I think I'm ready to move on to my next phase of my hair. I knew it was gonna happen eventually. I see it as a natural progression. I have been over having loose hair for a long time. I've just been trying to extend this period. But I can't any longer.
Even reaching length goals isn't enough motivation. Lol. I came into this HHJ 11 years ago with the goal of MAYBE reaching APL as a longshot goal. So I'm happy with how far my hair has come. I'm gonna put in some locs very soon. I will NOT be cutting my relaxed hair. I worked hard and earned every inch so it's coming with me into this next phase. Lol. I'll continue to lurk here because you ladies have become my home base here.
Now I have to decide how small I want to make them. With fine strands and medium density, my hair will not be big and pretty like Lauryn Hill's or anything. Last time I did this in 2016 with relaxed hair, I did micro braidlocs and interlocked my new growth. I combed them out after 3 months though. It was too much like having loose hair and my roots kept clinging together. I'm going to do Instant Locs this time, using a triple crochet needle.
This is the instant loc process I'll be using, in case anyone is curious. Not sure whether or not I'll backcomb first bc I have a lot of texture in my hair already.
I will really miss your presence in this thread!! You provide knowledge, support, and a friendly smile to posters in this thread. I lurk but I always read your post.