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Saturday, July 11, 2009

"6 years of Lucious Locks"

6 years have come and I am still loving my locks!!! I can't believe that I started with 2 inches of hair 6 years ago, and this is the result after 6 years. All I can say is WOW!!!!



37 comments:

Sereni-T said...

All I can say is WOW too :o). They're beautiful! Something to look forward to.

new2locs said...

Wow! I have loc envy. LOL

Happiest Nappy said...

Abena, your SLs are so beautiful! What an inspiration!

NappTown said...

One word.....GEORGOUS!!! Happy sixth year!

Felicia said...

You have reaaly been missed!!! Boy, I hope that when my locks grow up that they will be like yours!!! Your locks are simply beautiful!!!

dewdrop said...

Lovely! They look so healthy and strong! I especially love the braidouts on your hair and I can't wait until my hair reaches your length to do the same. How do you get your crinkles to stay?

Chosen Vessel {Abena} said...

Sereni-T: Thank you :)

new2locks: LOL, thanks :)

Happiest Nappy- Thank you Sis :)

Napp Town- Thank you, I can't believe it has been 6 years.

Felicia- Thanks, I having been trying to keep this blog up but Facebook has been drawing my attention (LOL)

Dewdrop- Thank you. For the crinkles, I braid my hair in medium size braids after I wash it and I try to keep it braided for at least 24 hours, the longer I can keep the braids in the longer the crinkles will stay.

Goodnapps said...

Congrats....simply marvelous

Goodnapps said...

Forgot to add---you marvelous in the weight department. What have you been doing to stay in shape?

Sunny said...

Hey Sis,
You're beautiful.Congrats! Your SL look lovely. ;)

Chosen Vessel {Abena} said...

Hi Tanya, thank you twice. Girl, it is been more easy then I thought maintain the weight loss. I am by nature very disciplined, so it may be easier for me then others but basically I have: 1. Cut my calorie intake in half, I am 5'7 and I only need to take in a maximum of 1700 calories to maintain my weight loss, so I try to never go over that, which means I do not snack at all through out the day. I eat an apple for breakfast, Lean Cuisine meal for lunch with fruit and pita chips (they are baked so much healthier), and eat a sensible meal, and then after dinner I allow myself one dessert, ANYTHING I want (smile), so that is where I splurge. Also, I cut out drinking any drinks with sugar. I stick to water or diet drinks made with splenda. Finally, I work out on the elliptical 3 times a week, but I have been slacking a little in that area so I feel in the blanks by walking, doing crunches etc. I feel great, sleep better, and just have a overall better feeling :) I hope this helps.

Chosen Vessel {Abena} said...

Thanks Sunny :)

Goodnapps said...

I have to say double wow!! I applaud your discipline. Thanks for the tips.

Nicki said...

You and your hair are absolutely beautiful. I am getting SL'd in two weeks and can't wait!! I hope mine look as great as yours when they mature. I'm also going to try some of your weight loss tips.

Chosen Vessel {Abena} said...

Hi Nicki,

That is great, I sure hope you start a blog *wink* Thanks for the compliment and I am happy the weight loss tips helped.

Tanya- thanks and I glad they were helpful :)

WonderWoman said...
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WonderWoman said...

You have inspired me. I am about 1-2 inches in length (3 weeks SL). I am eager for some length. Now I know that all I have to do is wait. Thanks for inspiring with your pictures and words.

BlessedGemLady said...

Wow, thanks so much for sharing on yr 6-yr anniversary! These pics are amazing and remind me that with Sisterlocks, the journey just keeps getting better. YAAAY for us! :-)

Maryee said...

Hey Sis,

Congrats on 6 yrs! Starting with two inches and growing to such a long beautiful length is probably unbelievable! I was telling my cousin today that this is the LONGEST my hair has ever been in my life. Something I would have never expected to see in my lifetime. It's amazing!

Continue to encourage other and tell your story! Much blessings to you!!

Queen Nat said...

Beautiful!

Sogolocs said...

Chosen,

Your locks are amazing. Do you still roller set with them being so long ? How do you achieve that ?

Sogolocs

still waters said...

Congrats!!! You have been and continue to be an inspiration'

one love still

ps your locks are really looking lovely...and the length

Lashaune said...

Wow you locks are beautiful and are growing like weeds Simply fierce!

Chosen Vessel {Abena} said...

Thanks ladies for the love and wonderful compliments :)

Marli Mar said...

I always look forward to your updates! Your pictures always inspire me to not get frustrated and continue with my sisterlock journey! Your locks are beautiful!

Aya said...

Wow CV, your locks are long and beautiful!!! You have been an inspiration to me while on my lock journey. So glad to see progress of your locks.

Chosen Vessel {Abena} said...

Marli Mar- I am so happy to hear that you have been inspired thanks :)

Aya- Hey you, thanks for following my journey and I am great that I could contribute positively to your journey :)

Meikmeika said...

WWOOWW!!! Happy Locversary!!

Cee said...

Wow is the right word.. your locs look great.. I am just a few weeks away from my 6 year journey also.

Chosen Vessel {Abena} said...

Boy do I feel the love from all of you ladies!!! Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog.

Chosen Vessel {Abena} said...

Sogolocs (Sonia)- I apologize, I missed your question about roller setting....girl, I have not done a roller-set in a while, because I could not get through my entire head. What I did last time, which was about a year ago is roller set the top of my hair, and braid the back. Roller-sets take too long and they are too painful :( I am sad because I really love the roller set look on my locks. Maybe some day I will try it again.

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Anonymous said...

You're a very empower lady. Today I heard about sisterlock extensions on YouTube/blogs. Do you know about this or do you know anyone that has it done to their sisterlocks? Is it safe for the locks/fall off? I'm not too sure... Thanks sis! xox

Chosen Vessel {Abena} said...

Anonymous- Thank you, I am so happy to hear that you have been encouraged :) Regarding Sisterlock extensions, I do not know how they work and I do not know anyone who has uses them. Sorry.

womanofvalue said...

Have you ever tried Oyin Handmade products? I love their line. They have great natural products for both hair and skin.

Chosen Vessel {Abena} said...

Womanofvalue- no I have not, do you have a website?

Zyhone said...

I think some took the words right out of my mouth, "WoW! I am about to call and have my hair done, of course on my next payday. I love your locs. I have seen the many women with Sisterlocks and they look so relaxed and confident. I love it. I may talk my mother into getting them also.