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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Sisterlocks Photos: My fifth month lye-free and locked-up

Well, not quite lye-free.

I still have my permed ends. Not ready for the big chop yet. But enjoying the journey.

I cancelled my re-tightening scheduled for this Friday. I don't think I need it, believe it or not. After every three week re-tightenings, then every four week re-tightenings It will likely be five weeks this time. Even though my hair grows fast during the summer, I think the entangling has resulted in less slippage!

I guess it's no secret now, so I will post here that my consultant will be relocating - and out of the country, no less :o(

But she is having a get-together of other area consultants and her current clients this coming Saturday, so we can mix, mingle, network and hopefully click with a new consultant.

For my braid-out, I am now using 1/4 inch bendable rods - almost the smallest I could find, and I am rolling only the ends up to about two inches. This has resulted in a tighter curl that last a lot longer and that falls quite nicely. I rebraid and wet set it when the waves in the locked portion fall flat.


Naturally Sophia said...

Great Progress! Your locks are filling in nicely. Hope to see you on Saturday :)

Maryee said...

Beautiful updates!

Penny said...

It's looking good. Did you see on my blog that I got the big semi-chop:( I don't think that my locks were mature enough for that yet. At least not to me but when its your head you don't see what others do.

Anonymous said...

Your hair looks amazing! Do you know when you will be ready to chop? I don't know when I will be ready. It seems like its very far away from now though. How have people been towards you on this?

Docs Locs said...

No overt hostility.

People are all over the map about natural hair and sisterlocks in general.

You will hear some people talk about the fact that they have 'never had a perm' and have been 'natural all of their lives.' with great pride and flourish.

For me, in a world dominated by a Eurogentile esthetic, this IS a cause for pride! If you've read my hair story, I talk about how I wimped out when I went corporate after being natural for over a decade!

And if I were a little less secure, undertones of 'lifelong natural hair' snobbery, might bother me ;o)

On the other hand, a couple of months ago, I had my first taste of sisterlocks envy, when a sister who had traditional locs overheard me tell someone that I had sisterlocks and promptly corrected me by saying, "they're LOCS!" (as opposed to sisterlocks, that is).

And even my interpretation of her comments is biased, as I am sure that she interpreted my use of the term 'sisterlocks' as sisterlocks snobbery!

My advice: JUST DO YOU!

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