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

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  1. shortycocoa

    shortycocoa Divorce Court Aficionado

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    Whaaaaaaattttt???? Maaaaaaannnnn!!!! :lachen: :lachen: :lachen:

    Well, we'll be here when you decide you're ready. And at least you'll already have your tools ready to go!
     
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  2. Evolving78

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    I am not going to say I don’t have the time to properly retwist my hair. I started the retwist, but had to stop and never came back to it. I will just stick to my fingers until my hair grows a little longer. I just have to find the time and energy to do that. I’m not trying to freeform! Lol
     
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    I rinsed my hair in the shower and twisted some fuzzy sections. My hair looks fine again. I was wearing a turban and it was smashing my starter locs down. Water rinsing is my friend!
     
  4. FlawedBeauty

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    I need some input. I'm all over the place in my thought process. I'm not sure I want to continue interlocking and want to try retwisting. Maybe I should give interlocking a few more months idk, but I just don't feel like interlocking is going to give me the thickness I want.

    I started w coils and the loc'd coils are so nice and thick. While the interlocked section is like blah lol. Idk if it's because they haven't thickened up enough yet but I don't see them thickening up to the size of the coiled section. I'm due for maintenance this weekend or next and I'm so torn!
     
  5. Cattypus1

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    I’m no expert and I’m so new to this that I don’t really have an opinion but I’ve always heard you should pick a method and stick to it or you may have inconsistent results which sounds like your description of what your locs are doing. Good luck.
     
  6. Evolving78

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    I would go with retwisting and if you can go a little longer between maintenance. Are you comfortable with new growth?
     
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    If I'm not mistaken you have really fine hair? Like @BillsBackerz67 hair? I would go with retwisting. Me personally I don't like interlocking on starter locs (especially on fine hair), unless the hair is kinda locked already-as it looks like chain links, almost like a Figueroa necklace, lol. With fine hair you REALLY have to be patient but I LOVE the way fine hair looks when its loced-it looks so fluffy.

    Can you post a pic of your hair?
     
  8. BillsBackerz67

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    Hey there just to correct I do not have fine hair. It’s just really fuzzy/frizzy and doesn’t hold styles well. It behaves as if it is fine though!
     
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  9. FlawedBeauty

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    Yes, fine strands not very dense.

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  10. Guinan

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    Your hair is coming along very nicely!! Honestly you could go either way, it just depends on your preference. It looks like its thickening up too. My loctician suggested interlocking for the front-since the front of my hair is finer and not locing like the rest but like your concern-I'm afraid that I won't have the thickness that I want, so I opted out. But once my hair matures I would like to try interlocking since I heard that it last longer than retwisting
     
  11. FlawedBeauty

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    Thanks! Yeah, the thickening up is the previously comb coiled parts. The interlocked parts don't seem to be doing much in terms of the thickening.
     
  12. Cattypus1

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

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    I totally love the color of your hair! My hair is fine and fuzzy like yours but I’m palm-rolling to maintain.
     
  13. Guinan

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    Have you decided on whether or not your going to retwist or interloc? I'm assuming that if you continue w/ interlocking they will eventually thicken up-almost like sisterlocs?

    Good Luck with your decision!!
     
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  14. FlawedBeauty

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    Sitting here getting interlocked as I type lol. At this time I think continuing w interlocs is the best choice because I like to wet/wash frequently and plan on working out more now that the weather is nicer.
     
  15. shortycocoa

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    How close together are your retightenings? I think that you should space them further apart and then that might help you get the thickness you want. The next thing to consider is do you know what interlocking pattern your loctician is doing? She might be using a 4 pt. rotation and if you want your locks to be thicker she should be using a 2 pt. rotation. Since I know you like neat hair, you will probably be happier with a 3 pt. rotation.

    I think your hair looks good, you just have to stay patient and let it do its thing. But I will also say that you can probably achieve the ideal thickness you want if you combined waiting longer in between retightenings with a 2 or 3 pt. rotation interlocking pattern.

    If all else fails, you can combine all of your locks...but the way your patience is set up, I already know you ain't about that life. :lachen: :lachen: :lachen:
     
  16. FlawedBeauty

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    I wait two months. I already started combining and using a two point rotation. My daughter started doing my retightenings. I can't remember where I heard but I thought I read somewhere if you wait too long between maintenance it can make your base thin.
     
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    So I had my sisterloc consultation today. I’m getting them installed on Saturday!

    I’ve done everything I’ve wanted to do as a loose natural. Grew my hair to just above my waist, dyed it a lot :look:, cut it as short as it could be (twice), etc. At this point, being natural isn’t as exciting and that’s ok! I hate detangling but I still love my twistouts and braidouts, so sisterlocs will still allow me to do that. I’m watching as many videos as I can because I don’t wanna pay anyone to do my retightenings.
     
  18. Guinan

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    YAY!!! :bouncy: Can't wait to see pics! How will you be prepping your hair for next week's appt? For my loc install, I washed and DC my hair a couple of days before the appt and put my hair in twists. And then on the day of the appt, I took the twists out.
     
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  19. Evolving78

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    I washed my hair without a mesh cap tonight. I used DE Oat Protein and Henna shampoo and CON leave-in spray and DE hydrience spray oil. I separated my locs and just lightly twisted them. all of my locs stayed intact.
     
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    Me too! I actually had no idea and you just gave it to me :lol:. I’ll try to remember to post before and after pics!
     
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    Never thought I would miss braiding and banding. I washed my hair 95% loose in the sink for the first time and omg my back hurts! I’m not sure I got all the shampoo out, there was so much hair I had to shuffle through. Next time I am washing in the sink!
     
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    I scheduled my next hair appt for next month:clap:. I decided to book an early morning appt, since the salon seems to get busy in the later hrs. I'll be almost 8mths loc! I decided to try a style. These are the ones that I've narrowed down to. I just hope my hair is long enough for the style. I think I'm going to go with style 1.
     

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    That’s so pretty.
     
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    Has anyone tried bondi bands? It's workout headbands that help absorb sweat. I've seen really good reviews on youtube from people w/ locs-that workout.

    I'm ordering these colors.


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  25. Evolving78

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    My color is faded and I’m trying to hold out on retouching it.. I’m going to try to hold out two more weeks.
     
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    I need these in my life.
     
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    I’m washing my hair this morning , and later this evening will color it. I will not be oiling my scalp anymore. No wonder people have buildup. I only used a little and even after I shampooed my hair the other day, I could still feel the oil in my hair. Plus, it made my scalp itch. Might have been something I’m not suppose to use anyway. I will shampoo with DE Oat and Protein to get the oil out, and will let it air dry.
     
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    Remind me, how long has it been since you had locks? Your scalp/hair might not be used to it anymore. Were you oiling frequently or heavy-handed? What kind of oil was it?
     
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    Hey y'all! It's time for another retightening so I washed my hair this afternoon in preparation for it. I plan to start tomorrow. Hopefully I will finish by Thursday.

    Which also means DS 2 is due for his also...but I might do mine first. Especially since I already washed my hair. I've been wearing it up for the last few days and actually had it up for a Pride event I went to last Saturday. I had sooooo much fun!

    I wanted to color my hair for Pride month but that didn't happen. I did get some piercings that I wanted for my 40th birthday earlier this month though. I love them. Can't tell me ish....:lachen: :lachen: :lachen:

    I bought a lot of new headbands this month because I felt like it was time to add some more of them to my collection. There's some still waiting in my cart on eBay. For some reason, I can't cash out and I have tried several times. That might be a sign that I need to leave that particular vendor alone.

    I saw some on Amazon that I LOVED that would have been perfect for Pride. I have them saved to a Pride wishlist. I'm going to cop them later.
     
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    It’s been 8 years almost? But my body chemistry has changed and I have developed some allergies. The oil was a mixture, but all light oils, but it might have had something in the tree nut family? I used an applicator bottle and made sure not to go overboard. I just added a couple of drops to the front, back, and sides. I got all of the oil put now. I’ll just stick to that rose water spray I have been using. That seems safe and hasn’t caused me any issues. That what I get for getting to caught up in loc YouTube videos! Lol
     
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