Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Giving credit to all Kitchenticians!!

2001 Braiding hair in Colorado

2004 loc maintenance in The Bronx, NY

2010 Loc Maintenance in NYC

2010 Loc Maintenance Chicago, IL

I started braiding hair seriously 17yrs ago in college trying to make some extra money, but I've been braiding hair since I was 6 yrs old living in Allentown, PA...braiding my neighbor/friend's hair.  Now I do natural hair designs for the LOVE of it :) So far, I've done hair in the following states and I still have clientèle in these states: NYC, COLORADO, MARYLAND, MICHIGAN, ILLINOIS and more to goal is to have clients in every state I travel to.
What people fail to understand is that braiding and locking are an art form that is not taught at a cosmetology school. We pick it up from playing with Barbie dolls/Cabbage Patch dolls and family members.
For the life of me I can not understand why a person would rather pay a stylist more money just because they're in an establishment for the same services you get at a home location. It shouldn't matter where you get your hair done, as long as you're satisfied with the service and it's done professionally. (I am referring to natural styles. Nothing that has to do with any chemicals being applied to the hair follicle).

Another thing....what is it with the infamous "hook-up"?? Everyone is always looking for a hook-up but when they go to an establishment, they pay full price! Why is that? I understand that times are hard but don't you think times are hard for all of us and we're just trying to make ends meet like you why would you try to con us out of the full price we ask for to get a deal?

To all my kitchenticians I applaud you!!! We put up with way more in the home than at a shop and we're overworked and under appreciated. So this is my way of saying...KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! 

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


A few days after interlocking my roots, I decided to braid my locs for the crinkle look...

I love my RED HOT BRAID OUT!! :) 

Monday, May 24, 2010

Bantu LocHeart

I finished interlocking my mannequin's entire head so that I can style her up into some loc styles or when I don't feel like trying something on myself...I can use her :) Here's her first locked style...comments welcomed :)

Amazon Natural Essentials - product review

Flaxy Curl Leave in moisturizing conditioner w/flax seed oil
Organic Styling Gel

I absolutely LOVE these products.
They're made by the salon where I went to take my Loc class Amazon Salon 5548 State St. Chicago, IL

Flaxy Curl is great as a moisturizer and for braid out styles as well as curls. It leaves your hair feeling spongy and hair loves it!!!
 Organic Styling gel is great for retwist or maintenance and it doesn't leave your hair greasy or feeling heavy.

Try it for yourself...I know you'll love the results :)

Peace and Blessings!!

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Friday, May 21, 2010

5/19/10 New color and Interlocked locs


I decided to dye my hair once again and this time, instead of twisting my new growth I decided to interlock my new growth. I tell you, if you don't have the patience to sit there and deal with your hair as if you're adding micro braids to your hair, ask someone to help or go to a loctician.

This is what my locs looked like before I dyed it.

This is what my hair looked like after I lightened it with a powdered bleach

This is what my hair looked like after I dyed it. 


I can honestly say that it took longer than just retwisting my roots after washing, but it was definitely worth it because now I don't have to touch up my hair for about 6 to 8 weeks unless I choose to.

Interlocking has become my favorite way to deal with my new growth. Yes it takes more time but the results are worth it :)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Friday, May 7, 2010

May Curls results

Here are 2 styles that I did with my curls so far :)

Flat twist with Curls

Curls pushed back with a head band

Curly Ponytail :)

Monday, May 3, 2010

May 3, 2010 Loc Treatment

May 3, 2010 Hair Treatment

I shampooed my hair with Neutralizing shampoo 2 times, then shampooed with Jamaican Mango and Lime Tingle Shampoo.
Here is a picture of the shampoos used in this treatment:

I rinsed my hair with an ACV rinse; 1/2 cup of ACV 2 cups of water (poured through my locs twice)
Apple Cider Vinegar:

I then applied a mix of oils as a hot oil treatment: rosemary, coconut, eucalyptus, and pure olive oil. Heated for 15 seconds in the microwave then applied to my locs for about an hour under a conditioning cap.

Once I rinsed out the oil treatment, I then shampooed with BioInfusion Olive Oil Conitioning Shampoo. (see shampoo pic above)

I applied Jamaican Mango and Lime Cactus Oil Serum to my scalp. Then I twisted my new growth with Jamaican Mango and Lime Resistant formula Locking Gel and not the locking wax because I decided to curl my locs with foam rollers.

Stay tuned for pics of my May Curls :)


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