Wednesday, 16 October 2013

A very interesting find and My 5yrs 9 month old locs !

Hi all. First off... do people actually STILL read blogs-I mean hair/loc blogs? Ok you do? Cool. MAGIC HAIR ROLLERS: I found these in the £1 shop. They are like soft spike curlers and work along the same principles. It has a zigzag loop in the centre where you pull your hair through to roll it. Then there's a gap at the head to pull the tail through. Neat eh? At £1 per pack (6 in a pack) you can't go wrong. I bought only 2 packs because I already have soft spikes in the very same size and colour as Magic hair rollers. So if you've always wanted to try soft spikes and didn't get them, hurry to the pound shop and get these before they run out! It's great to see the things that appear in the £1 shop of all places.

Here are some pictures of my locs at 5 yrs 9months. Many have been combined. So many that I'm very surprised that it still looks like sisterlocks. Amazing. My retights are now once every 3-4 months. I gave up retightening the top and crown of my head. It seems to be doing better just left alone. I do brush my scalp. Productwise I use very little. I wash with knotty boy liquid dread shampoo. It does not lather, but get's the job done. No sodium whatever sulfates and contains essential oils instead. I rub either sesame oil(not the cooking sesame oil) or coconut oil into my locs when it's still damp. That's it. My scalp and oil don't seem to be friends so I leave well alone.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

We've lost one of our greats in the Westgate Mall attack in Kenya.
How can a great statesman die such a senseless death? How can killing innocents further a cause?

Sunday, 15 September 2013

My beautiful niece and her lovely locs

Owner of Maksi clothing line, Ghana. You can find MAKSI on facebook.

Saturday, 10 August 2013

2nd daughter Mary Angel's wedding

My lovely daughter and her handsome husband. It was a lovely day. We had a blast! So much fun. Those 2 were made for each other. They were so relaxed and chilled throughout the ceremony and their first dance was awesome!!

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Remember the curls/spirals from before?

A lot of loose hair at the hairline

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Loc Curls!

It's been a while. Thought Id post these pics of curls. I'm trying them out to see if I can actually do them for my daughter's wedding coming up in a few weeks. I wish I had more soft spikes. I think placing 3 locs on a soft spike each should help it curl tighter. I'm a lttle wary of using a holding agent, but I might have to. We'll see. If all else fails, it'll be crin
kles crinkles crinkles!!!

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Quick easy and simple styling@ 5years.

Compare 3 months, 5 months and 5 year loc progression. I've cut only once. I trimmed between 1-2ins last year. Whoever said afro hair doesn't grow lied. It grows if only you let it. The fringe (bangs) are a loc filler/piece I made myself. Very easy to put in. No sewing/no glue/no pins etc. Your own locs goes through and anchors them. I'll be making some in different colours and lengths for those who want to add a little something or change the appearance of their locs without cutting colouring or altering them too much. More on this later as I've just decided to make it for others.

The last 3 pics were all taken in the 1st year of sisterlocks,when it shrank and poofed out some.

I've discovered I can do simple styles with my length. The style in the top pictures is one of my favourites. I wore it like this whilst I was in Ghana. The heat was nearly unbearable.

Friday, 26 April 2013

Client progress

Remember Client E from about 8 months back? Her locs have thickened up considerably and made good progress. Still a lot of shrinkage and fattening of locs but they are well settled. Soon they'll begin the lengthening process.

These are before and after retightening pics.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

At M&J traditional engagement. What my locs look like now.

Friday, 22 March 2013

Little by way of maintenance

Natural disney baby shampoo from the £shop. If you like moisture, get it. It's only £1.00.

I have to admit I don't fuss much with my hair anymore. It's even lucky if it gets washed every 2 weeks...more like 1x3-4weeks. I use whatever I get especially if it doesnt contain SLS. I condition on occasion..just the ends. ACV rinse. Henna dye 1x3months or when it's looking tired. I might rub in coconut almond sesame or olive oil if and when I remember but usually after I've washed it. My bare spots are gradually filling in. And I'm thankful to God for everything.I found an all Natural Disney baby shampoo in the £shop. It's moisturising and SLS free so I got it. I meant to stock up on it but hey life got in the way. Well I'm off to Ghana in 2 days ...for 3 weeks. See ya when I get back.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Arashia's locs at 6 years.
My locs at 5 years.

Friday, 1 March 2013

South Africa's dreadlock theives!!

Pic of A Khumalo a loctician in his outside salon.

Apparently, Dreadlock theives are terrorising lock wearers in SA. People sell dreadlock hair which may have been forcibly cut from someone's hair with a knife or broken bottle! Read the story here:

Monday, 4 February 2013

5 Years locked

It's been 5 years since I got sisterlocked, 8 years since I first got locs, and 9 years since I went natural. My hair has been through a lot of changes. My routine is simple. Wash with a sulphate-free shampoo, Do a final rinse with diluted ACV every other week. Once in a while add baking soda to clarify. Ocassional diluted conditioner. Spritz with a lavender mist when I remember. I colour with Surya Henna cream 1x3 months (just the new growth). To be honest this winter my hair has mostly been under some sort of hair cover. I cut 1-2ins off a few months ago. Pictures to follow soon.