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

Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by Platinum, Sep 5, 2014.

  1. Jasmataz

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    I want to do medium but possibly large :grin:

    Thank you :love2: I’ll make sure to post pictures :yep:
     
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    Looks like you found the one chica. It looks really good. Maybe you can go a little longer between retwist due to her retwisting tighter than the last consultant. I can't help but laugh at your comment about ID TV. I love to fall asleep to those shows then wake up from dreams where I'm running for my life. LOL

    Your hair is amazingly beautiful. Happy 3yr anniversary. I'm glad you are embracing that beautiful grey.
     
  3. Cattypus1

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

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    I was so excited when I was finally able to get an appointment for my starters. I know exactly how you feel. I’m excited for you. Are you comb coiling, sisterlocs, two strands, what?
     
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  4. Jasmataz

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    Comb coils :yep:
     
  5. Cattypus1

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

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    Can’t wait to see. I’m a newbie with 5-month olds. Best decision I’ve ever made for my hair. I can’t wait until they are all grown up
     
  6. Cattypus1

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    I just have to tell y’all something funny (at least to me). This morning I was doing my usual with my hair which is nothing but shake and go and I noticed a loc in the front doing something odd so I clipped it down with one of my retwist clips and went about my business planning to remove it before I got to work...I’ve been at work for almost two hours and just noticed I still have that dang clip in:drunk::drunk::drunk: Happy Monday!
     
  7. shortycocoa

    shortycocoa Divorce Court Aficionado

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    @FlawedBeauty where are you girl??? We haven't seen you in this thread in a while. How are your locks doing?
     
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    shortycocoa Divorce Court Aficionado

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    :lachen: Don't you HATE that??? What's worse is nobody told you you had a clip in your hair. But then again, maybe they thought it was intentional?
     
  9. mz.rae

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    Thank you! And I was thinking about going longer in between retightens like maybe 8 weeks. It still looks fresh now, I’m loving my hair and how it looks. And I couldn’t with those ID channel shows lol I would leave my appointments running to my car thinking someone was after me.
     
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  10. FlawedBeauty

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    Hellooo! I've been lurking and meaning to post but I keep getting lazy! My locs are doing great, but the frizz from the comb coils before I started interlocking is kind of killing my vibe. I think my hair color makes my frizz look worse than it does on dark hair. I want to share pics but there is literally nothing to see but frizz lol. I'm fine with it tho.

    Most of the locking of the old coiled ends is happening in the back of my head. From the crown up the ends are all still pretty much tight curls. Just trying to trust the process at this point and hope as I keep interlocking they will start to look like something other than frizz lol

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  11. Cattypus1

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    @FlawedBeauty my hair is not as light as yours, it’s more muddy colored with gray mixed in and I agree that I think the color amplifies my fuzziness. Like you, I’m totally ok with it and love the ease so much that I think it’s making me look at my hair thru rose-colored glasses. I love my locs and I love your color!
     
  12. mz.rae

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    Officially broke up with my old consultant today. It went better than I expected.
     
  13. firecracker

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    Which approach did you take? How did she respond?
     
  14. mz.rae

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    The soft approach, she messaged me asking if I wanted to schedule a session. And I told her I had decided to go to someone else for my retightens. And she thanks for letting her know and to take care.
     
  15. FlawedBeauty

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    Random: I feel the pj in me starting to come back. I just ordered some products from Dolly Locks and new shampoo and conditioner from some place I can't remember.

    Also, are you guys w new locks wetting your hair everyday. I'm sure in addition to my texture,and the fact that new locs frizz anyway, wetting my hair everyday is contributing to my frizz. But if I don't wet my hair would be stuck to my head like a helmet everyday after waking up from under that scarf lol
     
  16. Cattypus1

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    I don’t wet my hair every day. I do mist it most nights with my rosewater mix and allow it to air dry. I wear a satin bonnet so it’s not tied down tightly.
     
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    I did a retwist last weekend but I was on the road and I didn't have all of my supplies. I did "okay" but I'm thinking about redo'ing this since I'm home this weekend.
     
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  18. Guinan

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    I rarely wet my hair. In the morning I shake and fluff.
     
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    I don’t wet my hair daily. I mist with rose water spray every other day at the most. St night I tie loosely with satin scarf. Wash weekly.
     
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    Gorgeous!!!
     
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    I'm almost at 5 months now. I'm so glad I did this.
     

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    So many loc crushes in this thread! :heart:Very pretty pictures ladies.

    I got a retightening today. Thought for sure she was going to tell me no more b&b. First thing she did when I sat down was start to b&b. :rolleyes: She did say my SL looked really good and they are coming along well. I would post pics but I keep getting an error message every time I try to upload.
     
  23. firecracker

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    [QUOTE="FlawedBeauty, post: 25191619, member:

    Also, are you guys w new locks wetting your hair everyday. I'm sure in addition to my texture,and the fact that new locs frizz anyway, wetting my hair everyday is contributing to my frizz. But if I don't wet my hair would be stuck to my head like a helmet everyday after waking up from under that scarf lol[/QUOTE]

    I don't wet my hair daily but I use a Rosewater mix by Adiva Naturals every other day. I tie my hair down the first two weeks after a retwist then I just use a bonnet. The bonnet really isn't sufficient for my hair style.
     
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    shortycocoa Divorce Court Aficionado

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    I bet your hair looks great! Does your consultant wash your hair first or do you go with your hair already washed? I'm just trying to figure out why the braiding and banding is necessary as soon as you get in the chair if you're only getting a retightening.

    And keep trying to upload....or use a third party photo hosting site or app like some of us have so we can see your pretty hair!

    Looking good! That time is rolling fast. Next month you'll already be at half a year. Can you believe it?
     
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    So I also just finished my retightening last night (technically this morning a little after 1 a.m. but I'm claiming Saturday. :lachen:) and I killed it!!!!

    I started Thursday night. I was supposed to do it last Sunday but I didn't get around to it. I thought my sister was coming through to get her locks started but she didn't.

    She inboxed me Monday to say she just started twisting her hair while watching one of her shows. She sent me a pic and I said "You stood me up????". :lachen:

    We laughed about it and I gave her some advice because I told her they looked really thick and I know she didn't want them to be too big. She said she was going to come by soon so I can help her get right.

    She did a good job and they looked good, though.

    But fast forward to later on....she inboxed another picture saying she wet her head in the shower and the twists came out. She said she liked the look better on her and said she thinks she wants to start with coils instead.

    I told her it was important that she had that experience so she could actually see firsthand which method fits her best to start her locks.

    So now I'm just waiting for her to be ready to come through...

    I also told her she could just leave her hair the way it was, because I have seen some people start their locks from a twist out. But she said she wants neat parts for styles later on, (something I also talked to her about considering) so she's not going to do that.

    I'm going to come back and post pics later. Time for my facial. I missed it yesterday trying to finish my retightening.
     
  26. simplycee

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    She washes my hair and would style it for me but I don’t want to sit under the dryer. My hair in many places is still soft and my ends are still very curly and coily but not tight coils. She had to repair a few locks that sort of opened up along the shaft off my loc which is why I’m still braiding and banding.

    And my hair is full of layers. My hair is sitting on my shoulders on the sides and past my shoulders in the back. I wish my front was as long as the back and sides. My hair in the front grows the slowest. But I had to by a bigger bonnet because the one I had was too small. I got an XL. I brought one from here: https://www.isokenenofe.com/collections/adult-ankara-bonnets I guess this means I’m getting some growth. :happydance:
     
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    Also, are you guys w new locks wetting your hair everyday?

    Mine aren’t new but even when they were I didn’t. I spray my scalp with my sage tea once or twice a week. I may mist my hair if it looks a little dry. I have frizz too. I put on a bonnet or scarf as soon as I get home I believe it’s helped minimize it a bit but I still have some.
     
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    I got my hair done by a loctition for the first time in a while...

    I might try to step away from semi free form life for a minute...

    this loctition is so .... idk spiritual I guess like she is like a spiritual evangelist

    up there trying to get ppl to get readings for their signs and talking about indigenous spirtuality etc

    idk... it was a bit..
     
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    I decided to go back to locs. I have loc’ed my hair a few times and have tried a couple of different methods. I’m trying to decide if I should allow my hair to grow out a couple of more inches, or just start now with the tiny bit of hair I have. My starters usually stay put, or the sections don’t disappear, and I believe in washing frequently but not using conditioner until they start to bud. I like using leave-in conditioning sprays for conditioning, and I like refresher sprays daily/weekly.
    I’m interested in interlocs. I would start with two strand twists first if I start now. Or if I wait until the fall or winter, I can start with microbraids.. I don’t know I’m impatient, so we will see.
     
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    What is going on?!?? You are loc’ing! Wow! That’s so cool! I’m so out of the loop! And I have had an experience like that as well. Lol
     

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