As the title states, I’ve had my sisterlocks for 8 months now! It’s been 1 year and 2 months since my last relaxer. October 2009 was the last time I received a relaxer. During that time it had been 5 months since I had a relaxer. I remember being SOOOOO happy to get a relaxer. I could barely comb through the crown of my head. After the beautician rinsed out the relaxer and I looked in the mirror I said to her, “YES!!!!! I have my hair back! Thank you!! Thank you!!” I didn’t have any curls all I had was wet relaxed hair and I was happy. LOL As months went on I was constantly thinking of going natural. I enjoyed my straight hair at times but when I had bad hair days I just wanted to cut it off!! Frizz, hair not holding curls, curls getting mashed while sleeping, using heat, going to bed looking like a ninja (satin head scarf) LOL, afraid to go out in the rain, not seeing hair growth, etc. Those are just a few of the things that got on my nerves. Having relaxed hair started being a pain to me.
Getting sisterlocks was the best hair solution for me. I don’t have to deal with any of the issues I was dealing with when I had relaxed hair. 😀 I curl my hair with lock loops and the curls last me almost 3 weeks. 3 WEEKS!!! That never happened with my relaxed hair. I love the versatility of my hair. I can wear it down, half up-half down, twist in the front, etc. I haven’t experienced any bad hair days. I LOVE my hair! Here are some pictures of hairstyles before and within my 8 months.