Monday, March 24, 2008

It Gets Better and Better

Here are some update pictures. 51 months and still growing. The color is naturally two toned... Who knows? I don't try to figure it out.














I still enjoy my Sisterlocks. It has been a trip to say the least. At every stage of growth, I have been "undone" with enthusiasm... except for maybe months 2 and 3 when the slippage was common. At every stage of definitive growth (baby, toddler, teenager, and now young adult), I thought I was "too much for colored television." But it just keeps getting better.
















The downside... There are two issues I do not particularly enjoy: the speckles and the dry flaky scalp.

I am kinda stuck with the dry scalp. I have seasonal flaking/dandruff no matter what style or chemical or extensions, etc., I "rock"... But the speckles are annoying as all get out. Trimming helps a bit, but I suffer them because I love my locs (warts and all).















I am enjoying the tubular form of my locs these days. Because I have combined so many, the look has really taken the form I was trying to achieve when I first had my locs installed. This makes me very pleased that I followed my instinct to combine the smaller locs when the timing was right to do so.















Hands down, getting Sisterlocks, combining my locs, and sticking with my locs at every stage are some of the best decisions I have made concerning my hair... (with the exception of when I shaved my hair all off the very first time, lol!) That was a very bold thing I did back in 1995, but shaving my hair to the quick woke me up a little, and I needed that then. Now, I can say with a "big ol' grin"...

Sisterlocks has reinvigorated my attention to and joy in my natural hair. And this is what I need now.

Be Blessed~

14 comments:

Maryee said...

Lovely post Sis! Yeah, those speckles are a bit annoying. But, I'll take em' over OPH anyday!!!!

Meikmeika said...

I hope I don't sound to off but, what are speckles? I can definitely identify with the dry scalp issue.

Your locks are amazing!!!! Can't even imagine 51 months...WOW!!!

Jena Evans said...

Thanks sister!!! Hugs and More hugs....

And thanks Meikmeika for the question... I posted a response below this post... I read your post on Dry Scalp and feel ya' on that one...

Thank you for the compliment... many blessings~

Sogolocs said...

Your locks have really matured. They look wonderful. I love the flow to them. You go girl. Makes me anxious to get that length too.
Don't worry about those speckles.

Salt-n-Pepper Diva said...

Your hair just looks FABULOUS! I am waiting impatiently for the mature loc stage but I have a ways to go.

Thanks for the info on dry scalp and sebaceous glands, I feel you there.

Your hair is just beautiful!

Lakia said...

Great post, and your locks are looking lovely

Aya said...

Jen, I admire your bravery concerning your locks. It is obvious that you've made some good decisions concerning your locks. The outcome has turned out beautiful. Nice pictures.

SistaLocd said...

Great Post! Your locks look gorgeous! You have taught me to be patient, so I will. Thanks again for the post!

Goodnapps said...

Lovely post. Being able to reflect on all the stages of growth is quite fascinating.

You are looking marvelous honey.

Jena Evans said...

Thank you, Sogolocs. I try not to worry too much about them. I get self/loc conscious every so often, though.

Thank you, Salt-n-Pepper Diva. The wait can be trying, but time really does fly.

Thanks, Lakia. I hope you and the family are having a blessed Spring!

Thanks, Aya. I am encouraged by your comments. Be Blessed!

Thank you, SistaLocd. The way your locs are growing... it will be no time before they are on the floor. lol.

Thanks, Goodnapps. Appreciate ya'. Loved your latest post on comments you have gotten regarding your locs... too funny and too sad all at the same time.

Blessings~

n'Drea said...

Amazing growth. I love the tubular look as well. Lovely, just lovely.

Goodnapps said...

Just stopping by to say hello. Hope all is well.

Jena Evans said...

Hey N'Drea and GoodNapps,

Good to hear from you. I have been reading blogs, just not posting lately. I am sorry to hear about the betrayal, N'drea. Chin -Up!

Ya'll be blessed in a great big ways!

dewdrop said...

These are great pics and your locks are lovely!