I started thinking about lightening my hair and I’m like please tell the hamster in your head to go to sleep! Lol I need to focus on some bigger fish I need to fry, and coloring my hair isn’t it.Yesterday I spent a good bit of time researching color tutorials on YouTube... then later on I was browsing Amazon for color. Now a lot of wheels are turning in my head...so much so that I had to take a break from it.
Whatever you gotta do in these times. Protein and Moisture? Girl, that’s loose hair talk! Lol
I use two different leave-in sprays. One for moisture and one for moisture/protein. I’m only concerned about that because I have color. And semi permanents act like a protein fillers.
Lol, you are right, sis! It's taking me a bit to reprogram my thinking.
I've never had hair longer than 3" until I started this HHJ so it's now how I think about hair care.
BTW, these twist are still in my head and I have no idea when I'm taking them down.
I'm definitely looking forward to the RT after I take them down though. Lots of new growth, on top of the growth that was there when I installed them.
You have such beautiful facial bone structure! You have a very striking look!
I got through another reti and didn’t realize how bad my postpartum shedding until I finished the front
This side is the worst
The other side
Luckily I’m covered up for work but this is worse than the first time around
Definitely!Thank you so much! Are you going to condition your hair any when you take them down?
I did my first (self) re-twist this past Saturday after 3 months of growth . I wanted to try palm rolling/re-twisting because the first time I got a re-tie (interlocking) in September my head was sooooo sore it hurt for a week- like it hurt to lay back on a pillow, my head was throbbing. I thought maybe if I grew it out and waited longer between re-ties it would hurt less but I decided to try re-twisting instead. It actually helps that I only have like 45 locs
You just made me realize I’m 2 years 1 month after this weekend. I need to do a reti. And cover my grays. I’m thinking about trying a style similar to this :Today I am 2 years and 8 months locked...getting closer and closer to my 3 year anniversary every day. I didn't even realize it until I was thinking about it yesterday and realized what date it was.
I ordered all my color and supplies to color my hair. I'm just waiting for one more thing to come in.
Unfortunately, I will still have to wait a while on coloring since I sprained my right hand last Friday and I'm trying to let it heal and not put too much pressure on it.
But I am so excited with the choices I made and can't wait to see how it looks when I finally do it.
I was also planning on washing DS 1's hair last weekend and starting his retightening since he is now on Christmas break and it's probably going to take me 2 weeks to do it, just like last time. So I'm having to wait on that as well. DS 2 was just due for a regular wash. Everything will have to wait.
You just made me realI’ve I’m 2 years 1 month after this weekend. I need to do a reti. And cover my grays. I’m thinking about trying a style similar to this :
I think I’ll do it for the New Year.
Her hair color is gorgeous! And I love her locs.Congratulations on your 2 years! That style is cute. I like it. Thanks for posting her. I ended up watching this video and her color tutorial video and it was extremely helpful. She gave me some ideas and made me realize I need to get the things she used if I want stellar results. I subscribed to her channel also. Her locks and color are beautiful!
My loctician took 2.5 to 3 hours for 420something depending how many weeks of new growth. Pre kids I would take a couple hours each night over a week or so. After kids I really don’t have time me so it’s taking me 2-3 weeks bc something always comes uplocked peeps with 500 locs and above, how's maintenance life? too time-consuming? What's the average time retie takes?
I have 550+ and my reties take just under 4 hours and includes a shampoo. When I was doing them myself I was able to get it done over the course of 4 days.locked peeps with 500 locs and above, how's maintenance life? too time-consuming? What's the average time retie