Happy Loc Appriciation Day!!!

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Aww I almost forgot to post something for today!!! This is my 1st (well technically second cause I didn’t know about it last year) Loc Appreciation Day! So this goes out to all my loc heads out there! Happy Loc Appreciation Day! Love & adore your God given naps!  🙂

Locs, Love Life!

-Mzz Nette

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Locking Phases and Natural Oils!

Morning Folks!

Haven’t posted alllll week…did you’ll miss me?! 🙂 Today I wanted to write some more about my Sisterlocks. Prior to making the decision of getting Sisterlocks I wanted to know as much as I possibly could about the process of locking and what oils are great for natural hair. I honestly want my journey as natural as possible. Upon my research I came across the 2 pictures below. They basically speak for themselves. The first explains the stages of the locking journey. I found it to be quite helpful because I can actually know what ‘stage’ my hair is in at different points in my journey (I’m in phase 2 btw).

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The second photo explains the best oils for natural hair. We woman can be product junkies…OH I DEFINITELY DON’T MISS THOSE DAYS!!! So it’s great to know of products that will help bring moisture and shine to my locs. Right now I am not able to use any oils in my scalp but I am happy to have done research about what natural oils will potentially work best.

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I hope all of this info helps some of you! If you have any other natural products that you use that you find quite helpful please feel free to share!

~Mzz Nette

 

 

Loc’d For Life!!

One of the main reasons why I started blogging was to be able to share my Sisterlocks journey. I realized that I haven’t really said much about them so this blog post is dedicated to my babies. I call them my babies because I have to care for them as if they were my kids. Nourish them, maintain them, clean them, etc. That way they will grow from babies to mature adults 🙂

Lets start with my Sisterlocks Birth Certificate! 
 
  • Installation Date(s): June 8-15th
               Typically an install would take two days but y’all know I had to be different. My sisterlock consultant had to do mine in a weeks time. 
 
  • Number of Locks:  532 (yes I’ve actually counted)
 
  • Size of Locks: My locks are considered Small/Medium 
 
  • Locking Pattern: I actually don’t know…probably should find out right?! Lol
 
  • Length of Hair at Install: 8 inches
 
  • Location of Install: Dumfries, VA
 
I will say my decision to lock my hair has been a great decision. I love the low maintenance! No more having to “do” my hair before work. Just get up and go. In about a month I will celebrate 1 year and this truly excites me. I can’t wait to see what the next few years will bring!
 
Below is a pic from the day after my installation:
 
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Month 3:
 
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Month 6:
 
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Month 9:
 
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A couple weeks ago (10.5 months):
 
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Being Cost Efficient!

This past weekend (Saturday, April 26th) I attended a fundraising Gala for the Northern Virginia Urban League Young Professionals Network. $80 for my ticket, $40 for my nails, $55 for my dress, and the list of expenses goes on. Since this was a huge event for me I wanted to get a cute hairstyle that would complete my look. So I decided to price a style I found while searching sisterlock updos. I sent a stylist the picture below. She said it would cost me $65. Now $65 doesn’t sound like much but for me it was a lot. Probably because I spent so much money already. So I told myself that I would re-create this style. I was determined to style my hair and replicate this style on my own. And I am proud to say that I did! I am quite happy with how it turned out! See for yourself! And let me know what you think!

Original Style:

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My Creation:

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