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!
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See Felecia’s initial loc installation and video here.
Click on each photo to enlarge it and again to see magnificent detail.
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!!!!