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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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    To the ladies that are sisterlocked in this thread, any tips on how to get product build up off the scalp during the braiding and banding stage? I wash my hair but the flakes are still there. I don't want to scrub my scalp like I did when I had loose hair as I'm scared that will make the locs slip. I've been using Head and Shoulders shampoo along with the Sisterlock Shampoo. I'm one month going into my second month of being sisterlocked.
     
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    Girl i totally forgot you had locs! :lachen:They look beautiful.:2inlove: I totally would have been none the wiser about the extra hair added in at all.
     
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    Awesome progress.
     
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    Hey @mz.rae how you get product buildup on your scalp? Your newly locked right? Just a couple of months in? You shouldn't be using any product except the Sisterlock shampoo. I heard Head & Shoulders is ok.

    I've seen vids of people using an avc rinse to combat product buildup but I don't know if that would be good for you. Maybe you can braid & band then spritz your scalp with the acv. Let it sit for a minute or few & then shampoo. Your consultant would know .
     
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    I don't know if its product build up or not, but I have these flakes in my scalp that are hard to get out and my scalp itches. I feel like I'm not getting my scalp clean very well as it's hard to wash my hair in the sink faucet. I only started using Head and Shoulders because that's what my consultant suggested. I've been diluting the Head and Shoulders shampoo with water and this time put it in one those color applicator bottles with the pointy tip instead of a spray bottle to see if that helps. I'm going to see if acv will work, I get my hair retightened Thursday so I am going to wash my scalp again to get the rest of the flakes off.
     
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    Washed my hair again prior to my retighten session today. And one of my sisterlocks came loose it came out of the braid I had banded. I was almost about to cry. I know slippage and locks coming a loose comes with the territory. And even my consultant said if I experience some slippage it's nothing to worry about just come in and get it put back in until it catches. But I'm one of those high strung people where it's just the end of world if it doesn't go right lol. So far it's just that one that has come out all the others are in tact. I know a year or two from now I'm going to come back and read this and think I was crazy :lachen::lachen:.
     
  7. Arian

    Arian Loc'ing Up!

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    Has anyone purchased any loc accessories? If so, what sites did you purchase from and what did you get? :smile:
     
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    Thank you! It's weird because people usually add hair for length, but my length is fine...I just wanted thickness.

    Actually I'm considering maaaybe adding a little length in the front. My growth pattern is so frustrating...my back locs are nearly twice as long as my front, and so I feel uncomfortable wearing all my hair down because I feel it looks funny with the extreme disparity in layers. We've trimmed the back layer twice to give the front a chance to catch up, but that didn't really work...my front just grows extremely slow. So some extensions might be in my future...

    How's your hair doing?
     
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    Maybe try the Nioxin Scalp Renew treatment. I had it done at a salon once, then started buying the product online to do it at home (you can buy it on Amazon). It's a pre-shampoo treatment that you do every 4-6 weeks, and it really rids the scalp of build-up and anything that's clogging your pores.

    I've found it to be an excellent product that also helps the hair grow because it promotes a clean environment for the follicles. HTH
     
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    Thank you so much @nothidden.

    I got so much wonderful support from the other ladies at my beauty shop. For a long time, it seemed like my locs would never grow, but they always talked me through my frustrations, and would say things like, "I love your mushroom shape, that was my favorite stage from the early days! Your locs are beautiful, enjoy them." And I'd leave there feeling like a million bucks, with my raggedy scraggly locs. :lachen:
     
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    Thank you so much, I am going to check it out on Amazon!
     
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    It could be residue from the sisterlock shampoo. I find those white flakes and the shampoo is the ONLY thing other than water I put in my hair.

    Last time I washed (I only make 4 sections with 4 loose braids. I don't start the braid close to the scalp at all. That way I can really get to the scalp) I rinsed it for EVER and when it was dry I still saw those little jokers meshed in.

    Consultant said she gotta look at it, but was leaning toward suggesting Paul Mitchell clarifying poo after.
     
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    I'm glad I'm not alone in this, I recently purchased some rose water and mixed it with water to see if that will help. My scalp has been itching as well and consultant said I can go back to my Kera Care Dry and Itchy Scalp shampoo since it worked for me in the past so I plan on diluting some of that in a color applicator bottle. I also bought a hose that attaches to the sink faucet so I can really get to my scalp. I have wondered if using a clarifying shampoo would help with the issue too.
     
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    Its coming along slowly but surely! The front is finally progressing and the ends are trying to close. The back is 100% loc'd now. My front seems shorter than the back..but its just because its the top layer and the way it falls. Usially i opt for half up half down so its not so obvious.
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  15. mz.rae

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    The Rosewater is definitely working! I've been using it for the past couple of days and my scalp doesn't itch nearly as much as it has been. And I'm not noticing any flakes either. I mixed the Rosewater with regular water and put it in a bottle like this:
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    I like this bottle because it lets out a fine mist so it doesn't over wet the hair. I plan on mixing some peppermint oil with JBCO and diluting with water for my scalp as well.
     
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    Yes, Rosewater is amazing. I just started using it as a daily moisturizer a few weeks ago. I can't believe I didn't think about using it earlier. I remember using it during my Ayurveda/Henna days and it always made my hair soft.
     
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    Retwisting my hair myself, I'm under the dryer now. I know it won't be perfect but at least I tried.
     
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    so I restarted.

    I got my twists done a bits smaller and I'm going forward with what I have now

    *excited*

    However

    I've been at the beach 3 times a week since I started. I haven't told my loctician. I rinse out the salt water each time and I wash and condition once a week.

    my hair is hella fuzzy but I like how it looks. :lol:
     
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    What kind of rosewater do you use?
     
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    Arian Loc'ing Up!

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    What kind of rosewater do you use?
     
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    I still have to get my lint situation remedied, but I hadn't noticed it as much with this twistout. I think twistouts are my favorite!
     
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    So pretty!

    Rosewater dries my hair out but i love it on my face. I use it as an astringent. I get mine from etsy.
     
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    I use this kind:
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    so I I got twist put in Jun 2 and joined a kayaking team on Jun 5 and I capsized a couple times

    :welp:

    So I've been washing from day 4 ...

    my hair is fuzzy as hell but its hanging in there.

    Only one twist in the back looking like its going to fall out

    Planning to get a retwist after our first race on the 25th, so probably on 30th.

    Feeling pretty good about it thus far.

    Head bands are my friend
     
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    My goodness ....I'm mad I have not been getting any updates for this thread. I'm sitting here thinking it fell to the wayside... and all this time, it's ACTIVE...but then I see THIS!!! Your locs are beautiful...and your skin :cupid:



    My locs have grown very nicely over 3 years. I am still very happy with this decision. I'm gonna post a pic later.
     
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    I have used it before and noticed a drying effect as well, but I thought it was just the brand. Maybe it is just rosewater altogether.
     
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    I think it's best if theres glycerin, vitamin E, or oil added to it. But straight up pure rose water? Dry as the Sahara!
     
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    Aww thank you so much!! Yes please post...I'd love to see!

    @Arian yours look so fluffy and lush in your avatar :love: I wanted mine to be fluffy like that, but they didn't come out that way.
     
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    July 2017 will make 3 years. Sorry for the blurriness. I didnt want my face on here but it also distored my hairline a bit.


    This was the beginning
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    And in between time it got real crazy...but I dealt with it.
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    This is today

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    I purchased mine from an Indian grocery store in my city. I mixed it with distilled water, a little Aloe Vera juice, a few drops of oil (I didn't have any glycerin).
     
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