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

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  1. Evolving78

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    I knew sooner or later I would go back to locs. I’m just in a different place in my life and needed haircare Regimen to fit the journey. I think locs can look so regal and soulful!
    I love clean, well cared for locs. I like locs, not sections of forgotten matted hair.
     
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  2. ItsMeLilLucky

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    It’s okay, I don’t have that much hair and I need a trim:lachen:
     
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    Girl I know you got more hair than me and it took me a few days to finish my hair doing some two strand twists! Lol I have an inch of hair!
     
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    Okay maybe you have a point there:lachen:
    I just know it’s gonna take me a buttload Of time to anything hair related anyway :laugh:
     
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    This week’s twist out. I’m going to see if I can get 3 weeks out of this one.
     
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    Ooh, gorgeous!
     
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    It’s here, my London Locs tool is in my city! :clap:

    I should probably get it it tomorrow :grin:
     
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    Thanks for sharing. I can identify with all of the above.
     
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    Thanks for sharing. I initially was worried about the commitment. It’s what kept me from locking my hair when my mom first asked me. Here I am almost 6 years later wishing I did it then.
     
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    My coworker wanted to count her locs. She has 78 locs. Her locs are nice and thick. She is free-forming them. She asked to play in my locs. She said she likes how my locs are nice and uniformed . My coworker said that my locs should progress nicely!!!:drunk:.
     
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    Awww :2inlove:
     
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    This man at Jewel’s had the nicest locs. I was trying to stare at them in peace, but he kept moving :curtain: :lol:
    I wanted to ask him who does his locs, but he seemed kinda irritated. I don’t blame him, cause that line was bananas.
     
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    I guess I will need to retwist this weekend. My starters are starting to marry from the rinsing, and that’s just what my hair does anyway.
     
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    I decided I couldn’t wait to shampoo my hair any longer, so I used a mesh cap. I used DE Oat & Protein for the first wash, and Honey Creme for the second for moisture. I didn’t use any conditioner. My starters stayed in place and there was no buildup.
     
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    Well today is the big day that I get my locs colored!!! I will post pics afterwards!
     
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    Does anyone have an o-locker tool? How long did they take to ship?
     
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    I can't wait to see the pics!! What color are you getting?
     
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    I’m getting something like this
     
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    That is beautiful! You must have done them small! How long did it take you and how long did you leave the twists in?
     
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    My hair did that a lot in the beginning. It was irritating. I was starting to feel some type of way. I try to stay on top of separating my roots, though.

    Yay! I know your hair and scalp feel so much better. That Honey Creme sounds interesting. Are these both Design Essentials products?

    I've never even heard of that until you mentioned it. So I'm curious to see it and hear you tell us your experience with using it whenever you get it and decide to use it.
     
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    I can't wait to see your new color job! Let me find out you bout to be fly for the Summer! :lachen: :lachen: :lachen:
     
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    Yes both are DE products. Been using DE for a few years now. I have a bunch of products from that company.

    I retwisted my hair, but I didn’t use clips. Maybe the next go around. Also, Gel seems to give me the best hold for my retwists.
     
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    Finally got my London Locs tool. Luckily for me, my favorite mail clerk was at the desk. She caught it right before they sent it back out. Thanks Miss DD :lachen:
     
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    I may have to try them. I researched damien's products and they are a little pricey and not on the ground. So far I'm using diluted clear eco styler gel w/o any issues; for my retwist. I've seen DE at sallys. Is there anything in particular that you recommend?
     
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    The oat protein shampoo is a good clarifying shampoo and there are a few other shampoos that are good for moisture. I also have the Restore which is a vitamin treatment for hair. It’s a conditioning rinse (not creme based). I also have products for shine, the hydrience line, etc. I have used the aloe and peppermint? Shampoo for itchy scalp. I have used all of the conditioners. But if you have any scalp issues the aloe shampoo and the scalp treatment is great for someone with locs or braids. The oat protein is a good first lather shampoo, but it needs to be followed with a moisturizing shampoo.
     
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    I retwisted my hair. I decided to use a setting lotion on most of my starters.. lol yeah I will need to stick to the gel to hold. The ends are staying, but the new growth/base has unraveled. So I’m going to be extra puffy until my next retwist.

    And I didn’t use any clips.. just lazy and pressed for time.
     
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    I was going to come out of my shell and upload a pic. Phone won’t let me be great.. lol
     
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    Took me about 15 min to twist up. I don’t think they were that small, I just have a lot of hair. I’d say I had about 20 twists. I washed my hair (b&b), separated, twisted, and sat under my bonnet dryer for 20 mins. My hair was mostly dry. I slept in the twists. Took them down the next day as I was driving to work. :p At night I cover with a bonnet and in the morning I take it off, fluff and I’m done.
     
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    I think I might have made my own metal interlocking tool. I just need to open the eye of the needle. I’ll post the steps if I’m successful.
     
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    When are you gonna start your locs?
    I’m on week two, but if you start before the month is over, we can be loc buddies!
     

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