This video is #3 of the 3 part series on shampooing and conditioning long locks, dreadlocks and natural hair. If you’re doing any type of clarifying shampoo first, you will be thoroughly washing away all of your natural oils. Well, those oils will need to be replaced. Now the natural oil that your scalp produces (sebum) will work to help condition the hair closest to the scalp, but if you have any length to your locks or if your locks are color-treated, the rest of you locks will become very dry over time. Since I and my clients have always “dry conditioned” our locks and use lock-friendly products, dryness is not really an issue. Healthy locks are clean, supple and have a naturally soft sheen when well moisturized.
As always, if you’re currently using products that you absolutely love and are working for you, then by all means continue to use them. But if dryness continues to be an issue for you, then try a few of the Soul Purpose products along with the Healthylocks Conditioning Mist. I highly recommend them. Enjoy the video!
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Haven’t posted in awhile. Had some challenges that involved close family members and had to pull back from the videos. I still continued to video tape during my hiatus, though , and have lots of great content and updates from some of my featured clients. It’s the editing that takes a lot of time in order for me to put out the type of videos that you have become accustomed….so with that in mind, I think you will enjoy this next video series revealing my shampoo and conditioning regimen. Parts 1 (A Pre-Shampoo Scalp Cleansing with one of my favorite home remedies) & Part 3 (Conditioning locks after a shampoo with a Shea based body balm) should be completed and posted within the next few days. I have to post the videos on YouTube first and then I’ll post them here…so stay tuned.
In the next post, I’ll share with you details on an incredible product line called Soul Purpose that I will be transitioning into and making available to all of you.
Let me introduce you to “Lisa”. Lisa has been a client of mine for the past 7 months. I first met Lisa at one of my natural hair seminars that she attended with her aunt. Although her aunt immediately became one of my loyal and appreciated clients, Lisa however, waited to begin her lock journey for 2 more years! So I knew she was ready when she came to me for her Sisterlocks. Lisa’s hair texture was very soft, wavy, and dense, and it produced a head full of endless beautiful natural coils. It was 3-4 inches on top and almost 3 inches on the sides and back.
Lisa is one of those “perfect clients”. She was very dilligent with her hair care in between retightening sessions. We had one set back though. During a shampoo, she accidentally grabbed a moisturing shampoo and most of her locks became extremely loose and many unraveled completely. What normally would’ve taken me 3 hours to complete her grooming, took me almost 6 hours!
Because of the softness and looser curl pattern of Lisa’s natural texture, she was on a “shorter” re-tightening schedule until her locks settled. She’s currently on a 4 week schedule and the goal is 6 weeks.
Although 7 months has passed, Lisa’s hair has not begun to lock yet. They are more settled though, and make for a great transitional style while waiting for her hair to lock. I don’t encourage any additional styling or manipulation. This is hair that you can just tousle and go! Lisa absolutely loves her Sisterlocks and cares for them meticulously in between her visits with me…and it shows!
This was a spur of the minute video. Lisa is one of those clients that I thought would never be open to sharing on video. I asked, and to my surprise, she said, yes! The lighting wasn’t all that great and the video has an orange hue, but the the content is amazing! I’m forever grateful to Lisa for allowing me to document this part of her Sisterlocks journey and sharing with all of you! Enjoy! Thanks Lisa!
Just a heads up to let you know that I’ve been researching feverishly to find a reliable shopping cart to make ordering products a lot easier for you. Soon you’ll be able to order directly from this blog/website.
I’m also in the process of creating a FREE Monthly Newsletter chocked full of great tips for natural hair and locks. Lots of great stuff right around the corner. Expect these 2 new additions to the site within the next two weeks. Oooh…I’m so excited for you!
I’m sure you’re curious about what Tiarra’s hair looked like when I first started her locks… well, here are a few photos. Her entire process will be documented in an Ebook that I’m currentlhy working on and she is currently one of the models that will be featured in my instructional DVD. As always, you can click on the picture to enlarge and click again for extreme details.
I’d like to introduce all of you to Shannon my newest client and brave soul. She has graciously allowed me to post her videos and photos for your viewing pleasure. So please, give her your support and as always remember what our mothers taught us…”if you don’t have nothin good to say”…(you know the rest). Shannon’s hair locking journey will be documented on this site-so stay tuned.
Shannon had color and texurizer on her ends. Of course this affected her natural curl. Her ends were damaged and would not readily coil. She held a very good coil near her scalp, but as I continued to coil, the ends remained loose. Many of her ends had to be clipped. The clipping of Shannon’s ends will probably continue for the next few groomings. Shannon is on a 4 week grooming schedule.
Shannon has great hair texture for locking and an incredible positive attitude for going through the locking process. It’ll be fun watching her transition and documenting her loc journey. Thanks Shannon! If you haven’t seen her interview, check it out.
Click on the dreadlock photos to enlarge. Click on the photo once more to get an incredible close up and then use the scroll bar to move up and down the page. What detail!
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Shannon is my newest client and I’m excited to have her as part of our "Healthylockers" family. She has new locks, which are considered "Baby Locks or Baby Locs". Shanon will be sharing her locking process from the perspective of a woman working in a professional environment. I hope this will help a lot of sisters who are hesitant about going natural or locking their hair because you don’t know how it will be accepted or what people will think of you. Great insight here. Click on the videos (Part 1 and Part 2) to see how the interview went. Then…
Hey gang. Here’s a new styling technique for your locks. Although it’s not revealed in the video, this style is being created with pipe cleaners…Yes, pipe cleaners! The instructional video will be out soon, showing you step-by step how to create spiral curls in your dreadlocks, locs and Sisterlocks. You can click here to to learn more about this technique.