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

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

  1. Cattypus1

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

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    @shortycocoa Super cute! I love Daddies and daughters together!
     
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    I’m just realizing that some of my locs have holes in them!! Any idea ladies on how to fix this?
     
  3. shortycocoa

    shortycocoa Hair Weave Killer

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    Oh no! That's a bummer. I thought I had posted about how to fix issues like that upthread, but nothing came up when I searched. I'm probably not using the right keywords or something. Anyway, here you go:


    How to repair holes in locks (Feneti):




    Fixing locks (kayajourney):



    (She starts talking about how to fix the holes at the 1:55 mark and stops around 3:20 if you don't want to watch the whole thing.)

    Fix holes in your Sisterlocks (Tunisia Ali):



    She lost me on the crochet hook, so I almost didn't post this video, but wanted you to see it in case you are comfortable with them. But she also discussed that you can also use a plastic yarn needle in lieu of the crochet hook to fix that.

    I didn't watch the whole video, I stopped around 4 minutes, so I'm not sure what else she mentioned in the video.

    Good luck! Are you going to attempt to fix it yourself? I can't remember if you parted ways with your consultant or not.
     
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  4. mz.rae

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    Thank you so much for posting these videos!! Yes I’m going to try and fix them myself before my next retighten. I’m wondering if it’s from when I started going to a new consultant and she was trying to figure out the last entry point from my previous consultant.
     
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  5. Platinum

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    Absolutely gorgeous!
     
  6. Platinum

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    @Guinan are you still using this?

    I finally ordered this from Amazon and it should arrive today. I checked my confirmation and it looks like I ordered REGULAR instead of SUPER.:angry2: I really hope this hold well.
     
  7. shortycocoa

    shortycocoa Hair Weave Killer

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    You're welcome! That makes the most sense. But still, she should have known how to fix it, right??? I know Sisterlocks are so small that it can be hard to see certain things, but I feel like that's something major she should have noticed. At any rate, I hope you are able to get it all straightened out.
     
  8. shortycocoa

    shortycocoa Hair Weave Killer

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    I started DS 2's retightening last night. We got a late start and his behavior was really bad as a result. I was actually going to wait and do it at 14 weeks, which is what I have been doing lately, but it needs to be addressed now, which is 12 weeks. So I think I have learned that I might need to adjust his retightening schedule from 14 weeks to 12 weeks, since his hair behaves like mine. I have several issues to fix. I hope to get finished with his by this evening. This is my project this afternoon.
     
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  9. prettywhitty

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    I have watched this several times. It’s just so beautiful and heartwarming.
     
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  10. shortycocoa

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    I finished DS 2's retightening this evening. It was a time and a half, but we got through it. I need to try to fix one lock that is not laying down correctly due to me miscalculating rotations. I tried fixing it several times this evening, but couldn't get it done. I will try again sometime tomorrow and oil his scalp also, since it was flaking in several areas. (I oiled his scalp before we started and I always oil his scalp after I'm done.)

    Here's some pics:












    ETA: I'm not sure why most of the pics are showing up as links and not pics. I don't know how to fix it but I will look into it.

    Update:. I *think* I figured out the problem. There may be a limit of 5 permalinks per post, because the same thing happened when I tried posting pics of DS 1's hair. Only 5 of the pics were showing and the rest were just links. When I separated it into 2 posts, all the pics showed. So I will adjust this post. Hope this helps others trying to use Imgur to post pics.
     
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  11. shortycocoa

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    I washed DS 1's hair this morning. They're out of school today and I didn't feel like doing it yesterday. :lachen: He did SO good this time during his wash and during all the maintenance. Both are usually hard to get through. He started getting agitated near the end when I was separating some of his locks but that's it.

    I think next week I would like to attempt to transition him to retwisting with gel and clips, but if not next week then maybe next month.

    I probably need to order more clips because I don't think I have enough for his whole head. I plan on using some ecostyler gel that was left over from my loose natural hair days before I started locks.

    Pics after wash:









    Here's some pics of his hair last week:

     
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  12. shortycocoa

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    shortycocoa Hair Weave Killer

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    DS 2's pics (continued from previous post):









     
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  14. shortycocoa

    shortycocoa Hair Weave Killer

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    DS 2 (con't):







     
  15. shortycocoa

    shortycocoa Hair Weave Killer

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    This is where he started, as a reference point:

    *Note:. I started his locks on September 26, 2018.








     
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  16. Cattypus1

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

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    Getting through my own head is more than enough! Your sons have enough hair for 2 heads each! You are truly gifted with the time and patience to do this. Nice work.
    :clapping::clapping:
     
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    Attempted a braid out last weekend, and uhhhhh, had to pin it up because some of my locs were too thick to braid. Any ideas as to what I can use to get all the locs curly? Anyway, here are some pics:

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

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    I totally love the updo. It looks so pretty and sophisticated. My locs are kind of thick too. I haven’t tried to style them yet because I still think they’re too short but I anticipate the same issue when I try to do curly styles. Maybe someone in here can chime in.
     
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    Cute style! I've never curled my locks but maybe you can try pipe cleaners or perm rods?
     
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    @shortycocoa Awww I love your sons hair. I would love to see my grandsons with locs but their parents want to keep their hair cut low.
     
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    Lol thank you, girl! :lachen: The struggle is so real. Now ya'll see why I say I usually need a break between all these heads of hair. I need to wash my hair because I missed my wash last week once I realized I needed to move DS 2's retightening up by 2 weeks. I probably won't be able to get to it until this Wednesday at the earliest.
     
  22. shortycocoa

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    That's what I was going to suggest to @fifi134 as well--pipe cleaners. Perm rods would probably work, too. I also mentioned earlier in the thread when @BillsBackerz67 had the same question that braiding or twisting as tight as you can to the ends and then securing with rubber bands might also help the ends set.

    ETA:. Bantu knots might also work if you want more volume and a looser curl. You would probably need to secure the ends with ponytail holders or rubber bands. I personally don't *like* using rubber bands in my hair, (never did at any stage, relaxed, natural or locked) but I would in a pinch if nothing else was available. I have always used cut up pantyhose/nylons as an alternative. So you could also use those to secure the knots or for helping to create other styles when you don't have ponytail holders on hand.
     
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    shortycocoa Hair Weave Killer

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    This looks very elegant!
     
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    Thank you! How old are your grandsons? I just think locks on little boys (and girls) are adorable. Maybe when they get older that might change. It certainly is less expensive for me to locks my sons' hair because I don't have to haul them to the barbershop regularly for haircuts and I maintain their locks myself. Win-win.
     
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    I have a 9 year old and twin 5 year old grandsons. The 9 year old is growing his hair out because he wants to wear a mohawk.
     
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    shortycocoa Hair Weave Killer

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    I can vision all of them with locks! A lock mohawk would be super cool!
     
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    I haven't been in the mood to do my hair this week so I decided to book an appointment for a retwist today. The stylist that I'll be seeing is a little expensive but she's fast, does great work, and uses all-natural products. I've booked her a few years ago and I was pleased with her service. But, as an over the road truck driver, I've had a hard time scheduling an appointment because she's booked for weeks in advance sometimes.
     
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    It feels like I have been going super long between retwists,

    and as life got weird I got really lax with separating after washing

    I finally separated them on Monday. Hopefully I can get n top of it again
    I dont want the super fresh look, I just want to prevent ending up with one big bongo loc
     
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    I got my hair done today: shampoo, retwist, and style. I like it but my Gawd, it's so tight. :cry2: I'll probably take it down.
     
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    Pics of my hair today
     

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