Wednesday, 15 July 2009

1st Retightening and Wash 13/07/09

First of all, my apologies for just throwing on pics and not detailing.

Monday 13th July I had my first retight which began at 4pm and finished about 7 pm that evening.

My consultant then instructed me on how to band and braid my

locs so I could wash my hair.

I do not have the sisterlocks products but was advised to use

Neutrogena T gel shampoo. I was excited to wash but could not do it the same evening so planned on devoting the next day to enjoying the process ...

Sad ! the highlight of that week was washing my lovely locs! LOL!

any way as you can see the results are as seen. 3 hours to retight

and the pics opposite display the reappearance of my partings

and the definition of the loc's. All these pics were taken straight after my first wash.

Because of the texture of my hair, my loc's remain sprung! (hmm that may explain it ...) yes my hair is

very soft to the touch and remains coiled, the length (growth is not very obvious at this stage) but you know I do not care! I LOVE it short!! never thought I would say it!

Thursday, 9 July 2009


What a week!!! Swine Flu at school! well most schools in the area have reported cases, except ours! What a tangled web we weave .... huh!

Anyway my hair story so far ...

Ok I am still a product junkie, I am not using anything but I am big on planning and preparing for the future. So have invested in the most recommended extras that can enhance the condition of the locks. I like the spritz recipes that fellow blogger Gigglz makes, I did try a little, however, plain water seems best... My hair does feel a bit dry but looks good so hey, whateva! Looking forward to my retightening date. so these are the last pics until then.

Life can be very hard, but GOD is equally very good, though he slay ... yet will I trust him, He said he will never leave me, nor forsake me, and that I will not be ashamed nor my hope in him be disappointed.... (psalms 31) I WILL trust in him ... no matter what and will not fear what man can do to me!!
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Tuesday, 7 July 2009

40 days progress



Well today is forty days since I had my locks installed and everyday has been a good hair day! I feel soo goood in my OWN natural hair it is almost unbelievable! The thing I miss the most is washing and slightly moisturising it ... but It does not really matter because i like the way my hair responds to water. I have no problem with dry or itchy scalp and apart from the slight slippage I have no other issue. except that I wish i had done this a LONG time ago! As you can see the locs have thickened up well ... just look and compare ...

Sunday, 5 July 2009

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What Are You Willing To Believe God For?Bishop Vashti McKenzie
When trouble strikes, what are you willing to believe God for?

• When the tapestry of the 21st century is stained with the blood of the innocent and unsuspecting• When our community is raped by unprecedented violence so bitter that bombers chose death over life in suicide attacks• When evil masquerades as good• When the sounds and rumors of war dominate our lives• When too many of our children go off to defend, protect and serve but never come home from foreign soil• When God seems to be silent, troubles rise, hearts ache, minds break and sickness comes without an invitation• When death calls a family member's unlisted telephone number• When ships fail to come in, checks bounce, friends disappoint and families feuds• When members cleave while others leave, pews empty, budgets are short, and bills long• When you can't make ends meet, the way gets dark, load gets heavy; nights become restless, days become nightmares
What are you willing to believe God for?
• When greed is allowed to wreck the American economy• When distractions take away the seriousness of health care, global warming, war, and jobs going overseas, from public education to prison pipeline, or injustice and fair play in the courtroom
What are you willing to believe God for?
• Hannah wanted to believe God for a baby from a barren womb• The man by the pool of Bethesda wanted to believe God for healing• The blind man wanted to believe Jesus for sight; the lepers wanted to believe God for a cleansing; and the centurion wanted to believe his child would live again
At the core of all that I have mentioned is the most crucial element in our spiritual walk - our faith. What life requires now is more than the average faith, but a radical faith. Radical faith is the total dependence upon God - that becomes supernatural in its working. Radical faith enables you to believe without seeing, go without knowing, do without understanding, trust without wavering, and be secure in uncertainty.
It is difficult answering this question without faith: Hebrews 11:6 - says it is impossible to please God without it. Salvation is impossible without faith - for it is by grace through faith that we are saved. Prayers go no further than the ceiling without faith - for we must believe that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. For faith is the substance of what we hope for, and the evidence of what has yet to arrive.
Noah was willing to take God at his word. Faith is seeing things differently, therefore, you believe differently. It is seeing with our spiritual eyes and not our natural eyes. Our natural eyes tells us that all hell has broken lose, nothing is ever going to work out, or it is as bad as it gets. Our spiritual eyes look through the lens of faith that no matter how bad it seems, God is still able to do more abundantly than which we ask. No matter what- all things work together for good to them who love the Lord and are called according to his purpose.
God spoke the judgment and grace. He articulated the salvation strategy and Noah believed God's word.Are you willing to take God at his word? Are you willing to believe what God's word says about your prayers, salvation, perseverance, blessings, obedience, grace, divine favor, suffering, pain or eternal life? Remember nothing is impossible with God.
By faith, what impossible things are you and God going to do today?
As presiding bishop of the 13th Episcopal District of the AME, Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie is a guiding example for women and church leaders throughout the country. Her messages can be heard online daily at For more information about Bishop Vashti McKenzie, log onto*Bishop McKenzie is a 2009 Guest Columnist.
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Slippage!! Arrrgghh!

I have lost 3 or 4 locs ... suddenly. I am not sure why, but I hear it happens anyway, especially to people with soft/ fine hair. I wonder how bad it COULD have been, since I have not been permitted to wash my hair.
Within 3 weeks, 3 out of 4 of my test locks had unravelled. However, when natural I always deep conditioned my hair and that may have been a problem. I admit that I spritz my hair a lot with water, especially as it was really humid in the last 2 weeks.
It has been 35 days since i loc'd up and i love them so much that i really do not want to lose them, however I am scheduled to see my consultant on 13th so I look forward to my first wash and retight!
I am trying to keep up with this blog thing but soo much is going on right now i just can't find the time, maybe in the summer that will change ... roll on July 22 ...