Wednesday, December 7, 2016

OOOOH this is indeed A Journey!

Sisterlocked 5 weeks

Okay,  I'm starting to sound like a broken record.  "It's been so long since I've blogged here!" Atleast I got back before the year was gone!  Lol.   How have you been?  I hope your life has been going well and that you've been in control of your beautiful crowns.    What's new with your natural hair journey?  Please share.    Well as you can see I have journeyed back to locks. But this time Sisterlocks.  I know, I felt crazy when I began to have the same feelings that sent me running into my braid locks a couple years ago.  I ended my braidlock journey because I missed having big hair, and because of lint build up in my nape. 

 I was excited to be back to my fro, but after awhile that work of detangling, wash day, and three day prep and style was wearing on me again. Plus, I kinda missed my locks!?  Man when I tell you I felt CRAZY.. I had never been so conflicted in my life on how I wanted to continue my natural hair journey.  I love being natural that one thing will NEVER  change, but how I wanted to continue my natural Journey?  Now that had me in a "go long" as my mother would say!  

A couple months before Sisterlocks. 

Medium Twists(home base)

After an additional year of washing, detangling, twisting, crocheting, twisting, and wondering what I am going to do with my natural hair next.  I had come to a crossroads again! What do I want to do with my hair long term?   I  LOVE my natural hair but I had to make a decision on what mattered to me more, my peace and time, or my love for my big fluffy natural hair. And babes,  peace and time won out!  My hair is so time consuming, and I don't want to live in two strand twists and braids. Which was happening a lot. So yah, the big hair that I took my locks down for, I was rarely sporting.  And when I was in a protective style I found my self planning for the next one before I could enjoy the one I had. And when my hair was out I was counting down the days until I had to wash and detangle again.  (uggggh)   This cycle had to end.  I just wanted to enjoy my natural hair with out all the "fuss" so I found my self skimming over my old braid lock pics, to see if it was really "that" flat.  Also I started looking at lock inspiration photos again, in particular Sisterlocks.  I started to come across sister lock'd  beauties and specifically the ladies below and thought, hold up?  They have really full hair, fluffy hair, and its locked? I can do this!  I can continue on like this and feel good about my natural hair. 

Gorgeous right!?   (Please be sure to look them up on instagram! They are always serving up beautiful lock pics!)  

I decided to start sisterlocks because I would have more of them, which would yield a fuller head of locks for me.  I can wear my hair down as much as I want to, and not worry about tangles, excessive shrinkage, or my ends.   My natural hair is dense, full and thick. I wanted to  make sure that if I went this route that I could expect my sisterlocks to be full and thick, just like  "my" natural hair.  I didn't want my strands to be suppressed if that makes sense?    My consultant assured me that my hair had the potential to do this.  Now I know natural hair textures and densities are like a fingerprint,  so I am not expecting to have the exact same set of locks as these ladies or others that I crush on. But I do want them full, as long as its full,  I'm good!  

So I am five weeks in, and I am loving this new journey. I have a lot to share so I will be blogging more regularly now.  I also have some topics concerning this journey "long term" that I'd like to discuss. I am running into a lot of long term naturals who are kind of over their natural hair , like actually thinking about going back to relaxers and that scares me! So we need to talk about this.  

 If you have any un answered questions regarding natural hair care please leave me your questions.  If you would like me to discuss certain topics let me know! Shoot me an email or leave it in the comments.   I feel I have discussed everything under the sun as it pertains to natural hair care on this blog over the last 7 years.   But, I know  there are still some questions out there, and I don't mind answering  them : ) Well Until Next time!!