I was trying to get in touch with my Sisterlock consultant for weeks with no luck. I called and left messages and got no return call. Normally my lady’s good at answering or calling right back. So I knew it was time (probably past time) for me to get my do done so I asked my homegirl who she goes to now (she recently changed consultants for different reasons – her old consultant was SLOW as molasses! I mean, she’d sometimes have to get her retightenings done on 2 days!! Can you imagine?). She gave me Miss Alva Clemmons’ name and I called and took her first available appointment.
She was very friendly. She has an entire shop set up in an added room in her home. It’s quite nice too! Tiled floors, nice chairs, big tv, beautiful artwork and the walls are painted the most beautiful shades of color. She makes a good first impression! I sat down and she got started. Something I immediately noticed was that I barely felt her working in my head. Like, I knew that she was working, but my head wasn’t hurting. Let me explain…
Whenever I got my hair retightened before, my I would flinch as every loc was worked on because it hurt. I thought it was because I was tender-headed. I’d been told that before and my SL consultant told me that as well. I was used to getting my hair done and waiting 2 or 3 days before I could wash or style because my head would be so tender and sore. I figured this was part of the process. So having Alva work in my head with no discomfort made me think something was wrong. When she snuck away to answer a phone call, I looked in the mirror at the progress and was shocked! It was tight but not too tight. When she returned, I told her that I wasn’t accustomed to not being in pain. She told me that it was being done too tight and it wasn’t good, especially for the areas of my hair that are thin. I don’t think I’ll be going back to my old consultant. She’s great, don’t get me wrong. But I think she’s better for folks with matured locs and not-so-tender scalps.
So…I like her a lot! Already made my next 6 week appointment. I felt that she was more sensitive to the current state of my hair and where it could go. Plus she made herself available to me and called to confirm the appointment twice.
I also noticed that, despite what I previously thought, my locs are maturing pretty well! I gotta get my camera batteries in order so I can post some pics ASAP.