Thursday, May 24, 2012

Meet Sheena (My Natural Hair Stylist)

I found Sheena through a church member of mine, Brenda.  She would rock the cutest natural styles and she always seemed to have the freshest looks.  Sooooo, I asked Brenda what she did to keep her styles so fresh.  She told me about Sheena. :)   Sheena has a gift, she started doing my hair in the summer of 2011.  She did flat twist from the back to the front and then rodded the ends.  I absolutely loved my hair and I knew I would be returning to see her!

And NOW without any further delay.....
Here's Sheena!

Who IS Sheena?!
Hello my name is Sheena Moore. I am 29 years of age. I have been in love with the art of braids and natural hair since the day i got my first barbie doll.

As a little girl I loved playing in hair. I would get my mom's old curling irons and put them on the porch, so that they could get hot to style my dolls. Over time, practice, and study this passion grew into something only God could have granted. Now I am the owner of The Lock Oasis.
**Styling.. (my favorite styles, most asked for, award winning)
 Styling natural hair is fun. Many people believe that natural hair is limited to afro's or locks but there is a strange world that lies in-between the two and I, the braid master, can take you there. I specialize in braids, locks, twist, textured styles and all things natural hair.

I thank Jesus for allowing me to be able to share my knowledge and gift with you. It's my pleasure to make your time with me one of a kind.
Sheena's Place of Business:
The Lock Oasis & Game Face Barbershop

The family of The Lock Oasis specalizes in starter locks, lock grooming, lock repair, lock replenishment,lock extensions, classic cornrows,flat twist, individual braids, comb (coil) twist, double strand twist , twist extensions, senegleese twist, tree braids, sew ins, and much more. At The Lock Oasis there are no limits to what we can do with your natural or transitioning hair.

2129 Bessemer Rd
Birmingham Alabama 35208 USA

Hours of operation:
Closed on Monday and Sunday


Email address:

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Newly Natural?

For those that are newly natural, contemplating the creamy crack, or thinking of taking the "journey"...

I found a video on youtube that may be helpful and also this blog topic.
Building A Hair Care Regimen

Monday, May 14, 2012

Summer, Summer, Summertime...

Yazzzzz, I keep hearing the Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince song in my head EVERYTIME I step out my front door!  It is HOT outside already!  I can just imagine what the summer is going to feel like.
Soooooo I decided to get a new 'do for the one-two ('12)! I was so afraid of what my hair was going to do and I was about to cut it!  I called my natural hair stylist Sheena (her information is the topic after this) to make an appointment to get something done to this head.  This is what she created for me and I LOVE it!!!

She gave me a basic double strand twist and rodded ends.  (Even my momma said she likes it and she is not a natural hair fan.)

I promised I would give Alecha a shout out!!!... (The most relaxing shampoo EVER!!!!)

Hello, my name is Alecha Rice; I was born and raised in Birmingham, Al. I’ve been a natural hair stylist for 8 years; and I love every bit of it! I’m very passionate about my work. I really love styling even more when a client says, “I really love my hair!” I’m a very energetic and spontaneous person; & I love to share my enthusiasm for natural hair. I want all of my clients to a have a wonderful experience and to leave feeling blessed and beautiful.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

The PERFECT Twist Out!

I have been on a quest for the perfect twist set...

I finally got it!  It does take a combination of products, but it is not time consuming and gives AWESOME results.

 You need:  spray bottle with water, olive oil and setting lotion (mixed), oil to seal ends (I use shea butter or coconut oil), curling cream (I use Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie) and gel ( I use Shea Moisture Curling Souffle)
 First:  moisten one side of your head with the water and setting lotion. DO NOT saturate, just make sure it is moist enough to set your twist overnight and be dry in the morning.
 Next: section off about this much hair for each twist, detangle with your fingers and add the curling cream then the gel.  Twist all the way to the end making sure the ends are as smooth as possible and add oil to the twist from root to tip.  Sleep in a satin cap or on a satin pillow case.
My twist don't usually come apart at night because I twist all the way to the end and seal with oil.
 I don't do much to my hair in the morning.  I just put a little oil (doesn't matter what kind)  on the tips of my fingers and untwist my hair FROM ROOT TO TIP.  That method keeps the frizzies down also. I do this almost every night because I like the look of a fresh twist out, but it can go for days and still look good.  I get soooo many complements off my "perfect twist".  Day 1 and Day 2!
Buuuuuttttt, this is what I look like at night before bed LOLOLOLOL MS. CELIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, May 7, 2012

I've Missed YOU!

LAWD!!!! I sure have been missing my time on the keyboard writing about my hair journey!  Once again, I am baaaaacccckkk!!! I've tried a few new products, perfected the twist out and I am ready to share!!  I've added more product reviews and updated some others.  I'm rocking a dry twist out right now and getting soooooo many compliments.  It is getting hot now so I am going to get my hair braided soon.  Pics to follow...