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

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  1. shortycocoa

    shortycocoa Divorce Court Aficionado

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    I'm binge watching "Divorce Court" today on Hulu and came across this young Queen. She is too pretty and her locks are amazing. I love her whole look. I can't wait until my hair is long enough for this style.

    Chile, let me go follow her on IG. :look:

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

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    You’ve got the patience of Job! Their hair looks nice and healthy. Can’t imagine getting itty-bitties to sit still long enough to do anything.
     
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    I’m officially in the club! Ya’ll I’m going to have to get a wig or something when my hair starts looking wild! Lol I will be going on interviews in few months!! Lol Jesus be a retwist!
    I’m gonna be trifling too and wait a month before I wash. I will be using a hair and scalp cleanse instead. Anybody that knows me, understands going a month without some shampoo is a no-no!! Lol
    I’m going to contemplate if I’m going to interlock or twist and palm roll in the future.
     
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  4. shortycocoa

    shortycocoa Divorce Court Aficionado

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    Yay! Congrats on finishing up your starter locks. @ the bolded...:lachen: :lachen: :lachen:
     
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    Girl I think I have over 100 maybe 200-250? Geez!! Lol
     
  6. Cattypus1

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

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    Yay! Welcome aboard! I’m loving my journey more and more. I didn’t wash my starters for 6 weeks...I guess I was extra trifling! I can barely go two weeks now! I was all proud of myself because I almost made two weeks this week.
     
  7. Evolving78

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    Lmbo!! You are doing fine! Just pray I make it through! It’s going to be a lot of head patting for awhile!
    We use the same shampoo and conditioner too. I washed my hair and scalp 4 times, so I think I will be ok. I’m just going to use this spray and that’s it.
     
  8. shortycocoa

    shortycocoa Divorce Court Aficionado

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    Oh you did them small small. :lachen: :lachen: :lachen: I wanna see!
     
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    I wanna see too!!! @Evolving78 , do you think you will keep them that small? I started with 206 but now I'm down to about 160. I'm considering combining more.
     
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    I’m not sure if I will combine any. I have a small head, but there are sections of my hair that is really dense, like I have a lot of hair in some section. Every time I would get micro braids, I would have so many extensions on my head, I would look like Chaka Khan or Diana Ross! Lol
     
  11. Evolving78

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    There are so many do’s and don’t’s concerning products! I haven’t been buying hair products for a little over a year. I just restock on hair lightener and rinses on an as needed basis. I can’t use all of the stuff that’s on the market now due to my allergies.
    The gel I used seems fine. I see people are using whatever works for them.. grease, black gel, Shea butter, wax, etc.. I used that loc pomade, or QB honey bush tea gel. I have used Jamaican Lime but it is sticky and causes buildup. I think I use Fruit of the Earth Aloe gel too, but it has alcohol in it?
     
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  12. Cattypus1

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

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    I’m such a pj but I’m down to only a few products. I love the Damien Walter loc & curl. Not sticky at all, smells good and has pretty good hold and my hair is soft. So far, I don’t seem to have any build up.
     
  13. Evolving78

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    I have been following him for a couple of years now. I saw you mentioned his product before. I may just bite the bullet and order some.
     
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  14. shortycocoa

    shortycocoa Divorce Court Aficionado

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    Wow! I didn't realize you had combined that many. And I remember saying earlier that 175 seemed like a good number if you wanted a lot but not too many. Is that 160 in your avatar pic? If you combine some more how many do you think you will go down to?
     
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    Yes, in the pic its 160. It wasn't by choice. My new loctician combined them. At first I was like WTF. But what made me not uncombine them was that after she did my hair, I didn't recount them until my next appt. The whole time I thought I had like 200 locs b/c they looked so small. When I counted them and it was 165, I realized that I can get the same look that I was looking for without having so many locs. When I look at the pics from when I had 200 vs 165, I really don't see any difference; except when I touch some of the locs-I can tell that they are thicker.
     
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    I plan on buying his product too, once I can wash and retwist on my own
     
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    I bought the 8 oz because I wanted to make sure that I liked it before I committed. It’s concentrated so you mix with water in a spray bottle. It is expensive and the shipping...ugh.
     
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    Do you use a mist bottle, or a spray bottle (stream)? Is it like setting lotion?
     
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    I got a mesh cap today for shampooing and rinsing but don’t plan to use it until the end of the month or so.
     
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    I use a spray bottle and yes, it is just like setting lotion. It reminds me of Nairobi.
     
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    That’s what came to mind as well. Nairobi is heavily concentrated and I used it daily on my Twa for curl definition.
     
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    One of these days, before I leave this earth, I REALLY wanna try Sisterlocs.
     
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    ItsMeLilLucky Aka Giveme D’Monee

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    Well they probably won’t be Sisterlocs, more than likely they’ll be Microlocs. And I’ll probably dye my hair before I install them.
     
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    I wnat to figure out a way to wash my hair while preserving the retwist at the roots...

    I don't mind if the rest fuzzes but I want the roots to stay in tact...

    am I asking for a mircale?
     
  25. Cattypus1

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    Good luck with that. My only thoughts are some sort of pony tail(s) or banding. Wash (and condition if it suits you) and find a way to dry it at the scalp before you take them down. That’s all I’ve got. I’d like to know how you solve this.
     
  26. Evolving78

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    My scalp was itchy, so I rinsed my hair with warm water while in the shower! I didn’t run my fingers through my hair. It felt great to get some water on my scalp. My mini starters are still in tact.
     
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    I finally got my hair professionally washed and retwisted!! Its been about 9wks since I had my hair washed:look:. I'm 5.5mths loced now. I'm happy with the outcome. My newbies are starting to stay in place even after washing them; except for the front. The pics below are before the wash, after and then the final results. I asked my loctician if she colors hair and she said that she does but advised that I wait because of my texture. So I guess I will wait a full yr before coloring. I plan on going back for a wash and retwist in June and then a wash, retwist, and style in July. Ill be about 8mths loced in July:drunk:
     

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    @Guinan
    Those are so pretty! I like your texture.
     
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    shortycocoa Divorce Court Aficionado

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    I'm loving both looks.... especially how full it looks before your retwist. They look like 2 different sets of locks. It's amazing.
     
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    I used the cleansing rinse, then rinsed my hair in the sink. My crown was still itchy, so I used some witch hazel with a cotton swab in that area. Crown feels better, no more head patting for now! Lol it’s been a week since I washed my hair!
     
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