Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by Platinum, Sep 5, 2014.
I’ll be there eventually
I just brought a few off Amazon. I’ll try these and see what happens. I have a satin pillowcase too. That alone is ok for naps but not an entire nights sleep. I’d be bald.
Tomorrow makes it 4 months for me, and I can say I’m loving my locs even more. Still waiting for the length , but that’ll come. I have a retwist coming up on 1/31 and I’m just doing that - no styling. I’ve been wearing my hair to the side, switching sides at times so my hair doesn’t get trained to lay on one specifically. It looks so much fuller in person, but pictures never show that .
Bonus pic of my sister’s almost 8 year locs
She must be very patient. I could NEVER do this myself.
Hey y'all. I think I am on the verge of losing a lock along my hairline and I'm so mad at myself for not addressing it sooner. Ugh... I checked the calendar and I didn't even realize this week is my retightening week (10 weeks) so it looks like I will need to make time to do that after today. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I'm able to save it. I might have to combine some more along my hairline again to avoid this from happening another time. The problem is me waiting too long to retighten so I might have to readjust my retightening schedule and just accept that I can't go this long. I will probably need to go back to the 6-8 week neighborhood.
The other observation I have made is that this is due to me raking my fingers through my hair (and I mentioned that before) coupled with the fact that the hair along my hairline is softer/finer and comes undone quick. Plus, the hairs like to separate from the base of the lock. DS 2's hair also behaves like that (hairs separating from the base of the lock as the weeks progress) so I know I will have to retighten his in a couple weeks also.
@shortycocoa I hope you are able to save the loc. My hair is fine and very, very soft at the nape. I have some hair that has refused to be a part of the loc closest to it. It rolls itself into a ball and stays there until I try to manipulate it which doesn’t change what it wants to do. I guess I’m leaving it alone until I don’t know when.
Yep. That's exactly what our hair does. His is extremely disrespectful right now. . I usually wrap mine back around the locks during a retightening or just as I need to as time goes on to keep it somewhat under control.
When I do his, sometimes after I wrap the hairs back into the lock the little ball ends up just chilling against the length of the lock. I wonder if I can use the crochet needle to incorporate those little balls into the locks better, but I think I might just leave it.
He already doesn't sit too well for the retightening in general, I don't want to add to the struggle.
I have a tool, maybe I’ll try it.
Hang time...I’m calling shoulder-length, at least in the back.
I have finally figured out the thing I dislike about my locs...fresh retwists. My head feels all scalpy and my hair is flat at the scalp, just like a fresh relaxer. I think I’m going to spray with the Rosewater, aloe, vitamin e mix so that my roots puff up.
I'm finding that I love my frizziness and messiness as well, but before I had locks I always loved the fresh/neat look on others and especially myself when I finally locked up.
I still like my fresh retightenings, but not nearly as much as I favor it the other way around. I'm finding that I don't mind how long my retightening looks super fresh once I finish one.
I'm almost finished with my retightening! Just the two sections on the front I need to finish and then I'll be done. I started it yesterday morning and worked all day and night, then got back to it this morning.
I ended up wrapping the lock I was getting ready to lose around the closest lock next to it. I'm hoping it won't come out as soon as I wash.
Getting ready for church this morning I realized I had hang time too! And 14 months have gone by since the journey started. Time is just flying by.
We are at the exact same place! Yassssss to some hang time and congrats on 14 months!
I posted around February 2019 that I was thinking about locking my hair.
I did! March 5, 2020 I make 1 year into my journey.
Your locs are beautiful. I love the fullness
Ok girl!!! I see you! Your locks are beautiful.
@DigitalRain you and your locs are beautiful. I love the thickness.
I spent quite a bit of time on YouTube this morning. I discovered that Bindi J. Marc (Formerly known as JoyceMD) HAS STARTED A SECOND SET OF LOCKS!!!!
YAAAAAAAASSSS! I told y'all she would be back...it was just a matter of time. Her approach is dope and I love the way her hair looks, especially in the 3 month update.
This time she started with over 700 microlocks and she is leaving the relaxed ends out and doesn't plan to let the relaxed ends lock. They look like microbraids. I'm excited to see how these turn out for her.
She has said in an update that she has combined a lot of them, so now she is closer to the 500-600 range, which is what she was shooting for with her first set.
She has also became a Sisterlocks trainee and has installed SLs on her oldest daughter's hair, even though she mentioned she would leave her daughter's hair natural and when and if she asked her if she could have locks as a pre-teen/teenager, she would revisit the idea. But she said her daughter already asked so she did the install. It looks so good. Joyce got mad skills, I have to give her her props.
Here's a link to all the videos if you guys wanted to see.:
Her 1 month update:
Her 3 month update:
Her daughter's install:
Yoooo I swear to go I was JUST about to post this. I just realized I absolutely loathe the fresh retwisted look with a passion. If my hair agreed with freeforming I’d do that from here on out. I feel bald and greasy right now. I just got a retwist last night and I’m not feeling it lol I went a full 18 weeks before I forced myself to go.
Congrats you and your hair look great!
She has the patience of Job I could never. She’s also good at doing acrylic nails too! She started an IG page but never followed through with it.
5 months in... I'm hating the shrinkage
Be prepared for them to shrink even more! They look nice and elongated to me
The bolded! I totally feel this!
I washed my hair earlier this week because it was itching like crazy after my retightening. My vulnerable locks (it was actually two locks I was getting ready to lose) seem to still be in tact. Yesterday I went ahead and retightened the ones that always come out. I will have to bite the bullet and be more disciplined to tend to those sooner. I'm tired of having to put them back in from scratch almost every retightening.
I’m getting so annoyed with these loc YouTubers making clickbait videos saying they cut their hair. Then when you click on the video it’s just them trimming their locs. Just say you’re trimming your hair and call it a day!
Shrinkage is the devil!