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

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  1. Guinan

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    @shortycocoa @Cattypus1 thanks ladies :love3:It felt good writing out what I was feeling. 2020 is all about healing. I was listening to one of Joel Osteen's sermons and he spoke about not letting bitterness take root and stopping you from who you were destined to be. I'm about to start the ideal protein diet and one of my girlfriends is helping me find a black female therapist. I'm all about solutions; lol.

    Thanks again for letting me vent:love2:
     
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    Has anyone tried this gel? I've only used it on my edges and I like it. Tomorrow I plan on washing my locs and using this gel to retwist my hair. I have ALOT of product build-up (I usually do); however I am able to get it all out using ACV and Dr. Bronner's soup; that stuff is AMAZING!! The gel is is African Supergrow. To me it's more like a pomade. Below is a pic. I couldnt really find any honest reviews on utube. Thanks!

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  3. shortycocoa

    shortycocoa Hair Weave Killer

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    If any of y'all have Aldi grocery stores in your area, they usually sell flower bouquets for $3.99/each. I bought 2 rose bouquets this time (I usually forget because I usually notice it after I check out) and I am going to try making my own rosewater.

    I'll let you guys know how it goes!
     
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    Hey all! I reached my one year mark and in Nov and so glad I took pics along the way cuz guuuurl lol. I cant believe I actually went out the house with my head like I did when I first had them done :lachen: I have so many pics I want to upload but it's so time consuming because I have to upload em to get a url and then paste because I always get an error trying to upload directly to the site.

    I've combined so many locs along the way and love how they are progressing so far. Can't wait to see what year 2 brings :)

     
  5. shortycocoa

    shortycocoa Hair Weave Killer

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    Congratulations to you as well! Your hair looks great!
     
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    shortycocoa Hair Weave Killer

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    I'm so excited and I feel so accomplished. My rosewater came out beautifully and in abundance. It's official... I am never buying commercial rosewater again. One pot made 5 bottles of rosewater altogether. I haven't used it yet. I'll let y'all know how I like it once I do.

    I have a new spray bottle ready to go with my mix. Only this time I put a different essential oil in since I ran out of lavender. But all the other ingredients I used were the same.

    It was a pretty rosy color when it was on the stove simmering and today when I was able to bottle it all up and get it stored it's a deep, rich violet color. I let it sit on the stove overnight to cool and most of the morning since I had to go to a meeting and didn't have time to store it before hand.

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    ETA:. I'm not sure why the pics posted twice like that. I'm still learning how to use Imgur. Sorry!
     
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  7. Cattypus1

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

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    I have exactly the same reaction when I see early pics of my locs...LOL...I showed them to my friend who is starting locs and she cracked up and said she didn’t remember me looking like that!:cry3:
     
  8. Cattypus1

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

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    I am livin the dream with these locs! I flippin love them. I almost miss having to do something with my hair on the daily...said no one EVER!:drunk: The 19th was month 13 for me. I can’t remember if it’s been 2 weeks since my last wash and retwist or 3. I can see length and loc definition. In a few more months you won’t be able to tell me nothin! I am loving this journey.
     
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    I was feeling so ugly with my locs this week. I felt so limited in styles but I came up with this today and feel so pretty!

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    I ended up pinning the top pony as much as I could to have it lay down. I’ve had these hair pins for so long and never felt comfortable using them but I made some stars with them to dress it up. I never do anything to my edges because I don’t care. :lol:

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  10. Cattypus1

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

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    Looking good for 3 months. I love how thick they are.
     
  11. fifi134

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    Thank you! Today is exactly 3 months.
     
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    I finally used the gel to retwist my hair. I think this will be my staple! I had zero flakes and it really has a nice hold which made it easier for me to retwist. We'll see how it goes when I wash it out. Its more like a pomade. I had to warm it up between my figures in order to apply it to my hair but other than that I really like the outcome.
     

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    I've never tried it but I think I can get it on Amazon. @Guinan does it have a good hold.
     
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    shortycocoa Hair Weave Killer

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    I am so glad to hear this! You have come a long way. Enjoy your hair, sis!

    I love it! The style you did with the pins is super elegant and simple, all at the same time. And you made it fly...you winning over here! Your hair looks so mature for 3 months in. I love the thickness and shape of your locks.

    Your hair looks good! You better work!
     
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    shortycocoa Hair Weave Killer

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    Merry Christmas, Ladies! The 23rd marked 20 months for me. I am still in love with my hair. So I have had a chance to actually use my homemade rosewater spray on my hair and on both my boys. I like it. It smells wonderful. My hair felt super soft the last couple days, and I didn't put anything on it today or yesterday, if I recall correctly. Just let it get water and mositure from my showers. But I did spray it after my wash on Sunday and oiled my scalp.

    The only con I have found is that it does stain, but I wonder if it's because the bottle I have it in produces more of a mist than my other spray bottle does. And my hair was still pretty wet from my wash, even though I did blot it a good bit.

    I did a style Monday that I plan on keeping in until after Christmas.

    I also plan on rolling with my sister to the barber when she goes next month so I can get some more color. I haven't decided yet if I want to keep the ombre color effect and stay in the purple family or get this blood orange color I saw several months ago that I fell in love with. And then I have also been considering dying it all back black and just getting color on my ends/tips this time. But I might save that for my birthday. So many decisions...:lachen: :lachen: :lachen: I have a good two weeks or so to narrow it down, though.
     
  16. Guinan

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    when you 1st apply it , it has a good hold but after a while the holds loosens; like with most pomades. my hair is still shiney and soft
     
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    New Year Eve length check!
    First pic was New Year Eve 2018
    Second pic is New Year Eve 2019
    Third pic is New Year Eve 2020
     
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    Cattypus1 That's not how any of this works...

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    Happy New Year my beautiful loced ladies!
     
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    This is the type of gel I use for my re-twists...it works really well.
     
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    Does anyone else have issues with their roots kind of melding together? If so, how are you minimizing it? I re-twisted my hair yesterday afternoon and noticed that in several areas, the roots of different locs had meshed together.

    The 1st of this month marked 4 month of my hair being loced and I'm loving it. My locs are getting thicker. I am starting to notice more frizz now than I did during the first couple of months.
     
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    I have to separate mine often, for sure after my hair dries after a wash and on random evenings while relaxing I'll go through and separate small sections. If you do small sections a little but at a time it ends up being less overwhelming
     
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    Thanks! I'm going to try this. The only time I separate mine is when I'm re-twisting which doesn't seem to be often enough.
     
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    Has anyone used Oyin Handmade Hair Dew as a moisturizer for their locs? I used a small amount today to moisturize my locs and I love how moisturized they feel! But, I'm thinking i'll have to add some water to dilute it a little because it's thicker/creamier than I expected and I don't want to have any buildup.
     
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    I love your jewelry! I keep forgetting about accessorizing to give my hair some “oomph”. About to see what’s on Etsy.
     
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    I’ve been wanting to do this! Are the roses organic or is there any special process you have to do to remove the pesticides or whatever they treat the roses with before boiling?
     
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    I do this 1-3 times a week. The longer you go without retwisting the more often it needs to be done. I typically twist every 4 months now so just doing it once will not cut it lol.
     
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    Happy New Year ladies. It’s crazy to believe I’m closing in on the 4 year mark come May 3rd . Wild! I’m thinking of making an appointment with Damian or Dottie to celebrate :yay:

    Nothing new with my hair. Haven’t retwisted since early October when I did the braidout. I had this dry patch in my crown that was very itchy. I had a few people inspect the area and they said it looks fine. It’s not even red or flaky. :rolleyes:


    I washed last night woth The Trader Joe’s tea tree tingle shampoo. Itching is now gone. I might have to reinvest in the Wen Tea Tree oil. That’s what I used when I first started my locs and I never dealt with severe itching, flaking, or dryness. I only stopped using it because of the price point.

    here’s some pics i took last night after washing.


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    As long as it doesn’t have wax or any non emulsifying ingredients you should be good to go. That along with washing regularly. I think back in the day people were already doomed because the education was to use wax to help with the process and not wash your hair for months.
     
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    That's a good question! Honestly, I'm not sure if they were organic or not. I actually never considered that about the pesticides. I don't remember what the sign said. I just followed the instructions from a Facebook group post on how to do it and then I tweaked a couple things.

    For example, some people said to use distilled water so I was planning to do that but then I forgot to get it when I was shopping. Then other people said to just use regular tap water, so that's what I did. I rinsed all the petals under streaming water as I was pulling them off the stems, then I let them soak in water and drained them before putting them on the stove with fresh water to boil. I hope that helps.
     
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    Bae!!! :love::love::love: Your locks look so good! They look like they are condensing even more, too. Can you see it?

    I wish I could go that long between retightenings but it seems like 10 weeks has been the longest for me. Maybe I could go that long if I was more diligent about retightening the ones along my hairline at shorter intervals. But I never do. :lachen:

    As far as the Wen tea tree oil, I can't remember if I suggested this to you already, but you could see what the ingredients are in that and try to match them as close as you can to make your own oil. That would probably be WAY cheaper.
     

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