Fighting through the loose hair and new growth is not what’s hot. I have five more sections to go. I’m wrapping this session up until tomorrow.I washed my hair. I had to wash 3 times and rinse like crazy. The shower water got cold.. it was a humbling experience! Lol now I need some energy to retwist my hair. It’s been 6 weeks.
Day 5... I couldn’t even get my thoughts together to push through and work on this hair of mine. I’m going to finish today, because I got some major things I need to wrap up. I have about 170 more locs to go.. I’m about 300 locs and these aren’t sisterlocks.. lolThank you! I need the encouragement!
I have learned my lesson! I washed and colored my hair last month, then the last wash I had to wash, and rinse several times getting soap and then conditioner out of my locs. I don’t know why I keep using that particular conditioner.. anyway, rinsing my hair at the sink is a no-no and going that long without a retwist is a no-no. It was so much work trying to get the the tangles, knots, and locs marrying at the roots.
I need a bigger satin scarf.. I’m still reluctant to try a style, but we shall see this year. I just feel like I should be able to do whatever with my hair. I haven’t had to be concerned this much about my hair/image in years. I refuse to put a wig on...
Oh, we cut off my son's locs this weekend. I can't believe how emotional it was for ME! lol, smh.
He had been growing them out since he was 6 and now he'll be 17 in Feb. It was gradual, he had sneaked and given himself an undercut a year or so ago.
His locs were so long, I didn't notice for a while. And then after I saw it, he started wearing them up in a bun most of the time.
Finally, we cut them off. He's gonna keep his undercut but he's talking about growing out semi-freeform or making the locs bigger than his other ones.
It looks a lot fuller (and you’re so cute!).
For those of you that wash your locs with African black soap, could you please give me your review of it and how you use it please!
I just realized my black soap wash isn't African black soap so it may not be what you're looking for.
I use this:
And I love it! I don't feel any residue afterwards and it has this clean smell to it. It's not drying and it leaves my hair smelling good. It's a castile soap so I am also able to use it as my body and face wash for really quick showers. To be safe, I plan to clarify with a clarifying poo every 6 months or so.
I follow it with a homemade ayurveda tea to condition and I leave that in to dry. So far so good! HTH!
Hey y’all, happy new year. Haven’t been here for a minute. This is my hair tonight. I interlock maybe every 5-6 weeks. Sometimes I do a light retwist on the top layer of hair, where it gets the most frizzy. I can finally do a struggle pony lol, still waiting for some real length to combat the shrinkage.
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I know I learned my lesson! Lol I just did some trimming and used the little crochet hook to force some loose hairs in.Been a minute... About six months ago my locs started creeping past my waist and I the weight of them began to really bother me. I cut them back to my shoulders and I really enjoyed the lightness and freedom ..but now Im ready for them to get long again. Also I've had to do a lot of loc divorcing. That's from keeping my head covered and un-manipulated for months. I've had and FUT and then an FUE ...the reasons for me covering my head. I didnt realize just how. fast locs can marry. Im just ready for a brand new intensive hair care regimen like I used to do years ago. I missed the old days when I was so amped every day about haircare. Im realizing keeping my hair clean, covered and unbothered has not been enough.