Sunday, August 07, 2011

Client Feature ~ Queen V

Sharing Queen V, Sisterlocks client and friend.  Locked by LaShaun out of Missouri a little over two years ago; I've had the pleasure of maintaining her locks up until she began self maintenance last year.  For you DIY's it's important to see your Consultant for lock maintenance once or twice a year.

V is going through the "bunching" stage, an added challenge to retightenings for both the Consultant and DIY.  Many Sisterlockers experience this budding phase.  Including your's truly. V's thick, course hair and curl pattern while perfect for SL, causes her ends to bunch.  Having to work the bunched end through the smaller rotation opening adds tension on the lock, so special care should be taken.  This phase can be somewhat bothersome and very challenging to style.  Yet, they reign beauty.

Her locks will eventually shrink to their mature size.  Each maturation has it's own, natural timeframe.  Her natural awakenings is unique to V.  No two journeys, Sisterlocks or otherwise are identical.

I had the pleasure of retightening V, doing some lock maintenance and sharing space with her, finishing the evening with a fun photo shoot. (Thanks P for the lighting.)

Afterwards, V's locks rock!  A spray bottle of water, a few drops of jojoba oil and lavender added moisture and a soothing scent during the retight.

Like a caterpillar struggling to free itself, V's same course, thick hair is maturing into an even more stunning head of Sisterlocks.  Like the butterfly, it's beauty undeniable.

OK, let me not be presumptuous, you decide...





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14 comments:

rmcandlelight (nailsbeautiqued) said...

V's sister locks are gorgeous!

I have been locked for 3 yrs Nov. wil be 4 years. I have a loose curl pattern and lots of my ends bunched and are fat on the ends. I'm so afraid to cut them thinking that they will unravel. (It took a good 2.5 years for them to lock...you still can see my pattern) Should I cut them so the weight of the ends don't put extra tension on my locks? I'm on my 2nd consultant and neither one seem to be concern about my ends. I always thought my 1st consultant should have fix them along the way. (shrugging shoulders) What should I do? :D

BlaqKofi said...

Nails...good questions. Please know their is nothing a Consultant an do to "fix" bunched ends. They will naturally decrease in size or bud and fall off. Perhaps a better question to ask your Consultant is, "Are my locks mature enough to cut my bunched ends without unraveling?" I hope this helps.

rmcandlelight (nailsbeautiqued) said...

Thank you for responding! I did ask her and she said Dr. Cornwell said anytime you cut locks they will unravel some. I'm just afraid mine will unravel and start the process over bunching again. Maybe I'll have her cut just a few to see what happens :) If you want to take a look at my locks check out my blog http://ohmysisterlocks.blogspot.com

The Woman Inside said...

Wow, she is beautiful and her hair is coming along very well. It looks great! I am so glad I took your advice, and stopped worrying about bunching. Some of my locks that had the worse bunching 6 months ago are my favorite locks today! lol

BlaqKofi said...

@TWI, so glad to hear! And yes, V, is beautiful. Your comments will help her, I'm sure. Thanks, TWI.

SandeeP said...

Blaq, V's hair is FABULOUS!! I only wish my hair was as thick as hers!! But of course, I am lovin' mine as well.

WORK IT, V ... until we meet again.

SandeeP

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for posting this! I have bunched ends and my former consultant made me feel that it was not normal and that my air wasn't " right" even though I was fine with them. Even though each journey is individual, it's nice to know that I'm not completely alone on mine.

Lush Locs said...

Queen V's locs are beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Hopefully, we can get an update in few months.

Kim said...

WOW, her hair is beautiful!!

Sistergirlintx said...

The pictures of Queen V's hair has finally made me realized that I can no longer wait to get my Sisterlocs. Thanks to your blog. I love it!!

Dee

BlaqKofi said...

@Sandee, Anonymous, LL & Kim....thanks so much for the love. I'm sure V appreciates your support as well.

BlaqKofi said...

@Sistergrilintx....come on join us! Natural freedom awaits you! By the way, I'm a Texan and so is V.

Diedre the Bloggette said...

This is fantastic! - Just the inspiration I need to keep going with my mini braidlocs. :)

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M. said...

she is my sisterlock twin... our textures and style is almost identical. they look so pretty! seeing it on someone else gives me a renewed outlook... i already love my sisterlocks... now i love them even more!

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