November 10, 2009

So much has changed! :D

Hello SL family!!!

First off, let me apologize for my absence these last few months.
I've been very busy re-adjusting to life @ home, thus neglecting this blog, my fotki hair album, as well as my Youtube channel. I don't take disappearing & reappearing lightly, as I have made some really good friends all over the internet :). Anyways, I'm hopping back on the hog and thanking all who have left kind comments while I was gone. *MUAH* [did you feel that? :)]

Soooo much has changed with my locks! First things first, I've taken over re-tightening my own locks...yes, the whole head, by myself. lol. It's a challenge but also a great feeling.

Secondly, I've had to change my tool from the plastic children's needle to a paper clip because my locks are now too thick to fit through that small hole (see a pic of that needle from last post). I personally recommend all newbies (with thin locks) to practice with that needle or something similar if they're thinking about self-retightening one day.

Thirdly, my regimen has changed - more on that later.

Finally, the majority of my Sisterlocks have buds. The rest of my hair is condensing and there are only 3 or 4 curly ends on my head. My locks have really thickened up too. Wow! What a transformation! I've been taking pics the entire time. I plan to make a video to celebrate my first anniversary with SLs. I can't believe I've been a loc-head for over 10 months!!! This time last year, I was so anxious about flying home to get my test locks installed! Where has the time gone?! :)

Check out some pics below. It's a progression from untightened->tightened->bantu knots->knot-out. More to come later!


  1. Glad to see you back!!! Thought that you had given up!!! Congrats for taking care of your own locks!!!

  2. BahSun, didn't I tell you how surprised you'd be at your own hair growth and its appearance as it changes on its journey to SL maturity! It's an amazing ride. I'm so proud of you too being a DIYer. That's awesome!

    I'm glad to see you back...