Lock It Up! Support Thread (Sisterlocs, Dreads, Freeform, Etc)

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  1. shortycocoa

    shortycocoa Divorce Court Aficionado

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    I did DS 2's retightening yesterday. He was crying most of the time. I did some of it before his nap and the rest after he got up. I tried to sing to him and comfort him through it. It worked a little bit. Even DS 1 and DS 1's line therapist was trying to help. But he was on 1000. His hair looks good, though. It's growing out nicely and I had to put a new lock in. It also looks like he has hair coming in at the base of his neck, but I left those for now.

    I definitely need to separate his locks on the regular in between retightening because I had to clean up some of his parts and although it was minor (at least to me) he was hollering like crazy.

    DS 1's line therapist even mentioned several times to him that he was having a rough day. :lachen: She was intrigued by what I was doing so she asked me questions and I explained everything. She even got up close to watch and touched his hair. When she caught on she said "oh, it's just like crochet! I know how to crochet." So I told her yes, basically. Then she asked if it hurt and I told her yes, that's why he's upset and crying. But if I pull his hair the wrong way he cries, so....yeah.


    DS 1's other line therapist that comes on Fridays will also touch DS 2 (and DS 1's) hair. They better be glad I like them. :lachen:
     
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    Yes I got a detox wash last time to get rid of gel on my hairline. I didn't use gel this time but its been almost 6wks since my hair was washed.
     
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    Did you have any problems getting all the shampoo to wash out? And yay for new growth! I always get excited to see and assess my new growth and DS 2's new growth before/during a retightening.
    No I didn't have a problem getting the shampoo out because at the end I took the stocking cap off and just let the water run thru my hair til it was clear.

    You did a good job!!!! Your hair looks great. If you did this by yourself, you knocked it out of the park! I always thought Toni Morrison's locks were beautiful also.[/QUOTE]
    Thank you. I did it all myself. It only took about 2 hours. It wasn't hard sleeping on the clips either last night. I hope my hair locs in 8 months to year.
     
  4. Cattypus1

    Cattypus1 That's not how any of this works...

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    Cattypus1 That's not how any of this works...

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    Great job. Your hair looks so soft.
     
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    Today theee different people complimented my hair. I really do look like I have locs. I’m loving this journey.
     
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    I'm sure your hair looked great Cattypus1. Keep up the good work.
     
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    Thanks, @firecracker. It’s a work in progress. I can’t wait until I fall in love with the way it looks. I love the journey but most of the time I'm looking crazy. :drunk:
     
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    I got my hair retwisted. I'm 3.5 into my loc journey and I feel like I'm no way near being locd. Before I got it retwisted I saw progress but when I took pics of my hair after the wash it just looked like a loose natural. Also my locs don't feel as compact as it did before my retwist. But on the positive side I love how my hair turned out.

    These pics are after the wash and retwist.
     

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    shortycocoa Divorce Court Aficionado

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    Your hair still looks great! Do you think your loctician switched products on you? Could she have put conditioner in your hair or washed it too rough?
     
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    Thank you. No she didn't switch products and she gently washed my hair. She said my parts are still in tact.
     
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    I love how your hair turned out, too!
     
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    I've been meaning to order this. I don't think you'll have any problems with his products.
     
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    I’ve only used it once but I really liked my results. Today is wash day so this will be the second time. I love his other recommendations. He is hard to watch though...LOL.
     
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    Can’t wait to get my hair retighten tonight!!
     
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    Ended up getting rescheduled again for yesterday. I ended up scheduling a loc Consultation next Tuesday with a lady that does traditional locs. I am going to see what she says about combining my Sisterlocks into small traditional locs. I’m over having Sisterlocks now all the consistent rescheduling is taking the fun/joy out of having them.
     
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    So sorry that this is happening to you. I def can relate. I switched to a different loctician and I am so happy I did. My old loctician would forever be 1-2hrs late for my appointments.

    If you do decide to switch to traditional locs, do you know what size you would like? I've seen some traditional locs that are so small, they look like sisterlocs.
     
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    It’s so frustrating! She cancels and has to reschedule a like 2-3 hours before my appointment. And this happens consistently, and my appointments are scheduled 6 weeks in advance. It’s actually a shocker when my retightens happen the actual day of the appointment. And I’m looking to go this size, the loctician says there are different methods we can discuss, so I’m looking forward to Tuesday.
     
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    i like that size. i wonder how many locs that would be.
     
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    I don't blame you....AT ALL! But I also thought you had decided to go the DIY route and you were going to do your own retightenings? Either way I hope this new loctician will be a better fit for you so you can get back to enjoying your locks.

    Ooh those are so pretty! I'm excited for you! Is this just a consultation on Tuesday or would you be getting them combined after she tells you the options and you choose one?

    The first woman reminds me of the size of YaGirlKesi's locks. It's hard to tell just by looking, but if I had to guess, it easily looks like the first woman has 300+ locks, maybe even close to 400. The second woman probably has 225-270.

    I could be wrong, though.
     
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    I thought about the self retightening and even have the tool, but I’m not sure I have the patience to retighten so many locs. I’m afraid I will mess them up. And it’s going to just be a Consultation, I’m hoping she can do the interlock method. I also want to stay in the micro/small loc size range. I might go to her a few time and possibly take it from there.
     
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    Oh ok. I totally understand! I was terrified and had the same fears leading up to doing my first retightening with my SLs. I didn't want to "mess them up" but I got over it due to the circumstances I have explained previously throughout the thread.

    But the truth is I did mess up, and my locks were still ok. You're going to do great whenever you are comfortable taking that leap.

    :bighug:
     
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    I'm 11 months locked today, ladies!!! :headspin: I can't believe it. I'm so excited, though.
     
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    DS 2 is 6 months along today...DS 1 will be 3 months in 3 days. I have been practicing braiding DS 2's locks (and mine) lately. His hair always sticks up in the places where he sleeps on his head, and I figured that might help tame it some. I sprayed his hair with my rosewater mix yesterday before we went out for one of his appointments and that helped a little, but it was still sticking up. Just not as much as before. :lachen:

    I'll probably wash his hair while I give him his bath after he wakes up from his nap this afternoon, then oil his scalp afterwards. Maybe try braiding it down again so he can wear that style for a few days.
     
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    4 months in now. I’m really just chilling at this point. My hair has shrunk and doesn’t want to do more than an braid out here and there. I’m a mountain of frizz and yet I keep getting compliments on my hair which is so odd to me. I think personally it looks kinda cray. Quick question.. some of my twists look loopy but it’s starting to lock and I don’t want to bother it.
     
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    Congratulations on making it to 4 months! Just leave it alone. Your locks are fine; they're just cooking.
     
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    I have been wearing my hair in another half-up, half down style for the past few days. Part of one of my locks broke off. :cry: .It was one of the ones I contemplated fixing but decided to leave alone. But I had reconsidered and was planning on fixing it, especially after seeing the state it was in this week. I was just a little too late.

    I'm saving it to reattach later. Not sure if I will reattach to the same lock (I know which lock it broke off from) or put it on a different lock.

    If there is a next time, I have learned to fix slippage as soon as it happens. This whole situation probably could have been prevented if I had done that.

    I have also learned that I can be lazy with my locks, but not TOO lazy. I just got too comfortable. The style may have also played a part.
     
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    Uh all my retwist at the top have unraveled because I scratch my hair in my sleep. LOL Its already a struggle dealing with the crown of my hair because the texture is loose and wavy. I'm rocking hats until its time to wash and retwist new growth in a few weeks.
     
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    What is slippage?
     
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