I Did It!
I did it!!! The last time I sat down to blog, I shared with you all that I was entertaining getting sisterlocks, and shared why I was considering making the decision to lock. On Saturday, September 19th, I joined the sisterlock sisterhood and I want to tell you all about it!
First let me start by stating that while this is only my second blog on the subject, this has truly been a journey… and to think it has only just begun! As I mentioned to you ladies in my last blog, I’ve entertained the idea for years and just starting doing some real research over the past year. The biggest struggle in my decision making process was not IF I wanted to lock, but rather WHO I should have do them?
The WHO is what drove my research over the past year. In order to make an informed decision about who I was going to have birth my locks, I needed to know and understand what sisterlocks were, the do’s & the don’ts of maintaining sisterlocks, and as much as possible about the preparation for, and process of installing sisterlocks. I know someone may be thinking, isn’t that the purpose of a sisterlock consultation (initial meeting with a sisterlock consultant)? Indeed it is the responsibility of the sisterlock consultant to educate their client on sisterlocks, and help them determine if sisterlocks are best for them and their lifestyle; however, as I met with various consultants, I realized there were discrepancies in the information I was receiving, and therefore needed to do the homework for myself so that I could find someone whose knowledge lined up with what I sought out and whose work ethic/professionalism fell within my comfort zone.
To make a long story short, I found “the one” after several consultations, dead ends and red flags. I plan to eventually share the pearls (of wisdom) that I learned about sisterlocks as I realized early on that there wasn’t an overwhelming amount of information out there besides general information that one could get from the official Sisterlock website. There is so much more to learn and gain about the process than I feel was available online that I plan to share over time, but for now I just want to celebrate finally finding my happy place with my hair.
THIS IS TRULY A CELEBRATION!!! For as long as I can remember I never felt like I found the “happy place” I mentioned with my hair. I was always told how thick my hair was, and even as a relaxed beauty, professionals often had to “thin my hair out” for styling purposes. I always felt like my hair was high maintenance and needed to be tamed by a professional, (or someone with the natural hair touch like my mom and Shae). Even when I went natural; I loved the freedom that came with redefining beautiful for myself through my old school afro; however, I still hadn’t found happy with my hair.
When I finally found “the one”, I experienced a sense of peace that for me, affirmed my decision to take this sisterlock route. While it was a looooong, 26 hour process (yes, 26 straight hours), I would do it again in a heartbeat. I got out of her chair feeling a beautiful that I had never experienced before. My hair spoke, I listened. The entire process, though long awaited, was worth every month, day, and minute. I wouldn’t change any of it, as it in some way feels divine. I look forward to sharing more with you as my locks grow and mature.
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