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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. msdeevee

    msdeevee Well-Known Member

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    1. Since July 25,2016

    2. I had been a loose natural for about 14 years. I thought I had 4c natural hair and it just became too much to take care of. I have tried every product & method out there to make my hair do what it's just not gonna do. I tried wigs & weaves , just not for me. I don't know how so many of us do it on a daily basis. To make a long story short I tried every method & style. I wanted to do locks years ago but thought about what "people" would say kept me from my decision. After going through a rough time in my personal life I decided it's time to do me.

    3. For life or some unforeseen occurrence like a health issue.

    4. Sisterlocks
     
  2. Platinum

    Platinum Well-Known Member

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    I don't think I'm going to worry about retwists for a while. I'm about to start going hard on my workouts. I may consider interlocking if my new growth gets out of hand.
     
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  3. mz.rae

    mz.rae Well-Known Member

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    I'm glad I'm not the only one that noticed this. I wonder what makes the difference
     
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  4. Foxglove

    Foxglove A drop of golden sun

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    I keep forgetting to ask has anybody dealt with postpartum shedding? I'm not sure what/when to expect shedding and if there's anything I can do to prevent it
     
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  5. BillsBackerz67

    BillsBackerz67 Well-Known Member

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    I was just wondering about this in general.
    Wouldnt it just make your locs thicker? Since all the shed hair is essentially being trapped within the loc (besides your edges obviously).
     
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  6. Foxglove

    Foxglove A drop of golden sun

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    I had a ton of new growth in my last reti. My hair is definitely thicker now but I'm worried it's all going to fall out
     
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  7. BillsBackerz67

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    http://curlynugrowth.com/4-tips-overcome-postpartum-hair-loss/

    I follow this lady on IG. She recently had another baby since this blog post and she has locs. Hopefully this helps.
     
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  8. Foxglove

    Foxglove A drop of golden sun

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  9. mz.rae

    mz.rae Well-Known Member

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    I always get excited when it's time for a retighten! My hair gets really frizzy looking at the front, I know I will probably like the frizzy look as my sisterlocks nature. But right now I enjoy the neatness of the look of the grid. I can't wait to see how much length I will have after the retighten too.
     
  10. mz.rae

    mz.rae Well-Known Member

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    I'll be glad to get out of the slippage stage. Just washed my hair for my retighten tomorrow and two in the front have slipped. One looks like it has come undone completely, matter of fact it looks like the same one that slipped last month. It's just ugh! Frustrating!! At least the rest of them are doing fine.
     
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  11. mz.rae

    mz.rae Well-Known Member

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    I got my hair retightened on Saturday and I'm amazed at how much my hair has grown. I probably won't post comparison pics until after my retighten next month when I will be at the four month mark.
     
  12. KimPossibli

    KimPossibli Supergirl

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    my hair looks so crazy...

    I feel like they are looser than the first month...

    the roots are super puffy

    it refuses to lay down

    issamess!

    I'm so tempted to go for a retwist...
     
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  13. mochalocks

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    Do you ladies curl your locs?, besides permrods, what other products do you all use?
     
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  14. msdeevee

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    I curl my Sisterlocks from time to time with old fashioned sponge rollers.
    I also use Lock loops.

    I have used those pillow rollers from Target and I did a braidout for the first time since being locked I love it. braidouts also control the frizz . So I'll probably be doing that after every wash.

    Hey, today is my 1 year lockaversary. The best hair decision of my life.
     
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  15. mochalocks

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    I never heard of lock loops. I'll look them up.

    Congrats on your 1 year anniversary. My locs made 1 year the end of April.
     
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  16. Foxglove

    Foxglove A drop of golden sun

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    I second the loc loops. I needed 2 packs
     
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    Having a love/hate relationship with my hair right now. I'm just looking for more length. Right now I am feeling so ugly, especially after this past weekend when my friends were talking about my Sisterlocks. They were saying I need to get my money back, they thought my hair was just a fro, and how bad it looked. I saw a woman with a short hair cut with relaxed hair and it made me miss my short cut I had last year. I know I will get over this and it just comes with the territory. But I am not feeling beautiful right now
     
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  18. Arian

    Arian Loc'ing Up!

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    Your friends??! They should be encouraging you through all the stages because it is a journey for you. I get being "100" but...
     
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    Arian Loc'ing Up!

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    Question: Does anyone see an issue with using Jane Carter Leave In as a daily spritz?
     
  20. mz.rae

    mz.rae Well-Known Member

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    Yes, like one was adamant about them not being Sisterlocks. And I'm like I know they are and I know what I paid for. They aren't loced yet because I've only had them since April. But yeah I honestly don't get some people.
     
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  21. mochalocks

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    Pay them no mind, before you know it they will be all over you when your locs get longer.
     
  22. mz.rae

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    Oh yes, I'm waiting for the day when hair is hanging everywhere! They won't be able to tell me anything!
     
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  23. nothidden

    nothidden TeamNatural95-Fractals/Zigzags-SisterLocks2017

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    Finally!! Est. 7/29.

    Though I was intimidated by the small size of Sisterlocks, I fell in love with the versatility and fullness...I LOVE them!!

    IMG_20170803_085238_411.jpg
     
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  24. mochalocks

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    Exactly.
     
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    mz.rae Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the Sisterlock family!!
     
  26. FlyyBohemian

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    This is me an my locs. My loctician said I can't have thick locs because I have soft hair but I would love you ladies to offer me tips and suggestions
     

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    She meant fine and low density hair i hope. How your hair "feels" has nothing to do with the size locs you can achieve. It looks to me like you can def have thick locs by combining them but the end result wont be lot of them which IMO i dont necessarily care for on someone with fine low density hair. Better off having smaller but more locs. I love yours:2inlove:


    ETA: would semi free forming work for you? (Not retwistibg for 3-6 months) I think it yields thicker locs for some not all. Been reading mixed reviews. would love to be a semi free former but its still too early because my roots marry.
     
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  28. BillsBackerz67

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    was finally able to get a hippy hair beach pic...sort of:rolleyes::lachen: the front still acting a fool but the majority if not all are at least budding now and trying to thicken up.

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    You can get thick locs by combining, and semi free-forming.
     
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    After almost 7yrs of being a loose haired natural, I believe I'm ready to lock my hair.

    I've been researching sisterlock and microlock stylists in my area, but I didn't think it would be THAT expensive. Upwards of $1000+ (dense BSL), not including retightening every 6-8 weeks. :pullhair:

    I'm more of a DIY kinda girl so I'm going to bite the bullet and install microlocs myself. I most likely won't start until next month, but I'm excited nonetheless. :supergrin:
     

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