Monday, 30 January 2012

Honestly...I tried so hard.... get consistent curls (like I see on your blogs). It took me 2 hrs to curl these and I had to re-wet my locs 2x. I used a combination of perm rods and soft spikes. I kept them in for 2 days. I had to go to church(- ok - prayer meeting at the church) with this humongous hat with all those rods underneath. My friend just about split her sides laughing at the sight of me. I endured all the hell you go through trying to sleep on hard rocks& lumps, even a shopping trip that had folks staring at my huge head. I banished every thought of 'why me?' 'this is too much' and fixated on the prize of wonderful curls to come..and I still haven't cracked it. Some locs curled,some simply fell and some- well- just laughed at me. Still, I thought I'd show my meagre offering. So here you are. Brought to you with love.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

4 YEARS on Lockdown!

Can you see some teeny tiny bling in my locs?
I must have combined about 40 locs.

4 years and it feels like I've had these locs forever. Are they still sisterlocks? What d'you reckon? I think I broke every'rule', used what tools I like, products I like, combined locs ,ignoring partings, experimented with extensions on a couple etc. I just had to do what works for me.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Re-growing hair! wierd products helping

Improvement on the crown of my head. The space used to be several miles wide. I've noticed lots of stubby little hairs and the bare areas reducing in size. I wish I could point to some magic thing I've been doing. The one thing I've been consistent in is praying and speaking the WORD to my scalp and hair lol. I massage when I remember.(Lie with your feet up against a wall and massage my temple behind my ears and forehead in an upward motion to encourage blood flow-10 mins)
I rub the concoction below on my scalp 1-2x a week. I wash 1x10days-2wks using JASON tea tree treatment, scalp normalizing sulphate free-shampoo for 1st wash(concentrating on my scalp) and Head organics for the 2nd wash(concentrating on the locs). I follow this with an ACV rinse paying particular attn to my scalp. I then dilute a dollop of Moisture Maniac conditioner in a bowl and bath my locs in it. After that it's rinse rinse rinse.
This odd looking mix was given me by my pastor's wife. I don't know the exact ingredients,(she wasn't willing to divulge the secret) but I found out at least 6 people including herself and daughter had regrown their hair using this mixture.(BTW this woman had some form of scarring alopoecia as a result of Lupus, and lost all her hair. The daughter-only 10 yrs, had severe relaxer damage). She formulated this and after using it for some months her hair finally grew back. Thankfully her daughter's hair is back too andshe's natural. I had to educate her about relaxers....anyway, she was sceptical about me using it bc I had locs and advised me to cut them off so I could get to my scalp. You all know the answer was NO, I can reach my scalp alright!Initially I was going to give her some money to make it, but she decided to give it to me for free.
This is what it looked like after I gave it a good stir. I'm certain it's petroleum based so it was a bit of a dilema. Finally I came up with the soltion. I take a tsp and mix it with my own concoction which is oil based, thinning it out quite a bit. I Make sure to put it on my scalp ONLY.

I mix her mix with my mix, and this is what it looks like. You can see the herbs in it. Seiwa if you are reading this, I'll be sending you some. She says she wants feed-back after 3 months. I've been using this for just about 3 weeks so it's early days.

Monday, 2 January 2012

Flaky Scalp shampoo

Hi, Hope everyone got a good start to the New Year. 2012 is going to be very very exciting! So many things in the pipeline. I thank God that while the world is in dire straits he's showing his children how to increase and not only that reach out to those crying out to him...anyhow, this post isn't about that. I wanted to post this shampoo recipe:

1/2 cup clear shampoo
1/2 cup water
3 egg yolks
1 tsp lemon extract
(refridgerate any left over)
Do a final rinse with 2tbs acv in 8oz water

Credit to SpicesQueen Elaniece. Check out her FB pg. Let me know how you get on.