Wednesday, June 20, 2007

I Did It!

The 35 hour class is over and I now hold my Braiders certification. What did I learn?? Sterilization, sterilization and sterilize even more. I was able to practice twisting locks, cornrolls and adding hair to braids. Much of which confirms what I already know how to do, but a nice refresher.

I don't really like adding hair to braids that but if I did it I'd be real careful not to put too much tension at the base of the braids which can cause hair loss. Then, one locking pattern made from twists and twisting to maintain locks.

After taking the class I'm sure that the state only really wants to make a little change off of us folks to do what we know how to do with our own hair and most importantly the prevention of spreading infectious diseases.


I'm happy and now I can feel good about maintaining locks and also starting new heads. My goal is only four to five people a month. What a nice hobby to do something I like. I'm now well on my way to officially and state certified maintaining and installing tool assisted locks and braids.

Thanks again everyone for your support and encouragement! Posted by Picasa

36 comments:

brunsli said...

Congratulations!!

jwestlyn3@aol.com said...

congratulations!
I've been searching the web since 7pm trying to figure out what to do to my hair. I've been natural for 2yrs and 9 months, and I am scheduled to throw in the towel (get a perm) @ 11:30am today. Looking at sisterlocks, i've considered cancelling my appointment, but from what i've heard they are really expensive. I am a stay home mom and have afforded to get my hair professionally done (pressed) maybe twice in the past two years.I have two daughters ( 2& 6mo), and really want to set an example to teach them how to be proud of their glory(I love your daughter's confidence in her natural beauty), but I find it hard to do that myself. I am ashamed to admit that most of the time I am so embarrassed and just fed up with my "natural hair", I have and still do avoid taking pictures with my beautiful new babies. In a last attempt to press on, I would like to know when you will start doing locks that are similar to SL, and around how much you will charge. My hair is very thick, and maybe just above my shoulders. Sorry, but i am too sleepy to proof read. Once again congrats on your accomplishment.

Cluizel said...

Congrats!

naadii salaam said...

kudos to you creyole! and a hearty congratulations! i am so glad to hear that your certification class really preached the doctrine of sterilization because i don't think that most people are aware of how easily infectious diseases can be spread nor their effect on a head full of locs. i wish you the best with your new hobby! you go girl!

Ro~ said...

Way to go & Congratulations!!

Tra said...

Congrats sis!

Ma'at Ka said...

Congratulations!

You should be very proud. If you should run into any tricky situations or you just need a few tips on the tricks of the trade I'm your girl.

Peace Ma'at Ka

Chosen Vessel said...

CONGRATULATIONS SIS!!!!! You are going to be awesome!!!!

muslimahlocs said...

ok, the certificate looks nice and all but it is hard to focus on it since your hair looks so fabulous. congratulations!

Mel said...

Congratulations!

Goodnapps said...

Congratulations indeed!

Love the updo!

KDL said...

Congratulations!!!

Your SDA Sister,
Katika

Quietspirit said...

Congratulations!

Cashana said...

Congratulations!

Naturally Sophia said...

Congrats!

Meikmeika said...

Congratulations!!!!!!

still waters said...

Hey Creyole

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

I am with muslimahlocs and in addition to the hair those arms are looking 'well' toned(: Gwaan chu mi fren

one love still

Locksuluv Hair Affair said...

Congrats..You made me very proud for doing something you have a passion for. If only each one of us could do what we desired to do and get pd for it..You have to share the tips that you can with us. Again Congrats.

Naturalist1 said...

Congratulations.

Carmen In NC said...

I know I'm supposed to be looking at the certificate (CONGRATULATIONS) - but I got inspiration from the muscle tone of your arm. I'm going walking!

Aya said...

So happy for you!! Congratulations.

~jaiDalon~ said...

Congrats to you! It's always a nice feeling to get closer to your goals. It was cool going through the whole thought process with you then seeing your dream manifest itself into your reality. Nicely done.

Creyole said...

Too all of my beautiful sisters....again, thank you so much for all of your support and well wishes. I am having a ball and enjoying playing in locks.

Additionally, to all of you who noticed my muscle tone I was shocked as well when I saw the pic Roux took! I thought to myself.. all my hard work with those bands in class are finally paying off.

sunsail said...

congrats, creyole!! :)

dstdiva said...

Congrats

And yes, the hard work has payed off, ur arms look great!

Maryee said...

Congrats Creyole!!!

Jenn Jenn said...

I am soo happy for you... Congrats mama !!!!!

n'Drea said...

Congratulations! I'm proud of you :)

Detra said...

Congrats Gurlfriend! I'm so motivated by your determination to get things done!

Chocolocs said...

Creole, Congratulations on your accomplishment. BUT I'd like to ask about your hair!!!

It looks great! How did you do it??

Sisterlock Adoration said...

Yeaaaaaa! Congrats!

MsJamison2U said...

Congratulations, I am moving back South soon. I will be in North Louisiana -- about 31/2 hours from DFW. Hope 2 C U soon.

Creyole said...

Thanks againg everyone, I can't tell you how much your supports means to me!

Chocolocs, girl I usedthe grey perm rod rollers to get the curl then I just pulled them up and held them in place using my brusli tie. Easy huh!

Sisterlock Adoration, we've been missing you at the past gatherings, hope to see you in August!

MsJamison2U, Come on home, will you be back for our August gathering?

Bygbaby said...

I am late but congrats!!!!!! Now when I come to TX, can you hook me up with some cornrows?

Bygbaby

Creyole said...

Hey there! you shooooo can! And trust, thats a high honor cause I don't do other men! It's all good for you!

Cheleski aka KnottyAuthor Kicken The Truth said...

hey there! are you doing anything with it this days? yeh, the state be 'trippin' sterilization is about all you learn! ha! Even if you get a natural braiders/stylist license. it's a bunch of crap, but makes you legal and read to go!! and definitely congratulations