My decision to transition to "Sisterlocks" has become a "Rite of Passage" for me. I am both ready and convinced that this is what my spirit has longed for. I feel more like "myself" than I have ever felt. I have connected with myself and my hair as never before. Though this transition will not be free of challenges, it is one I must embark on. So I invite you to join me as we discover another dimension of our intriguing, mysterious and beautiful natural hair.
July 02, 2012
A Few Pics From The Past Months
My locs continue to progress beautifully and they are growing, growing, growing. I absolutely love them and I have not regretted beginning this journey one day. This transition has been a spiritual one for me and it has been instrumental in connecting me with a part of my inner being that I had not experienced prior to loc'ing. By the way, a lot of my ends still are not loc'd but I am okay with it. I am at peace with my hair and I'm going to let it do what it does naturally. I am considering adding a bit more color or highlights. I haven't decided yet. I am always concerned about damaging my hair. My reti's are every six weeks. I can't go any longer that that with the growth rate. My last reti was this past Saturday and the back of my hair is just past my shoulders. I am so glad that I have taken lots of pics chronicling my journey. At times it has been hard to see the progress but it's very encouraging to look at the pics and see that there is actual progress. I encourage those who are starting the journey to take lots of pics. They are a great encouragement as you progress on your journey. I've met so many loc'd sisters who tell me how much they like my locs. I love the sisterhood and unity we share. One thing I have found is that several who have much longer locs (five years loc'd and above) say that I should appreciate this (short hair) stage because once they get longer I won't be able to do as much (styling) with them. I'v e been told that they won't hold curls any longer than a day and you will primarily wear it straight, in a ponytail or pulled up. I think that I will enjoy my locs at whatever stage /length they are. What are your thoughts on this? These photos were taken over the past few months are not in chronological order but they will give you an idea of where I am now and how I've been styling them. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your journey. Finally, please pray for Colorado and all our residents who have been and continue to be affected by the wildfires that we have burning all over our beautiful state. Blessing!!!
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