9/07/2013

You've Got Questions...

I received an email from Brenda who has an appointment next week to get her Sisterlocks! Woo-Hoo! She had tons of questions and tried to have answers. I post them here for the benefit of all. Enjoy! 

Did you do anything or spray moisturized your locks when you got them?
When I first got my locks, I did NOT moisturize them with anything other than water. (Still don't!) My hair is very soft and took a long time to lock. Moisturizing/conditioning would have further softened my hair and lengthened the locking process.

7/06/2013

Flash Back: The Def Comedy Jam (Pre-Sisterlocks!)

A fan contacted me on Twitter (thank you @KillahCam52) to say that he was watching me on Def Comedy Jam. It inspired me reach back into my archives and dig out this photo taken during the taping oh so many moons ago.

Photo Facts
What:      Taping of Def Comedy All Star Jam
When:     November 1995
Where:    Academy Theatre, NYC

What’s up with the Hair: Pre Sisterlocks
By 1995 I’d been natural for a while alternating between braids and my signature DIY (Do It Yourself) two-strand twists. In this photo I’d recently had a drastic hair cut. The scissor happy hairstylist at a salon in Harlem convinced me that I had the worst split ends in Christendom and that I desperately needed a trim. A trim turned into a chop and I was exceedingly unhappy. I complained bitterly for months afterwards that thought I looked like a boy.  Ridiculous, I know. But that’s how I felt.

5/25/2013

Curly Loc Day!

Comedian Leighann Lord on Stage in NYC
Leighann Lord on stage April 2013 at Harlem Mist

3/17/2013

Locks on View

My friend, Retha Jones, dropped by The Comic Strip (NYC) last week to warm-up for her appearance on The View. She of course brought her friend and View host Sherri Shepherd.

The Lock Lowdown: My locks Sisterlocks pictured here are day one of a braid out using water and JML (Jamaican Mango Lime) setting lotion.

3/13/2013

The Hair Raising Word of the Week: Lackluster


Every weekday at 9am I post a Word of the Day (WOTD). A real word, it's real definition, and then a fun, but fake, alternate definition, in 140 characters. My favorite gets featured as the The Word of the Week. I think you'll enjoy this one. :-)





3/12/2013

The Natural Ladies of ColorStruck

I did a comedy show recently in Jamaica Plain, MA, with ColorStruck: Women of Color in Comedy. Of course, it was a fantastic show. It wasn't until we took this picture that I realized we were all sportin' naturals. #Sweet

THE LOCK LOWDOWN: my Sisterlocks pictured here were set the night before on Soft Spike Curlers (http://www.softspikecurlers.com/) and then finger combed just before showtime. For setting lotion, I used a combination of Crinkles & Curls (http://www.naturalhair.org/crinklesandcurls8oz.aspx) and a spray bottle of water.