Sunday, January 20, 2008

16M 3D SL

Just wanted to let you know that I still blog sometimes. I regularly visit many of the other SL blogs--even if I don't post. I absolutely love looking at all the SL blogs and admiring the progress of those with SLs. I have been enlightened on many different levels. I have learned a few things since I have had my own SLs installed.

1. The SL shampoo was not my friend.
2. I can NOT go past 6 weeks without getting a tightening.
3. My gray hair is ridiculously defiant, but my SLs camouflages that most times.
4. J.Q. (my 8 month old "play" granddaughter) loves to play in my hair. LOVE HER.
5. My skater friends have finally accepted my "radical" hair change.
6. I get WAY MORE compliments on my SLs from other cultures than my own. Sup with that?
7. It's true. I don't have to put grease or oil on my SLs since my scalp generates its own.
8. I love that at this point, all I do is wash and roll my hair AND THAT IS ABSOLUTELY IT.
9. Dr. JoAnne Cornwell is brilliant. What a gift she has given us.
10. My young SLs have inspired dozens of referrals with two confirmed converts to SLs.
You know what else? I have a ready script for folks when they ask the following:

Q. If you wanted to take those out, can you...or do you have to cut all your hair off?
A. My hair is LOCKED permanently. I never want to take them out.

Q. How long did it take to get all those tiny little braids in your hair?
A. My SISTERLOCKS took about as long as it takes to get braids installed.

Q. How much did you PAY to get all that put in yo head?
A. Not nearly enough.

Q. Do you take them down everytime you get them done?
A. *Sigh* No (in the irrated voice).

Q. How do you wash those?
A. *Blank Stare* With shampoo and water while in the shower.

Oh, there is more. I have a special slap for the Jamaican woman who decided to tug on my SLs because she did not believe it was my hair with nothing added in. She is very lucky we were in church. Heifah.

I know I am being a bit sarcastic. Pray for me, OK? Mmmkay.

A few pictures. Enjoy. Remember...I am a FT student & employee...might be a while before I come up for air again. But when I do? I want to get some moving pictures like Blaqkofi & Chosen Vessel. I got to catch up with those two professionals!

Peace & Blessings!

For comparison's sake. The one at the very top and two at the very bottom I just took. The other two are some months back...don't know when. The B&W was 2 days ago with some tight curls.


Tina said...

Just a quick question: why wasn't the sisterlocks shampoo your friend? What did you end up using instead of it?

Happiest Nappy said...
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Happiest Nappy said...

Hi Tina! The SL shampoo left a "filmy" coating on my hair. It felt dirty even after I washed it. I tried it a few times thinking it was just the way my SLs were supposed to feel. NOT. I watched the LockItUp group at Yahoo and tried one of the shampoo products in one of the postings. I still use Fanatasia 100% Pure Tea Shampoo. It works for me at this point. Thank you for visiting!!!

CarmenNC said...

Your locks look great. I hope mine turn out that nicely. I like that hair cut too. I might try to get mine shaped like that.

Miss Twists said...

Your hair looks great! Thanks for sharing your update :-)

Chosen Vessel {Abena} said...

Hey you, I am doing great, thanks for the email and link to your 16 month locks.

How GORGEOUS.....your hair is looking so nice and healthy. Keep up the great work!!!!



Maryee said...

Looking good! My first gray showed up in front on top! Uggghh!!!!

Mzcka said...

Hey lady..glad to see that you haven't 4 gotten about us here in the sl'd world. I truly understand the hetic and busy schedule of a full-time student and a job. Been there done that. Hang in there though, it'll all be worth while. And by the way, love the way your locs are just laying down so nicely curled in those pics.

SistaLocd said...

YOur Sisterlocks look lovely.They are progressing nicely.

Aundrea said...

Hi there Happiest Nappy, thanks for the email note for the updated pics of your hair. Your locs are lookin' great! What are you using to curl the ends?

Congrats on the great progress!!


Happiest Nappy said...

Thank you to all the sweet comments.

Aundrea, sometimes I roll it with old fashioned sponge rollers from the Dollar Store. Other times I use Soft Spikes if I want the tighter curls and they last a little longer.

dewdrop said...

Looks like you will lock quickly. Your locks look fabulous and after reading your "what you've learned" list, you make me want to go and add a few more things as well.

F.U. said...

Just wanted to tell you that your hair looks great and you are a cutie! Also, I am so glad that my blog is one of your guilty pleasures!

Amba said...

I really love how your locks are looking. Especially the way they hang in a kind of bob.

Happy, Nappy, & Free To Be Me said...

Just came across your blog for the 1st're too funny with the questions from other people. The other one I get is "CAN you WASH it like that?"...I say umm duhh yeah! If some people had brains they'd be dangerous...

Aya said...

What an enjoyable post to read. You quite. I like you humor. Let me say that you locks are quite lovely and well cared for. Nice pictures of your progress.