Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Happy 9th Year Anniversary to Me!

Happy 9th year Sisterlock Anniversary to me!  Treated myself to color and...,,.I think Amber is my new Black! Shout out to my 18 year old daughter, Rachel Dupard for pushing me outside my comfort zone and my SL Sister, Karen Key Dunlap for walking me through the tone down! ������



Friday, May 09, 2014

Countdown to 9 Years - May 27th

Countdown to 9 years on May 27th of being naturally Sisterlocked!  These are pics of my journey before and after along with the tools I use to retighten my hair every 5-6 weeks!  Yes, it's all 100% my natural grown hair!



SUPA CrossFit & Sisterlocks

I do not have one regret about going with Sisterlocks.  Exercise is a huge part of my lifestyle and Sisterlocks fit right in. �� Nine years strong at the end of this month.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

My Son & Locks

Pictured here with my 19 yr old son after a nice gym workout and I can't convince him to lock his hair on a trial basis while in college! Baaaa humbug!

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Natural Friends

My friend and I of 25+ years met up at ESSENCE Festival with our families and took this cute pic at the "My Black is Beautiful" booth.

Our daughters are both 14 and they have never had relaxers. They love sporting their natural hair and locks just as much as we do.

We celebrate ourselves!!!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

5th Year Lock Birthday



Hi Everyone,
Long time, no post! What can I say other than life is very fruitful and priorities change from day to day, especially with two teenagers. Today I'm posting because my babies are now 5 years old and we've come a long way from the beginning. Some of you remember all of my challenges/drama at installation and Praise God...it all worked out! (Thanks to everyone's support during that time)

My Top 10 List of "Why I LOVE and I'm THANKFUL for my SISTERLOCKS!"

1. Carefree Life Style, yesss baby! I love Free styling!
2. I can still look beautiful without all the fuss!
2. Makes for a life of pure freedom from chemicals and sooo many products!
3. When traveling, I don't have to worry about frizz, curls or styles!
4. When going to the gym, five days a week, I can sweat, wash and go!
5. People stop me to inquire about my locks and I educate them on natural hair!
6. Me and my locks have converted SIX family members!
7. I've met some beautiful Locked Sisters, we've connected and formed forever friendships! (Shout out to all my DFW Girls!)
8. Carol's Daughter products makes my locks healthy, happy and fragrant!
9. I love using the Nappy Lock Tool to maintain my locks!
10. My Locks are 100% all mine, no extentions, no extentions, no extentions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





My Gym Style



This is how I wear my locks when working out at the gym. I love to eat so I "must" love to workout. We can't live to eat we must eat to live! ~Especially when you at 40+... LOL!

Nothing special for the gym, just trying to keep my thick locks out of my face.



Thursday, July 02, 2009

2009 ESSENCE Festival

Me and my sister at the 2009 ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans, LA. Yes, she is my sister that I locked several years ago and due to unresolved medical issues she had to cut all of her locks. Mercy!!! That's another post in itself, she was not happy about having to cut her locks but she still maintains natural hair by wearing a short natural. She is still very beautiful!!!

We had a very good time in New Orleans and natural hair still rules. Carol's Daughter had a special store set up in the French Quarters just duing ESSENCE Festival and our group of 20+ must have spent two hours hanging out with the store employees and buying all kinds of hair products. Our husbands could not believe we hung out that long in one store...LOL! Carol's Daughter is the best, one of my cousins won a basket of products so those two hours were well worth it!!!

Given all of the excitement, laughter and entertainment, I think we'll have to do the ESSENCE Festival as a yearly event!
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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Merry Christmas
























Merry Christmas to all of my blog family! I've been away too long and thought I'd post a little pic of my locks. It's been three years and I'm still loving them!!! I'll be back soon to update you all on me and Praline .

All is well and life is funny because you go through different stages at different points of your life. Right now, Beignet and I have lots of energy flowing to keep up with two teenagers! And guess what???? We are living on total prayer because the world is waiting to gobble up our youth and we refuse to give in and be lazy parents. I'll save the rest of this story for another day.... LOL!!

I'll just leave you all with have a safe and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!


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Sunday, June 08, 2008

It's a Small World

You know the saying...."it's a small world?" I found out this weekend that the saying is completely true. After a short hiatus from blogging I just had to get on this weekend and tell all of my lock family about my experience. Do you know the familiar face picture with me?

Ok, for those of you who don't know......it's Chocolocs and while in church on Sabbath she recognized Praline21 as she ushered during the service. Afterwards, Chocolocs found her way towards me, our eyes met, we immediately recogninzed each other and embraced like Celie & Nettie from the Color Purple!

Turns out that Chocolocs is also a Seventh-day Adventist and was in town for a wedding. She's friends with the Groom and I'm friends with the Bride, who is also member of my church. Wow, too much information but we just could not believe how this all took place. So, here she is all the way from Michigan for a wedding and ends up visiting my home church!!!! Can you believe it?

Chocolocs has the most beautiful head of locs, bright in color and a perfect bill of healthy locks. If I had to compare, I'd say hers looks exactly like Blaqkofi's and if the two of them were ever in the same room together....they'd be lock twins.

As for me, I'm just letting my 3 year old locks do their own thing, not much in to styles these days. I'm loving the flow of them as well as free styling due to my work out frequency of five days a week. Yep, I'm addicted and decided to make serious lifestyle changes including changing my diet. With that lifestyle change comes the convenience of wearing locks!

Chocolocs, it was a pleasure meeting you, your locs are to die for and I hope to see you again in the near future.
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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

DFW Lock Gathering

Hi All,
We've received an overwhelming request to get together soon, I believe it's Spring Fever! Everyone is so busy with work, family and whatever else is going on in our lives but it's time for us to celebrate ourselves! I'm sure everyone will have new Do's, new Color, new Locked Heads and lots of New Growth! We'll be introducing our newly locked sisters and a whole lot more fun!
It was recommended that we try MiCocina's, so come on out and join us at the following http://www.mcrowd.com/micocina_wv.shtm location: Reservation Name is Creyole so be on time to get a good seat!

Where: MiCocina West Village
3699 McKinney Avenue
Dallas, TX

When: Sunday, March 30th

Time: 1:00 - 3:30 PM

Phone: 469.533.5663

RSVP: ASAP by leaving a comment or email me directly at creyole@gmail.com

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Newest Lockee - Before and After

This post is long overdue! I was honored to lock a new full set of locks on Educator, Mrs. A last month. She was a thrill to spend 10 hours with while locking her 6 inches of beautiful hair.

Normally, I would have blogged about this the day after but I've been waaaay to busy to find time to get to it. Finally, I'm posting right before our lock gathering this coming weekend and Mrs. A will be joining us.

So, when you see her make sure you give her a great big welcome to our lock family! Mrs. A. is such a quick learner, she did her own braidout after she was fully locked.
















Thursday, February 21, 2008

God, Husband, Children, Work, Locks...

Thanks to all of my lock buddies for checking on me, I'm still around but who has time for locks? I don't even think I've taken a pic of my locks recently. I hope to make time soon and post on how my teenage locks are progressing...

I'm having to re-evaluate my life and prioritize what goes where. Since starting my locking hobby six months ago I've had to trim back clients like crazy. Part of me feels guilty and then another feels like I must use the extra time for my family.


Left - Ms Praline pictured with Ms. Irma P. Hall (Mama Jo from the movie Soul Food) where Rachel opened a local play and Ms. Hall made an appearance in the play. Read more Here

Ms. Praline is taking off with her mad schedule and Mr. Roux is in High school and we're tackling teenage life and girls. Whew, that's worth wanting to home school but then we'd have the same issues during college. Better to deal with it sooner than later.


Left - Mr. Roux wins King of his 9th grade class and he's going through the cool stage with his semi-smile while posing with one of his classmates.

Parenting is the most difficult job I've ever had in my life. I just hope we're making the right decisions in every chapter of their lives. Such a challenge!

I feeling the need of a Dallas Gathering!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Bermuda


Praline was invited to Bermuda to sing in the annual Bermuda Institute Christmas program. She did three traditional Christmas solos and there were six other groups/soloists that performed along with the Bermuda choir and Steel Band. You can read a little about her own experience here. Of course, she needed a chaperon so I had to tag along!



While there, the first day I woke to this beautiful rainbow...I love rainbows because of its spiritual message to me and took this picture from where we were staying. (Genesis 9:16 (Whole Chapter) "When the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it. I will remember that my covenant will last forever. It is a covenant between me and every kind of living thing on earth." Genesis 9:17 (Whole Chapter) So God said to Noah, "The rainbow is the sign of my covenant. I have made my covenant between me and all life on earth.")

The weather was chilly and the humidy was wonderful to our locks, pretty much had to freestyle the entire time and it worked well.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

New York 2007


Praline and I visited New York last month and once again...New York did not disappoint me.
The Christmas spirit was in the air and we hit all of the tourist hot spots until the weee hours of the night!
I love New York!!!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Another SDA Sister Locked Up!

What you say??? What you say? Finally, after months of following blogs, researching locks and meeting several of the DFW SL ladies while out and about.... she did it! And guess what, she did them all by herself, well with just a little help from your 13 year old with parting. (SDA = Seventh Day Adventist)

I was so proud to see her when she showed up church sportin those baby locks! KR also locked her husband's hair almost two years ago and then two weeks are another one of our church members liked hers so much she asked her to do them for her too.

I went with a freestyle today only beacuse I'm crazy during this time of year and can't find time to put my Wrap-a-locks in. I miss my WAL

KR - Big Shout out to ya!!! Maybe you'll join us in Blogdom. hint...hint!
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Monday, December 10, 2007

Meet Mrs. Vickie

Mrs. Vickie and I met at one of our favorite pass times....Costco! She and her sister who also wears locks were strolling through when we all made eye contact and instantly complimented each other on our locks. From there is was on!

I've retightened her traditional locks several times now and she is such a delight to spend time talking to while taking care of our lock business. You'll never guess her age and she'll kill me if I even tried to speak it....trust me she should be proud cause she really takes good care of herself and she definitely does not look her age. You go Mrs. Vickie!!!

Love YA!
Creyole
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Monday, November 26, 2007

It's a Family Affair!


Pictured from left to right, Twinky (my niece), Mrs Dee (my sister, Twinky's mom), Me and Praline.

We are all locked up and loving it. We visited many places over the holiday and everyone thought our locked family was just too adorable. Toot toot......

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Another Grooming

My sister decided she needed to have a grooming to remove the frizz. We did it and she loved it! We had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

I prefer no frizz, how about you?

Mrs Dee and Twinky are now riding high in the winds with new locks and grooming.

Peace


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Guess Who Got Locked?


My 12 year old niece Twinky came to visit over the Thanksgiving holiday and her father, my brother-outlaw, gave her the thumbs up to lock her hair after watching his wife, my sister, over the past year. He loves her hair!!!

Twinky has about four inches of natural hair and two to three inches of permed ends, hair type 2 with a major "S" curl. Please give her a shout out!

You can view her new blog here

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Thomasa II

I could not allow my friend to go into labor and delivery with "lock frizz." Most of us know how pregnancy can take a toll on our body, soul & spirit and we sometimes cannot do all of the Supermom stuff we always do. Soooooo.........

Today, I made Thomasa come in for a long overdue grooming. And look at the outcome, after three 2 1/2 hours ..what a difference! Her DH even called me when she returned home and told me how much he loved her new look! I was very pleased and proud my self.

I made her commit to coming at least every six months or so since she does her own retightening. Look at those beautiful locks that were hiding underneath all the frizz!

Photo 1 - Thomasa before grooming
Photo 2 - Half groomed head
Photo 3 - Fully groomed head
Photo 4 - Fully groomed head



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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Wrap-A-Lock IV

Pic of my three week old Wrap-a-Lock style and I have to wash now because cleaning my scalp with astringent can only do so much for me. Otherwise, my curls would last a lot longer.

Included is my recent Wrap-A-Lock install. When she saw my wrapped locs she immediately ordered her packages of Wrap-A-Locks because she knew she wanted to wear hers for a while before taking them down.

Talk about confidence, she is a Director working in Corporate America and would be attending a meeting the next morning, with her Wrap-A-Lock tools. How cool is that?

I forgot to take her before pic (I know) but here's what we did with her five year old Sisterlocks:

1. She has 10-11 inches
2. We used 6 packages (120) of Medium length Wrap-A-Lock tools on her 360 Sisterlocks
3. I wrapped 2 -3 locks on each Wrap-A-Lock Tool using foam mousse

It took her a couple of days getting used to the short length but other than that, she was very pleased with the finished product.

I hope to see her soon so I can get a pic of her take down. It's a process and because she chose to keep the wraps in I had to show her how to take them out so her curl would be the way it was designed by Sis Nandi. More to come on her take down results...

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Monday, October 08, 2007

Remember Thomasa?

Many ask about Thomasa, she being the dedicated teacher she is, does not have enough time to update her blog and hold down her motherly duties to their 2 1/2 children. Yep, she is pregnant and her family is soooo excited!

Anywho, here she is 1.8 years later sporting her Braidlocks. I told her she will need a grooming soon, she can hardly keep up with her retightenings because of the hair growth resulting from the pregnancy.

Her hair is really spongy so it appears to be shorter than it actually is will pulled downard. So there you are

For those of who do not remember Thomasa, here is the pic of the braidlocks from our install day.





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Monday, October 01, 2007

Wrap A Loc Takedown

I know what you are thinkning, "what took so long?" Well, I can't explain it all but long story short, I was ill last week and did not take pics of the first day of my takedown. Here are pics of day three though. Yes, these pics were taken three days after my first take down!!!!

The first day, curls were tighter and funky looking. Not that I look for compliments, but they sure did come like I've never had them before. My hair was a conversation piece for the day, and I took full advantage of educating all who inquired.

I plan on setting them again soon and I will be sure to post pics of the first day takedown. I LOVE WRAP A LOCS!!!




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Sunday, September 30, 2007

Wrap a Lock Question & Answer


I left out some details on my install wrap post so lets's begin the question and answer post:
Brenda asked:
In your opinion, is it easy to do with just written instructions or would the dvd be necessary? Also I see the site recommends one look per tool. With Sisterlocks that could be quite impractical. Were you satisified with your results? And how many wrap-a-loc tools do you think would be necessary for a full set? Lastly, from the description it seemed like I'd need medium length tools. My hair falls just beneath my collarbone, not quite to my bra strap in back. Is medium the right size? Would you recommend all one size or the variety pack?
Creyole:
1. Yes, the tools are easy to use and the instructions are quite technical so taking the class was better for me because I am a visual person. If you order the CD you should not have any problems.
2. Depends on the size of your lock, I used three on each tool to achieve my look. If your locks are smaller than mine you could easily use 4 -5 locks per tool.
3. I used medium size tools with my lenght and I was very satisfied with the results. See my latest post.
4. The number of locks you have will depend on the number of tools so you have to do the math. Count your locks and divide by 4 or 5 depending how many locks you will use and that will give the number to tools you will need and you can then better determine which pack will best suit you.
5. Also, I used the foam setting lotion by Krinkles & Kurls but any foam lotion will suffice.
TRA: Do you think you will add this to your services if a person has there on tools with them (hint hint hint)?
Creyole: Most Definately, already got them lined up!
GovGirl: Did you dampen your hair before wrapping? If so, I'll bet you have a head full of cute curls!
Creyole: Yes, I used Krinkles & Kurls, but any foam mousse will work
Brunsli: How long did it take, and how many locks did you use for each one?
Creyole: It took approx two hours to install using three to four locks on each tool
Naturalist1:
Is it easy to use? Do you use any setting lotion, etc. I might just have to purchase the DVD and tools. I will decide once I see how your hair will come out.
Creyole: I sure hope you like my reuslts cause I sure do! Yes, its very easy to use and purchasing the DVD and instruction kit will probably be all you need!