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

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  1. shortycocoa

    shortycocoa Divorce Court Aficionado

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    Okay girl! You better do it.... I like the color also...very pretty!
     
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    shortycocoa Divorce Court Aficionado

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    I started mine with two-strand twists!
     
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    shortycocoa Divorce Court Aficionado

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    Yaaaaaassssss Queen, come through!!!! They got so full and the color is still very pretty and suits you well!
     
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    Thanks! I'm excited too. I love how wavy they look..and I haven't been twisting or doing anything to make them like that. I'll post pics in a bit. I wonder if they'll be this way once they mature...
     
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    Thanks! This was my second time retwisting. I don't twist tightly at all so I'm comfortable twisting once a month. I feel like retwisting is less stressful on my strands and scalp as well due to the texture of my hair. I'm loving how they look. Some of the ends around the front are still not loc'd and not sure they ever will. It doesn't bother me though the spirals are cute lol
     
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    Cattypus1 That's not how any of this works...

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    Love that color. They look so good.
     
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    From today...my face looked weird lol
     

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    Thank you!!!
     
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    They look awesome! Whoever put these in did a great job and has some serious skills. How long did it take?
     
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    Thanks! It took about 5 hours
     
  11. shortycocoa

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    I went ahead and retightened my locks since we were in the middle of Hurricane Dorian and the power was out. I started Thursday morning and finished this afternoon.

    I will post pics but I will have to find out how to use imgur. I didn't realize photobucket has limited free plans to 25 mb, which is basically nothing. *Rolls eyes*. I ain't about to give them $6.99 a month for something I can do for free somewhere else. :lachen: :lachen: :lachen:

    It's too bad, I had really come to like using it, once I figured it out.
     
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    I washed my hair with Essations shampoo and sprayed my leave-in. I sprayed some DE hydrience to help seal in the moisture. The weather is changing and I want to make sure I’m not walking around with dry dusty locs, so I had to wash my hair. My locs are sticking straight up, but whatever.. it’s part of the process. Gloss and earrings will get me through.
     
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    Help. My edges are thinning. Do you think I’m getting the locks tighten too often or should I not tighten then to the roots?
     
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    How often do you maintain them? I thought you had said before that your maintenance schedule is not that close together. You can try castor oil if your hair agrees with that or Jamaican black castor oil. I don't think my hair likes JBCO, so I just use regular castor oil.

    I would also go with not retwisting too tight or fewer rotations, if you interlock.

    And of course, the egg cocktail might help you out if you're about that life. But weren't you drinking that with us years ago??? I still drink it but I always get into these waves and patterns of not being very consistent with it. This is one of those times. :lachen:
     
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    My schedule has actually been about every 5 weeks because I wanted to lessen the amount of time it takes. I never tried the egg cocktail.

    I’m also wondering if it is pillowcase friction. I have never used a head scarf. I have sewn some silk pillowcases but don’t use them a lot.
     
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    That could be the culprit, also. You should try sleeping on the silk pillowcases to see if that would help. Or satin/satin adjacent. :lachen:

    Back when I had Sisterlocks I stopped tying my hair up and sleeping with a scarf on since my consultant said I didn't have to do that. I always sleep on a lot of pillows, like 2-3, but back then I made sure the top pillow had a smooth, non-cotton pillowcase on it to lay my head.
     
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    That Essations shampoo is not a cleansing shampoo. It is strictly a moisturizing shampoo. I have to wash my hair again.
     
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    I’m 4 months loc’ed today! Yay! I’m going to wash and maybe touch my color up with a rinse. I want to use an oil on my scalp, but I don’t want the build up either. I do need some fall color headbands.
     
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    Do you use a clarifying shampoo everytime you wash? That doesn't dry your hair out?

    Congratulations! Maybe a lighter oil would work? But if you wash your hair as frequently as you do, issues with buildup might not be a problem.
     
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    I do use a 1st lather shampoo, then follow the second wash with a moisturizing shampoo usually. Sometimes I just use the 1st lather. I use a daily leave-in conditioner, so I don’t deal with dryness. I don’t oil my hair or scalp either. I would only use an oil because I feel like I need to be doing something to stimulate more growth, so I really don’t need an oil.

    Lol that’s why I’m not a product junkie anymore. Just buying and doing stuff because I felt I needed to with no real justified reason.
     
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    Im in my third week and I feel like my hair is still shrinking.. nay be in my head though
     
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    Does anyone have a recipe for a good acv loc rinse ? I have an appt at a salon that doesn’t wash hair so I want it to be super clean. Thanks in advance !!
     
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    I'm almost two full weeks in and I'm still loving it! The only small issue I'm having is some unraveling at the roots after I work out. I feel like my locs already look a little fuller, but that can also be because they're all slightly unraveling and they're not as tightly coiled as when I first got them.
     
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    No. Can you just use a clarifying shampoo and shampoo twice with that? Then follow up with a moisturizing shampoo? Your locs are mature right? You can deep condition, or do a hot oil treatment for moisture if you need it.
     
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    I really wantvto wash my hair... is it necessary to wait until my hair locs? I just need to scrub my scalp.
     
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    I didn’t wait. I washed after a week or so. My hair is way shorter than yours. Even if your hair unravels a bit, the thing is to not comb or brush. Your hair will loc. Just think of how it tangles easily as a loose natural. Just wash gently, focus on the scalp, and smooth the shampoo down the locs with hands. Clean hair and water helps hair loc faster.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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