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  1. Cattypus1

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

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    You did a great job!
     
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    I have not finished my hair.. I’ll Try to do a little each day. I’m just so busy right now..
    does anyone ever get busy and not able to retwist or retighten their hair? Times like this is when I do something drastic like cut it all off.

    decided I didn’t have time to interlock, so I washed and doing a retwist with no gel. I’m going to see how this retwist will hold up. I’m going to try to stretch my next wash day.
     
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  3. Damaris.Elle

    Damaris.Elle Well-Known Member

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    I retwisted this past Saturday and did a braid out. I still have about 5 braids at the top that I pulled back to make it look like a half-up/half-down style. I like how the braid out looks...I'll have to do it more often.

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  4. Foxglove

    Foxglove A drop of golden sun

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    I finished this reti faster than last time. I considered going back to my loctician now that I’m going back to work but 2.5-3 hours of close contact is a lot even with a mask and makes me nervous
     
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    I finished my hair this morning.. lol
    Hey I have been working hard on other things!
    I didn’t use any gel. Just some rose water to retwist with. Hope my hair holds up. I sprayed my hair with my oil from DE. I’m going to try to wash my hair every 2 weeks.
    I will not be putting any product on my hair or scalp. I will just use that rose water spray and add a little of peppermint oil to it and spray my hair as needed.
     
  6. Foxglove

    Foxglove A drop of golden sun

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    I think I'm going to try a different tool and see if I can do the retis faster. I have a nappyloc tool I bought back in the day, I'll use that next time
     
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  7. Damaris.Elle

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    Do you retwist every time you wash your hair? If you don't, do you do anything to make it neater?
    I want to start doing more swimming in the ocean water and make it a weekly thing but I'll need to wash my hair every time afterwards. I know it's not a good idea to retwist every week, but I'm wondering if it'll work if I wash my locs and then just do a two-strand twist or braids to make them look a little neater.
     
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  8. simplycee

    simplycee Sweetest Taboo

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    How long is it taking you with that tool?
     
  9. Foxglove

    Foxglove A drop of golden sun

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    I've never used the nappyloc tool for my whole head but I used it yesterday on two locs that I missed and it is a lot faster than the sisterlocks tool. You just thread the end of the loc like thread through a needle and retie. No need to clip and no snags. I'll use it for my whole head next time. Having a newborn and toddler I just don't have time to spend all day so I'm having to do sessions during naps
     
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  10. Evolving78

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    I only retwist once a month. By the 2nd-3rd wash, I’m looking like fuzzy wuzzy! Lol I still wrap hairs around the locs and separate. You maybe able to get away with it more because your locs are larger than mine. I may start washing and retwisting every 2 weeks but it will be a light twist with no clips.

    two strand twists or braiding frequently may cause tension and possible thinning/breakage too, so I would suggest retwist every 3-4 weeks. You can put your hair in a loose bun, use soft headbands and scarfs, or hair pins to style and make your hair neater.
     
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  11. Damaris.Elle

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    Thanks for your input!
     
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  12. nothidden

    nothidden TeamNatural95-Fractals/Zigzags-SisterLocks2017

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    Finally finished combing out my Sisterlocks. Took about 3 months, but I went weeks and months between working on them. I used a push pin and oil which made it manageable. All of my color broke off during the process. I definitely had to trim (twice since finishing) as my ends were horrendous. If able to, I’m hoping to get traditional locs in December or next year.
     
  13. shortycocoa

    shortycocoa Hair Weave Killer

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    Oh wow!!! How long were your Sister locks? A lot of people end up using a push pin to take them down. How will you start your traditional locks? Have you decided on how you plan to maintain them? I look forward to seeing your starter locks later on down the line.
     
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  14. shortycocoa

    shortycocoa Hair Weave Killer

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    I agree.... @simplycee you should contact the home office and report her. She shouldn't be allowed to do that.

    Your hair looks great, though!
     
  15. Evolving78

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    I don’t know if I can wait several more days to wash my hair... I think I will just go ahead and wash.. I will wait to retwist. Probably another 2 weeks and just stick with retwisting every 4 weeks.
     
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    I washed my hair. I noticed I need to be careful with the rose water peppermint spray I’ve been using. That is not something for daily use. My ends still felt oily after I washed my hair, so I had to go back in one more time. I will just stick to my leave-in spray and use the rose water with essential oil occasionally.
     
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  17. Cattypus1

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

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    Did my first ACV loc detox yesterday. I used ACV and baking soda in super warm water. That water was a nasty looking brown when I finished. My hair felt clean but not so soft. I finished with a DE shampoo and deep conditioner. I retwisted with DE setting lotion. Today my locs feel less dense, less hard and less scratchy. They look pretty good and I am gaining length. Happy hair.
     
  18. Evolving78

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    I feel busted looking regarding my hair.. I thought about curling my hair with some rods. I kind of don’t have time for that. I have papers to write and exams to study for.. maybe by the end of the year with more length, I will feel better about my hair. This is usually the time I get tired of my hair and take my locs down.
     
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  19. Evolving78

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    I got some hair clips to make me feel better.. it’s not working... I guess I’m tired of short hair and not really being able to style it much.
     
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    Cattypus1 That's not how any of this works...

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    You’ve got this. I know you’re taking pictures, right? Take a look back at how far you’ve come. It works wonders.
     
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    Picture from last week. Taking pictures really does do wonders. I took this picture and was shocked at how much my locs have matured! It's been awhile since I've taken a picture in this type of lighting and from this angle. I'm 10 months loc'd now.

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  22. Evolving78

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    Imma hang in there. I’ll just use these clips and hand bands to get me through.
    I used a silk scarf last night to wrap my hair up for bed and my hair is dry.. so I will go back to my satin scarves.
    Yeah you know I document my progress. I take pictures every month. I don’t like how my hair looks when interlock. It looks spacey and I look like a chicken that’s been in a fight.
     
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    I trimmed my ends a few days ago. I will trim my ends in a heartbeat if I don’t like how the form at the ends.
    You know I did not care about my hair this much when I was loc’ed before. I would just get bored and comb them out. Now I’m worried about the size and how to maintain them. I guess my locs are on the micro side.
    With interlocking I guess I need to do it with a part on the side, or my hair going back. The part in the middle makes my hair look spacey.

    I’m in the ugly stage.
     
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  24. shortycocoa

    shortycocoa Hair Weave Killer

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    10 months??? Wow....where is the time going? Your hair looks so good!
     
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    Cattypus1 That's not how any of this works...

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    10 months! Your locs are beautiful!
     
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    Cattypus1 That's not how any of this works...

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    Not a chicken in a fight! :lachen:I’ve never used silk, I would think it would be too porous. I’ve yet to find my favorite among my bonnets and scarves. My favorite is too small. The large bonnet gets on my nerves and bothers my ears. I need a loc soc like my favorite bonnet.
     
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    Just finished my retwist. I was able to stretch it to 3 months. This time is moving fast- I’ll be 20 months in at the end of the month.
    I have to say I am really enjoying my hair. I think I’ll try an ACV rinse soon.
     
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