Tuesday, November 25, 2008

3 Months Loc'd

It's been a minute since I've posted so here we go. My hair has been locked 3 months today . My hair is doing great things by the way. I have lots of balls and matting on the ends of my hair. I also have major shrinkage now I can't even put it up in a ponytail anymore. I had my second retightening about two weeks ago. Currently I'm washing my hair with Oyin's Grand Poo Bar which I really like and I give myself a hot oil treatment after washing. When I do the hot oil treatment I take a swab and oil my scalp in the parts then I heat a damp towel as hot as I can stand it & wrap it around my head. I leave the towel on until it cools. This seems to help a bit with the dry scalp.

Here are some pics of my hair at three months. I thought about doing comparison shots from the beginning but I figured I'll wait. My hair in these shots was rolled damp with softspike curlers and Oyin Shine & Define.

As you can see on the last picture that my top is still a little on the thin side but not nearly as bad as when it was first done. I am really happy with how my hair is transitioning through the phases. I can't say that my hair is always cute but it's getting there!

The store is open now we are still working on the graphics for the store but there are items for sale. Check back often because we are still adding items! Here's the link. http://sheabrojaes.etsy.com/

Monday, November 10, 2008

As promised!

Ok ladies I told you I would upload pictures of my personal items that my loctician made. We are getting together this week to start the etsy site. I just wanted you to see her work & how talented this lady is!
I know I look tired that's because I was! It was two in the morning. I was going into work at 3 am for overtime. I thought my hair looked cute though. LOL

This choker is made with leather strips, beads & cowrie shells.

A braided choker
Loc jewelry
This is a hairband! Good for those of us who's hair hasn't thickened up yet. I pull my hair up in the top with this when I workout & leave the back down.

Friday, November 7, 2008

9 1/2 Weeks

9 1/2 Weeks and freshly tightened! I've been told by my loctician Janela that my hair is coming along fine. It's doing what it's supposed to do. It's budding now & I have a considerable amount of shrinkage. I've had no slippage thus far in this journey. My top is still rather thin but I know with time you won't be able to see it anymore. It's getting a little easier to camouflage that area. It's really sad that it took me so long to realize why I was thin in that area. For years when I was getting perms I heard my beautician say you're getting thin in the top. First I thought it was my pregnancy that was causing the thinning, but continued to get perms. Not only that but my beautician continued to give me perms. I have to wonder did she know it was from the perms & continued to give them to me or didn't she. I know most beauticians are supposed to be keeping their clients hair healthy but are they or is it about the money? I'll be glad when I can color I cannot get with this halo of gray in the front. LOL
Also I wanted to let you all know to stay tuned for a new etsy store. My loctician is very talented and she will be selling her items soon on etsy. She makes jewelry, earrings, bracelets, rings, necklaces & chokers. She also makes adornments for locs I will post a picture of my personal pieces soon.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Does she have sisterlocks?

Tonight I'm sitting doing what I always do watch tv and play or read blogs on my laptop and what do I see when I look up? It's an Aleve commercial and the woman in the commercial has what appears to be sisterlocks or microlocks! I didn't catch her name but she was from Jamaica, NY. We have DVR so I had to rewind it to make sure that's what I saw & sure enough her locks were beautiful and mature.
Has anybody else seen this commercial?