Bible, listened to messages, a lot of them were preached by T.D. Jakes, and continuously prayed and worshipped God.  Again I am so grateful to be alive.  The signs were very, very subtle and it was nothing or no one but the leading of the Holy Spirit that has allowed me to graciously be here today.  Thank God it was not my time.  Thank God for His Grace and protection. 
As for Sisterlocks,  July 2, 2013 made three years  that I have been on this journey with my 2nd set. 
So today while you celebrate with your loved ones and families, please enjoy life, freedom and the privilege to have a relationship with your Savior and Creator.  Please take the time to smell the roses, embrace your children, and stroke your husband's ego.  If single, be grateful that God trusts you to FOCUS on Him even more.  If married make the most of your happiness and the gift of love, God has given you.  If you are in limbo, enjoy the ride, but hold tightly to the Lord's hand, trusting that He has your best interest at heart.    His will is that we are GRATEFUL...REMAIN FAITHFUL, (even when you can't see your way), and most of all DON'T COMPLAIN.  Tell God all about it! ;) (Thanks DL)

just washed, pic taken 6-22-13

taken July 2, 2013

7-2-13  Three years, two days Sisterlocked!
I am so happy to be alive!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

AMBRE' and Sisterlocks!

So I am trying to do a little color...AGAIN!!!  I know what you must be thinking, but it's kind of hard to stay away from it.  My journey is not over yet with exploring color for Spring 2013.  So far I am liking it.  I am learning new ways of preventing it from getting lighter and lighter in the sun! (I must share) Although I am due for a re-tightening I am still able to find great hair days with Sisterlocks.  Although the wind was just ripping in this pic,  because we were right by the ocean, there were no worries when it came to...my Hair!!!   Just relaxing and enjoying the freedom that natural hair and locks gives.  My next color is different, but it will be in addition to what is there now.  You'll never know if you are going to miss or like something, unless you actually see it for yourself.  So I must admit that yes... I am loving the color and I am at peace about that, no matter my past hang ups about haircolor.  Lock on! God;s peace and blessings. 

Saturday, April 13, 2013



 We had SO MUCH fun at the aquarium a little over a week ago.  You can see each of our Sisterlocks progress thus far.  I thought that I would share.  :)  LOCK ON!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

She's All Done 9 hours Total



This picture was taken after church this past Sunday, March 24th, 2013.  As you can see, she is sooo happy to come home to Sisterlocks.




with laughter..as always

Oh My... you can't tell her nothing...  Can we say that this only helped build this already confident girl even more.
 

Our consultant Ms. Donna, did an excellent job!  Her parts are impeccable!!!


We are just loving it.  I wish I could have captured her father's happy dance.  Trust me, it was too funny! :)
Thanks for stopping  by :)!!!
 

Saturday, March 23, 2013

New Sisterlock family member.








So finally... we allowed her to get Sisterlocks. Today is her official installation day.  Unfortunately our middle child, Nevaeh had a bad experience with chemicals. The school picture below is the day after this experience.  I have always taken care of it her whole life and never had a problem, even after she cut off her "entire" afro puff when she was two.   It just grew back very very quickly.:)  Whether it was taking her to get it pressed, pressing it myself or even putting a light texturizer in it, we never encountered any breakage or growth problems.  Everything seemed to be fine with our routine, until we encountered a bad experience.  This incident occured April 2012 the day before picture day at school, and just got progressively worse.  Oh well what happened is in the past!!!  As time went on, my baby lost about 8 inches of her shoulder length hair.  Well it's ok, because this has definately motivated her to want her sisterlocks even more.  Don't get me wrong I am such a stickler about reading ingredients on products, but as soon as I let my gaurds down this is what happened.  We also wanted her to be sure about her decision to have Sisterlocks.   I must say that she was asking to have them for the past couple of years before all of this happened.  As we drove to her appointment this morning she kept saying what a lot of us grown folk say, "I wish I would have done this earlier."  It's in the past now!   All we can do is move forward on a positive note.  So now we celebrate her journey and bright future with Sisterlocks.  Of course our three year old has been begging for them since she could talk.  One day I need to record her saying how much she wants Sisterlocks too.  Now here's the fun news  there will be more family and friends to come.  I will keep you posted :)     }|{      LOCK & ON & ON!   (more pics later) :)


Sunday, March 10, 2013

New Product Update!

So what"s so great about Cream of Nature's Leave-in Conditioner Spray?  It leaves your hair super super soft, bouncy and not oily at all.  It is a lightweight, water based product.  My locktician even said whatever you're doing to your hair, keep doing it!!! So for her to say that, is definitely a plus, trust me on that Ladies and Gentleman.  You can spray it in your hair right after you wash it or just use it on hair when dry as your daily leave in conditioner.  It smells so refreshing, like a fruit topped dessert.  Your curls are luscious and bouncy, while your hair is being nourished, protected and cared for.  It's retailed normally at $5.99 a bottle and it may still be on sale at Sally's for $3.79.  It's dual action is activated when you shake it up.  If you try some, let me know what you think about the results.  I have only tried two of the products of the entire selection line.  I have used the edge control gel, and the leave in conditioner spray as forestated.  I look forward to using their shampoo and other products as well really soon... like tomorrow. :)  Let me know if you like it, to those of you who are already locked. ~(You want to be careful if you are in those beginning stages.)  Anyways, for those who are locked,  I dare you to try...  I hope you love it as much as I do.
Until next time, Lock On!!!   ~ }|{~


Thursday, February 21, 2013

My Lil Sister-in-Law in Sisterlocks


This past summer my sister-in-law let's just call her, Indigo locks Sisterlocks were born. 

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Here is a closer view of her progress.  Please welcome Indigo Locks to the family!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year!!!
  It has been a blessed year.  So much has happened and so much has changed!  Thankfully it all has been for the better.  As for my Sisterlocks... I am still loving them!  I tried to post a slideshow of this past year but I have had some technical difficulties.  So instead I will post a few pics. 

So I started to really enjoy this chocolate brown color that I dyed my hair!  This was taken around late May 2012.


This was taken in June 2012.  I wore my hair in different upstyles.


You can finally see the color.  It was and still is super soft, healthy and a lot of fun!


Then I decided to highlight it!!!  Yeah I know I'm feeling a little bold!

This was about the middle of June!  Ok honestly, I loved the highlights!  Then...

Then a FEW weeks later, with help of the HOT summer sun the highlights got lighter and did NOT look as blended as before!!!  mmm...

So by August 21, 2012 this was what I had...!!! It HAD to G-O!!!   I am very uncomfortable with this bold color on me!!!

So after all that work, fun, and a definite learning experience... I DYED IT BLACK!!!    I drove straight to the store on Aug.21, not too long after you saw me getting into the driver's seat and ended my 3 month saga with color.  Like I forestated I did learn a lot about coloring my sisterlocks.  I also learned how to better care for it as well.  In this picture the hair is still a litle damp
 

I think I just feel more comfortable with black hair.  So who knows what I will do next... 

Happy New Year to all!!!  Continue to trust God with all of your hearts!!!  We are so grateful that our 11 year old daughter does not have any tumors in her brain.  The inflammation that was seen was from an infection that she had in her cerebrospinal fluid!!! She is completely healed Praise God!!!  We are grateful to the Lord that my husband's recent injury was not any worse.  We are so grateful for even unanswered prayers, because we believe that all things work together for the good, for those who love the Lord and for those who are called according to His purpose~ Romans 8:28.  We are so grateful as we embark upon this new year that we have fought the good fight, we have finished the race in 2012 and we kept the faith~ 2 Timothy 4:7.  Much love to you all!  We are so much more than just our hair.  Stay with God and lock on and on!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Easter Pics 2012!!!


Hello Everyone!!!  I am so excited to blog again.  So much has been going on since the last time I posted.  This semester was my first semester returning to school since Spring of 2009. I am so grateful for another opportunity to fulfill my dream of becoming a nurse.  We just finished up one of our Nursing courses and I really had a lot of fun.  I am still loving my sisterlocks as well as exploring various up-do's.  This picture seen here is me and my youngest daughter on Easter/Ressurection Day 4/8/12.  Although I needed a serious retightening, it really worked out well.  Besides that, my focus was definitely on the occasion of celebrating the power of Jesus Christ anyways.  My birthday was Monday April 9th.  34 and feeling very blessed and grateful.  Much love to you all and keep on rocking those locks!