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Sunday, May 18, 2008

"Locks 4 years 10 mo's, after retightening" May 2008


Aya said...

So Beautiful. I love the white blouse with the white background. I don't notice a thin hairline from the pictures.

Goodnapps said...

Such lovely photos. You have such pretty teeth and smile!

Muse said...

your locs are absolutely beautiful...and so is your smile!

Happiest Nappy said...

Niiicce and fresh. Strong SLs indeed!

Naturally Sophia said...

very beautiful!

SistaLocd said...

Just beautiful!

Kwasmrs said...

You look great!! I think I have just been stricken with a mild case of SL envy...LOL!!

Congrats on your book project as well, I can't wait :-)


dreamangel75 said...

Your locks are looking gorgeous! Congratulations on your near 5 years anniversary! I hope all is well with you! Take care!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your 4 year lockversary!!! I just had my 3 year at the end of May...

Chosen Vessel {Abena} said...

Thanks a bunch ladies!!!!!

MeDivine said...

Hi Abena,

I love your blog! Your locks are gorgeous!

I will be sisterloc'd soon! (Waiting for my consultant to schedule the locking sessions.)

Do you have any suggestions for a Sisterlock survival kit? Other than the official Sisterlock starter kit/products, what products do you wish you had on hand when you were first loc'd (e.g., SoftSpikes, microfiber towel, rods, styling products)? Please let me know.

I want to be prepared for proper styling and maintenance immediately after my locking sessions.



Chosen Vessel {Abena} said...

MeDivine- Thank you so much for the compliment :) To be honest, I would stick to the Starter Kit and what your Loctician tells you to do regarding your locks. The early stages of being locked is very critical and I followed everything my Loctician told me. I did not add anything to my hair but the Sisterlock Shampoo, it was hard, but in the long run it was worth it because it gave me a great foundation for my locks. After about 1yr, I was able to use a couple of other products, but it was still minimal because my hair was not still fully locked, it actually took at least 2 full years for my hair to fully lock all over.

Ok, with that said, one of the items I could use and I used all of the time was:

1. Hard-rod rollers (it gave my hair a curl that lasted at least 2weeks)
2. Sponge Rollers (after 1 year)

Items I would have used if I knew about them when I first got locked:

1. Microfiber towel
2. Lavendar water (you can get this from Trader Joes)- it gives the locks a nice smell

I hope this helps and I look forward to following your lock journey.