My Hair

I haven’t posted much to my blog in the past few years but I still get a lot of page views from people wanting to know more about Sisterlocks. At one point in my natural hair journey I had considered getting Sisterlocks. The expense and not knowing a consultant in my area I could trust […]

Hair blues: the workout

I was invited to go cross training today but turned it down because today is Tuesday and I just washed my hair and don’t feel like being bothered with washing it until Friday. I’ve been thinking a lot about my hair lately and how much time I spend on it when I do put effort […]

Hair blues

I hate the process I have to go through after washing my hair. Nothing sends me into a hair funk like having to blow dry my hair and then flat ironing it. I just want to let my hair be. I’ve been thinking a lot about Sisterlocks lately, mostly because I’m tired of my hair […]

Locking hair: Sisterlocks vs Nappylocs

In my search for more information about Sisterlocks, I’ve learned a lot about the process and what to ask when you meet with a consultant. I think I probably feel like a lot of people when I voice my frustration about the secrecy behind the patterns. Just because I know how to do something doesn’t […]

Cornrows and Sisterlocks

I just wanted to blog about a hair emergency. I just read on Brunsli’s blog about the dangers of cornrolling Sisterlocks and lock loss. You can read about it here. I’ve always been curious about cornrolling Sisterlocks. I know what the stress of wearing braids can do to one’s hairline, and I automatically assumed doing […]

25 things about me

A cousin tagged me so I’m posting 25 things about myself. I’m supposed to post the rules and tag a couple of folks but that’s just not my thing. If you want to try this then go ahead and try it. I think I have a great buttom and wish I had eyes in the […]


Not too long ago, I turned off the comments on my blog. It wasn’t like I was getting very many comments and I kind of like not knowing who’s reading my blog. Plus, with school, I really didn’t have time to respond to comments.   I’m going to try out comments again. Feel free to leave […]

So you want to be a Sisterlocks Consultant?

Take the class, learn to do the technique the correct way, and then learn to advertise your services!!!! Since I discovered Sisterlocks, I’ve been searching high and low for more information on the technique, more pictures, and more about consultants in my area (California). Sadly, California consultants aren’t really good at advertising their services. I’m […]

Devastating news

I was completely and totally devastated when I learned Golden had taken out her Sisterlocks. She is was my lock idol. For like 5 seconds, I wanted to conduct a witch hunt for the person responsible for influencing Golden to cut her luscious locks.  Then I came to my senses and realized that if my […]

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone. I hope this year is better than 2008. I have a lot of things to look forward to. Like finishing school in 5 weeks. Yay! Is it bad luck to end 1 year with a cold and start a new year with one? I have some things I want to accomplish […]

Day 328

Braiding and banding is already a part of my hair washing routine. I started doing this in college as I found it easier to comb out my hair after washing, which saved lots of time for studying. From what I?ve read, Sisterlocks require braiding and banding before washing to prevent the locks from slipping (unraveling) […]

Day 316

I?ve been trying to figure out why my blog is getting so many views because of my posts about Sisterlocks. It turns out, I?ve been linked by I don?t know why. Bloggers like Brunsli and others actually have Sisterlocks and do quite a bit of blogging about their hair. I haven?t even been able […]

Day 313

I finally ordered the clip art collection from Nova Development. I was surprised I got the 5-DVD disc edition as advertised the product as having 49 CD-roms. I?m happy I got the 5 DVD Roms because it means I can bring my clip art collection with me when I travel. I installed a plugin […]

Day 258

Someone asked me what the difference is between Sisterlocks and Nappylocs. Well, I?m not an expert at either type of lock but I think the only difference between the two is the tool use to form the lock. Sisterlocks uses a crochet-like tool and the Nappyloc tool is hard to describe but it?s basically kind […]

Day 203

What a long day! All my days are long in the wrong way. I wish the workday was shorter and the rest of my day longer. I’ve been meaning to write something on Sisterlocks and what peeked my interest about them. I received a scolding from someone not too long ago about my laughter at […]

Day 161

The uneventful days are becoming too plentiful. I got a lot done but yet I didn’t. I did two loads of laundry and I washed my hair and I finished the assignment that was due. My back stopped hurting. I’m happy about that. Elevating my feet above my head helped a lot for some reason. […]

Day 160

There are only two times of the year that I really enjoy: spring and fall.Springtime brings the flowers and warm weather. Fall, depending on where you live, brings the pretty reds, oranges, and golds from the change in color of the leaves. I don’t get to see the colors of Fall in California, especially in […]

Day 148

Today is the start of my last week in class number 7. Next Tuesday I start class number 6. I can’t wait. I have a lot of reading to do for my next class. I think a total of 8 or 9 chapters to read for week 1. The class should be easy because it’s […]

Day 143

Dear Carey almost kinda sorta practically had a fit because I didn’t write about Brunsli’s response to my questions in Day 137. Dear Carey, can’t read Brunsli’s blog because blogger blogs are blocked on work computers. Well, Dear Carey, let me tell you about what Brunsli said about her hair. I asked Brunsli if her […]

Day 141

Thumb Twiddle. Thumb Twiddle. That’s is what I’m going to call that forbidden place for now on. Thumb Twiddle also stands for BORING. I think I might take a trip to Chicago or New York when I finish school. I’m going to hold off my trip overseas due to Thumb Twiddle but once I rid […]

Day 137

Shavonne0228 Originally uploaded by Shavonne I missed out on some really cute dresses at I’m so upset because those dresses were so Shavonne. I’ve been thinking a lot about my hair again and specifically about Sisterlocks. (I’m watching my mom get her hair done [by the same lady who did my hair right before […]

Day 128

My cousin, the one who was more than fine with me chopping off my hair, keeps trying to suggests other ways I could style my hair other than the dreaded Sisterlocks. She suggested two-strand twists. Not down with that. I haven’t seen one woman that I thought looked nice with twists. Way too juvenile for […]

Day 124

I just wanted to share with you what another opposer to locks wrote to me in an email. This is after directing her to Krystl’s blog. “It’s pretty, but I don’t think you should do dreads. It’s just too permanent & you have to cut it to change it. To me, long dreads make the […]

Day 119

Joining an Alumni Association. What are the benefits? Is it like joining a sorority or fraternity? I contemplated joining the the UCSB Alumni Association when I graduated from college hundreds of weeks ago, but decided I wanted a minidisc player instead. Bad investment right? Especially for something that I never used but I saw it […]