Monday, August 21, 2006


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Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting Do you see those speckles in my hair. What is that? I know it isn't dandruff because it isn't really on my scalp. It may be from dry scalp, but I really didn't see much on my scalp. This is right after a wash. I hope this isn't a start to build-up. Any insight?

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You can't really see it if you were looking at me. But of course I tend to examine my locs. They're only on the locs that are near the hairline. What is up with the locs around the hairline? First the "thin-middle-bunch'd" locs and here shows the speckles. I love my locs, just curious if you all experience the same. I asked my loctician about the speckles a while ago and I don't remember what she called it, but it was normal according to her. Any insight?

Saturday, August 19, 2006

I went out to a comedy show last night. I used the Caruso Steam Rollers for this.

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Thursday, August 17, 2006

Color'd Locs

**This Post is for Maryee. I never forgot that you asked me to post on Color.**

I have always loved color. I was a color wearer before going natural so I had to keep the color once I loc'd. I dyed my hair a week or two before getting Sisterlocked. I started off with Cherrywood (left). This is the color I was wearing before locs. The last color I got was Roasted Chestnut (right). Which toned my hair down a lot, but my ends have always remained lighter. I like the mixture of colors that are going on. The Cherrywood was more of a reddish and now it is more brown than the reddish-brown.
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I waited about a year before coloring again. I retighten my locs first and about a week later, I go for my color. I noticed after coloring with the locs, it took more washing to get a clear rinse. I had a licensed cosmotologist color my hair. This is my former beautician who handled my color, relaxers, short hair cuts, weaves, and even a few press and curls at my attempts at going natural. But there are definitely disparities in her and natural hair care providers. That's a friend and I love her, but once going natural, you just find better products and ways to avoid damaging your hair.

After getting the color, I wash my hair for the next 3-4 days in a row to make sure that I am getting any excess dye that may still be there. The reason behind doing this is because after that first loc'd color session, there was still a lot of dye in my hair. I still do it out of habit now, Just to be safe.

After that first year, I now get my hair dyed every six months. I wash and condition my hair with the Sisterlock Reconstructor afterwards. I haven't had a problem with hardness of my hair. I haven't gotten into the essential oils, but want to try them out. I do have a mixture of oils that I purchased from the Beauty Supply Store. I have Hair Milk from New Bein that I use about once a month or two. I don't use a lot of products (in fear of build-up). But I do use them sometimes.

I have an inch of new growth. I will be due for my color in December or January. I think I will choose a lighter brown next time, maybe with a golden tint. We'll see.....

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Thin then Bunched Out

I have about 5 or 6 locs that are thin and right under the thin area there is a big "bunch". They are all in the front, not far from my hairline. It wasn't really a concern to me until a couple of months back, I noticed that there was one that was hanging on by about 3 to 4 strands of hair. What did I do, you ask? Well I disconnected it. Yes, I tore it off. I know....It would have eventually broke off anyway.

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There is a shadow on this one, But you see the big difference in size.

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Do you think I will loose the bottom halves?

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Not this one too!

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This is the same one from above. The short broken one is the one I tore off.

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I think this is a different one.

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I may just let them be, but I will see what I can do to fix my "thin-bunched" locs first.

I don't understand why I have these few locs. Besides those few, I have a healthy head of Sisterlocks. If you have any insight on this, please comment. Any suggestions?? I even thought about having my consultant take them down (if possible) and redo the "thin-bunched" locs. I love my locs, but I am just worried about the special few.