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My Sisterlocks Journey – A Look At The Past 9 Months

By Terez Howard

In a recent post, I talked about my Sisterlocks’ growth and how it’s difficult to see the changes my natural hair is making.  You don’t know how much your hair is changing until you see photos of yourself side-by-side.  Check this out!

A texture shot of my hair before Sisterlocks

My starter locs

What my Sisterlocks looked like on Day 2 of my Sisterlocks journey

One of my first braid-outs in November 2010

After my second retightening on Jan. 16, 2011 with nearly 3-month-old Sisterlocks

Another of that second retightening

The next 6 photos show my Sisterlocks after retightenings.

4-month-old Sisterlocks, Feb. 22, 2010

 

5-month-old Sisterlocks, March 16, 2011

6-month-old Sisterlocks, April 22, 2010

7-month-old Sisterlocks, May 19, 2010

8-month-old Sisterlocks, June 22, 2010

9 month Sisterlocks

9-month-old Sisterlocks, July 27, 2011

 

The progress with my texture and length has been amazing!

Day 2 with Sisterlocks

5-month-old Sisterlocks

6-month-old Sisterlocks

sisterlocks journey

8-month-old Sisterlocks

Terez's Sisterlocks

My Sisterlocks today

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