NaturalistOne's Hair Journey

My last perm was February 04 and I started Sisterlocks August 9, 2005. So far it has been great and I am looking forward to nice, healthy, thick Sisterlocks.

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Location: Windy City, Illinois, United States

I'm a legal secretary working downtown Chicago. I am a newlywed with four kids. I am in the process of starting my business up again "PURSEnalities." I will have website up soon. I am a member of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. and Order of Eastern Star, Ida Chapter #546, Modern Free & Accepted Mason.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Vegas will have to wait

Unfortunately, I will not be going to Vegas. My DH has some health issues and it doesn't make sense to go and he is not 100%. So we decided to go some time next year, which I am cool with so we can work on getting him well.

My No. 1 priority is getting him well so Vegas will still be there next year.:) Thanks everyone for your input.

So I took Door #1 - I went on a MAD AND CRAZY SHOPPING SPREE, lol.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

What the !#$#%@!

Yesterday I was running my fingers through my hair, which I do daily, lol, and I came across a broken loc. I almost passed out, lol. I don't know what happened. When I went home, I tried to look for it. I wonder what caused that to happened. I have for the most part been wearing my hair freestyle. I haven't been maniupating my hair at all. Hopefully, I will not have any more broken locs.

Other than that, my hair is doing pretty good. I've bee SLd for 13 months. Two years can't get here fast enough.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

My Son's B-Day

Today is my son's (Receo) 15th birthday. Wow, how time flies. Just seems like yesterday that I gave birth to him. He is so happy that he can pick me up, his hands are bigger than mines and he can't wait til he is taller than me. I told him "That's ok, I can still knock you out if I have too, I don't care how strong or tall you get," lol. Anyway, I am very proud of him and I am enjoying every moment with him cause I know that he will be leaving soon.

No matter what he will alway be my baby bull.

Monday, September 18, 2006


Hello Everyone:

Today I am celebrating my 38th birthday. Whoa, how time flies, lol. Here is a pic of me dollied up. I rarely wear make-up. I'm a straight up tomboy, lol. My husband gave me two choices for my b-day: Door No. 1 - shopping spree or Door #2 - Trip to Vegas. This was hard for me to decide, lol. So I picked Vegas. So we are going the weekend of Oct. 13. I'm so excited, I never been to Vegas so my husband is letting me pick the hotel of my choice. Even though I picked Vegas I'm gonna still do some shopping, lol. There so many beautiful hotels I don't know which one to pick. Any suggestions?

Saturday, September 09, 2006

My Daddy

I just wanted to post and talk about my daddy because he's been constant on my mind. This picture was taken on my 18th birthday, September 18, 1986. My dad past away last year March 7, 2005. I miss him dearly. My father was a GREAT MAN. He was a wonderful father, husband and entrepenuer. My father was very successful. When things were against him when it came to providing for his family he stepped out on faith and in 1982 open his own video business (remember "BETA" movies, lol). Within two years my father opened up seven stores in the Chicagoland/Suburban area. Not only I looked up to my dad, but my friends did as well. My father was EVERYBODY'S father. One thing, I admired about my father was helping people. He was a humble and caring man. He helped so many people. To this day, I run into alot of people and they tell me how my faher helped them get a job, got them off the streets, etc. It made me feel proud. I thank God for having such a wonderful man raise, nuture and make me the woman I am today. I started my own business a couple of years ago and since my father's passing, I stopped. I'm taking classes to re-start and further my business because I know that's what my father would want me to do, but it is hard to have someone that has been in your life for 37 years and they are no longer there but I know that I will see my father again. My father died of kidney failure. He was on dialysis for 20 years. The life expectancy is 5-10 years. My father was rare to last that long and I'm very thankful. Two things my father wanted to witness was me getting married (my father past away 3 months prior to my wedding, but he gave his blessings) and see my son (his namesake) graduate but I know he was looking down and smiling. One song that reminds me of my dad is the song "Daddy" by Beyonce. It really helps me alot to be blessed to have had a wonderful man in my life. There is no one else like my Daddy.

My Hair Retigthen Yesterday

Yesterday I went to get my hair retighten and for my consultant to see if I was retightening my hair correctly. There were a few that she came across that the pattern was wrong but it wasn't alot. She says I'm doing pretty good. I am having sort of a difficult time retightening the front part. Somehow I can't tighten it to the scalp. The back of my hair I tighten real good but the front is always loose.

So I went to my consultant and she did the front and the back in 4 hours and I have 560 locs. Until I get better at tighten my hair in the front I will be going back to her to work on the front. After my consultant was done, I defintely saw alot of length in my hair. I like my hair when it is retighten. I"m anxious to see how long my hair will be when I have my appt. in Oct.

BTW: Today I have been SL for 13 months:)