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A New Sisterlocks Installation & Dry Conditioning

Hey Healthylockers!

Soooo Incredibly Sad!!!!!

Soooo Sad!

“Murphy’s Law” was most definitely in the house tonight!  What could go wrong – did go wrong.   I just purchased a new phone system that didn’t jive with my laptop (and I was really excited to use it too), callers couldn’t hear me, accidental hangups, delayed videos,  AND I was so thrown off, I completely forgot to save the recording of the broadcast!  But more worse than that (did I say that right?)… there were lots of first time viewers along with my largest viewing audience EVER since I started the broadcast over 18 months ago – ARGH!!!!!

So  although I’m still a bit sad that I could not share with you the pictures, videos and the topics I had planned, I’m going to double up for the next broadcast, which will be next Sunday.  There’s no way I’m going to make you wait another 2 weeks.  I also view this as a learning experience.  The lesson learned here is to always TEST new equipment BEFORE the live  broadcast. I’m getting another phone system first thing in the morning.  I just assumed that it would all work seamlessly together, but you know what is said about  assuming…it makes an AssUMe! LOL

The upside…I can always have a “Do Over”.  This time we’ll start at 8pm, which will give plenty of time for questions, answers, videos and pictures. The  Live Broadcast will be dedicated to all of you who’ve had your locs or Sisterlocks for 2 years or less. I’ll be revealing all my secrets to help you grow your new locks as healthy and carefree as possible. I’ll also discuss many of the common issues that new loc wearers will face during their first 24 months of having them. We’ll discuss, slippage, frizziness, dryness, itchy scalp, color, thinning & breakage.

Tina is back and she has worn her last wig! You first met Tina during the live broadcast that featured the topic of “Help, My Daughter Has Lice In Her Locs!” Her installation was amazing! During next week’s live broadcast, you’ll see an update video right after I completed her installation and I’ll show you how I “Dry Conditioned” her new Sisterlocks.  What is Dry Conditioning you ask?  It’s a term I coined to help explain how to keep your locs moisturized and conditioned throughout your entire lock journey.  There’s no need to condition your locks during the shampooing process.  You can “Dry Condition” anytime on your dry locs!  There is no reason why you should suffer with dry locks after watching this video! But for now, watch the video from Tina’s consultation.  You won’t find this on YouTube yet.  I’ll see her next week for her FREE retightening and will make the complete video after that.

So See you next Sunday evening at 8pm. It’ll be a good one (keeping my fingers crossed) I’ll provide the live links later in the week.

As Always…Wishing You A Happy & Nappy Hair Day!  Take Care!

Phyllis…Your Video Locktician

My 10 Year Sisterlocks Journey

My Sisterlocks are 11 years and 3 months old. I’m re-posting this pictorial of my 10 year Sisterlocks journey. Notice how the hair has changed but still managed to remain absolutely gorgeous through every stage of the locking process. Click the video and then read below!

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After several months of using products that were too drying for my hair and scalp, I began to research and experimenting with home made products for myself and my clientele. The result is the product line that I make available today.

In all of my pictures and the pictures and videos of my clients, you’ll always notice how “soft and healthy” the locks look. If they “look” that way, then you can just imagine how incredibly soft the locks must feel. I was using a combination of the mists and and oils way before I bottled and labeled them for sale and encouraged my clients to use them from day one of their installation – they’ve never had an issue with “Dry Locks”.

My product line has since become very popular with many of you because the RESULTS speak for themselves! After viewing the above video, I invite you to visit the products page to see what products will work for you. I encourage you to read the testimonials. Don’t just take my word for it – although you could…LOL! Feel free to call me at 302-836-3550 if you have questions about what to order for your locks or to process the order over the phone.

Click Here For Great Products For Your Locks!

While you’re at it, check out the jewelry page here:

Click Here For Real Hand-Crafted Jewelry Made Especially For Your Sisterlocks and Locs!

Wishing you many FAB-BU-LOUS hair days!

Phyllis…Your Video Locktician – Where You Get A Real Education About Locked Hair Care!

Pictures Of The Locking Process

Hi Gang,

I’m testing another broadcasting system.  I like it, but not sure, at this point, if I can set up a scheduling system like the first one.  I get a chance to answer a few email questions that I didn’t have time to address during last week’s live broadcast and show you pictures of the versatility of the Springlocks.

There’s also great pictures of Shannon showing you the different stages of the locking process.  The video is about 18 minutes.  check it out below.  To see REPLAYS of other live broadcasts click here.

 

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Phyllis’ Loc Journey

Hey gang. 

Although I’m good at documenting my client’s loc journey through photos and videos, I realized that I have just a few pictures to document my own.  In response to your continual requests to see photos of my loc journey, I spent most of the day looking for photos of my hair and was able to pull together a small collection from over a 10 year period. 

I’m happy to be able to share these with you.

 

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Dreadlocks – A Two Year Loc Journey

Hey Gang.  This is an update to a video and a post I wrote 2 years ago.   What you’re about to see is my good friend and client, Shannon.  I started her locking process 2 years ago.  Although she had some damage/breakage around the temple area and dryness at her tips because of the color in her hair, her hair for the most part was healthy.  Shannon’s hair was also coarse and I knew that she would lock in no time.  Here is one of the actual videos from 2 years ago. I apologize for the delay in the video.  That’s something that has happened since it’s been on YouTube and it’s out of my hands to fix.  Content is still good though.  Click here to view it. 

The first 9 pictures represent Shannon’s initial coiling session and then returning 4 weeks later for her first grooming.  The last 4 pictures represent Shannon’s hair at the 1 year mark right after a grooming.  You’ll notice that her hair appears like it didn’t grow that much (the length is just a "little" longer at 1 year than it was at the very beginning of her loc journey).  Actually you can definitely see how the coils have drawn up, condensed, expanded and transitioned into short locks.  On the average, it takes about 10 -18 months for the coils to transition to this point – it’ll take closer to 2 years for those of you who have the smoother and straighter hair textures.

Click on any photo  below to enlarge and more times for extreme close ups and detail.  Read and view below to see how Shannon’s locs have come into their own!

This month (November 2009) represents Shannon’s 2 year loc anniversary.  I took the photos below after her grooming session two weeks ago.  Shannon (opting for the healthiest locks possible) has not colored her hair again.  I want you to notice how the hair compresses so much that there is only a little color on the tips left. (Shannon’s locks have never been cut or trimmed).   

The stage that Shannon is in right now is considered the "Falling Off The Shelf" stage.  It will seem like her locks are growing very rapidly and she will notice significant length each year from here on out.  I groom Shannon’s locks every 6-8 weeks and and we both maintain them with the Healthylocks Daily Conditioning Mist and the Soul Purpose body balms.  These products keeps her locks soft and pliable and helps her to maintain a light and natural sheen.

Congratulations Shannon!  Your locks are absolutely FAB-U-LOUS!

The photos speak for themselves.  Just hover over the picture to access the controls…Enjoy!

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