Sisterhood of Natural Hair is beginning to feature a variety of amazing women in our new blog who are fashionistas, naturalistas, entrepreneurs, bloggers, philanthropists, etc. The first amazing women spotlight is featuring The Sisterlocked Diva. A blogger who talks about the world of natural hair, beauty, fashion, life, and of course, sisterlocks!
Natural Hair Journey...
I had been very interested in going natural and started watching YouTube videos to get inspiration and information. I was also meeting people with natural hair and I just thought natural hair was so beautiful.
I finally decided to go back to natural and started with transitioning but I got tired of braiding and having to deal with two different textures. One day I woke up and did the big chop. I literally took scissors and cut off all my hair. I wore a TWA for a while and liked it very much.
However, the first time I saw sisterlocks I fell in love with them. My first sisterlock journey started in October 2011 but experience was rushed and ended shortly after it began. Thus, lead me to thoroughly do research and search for my ideal locking consultant. I started my official journey in May 2012!
I am totally pleased with my decision. I love the way they look and how much my hair has grown over this short period of time.
Advice from The Sisterlocked Diva to someone considering going natural...
I would tell them look at pictures for inspiration and watch YouTube videos. Also, your family and friends may discourage you but don’t let that stop you because natural hair is a very healthy lifestyle for your hair.
Tips she shared with us for maintaining healthy sisterlocks/natural hair...
Less is more! Keep it simple. Make sure you buy good conditioner, shampoo, oils, etc. Coming up with a wash cycle and sticking to it can help your hair. Specifically for my sisterlocks I use water and a sisterlock shampoo to cleanse them. Drinking water, exercising, occasional misting can help your hair stay moist.
How the concept The Sisterlocked Diva came about...
Women always asked me about my hair, trying to figure out what type of hairstyle it is. They asked me questions like “are those mini twist/braids?” “are you dreading your hair?” Therefore I decided to right my first blog discussing sisterlocks.
Benefits women will receive if they subscribe to your blog...
My blog provides information and inspiration to natural women all over the world but mainly focuses on locs and sisterlocks.
The Sisterlocked Diva first event for INHMD
Sisterhood of Natural Hair had the opportunity to vend their headbands at her first show this past week for International Hair Meetup Day (INHMD). We happen to catch a video of the Sistelocked Diva performing a poem she wrote titled “Addiction” where she talks about her addiction to the creamy crack (perms) Video Below:
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With sisterly love,
Sarah Nasembwa Mukibi