Monday, July 24, 2017 marked the one year anniversary of my Sisterlocks install. I am so excited about the look, feel, and ease of my hair at this one year anniversary, and I cannot imagine NOT having the freedom that comes with locs for the rest of my days. 

Before Sisterlocks:

Day 1 of Sisterlocks Install: My hair and scalp were cleansed with a clarifying shampoo and there was no product whatsoever on my scalp or in my hair on the dual-day Install.

Day 2 of Sisterlocks Install: The finished product. My hair was pretty short, but healthy.

One Year of Sisterlocks Freedom: I lost some weight during this year and worried about the overall condition of my locs for about three months, but they survived the transformation of diet and exercise. 

Make-Up Free works well with Sisterlocks (below):

My locs continue to evolve. The grays continue to show up.

Year One Retightening – Wednesday, July 26, 2017: Prepping before bedtime. I must massage my scalp more and manipulate my locs. My retis leave me feeling “tender-headed” and hating the peripheral Retightening process. I cringe…literally, every single reti. 

I’m not sure why these next two photos were filtered like this, but the length and fullness are still apparent.

My hairline (edges) remain intact a year later 😌…not much can be obscured with my broad forehead though. It is what it is…so, I embrace it. 

My consultant will do some targeted “grooming” of my locs-either over my next couple of retis or from an appointment made for that purpose. The grooming will help tame my “frizzy fuzzies” and allow her to assess each loc’s strength and health. We combined a few locs in the front that had weakened.

I’m expecting great things during this next Anniversary year, and a loc growth spurt is among them. I continue to take 10,000 mcg of biotin with my evening meal, and from my consultant’s view, the biotin is contributing to incredible new growth. I’ll be experimenting more with my diet over the next year, enjoying more plant-based nutrition, to see if my overall health improves and to customize my lifestyle to include healthier plant-based choices.

Looking forward to sharing with you all – my hair journey and most definitely, the freedom of Sisterlocks! 

Be well!

6 responses to “My Sisterlocks – One Year Anniversary”

  1. healthyfitin2014 Avatar

    Your Sisterlocks are beautiful and inspiring. I really love the fullness of your hair. When I took 10,000 of Biotin a couple of years back, my skin broke out horribly. I also took B12 and drank a lot of water, however I wasn’t on a plant based diet back then. Eating healthy does seems to help a bit with skin breakouts as from your pics, your skin is clear.


    1. AndisLocks Avatar

      Hi, healthyfitin2014! I stopped using the biotin about 6 months ago because I was noticing excessive body hair…you know, at almost 50, you never know if minor changes are due to hormones, age, or diet. My hair continues to thrive, so I’m hoping my diet and lots of water are the contributing factors. Thanks for your positive message! 😘

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      1. healthyfitin2014 Avatar

        Hi AndisLocks. You’re welcome. Thank you very much for responding. I am glad you’re happy with your locs and are continuing to thrive. It’s not easy, but much respect for you doing so. You’ve given me a lot of food for thought on Biotin and hormones.


  2. Audrey E Owens Avatar
    Audrey E Owens

    They look great. I am still thinking about it.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. AndisLocks Avatar

      Hi, Audrey! It’s hard to believe it has been almost two years. I love everything about my hair, and I wish I had done this TEN years ago! Keep shining!


  3. Plain Jane Avatar
    Plain Jane

    Congratulations 💕
    You made your one year anniversary 💐
    16 months myself and honestly it just gets better & better.

    Liked by 1 person

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