Tuesday, September 16, 2008

33 Months Locked up & Retightened

Wow, time flies, and hair grows faster than you think. I don't post often as the main focus of my blog is my Sisterlocks, and waiting for hair to grow is sometimes like watching paint dry...B-O-R-I-N-G!

Initially, I was super juiced and wanted to chronicle every moment and detail of my locking experience. I was taking pictures every 6 weeks after my retightenings and began to notice that the pictures were looking pretty much the same. Oooh, look, my hair grew half an inch. For real? Who gives a rip? I mean, don't get me wrong, I still ooh and aah over my hair. As soon as I get home I'm in the mirror monitoring my progress, but I like to think that I have sense enough to know that I'm the only one looking THAT closely at my hair.

Well,when I got home tonight from my retightening, put on my jammies, and actually felt hair on my back, I had to grab my hand mirror and check it out. Yep, it's there. I was looking back at my 2 year pics, and 14 months, and there is definitely a measurable difference. Something worthy of sharing.

This is the hair I've been waiting for all of my life. I can swim, work out, shower, wash my hair and go with the best of them now. Gone are the days of running to get out of the rain, or having to stay out of the pool for fear of having to face a major hair crisis. Sisterlocks are insurance against a bad hair day, and I'm loving every minute of it.

Check it out...


14 comments:

Thandi said...

your eccitement is infectious!LOL. Glad you're still going strong

Nihuru said...

Your locks are gorgeous!

Brown ButtahFly said...

Girl you have been gone way too long, I was starting to worry about you. Anyhow I thank you for sharing your updates as I look at your locks in awwhhhh. They look so beautiful! They have grown tremendously! Thanks again for the updates, take care.

Naturally KiKi said...

Hi! You have been tagged!!! See my blog for the rules.

BTW...Your locks look great!!!

ja stu sisterlock journey said...

Ilove your 33month old locks, they are looking fabulous.

Chocolata said...

Thandi, Nihuru, Brown Buttahfly, Naturally Kiki, and Ja Stu -
Thank you all so much for the love. Sisterlocks are proving to be a wonderful and ongoing adventure. I never would have thought that my 'po lil nappy hur' would have afforded me the opportunity to interact with so many dynamic, interesting and beautiful sistah's such as yourselves.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy, Nappy, & Free To Be Me said...

I too was thinking that you had forgotten us! Your hair really has grown alot over the last several months. It looks great....but then again, you do have the best consultant in the world ha ha

Meikmeika said...

Look at your growth girl!!!! Such gorgeous locks!!! YAY for them touching your back!!!

Chocolata said...

Hey Happy, Nappy & Free...I see you girl! Nice to hear from you. How are things down on the Bayou? On your way to SC I see. You should hook up w/ Lana. I'll hit you off line on that though.

Wendy is the BOMB isn't she?
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Meikmeika - Thank you! It's so nice to hear from you. I was thinking about you recently. I'm back on my vegan and raw foods kick. I'll be scanning your blog for tips. You make it look sooooo good, and everything I've gleaned from you and tried has been on point. If only I had the support of my household...

Dr. Barnett said...

Hello Chocolata,
Yes, your locs are beautiful! Your blog helped me to make the decision to finally start my locks. Check me out at drlocs.blogspot.com
I feel you on that initial excitement you mentioned - I want to take pics everyday and can't stay out of the mirror :)
Has my soror Remy decided to start locks yet? Tell her I said OO-OOP!
- Dr. Barnett

Chocolata said...

Dr. Barnett,

Thank you so much! Your locs are lovely as well. I'm glad I had some influence in your decision. Unfortunately your soror has not yet been so moved. I wish she would though, she has a glorious head of natural hair and they would look amazing on her. On the other hand, I suppose I should be greatful and content that she does not have any chemicals in her hair.

cheleski said...

hi there! wow! you hit a GROWTH spurt, missy! love the herr! please update my new blog address for your links!!! blessings.

Amba said...

OOh wow. Congrats!! Glad you are still enjoying your journey. Thank God for Sisterlocks

Alise M. said...

Chocolata, you've been gone so long I missed this post. I know, I know. I'd been gone as well. But you found me! Gurl............you've had mad growth! Your hair is looking fabulous at 33 months. I'm looking forward to the 3 year anniversary post. And yes.......you are my sisterlock twin. Our hair looks amazingly similar. Ain't it great to have "good hair"?