Saturday, March 14, 2009

63 Months

March 13th made five years and three months having these locs. Mary bantu'd them two days ago, and I took them down this morning. She used light setting lotion on wet hair. I did spend twenty minutes under the dryer at one point, too.



The bantu knots were not too tight, but sleeping can be uncomfortable at first even when the knots are not tight. For the most part, they stayed in place. I spent some time re-wrapping or knotting a few along the way.

Because my locs are a bit larger, I don't get the curls I desire from Bantu knots, but the waves are nice. They last a good while. The fullness effect is bold. My locs go from flat to way full whenever I do this. My head seems "ge-normous," but I don't mind because the style is cool for me.

The back never seems to hold the curl or wave too well. I think I may just roll the back next time. I am always a bit disappointed when I spent so much time waiting in bantu knots only to have the back fall right back flat. Fortunately, the length of my hair is longer on the top, so those waves can cascade over the few unwilling locs in the back.



All in all, I am satisfied with the style. Next time I have a long break like this Spring break, I may just keep the bantu knots in for the entire week. After day two, I learned how to sleep with them a little better.







As far as the years of having my locs are concerned, I reflect back on my install, and I remember that my consultant, Imani, had just entered her seventh year with Sisterlocks. Today, she has had her locs for 12 years. They are still stunning, and time will tell where my locs will be in seven years.

Blessings~

10 comments:

ja stu sisterlock journey said...

Jena,
Your locks are like wow, fabulous.

N'Drea ~ the Storyteller said...

Empress! :-)

Brown ButtahFly said...

Congratulations!
Your locks are beautiful!
Has it really been 5 years already?
Time is flying, The curls came out really nice!

still waters said...

I love the results!!!

one loves still

Docs Locs said...

Your hair is glam.

(The knots are beautiful as well!)

Jena Evans said...

Howdy Ladies,

Thanks for stopping by to check in. I will try to do better with getting by to see all your updates... and leaving comments. Keep rocking the locs.
Blessings~

dewdrop said...

Your locks are looking great!

Jena Evans said...

Hey Dewdrop! Your locs are slamming, too. Love the color. Maryee is tinkering around with henna and other dyes... We might color here soon...

Be blessed~

Meikmeika said...

I like both the bantu style and the curls. The bantu's may be one of my summer styles...

By the way...what was the trick to sleeping with the knots?

Jena Evans said...

Meikmeika,

The trick to sleeping with bantu's???? Get through it and know you are going to suffer a bit of discomfort... Soft pillows help! lol...