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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. Platinum

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    Yeah I didn't realize that until I started surpassing people at work who had their locs shortly before I got mine and their hair was longer of course. I kept thinking some people were trimming but they said they were not. Anyway the growth feels great because I was so eager to get out of that short messy phase.
     
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    I'm thinking about taking out my sisterlocks. This time was suppose to be a time of change, tranquility, and reinvention. But instead so many circumstances in my life has just made me feel depressed. And I'm not really enjoying the journey like I should.
     
  4. BillsBackerz67

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    So are you saying that you started your locs because of circumstances/life events? Its tough! Im so sorry you feel this way. What about it arent you enjoying exactly? IIRC you mentioned that your SO wasnt a fan of locs. Do you think that is affecting your journey as well?
     
  5. mstar

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    :love: :love: :love:

    Yours were on point from the very beginning! Look at those beautiful parts and uniform size all the way down each loc. I love it @ChasingBliss!
     
  6. mstar

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    I'm sorry I didn't come back in here to comment! They are so beautiful. Your thickness is just :thud: I would kill for my hair to be that thick!

    What's your length goal @BillsBackerz67? They look so adorable at your current length.
     
  7. BillsBackerz67

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    Thanks hun. I think it would look better if they were all at the same maturity phase. But since they arent my hair still looks "incomplete " at this length. Idk why but they dont seem that thick to me and it feels like i have 60 vs the 120 i have (shut up:lachen:) hair dysmorphia i guess. Im not sure how long i want them i really didnt think beyond that point just yet! A good length would be waist though. Whats your length goal?!
     
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    mstar Luxury bacon

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    You irritate me. :lachen::lachen: j/k :kiss:

    I don't know anymore. I originally wanted WL as well, but honestly...I've been wearing my own hair for the past 3 months, and it's getting on my nerves. I miss my wigs! Getting my locs cornrowed tomorrow so that I can start wigging it again. But I can't grow them much longer if I want to continue to have the option of wigs. Stuffing even full APL locs inside a wig would just be too much of an ordeal.
     
  9. BillsBackerz67

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    Theres a youtuber that has WL locks and wears wigs. I saw it a couple of years ago. I was like girllllll. No bulk or anything she was talented
     
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    Oooh if you remember her name, let me know!

    My hairdresser told me in the beginning to keep them thin if I wanted the option of wearing wigs. But as a thin-haired girl, I couldn't resist the idea of creating thick, lush locs. Now I'm kinda stuck with them.
     
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    Aww thank you. And to think I didnt want all those big ole parts when she did it initially. But she told me that my hair type needed it and that I would appreciate it when they grew longer. She said my locks would be strong. And they are.
     
  12. BillsBackerz67

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    BronzedGoddess01 has the most hits.
    If you search locs under a wig a multitude of vids pop up. They use something called the loc layering method.
     
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    I was just wanting a fresh start and to try something I always wanted to do. And I'm a person that connects things to emotions that that I am feeling at the time. And it just feels like so many bad things are happening right now for me to enjoy them. And me and SO just recently broke up so it's adding to it.
     
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    what did you guys do when a twist falls out in the first stages?
     
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    Retwist it.
     
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    Im super sorry about everything thats happening. Wishing you love and light my dear. :rose:
     
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    Give them a few more weeks. Your emotions and your current circumstances are temporary. Let that hair grow and see it as a symbol of your continued strength within.
    I hope everything gets better for you soon!
     
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    My sisterlocks are irritating me, especially in the front.
    My hair in the front has always been on the thinner side but I never thought it was softer.
    I assumed all of my hair would grow at the same rate, and be the same length because it does grow but boy, was I wrong.
    My locs in the front just won't mature and look half as short as my hair in the back.
    I finally realized they are looser than the rest of my head and the hair just keeps shedding.

    Any tips to help speed up the process in the front?
     
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    Same struggle. Mine just started to bud in April in the front....and it was pretty much a year by that point. Its literally a waiting game.
     
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    Thank you ladies so much! :bighug:
     
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    Ugh, next month will make a year for me. I'm so tired of the faux bang.
     
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    Is it me or does it seem like traditional locs, lock faster than sisterlocks? I see people who get traditional locks and their hair seems to loc within a few months. And then I see people with sisterlocks who have had them for a year or more and their hair still isn't loced all the way.
     
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  23. Foxglove

    Foxglove A drop of golden sun

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    My front is looser as well and some of them still had loose ends for over a year. I just waited it out. They will mature with time
     
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    Foxglove A drop of golden sun

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    I've been seriously neglecting my hair since the baby arrived. I did an aloe vera juice/coconut oil prepoo yesterday and these are the after pics. I'll be 3 years locked in August

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    I'm not directing this to anyone in particular. Getting Sisterlocks is such a big decision. I researched and read and looked at YT videos for months before I made my final decision.

    It's in most cases a final permanent solution and SL's cost a grip if you have more than 3-4" of hair especially in NY. Where I live.

    I dont understand when people make the decision and then after committing the time and paying the money they say they're over it because they're hair is not doing what they think it should be doing.

    I read and my consultant told me that all of my locks would not grow at the same pace. Most of us have different textures in our head so some parts may lock faster than others. Also, our locks may settle before they are locked n mature. I'm 11 months in 7/25 will be a year for me. My consultant told me that my locks are settled but they are not mature and I'm happy with that.

    The most important part of this process is to be patient. No matter what type of locks you have it will not happen overnight unless you have faux locks.

    I love my locks even though I Want the length and the look , I know it will take time. Honestly my hair is growing at a fast pace. Just discovered today that I can now sport a short ponytail and I went to Nordstrom to buy a bunch of colorful ponytail holders.Be patient , enjoy every phase and really think before any of us make a rash decision to cut their locks off.

    Like I said at the beginning this is not addressed to any one person so don't tell me how stupid I am . This is just my personal opinion because I've seen it elsewhere.
     
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    I really am thankful for this thread! I am feeling better this week than I was last week. I went on the Sisterlocks group page on Facebook and looked at all the pictures, and I had to remind myself why I went through with the decision I did. I feel like part of the reason I wasn't enjoying the journey as much was because I was worried about my then SO. I wanted them to grow and loc faster so I could convince him that they would look good. So the whole time I was self conscious of the way I looked. Now that he is gone, I'm starting to enjoy my journey again. I'm enjoying the different stages my hair is going through and just looking at how different my hair looks compared to how it looked after the install.

    I'm glad I went through with my install and didn't let my now ex talk me out of it. I don't believe in letting people who may or may not be in your life a year from now talk you out of anything you want to do. I've been wanting Sisterlocks for 7 years and I am happy to finally have them! It will be three months next month, and I'm looking forward to what month 3 will bring.
     
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    Awesome! Keep going!
     
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    I think traditional locks do lock faster. When I was loose if my hair was twisted it took everything to keep my hair from locking but with the sisterlocks I was shocked portions of my hair took over a year to mature and I still have slippage on some of my edges
     
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    Please answer the following questions:

    1. How long have you been on your loc journey?
    Since 2002
    2. What made you decide to embark on a loc journey?
    Spiritual reasons
    3. How long do you plan to stay loc'd?
    For life
    4. What type of locs do you have? Sisterlocs, Traditional, Cultivated, Freeform?
    Freeform
     
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    Got my first retwist.

    I'm happy
     
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