Celebrate! Locversary – Year Three!

It’s my locversary! Year 3 brings incredible length, improved volume, and the healthiest hair I’ve had in the last 25 years of my life. Below are some images I’ve taken during the six weeks since my early June reti and last blog entry:

Three years ago, I was preparing for this journey and growing out my TWA so it would be the perfect length to start my Sisterlocks. The six months before, from big-chop to install, found me fascinated by the process, researching loc phases, connecting to others through social media, and patiently waiting, just waiting for my install weekend. It took two days; we spent five or so hours each day installing my Sisterlocks. For me, I was embracing the old adage, “How it starts is how it ends,” so I wanted great care to be taken during my install to ensure not only the look I wanted, but also the overall health of my scalp and hair.

Here are my Sisterlocks on Day 1-immediately following my install:

Sometimes when I look at pictures of my hair from install until now, I’m amazed. It was a bit spacey and reminiscent of the varied textures of my ‘fro: straight, curly, frizzy, coarse, soft, wavy, and short. I was so proud of my baby locs, and I remember feeling anxious for others to see them. Without a doubt, it was a freedom that I never quite had known until that moment. My babies shrank to half their size, over the course of the first week, and I became obsessed with its texture and look. Not having to comb my hair was such a novelty; I tossed my combs and brushes into the garbage like some kind of liberation ritual.

Here I am today following my retightening session…three years post-install, and all I can say is:


Until next time,

Andi D😘

5 responses to “Celebrate! Locversary – Year Three!”

  1. Sonya Avatar

    Your growth and progress is simply beautiful! It’s so important to document your journey with photos so you can see your progress, especially for the times when you think/feel that you aren’t making any progress. I’m 8 months sisterlocked and I’m LOVING every second of it! I can’t wait to reach my 1 year locversary which I have a feeling will come faster than I think! I enjoyed your post, please keep sharing!

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    1. AndisLocks Avatar

      Your first locversary will be here before you know it. I’ll post an update after each reti; good thing to do while I’m sitting still. ☺️ Good luck on your journey, Sonya!

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      1. Sonya Avatar

        Thank you AndisLocks! So glad I found your blog. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Tonya Avatar

    WOW! I just love your hair. I’ve been in the research phase as well during the last six months or so. I’m borderline obsessed, lol. My hair is now 4-5 inches and I can’t wait. I’m 54 years old now and after all the years of dreaded wash and press days, jerri curls, perms and finally natural. This is the last step of my hair journey. Freedom! I was so excited to find your blog. Thank you so much for sharing your journey. 🙏🏾💜

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    1. AndisLocks Avatar

      Tonya, thank you so much for subscribing! You’ll love your locs and the freedom!


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