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.


SistaLocd said...

Congratulations on your Sisterlocks. They look great! I can't wait to see your progress.

Aundrea said...

Congratulations on your Sisterlocks installation, Ama Alisa!! They look wonderful! Welcome to the lovely world of lockdome! Looks like you have a nice head of hair to start off with, Great!!!

I'm also very sorry for your loss. Continue to pray for strength, He will see you through.

Leighann said...


Your locks look lovely! You took me back to my installation (July 2001), I had parts for DAYS!!!!!! I thought they would never fill in, but they did. I'm glad you are now enjoying them. It only gets better!

Chosen Vessel said...

Ama Alisa,

I am so glad you were able to finally post photo's. It looks like you are off to a great start. Like me, you wore your hair curly when you first got your locks. I definitely am still addicted to the curly look (braid-out or roller-set). I look forward to sharing in your journey with you.