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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, 20 March 2009

Thick hair shots

A few pictures to show the thickness of my hair.

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Retightening Marathon Part 2

I finally finished my hair on 16 March 2009 - 2 weeks and 1 day. The hardest part was one side at the front where I really had a lack of energy attack. The best part was washing my hair afterwards. Usually I would wash my hair before but as there was so much re-growth I felt another shampoo could make my hair slip and tangle too much.

The shampoo consisted of my usual Neutrogena T-Gel Anti Dandruff and I used a much missed conditioner - Herbal Essence. My hair smelt like dessert afterwards and as this is the first time I have conditioned my hair since having sisterlocks my locks felt soft but not loose!

Pictures 16th March
Retightened, washed and conditioned

Pictures 18th March
Enjoying the sunshine and a picture showing where a lock came out

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Retightening Marathon Part 1 - DO NOT try this at home!

I began and told myself 1 week and that's it, but instead it turned into a 2 week mission starting on 1st March to fully retighten my hair. I developed armache, shoulderache, backache, headache - all sort of aches from spending approximately 2-3 minutes per lock. What kept be going was watching movies like Marley and Me, comedy by Katt Williams and catching up on episodes of Shameless.

Halfway through my marathon I thought to call my consultant and request for her desperate assistance. Then I had to face the facts - this was my fault and I could save money - which were the two things that brought me swiftly back to my senses.

Retightening the front section of my hair was no fun at all the regrowth made my already tiny locks at the front even harder to retighten due to the amount of growth and the fact that my texture is quite straight around my hairline.

Here are pictures from 1st March to 15th March.

There is alwasy time to smile and socialise though (picture after attending a university fashion show):