Your blog is so inspirational spiritually, physically, and just by providing such wonderful pratical tips and information. Could you please share with me and I'm sure others who read your blog( to many of us you are a "sisterlock elder", beacuse you have had them for so many years), what was your daily routine when you were locking your first year? You mentioned that the discipline was worth it. Did you or do you sleep with a satin pillow case or satin wrap? How often did you shampoo then/now? Thanks in advance for your time and attention!
Abena's response: Felicia thank you for the nice comments, it is so encouraging when I hear that people are being inspired by my blog :)
Above is a photo of my 2 week old locks.
1. In the first 1 1/2 years I did not use any products on my hair except the Sisterlock starter shampoo. Also, when I washed I ALWAYS banded, even though it was a pain sometimes.
2. I washed my locks every 2 weeks and that is my same regime now, but as my hair grows longer I think I am going to have to go to washing every week.
3. I sleep with a satin cap/wrap but I plan to get a satin pillow case because some nights I don't put the cap on and I can hear my locks rubbing against my pillow case and it does not sound good (I know that can cause breakage).
4. I have had my locks for 5.5 years and I have never gotten a grooming, my loctician said because I took such good care of my hair in the early years, I probably will never have to get a grooming. But I think it also has something to do with texture, my hair doesn't have alot fuzz, but it does have some, but it is not out of hand so I just don't worry about it :)
I hope this help.