Sunday, January 3, 2010

stylistically challenged

Is that even a word, stylistically? If it isnt, than it is today. I think everyone knows what I am talking about or will figure it out by the end of this.

So this past Wednesday was my birthday. I was so happy to have my head completed that I kept a smile on my face. I just knew that we were going to be going well past my birthday with the installation. My luck that week was terrible. But since the completion I have been thrilled to death and can't keep my hands out of my hair. I am so in love already.

BUT.....and there is always a but.

I don't know what to do with it. I know that they say they I shouldn't manipulate it too much until they lock, but right now they are sitting on top of my head, doing nothing. I went to put it in a style and I just could not figure out what to do. It is frustrating. I have never been on to style my own hair anyway. It was alway a simple ponytail or just a flat ironed do...and I was happy with that. Of course I can't do that now.

But today, I am going to experiment with it and pray that I come up with something that is quick and simple!!! Maybe I will be bold enough to add some pictures of my madness and mayhem....

lol until then

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I don't like it

The starter shampoo. It made my scalp really really dry and flaky. I need to really look into what products I can use to help with that itch and flakiness. I read in many places stuff I can use, but I have to research it again....urgh...

Any ideas?

Monday, December 28, 2009

Over 30 hours ...

And its finally finished. Started on the 18th of December and finished on the 28th. Man it has really been a long long journey...but I am so glad that it is completed (installation that is).

I counted, like the others, out of pure curousity and found that I have 419 sister locks. I think that is good. I love them already and can't wait to continue the journey!!!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

My winter storm frustration

Urgh is all I have to say. I was hell bent on getting my hair completed this weekend. But, nooooo, mother nature wanted nothing more than to spoil my plan. I am on the east coast and of course we would get hit with a MASSIVE snow storm on the weekend that I so waited for....for weeks on end I waited. Nothing would or could stop me from getting my hair done. Not even a trip to the ER the night before my appointment. Never thought that snow would be the cause.

My consultant called me that morning (Friday) and asked if we wanted to reschedule because of the storm. At that point, I had not heard of the magnitude of the storm, nor did I care. But she left it up to me and of course I still went. The storm wasn't supposed to start until later that night and since I was scheduled to get there by 5, then we could proceed before the weather cut us off.

Well I got there on time and we got started (or she got started), but by 10 the snow had started and man it wasn't looking good. She kept asking me if I wanted to go home now and I told her the plan was to go until 12 and we shall stick to it. Yes, I am a capricorn...and yes I am stubborn. So she proceeded on with her duty. When 12 hit, I was just not feeling like she was even close to be 1/3 of the way finished. But of course I knew what I was getting into. Besides that, I am not in denial about the size of my head. We left with the plans of seeing each other tomorrow, bright and early....


That didn't happen. It snowed and snowed and snowed. We got 18 inches after the entire storm. Instead of sitting on my tail all day Saturday, I was in the driveway trying to get a headstart of the storm. Pointless in the end though. Long story short, no hair was locked on Saturday and instead of starting early Sunday morning, we didn't get started until 2pm. Thanks in part to the local government burying the car even more (no complaints though, the street was half way decent and we didnt get stuck).

So she got 6 hours done on Friday and 10 hours on Sunday. Looks like we will be going at it at least two more 6 hour days, if not more. URGH....aint that a bitch..but I will do it since this is something that I am committed to getting done....

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Tomorrow it begins

Tomorrow is the day that my sister lock installation starts. Just wanted to take a before picture!!!!!! I am so ready

Sister Locks

I stumbled across a yahoo group that helped in a lot of ways. Shout out to all my LockItUp members!!!! After reading tons and tons of information from the Sister Lock website and from the group, I was set on getting them. But I had to find a consultant. Being a mom of six, I don't have 900 dollars readily available. But I was hell bent on getting them. I emailed and called many consultants, some certified, some trainees, and they were all asking 800 or more. I was shocked. My mother and cousin didn't pay nearly as much. Of course they had gotten their's done some years before.

Don't get me wrong, I know that a lot of work goes into this creation and I know that every penny is well deserved, but I just didn't expect the prices to be so high. I was seriously considering going back and getting the rest of my hair chopped off. But with my drive and eagerness to get this done, I found someone who was willing to work out a payment plan with me and who had great pictures of previous hair clients. I was in love....

I had my consultation on 11/24/2009 and I was in love with the four test locks that she put in my hair. I could not believe that I had to wait two weeks before I could get my whole head done. But if that is what it took, I will reluctantly wait. The appointment for the consultation was set for December 18-20th.

That weekend seemed to take forever to arrive......can you tell that I am not a patient person????!?!?!?!?