Monday, 29 November 2010

Bald Like Me

I found this image on Karen's blog (Naturally Beautiful Hair). 
It gave me some inspiration (although I don't have freckles).




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Thursday, 25 November 2010

3 Months of Healthy New Growth - Phil

Here's another of my clients. This gentleman had over three months of new growth and has lovely thick hair which grows like a weed!

Before we began

After the 1st row (There is some product build-up and lint visible here but I can assure you the hair is clean)


Contrast between newly rolled locs and new growth
More Roots
 

Finished!








Lots of lovely locs!


4 sept

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Then and Now - Progressive Images

Today is not a good day for me so I'm not going to say that much.
I just wanted to share these images. I took them to document the advance of this 'condition' whatever it is.
When I started charting this, I never for one moment truly believed that I would lose all my hair. Not all of it.
Oh well.

If you need to catch up, here's a list of related posts:
1st patch, June 23rd
July 2nd

Another week later
2 weeks after the above photo



Extensive thinning at the front






2 months after the 1st patch appeared - this was the hardest period 

 crown/top
back (diffuse thinning)


 Original patch significantly larger
I really struggled through this period of my life. It all happened so fast. The feeling of helplessness and frustration were so overwhelming. Through it all I thank God for my husband and my children who gave me reasons to keep getting outta bed every morning and who never once laughed at me despite how horrific I looked.


And this is me now four months after the first patch appeared.
I did not need to shave my head - my hair left of its own accord.
(If you are reading this on facebook you may need to click through to the actual blog site to see all of the images)



I feel fragile and vulnerable but I am STILL alive.
The game isn't over yet.
"And still like air... I rise!



WELCOME TO THE TAPESTRY OF ME.... These are my words and this is my journey, from 'there to hair'! My life, the lessons learned in and through love and loves ones; and my hair affairs. http://lovelifelocks.blogspot.com

Thursday, 11 November 2010

First Sisterlock Installation

Hey family!

I know I still owe y'all a couple of posts e.g. the one about my experience with the hair replacement people... the progression shots of my rampant hair loss and one about the Consultants' class (at least those are the ones I can remember) but I am so excited about this that I had to switch stuff around.


Ladies and gentlemen, I have just completed my first FULL SisterlocksTM installation (cue: cheers!) With my working hours synchronised with school and nursery timetables - it took me about 3 days. My lovely client is a seasoned professional, owner of her own organic skin and hair care company and had 9 inches of soft Black hair. (Just like me when I started!)

This lady waited patiently for over a year for me to take the class, and I am so glad that I didn't attempt an install beforehand because I was able to offer her a much better service based on what I learned.  Seriously people, don't settle for step-sisterlocks [please note - I am not talking about tiny locks you've done yourself, (hats off to you if you can do this) or microlocs you've had installed by a reputable loctician: I am referring to locks installed by someone who saw it on Youtube or watched over a Consultant's shoulder and figured they could 'copy that' lol :) ]

If you can afford it - treat yourself to the full experience.  (Let me take a moment to emphasise that I really admire ladies like Yahvinah and Thandi who installed their own (micro)locs and rock them like LOC-STARS! (cue: more cheers!). The initial expense of Sisterlocks can be prohibitive for some (in which case rock on wid ya badself and do yo' ting!) and of course Sisterlocks are not for everyone - traditional comb coiled or palm rolled locks are just as HOT! (So don't start a war on my page ok?) Just beware of paying SL prices for something that is NOT Sisterlocks... cos that just sucks.

Anyway - I've digressed enough. This is my first client - to respect her privacy her face has been omitted. I just wanted to share a sample of my work, and let y'all know I aint playing around here lol.

Although this was a time intensive (often exhausting) 'thing', one of the best parts of this experience was at the end - when she surprised me with two bags full of gifts!!! Now who was expecting that?

I received a selection of books and an incredible Himalayan Salt crystal lamp - which is supposed to help remove negative energy and promote healing. (She is aware of my hair loss and ongoing health battle). (Read more about them here).
Her generosity and thoughtfulness brought me to tears. I really hope my hair grows back soon. Sectioning locks for her hair really made me miss my own that much more. Oh well - on with the show.

Have a good weekend xxx









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