Friday, 23 December 2011

4 Years

I am celebrating because it is 4 years since the birth of my Sisterlocks(TM) If only I knew then what I know now. Just how easy it is to have long hair that I know how to care for myself instead of being a prisoner of the latest hair dresser who promises so much but lets me down every time. The wasted hours spent sitting in a chair whilst a few people put their hands in my hair not knowing who if anyone was qualified to do so and finally leaving either with a style that looked lovely until I slept on it and could not re create it or going home to get the scissors out to start cutting and shaping my style into something I felt comfortable going outside in. Anyway all that is behind me now and back to the present I am celebrating 4 years of total freedom.

As usual I am trying out some new styles. Below are freshly washed locks left straight, sides and front pinned back using long hair pins and leaving a side fringe.
Back of the same style. I know there is a name for this but cant remember it now. Hair was taken from each side to make a large braid to the nape and fastened with elastic. Next time I will use something more fancy.
I have settled into a routine of tightening the front of my hair every 4 weeks as my hair has a loose curl it stays neater if I keep to this routine, then tighten the whole head every 8 weeks.

In terms of washing, during the summer I wash weekly and during the winter if it is cold then I wash monthly yes you heard me right I am back to my old habits lol If it is not too cold then I wash fortnightly.

I never use a hair dryer on my hair.

I am still using Aiken shampoo, conditioner and hair mask for coloured hair as I like the way they make my locks feel.

Below is my favourite, sides loosely pinned up on freshly washed and curly locks.  I braided my locks when damp the night before.
Back view showing the diamante pins used to hold back my locks.  These pins are too short now and my locks tend to push them out.  I need to investigate some longer ones or I just might make my own.
Now I am into year 4 I don't know if it is my imagination but my locks went through a phase where they retracted and seemed slim and now they appear to be swelling again. I think this is unusual as we are in winter here in England but it is very mild so this might have something to do with it.
Any way I am ready with the wraps and hats for when the weather becomes colder. I wont get caught out like last year when we had the worst snow in over 100 years.  This cost me some breakage to my locks. Its funny I can never find the pieces when they break, I wonder where they go?

I hope that year 4 continues to bring lots and lots of healthy hair and more growth.
I would also like to thank you all for visiting and for your support and comments, long may it continue.

Until next time Kittylocks x

Thursday, 1 December 2011

47 Months

Hi all as you know I love to try out new hair styles but I must say that the up do is my favourite.

This is the front section of my do.  My hair needs a retightening and also a color but some how I always create my best styles when my hair needs doing.  I have lengthened the time in between colouring and I notice that my regrowth is jet black.  I have never had jet black hair in my life, must be something to do with my new eating pattern, much more fruit, vegetables, water, fish and little red meat.

 The front 2 sections were tucked and rolled and secured using 2 large hair pins.

Top Section .

I left a side bit out as a fringe or bang.  I would usually curl this using rods but I could not be bothered, I just wanted a quick and easy style, my hair had been braided days before.
Close up side view below.
This style took a maximum of 10 minutes to do in the morning before work.  

I did a large basket weave at the back, and I did this first.  You can really see how dark my roots are, love the two tone look lol

I promise next time to do this on freshly tightened and coloured hair.

I wore this style for 2 days and nights and went to the sauna, gym and swam all without taking it out.

Many compliments were given. Two people thought I had gone to a salon to be styled. I was told it looked like a fifties vamp look.
Hope you liked these.

Kittylocks x