Wednesday, December 14, 2005

The love came pouring in.....

Oh, the love is felt and I am sooooo much at peace now. After reading every one's response I feel my inner voice is telling me to repair.

The blessing in this lesson is that essentially my Consultant will be correcting my Trainee Consultant's (nothing against TC's) , work who installed my locks and for that she is to be commended. She supports Dr. Cornwell, her invention and feels that she would like to make me HAPPY by re-doing them. That expression of LOVE is beyond belief to me. Of course, I'll be discussing this repair/rebuilding process with her as she examines more closely.

At any rate, after pondering, praying and reading the responses I'm convinced that I will choose to do the repair and box off my locs. I may even take down just a couple of areas in the front so that the parts are better aligned for middle and side parts for front styling purposes only, if ever. I'm not too concerned about the back because several of you made profound statements...who wants to go through the bunching and budding stages all over again when you can't even see my parts at all due to my hair density? As "bunch prone" as my hair is, that alone is confirming "repair!

To those that advised to "Take Down," I appreciate your true concern and it's now too exhausting for me to even think of it. To make the decision to go through the entire take down, walking around again with part of my head done and part undone then losing hair in the process? Whew, I don't have enough energy to deal with that at this point in my life.

Also, many valid points were made and I really did relate to a phone conversation and emails from several people. Some indicated that they had so many worries in the beginning. Case in point, not having 400 locks (the recommended minimum), locks too big, locks not big enough, parts too exact and not hidden, more locks on one side of the head than the other. The worries soon faded as time passed and in a years time they are "completely satisfied" and their SL's are absolutely beautiful!!!

All that to say, I now have a new outlook and that is, SL's are really individual personalities and my issue is not as bad as it seemed. Some may have started with perfect parts, today they may not have them because of shifting and retightening new growth, but they are ok with it. Oh, the issue with more locks on one side of the head than the other? Everybody's head is different in some form or fashion and the bottom line is... we are still Sisterlocked and I can live through this by tackling the challenge.

I am still LOVING my locs and praising God through this experience! The responses were pouring in so fast that I could not keep up with my responses back to everyone so I've decided to address everyone here in this post because I am truly touched by the personal time you all took to help me.

Elaine, Brunsli, Karen, Jen, Detra, Pam, Tammy, Kai, Princess, Lashaune, Leighann, Maryee, Samsoness, Kemicute, Roz, Pat, Tra, Scarletlocs, Beverly, Jazzilocs, Shayla and Combfreesista. You all are the best Sisterlock family a girl can have, thanks again for your advice!!!




BlaqKofi said...

LaChanda, sorry that I couldn't get back to you sooner, but I see that the Sisterlock family came through. How awesome these ladies are! The important thing, as you already know, is for you to be happy and content with your locks. I admire your decision to do what's right for you. Congratulations on completing the retightening class and completing your entire head! I'm proud of you. Keep us posted on your progress.

brunsli said...


Tra said...

That's my sista (-:
These expressive photos are too cute!


Vee said...

I am a CT myself and would do whatever it takes to fix a problem and make a client happy, hopefully this will be the case with your CT, maybe she could assist the CC and learn more in the process.
Goodluck sista!

kemicutie said...

You are so welcome! Girl, you know your hair is the bomb! Repair sounds like a good idea to me. Big Hugs!!

Creyole's Sisterlock Exodus said...

Hugs back at all ya'll (TX style) I really did appreciate the support!

That's a great idea, I'll talk the Trainee Consultant and see if she's up for it.

coco_btrfly said...

Seems like you've made the best decision for yourself and I'm happy for you. I agree with the others, your hair is beautiful! Lots of hugs,


Maryee said...

Celebrating your decision!


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lashaunej said...

Good for you do what makes you feel comfortble you have to live with your babies to goddluck and make sure this is the absolute last time you will be starting the journey again hugs and a big smile all the way from Florida keep your head up my sista

Jena Evans said...


All right, then. Do yo' thing. You look victorious and excited! I am happy for you! Looking forward to seeing the pictures.



Leighann said...

Awwwwwwwwwww! GROUP HUG!!!!!!!!

[Humming Bobby McFerrin's "Don't Worry Be Happy"] --

Glad to hear you're in a better place!

P.S. I trust you'll be blogging the fix.

Creyole's Sisterlock Exodus said...

Oh yes, I'll be updating as I progress. Thanks again for checking in on me.

Narissa "Nore" Chapman said...

hey aunty chanda!!!!!!!

ok i live with you!!(im goofy)

im very excited about getting my sisterlocks(when this crazy perm grow out)

i know almost everything about them because of my teacher(aunty chanda*wink wink*)

i also would like to say hey to maryee, jen, tra, and blaqkofi, thank you for your being so sweet and encouraging!!!!

love yall!!!!!

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