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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Hello all, I am so pleased and honored to be welcomed into this blog. Thank you Maryee. It's been an awful long time coming but I am finally sisterlocked!! 3 days, 24 hours with 2 to 4 inches of hair and my lovelies were born July 15th 2009. I want to thank every single blogger on this site that shared their journeys with us all and encouraged me and continue to. I hope that I can be an inspiration and encouragement to others contemplating or are along this natural journey.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Gigglz Locked Journey in NJ

Hi - I'm Gigglz from NJ. Over the years I contemplated getting locks, but in 2009 I traveled to Trinidad for Carnival and I was finally convinced it was for me. I was sisterlocked on March 18, 2009 and I have not looked back. For the more mature lockers, please stop by my blog and leave any advice, and for those still lurking I hope I can be an inspiration to you as so many other ladies have been for me. Please stop by and leave your thoughts at my blog, I look forward to sharing, laughing, and enjoying eachothers journey.

The 3rd picture is a year later with a color change.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

From There to Hair. – One woman’s journey through life, love and locks.

Hiya! I’m a British Barbadian 'Banker' in London (UK) and have worn my hair natural for most of my life – except a period between 2002 and 2005 when I relaxed my hair in order to fit in with corporate Britain’s image of the ‘professional’ shortly after graduating from University.

I’ve come a long way since then – marriage, children and the personal realisation that I am not defined by my hair any more so than I am defined by the colour of my skin. I refuse to be stereotyped or pigeon holed based on the texture or style of my hair.

Since 1996, I have annually vacationed in Barbados and have been amazed at the increasing number of locked sisters and brothers, as well as the variety and creativity of the natural hair styles. During this year’s holiday I finally joined them and my SisterLocks were installed over 15 hours through April 27 & 28 2009.
Please join me as I continue my journey loving who I am now and anticipating who I will be tomorrow. Welcome to my blog., browse, comment, laugh, advise.
Yours, Bajan Lily.

Sunday, July 05, 2009


Greetings fellow naturals! On March 23, 2009 I embarked on another step in my natural adventure. I got SISTERLOCKS and I absolutely love the decision that I made. I attribute some of the encouragement to go forth with locks to this same locked exchange community. There are a wealth of blogs that I checked out that answered many of my questions. Thank you all for the frequent bloggers. Thank you Maryee for the invitation and I hope to provide my blog as a resource for others who are thinking about locking or who need new style ideas.

There is so much freedom in having your hair locked. I am thrilled that I do not have to pick up a comb again and I can still maintain a variety of styles for different settings. People always ask the question, what is good hair and what is bad hair? Good hair is any hair that is beautiful and healthy. Fellow naturals our hair is beautiful and healthy.

My locks were birthed after fourteen hours on March 23rd. I reside in the state of TN. By profession I am an educator and I am an advocate for natural hair. I have been natural since May 2007. One of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The only question I ask myself is, what took me so long to realize? I invite you to check out my blog at: . Please feel free to leave comments and make suggestions.
Peace, love, and keep it locked!

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Britlocs. Natural Fabulosity

Hi I'm Britlocs, born and bred and living life large in Birmingham, England. I am a social entrepreneur and have identified that my life's passion is to educate and empower individuals - especially women. One small step towards my own empowerment was falling in love with my natural hair. I hadn't worn it au natural since I was a child and had clearly deemed it unmanageable and unattractive hence the years of weaves, perms and braids. On the 30th June 2009 I had my microlocs installed.

My blog is a chronicle of my personal journey of hair discovery and growth. It's plain and simple and hopefully my journey will inspire and inform those who are contemplating or comparing. You can walk with me anytime either as a silent partner or an active participant. Either way - welcome.