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?

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

What Happened to my bloglist?!?

Soooo my entire blog list has disappeared from my blog somehow. What the heck. I was looking into a new template and playing around with it but I didn't apply or save anything. Now I'm looking on my page and my entire blog list is gone. Does anyone know what happened or how to get it back. Will I have to create it all over again? Sadly aside from a handful of blogs that I frequent and who frequently update I don't remember all that I had on the list. Help!