Thursday, 31 July 2008


In the mean time N1 was doing the smart thing and continued her research (you can never do too much of this children!), while the months rolled by. N1 grew inpatient and checked the Sisterlock register again and picked two ladies that lived in the same area (the closest to where she lived). One was 'Certified' and the other was a 'Trainee'.

She called the 'Certified' consultant and was told to come down and have a look at her photo album and ask any questions (for no fee) & then if N1 was interested she can decide what steps to take there after. N1 and the CC agreed a day she could pop in.

When she put the phone down, N1 called the TC and hoped she might be able to go in and have an informal visit also whilst she was in the area. (This made a lot of sense to N1 as they both consultants lived fairly close by). Only the conversation didn't quite go as N1 had expected. It went something like this...

'Sorry, can I stop you there....we don't do things like that..' N1 replied something like what' am sorry I don't understand' She asked for N1's name and N1 gave it, then she asked what the consultant's name was that N1 had arranged to see and N1 gave her the name..(N1 supplied all information requested as she didn't have a game plan!!)

To cut a long story short, the TC said she was unable to see N1 anyway as she was out that particular day. When N1 put the phone down she felt like she had just been told off by a head teacher. However because N1 is a positive little girl, she dusted herself off and looked forward to seeing the CC on the agreed date.

End of part 2, stayed tuned for part 3.

Wednesday, 30 July 2008


I am going to tell you an on going story.

Once upon a time, there was this little girl named N1 who once had a head full of lovely traditional locks, she got fed up with them one day and cut everything off until she was practically bald!

Then one day almost a year to the day, she decided she was going to start growing her hair again and thus began her search for the ideal hair option that would suit her lifestyle.

This little girl was determined that nothing was going to stop her. She used the Internet to do her research and she came across the 'Sisterlocks' website. It was then that she realised exactly what she wanted, locks only this time, so tiny that her hair would be more versatile. This was expensive but she soon realised that it was worth every penny!

So she accessed the website and contacted a 'Certified Consultant' by email and even added a photograph of her short blond hair. The reply arrived the following day with a lovely little message regarding her photograph but unfortunately she was fully booked until the end of the year.

This little boys and girls did not put little N1 off she replied and said 'no problem, my hair is still short and by the end of the year my hair would have grown a bit more'. N1 then received another prompt reply that said she would be contacted nearer the time, but in the mean time 'look after yourself on the inside and the outside would take care of its self. (or words to that effect!)........

End of part 1 stay tuned for part 2.....

Wednesday, 23 July 2008


Well people, I managed to colour & wash my hair this morning without a hitch! (hard to believe I coloured it....people grey hair is so stubborn! I started going grey since the age of 16!!) HAS ANYONE OUT THERE ANY REMEDIES FOR COLOURING GREY HAIR.........PLEASE????
It's been 15 days without washing and I managed not to have issues with that. I found that the less junk in the hair and scalp the less likely it is to itch. I spray water with a few drops of Tea Tree oil and that does the trick for me on a daily basis.
Even though there are only 4 sample locks in my hair, I braided the four together and used an elastic band to hold them together. I left the locks 'as is' till I was certain it was dry.....then 'hey presto!'

Saturday, 19 July 2008


Yep that's right! I cant believe it either....but its for a good cause.

You see ladies and gentleman, I applied to go on a game show back in April and exactly 8 days to the day I was going to have my locks installed, I get this phone call from one of the game shows researcher.......'would you be able to come for an audition on Friday the 25th?' Well that took all of two seconds to decide...1st second was to process the date and the 2nd was to realise it was the day of my installation....the decision way easy my online was a toss between a chance of winning an incredible amount of money (top cash amount won so far on the show is well over £100,000...roughly around $60-70,000 us dollars) and doing my hair (which BTW has been moved another 6 weeks down the line to the 2nd and 3rd of September).

I have been walking on cloud 9 for the last 48 hours and thanking God with every breath I take.

My next goal is to get selected for the show itself. All prayers and positive affirmations are very welcome.

My daughter is going to University at the end of September and she is going to need all the assistance she can get financially so she can concentrate on her studies! It would also mean I can pay off all my debts and (this goes without saying) I wont have to worry and fret over how much my hair is going to cost to install and be maintained. Oh sweet sweet Jesus........I thank you!!

Tuesday, 15 July 2008


Yesterday I was thinking about calling my consultant just to confirm how much and how she would like to get paid. I didn't actually get round to doing this but surprisingly enough, I did receive a call from her in the early evening.

Turns out she is moving and so wont be able to do my hair until late September (she didn't want to do this as she knew how much I've been looking forward to my sitting next week!), so she has recommended the next best person.

I have spoken to Consultant #2 and we are all set for the same day. As per usual, I am looking forward to the day and know everything will be fine.
There is a reason for all changes that takes place in our life' always very optimistic about fact I get quite excited about it all.

Tuesday, 8 July 2008


The weather was horrendous yesterday, with bad weather comes traffic!

As I was about to leave work (One & half hours early), I received a phone call....someone requesting printed drawings that urgently needed mailing out. (by now I was screaming in my head...'Homer Simpson' style). I thought 'no.......calm down there is a reason for this.....I am being delayed for a purpose'. I managed to get out 15 minutes later and headed straight into traffic on the motorway. A 4x4 was over turned and was holding up the traffic on both sides!

Anyway an hour & a half later I arrived at my consultants full of apologies for being so late. (The way I'd planned it, I was going to be mega early!!!).

I must have sat in that chair for all of 2 minutes and that was it.....she'd installed 4 baby ones! (She is so filling me with confidence right is hoping and praying!).

We confirm my installation date (16 days to go folks!) and I was out of her home in a shake of a lambs tail.

I got home and I got my son to take snap shots.......(had to drag the poor boy out of bed....only 5 minutes).

When I managed to get into bed, did I sleep right away? No, I started looking at the pictures on the camera over and over. Eventually I put it down and slept. What was I dreaming about.........yep you guessed locks.

My hair is so thick that when I touch the locked area, it feels like my hair has been shaved off! Anyway as you already know, am no stranger to extremely short BRING IT ON!!

Monday, 7 July 2008


Yey! Today is the day for my 'sample locks' installation. I just can't watch this space!

Tuesday, 1 July 2008


As my hair has reached the length I most detest, I refuse to wear it any other way other than with an Alice band, a scarf, head band or hats....never a TWA.......just doesn't look me, I look like a geek on speed (no offence to you geeks out there).


These pictures were taken more recently......yesterday to be more precise! Not bad for 4 months growth.



Here I decided I looked better with a little length at the top. To be honest I preferred this length, and so basically for the past year this is the way I have worn my short hair. Again last night my 18 year old daughter goes ' oh mommy, I wish you'd keep your hair this short, it really suites you'.....'thank you' I said 'it's time to move on from there'.


Here I am with the shortest I have ever had my hair.....(last night my 14 year old son finally confessed he didnt like my hair this short.....aah bless ).