Thursday, December 29, 2005

The big take down...

Scarred you right, ha ha. I am taking down the ones that are loose at the end by like 3 ". It is adding to the fuzzy, unfinished look. The other ones are coming along nicely so I am quite happy with them.

Is anyone going to the SL Home Coming in San Diego this year? I think it is in July. I really wanted to go to NY with LaChandra and the rest of the ladies from the Lock It Up group but I don't know if that will be feasible for me. Who knows though, anything is possible with God.

Well, I feel so special today. Today is my 30th B-day and I came to work this morning and there were streamers and ballons everywhere. They gave me shoes, a nice book mark and a cute card. How sweet, huh. They are making it hard to leave here but I am so out!

Well, I love all of my cyber-friends. Take care and may the new year bring much deserved happiness and prosperity.


Thursday, December 22, 2005

One of those days

I am having one of those days where I see all the imperfections in myself. Arghhhhhhhhhh, I hate when I get like this. So I am going to take control right now! I love my hair, my skin and my body. There is absolutely nothing wrong with me! So devil you can beat it with your silent whispering because my God is overspeaking you now and forever. I am covered in the blood!

Tuesday, December 20, 2005


I had an interview with Home Depot for a position in their corporate offices in Atlanta on 12/15/05. While preparing myself for the interview my coworker asked. "what are you going to do with your hair?" I said that I was going to wear it as I usually do. She tried to make up for it and say, "and you'll be fine, it'll look nice". It was too late for me though, she had already put her foot in her mouth. You know what I did. I went to that interview, with a braidset in my SL's, which is my everyday style. I had my business suit on, briefcase in hand and landed that position.

I got the call yesterday that they were offering me the job making 12,000 more than I currently make with a 5K signing bonus. Yes, I am ATL bound.

So, for all of you Atlantians, give me a call for all of your SL needs. Be it from products, initial locking session to retightenings.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Getting impatient...

I have been SL'd for 6 months now and still only very few buds. There are a lot of my ends that are loose and aren't even thinking about locing. I hope I'm not doing anything wrong. I was soooooooooo excited about being able to do my own hair but now I think that I will schedule an appointment with my consultant to make sure that I'm doing everything correctly. The only thing is she charges $125 for retightenings and that is alot of money to me. Either way, I still love my SL's and love informing others of the greatness of this haircare system.

Oh, I got an email from Dr. Cornwell yesterday. She was reading the guestbook on the homepage and thanked me for the complement that I had given her and welcomed me to the family. That touched me that she takes time in her oh so busy world, to thank me for a simple comment that I made. She truly seems to be one of a kind.

More pictures coming soon...

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Self esteem

We as black women have been so tricked by the standards of this world. I hate it when I hear women talk about how they would love to stop perming BUT... Add whatever you like to the end of this statement, I hear so many things. I can only pass on the information that I have gained during this journey and pray that my fellow sisters will be that much closer to becoming free.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

My Ist Retightening Client

Well, I did it. It took 5 hrs long, but we got through it. I believe the next time will be quicker providing she does not wait so long in between appointments. She also may have gotten me a new client. They saw her hair and they were like, "I want my hair like that". She gave them my card and told them to call me and that I could hook them up. Well, that's that. I have two clients who will be getting their SL's done in December and I can't wait!

Naturaly Free

Friday, November 18, 2005

5 month pics...

These are not the greatest pictures, they were taken with on a camera phone. Anyhow, I just wanted newer pictures. I really am loving my hair, to bad these pictures aren't showing what I see. Oh well, here goes...

Pretty Hair

I love my hair, I love Sisterlocks, I love natural hair period. I think it is so beautiful. It's a shame we have been ashamed of such a beautiful asset that we've had all along. Thank you Lord for opening our eyes.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005


I couldn't wait until I had enough new growth to retighten and now I do. I have been retightening at home, at work, on the go. Ok, this could get dangerous. I love being able to do my own hair. I had one mistake in the front where I joined two locks together.

My natural hair care business is growing like crazy and to God be the glory. I have noticed that I really like working with locs, all kinds and not so much braids. When I get to the point where I am able to choose, I probably will stop taking new clients for anything other than locs and just maintain the clients that I have.

I'll take pictures soon and update my blog.

Bye for now,

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Locked and Loaded

I just completed the training class in Ft. Lauderdale and I am truly amazed! I was already awe struck with Sisterlocks but after seeing the exact science that it actually is, I have a new-found respect for Dr. C and all of the consultants that represent SL's in the professional manner in which they were taught.

My Master Trainers were the bomb. They were
Yvonne Mobley of South Florida and Michelle Bryant of Rancho Cucamango, CA. I'm sure they gave us more than was required of them and I am forever grateful.

OK, can you all tell that I am syked. I can't wait to assist someone else in their journey to freedom from the world's standard of beauty to our God-given beauty.

Locked and Loaded (with knowledge),
Naturaly Free

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Baby locs and Jojoba don't mix

I just got my hair retightened and as soon as my consultant touched my hair she knew that I had used oil in my hair. She said that it is not irreonciliable damage but I've set myself back some. I have gaps in some of my locs now. I could have been that much closer to having matured locs. I was alternating between spritzing with Rosewater and with my concotion of distilled water with about two or three drops of jojoba oil in it. So, I stopped using my concotion and am only using the Rosewater now. I started using the jojoba mix because my hair just looked so dull to me. I have since figured it out though. I was trying not to wash to often, only about 1X every two weeks. However, I noticed that after a wash, my hair was georgeous. So, I wash about once or twice a week and as long as I braid and band it and seperate them after, I am not hindering the loc process in any manner. I love to wash it and then do a braid out. It is so full of body and it reflects the true length of my hair. I am truly loving this journey.

I go to the next level in about a week and a half. I'll be taking the consultant class in November, I can't wait. I am going to work with my consultant on a part-time basis initially with the intention of going full-time, God willing. Thanks for keeping me up in your prayers for all the praying peeps. The awesome thing about it is that she will get all of the clients, I just have to show up and be ready to work, God is most definently good!

I'll post some new pictures soon.

Naturaly FreeSL'd 17 weeks

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Hair and Weight

My consultant set me on a every 7 week retightening schedule. OK, at week 5, my hair was in dire need of a retighten. I don't have an appt. until NEXT WEEK. I will have to find something to do with my hair until then. Praise God that in November I will have taken the consultants class and I will be able to do my own hair! Yeah, that'll save me some money and make me some money, alright now :->

Oh well, just another day at the office. I am feeling better about my job though. I guess I have just accepted that this is where I am supposed to be for now and this is not the end of the road. I am walking into my destiny as we speak.

Oh, I went to Anais's Fotki album to check out her hair but got stuck in her fitness album. I had been on a workout plan for about 3 wks and hadn't lost any weight. I tried the Bikini Baywatch Breathing technique that Anais has documented and OMG! I actually see and feel where I am slimmer. I saw a difference in a matter of days! My girlfriend noticed it as well. This was all confirmed when I put on clothes that I was almost bursting out of and now they are loose! I am so excited over this. I said that I wasn't going to say anything to anyone until I knew that it was working for me. It is, so I'm talking. I have told some people about it and they were just as excited as I was, so I forwarded them the information about the program. Then there are the skeptics. Oh well for them, I attempted to share the knowledge that I had gained and will continue to shed these lbs. as they sit back and continue to complain about their weight.

I guess I've said enough for now. If anyone else has tried this program, I would love to hear about your results.

Toodles for now...

Wednesday, October 05, 2005


I have two more weeks before my next appt. yet, I have about 4 or 5 locs that have slipped. My 1st two months, I barely had any slippage but I am noticing more after my last retightening. I have done more braid out styles opposed to just free-stylin and I sometimes use a mist of distilled water and Jojoba oil in rotation with my Rosewater. I wonder if the braidout or the Jojoba oil is causing the slippage. I only put a few drops of it in the water. I'll be so happy after November because I would have taken the consultant class by then and will be able to maintain my own locs. Oh well...until next time.


Wednesday, September 14, 2005


I went to Whole Foods today and picked up some Rosewater in an attempt to moisturize my locs. I have fuzzy textured hair and on top of that it is this sandy reddish/brownish color so it tends to look a little dull at times. We'll see how this works. I spoke with my consultant about it, she said that it would be ok for me to use this in my hair but she wouldn't suggest anything else so soon.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

I Got Pics...

OK, the email finally showed up in my inbox and viola. These are my SL's at about 8.5 weeks old. I was talking with someone last night about my hair because they have decided to stop perming due to thinning issues. They commented that they would continue to watch my hair because they didn't know if they could get throught the initial stages when your hair sorta does what it wants to. By the time they decide, I will be trained and ready to go by then!!!


This isn't the best picture, but my girl did the best she could. On this picture, you can sorta see how fuzzy my hair is. I know that it is all about the texture and I have about 3 different textures in my head, now that's diversity :->

Friday, September 09, 2005

2 month anniversary

Today is my two month anniversary. I had pictures and everything. My girlfriend took them on her digital and emailed them to me but I haven't gotten the email. I know that she sent them to the correct email address. Sucks huh? Oh well, don't fret, I'll get to the bottom of this yet! Ya'll know it's Friday and it's time to go home so excuse my goofiness :->

Monday, September 05, 2005

My 1st Retighten

Hey folks...I got my first retighten on Saturday and it took about 2 hours. It hurt a little, but I could handle it. There were two that were put in too big and she had to take them down and relock them smaller. I recall reading someones site and they took down 9 month old SL's so that they could get them put in smaller. Just from the two she took down in my head, I know that person must have lost half of her hair. I believe if I ever wanted them out, I would just cut them and start all over. I know that I won't though. Even though my locs are not where I want them to be, I know that I am well on my way. Oh well folks, let's keep lifting the victims of Katrina up and much love to you all!

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Gas Prices and Compliments...

I just left the gas station, the last place I want to be. I am pissed about the gas prices. Um, umh, me and my babies might be pulling out the bikes :-> If prices go much higher, it won't be about the ability to pay, it will be about me refusing to pay because they are taking advantage of our dependency on gasoline when our country is at one of its weakest moments.

Anyhow, while at the gas station, I saw an old classmate. She was like, "girl your hair is so cute, who did it?" I told her and she was like, "Girl, how much does she charge?" I asked her if she knew what they were. She thought that they were some sort of twist. Then she asked again, how much? Now, i'm used to people looking at me like i'm stupid when I say how much, so I braced myself and told her. I also explained to her why they were so expensive and how over the long haul they are actually less expensive, both time-wise and monetarily. She sat there for a good 5 minutes admiring my hair. She told me I was going to make her stop perming her hair. Thing is, I need mine do so bad that what I know could look better, she thinks it is georgous. I ended up giving her my phone number so that when I finish the class in November, if she is able, she can get her hair done too.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Our Tsunami...

What a scary feeling. Living in Florida, that could have easily been me. You sometimes wonder, why God? But then your heart is humbled and you remember that God's ways nor His thoughts are like ours and we just trust Him because He said that He'll never leave us nor forsake us. No matter what it looks like, the just shall live by faith. I, as I hope all of you will too, will continue to intercede on the behalf of all of these people who have been affected by this natural disaster. I am in awe of what is taking place in the world and yet, these are only signs of what's to come. Who knows how things will be during the Tribulation period. Just today, there are over 700 people that died in Iraq at one time because someone yelled in a crowd that there is a suicide bomber and a stampede began. All I can say is right now is the time to accept Christ. Huh, you are waiting until you straighten yourself out? Stop letting the devil lie to you. It is impossible to straighten yourself out without the help of Jesus. That is the sole purpose of Jesus being spat on, having His flesh ripped from His body, having a crown of thorns mashed into His head, being beaten beyond recognition, being ridiculed and so much more. Jesus came that we may have life and life more abundantly. His blood has cleansed us from all of our sins. This was the plan of our Heavenly Father before the foundation of the world. What, you are a backslidder and you are too ashamed to face God? Well, God's word says that the blood of Jesus cleanseth us. the "th" on the cleanseth means to continually cleanse us. Furthermore, God's word says that NOTHING can seperate us from the love of God. It's all a trick. Today, if you are that prodigal son/daughter or if you have never accepted Christ in your life before, say this simple pray:

Father God, forgive me, for I am a sinner. Cleanse me with the blood of Jesus. I know that Jesus is your son and he died a cruel death so that I may have life everlasting. I also know that you raised Him from the dead and He is now seated on your right-hand side forever in intercession for me. Praying that my faith does not fail. Thank you Lord for creating in me a new creature and giving me a heart like Jesus. We pray these things in Jesus's name.

Welcome home my brother/sister in Christ. Did you know that all of heaven rejoices when one soul is saved.? Heaven is going crazy right about now. God loves us so much saints and He is so forgiving. We have a treasure that was given to us from God and He placed that treausre in our earthly vessels, our bodies. The Treasure is the light of Jesus. God knows that we are in these fleshly bodies and we will go through things but NOTHING is impossible for God. For God goes to and fro amongst the earth looking to show His self strong on our behalf. Now that is good news, halelujah. OK, I'm about to have church up in here. I am just so thankful that God is in control and that our saviour is coming back! Be blessed and remeber to keep your eyes on Jesus.

God, right now, I pray your blessings over your people. I know that you are well aware of the hurt that each and everyone of us feel concerning what is happening in the world right now. Lord, I thank you that it is not in vain that this has happened and that you will get the glory from it. Lord, for all of those who have accepted you as their Lord and Saviour, lead them to a bible-based church where the true spirit of God resides and they can truly be taught of the things of God. Time-out for playing church and acting holy. When they fall or when divers temptations come, take them to the place in your word where you said to count it all joy when we fall into divers temptations because patience is being worked out in our lives and to let patience have it's perfect work so that we will be lacking nothing. Thank you for comforting those who have lose their love ones, their homes and everything else that they have counted dear to them. We know that you are able to do more than we can ask or think as we can refer to Job and all that he went through and how you restored him to have even more than in the beginning. His latter end was greater than his beginning and He wouldn't have known You in the way that he did had he not gone through all of that. Thank you for giving peace that surpaseth all understanding and as we acknowledge you in all of our ways God, we thank you for directing our paths and keeping us in our right minds. In Jesus name, AMEN!

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Acid Reflux?

OK, I've been having sporadic chest pains for a minute now, I finally had enough and went to the Dr's today. I really didn't know what to expect, I am only 29 but we never know. I know that my diet sucks and that I need to eat better. I may do OK for about 2 days and then it's like, give me the junk. Anyhow, he ran a EKG, did chest x-rays and praise God, they all came back normal. Now, to just be on the safe side, I have to go back and have some blood work done. My sister said that it may just be acid-reflux and I was like, I'm going to find out for sure before I just think lightly of it. Anyhow, the Dr. was like, I'm going to put you on this medicine etc... From what I could tell, everything came back normal so he was no closer to knowing what was wrong with me. So, I was like, what is the medicine treating? He said something gastro... something. He gave me some Prevacid pills and I looked them up and sure enough they are for Acid Reflux-Disease. Now why couldn't he just say that he believes that I have ARD and that's what he was prescribing the medicine for. Anyhow, I appreciate him being so thourogh in his examiniation. How does this relate to SL's, the nurse, while taking my BP said, "I love your hair" and did a little flip to my hair with her finger. I was like thanks :->

Sunday, August 28, 2005

I got my Soc

Let me just say that it is so awesome to see black folks with their own businesses that are based on professionalism, class and awesome customer service. Big ups to Denise Reed, owner of L.B. Soc. I ordered my socs and received them three days later. I added a note to my order that one of the Socs were for my daughter and if she had a juvenille style, please substitute. She emailed me the next day and let me know that she did not have any at the time, but thanks for asking and ordering. Well, I got my Socs and instead of there being the two Socs that I ordered, there were three with a note saying, "Thanks - I'm not sure what age your daughter is but see if she likes this denim one". So, I got three socs for the price of two in her effort to please my daughter. Needless to say, she has my word of mouth advertising! Oh, and it stayed on all night long!

Wednesday, August 24, 2005


I am trying my darnest to sit here and just be thankful that I am gainfully employed. But...I am counting down the hours, I am so ready to get out of here, ughhhhhhhhh!

Anyhow, I am in dire need of a retightening. My 1st retighten is scheduled for the 3rd of September. I'm still not sure why my consultant wanted to wait so long to retighten, 8 weeks. But...I like the full look that I have with some, well a lot of new growth. My hair is very thick so the parts weren't really an issue for me, thank God. Anyhow, I'll be sure to blog about how my appointment goes time wise and I pray that it won't HURT like it did when they were first put in!

Freestylin until next time,
Naturaly Free
SL'd 7 wks

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Beard softner?

A friend of mine wants to soften his beard and make it grow. Any suggestions as to what to use as far as with EO's?

There it lay...

I just ordered by L.B. Soc and I can't wait for it to get here. I hope I'll still be cute, with my scarf, I could walk around the house and be the cutest thing no matter what was up under there, although each morning, there it lay, on the pillow next to my head. I'm sure the Soc will be the bomb from all of the kudoos that I have read about it. I ordered one for my daughter too. Nothing kills me as much as when I have just finished doing her hair for the last two hours and she just starts rolling around everywhere with no regards to all my hard work. All the mamma's of cyber world, you feel me, right?

Monday, August 22, 2005

Still hangin...

I wasn't quite feeling my hair on Friday, it was everywhere doing its own thing. I mainly free-style since I'm so new in my journey. I feel a little better today. My kids can't keep their hands out of it and someone noticed the length that I have gotten already. They were like, " they'll be hanging down to your neck by December". I pray they will anyway. Oh well, I'm just sitting here passing the time waiting for the big 5:00 to come. I can't wait to take my SL class in November. It has been my dream to have my own business since I can remeber and it is closer now than it was yesterday. Priase God for the provision.

Until next time,
SL'd 6wks

Thursday, August 18, 2005

It's about time, right...

I have been digesting everyone else's experiences and I feel that I know you all so well. I figured that it is time for me to share too. I am sitting at work and am absolutely bored. After so much schooling, loans and late nights, I am truly unsatisfied and could not imagine myself doing this for 30 more years. I know that God is just preparing me for where He is taking me. My desire is to become a natural hair care specialist. But, I'm a single mom of two beautiful ( I feel like shaking them half of the time) children and I've got to make the doughnuts. So, I have to be patient as the plan is being revealed.

I remember, after I did the BC for the second time within 3 years, everyone was like why did you cut your hair, again. My goodness, it is only hair. Well, at least that's what I thought until I would look in the mirror and I was use to seeing this glamour girl and now I felt like plain Jane. I was self-conscious whenever I was in front of a mirror or someone asked me why I cut my hair. I then noticed that when I was out and about, I hadn't thought about my hair and was full of all of the confidence that I had when I was still addicted. I was like alright then, that's what I'm talking about. I had become comfortable with being free and just me.

Anyhow, I just love to read and see pictures of everyone in cyber world and check periodically for updates. So, if you haven't updated in a while, get with it, we're waiting...... I am a proud member of, my fav,
LockItUp and Brothers_locked, Naturaly You and Natural Hair and Black Women. I'll holler at ya'll soon.