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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 @

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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!