Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by Platinum, Sep 5, 2014.
Oh no!!! Interlocking should help those stay more secure.
I'm DIY so no interlocking. I think if I start back sleeping with a tight scarf the itching and scratching will stop. The bonnet is irritating my forehead too. I scratched off some skin.
Oh wow! Yes, definitely switch to a scarf if that's the case. Interlocking can be done on your own as well, but I think I do remember you saying you wanted to go the retwisting route because it seemed easier to you and you would be self-maintaining.
If it happens again I will look into interlocking myself or find a professional. Thxs so much for the info and words of encouragement.
Got it, thanks.
Thank you so much! I’m starting to feel confident about retightening my locs. Thank you so much for sharing your journey. Your insight has been so helpful!
9 month loc anniversary ! I don't think anything has changed from the last month, but still happy to be here! I'll post a pic after my retwist on Saturday.
I braided DS 2's hair after his wash yesterday. I also oiled his scalp before I braided it. It looked much better with this attempt. I'm still unable to upload pics. It's very annoying.
I tried tying one of my scarves around his head yesterday before he laid down for a nap but he pulled it off. I'm going to have to go ahead and look for a skull cap for him and his brother to wear when they're sleeping and stop procrastinating.
Speaking of procrastinating....
I quit procrastinating and started adding aloe vera juice to my rosewater spray. I can tell a noticeable difference in my hair with the aloe vera juice added in. I think I will continue doing this. Not sure what took so long.
It feels very refreshing especially since I keep it in the refrigerator.
I've been spraying my locs with Adiva Natural's 24-hr moisturizer in hopes my crown won't itch at night. I think it helped. I retwisted on Monday so I'm not going to spray for a few days.
Congratulations on making it to your 9th month! I'm sure your hair looks fly. Can't wait to see your progress after retwist day.
Washing my hair this weekend (no retwist) not even my edges. Thinking of doing a Loc detox since I’m almost at 3 years (May 3rd)
What are you noticing with the avj? I mix vitamin e with mine for my locs but I used avj as a loose natural.
I can't keep my hands out of it. My hair feels softer and more dense from the nutrients, if that makes sense. When I only had rosewater and plain water in the spray, it was a different feeling. Not bad, just different. Like the rosewater would dry and there was no other noticeable difference or quality. My hair felt lighter, like there was nothing else on it. And the rosewater usually dries pretty quick.
I think you would have to compare the two to see what I mean.
So the loctician I had the consultation with just does palm rolling and doesn’t interlock. She said since it sounds like I’m just not happy with my consultant but seem to like my sisterlocks she referred me to some other consultants she knows. One of which is a woman I contacted last year. I reached out to her again and we’re going to discuss some things today about how to schedule appointments and other things. I do like that she can wash and style the hair. I got my interlock pattern from my current consultant so I can tell the new one. So I’m just going to see how everything goes.
I don't have locs, but one of my favorite loose naturals, Naturally Michy, has decided to start her loc journey using two strand twists. There have been many times that I considered doing this, but I know that I am not ready yet.
1 month update
2 months update
Washed the regular way except in the kitchen sink (I now have a filter). No retwist. I’m trying to use up some of the residual products that I have left. So I used the leave in conditioner (that’s the white stuff in my hair that hasn’t absorbed yet) and the gel from the blueberry curls line. It’s light enough so I don’t mind using it on my hair.
This is how I started my journey...I think 3 years ago in January. It took me about 2 years to finally keep my twists in and keep going. There are times I would love to have loose hair and run my hands through my hair but those times are few and far between now. I am very pleased with how it is thriving and growing. I must be doing pretty darn good because I was asked to be a hair model. Now THAT I did not see coming!
So...I added AVJ to my already mixed rosewater and vitamin e oil. I sprayed and let it air dry (I retwisted a few because they were a little loose). I didn’t wet my hair but it was just a bit damp from the spray. I put my satin cap on and went to bed. The softness is amazing and the main thing I noticed was a lot less frizz.
Appointment scheduled with my new consultant on the 27th! Looking forward to my retightening!
Yay!!!! It sounds like AVJ is good for your locks. I'm glad it worked out. I didn't pay attention to the frizz factor, but then again it might be because I love mine.
It’s my two year locaversary!!! time has flown by! I feel like it was just yesterday I got my sisterlocks established! Looking forward to what this year is going to bring! Will post pics soon!
Congratulations! I hope you have many more happy locaversaries!
a quick side by side comparison:
One month in :
Yesterday (9 months)
They look good!!!!
Your hair always looks so lush and healthy! I've never heard of Blueberry Curls. It seems like there's always a new product line every five minutes. I can't keep up. Do you like it?
ETA: How do you like using a filter? Any significant changes to your hair that seems worth it?
Omg they’re maturing beautifully!
Thank you! Actually that line has been out for almost 5 years. I gave most of my products away but the blueberry curls leave in cream and the jelly is light so I kept it around so I can use it up.
But yep all these curly product line sthey have out now are ridiculous. It’s great to have stuff to choose from compared to back in the day when it was literally ampro gel and pink lotion but it’s also overwhelming for myself. But I’m so glad I don’t have to worry about that now.
I do notice a difference with the filtered water. Before the filter was installed, I was using 1-2 gallons of cold distilled water from Walmart awhile back as a final rinse in the shower. My hair doesn’t feel stiff when it dries and seems to have more sheen as compared to my hard tap water.
Two year anniversary pics, my install day to now!
Tell me about it!!! And I had no idea that line was out for 5 years. I stuck to the products that worked best for me and were in my budget and tried my hardest not to become a product junkie. But you're right; we don't have to worry about all these new products that keep coming out.
I saw a commercial flaxseed gel picture on a FB post today but I forgot the company. So now I guess that's the latest trend the companies are jumping on.
I'm glad to hear the filter is working out for you. I remember over 10 years ago there were ladies discussing the benefits of using a water filter but back then they were mostly loose natural from what I paid attention to and none with locks.
So I definitely wanted to hear your experience with it.