Sunday, April 30, 2006

My 10 Year Old Baby Got Sisterlocked April 28!

I am so proud of the decision my 10 year old daughter made to get Sisterlocked!! (As if she had no influence). LOL

She has been natural all her life and loves getting her hair braided but hates to get it washed. So I had been dropping little nuggets that if she were to loc her hair we would not have nearly as much drama washing, brushing and combing through her thick 9 inch mane.

So, it all started when I received my first subscription of the Sisterlock Magazine. She read the entire magazine and especially like the story that showed the pictures/testimonial of the young girl that started at age 6. (My book is with a friend so I can't tell you the girls name or page number). That magazine "Set It Off" for us, here we are nearly 6 weeks later and she is locked and loving it. The process took four days and 15 hours and the child already has 2 of the 3 Sisterlock diseases listed in the "Tapestry of Dreams" book, pages 68 & 69:

handsinthe hair itis - hands gravitate uncontrollably toward the locks
whitegirlatoma - the hands drift below the ear area and jerks into a back handed flipping motion

When we went to church yesterday and as soon as she hit the front door every "natural" sister was all over her head showering her with many compliments. She was the center of attention the whole day long, it got so bad I had to give her a reality check because that head was blowing up! LOL. Anyway, for the most part I allowed her to enjoy the thrill of knowing she made an AWESOME decision!


As for Dad, he initially had concerns and asked her what she would do if she did not like it. She told him that she would like it and it was no different from what she had now. She also added that she could wear all kinds of styles like her ponytails and cute headbands. I was in the background going, YESsssssssssss!! (I trained her well) With her addressing the issues on her own he agreed to allow her to do her thing.

I'm sure we'll have more to share as she becomes more exposed to the extended family and friends so stay tuned.

38 comments:

Detra said...

OMG she is so adorable! And I was loving her response to her father, that was a very valid question he asked and her response, shows she really put some thought into the decision to loc! I am so so excited for her! And big ups to you for keeping her so beautifully natural!

Just curious, who locked her? hmmmm......LOL

Princess said...

LaChanda,

Your daughter is beautiful and so are her locs!!! OMG, she has onr gorgeous head full'o hair! Her locs are going to look phenomenal when they mature ...

coco_btrfly said...

Wow! They look great. Who locked her hair?

brunsli said...

She looks beautiful!

I think she'll be happy with this decision.

Afro Princess said...

I absolutely love it!! Like mother, like daughter. This may be something that my daughter and I venture into later. You did an awesome job on her hair!! You have found your calling.. (hint..hint)

TNAPPYKINKY said...

I love her hair and I am so excited for you and her. I know you are so proud of her. I am looking forward to watching her locks grow.

Creyole's Sisterlock Exodus said...

Thanks everyone for your sweet comments. I shared each one of them with her and she was smiling from ear to ear.

To all interested in knowing who did them. Drumroll please....it was me and because of the wonderful science behind Dr. Cornwell's invention and the enjoyment I rec'd from the experience I'll be a consultant in the near future.

Once our locks mature someone will have to be ready to spread the Sisterlock love down in the Bayou of South Louisiana where my family lives. LOL!

Tra said...

Beatiful Job! A big round of applause coming from this way.
She is a beautiful girl and it just too adorable with her baby Sl's.

Lovin'It!

Maryee said...

Congrats!!! She's gonna love em'!!!

still waters said...

Tell her I add my CONGRATS too. I am happy her hair will never know da 'creamy crack'. She is adorable!!!!!

One Love Still

Joy said...

That's so awesome! She's is too cute!!

Sister-in-Locks said...

You guys make my heart sing.

She is adorable.

Honey-Libra said...

Aww her hair is sooo beautiful...congrats on her journey and the fact that she was so well read before stating that she wanted to do it is even the more wonderful.

lashaune said...

Beautiful mother like daughter little lady looks like your twin NO lying about her she is definitely yours fierce wonderful sisterlocks Welocme little one!

Peace & blessings

to both my sisterlock'd sista's

Kim said...

I can't say anything that hasn't already been said, but your daughter and her Sisterlocks are beautiful. You did a wonderful job!

Leighann said...

Beauftiful! Gorgeous!! Amazing!!! I can't say enough. This is so wonderful. Congratulations to your daughter on her decision to SL. You planted the seed, but it sounds like this young lady already knows how to take in information, evaluate it and made decisions based on what's right for her! That's fierce!!!

Congrats to you on being such a great example, and doing such a great job on locking her beautiful thick hair! It's already so gorgeous. Since SLs only get better with time, she will be the envy of many. (I'm already imagining the many options she'll have for her Prom do!)

I surely would have been in the group of natural sisters that swooped in to admire and compliment.

Welcome to the SL family!!!

Brenda said...

Your daughter looks lovely, as do you. I locked my daughter 3 years ago when she was 9. While she loves the versatility locs provide, she hates getting it retightened and says it hurts. I'm not sure how much of it is true tenderheadedness or acting. Any advice on how to minimize the drama?

Charis said...

That is so wonderful. I tried to convince my neice to get SL's, but she's in high school and is in that...I don't want to be diffrent phase.

KDL said...

Wow!
What a beautiful young lady and a beautiful job you've done. She looks too cute in her new locks.
The best is yet to come.

Goodnapps said...

oh my goodness. I have to add my 2 cents and keep the head swelling even more. She's too cute and soooo adorable. Her locks are beautiful. You trained her well darling. Keep up the good work.

Linda said...

How awesome when we can teach our young ladies to be happy with themselves as God created them. I appauld you for putting your money where your mouth is by making the choice to allow your daughter to Sisterlock. Who knows who she may impress along the way with her own natural beauty. She's precious!!

Vee said...

zOh Lachanda that's Beautiful!
I'm very impressed and proud for you and your little princess!
She looks adorable. You did a wonderful job! I love being a trainee and I'm sure you will too. Keep up the good work!

Jeri said...

GORGEOUS! What a blessing that she has decided to love what God gave her at such an early age. One of my girlfriend's had her daughter's hair Sisterlocked when she was about 6 and both of their locs are the bomb. Congrats to your little one and to you for being such an awesome example :)!

Creyole's Sisterlock Exodus said...

Big thanks to you all, Baby girl has read each one of your comments, even my hubby has been poking in to read the responses. Yep, she's Daddy's Girl.

We caruso curled her hair on Monday and while many of her friends at school like her hair there is one girl who refuses to believe that her hair is not weave. I agree with Brenda, it's the old "Hater Ration!"

She's ok though because she attends a 95% black school
and many teachers there are natural. They have really
supported her these past two days but of course there were those that asked her what was she going to do when she got tired
of them? Ha, she told them the same thing they do
when they get tired of their perm. (nicely though)

That child has really been listening to my responses
to others cause that's what I tell people when they
ask me that question... LOL

Leighann, you have another big fan of your blog! Yep, baby girl!

Jena Evans said...

Very very awesome! She looks wonderful with her new baby locs...

Blessings!!!

Chocolata said...

What a beautiful, intelligent, and confident young lady! Well done Mom (and Dad).

Ree-C said...

That is a wonderful thing. Her locs are gorgeous. I know that you are a proud Mama. Nice.

Donita Gradney said...

Hi Rachel,
This is Aunt Dee. I am so proud of you! You and your hair are outstanding! You have just given me the will power to let my hair grow naturally. I believe I can do it now (be patient that is). Your mom did a great job. Get ready for me Chanda. Luv you guys.

Tawan Gradney said...

Hey Rachel this is tawan your cousin. I love ya'll and awwwwwwwwwwwwww girl I really love your hair my mom said that I can get my hair done just like yours. well I just want to know did it hurt.If it did hurt please call me Rachel.Rachel I reallllllly love your hair.

golden_08 said...

Everyone has said but I have to add my comment...she is adorable and her hair is gorgeous!!! I can't wait to see them as they mature.

Amba said...

Simply lovely!!Congratulations to your daughter. I plan to do my daughter's next month(she's three but been wanting them for the past year). All the best on her journey. She has such beautiful hair.

BlaqKofi said...

LaChanda! How absolutely wonderful. I'm so jeoulous and you are so blessed to have a daughter to share Sisterlocks with and educate about the beauty of our hair and culture. Just awesome! I am grinning ear to ear right now as if she was mine. What a beautiful thing. Give her my props and my love! Tell her I'll be tracking her progress and that I am EXTREMELY proud of her! Give dad some mad props from me too.

Stay strong, stay lifted, stay natural! - Blaqkofi

Chi-chi said...

What a beautiful young lady! I can tell that her parents are raising her to be strong and aware of her inner and outer beauty. Enjoy the journey! I'm loving mine everyday.

Peace and blessings
Chi-chi

Cammalocks said...

Your daughter's hair looks beautiful, I have a little girl whom I sisterlocked at (age 3). She's been locked over three years, it's the best thing I could have done for her. These little sisters have a quiet confidence and it's quite beautiful to see. My daughter's face appears in the first issue of the sisterlocks journal under international consultants (UK Consultants, group picture). You can also see her on www.cammalocks.co.uk God bless your daughter's journey.

funmi said...

Beautiful girl with beautiful locks!

BLACKLUVDMOM said...

how wonderful for you and your daughter. i don't think my daughter would sit for 15 hours. i did most of her hair while she was sleep. Anyway enjoy the journey....blackluvdmom

Ziggy said...

She is the cutest!!! i wish i had locked my hair at her age.

Blqberrylocz said...

What a beautiful daughter and lovely locs!! Job well done!!