Sunday, April 26, 2015

7 years

Its been 7 years and my locks are still going strong. I have cut off all the color and they are healthy. I Think I'm in the place where many lockers get to at this point. Do I cut my locks and do something new or do I continue on with my journey? We will see in the months to come either way its been an incredible journey.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Don't Call it a Come BAck!

Hey All. I'm been a while since I've broken out the ole blog but I'm still here.

As for my locks they are going through some major changes. I have been experiencing some serious breakage and unraveling within the past year and a half that no matter what I have done including switching back to the sisterlock starter shampoo has done nothing to help. Its due to a combination of color damage and soft ends from conditioning my locks and using moisturizing shampoos in an effort to keep my colored hair moisturized enough so that it would break. To top it off I went about 6 weeks without a reti recently because my tool got lost and I didn't feel like paying the ridiculous price to get it replaced from the home office and it took me a while to find a consultant in my city.

What to watch out for ladies.... trainees and consultants that never even ask you what your pattern is before they attempt to start doing your hair, especially if you maintain your hair yourself. I found that a lot where I am and even though they "say" they are doing your pattern watch them. I had two consultants do the wrong pattern in my hair after I told them what my pattern was. The first time i didn't realize it until they were basically done because I was facing away from the mirror and with the second person I noticed right away because I was watching them like a hawk. This wouldn't be a big deal except I don't plan on going to them continuously and when I go back to retightening my hair and do a different pattern it will cause areas of weakness in my locks from the continuous switching of patterns.

I'm still loving my locks but I feel like its been the same length for the last year and a half due to all the breakage. I have also been clipping my ends every couple of months to try and keep them even. That does seem to help with the shedding for a little. Good news is all the color I had in my hair is almost gone so it should be smooth sailing within a few months if I keep clipping it.

Pictures to follow...

Saturday, October 27, 2012



Hey everyone, Hurricane Sandy Hit Jamaica a couple of days ago and almost completely destroyed the small town I am from. A lot of my family members and close friends have lost everything with this storm, their houses have been completely blown down or flooded and some were seriously injured. The roof of the school in the district was completely blown off and the local markets destroyed.

There is now No Running water, No Electricity, their farms have been destroyed, the beach they fished from has been destroyed by large boulders that washed up during the storm so they have very little food. There has been an increase of mosquitos and sand flies due to the lingering water which is leading to an increase incidence of Dengue Fever according to the Jamaican Ministry of Health.

This is an extremely underserved community in a rural area and these people have nothing left and no means of rebuilding. I know this is a rough time for most people but I am asking if any of you or your friends/family members will join me in the effort of helping this community by providing disaster relief.

We are collecting monetary donations to help meet some of their immediate needs and material donations in the form of nonperishable food, clothing, sheets, first aid supplies, shoes, diapers etc. anything you are willing to give is much appreciated.

You can go to this website  to donate or donate directly from paypal to or inbox me if you have material goods you would like to donate and I’ll give you more information, every little bit helps. Thanks so much


Saturday, March 3, 2012

3 year old locks!

Tomorrow marks my 3 year lockversary! Yay! its surely has been a journey and even theough all the ups and downs I'm still in love with my locks. I'll be sure to post some updated pictures soon. ;-)

Monday, January 9, 2012

holiday pictures

In these pictures I wanted
to do something new so
I did an updo with twist on the side
and before it fell I had a hump in the
front and I added a deep wave ponytail
for that extra something. I loved
it because it was new and classy and

it still showcased my locks and the
awesome diverisity the SLs provide!

For Christmas day I did a simple braid out in which the ends were curled. These pics were taken towards the end of the day when the curls pretty much fell but the braidout lasted for a few days.

LOok what the cat dragged in

Hey All Its been a looong time I know. Life has a way of sweeping you off your feet and carrying you into uncharted territories for months before you even realize you've left your business as usual day and mindset. All that being said things are going really well on my end, I am in the clinical portion of my Chiropractic education soooo if any of you are in need of a chiropractor and in the Florida area hit me up I would love to be your student intern ;-)!

On the sisterlock front I have news..... I CUT MY LOCKS! DUN DUN DUNNNNNN.....

Just kidding LOL but they have been going through some serious changes which have made me wonder if I should cut them.. short, not off to get rid of all my color and just start over with my uncolored new growth. The problem is that my hair has never done well with chemicals, be it relaxers or color ( especially color) this is the same problem I faced when I was a loose natural and colored my hair I loved it and then months later my hair started freaking out and breaking off at an alarming rate which is whats happening with my locks. ( I should have known better right?!?) Its growing really well but my colored end are breaking despite efforts of deep conditioning and things of that nature which just aid in my hair becoming very soft and unlocking. Decisions decisions...

I am still very much in love with my locks though, more so now than ever. My grid is still intact almost 3 years later ( a testament to the absolutely amazing job my initial consultant, Claire Greene did, and the ease of DYI after taking the reti class) They are at an awesome length, I wear my hair out quite often now and I don't curl it much these days either but when I do curl it or put it in a updo it looks great. It has so much bounce and it never looks dry so aside from the color breakage issue My hair is doing wonderfully. I'll post a few pictures of some styles I wore for a holiday party I went to and some comparison shots a little later.

I've also been considering becoming a consultant myself.... Hmm what do you guys think?

Friday, July 15, 2011

Still here

Hey all, First I'd like to say big thanks to Gigglz for the creative page shout out I haven't had a chance to post it but I will. Life has been so busy I have not had a lot of time to post but I have still have been following many of my fav blogs.

On the SL front my locks are doing very well. They have gotten a really nice length to them. I saw my reflection in a hallway mirror one day and I was surprised at how long they had gotten without me noticing. Now when I curl them it gives it a great bounce. Below are pictures of the first spiral set I did, it came out great I left it in the big spirals for about two days, it would have lasted three but it got wet in the rain so on the third day I separated it and it gave a great full curly look which i wore for the rest of the weak. Now its just a slight crinkle in them but still looks nice.

As for the integrity of my locks some of my front locks have broken off midway and I must admit that its most;y my fault. Mainly because I have had the build up issue in the past I would rub and scratch my lock to try and get it out that way ( instead of squeezing them while washing) and it began to slowly damage the lock strand by strand until there was a thin spot where the buildup use to be, two broke and I cut the other two so they wouldn't break.

Products: Since I used a lift and have colored my looks I needed something that would replace some of the moisture in my locks and the sisterlock products which are designed to make your locks rough to promote locking were not cutting it, well mainly the shampoo. So I went to a consultant down here, ( Finally found one that works really fast and does quality work) suggested I use design essentials color system and their leave-in conditioning spray. I was apprehensive at first but let me tell you. First off both products smell fantastic! Next the shampoo cleanses my hair and scalp very well without drying it out and the leave in condition has to be heat activated meaning I spray it on damp or dry hair and blow dry my hair for about 3-5 mins to activate it and it leaves m hair feeling so incredibly soft its amazing. Although my hair feels soft I have not noticed any of my locks softening to the point where the unravel or begin to unlock. Best part of all... neither product leaves me with BUILD-UP!! Which those of you who have been following me know has been a problem of mine on and off since I started my locks. THIS PRODUCT IS AMAZING!!!! I've been using it since April and still no build-up, no unraveling, no dry brittle locks. YAY!

My routine these days in: Wash with Design Essentials color shampoo and Sisterlocks Moisture Treatment as my conditioner. once a week-2weeks depending. I believe this is still the best rinse out conditioner out there for sisterlocks it always leaves my locks feeling great, but if I don't wash it out completely it does leave build-up. Then I'll do a DE leave in conditioner spritz about 3-4 days after that just to moisten and soften my locks in between washes. Rarely do I spritz with water and EO mix in the mornings anymore simply because I've been doing roller sets or braidouts and the water would cause them to falls and I try and make them last at least a week. I do do it before I set my hair though.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Totally missed my 2 year Anniversary!!!!

Wohooo Its been two years since I've been Sisterlocked and I'm still loving my locks, lets take a look back shall we!

Spicy Locks!

Monday, February 28, 2011

I Choose....

Oh my oh my, Hello there fellow lockers!! I come today with a cheery spirit and a renewed sense of peace. It's been a long time since I've felt this good about life and the greatest part is, its not really due to anything. These last few months for me "haven't been no crystal stairs" let me tell you. But as I sit here on this last day of February I'm reminded that I have so much to be thankful for and so in this moment of serenity I choose joy, I choose happiness, I choose peace, I choose adventure, I choose romance, I choose to love and I choose to live. Stuck and stifling in a world filled with death and sorrow I choose to live. And live I shall!

My Redemption from sorrow has brought me into a state of Renewed, joy, faith, life and love!

Blessings all...
Redemption Empress Kay Exquisite.

Monday, January 17, 2011


This weekend was interesting... A friend of mine suddenly died while taking the physical portion of a police academy test. Then Sunday another friend informed me that their grandmother had passed that day only a few hours before. It made me stop and really really evaluate life. Is it even worth it to make plans? I mean really... the word says "man makes plans and God laughs at them" (paraphrased but you get what I'm saying) If He is the only one that knows and directs or future should we even plan for it? I mean your whole life could change in a instant, your thought process, goals, reasons for going on... all of it could be drastically altered by one decision or by one unchangeable moment in time. Then what?

Sometimes I wonder why death can be so incomprehensible. Its truly hard for me to understand how someone can be here one minute and then cease to exist the next. All that's left of them becomes a memory until you have to sometimes wonder if they ever really existed or were they and the way you really felt about them all just a figment of your imagination.

Sunday, January 9, 2011


This is the style I did for a Christmas party and a wedding I went to. For the Christmas party I wore it as is in the pictures and for the wedding I did tiny bantu knots and connected them together where the loose hair is on the side and left the bang out. I didn't take any close ups of it then though. It was a simple twist back with bigger twist in the back. I didn't want my hair sticking straight up so that's why I pinned it to the side.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Thousands of birds falling dead out of the sky....Hundreds of thousands of fish dead?!?

I'm sure you all are up to date by now about the freaky occurrences of the US that are now spreading to other parts of the world. For those who have not heard yet, on New Years eve thousands of birds started falling dead out of the sky in Beebe, Arkansas. Many folks of the small Town awoke only to find their lawns and streets covers with dead birds.

A few days before over 100,000 Fish washed up dead in Arkansas.

Then on Monday More dead birds began to fall in Louisiana. It brought the number to over 5,000 birds. Then today the news has reported that on Tuesday over 500 Black birds fell dead in Sweden.
Crazy right? The craziest thing is all the birds seeming have all died from the same thing, some sort of blunt trauma. They all have massive damages to their eaks, wings, liver and heart as if they collided with something midair or that something hit them.

I want to know, What do you all think is going on?