Initial birth date: 7-15-2009
Locks: Less than 275
I love the look of manicured, traditional locks; however, the whole twist, wash, come loose, retwist, wash, come loose is too much for me. In the past I put any and everything in my soft, loose wave hair to "get it to lock". I just couldn't subscribe to the "don't wash your hair for six months" philosophy. No way, that's just nasty so I went through months and months (did I say months) of the "twist, wash, come loose".
One of the sisters in my congregation used to ask me about locking as she admired my "twists-to-locks" as I affectionately called them since my hair hadn't actually locked up. She went to a loctitian and commenced cultivating hers. Now they are shoulder length and doin' what they do! I found myself staring at her during the meetings thinking "I want locks!". To fast forward this story I decided due to the texture of my hair I would go the Sisterlocks route to achieving fierce dreads. The concept of being able to roll and style them held no fascination for me (like I said I LOVE traditional locks-the look, the size, everything); but being able to wash my hair early on is what attracted me to Sisterlocks.
Thanks to empowering sites on the WWW like LHBE I am able to be encouraged and educate myself about locking in general and Sisterlocks in particular. I look forward to learrning how to take care of my own hair as I have never been big on paying other folks to do my hair. Shortly after the first install attempt (7/09) I had every intention of taking the Consultant class in ATL this December. However, I have also been looking at and contemplating the Nappy Locks Business Kit. I might as well keep it real, I will be purchasing it in about 7 hours when I awaken for this day.
The latest: I am still in "install" phase for my Sisterlocks. Read my blog http://llovinlocks.blogspot.com/ and you'll see why. This has got to be THE longest Sisterlocks install in history.
Lovin' Locks with her handcrafted Lock Tie