Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Guest Post: Katisha's Sisterlocks

So glad that I am finally getting the opportunity to feature a Sisterlock'er. Check out Katisha's story....

I've had a fro....I've had faux traditional locs....I've had another fro...then twists that I thought would turn into locs. Then I cut those out, and....had another fro. I was in a "ho-hum" phase with my hair in 2009. I knew I didn't want to cut it again, and go through the process of growing ut a TWA. Trust me, I was caYUTE in it (lol), but I was at a point in my life where I just didn't want to do that again.

After stalking somewhere upwards of a million websites (okay, okay, I exaggerate, but it was a LOT! LOL) and doing some soul searching, I settled on Sisterlocks because of the versatility I'd seen in the pictures, and they *seemed* to behave more like loose hair; thought I'd have the best of both worlds.

Then I went to a Sisterlocks consultation. I hated it! She seemed very unsure of herself, very intimidated by the amount of hair I had, the "training" video was dated and played out, and it hurt when she put in the tester locks! As if! I was very disappointed because I was back to not knowing what on EARTH I was going to do with my hair. I decided to go to one more consultation before I just gave up. And I'm so glad I did! I loved her over the phone, and even more so in person. I had such a good time at the consultation that I didn't even want to leave her house. She became family (and in fact does my mother's hair now!). About 3 weeks later, it took two women 22 hours over 2 days to install my locks.

I wish I could say I was in love from the gate. But my very first thought was "ooooh, wee! What have I done?!" LOL. Only because I felt it was so permanent wasn't cheap!

I'd say about a good week or so into it, I was a different person. I didn't love having to band my hair before I washed it, having to separate the locks after a wash and all that, but after that? Gravy.

I'm 2 years into it now, and like with any hair style, I've had my ups and downs with it. Sometimes, despite their versatility, I miss having loose hair. I haven't loved each phase they've gone through. I'm still not all the way locked and the puffy, not locked ends get on my very last nerve sometimes. But....overall? I'm very pleased. I don't know that I will keep them forever/ Don't know what I'll do next, but....right now? I'm good.

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