Monday, April 09, 2007

2 Years Sisterlocked

Above Photo: Soft Spiked Curled (2 Days Old)
2 Years...
April 2007

Happy Belated Easter Everyone! Can you believe it actually snowed in Texas? Yes, I mean snow, the white fluffy stuff that makes snowballs! We received close to 3 inches in Killeen! By the end of the week it'll be back up to the 80's! That's the Lone Star state for you. Wow, I can hardly believe two years have gone by already!!! Last month I had Elaine touch up the color, it had been approx. one year since my last coloring. It looks fabulous! Elaine's hands are definitely annointed with God's grace. While browsing through one of the groups I belong to, LocItUp, one of the members was raving on an on about these rollers called, Soft Spike Curlers, and how . Curious, I decided to do some investigation and found that they were founded by Ellen Kelley in 1996, Soft Spikes began after a long search for a better curler for Ellen's Irish dancing daughter, Robin. Soft Spikes generates the best curly hair styles around and is a leader in the area of curly hair products (http://www.softspikecurlers.com/). According to many of its users, the curlers are great for sisterlocks and will give you long lasting curls. Most of the members recommended the original size, as opposed to the larger size curler because it gives a tighter curl. Anyone who knows me, knows that I will try "almost" anything once, so I ordered (3) packs of the original size curlers. What's cool about Soft Spike Curlers is that they come in all colors (i.e., over 60 color combinations)! I currently use the gold Solar curlers, but over time the gold material covering the sponge roller and pipe-cleaner has a tendency to shred. I had previously purchased the Caruso curlers, but the curls do not last long, and because I've been blessed with thick hair, I end up with a lot of body and less curls.


I'm enjoying my much needed break from school; however, I knew I wouldn't rest for too long because I recently applied and was accepted into an alternative teaching certification program. Yes, that would mean back to school once again (smile). The program doesn't begin until June, so I still have some leisure time left. Now that summer is approaching (I think), and I normally sweat very easily, I was thinking of investing in some colorful hair wraps to keep my hair off of my neck. Wow, did I actually say, "keep my hair off of my neck?" Who woulda thunk, huh? Anyway, if anyone can point me in the right direction on where to purchase some really good ones, I'd love to have your input. Thanks to all those who've been supportive in my two-year crawl towards freedom! One Love.


Monica


11 comments:

Quietspirit said...

Congrtulations on 2 years. Your locks are coming along nicely. I used to just use nice scarves to tie my hair up. Brunslie makes nice hair ties too that do a good job and don't pull the hair.

Naturalist1 said...

Love your hair and make-up.

Creyole said...

Two years already, boy how time flies. I'm right behind you making my two years next week!

Looking fab still!

Aya said...

Wow, what glamorous pictures!! Looking good. Congratulations on 2 years of being locked.

Anonymous said...

Monica,

Nice to hear from you. I love my soft spike rollers too. Most hair suppliers carry hair bands or make your own purchasing material from Joannes. I am in the process of doing that now. Your locks look great and again you are so photogenic. Keep on posing for those pictures. Are you entering the picture into the sisterlocks journal so your picture can be on the front cover ?

Mel said...

Beautiful picture! Congratulations on reaching the two year mark.

BlaqKofi said...

Happy 2 yr loc'versary. I'm right behind you and I remember when we were both heating up the boards on LockItUp with our excitement and questions about Sisterlocks. Now look at cha', gurl! Just beautiful - locs and all! Congratulations!

QueenLi said...

Your SL are nice, Very Nice!!

I hope u r having a good week.

Anonymous said...

Try putting your hair in a French braid to keep it off your neck.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6M7WzzYPWI

She She said...

Hi Monica

I read the entire website outlining your journey. Fabulous and enlightening. I am waiting for my short natural to grow in long enough and was still a little hesitant but you made me see the light. Can't wait. One thing, you mentioned that you had thinning eyebrows and thanks to Mary Kay you have permanent eyebrows and eye liner. Please tell me where I can find this as it is not mentioned on their website. Thanks

Moniqa said...

She She

Thank you for your kind words! I'm glad I was able to inspire you to move in the direction that's comfortable for you. My permanent make-up is not from MK; however, I wear MK makeup for cover the signs of aging and to maintain the permanent makeup in between touch ups. I've editted my latest post to clarify that-thank you and my apology for the confusion.

Monica