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NATURALVERSARY

In November, I silently celebrated my 10th natural hair anniversary. It was silent because you didn’t know. I didn’t mention it because I was a little preoccupied giving birth… Damn, you guys demand so much from me.

Anyway, the decision to “go” or “return” natural was a combination of no longer feeling like commuting to New Orleans (approximately 3 hours) just for hair and nails, being unable to find a good local stylist, and I got tired of waiting long hours (anything longer than 2 hours is a job that I need to clock-in and get paid by the end of my shift/appointment); most importantly, I became “woke.”

You know, that stage where you “return” natural, denounce organized religion, date a Muslim (my ex was a Five-Percenter), become angry at the government, and a google-expert in black history and the African diaspora.

It was tough. I had no idea what I was doing, it wasn’t popular (I don’t think I was aware of YouTube at that time), I tried a host of products, big chopped twice, blew out my hair to eliminate shrinkage, suffered from heat damage twice, and was ready to shave my head. Then, Mom suggested Sisterlocks.

That was the most important sentence in this blog post. Why? Because she’s always asking why I don’t mention her so not only did I mention her, she’s in bold.

Anyway, her recommendation was 4 years ago and it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made (right above marrying Husband but below trying dark chocolate for the first time).

Although I’ve written extensively about Sisterlocks, let’s do a super brief summary *takes a deep breath* Yes, Sisterlocks are expensive, must be locked regularly (or you will damage your hair), requires no products, low day-to-day maintenance but results include super growth and hair envy.

Yeah, so you owe me a “Happy 10-Year Natural Hair Anniversary,” “Happy 4-Year Sisterlocks Anniversary,” and “yes, I am jealous of your hair.”

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THE STAGES OF “EASY AND EFFORTLESS HAIR” 

Sometimes a picture (or 10) is worth a thousand words…

She looks like she just left a playground… Malia (I hope I spelled your name correctly, that’s the least someone can do for you), shout out to you for maintaining your composure. I know it was tough. As soon as she touched your hair, you knew she wasn’t about that life. Hell, we all knew. On the brightside, everyone’s hair sucked but yours is the one cemented in my brain, in history.

Moment of silence

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SISTERLOCKS ESSENTIALS

In my opinion, beginning Sisterlocks is very similar to “going natural.”  To assist with the transition, there are a few essentials that have made my life easier. Bobby Pins.  Bobby Pins are great for styling, pinning your locks down, pinning them up, etc. Rubber bands. … Read More

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SIX MONTHS OF SISTERLOCKS

As some of you know, I chose to get Sisterlocks as an alternative to cutting my hair.  I became a neurotic natural by trying different hair products (partly because I was curious and partly because I wanted to review products for you).  I also blew out my… Read More