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

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  1. shortycocoa

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    Congratulations, girlie!!! You made it! How do you feel?
     
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    I wish I could help you there, but love my frizz and only "tame" it during retightenings...but it doesn't last past the first wash. Which is fine with me... I fully embrace my frizz and love it and all my little sprouts :2inlove: (That's the nickname I gave all the hairs that are on the ends of a lot of my sealed locks).

    But I agree with all of what @Foxglove said... remember, make it fly, sis!
    I remember someone in a lock group on FB telling me I wear my frizz well and it looks good on me. :lachen:

    Another thing I will say is if you want to wear your hair up/back and the frizz is too much for you to bear, or you just want your hair to look smoother/less frizzy then you have to prep for the style at night. So what I usually do is if I know ahead of time how I want to style my hair for the next day, I will go ahead and dput all my locks going straight back if I don't want a part in my hair, then I put my neck gaiter on and then tie a scarf on top of that.

    If it's some other style with a part and I want to preserve neatness, I do the same thing but make sure my locks go in the direction I want my hair to fall in the morning so that when take all that off, my hair is already laid and I don't have to do anything else to it except maybe fluff it up.
     
  4. shortycocoa

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    Your hair looks goodt!!! My hair grows the same way also. You will have your hang time soon enough! Maybe you could try wearing some headbands or scarves in the front and then leave the rest out, or some flat twists or braids in the front with the back out.
     
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    I feel quite happy with them. I love love love tha I wash and go now. Looking forward to what next year brings.
     
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    Thanks. :)
     
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    I had my first professional wash and re-twist yesterday and it was my 3-month anniversary. I definitely notice a difference in length and thickness. My locs are now sometimes getting stuck under the strap of my purse...I like that they're longer, but it's annoying lol. My hairdresser says that she's never seen someone's hair lock as fast as mine has and that the back and crown sections of my hair are really starting to lock. There were a couple of locs at the top of my head that didn't lock AT ALL and almost completely unraveled when she washed my hair. IMG_0923.jpg IMG_0922.jpg IMG_0929.jpg
     
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  8. Coilystep

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    I lurk in here all the time. Your locs are beautiful. If I was going to lock I would want them to look like yours.
     
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    Thank you!:blush2:
     
  10. shortycocoa

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    Your hair is beautiful! Your locks are progressing nicely. And I would be remiss if I didn't say those earrings are DOPE!!!
     
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    I love them! They look beautiful.
     
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    Ya'll I am overdue for my retwist. I needed to go at bare minimum last week. I look like hell LOL! My appointment is Friday and I cannot wait, because makeup can only do some much. I tie my hair down on the way to work to keep them from sticking up like ODB :lachen:
     
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    Hey y'all! This month is DS 1's one year lockaversary. (12/29) I washed his hair today since we skipped last weekend's wash with all the activities we had planned.

    Same old same... I had to separate some, but I can never get all of them. I just do what I can. His hair looks so good but it's getting at that growth stage where they are starting to droop/fall, creating a middle part and a weird shape in the crown.

    So that also tells me that we are probably coming to the end of the towel rubbing road, which makes me sad. I just continued my maintenance of his locks and then took pics. I never got around to ordering the loc lint tint for his hair, but I do still want to try it. I have also been strongly considering just dying his hair black to disguise the lint.

    I washed DS 2's hair also, and I will probably go ahead and spray his locks and oil his scalp in a little while before he goes to bed in a few hours.

    As for me, I have been playing with a couple of styles this past week and didn't wash my hair so I will have to try to get that done one day this week.

    I am itching for new color as well...
     
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    @shortycocoa I’m sure this was probably addressed somewhere upstream but what is the towel rubbing road?
     
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    It's all good! This is a big thread, so lots of stuff gets buried and/or posts get overlooked. I still have lots of posts from the past few weeks to reply to.

    But I started DS 1's locks using a towel/washcloth. I was familiar with the concept already, but watched several YouTube videos about it prior to starting his locks. I knew that he would not sit for coils or two-strand twists, so this method was perfect for starting his lock journey, coupled with his hair texture.

    @Evolving78 had it right and I liked what she had to say the other day about this method. It definitely produces A LOT of locks that are all (mostly) uniform in size. Even with the locks that have been marrying, it doesn't seem to give it a stark difference in appearance, but I can tell. Especially on the ones that have not completely fused together yet.

    I just try to keep it in check, especially the ones that look like 3 or 4 locks are trying to merge together. But Infusium-23 leave-in has been amazing at helping me separate them so for that, I am truly thankful.

    If I were to start locks all over for some reason (I don't see that happening, because I LOVE this set and I really think I got it right this time) I would probably try this method just to see what I would end up with and if my locks would still form the same way.
     
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    It actually sounds like the sponge method of producing curls. I never thought of allowing the curls/coils to loc.
     
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    Yep! Same concept. I actually tried using a regular sponge without the holes (because I didn't want to buy one of those :lachen:) but that didn't really work. So I stuck with the towel/washcloth.
     
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    I really have to get better about tying my hair down at night. My whole perimeter of my head comes loose and its not locing up like the middle. I am in the middle of moving and can't find my good scarves:cry3: so I am using this satin lined wrap cap my friend sent me, which is technically to wear out of the house, but it's been working so I am not mad.
     
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    Necessity is the mother of invention. You gotta do wha works! Love my slap caps!
     
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    I haven’t really done length checks since I loced but I took a picture today to show my loc jewelry and I’m loving my length progress...
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    Think it's been over a year since I posted in here. I so loved my SLs but have been removing them since October of this year. It got to a point where I would have to maintain them myself, but that ain't even happenin. I'm about halfway thru. The process isn't at all as bad as I'd expected, but a chore none the less.
     
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    Oh wow!!! How/what are you doing to take them down?
     
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    I love it!!! They look so good. I still can't wear my lock jewelry. I check periodically to see if they will fit on my locks.
     
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    A pushpin and whatever oil that is w/in reach.
     
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    That looks so pretty!
     
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    I took DS 1 to his appointment with Developmental Pediatrics yesterday. The nurse who saw him to get his vitals, weight, etc. had the most beautiful set of locks that were down her back and almost butt length. That's one of my length goals so I am always amazed to see it in an actual person and not in pics. Perfect size and everything. And she had jewelry on some of them.
     
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    I love me some beautiful locs IRL!
     
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    But anyway...moving on... I reached my 1yr loc-anniversary on 11/30/19. I havent noticed much of a difference in my locs except for maybe alittle length. I've been trying out different gels. I tried Giovanni gel and African super grow gel (but only on my edges). I really like the giovanni gel b/c it gave me the hold that I was looking for; however it did flake but I think it was b/c of my leave-in conditioner. I plan on washing my hair next week but I'm going to use the African super grow gel to see how that works and if I dont like it, I will switch back to giovanni. I've noticed some build-up on the back of my locs, so when I wash my hair, I will do an ACR.

    Attached are pics of my locs.
     

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    @Guinan I'm so sorry you and your father are having such a hard time right now. I hope you are able to find comfort and peace soon. We are here for you. :bighug:

    Your locks are so full, healthy, and beautiful! Congratulations on making it to your one year anniversary!
     
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    @Guinan very sorry about your mother’s passing. Nothing compares to losing a loved one especially when you were very close. Seeing a therapist is not a bad idea at all. It might also help your Dad when he’s ready. Grief is different for everyone and it’s hard when others don’t recognize that you are in the grip. Don’t feel rushed to just “move on”. Take your time.
    Your locs are beautiful! Take care, we’re here.
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