Okay - I have gotten over my sisterlock "blues" that I posted about earlier.
I discovered Sistalocd's blog where she recommended using small scrunchies instead of rubber bands to band the hair for washing.
I immediately went to my daughters room to "borrow" her small scrunchies and went to work! It made such a difference. Now, washing my hair is not such a chore.
Also, I've been reminded of the end result. Check out this link. This is how I would like my hair to look in the future :-)