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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:

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Wishing you many FAB-BU-LOUS hair days!

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

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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Locking Gray Hair – An Update

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Hi Gang! 

Here’s an update to the post Installing New Sisterlocks – The Journey.  In the initial post, which also featured a great video, you saw newly installed Sisterlocks that were very neat and styled by rolling on perm rods.  It’s been 4 1/2 months now since that date and below are photos that show what Felecia’s locs look like currently. 

Now, for those of you who have gray hair (I prefer "silver hair") or a straighter and smoother texture…don’t fall off your chair when you see the photos below.  Felecia was very well prepared via her consultation, her own research and continual dialogue with me on what to expect during her transition into locks.   Her texture and journey is so different from any of my other clients that we will continue to share her journey with you.

Felicia’s groomings are every 2-3 weeks and takes 3 hours.  When she shampoos her hair, the slippage is severe and retightenings take almost 5 hours!  The up side though is her hair is starting to settle (mat within the lock).  Her ends, some of which and especially on top, still have about an inch or so of perm on them.  Since Felecia’s curl pattern is long and wavy and  not "coily" at all, her ends are just loose and open.  They will eventually mat together as well and close up.

I really thought that since Felecia works in a professional office atmosphere and is very active with her church activities, she would be  curling her hair with the perm rods on a regular basis and be more self conscious about the appearance of her hair.  To my surprise and excitement, however, she rarely curls her hair at all!  So what you see in the photos below is pretty much her true texture and wave pattern taking over her locks.  I just LOVE IT…and she LOVES IT EVEN MORE! 

So check out the pictures and please feel free to share this post with other bloggers and your friends on Twitter (press the RETWEET  button above)

See Felecia’s initial loc installation  and video here.

Click on each photo to enlarge it and again to see magnificent detail.

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Sisterlocks Retightening fb6  See…you wouldn’t even know they were Sisterlocks if you didn’t part the hair and check near the scalp.  Know that Felecia would definitely have a more manicured look to her locks if she curled them – Provided she rolled them correctly and making sure her ends were smoothed and wrapped around the rods very neatly.  They would look pretty much how they looked after the first day of installation.

But I’m really proud and delighted that she is going with the flow and embracing her natural beautiful texture.  Felecia is definitely representing!  Thank you Felecia!!!!

 

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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Have A Great Hair Day!
Phyllis Johnson
Your Video Locktician