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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A New Journey

Greetings, I have been natural for 4 years and loved every minute of it. I had braids for a long time and then one day, BAM I went to church sporting a Fro. At the time, I never thought I could be a loc wearer because I kept thinking "If I decide I don't like them anymore, I will have to cut off all my hair". The mere thought of that was more than I could bear. I started locking my two oldest sons hair in March '08 and my younest son's hair in August '08. Still, I never thought I could be a loc wearer - but then I started to give it more thought and the more I thought about it, researched different methods, lurked through different blogs and worked on my sons locs, the more I started to long for them myself. After overcoming some huge fears in '08 - I decided to end the year jumping an even bigger hurdle - jumping into the land of LOCS. I gave birth on December 20th to 435 braidlocs. The best thing about them is, I did them all myself. Yippee for ME. LOL!! It was a lot of work but well worth it. I've been asked if they are sisterlocs which is quite a compliment because Sisterlocs are truly beautiful but, I would never spend that much money on my hair (don't mean anybody any harm, that's just my opinion). So, check me out , because I will certainly be checkin' you out (wink!) don't forget to leave me some positive vibes!!
Peace Lovies!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Sisterlocks from the ATL

It has been six months!!! Still loving the freedom

Feel free to follow my journey at

Peace Belinda

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Loc'd Lady

HELLO Loc Wearers Everywhere!
Hailing from the island of St.Croix, I'm the Loc'd Lady of I started my locs in June 2005, and have never looked back. This journey has been one of spiritual and personal growth, and my locs symbolize my promise to continuously improve and uplift myself. I've learned a lot on this journey, and decided to document it on my blog, so that I can not only share the KNOWledge that I've gained, but also my interests, my ideas, and my feelings.

I cordially invite you to visit my blog: ..

And, if you like what you see, send us a comment, register with us, and by all means Tell A Friend!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Sisterlocks Journey Started 12/9/08

Greetings all!

I got my locks installed on December 6-9, 2008 in MD. I am very excited about the journey into this new natural state of mind. Please follow my journey into the new me at!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

What a trip!

In my quest for better health, over a year ago I finally considered going natural. I was seriously contemplating dreads but while looking into it, I stumbled across Sisterlocks a number of months into my search. Once the decision was made, a new phase of my hair life began. Goodbye to bad hair days people! My babes were born on June 21, 2008.

See Lue's hair grow here!

Thursday, December 04, 2008

The Road to Sisterlocks

Over the last few years I have been going through a process of reconnecting with my natural hair. I had my Sisterlocks installed on November 28 - 29, 2008. This blog is mostly about my hair, but will include my musings on life. Please feel free to read my blog and make comments. Please do not copy my pictures without asking my permission first.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


I debated for a while whether or not I should get my hair locked and have long admired sisterlocks. I finally decided to get locked up and my sisterlocks were installed May 19, 2008. Now I wish I would have done this years ago!

Many Lock it Up blogs have been very helpful to me, and I hope me sharing a little about my journey will be helpful to someone else.

My blog is

Monday, October 20, 2008

Tosh's Twisted and Dreaded Journey

I started my natural hair journey in the summer of 2000. It was then I made the decision to stop relaxing, and start accepting myself for who I am. I was in hair school, and after studying the effects of chemicals on the hair I knew that my decision was a good one. I rocked different hairstyles then, braids, afro, press & comb. Still, I knew I wanted to go the loc way deep down inside therefore, I eventually went loc'd permanently in 2001. I haven't looked back since. In the pictures you can see my journey and how far I have come. Its been eventful, but nothing compliments me better or makes me feel as free as having loc'd hair. What an oxymoron huh? Well its not...the term dreadlocks came from individuals who decided the hairstyle is dreadful. But by looking at all of the beautiful people rocking locs now you can see there is nothing dreadful about it. At my natural haircare blog...On the Road to Queendom I will update on products, natural haircare, and beauty all together. Visit me so we can take the journey together!

Sunday, October 19, 2008


Hello Everyone,

I started my locks with 2 inches of new growth and layered permed ends between 4-8 inches long. My locversary is 9/25/08 and I am loving my hair more every day. My sister, DrLocs II (, started her braid locks about a week later. She has been encouraging me to go natural for years, must have been all of my whining about my hair :). I have been contemplating sisterlocks for about 2 years and now wonder what I was waiting for!
Come and visit my blog for updates
- Dr. Locs

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Joyce's Rockinlocz

Hey all,
This is Joyce and I am rockin my braidlocz that I installed on 8/13/08. It took three days to install 396 braids and now I am loving the naturalosity and freedom that they bring. So, journey with me as I rock my locz on my blog spot.
view my blog:

Monday, October 13, 2008

Mai no longer has MicroBraidlocs now I have Sisterlocks!

After being natural for eight years I was completely bored and slightly discouraged about my hair...then surfing the net one day I found the perfect solution....sisterlocks! A quote from a fellow microbraidloced blogger "I am not OVER my hair yet. Two years later and I am a little more content but definitely NOT over it!" coupled with some major loc problems urged me to take the plunge over to sisterlocks after being 3 months microbraidloced.
My new sisterlocks anniversary is November 17, 2008!
Feel free to drop by and leave a message or helpful hint! Enjoy!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Cassidy....A little girl and her Sisterlocks

Cassidy was born in June 2004 and her Sisterlocks were born just 4 1/2 years later! We are thrilled to be able to start out her locs early, knowing that by the time she is 8 or 9 her locs will be long and healthy and she will have so many options with her natural hair. I don't think it would be fair for me to debut Cassidy here without her input, so I brought her over to the computer and she hopped up into my lap as we scrolled though all of your pictures and stories. She said to me, "All those girls have locs like me? I want mine to be down to "here" like hers, and beautiful like "hers", and I want some of them pretty earings in my hair too mama"! Thanks to all of you, Cassidy is so proud of her natural hair. Some things I will never be able to give my baby alone, because she is of African heritage and I am not. I thank God for the women that He puts into our lives to be role models for Cass, and this sisterlocking experience has filled a missing piece of our life. The experience for Cassidy and I to hang out in the city where I was the minority, so God could remind me of how Cassidy feels on most other days. The time in the salon with all the African American women in and out, chatting away, talking to her, lifting her up and encouraging me. The groups of you genuine, awesome, loving ladies to write to me and Cassidy on her blog has been priceless. She loves to read all the comments and I can see such a feeling of acceptance on her's a beautiful thing.
So, all that to say that this journey is much more to us than hair alone. It's a way for me to show Cassidy how proud I am of who SHE is, how God made HER, and for her to love herself naturally. And I had no idea the love and support we would find among the loc'd family out there! A void has been filled in both our lives and we can't wait to see what the future holds, what opportunities will come, what life will bring about as Cassidy grows up loving her locs!
Locs were installed on October 9th 2008 in Philadelphia PA
Locing time was 11 1/2 hours
Loc count 398

We love to hear from you, please stop over and visit with Cassidy at her blog found here:

4-yr Old Cassidy's Lock Testimony

iI haven't posted a lock testimony in a couple of years, but wanted to share one of a special little lady who has something to say about her Sisterlocks. She will share her excitement of joining the wonderful family of locked little ones, and to top it off she got locked on my birthday, Oct. 9th! So, sit back and enjoy Cassidy express her reaction to her new lovely set of Sisterlocks.

Be sure to show Cassidy some love by commenting on her video!!!!!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

My Hair locking journey "Natural" 2000-2008 Photos

Greeting all I would like to share My Hair Locking Journey off eight years.

Before I started my locks I was waring Braids for years after my hair broke off from a perm I had before as a teenager.
I never wanted to go there again. I also wore a Maxwell style Afro, I liked it a lot but I always wanted locks so in 2000
I went to locks,that I Love very much.

I Also make Natural hair care products from my garden. Because I love Natural Healing & Natural Herbal health..
Many people have been enjoying the benefits of my Herbal Hair Mist,
Herbal Shampoo/Conditioners I make.
I also use Shea Butter mixes for my hair..
They all have many Herbs, Plants,Essential Oils that promote Good Hair Health...

Get Natural Hair & Body Care Products
See Health topics & more @

Web site:

My Hair locking journey "Natural" 2000-2008 Photos

Thanks tell me what you thinks Bless....

Healing Herbs By Rene'

Friday, October 10, 2008

The Voyage to Nique - A Natural Hair Journey

Hi everyone! I have been wanting to go natural for some time and being out of the country helped me take the leap. I had the last time of seeing my hair break off from being chemically processed, so I finally decided to just do it! I cut off all of my hair and I now have approximately 440 braidlocks and I am excited about my natural hair journey.

Visit my lockspot and follow me on my journey to healthy and super fly naturally locked hair.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Rashida - Chinue*s LLL Philosophy

What's up locks community? This is your girl, Rashida from Jamaica. Saying that I love locks is an understatement. My third batch of locks, being specifically Sisterlocks, were installed during September 28-29, 2008. I considered it a birthday present to myself (September 29 is my birthday). S0, far they are doing well, and filling out nicely. Right now, I am obsessed with them. I hope that is normal. I encourage you to follow my journey on ta ta!

Monday, October 06, 2008

Dr. Locs II

Hello everyone!

I updated my blog on April 4, 2010. I have new pictures posted that I took right after I finished re-tightening my hair. Check me out! My hair is long enough to pull back in a band and re-tightenings are getting faster.

My blog is primarily about my natural hair journey, but I also have some posts on what it is like being an underrepresented minority at a predominantly white institution. I have also been blogging about my daughter, who in April 2009 was hospitalized and diagnosed with anxiety and depression.

The picture I have posted here was taken about 2 years ago and shows my traditional locs, which I started in 1999 with single braids. In February of 2008 I decided to start over and cut my hair. After 6 months of wearing a short, curly fro I was ready to loc it up again. So in September 2008 I put about 400 micro braids in my hair to start smaller locs. Visit me at Dr. Locs II!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Naturally Free and Loving it

I have been sister locked since August 2008 and my hair has grown so much. I'm loving my natural hair, I'm ready and willing to take this natural journey. Since day one I knew that I was going to love my hair. I didn't go through the scalpy stage you hear about. I thought that I would be scared at first but when my consultant showed me the mirror, I put my earrings and lipgloss on and I went on my way!

Please feel free to visit my blog at

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Locked up in Naturalosity with "Locmocha"

Hi everyone! Locmocha here! I am so excited to share my Sisterlock journey with all of you. My locks were born July of 2006, at the time my hair was a bit past my shoulders with only 4 inches of unpermed hair. I hated the constrasting look so... I did my own big chop a few months later, because I really wanted to let the "creamy crack look" go. As of July 2008, I officially became a DIY-er! (I've colored my own hair from the beginning of this journey) Maintaining my own locks is all together a new kind of freedom. Please come with me as I share my sisterlock experiences and life at: See u there!!!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Wow... Braidlocs...!?!?

After wearing my hair natural for over four years, and having obtained just about every natural hair style known to wo-man.
Even after wearing wigs and weaves and getting press n'curls in the name of "keeping it natural" I started my long overdue quest for the perfect locs to suit me.
I googled daily on types of locs and found one that I could easily do and maintain myself. My BraidLoc-Anniversary is 8-16-08. Had I been better informed of the many alternatives to locked styles I would have chosen braidlocs years ago. There is unlimited versatility with styling. You have the choice to not chop off all of ones permed hair at one time to get these locs, which I've heard many women speak about. My favorite fact about them is that they're extrememly cost effective. What more can you ask for ?

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Home to My Roots Locks

Hi all I am from London and came home to my roots locks on 7th and 8th December 2007 after many years of hair abuse. I hope you find my journey interesting. Don't forget to comment if you visit.

Check out my progress at:

See you there.

PS please do not use my pictures without my permission.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

my head is not really that big, really...

...that's just 12 years of sisterlocks under the scarf, give or take a big chop or two over the years. i came home to sisterlocks in january of 1996 with a full head of natural hair which kept my two consultants busy for two days installing my sisterlocks. i have been a blog lurker for a while and finally requested to join the lhbe. i am pleased to have this opportunity to virtually meet other sisters with [name your own]locks and welcome all to my blog.
all the best,


Thursday, July 31, 2008

Braidlocs in Africa

Hi everyone. Over the week of July 16 2008, I installed my braidlocs myself. If it wasn't for everyone else's blogs on here, I'd probably have never gone this route. Thank you for inspiring me, and I hope my journey will also inspire someone else who has no choice but to go the DIY route. I started with 1cm of natural hair and a LOT of processed hair whuich I eventually cut off. To all the Bloggers out there, please don't stop blogging, it really helps beginners...and people like me who are addicted to reading!

See you in the blogosphere,


Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Rchgrl's Journey

I's locked now ladies!!!! My babies were born June 24th & 25th. What a day it was. I woke up one morning and said enough is enough. I was going natural. I viewed many sisterlock blogs before that day arrived. Stalked is what my sisters' called it but I had fun doing it and I obtained alot of knowledge and information so thanks ladies for sharing your journey. I knew I wanted locks because my sister had already had them for years and I had watched hers grow into the beautiful state they are in now but I will let her tell her story at I'm looking forward to sharing my journey with you guys. Thanks Maryee for allowing me the opportunity.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


I woke up one day and fell in love w/ myself. We say we love ourselves, but do you remember the moment you fell in love w/ yourself. For me it was February 2004 in Philadelphia, PA @ about 2:00 in the AM, sitting in a braid shop on South Street. Even though I had "kinky" hair added in to give me the look of nappy twist, that moment when i saw myself...that way... did something to me. From that point I realized I never wanted to chemically treat my hair again. I wanted me in the most natural state. Thus, the journey began. (January 2005)

Monday, July 14, 2008

Queen Nat's Locs

Greetings to all!

I joined the Sisterlocks family on March 18, 2008. I tried traditional locks first, but it wasn't working for me. So I took the plunge with Sisterlocks and, ooohhh I like, I like!!! Thanks to Maryee for creating this incredible community of LHBE! Please stop by and take a look at my blog. Comments are welcome!
Visit me at

Brownsuga Here!

Hello everyone! My braidlocs were born after three days of labor but joyfully were welcomed here on March 6th, 2008. I haven't looked back since. I'm embracing my individual locs....they make me feel so natural! I'ts all me!!!! Nothing added and nothing taken away. Let me tell ya the process wasn't easy but it was worth it, being that I did the braiding myself. If you haven't guessed already, I'm a DIYer. I also maintain them myself by latch-hooking. Feel free to walk with me on this journey by visiting my blog .

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Eyedinity's Braidlocs

Hello Again,

I'm updating my post, adding some of the recent shots I've taken...I'm just insprired and excited about locs, yall! It'll be 2 months in 6 days and I couldn't wait.

Thanks again to the ladies that write and keep this support going...

Much love,


Saturday, July 05, 2008

Euphoria's Sisterlocks

I am so excited to be apart of this amazing group of people that have decided to be naturally beautiful, I started my sisterlocks journey June 19, 2008 and I am loving every minute of my hair, my only regret is not getting my sisterlocks earlier and educating myself on the different types of locks before settling on traditional locks in the past, which were not for me. I chose the name Euphoria, which means a feeling of well being and that's what my locks do for me, so please check out my blog and feel free to leave comments.

NappyRina's Sisterlock Journey

Greetings Loc Lovers!

I have officially become a member of the Sisterlocks family as of May 14th 2008! I am so excited about this journey and I honestly believe that this is the best hair decision I have ever made!

Feel free to stop by my album, check out my pics and my Sisterlocks journal and see for yourself why I am so in LOVE!! Also, while you are visiting, feel free to visit my Inspirational Natural Hair album to see countless pics of gorgeous natural hair styles...

Feel free to also leave comments and a message in my guestbook so that I can return the love!