Sunday, May 18, 2008

First Retightening

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While I was in DC for Mother’s day weekend, I had my first retighten on May 10th. It was actually the day I went to see Ms. Badu. My consultant said my hair is doing well, and that I only had a few slippages. My 1st retighten took almost four hours. I asked her to retighten my hair going back because it was difficult to get the part in the middle out. However, most of the time I’m styling my hair with the part in the middle. My 2nd retighten will be done in AZ. I’m a little nervous but the consultant in AZ is very nice and seems to be about business. She actually did a good job on my sisterlocks samples. So, my hair will be maintained by two consultants. Will keep ya posted. Until then… Have A Bless Day!!!!

14 comments:

Naturalist1 said...

Your sisterlocks look nice.

SistaLocd said...

1st time visitor! Congrats on your Sisterlcoks they are beautiful and welcome to blogland!

Gena said...

Thanks lady for the compliments!!!

CarmenNC said...

I wish I had two consultants doing my hair. As far as looking like Badu, I think you're prettier.

Docs Locs said...

Welcome to the sisterhood! Your sisterlocks look cute and sassy.

Journeii said...

Your locks look great and it only gets better from here.
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Naturally Sophia said...

Your locks are fierce.

STI said...

Very pretty!

Gena said...

Thanks for the compliments ladies!!!! I've been so busy with school haven't had a chance to do any updates on my hair progress.

Allecia said...

Hi Gena,

My consultant is Mae Jackson. She isn't listed on the sisterlocks website but has been doing sisterlocks for 8+ years and does it full time. She's really fast and very flexible with scheduling. Email me if you'd like to call her allecia2211 at yahoo.com.

knotsnlocks said...

congrats on beginning your excursion. it's one you won't forget!

Tawanda B said...

Your hair is so beautiful...I just began my journey on Sept. 19, 2008, with like a 3 day transition phase...lol..and decided to just do the Big Chop...Anyway, Congrats on your hair from a fellow nurse...I have a page on Fotki.com and my myspace is www.myspace.com/tawandaboone...See ya and God Bless!

Tawanda B said...

Your hair is so beautiful...I just began my journey on Sept. 19, 2008, with like a 3 day transition phase...lol..and decided to just do the Big Chop...Anyway, Congrats on your hair from a fellow nurse...I have a page on Fotki.com and my myspace is www.myspace.com/tawandaboone...See ya and God Bless!

My Transitional Days

Below are some pics of me back in the days. Well, actually it's been a little over a year since I've been natural. I received my first perm at age 13. I will never forget that day; I was so excited because it symbolized back then I was growing up. Over the years, I had many experiences bad and good with perms. The idea of going natural was out of the questions because I had no idea how to take care of natural hair. I was definitely brainwashed to believe natural hair is difficult to manage, and I wasn't aware of the different label texture types. Before my awakening, natural to me was associated with nappy and ugly. However, relocating to AZ, initiated my natural liberation because it was very frustrating finding a hair stylist and the dry heat in AZ was bad for my hair. My hair was always dry, hard, and started to break. It didn't look healthy, so I desperately needed a change. I decided to let the perm grow out but the transition wasn't easy. I transitioned with kinky twist, individual braids, press and curl. I noticed that the edges of my hair were breaking because of the tight braids. After getting frustrated again, I did my homework and found natural websites with loads of information and that was the beginning of my relationship with my natural hair. I cut the perm off, order books, and was empowered to begin taking care of my hair.