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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Oh, I am such a delinquent sisterlocks blogger!

I have to do better over the holidays, but with the credit crunch and dreaded 'D' word (d*pression) I have been overwhelmed with planning, restructuring, downsizing, retrenching yada, yada, yada - like everyone else.

Anyway, still lovin' my sisterlocks. Below are some sisterlocks photos and a few others.

Above is a photo taken just after my retightening a few days ago. I am standing in front of a photo of Amba with her twin Ama - both of them in braid extensions before their discovery of sisterlocks.

I hate the straights right now! Straight permed ends, that is. But I love my curly braid-out. The photos above show my latest set. My hair has grown since my February installation and the locked portion is swelling now. The difference in texture between the permed ends and locked roots is much more obvious now. This is especially true when my permed-ends are straight.

I still can create the illusion of uniform thickness with a braid-out, though. Again, I use a spray bottle to wet my hair. It is taking longer to dry when soaking wet. The spray bottle allows me to control the degree of saturation. Water is all that I find necessary, but at this point, I sometimes use a little diluted Infusium, 1 part to 3 parts water. Your hair has got to be super dry before you take out the braids. My favorite appliance is a fabric bonnet-like hair dryer attachment that you can connect to a blow dryer. (It's easy to pack for trips as well.)

That's it for tonight.

Below are 'the friends': Brian, Zaire, Daniel and Sydney (the girl)...

at Dixieland Funpark in Fayetteville, Georgia.

Brian ------------Daniel (and Zaire) --------------Sydney


Naturally Sophia said...

Cute retightening pic! I hope to see you at the next SL event.

Naturally Free said...

Still lovely and I SO know what you mean about downsizing :>

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