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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. mz.rae

    mz.rae Well-Known Member

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    I so agree with @BillsBackerz67 statement as well I’m not unhappy with my locs and my experience with SL hasn’t been terrible, but if I had to start over I probably would go a different just to see how my hair would turn out. I do feel like back then I was all about micro locs and the look of smallish locs but now I feel drawn to larger sized locs and have an appreciation for larger locs especially since they seem to be easier to manage for DIYers.

    And yes you alls advice did help! I went to the Facebook group asking about consultants in the area as well as typed the city in the Facebook groups search bar. My consultation has been put on hold due to everything shutting down because of the Coronavirus so I will be glad when all of this clears up.

     
  2. Platinum

    Platinum Well-Known Member

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    I’m on the road but I will be heading home this weekend. I’m not sure if my loctitician will be accepting clients next week but I’ll probably just do my own retwist.
     
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  3. shyekiera

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    Anyone make gel from aloe?
     
  4. shortycocoa

    shortycocoa Hair Weave Killer

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    I haven't, but I have seen lots of YouTube videos of people making some, or just making other things from it like juice and conditioners. I'm intrigued and curious to give some of it a try, but I haven't yet. Everytime I walk past aloe leaves in the store I almost grab some.
     
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    Hi Ladies, with Corona looming, for those of you who use a loctician to do your hair, what plans do you have to maintain your locs?. Or will you wait it out? I have sisterlocs and I guess I have to now put what my locitician taught me to the test.

    Best,
    Almond Eyes
     
  6. shyekiera

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    1. Force my daughter to do my retwist
    2. Im throwing on a wig...
     
  7. Foxglove

    Foxglove A drop of golden sun

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    Finally done with my reti and done with all my baby prep
     
  8. Platinum

    Platinum Well-Known Member

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    I wanted to see a loctician this week but I'm going to do my own retwist.
     
  9. almond eyes

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    I am going to try in a week and a half and do my retie on my own for the first time. Bit by bit. And I will get back to all of you.

    Best,
    Almond Eyes
     
  10. mz.rae

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    I’m getting annoyed with one of the loc groups I’m in there is an admin of the group that keeps scolding people in the group for being concerned about their retightens being cancelled due to statewide shutdowns as well as people saying they are considering doing their own retightens. She is removing posts and turning off comments on certain posts. I find it very weird that people think that others cant have the capacity to focus on more than one thing at a time.
    We all get the seriousness of what is happening, but it’s weird to me that people are getting upset at people in a hair group for wanting to discuss their concerns about their hair. We are already bombarded enough with information about what is happening every 5 minutes without it having to be discussed in a hair group as well. I’m strongly considering leaving the group because I can not take the negativity.
     
  11. Platinum

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    I don't even bother going into the loc groups anymore. I got tired of the "Locs vs Dreads" arguments. :down:
     
  12. simplycee

    simplycee Sweetest Taboo

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    I’m in this group. I think it’s weird too. I only lurk because some of the people are just mean for no reason.
     
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    16 months y’all. I cannot believe it. Question for the group: I’ve been interlocking. Will my locs get that cylindrical look as they mature?
     
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    I’m in that group too. ITA.

    What gets me is that she has the time not only to scold but to go tit for tat back & forth ,responding to folks. Just being salty for no reason. People have a right to be concerned about their locks and retights and where else are they gonna discuss with people that are Sisterlocked and can relate.

    She must have had a bad day. Maybe if enough of us leave the group she’ll get a wake up call. I doubt it though.
     
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    I’m doing my own retight . I started yesterday and only got a small section done. I messed up 1 lock by putting a knot in it. I’m not sweating it too much hoping my consultant will be able to do something with it when we get back together. I took the retight class probably close to 2 years ago but have not really done a full retight because I’m not patient. I’d rather pay my consultant to do it but I know I don’t want to pay someone else forever because barring unforeseen occurrence I plan on having my locks until the end. So I guess this will be practice .

    Its daunting though. I don’t get how people that have over 500 locks do their own.

    @almond eyes...lets us know how it turns out.
     
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  16. mz.rae

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    ITA! I’m just like come on now! There are people throwing kickbacks, going to parks in mass numbers playing basketball, and completely ignoring social distancing/lockdown rules but she wants to be scolding people in a hair group for discussing hair. If anything it would be more helpful to discuss tips, hairstyles, etc to people who are concerned about their hair.
     
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    I am going to take it by quadrants throughout four days. Won't go beyond four weeks due to my hair type. My consultant said to me the first time I met her in 2018, you had better learn how to get your locs done or find an alternative person, to do your hair. You never know what might happen in life like something big she said. In November 2019, I took the retie class. Glad I did. YouTube can really mislead a person on the clock and the technique. At the same time the sisterlock retie tool doesn't work for my hair type. So I had to buy the easy loc tool.

    Best,
    Almond Eyes
     
  18. Cattypus1

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

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    16 for me too! Congratulations!
     
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    Cattypus1 That's not how any of this works...

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    Doing a clay mask today. Hope my locs love it!
     
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    Let us know how you come out and what you used.
     
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    Cattypus1 That's not how any of this works...

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    My hair was super soft immediately after rinsing. My scalp felt really good and my hair felt clean. I used 1/4 c of Rhassoul and Bentonite each, 1/8 c of Kaolin, 1/2 c AVJ and 1/2 c distilled water on damp hair. I covered with a plastic cap for 30 minutes.
    It didn’t take any longer to rinse than rinsing conditioner. I didn’t wash or condition after. My hair now retwisted and dried feels softer than it has with previous wash and DC sessions. I love it! I will add this to my regi!
     
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  22. mz.rae

    mz.rae Well-Known Member

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    I was so shocked to see this! She was a few months ahead of me in her Sisterlock journey and shared some of the similar feelings I felt. I want to order the crochet needle she used to close up the bottom of her locs.

     
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    Started the process of combining my locs! I’m trying to figure out how I want to section my hair off! I’m feeling a little bit overwhelmed with the process right now.
     
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    This is what I have so far ladies! I did a few in the back and decided to start in the front where I can see more of what I am doing. I ordered a crochet hook so I can close the ends together, I’m excited!

     
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    Just finished my retight. I think it’s the best one I ever done. I found a few YouTube channels with a loc size similar to mine.

    This technique of interlocking the roots and doing a small palmroll to the ends I think will really give me the look I’m going for as my locks mature. im also going to see if I can stretch my retight to 8-10 weeks. I watched a Yannie the locologist vid about doing reti’s too frequently because it would give you that scalpy look.
    and I also found this video intersting:

    I like the idea of positive thinking and affirmations to my hair, especially with these wild times we are living in.
    I hope everyone is doing well and is staying healthy.
     
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