Friday, 29 March 2013

Client Feature, Hyacinth

This is Hyacinth installation.  She has never worn her natural hair out and usually wears wigs or adds extensions to her hair.  After doing her research she chose to come home to Sisterlocks(TM).  She shaved her hair and allowed it to grow out into this even shape below.

16 hours and 20 minutes later and she is on her Sisterlocks(TM) journey. It is a very satisfying and humbling experience to play a part in some ones natural hair journey.

The style below was created by making 3 large, loose flat twist up to the top of her hair and secured using her locks. The front is in 2 large braids which when taken out will be a fringe with a middle parting.Her hair looks very glossy and shiny in these pictures but as time goes by and her locks begin to change and swell, I would expect her locks to lose this glossy look.

I have to share with you that once her installation was completed I could not keep Hyacinth away from the mirror, she was examining her hair this way and that way and playing with it.
She chose to go home wearing 2 low bunches.

Hyacinth swims regularly so I gave her some instructions of how to keep her new Sisterlocks(TM) in tact.

Watch out for her updates.


Kittylocks x

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Sisterlocks(TM) Cut 63 Months

My locks are now 63 months old and as you know I have wanted to cut them for some time as they are uneven at the back.  I am very accident prone and have treated my locks roughly in the past catching them on seat belts, hand bag straps and  clothing.
I wanted to wait until 6 years to cut them but the final straw was when I went out to dance salsa, my hair kept getting caught around my dance partners arms.
This is my washed hair,some locks are bra strap length whilst others are shorter. I asked a friend to cut my locks well when he described and demonstrated to me how he would do this, I must admit that I was afraid! Then I went to sweet talk my Daughter, she said " no no no Mum I might make a mistake and then you will blame me" She was immune to my coaxing. Finally I went to my Sister who has just completely cut off her waist length, traditional locks. Having made the decision I was not going to give up so easily.  This is the result.
My new length has taken a little getting used to but I absolutely love it and wish I had cut my locks before.  I don't know what I was waiting for but as Mum says : "nothing happens before its time" So what have I learnt? it is only hair and can and will grow back.  I have demonstrated to myself that I can grow my hair past my shoulders and that I do not have a terminal hair length.  My locks no longer get caught up and I can still have a pony tail.  I will cut my locks every year now and am considering a fringe!

This is what was cut off, it was not much at all and yet it has made such a difference to the look of my hair. I tend to have very loose texture and fine hair, some of my locks are still not sealed so I will need to be careful when washing with conditioner.  The cut has made my hair look and feel fuller and it hangs better.  No more getting caught up.

I am still going with the two tone look and have no inclination to colour at all.

PS I kept the cut locks I don't know why but even now I can not let them go. Would you keep your locks if you cut them? and if so do you have a special place for them?

I hope you enjoyed these pictures.

Until next time