Saturday, 20 December 2014

Hair Styles

Hi all I have had a request to post my favourite hair styles worn over the years, so here goes:

I loved this style because it had longevity, I could wear it all week and just tie my head at night and wake up looking good. I was still coloring my hair at this stage.

This is a variation of the previous style however with larger flat twist that go all the way to the back and finished off in a tuck.  I wore this to a fitness weekend and joined in many classes, including sauna, swimming and steam.

Here I was modelling for the Afro Hair and Beauty show and wearing Wrapalocs.  I love love love this style as it really opened out my face and I got lots of compliments for the 2 weeks that I wore them in.  I only took them out as I needed to retighten my hair or else I would have left them in for longer.  On taking them down I was left with spiral curls which lasted way past my retightening.
From the beginning of my lock journey I enjoyed wearing up dos and this is one of them.
These flat twists were done so that I could wear my hat for Ascot and still have a pretty hair style underneath.
This is a loosely rolled updo. I don't usually use pins as I feel as though they are too much for my scalp however on this occasion I did to keep the roll of hair in place.
This style is post retightening when the hair was very fresh.  I have always liked it when my partings are exposed as I think the hair looks really neat.

Another updo this time looking a bit teddy boyish lol with a cross over basket weave at the back. I still wear this style regularly.

This was not meant to be a style at all.  I braided and banded my hair and washed it but then was too lazy to take the braids out so went out to a night club with them styled like this. Have you ever done this, if so what was the reaction? I laughed to myself as everyone complimented me on my hair style not knowing that it was born out of sheer laziness,
This day was so hot I just needed all my hair tucked away into this wrap and roll.
This is a side view of my Ascot hair style and worked well with my hat. 
I then decided that I would stop coloring so you can see ive gone for the two tone look and made some large flat twists at the back.
I did some large single braids at the side again intending to take them out for a crinkly look but then did not bother.

I kept up with the no color and had just retightened so these two pictures show the amount of my regrowth and how dark it is.

The two colours is a really good way of keeping track of my growth.
This picture is in 2014 and you can see that I barely have any colour left in my hair at all. After retightening, I flat twisted the front and back up.
Then braided the ends of the flat twists in single braids and coiled them around themselves to form this bun. I did this for a fitness and salsa weekend and it lasted all weekend throughout all of the activities, swimming and sauna.

2014 and this style is to show the texture of my new growth which is thick and dark.
I still go for the crinkly look and have begun to cut off the coloured ends of my hair periodically. I had made a drastic cut by now from bra strap length back to shoulder length.

I think this style is called a fish bone.

Of all the styles I just love to have my hair braided away even if its in these 2 big braids down the side of my face.
I hope you enjoyed these. Next time I will post on my hair cuts over the years for my sixth year Sisterlocks anniversary.
Until next time
Kittylocks x

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Client Feature, Gardenia 13 Weeks Update

Here is Gardenia 13 weeks after her installation.
This shot is after her retightening.The back of her hair was uneven with a gap in the middle. Her hair has now swollen and lengthened so that it is nearly all one length at the back. You can still see traces of the relaxer near her ends.
 Her temple area was sparce with a broken hair line and I was unable to install any locks there at all. Now its filling in nicely.
This is really good progress in a short space of time and demonstrates just how forgiving Sisterlocks (TM) are.

She's really loving her hair.

Another beauty.

Until next time

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Client Feature, Gardenia

I am often asked whether it necessary for clients to cut off their relaxed hair in order to have Sisterlocks(TM) installed.
The answer is that it depends on client preference.  As long as there is 1 1/2 inches of virgin hair then Sisterlocks(TM can be installed.
Here is Gardenia, she had been growing out the relaxer for 6 months prior to her installation.

There is still quite a bit of relaxer in her hair. 
She had a damaged hair line with hair loss visible at her temples. 

 The back and side views show that the majority of her hair is straight.

Gardenia can roll her hair on rollers or rods (with out any bristles or teeth) so that the different textures are less visible.  Over time she may decide whether she wants to cut these ends off or not.
I will keep you updated on Gardenias progress 4 weeks post installation.
See you next time

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Hair Style

Hi all I am back sorry for the delay, life has become very busy of late with show casing my new product range but more on that later.

Here is a picture of me using a bun ring to show that even though I cut my locks they can still be styled in this way. I spritzed my clean hair using my own Lemon grass hair mist.

I don't think I will do this style regularly as I felt that the synthetic bun ring held my locks too tight and scratched my scalp but as an occasional style it will be fine.

My locks have really condensed now and I continue to grow out the colour and there is no looking back so far in terms of this.

I love my locks but am considering a drastic cut as a change!

I think my optimum length is shoulder length, anything longer and my hair starts to get on my nerves and keeps getting caught up in seat belts, handbags and when dancing and I notice that I tend to wear my hair up more and packed away anyway.  Can you believe that after growing my hair for 6 years now I am saying this lol

I would also like to let you know about this Natural hair expo which is taking place tomorrow.

It promises to be very good, with all things natural for our hair, skin and bodies.

So why not come along.

For those of you who have been asking Kittylocks Hair Product range will be available at this event so I hope to see you there.

Next time I will give you an update of my hair cuts over the last year.

Until next time.


Monday, 4 November 2013

Kittylocks Products

Kittylocks Hair Products  
Hi all well as you know I love to keep myself busy, well here is my latest venture:
I showcased my hair products at an event named Natural November courtesy of Debrose.  Check out:

All Kittylocks hair products are suitable for all hair types including natural, locked, relaxed, Caucasian, Asian and Bi racial.  They are freshly made to order by my own hand.  They contain high grade ingredients which will be kind to your tresses in order to support a clean scalp, knot free hair, enhance moisture and thus aid hair manageability, may aid retention and thus promote hair growth.

They are kind to your scalp and hair and will cleanse them appropriately.

Where stated some products may contain certified organic ingredients. 

All products have been fully safety tested to comply with Cosmetic Safety legislation.

Kittylocks Shampoo

250ml Dry Hair shampoo, can be used regularly and followed up with Kittylocks Lavender & Geranium conditioner to leave you with silky, soft, manageable hair.
Ingredients:detergents, omega, guar gum, Eco preservatives, essential oil of Lavender.£10

Herbal Shampoos:

Kittylocks herbal shampoos are made with fresh herbs which may aid and promote stronger hair growth.  Therefore the shampoos are brown in colour and smell divine according to which essential oils have been added.

250ml Birch and Horsetail herbal shampoo.

Ingredients: fresh Birch and Horsetail leaves, detergents, D-Panthenol, Omega, bio energiser, Guar gum, eco preservative, essential oil of Birch. £13
250ml Rosemary and Lavender herbal Shampoo.
Ingredients: fresh Rosemary leaves, detergents, D-Panthenol, Omega, Guar gum, Eco preservative. Essential Oils of Rosemary and Lavender £13



250ml Lavender and Geranium conditioner. 

Ingredients: phytokeratin, honey moisturiser, D Panthenol, NFF moisturizer, Vegetal emulsifier, cetyl alcohol, eco preservative,
guar gum, xanthan gum, vitamin E oil, essential oils of Lavender and Geranium. 
This conditioner will give your hair lustre, aid moisture, promote retention and shine whilst also making it more manageable £12

 Hair Oils
100ml Hair Oil can be applied warm to clean dry hair and scalp up to 3 times a week to strengthen the hair. It is easily absorbed into the hair and scalp without leaving any undue residue or sticky feeling.
Massage the warm oil into the scalp and hair if required gently using the pads of fingers, do not scratch. This product will provide a nice tingle.
Ingredients: Sweet Almond Oil, Coconut oil, Jamaican black castor oil, organic Hemp oil, Essential oils of Peppermint, Rosemary, £12

100ml Relaxed and Natural Hair oil can be used warm or at room temperature on clean relaxed or clean natural dry hair to hydrate the scalp and hair up to 3 times per week.  It can also be used to blow hair straight after washing using a hair dryer with a pik attachment.
Ingredients: Sweet Almond oil, Coconut oil, Jojoba oil, Safflower oil, Sesame seed oil, organic Broccoli seed oil £13

Moisturising Hair Mists
100ml Hair mists are designed to freshen up your hair and to aid moisture retention.  They may also provide a mild tingle to your scalp.
Priced at £5 per 100ml and come in a variety of gorgeous smells and use essential oils such as: Rosemary, Juniper, Lavender and peppermint, Lemongrass, Tea Tree. They also contain coconut oil, sweet almond oil and mineral water.
They are a handy size so that they fit neatly into your handbag and can be used as often as required.
 Gift Sets
1x 250ml Herbal Shampoo
1x 250ml Conditioner
Price: £24

1x 250ml Herbal Shampoo
1x 250ml Conditioner
1x 100ml Hair Mist
Price: £29

1x 250ml Herbal Shampoo
1x 250ml Conditioner
1x 100ml Hair Mist
1x 100ml Hair Oil
Price: £40

I would like to thank all of my customers for trialling my products over the last 2 years and giving me feedback to enable me to develop them and to thank all of you for your support, help, advice and custom.

Postage & packaging will be extra, go on treat yourself.

Items may be purchased at:
Thank you for your custom.
Enjoy Kittylocks

(These pictures are for representative purposes only, products may vary.)

Monday, 7 October 2013

Client Feature, Rose

Here is Rose.  In this before shot you can see Rose hair which has been natural for about 4 years having grown out a relaxer. 
She used to wear her hair in braids and twists.
Her hair still had relaxer in it and was dead straight at the nape, with some split ends and some damage to her temples.
However Sisterlocks(TM) are very forgiving and this is the end result after 9 hours 20 minutes.
UPDATE BELOW: 6 weeks later and her hair has swollen nicely.

 The relaxer is still there.
As her hair grows out over time she can decide whether she wishes to cut the relaxer off or leave the 2 textures.

Hope you enjoyed these.

Kittylocks x

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Client Feature: Princess

I would like to introduce my youngest Sisterlocks(TM) client named Princess. At the tender age of 6 she had never relaxed her hair and wore braided and twisted styles. As you can see she has some thinning at her temple area, around her ears and there was also some thinning to the nape of her neck.

 The body of her hair however was long and plentiful.
 9 hours and many cartoons later and Princess had started her journey.  She was so excited but she managed to sit and even had a small nap whilst her hair was being transformed. Over time these thinning areas will fill in with new hair and new locks will be installed.

After her installation she went on holiday and was swimming in the sea and pool every day.  Sisterlocks(TM) are so versatile that you can do this straight away without fear of them coming undone.
 Sisterlocks(TM) can be installed on younger children as long as they are able and willing to sit for them in comfort and with many breaks.
Her journey has started and now she tells her mummy "no slip" meaning no grease, no oils, no conditioner, no sprays, no gels and her hair will grow looooong!

I will keep you posted on Princess journey.

Happy hair