Monday, December 25, 2006


In spite of all the pain from losses, the sadness that seems to set in and linger at this time of year, the hardships and drama and any other tricks of the advesary...I have so much to be thankful for. I belong to God and His hands are on my life. Thank God for Jesus! I pray that you embrace your PEACE & HAPPINESS. Have a blessed day celebrating the life of our Risen Savior!

Friday, December 22, 2006


I know I have been sharing about Marc. I love him so much. He is on my mind every day. I had a very kind and thoughtful Cousin in Marc. No one will replace him. No one. Pray with me for my family.

Ok, I am going to be bold enough to show you this installation process. It is not very pleasant to see (or even recall---you will learn that I am super sensitive), but the end results are priceless.
A little into the 17 hour/2 day transition, my consultant trainee SYMONE started taking pictures. Apparently, parts are crucial to the SL technique. Are we crucial yet? I really had to get used to the parts and shorter hair. It was emotionally challenging for me to say the least.

Here I am behaving like the big baby (IT'S NO SECRET) that I am sometimes. Just to think, I will have a PhD in psychology one day. I told you I cried, didn't I?

This is day 2 into the process, and Symone is just about done. I want you to know, that her Honey cooked for us. THE FOOD WAS DELICIOUS! I will tell you about that later though.

I was really concerned about the THINNESS of my hair at this point. After all the pulling, cutting and untangling just to get ready for the SL, I seriously thought about just shaving my head! Symone was so encouraging though. She kept telling my not to worry or cry, that it would all work out.

These parts are BOSSING! I guess it was strange to me to have my own natural hair parted and locked in such small sections in comparison to microbraids with hair added in with small sections. NO MORE EXTENSIONS! What a welcomed relief.

The day after my SL installation was completed. I set it with water on small rods. Curly huh? I LOVE IT! Symone was right, things turned out better than I imagined. Why must we be so obsessed with putting so many things in our hair? I am glad I am locked and letting it be.

Look at this. EVEN THE KITCHEN IS SISTERLOCKED! This is week 12 in this picture. LOVES IT! hair is growing.

I am an avid roller skater. My fellow skaters did not understand me cutting all of my hair off. Neither did my family and some of my friends. Now, I get quite a few compliments on my hair. People want to touch it. I was at the gym recently and someone stopped me on the treadmill to find out what I put in my hair. I giggle every single time people do that! I really love my hair. I am finally comfortable with my Sisterlocks. I am looking forward to growth and progress.

Thursday, December 21, 2006


I know I am supposed to be sharing my SL journey. I will continue to do so, but at this is just not the major issue in my life. I WANT THE PERSON WHO KILLED MY COUSIN TO BE ARRESTED AND JUSTICE BE SERVED. That is what I want. Of all the things that are on my mind, MARC puts everything in perspective. What is more precious than life? I LOVE YOU MARC! It is nearly unbearable! I am so sorry Cousin. I MISS YOU! I won't let your loss rest. I will do all I can to make sure the person who did this to you is held accountable.

Monday, December 18, 2006


Today is still not any easier knowing that my cousin MARC was the victim of a very hateful, spiteful, despicable and demonic possessed individual who decided to end MARC'S life. I wish my cousin did not have to fall subject to such a violent ending. He did not deserve that.

I know we are not supposed to pray bad things onto others. I can't help but HOPE and PRAY that whoever did this to MARC will not have one moment of rest, peace or contentment after what he has done. I do hope that he is troubled until he turns himself in or is captured.

I LOVE YOU MARC! I am so sorry and sad that this happened to you! I will miss you Cousin.

Monday, December 04, 2006


Today is one of the saddest days of my life. I have lost a very sweet man on this day and my life will never be the same. My cousin MARC SHERARD LOVE has become Milwaukee's 98th homicide victim. My heart is full of pain. My family is hurting. His murderer is unknown.


I am so glad that Marc knew that I loved him. This is unbelievable.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006


You know what? I really love the whole Sisterlock transition. It took some getting used to. My hair has a very soft texture to it which makes it prone to "slippage" (look at me using SL verbage). I get more compliments than not, so apparently it suits me. Even my Pastor told me, "I like your hair, it is becoming of you". That is so funny to me considering I know he does not care about hair at all.

I promise to post pictures soon. I need to get on the ball! Please forgive me.

Monday, October 23, 2006


I am just too tickled. Today, on my way into the Courthouse where I work, I was called out by an older gentleman from a race different than my own. HE COMPLIMENTED ME ON MY SISTERLOCKS! All I could do was giggle and barely get out a "thank you" after being stunned about it. He stated that he really loved my "lovely hair do" and thought it is so pretty. Hmmmmm. Sisterlocks. I love them!

I had a retigtening yesterday. I am 5 weeks and 1 day. My co-worker is determined to get SLd now. This is a contagious hairstyle, you think?

Monday, October 16, 2006

I KNOW I am TOOOOO wack (wack to the back as my 20 y/o would say) for taking so long to update this Blog. But, stay with me. are coming soon.

Guess what? I did get SISTERLOCKED! My babies are 4 weeks and 1 day old. I LOVE MY HAIR. It was kind of traumatic due to the fact that my "processed" hair was entirely matted and tangled after having worn Kinky Twists for close to 4 months before getting locked. When I washed my hair...maaaaannnn, it was terrible. One big matted rope right across my head. My Loctician SYMONE HULEY had to cut and untangle that mess. I lot of my hair was RIPPPED right out of my head in trying to untangle it. I cried.

BUT, the end result is what I am most pleased about. My SLs are coming along and I get many compliments.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Hmmmm. Blogging my hair peace. Who would have ever imagined? Well, I was born nappy...might as well go out the same. I have done the perms...the press and curl... and Jheri curl.

I have done the corn rows...

Rocked the microbraids...the box braids...Goddess braids...waves, sets and body wraps...

I have even done the waterfalls and upsweeps... Still. No peace.

I just want to lock down and LET IT BE. My first lock session is coming fast. I went for a consultation and now sit here with two test locks amongst a head full of kinky twists. My chosen Sisterlock consultant happens to be a trainee who has been braiding hair for many many years. Same here. I don't recall when I have ever NOT braided someone's hair. I will never forget being a 4 year old and my older cousin Frank in Canton, MS demanding that I "plait" his full grown afro. So, I did. He was very patient with me. I love him for that. Family, friends and strangers alike, I have braided for free and profit, for sheer love and for concern and care of someone in need of some hair assistance.