Lock It Up! Support Thread (Sisterlocs, Dreads, Freeform, Etc)

Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by Platinum, Sep 5, 2014.

  1. shortycocoa

    shortycocoa Divorce Court Aficionado

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    Yes, sis that's right!!! You are going to look bomb!!! Just let those comments roll off your back. You will be fine. And if you want a man, there will be no shortage of them (before) or after you start your locks...believe that!
     
  2. Cattypus1

    Cattypus1 That's not how any of this works...

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    Yasss...speak!
     
  3. Damaris.Elle

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    Done! Here’s how it turned out. I’m excited for them to get a little thicker

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  4. Evolving78

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    You did it! Yay! Welcome to the club! They look so good! Glad you decided to take on this journey with us!
     
  5. Cattypus1

    Cattypus1 That's not how any of this works...

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  7. shyekiera

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    I started with two stand twists. I will try to upload a pic later. I want to retwist already.

    Edited to add pic. I am going to try to document my journey. My ig is @watch_me_loc
     
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  8. shyekiera

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    Please elaborate, because I just started my journey and need all the help i can get.
     
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    Thanks y'all :love2:
    At first I was a little thrown off because even though my coils aren't "short", my hair right now looks shorter than it's looked in a really long time. But, last night I went out and I did a smokey eye look, kind of parted my coils so that most of them are laying on one side (gave it kind of a "mohawk-y" look) and put on some big earrings and I was like "Yasss I'm feeling this".
     
  10. Cattypus1

    Cattypus1 That's not how any of this works...

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    I love them, shrinkage is real! I took lots of pics at the beginning. I even set a reminder on my phone to at least take a weekly pic...still didn’t manage to do that :drunk: but I do have a pretty good collection documenting my progress. I actually have a hair journal too.
     
  11. shyekiera

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    Thank you.. I sm going to try to keep up enough the progress..we'll see.
     
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  12. shyekiera

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    Did anyone else start their locs with two stand twists? Can I see what they look like now?
     
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  13. Evolving78

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    I started mine with two strand twists, but I had barely and inch of hair? Lol I wouldn’t be a good starting point example for you! Lol
     
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    You started with a lot of hair! You hair looks so nice! I like the color too!
     
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    Thank you!!! I've been thinking maybe i should've gotten coils but I was scared they unravel.
     
  16. Evolving78

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    Actually, it’s the other way around. Lol But you are here now and in it to win it!
     
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  17. shyekiera

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    Really? ‍‍:pullhair: lol
     
  18. Evolving78

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    Yeah they tend to unravel and puff up. There maybe some bunching or what is called pregnant locs. Coils tend to keep a uniformed, cylinder look. With two strand twists the hair may take a little longer to tangle and loc, plus the ends may or may not seal depending on the texture.

    But the hair will still loc. The key with two strand twists is just making sure you stay on top of your maintenance, so the loc forms the way you want it to. You don’t have to go crazy with retwisting, and I truly believe washing and getting your hair wet will make it loc faster, plus you want to maintain a clean scalp and prevent dryness and build up in your locs. There are tons of people who started with two strand twists that have beautiful cultivated locs.
     
  19. Evolving78

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    My silk scarf is drying and my hair is all over the place. I’ll stick to my satin scarf.
     
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  20. shyekiera

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    Thanks for the tips...I don't think i will have a problem locing with my texture lol. I'm surprised that my scalp is not itchy by now but it may be because i haven't used any product.
     
  21. Evolving78

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    You might not need any products, gels, waxes, creams, etc.. that’s a good thing. I recently retwisted my hair with wrap foam and it turned out nicely. @Cattypus1 uses Loc n Curl, which is a concentrated spray that she retwists with and it doesn’t leave any build up or causes inflammation of the scalp.
     
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  22. Cattypus1

    Cattypus1 That's not how any of this works...

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    Speaking of Loc n Curl, I bought some of the Elasta QP foam. That stuff smells lovely. I used it to retwist yesterday. I love it...I just had to use so much of it—good thing that crap is inexpensive!:drunk: It might just be my imagination but I think my locs have more movement than they have with the Loc N curl. I’m going to have to use it again and see.
     
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  23. Evolving78

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    Yay! I’m glad it worked out! I’m so happy I decided to go with that! You inspired me to give wrap foam a try.
     
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    I’m going to have to buy that stuff by the GALLON!:lachen:
     
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  25. shyekiera

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    Lord..ppl have suggested So many products... I'll add this one to the list lol
     
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    Kaila J has beautiful locs started with 2 strand twists. Her You Tube channel is here:
     
  27. Evolving78

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    She interlocks too right?
     
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    I just cut my locks about 5 inches. The last 5 inches were just too thick and bumpy. I hope the bumpy ends don't return.
     
  29. shortycocoa

    shortycocoa Divorce Court Aficionado

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    They look beautiful!!! They're going to be so dope. I'm so excited for you!
     
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    Here are a couple pics from my recent retwist. I have the worst time taking pics!!

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