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Day 5 Writing 101 Let Social Media Inspire You


For myself, I’ve found that procrastination is a thief and a killer of creativity. Waiting until the last minute to complete a project or do anything causes you to stress and the quality of your work is greatly diminished.  I’ve often heard it said. “I do my best work under pressure,” or  “I just can’t get it going until the last hour.” I’ve found that  when I operate like that I always have regrets about what I should’ve done or said, my self esteem plummets because I’ve again not been as prepared as I should’ve or could’ve been. Time management is one way to overcome the bad habit of procrastination, the only problem is procrastinators aren’t creative enough to mange their time…So what’s a procrastinator to do? Wait for tomorrow, maybe the answer will come then.

No more excuses…


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This picture reminds me of how easy it is now for me to pause and take time out to enjoy the beauty of God’s creation. What I enjoy most about the Sisterlocks lifestyle that I’ve embraced is that it removes the excuse of what will I do with my hair after  working out or even taking a stroll on the trails surrounding this beautiful ocean. Most trails have inclines and inclines mean you work harder and when you work harder you “SWEAT” yikes!!! For some, you’re probably saying to yourself, “what’s the big deal??” Well, for those of us  whose hair is naturally kinky and curly it can be a real big deal. Sweat from working out can cause our natural hair to shrink and become difficult to comb out and style.  As a young girl I missed out on the opportunity to learn to swim because of the dilemma of what to do with my hair after swim class.  I can only imagine how many late slips I would have received from that first class after swim class had I gotten my hair wet. Unfortunately we didn’t have You Tube and tutorials that educate you on protective hairstyles and the likes when I was a teen. Thankfully those days are behind me, never to return again. It gives my heart such joy to be able to not only swim, yes, I did eventually learn how, it’s never to late to learn. I not only swim but I’m also an avid hiker. When I’m doing these activities the last thing on my mind is my hair.  I can now relax and enjoy the activity, long gone are the missed appointments and engagements because I’ve got to get my hair done because I worked out this morning. My routine is simple, after working out, I shampoo and condition my Sisterlocks and blow dry or allow to dry naturally. So many things have changed over the years, many parents are now opting to allow their young daughters to wear their hair in Sisterlocks and other natural styles.  Young girls are now able to enjoy  swimming and a myriad of other sports and activities that I only dreamed about as a young girl. Looking forward I’m totally excited about the future and that the excuses we once had are no longer valid. It’s never to late, take that class, no more excuses!

Join In The Celebration At Locs of Luv!!!!


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It’s our 3rd Year Anniversary at this location! After having worked from my home for over a decade I decided to fulfill a long time dream, the dream was to open a salon, not just any salon but one where my clients would feel like they were still at my home. A salon that had the home away from home feel. I transported the furniture that my clients had grown accustomed to seeing during their appointments in my home and arranged them in my new salon. As we lovingly prepared to open three years ago, little did we know just how much this truly would be  “a home away from home.”  Just as at home we shared life together, we continued to do so at our new home. We shed tears together as well as attempted to solve world problems over cups of tea.  Nothing really changed but the location, home is truly where the heart is.  Locs of Luv is continuing the tradition of providing her clientele  with professional services and lots of love. There’s now two Certified Sisterlocks Consultants in the house.  Cassandra Lawson joined the family in March of 2015, Cassandra is also a licensed cosmologist. When the two of us and our clients get together it’s truly a family affair, laughter, excitement and lots of positive affirmations flow in and out of the conversation…a lot like what happens in our homes. A house is not a home without the occupants that fill it, we thank God for you as well as extend our heartfelt gratitude to you for making Locs of Luv your home away from home…

Things I’ve learned about Sisterlocks TM…


~ The Sisterlocks package is offered in three parts…The Consultation, the establishment of your locks and the follow-up.

To find a Certified Sisterlocks Consultant or a Sisterlocks Trainee in your area visit http://www.sisterlocks.com

~Sisterlocks are not maintenance free, the maintenance is low but you must maintain your regular appointments and groomings.

~The care you give your Sisterlocks between appointments is important, follow your consultants instructions. i.e.

a. Follow the proper shampooing instructions as your locks settle in and after.

b. Use the proper products on your Sisterlocks, the Sisterlocks product line is available at participating salons as well as the Sisterlocks home office, this line is specifically formulated to work in locked hair. Many products on the market will cause build up in your locks or unraveling.

c. Protecting your locks while sleeping is important, some use a satin or silk scarf or a lock sock. Lint has a way of finding it’s way into our beautiful locks as we get our beauty rest, minimize your lint build up by covering your locks at night. It’s worked for me over the years.

~ Co-washing doesn’t work well with Sisterlocks,Co-washing is where you use conditioner to shampoo your hair. conditioner can build up in the locks and solidify causing your locks to look unsightly.

~Sisterlocks allow your hair to reach it’s fullest growth potential.

~Sisterlocks are not for everybody, your Certified Sisterlocks Consultant or Sisterlocks Trainee will help you access whether     you’re ready to embrace the Sisterlocks lifestyle.

~Sisterlocks work great for kids, your Sisterlocks Consultant can advise on what age is a good time to establish your child’s locks.

~Shrinkage is real and so are the fuzzies, If your hair shrinks or tends to be fuzzy in it’s natural state those characteristics won’t change when you get your Sisterlocks. Your consultant will decide on a locking pattern specific to your hair type, the pattern chosen will aid in minimizing  the fuzzies as well as controlling the shrinkage. Braid outs, two strand twists and rolling the locks can causes them to appear less fuzzy or shrunken.

~Sisterlocks will mildew if you make it a habit of not drying your hair before hitting the sack.

~If you must color your locks seek professional advise.

~Rinsing your hair with water after swimming in chlorinated water will not get the chlorine out of your locks, you must use a shampoo specifically designed to remove the chlorine. The Sisterlocks starter shampoo works well in most cases. Depending on what stage your locks are in follow with a conditioner, consult with your Sisterlocks Consultant regarding when you can use conditioner.

~ Sisterlocks are all that and then some…I truly love my Sisterlocks!!!

I’ve learned that taking care of  my Sisterlocks is key in them reaching their full growth potential and for staying beautiful.

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Why I write… I write or blog because I love to connect and impart information to Sisterlocks wearers. potential Sisterlocks wearers as well as wearers of natural hair. There are so many mediums through which individuals learn and social media is at the top. I look forward to being a part of the growing numbers of those who impart information on social media. Even with all of the information available there’s a lot of misinformation, my goal is to provide accurate and practical information for my readers. I get super excited when I receive information that assists me in my understanding of a particular topic, I look forward to being the source of that excitement for my readers.  As a wearer of Sisterlocks now for 15 yrs, I’ve enjoyed wearing my natural hair in this style, in fact it has been more of a lifestyle change for me. Wearing my hair in this manner has been liberating at best. As I write, my goal is to educate and dispel many of the myths that are rampant on social media regarding natural hair wearers. I’m excited about the journey I’m on and want to share that excitement with others. Do visit often, follow the blog and feel free to comment and let me know how I’m doing or not doing, in order to get better I need feedback from my readers…Stay tuned.