What's up everyone. Thanks again for visiting my blog. Well today marked one week from my first day of my Sisterlock Installation, so I decided to keep my regular schedule and wash once a week. I already noticed about 2 locs slipping at the nap of my neck. I'm very concerned because my hair is so fine and with a very loose wave pattern, especially at the nap of my neck. I don't have a typical kitchen. My natural hair still looks like I have a perm in the back, but I haven't in about 10 or 11 months. You get the picture, I hope. But anyway, I'm concerned and wonder will the nap of my neck every lock correctly. Any Advice???? Now on with the shampooing . . .
I took my consultants advice and didn't braid, but I did gather together sections and I banded. PICTURES OF SHAMPOOING TO COME IN A FEW DAYS. I washed my hair during my shower. I was surprised to see how thin the Sisterlocks Starter Shampoo is, but I like it. I made sure my hair was super wet, then I poured a generous amount of shampoo on and lightly massaged my scalp. I did this twice and made sure to rinse very well. I also made sure my shower head pressure was light. After shampooing, I lightly towel dried and begin taking out the bands and separating each individual lock. I attempted to count them, but I'll save that task for another day.
Remember again, that my hair texture is super fine and has a loose wave pattern. This will definitely be a challenge for me. I noticed while separating my locks that about 3 or 4 totally came out. I already called my consultant and let her know that I would stop by tomorrow so she can redo those few that disassembled and those that are slipping. I can only try to be more careful in the future, but the fact still remains that I should expect some slippage because of my hair texture. Either way, I'm still very exicited and my locs still look beautiful to me. This is all part of the process. More to come later.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS INFO:
My interesting tip for today is lay off of the antibiotics!!! I learned in class on Thursday that even though antibiotics can help get rid of infections and such very rapidly, they decrease your body's natural ability to fight infection and weakens the immune system, which can make you more vulnerable to future infections. The best thing to do is to boost your Vitamin C intake, get proper rest, exercise, drink plenty of water and other fluids and allow your body to do what it was created to do . . .HEAL. Now please understand, that if it is a life and death situation, follow your doctor's orders, but in less significant infections like a Urinary Tract Infections, let nature take it's course. My belief is that God has already given us everything we need right here on earth in our food, our botanicals, our talents and etc . . . We don't have to go create anything. Just educate yourself on natural remedies and allow yourself to heal the way God intended.
Like always, Be Blessed and Stay Encouraged . . .until next time.
Trastine aka Natural Spirit