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

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  1. Evolving78

    Evolving78 Well-Known Member

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    some of my locs are budding!
     
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    Looking good over there! I have the same Dr. Bronners but haven’t tried as shampoo. How do you like it? Do you dilute when you shampoo with it?
     
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    I like it a lot. It got my hair super clean. I think its great if you have a lot of build-up; which I did. No, I didn't dilute it since I rinsed my hair thoroughly with water prior to applying the shampoo
     
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    Washed my hair with DE Oat Protein. Sprayed CON leave-in, finger twisted the fuzzies and that it! Lol coloring my hair black soon.i love the colors, but I’m job hunting, so gotta chill on the fun colors for now.
     
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    I colored my hair today and washed with DE honey creme. Sprayed CON leave-in, and DE hydrience mist.
     
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    Retwisting my locs and I’m running low on clips!! I will be picking up 4-5 more packs or at least 2-3 that come in 100. I’m grabbing and twisting as I go. I’m not using the rattail comb to part either. I got locs to make my hair routine as simple as possible. That’s where I’m at right now in life.
     
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    Finally finished retwisting my hair this morning. I used the clips in the back from the locs that were dry. I officially retwisted my hair, since I wanted to make sure my locs are shaping into the form I want.
     
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    Washed my hair with Dr. Bronners Lavender scent. After washing I put I. Dome jojoba oil at the roots and then sprayed my hair with my rose water/vitamin e oil mix. My hair is very soft.
    I watched several videos with Yannie the Locologist and realized that I was doing some things wrong if I wanted my hair to lock, such as using conditioner. I didn’t realize conditioner could potentially cause buildup in locs over time. I’ve always associated conditioner with softness. So it was odd to me to not use it. But I’m still finding softness and now I’m hoping I won’t have buildup.
    I am going to pick up some clips and retwist next week.
     
  9. Evolving78

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    Hey ladies! Ya’ll quiet and this
    you can use conditioner, just make sure rinse it out well. I use a leave-in right now, but once I make it to the mature stage, I’ll use a rinse out conditioner,
     
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    What leave-in do you use? I want to find a liquid leave-in. I love Kinky curly but I don't want to use it yet since my locs aren't mature.
     
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    I use Creme of Nature Strength and Shine Argan Oil spray and Design Essentials leave-in spray.

    I only use watery leave-ins. I spray after I have washed my hair. I don’t use it daily. I use some rose water spray I bought. I plan on getting some Oyin Handmade Juices and Berries or Greg Juice for daily use.
     
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    I find that washing my hair weekly is best for me. I might go 2 weeks just to hold this retwist in place for loc shaping purposes.
     
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    shortycocoa Hair Weave Killer

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    I usually wear my hair down after a retightening, but I've been wearing my hair up all week and rocking a few of my new headbands. I love them! I've gotten a couple compliments, too.

    I plan on washing my hair soon since I have been covering it in the shower all week to keep my hair neat. But it's been covered 90% of the time, so...*Ye Shrug* :lachen:

    Next week will be my week of wearing my hair down. I need to make some more sulfur oil so I can oil my scalp after my wash. I think I might also do a tea rinse... I'm feeling adventurous today.

    I also plan on reordering more castor oil since I've been out for a while but I keep getting sidetracked. I'm feeling some type of way that it looks like the rosewater I want is not available so I have to pick something else.

    One day I will make my own but right now, I'm not about that life.
     
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  14. Cattypus1

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

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    I finally have enough hair to ponytail when I work out. I sweat like a beast and it’s not a good look!
     
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    I wash and condition my hair weekly, two weeks at most. I use DE products. I’ve been told that washing as often as I do can lead to thinning locs. I just can’t go weeks without washing. I do palm roll and clip when I wash. I also sit under a hooded dryer. I’m still figuring this loc game out but so far so good.
     
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    Yeah do what works for your hair. I know over twisting can cause thinning locs, but the washing is a new one for me. I can’t wait to palm roll! Sounds like you are doing everything right!
     
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  17. Cattypus1

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

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    Thanks, I’m a work in progress.
     
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    Hey peeps! I have been low, low maintenance since my retightening a couple weeks ago so nothing to report. No twistouts, braidouts, buns, updos... nada! Just shake and go. My hair is trying to lock but I still gotta b&b. :look: If it was mostly locked in one area she would say I only had to b&b sections but I literally have a blend of locs that are locking and others that aren’t even close because the hair is so soft. I’m certain I’ll be doing this until my 2nd loc anniversary.

    In other news....I am going to Jamaica for a week next month and I need to figure out how to braid up this hair so I can swim. I’m thinking a style with cornrows when I swim because I don’t want to wear a swim cap. I did a few test cornrows going straight back. was not a good look. I need style ideas to practice because it was a mess. They were so big.. :nono:....probably because my hair is so thick. Maybe cornrows up into a bun?
     
  19. shortycocoa

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    Yay!!!! Congrats on reaching the ponytail milestone! Now just think of all the new styles you will be able to create. Woo hoo!!!!
     
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    Thanks, but I’m still style-challenged. :cry3:This just lets me extend my retwists. Working out was a problem because my unloced hair would untwist and get fuzzy with the sweat. I’m not at style stage yet but I’ll get there.
     
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    I agree-each head is different. I was watching loc videos on utube and utuber keisha charmaine std that she washed and retwisted her hair every 2 weeks for the 1st 2yrs of having her locs. Her hair is still nice and thick and her hairline is intact.

    I'm thinking of going that route since I will be maintaining my own locs. The reason being b/c I usually go months w/o washing and retwisting the back of my locs. The back of my locs were SO matted when I went to pop them it was difficult and I couldn't really tell which loose hairs belonged to what loc. When retwisting I just have to make sure I don't retwist too tight.
     
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    I'm sooooo jealous. That's a huge milestone! Congrats.
     
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    I got my locs established by a loctician but I have done all the maintenance. It has been a learning experience palm rolling my hair. The first wash was using a mesh cap at 6 weeks. After that, I washed with no cap because my hair wants to loc. I use clips but I pin each loc vertically at the root along the length of the loc so that it can loosen naturally as it dries. One clip per loc. The horizontal bar at the end of the clip keeps the loc in place. The whole process keeps me from ever having that scalpy, freshly retwisted look. I guess because of the frequency, I don’t have any matting with my unloced hair. I’m positive I would if I let it do what it do because of the texture of my hair. Good luck and keep us posted on your regimen. Until you mentioned her, I hadn’t found anyone who had one anywhere close to mine. Thanks for that, I will check her out.
     
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    I want to wet my hair in the shower so bad... It’s hot! But I will wait..
     
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    I was supposed to be wearing my hair down this week, but I ended up doing one of my half-up, half-down styles. Today I used a scarf to cinch the 2 ponytails closer together. When I wake up in the morning my ponytails end up on the side...:lachen: So I think I might be doing another side ponytail type of style soon.

    I also attempted to go ahead and interlock the base of DS 1's locks the other day. He put up a lot of resistance and moves every time I touch his hair now. So I am at an impasse. I also combined a couple of them. It was mainly some of the ones on the very bottom back rows that were still sections or strands of loose hair.

    He also doesn't seem to want me to take the clips out of his hair. I have attempted yesterday and today. Everytime I remove them he asks for them to be back in his hair. So there's that. :lachen:.

    I kind of wanted to combine all of his locks but now I don't know. One struggle at a time. :lachen:

    ETA: still haven't retightened DS 2's locks. I might continue to wait until he's 12 weeks out to do his. I want his locks to get thicker.
     
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    I love my sisterlocks and am enjoying my journey since switching consultants. But, I keep gettin this itch to want to combine my locs for some reason. A few years ago I was all about micro locs and even wished my sisterlocks were smaller. But recently I have fallen in love with thicker locs as well as the idea of palm rolling to maintain. If I do combine I know I don’t want them super big I was thinking about this size in the pics below. I’m not sure what to do or if this feeling will go away.
     
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    I like them. I wonder how long it would take to palm roll them?
     
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    That is a lovely size!
     
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    I wonder how long it takes to palm roll them too! I know Kaya goes back and forth between palm rolling and interlocking. I like how they aren’t too big or too small.
     
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    Yeah, cornrows (and even flat twists, etc) can be hard to keep uniform and small. You (general you) have to make very small parts and sections to accommodate all your hair, especially when it's very thick. When you have fewer sections it just makes your hair look even thicker and the braids will be bigger also, if that makes sense.

    Cornrows up into a bun seems like it would be a nice style to last you through your vacation and several different activities.
     
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