Friday, January 21, 2011

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Handmade Lock Accessories by Me!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Amazed at how fast my little heart is growing. He will be 2 next month. He's always playing in my hair! He says "hair mommy". :-)

Missing my Aveda Brilliant shampoooooo! A daily deep cleansing shampoo that moisturizes, too. Takes away product build-up and debris—not everything else. Makes comb-through simple (won't be needing that, lol). Helps soothe your scalp with certified organic calendula, camellia and certified organic aloe.

Saturday, February 6, 2010


I braided and banded my hair yesterday for a good 'ole "washing". Examining my locks today while separating, I noticed lots of white specks in many of my locks. Basically, I have dirt getting trapped in my locks when I wash. I really think it would otherwise wash out if it wasn't for the b&b. I've noticed it with previous washes and this by far is the worst. Needless to say, I am getting discouraged with the braiding and banding and ready to be done with it...truth be told. I just can't seem to get a decent wash with it and have never felt the squeeky clean that some folk rave about. Having to be gentle and wash in one direction of the lock, instead of just going all hands in for a good old fashioned scrubbin' without the inhibitions is what I dearly miss.

On a positive note, I am finding locks that are budding and I haven't had much slippage this time around. I love when I find a SL that I can't keep out of my hands! Also, I'm coming up on my 6 month'versary at the end of this month! I have an appointment with my consultant for a retightening next Thursday and will inquire about the washing issue and concerns.

Till next time,


Sunday, January 31, 2010

Shortened Puffy Locks

Greetings, all!! I'm at home enjoying being snowed in the last couple of days. It's starting to wear off though. Lol. I'm ready to get out and about!

I'm wondering if anyone has ever noticed any of their locks getting shorter as they mature. I have a few in the back that are really puffy and shorter than when pre-locked. I noticed one a few months ago and was so shocked at the change in length that I called and asked my consultant if she had cut it during my retightening...and she hadn't, of course. I've recently noticed a couple others in the back as well. I'm thinking the curly ends turned up and started to lock upward into these locks making them shorter. My entire head of hair is longer than it appears (see pre-locked photos), but when I do a stretch test, it's all there. When I stretch these particular puffy ones, there is no additional length. Anyone experience this before??!!