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Tuesday, July 15, 2008


BEFORE: LOCKED JULY 15, 2003 (Started off with 1 1/2- 2 inches of hair, it took 9 hours for my installation)
AFTER: LOCKED 5 YEARS, JULY 15, 2008 (I have about 440 locks total, and it takes 2 1/2 hours for my retightenings- I go every 6 weeks)


Ok, I am ready for work and on my way out the door and I could not resist taking one more picture (smile)....I am so excited, 5 years!!! YIPEE CAN YOU TELL THAT I STILL LOVE MY LOCKS!!!!!!

My favorite Hair Products:
Carol's Daughter (Tui Hair Oil, Loc Butter, Tui Jojoba Shea Butter Hair Sheen) http://www.carolsdaughter.com/
Komaza Care (Shea Butter Hair Lotion) http://www.komazacare.com/
Fantasia IC 100% Pure Tea Shampoo
Sulfur 8 Braid Spray (Good for locks as well)
Carol's Daughter

Komaza CareOther

Products I would like to try:
Carol's Daugther (Mimosa Hair Honey, Tui Hair Smoothie)
Komaza Care (Coconut Hair Milk and Jojoba Hair Oil)

Carol's Daughter

Komaza Care

I hope this post is helpful, especially for the NEWBEE'S :)


still waters said...

Hey Congrats your locks are smokin!!! and yes I can so see why you are still lovin ur locks (: here is to the next milestone.

one love still

Kwasmrs said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Your locks look beautiful ;-)

JamakaRed said...

Your locks are really beautiful. I was just on your page the other day and was looking for your 5 year update and couldn't find it. Can you believe I was miffed and don't even have my own blog! I am happy you posted, they are so lovely!

Pat said...

OMG, you are my inspiration. I've only been loc'd a few months and my locs are about as long as yours were. I now have hope of what mine will potentially look like in 5 years!!!! I can't wait - your locs are absolutely beautiful!!!

Nadia said...

beautiful!! can you tell us how many locs you have??

Anonymous said...

Hey Gurl,
Happi-Hair Loc-a-versary. Your hair is slammingly gorgeous. Can you believe how far you've come in 5 years. Really good to hear from you. Keep Smiling

Anonymous said...

Chosen Vessel your locks look great. I can't with to have your length I'm 2.5 years SLd and mine rests on my neck.


Dee Love Lee said...

You and your locks are beautiful. I can't wait until I am where you are. Happy Aniversary! Happy Summer!

Kimani's Knapps said...

Your hair is so beautiful, I know it feels good. I am only at six months but I know what I have to look forward to.


Goodnapps said...

That is one heck of a transformation. Your journey has definitely helped keep my spirits up. There is so much more to keep looking forward to.

Congrats on 5 years!!!

Queen Nat said...

3 words on your hair - FAB-U-LOUS! Your blog is one of my favorites and I am having some serious loc envy right now!!!

Happiest Nappy said...

Abenaaaaaa! Gurrrrl! Your Sisterlocks are SLAMMIN! Happy Lockversary!

Cherished said...

Thanks for sharing with the Yahoo loc group this website. It's beautiful and you are beautiful.

I like your product recommendations and as soon as I find that Tea shampoo, I'm going to buy some.

Thanks again,


Anonymous said...

Happy Lockversary!!!! Your locks are gorgeous!!!

Chosen Vessel {Abena} said...

Ladies, ladies, ladies.....thank you thank thank you for the wonderful compliments and kind words :)

Stillwaters- my Jamiaca lock buddy, thanks a bunch!!

Kwasmrs- Hello Ms. soon to be new mommy :) Thanks for stopping by.

Jamakared- you are too funny!!!! And when are you getting a blog missy?

Ama Alisa- You my girl :)

Cherished- Tell me what you think about the Shampoo.

Jocelyn- you are my sista girl!!!

Pat- stay encouraged, the best days are ahead of you (smile)

Nadia- I have about 440 locks.

Tanya- you know I have nothing but love for you. You always make me feel THE BEST!!!!!

Queen Nat- Girl, I can tell you and I would have some fun together (((LAUGHS))))

Dee love lee- Thanks and Happy Summer to you too sis!!!

MissKimani- Thanks and yes, it is a great journey to be on :)

Meika- thanks, you always show me love on my blog :)

Be blessed!!!

Maryee said...

Congrats Abena! Gotta love those before and after pictures. Your locks and your blogs/yahoo group have been a true inspiration to many who may be contemplating many life changing decisions. Many blessings to you as you continue to share!

Helga said...

Wow you look amazing! I too have avidly read your blog and tracked your progress up to date! Wonderful to see the way you are wearing those locks!

Nu-Me said...

Congrats! Your SLs are beautiful!
How are you using the loc butter?

Chosen Vessel {Abena} said...

Maryee- Thanks Sis, that means a lot too me.

Helga- thanks for being a part of my lock journey, that is so encouraging to know that I have inspired a few people (smile).

Nu-me- thanks. I use the loc butter for my scalp and sometimes I put some in my palm and rub it through my locks.

Aya said...

Watching the progress of your locks have been such an inspiration to me. Such beautiful locks you have. Happy 5 year locversary.

Jenn said...

I am getting caught up in reading blogs.. :) Happy Lockversary honey bunny!!!! They are truly marvelous !!!!!

Love ya,


Chosen Vessel {Abena} said...

Aya- thanks, you always say the most wonderful things :)

Jenn- thanks girl, and you know I love ya :) I enjoying reading your blogs and listening to your heart :)

sunsail said...

Wow, you look so beautiful and radiant in that last picture! You wear your hair well.

congrats on your five year loc-versayry!

Chosen Vessel {Abena} said...

Sunsail- thanks!!!!

Naturally Sophia said...

Bee-yoo-ti-ful. Your SLs are perfect!

Chosen Vessel {Abena} said...

Blushing....thanks Sophia :)

Docs Locs said...

I know I am a late commentor (about a year and a half late!), but your locs are beautiful.

At one year, I can only imagine what mine will look like after five years. If they look have as lovely as yours, I will be one envied woman.

I suppose I shouldn't 'want to be you when I grow up,' but it's hard not to covet such naturally beautiful hair!

Chosen Vessel {Abena} said...

Doc Locks- that you for the compliments, and also for checking my blog out, stop by again :)