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This blog will chart the progress of my sisterlocks journey (installed 29.07.2007) and may include random social pics here and there. Please be patient with my blog as I usually bulk update 3 months behind althougth sometimes this can change (next updates will be made around Christmas / New Year) Thanks for the comments and visiting. Peace and Blessings x

Friday, 28 December 2007

December: Post-Shampoo shots

18.12.2007: First time using Neutrogena T-Gel Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
Even though the one I am using is for greasy hair (silly Boots sent me the wrong one twice albeit all refunded) it doesn't strip the hair and smells a bit like lemon grass. It's no match for my Aveda Sap Moss 1 litre though but one day soon I will pick up that bottle in 2008 and smell the usual woody accented smell I am use to Lol.

20.12.2007: Retightening results - My hair has settled
The slippage issue:
A few of the slipped ones had to be redone as new locs but my consultant said that they weren't too bad and there are some that have unravelled slightly but are holding up.

My hair has a little bit of lint at the back but it's not too major for me to panic yet.

Although it's a pain to have a few newbies again, I am really happy as my consultant said my hair has "settled" and is "locking away nicely".


Monday, 10 December 2007

December Pre-Shampoo shots

04/12/2007: Some of the ends of my hair loosened so I have plaited them for now following the advice from my consultant. This was due to me washing with Aveda Sap Moss Shampoo which I've used before but it really doesn't agree with my sisterlocks at this stage (too moisturising). I am instead going to use Neutrogena T-Gel to combat the dry scalp.

09/12/2007: Pics taken after my silk scarf fell off my head. I decided to take pictures as my hair looked fuller on this day. Even though my Aveda shampoo made some of my ends loose - my roots seem to love it in terms of growth. Oh well maybe I'll use my 1 litre bottle in a year or sooner from now :)

Monday, 26 November 2007

Fifth wash day

This is the first wash where I used shampoo other than Sisterlocks Starter Shampoo which has run out. I used Aveda Sap Moss which was okayed with my consultant as I've used many times before. I will be looking for an alternative shampoo as the texture where my hair is less coarse seems to have loosened slightly - especially at the ends. I think I will try the Creme of Nature shampoo but will see re-read the ingredients first.


After: hair still wet

After: hair dry

Saturday, 17 November 2007

Sunday, 4 November 2007

Fourth Wash and Second Retightening

BEFORE (Pre-wash and After-wash)
This is the fourth wash of my hair since having my sisterlocks installed. This month I didn't take great care of my hair with the styles including tying my hair back with elastic bands, hair pins and clips.

My consultant had to redo maybe 5 locks or more due to there being slippage and some came completely out.

Monday, 15 October 2007


What a morning. I was peacefully asleep up until the early hours, then jolted up about a thousand times feeling like I had something twisting, ticking and rubbing in my ear. This was earache pain, so around 3am I get up and popped a Paracetamol ... still this does not do the trick.

One step up from this I switch on my laptop in pain and Google "Earache condition and treatment." I establish I have earache, that it probably was caused by the Freshers Flu from which I recovered from and seek herbal remedies. Freshers flu = the first two weeks at university where everyone coughs and splutters due to the infestation of so many of us in one place.

From my search I fine the olive oil remedy, if it can let little screaming kids get to sleep, then surely it can work for me. So I follow the instructions, warm the olive oil up for 15 seconds in the microwave. Dip a piece of cotton wool in the bowl, drip two or three drops down the canal and pop it in the ear. Also I add an extra pillow and like down, earache ear up.

So... the pain goes after an hour and I fall into a deep sleep from 4am until 8.30. At 8.45 by door knocks and I'm listening to the maintenance guy out of one ear (or at least it sounds so to me). I was dumb-struck by my showerhead so called him as it looked fixed into one position. Luckily my twisting action just needed to be tweaked and hey presto.

I call my Gran in the evening (the Queen of Alternative therapy and anything to do with her health and everybody else). She agrees the olive oil trick is cool, but that I shouldn’t drop the oil in my ear as it might cause further infection and to sauté an onion with butter and eat it straight to boost my immune system. So that should cure the earache / weakness ... plus I'll be getting some real earache medicine tomorrow as my right ear can't do all the work!

Sunday, 14 October 2007

Week 11 - 3rd Wash


3rd Wash 10.10.2007
I went 4 weeks without washing just through having no time with university life! My hair felt lovely afterwards lol. Pic is before wash: