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

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  1. msdeevee

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    You will love ❤️ the journey. I got my Sisterlocks installed 8 months ago and I love them more & more each month.

    I just looked at a vid in this forum with a natural with beautiful long hair but seeing all the products, the blow drying & flat ironing only made me happier that I chose this route.
     
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    Tried some Witch Hazel on my scalp for the itching and it worked much better than the Sea breeze. I wish I tried the Witch Hazel sooner. Still enjoying my sisterlocks and enjoying the process. I can't wait to see what my hair is going to look when it locks.
     
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    Yes! I'm loving just waking up, taking my scarf off, fluffing my hair out, and going! Sisterlocks are like the best of both worlds to me!
     
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    I don't even bother with the scarf or bonnet most nights.

    I have satin pillowcases on 4 of the pillows on my bed. I just lay down. Sometimes those bonnets & scarves bother me.
     
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    Attempting a braid out, I lightly sprayed each section with plain water and then braided my hair. Will see how it turns out in the morning, and I hope I don't experience any slippage from doing this.
     
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    My son just loc'd his hair. I'll be back to post pics maybe tomorrow.
     
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    Attempted to do a braid out! IMG_1356.JPG
     
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    Washed my sisterlocks for the first time today! I think I'm going to find another way other than rubber bands to band my hair with. The rubber bands were hard to get out and I don't like my ends getting stuck on them. I think one loc slipped in the back I go back to my consultant on Tuesday so she can check how my hair is doing.
     
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    @msdeevee and @mz.rae: How are your edges? On a video someone gave the opinion that SLs aren't good for edges, but I had never heard this before. Also did your scalp hurt after install/retightening? I'm assuming scalp tenderness varies by consultant and client (sensitive scalp).

    Though I wanted to be locd by now, looks like my next window of opportunity for traditional starter locs will be in a few weeks, but I'm still researching (and collecting lots of loc porn). I'm also getting color this weekend. Meanwhile, I came across this microlocs install video yesterday. They did a pretty darn good job, I think:
     
  11. Arian

    Arian Loc'ing Up!

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    Does anyone follow MissRii on Instagram? Her locs are just BEAUTIFUL!!!
     
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    Arian Loc'ing Up!

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    Here she is.... LOVE, LOVE, LOVE her hair....
     
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    Arian Loc'ing Up!

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    And the rope ponytail.... :drool:

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    Yes indeed! Fullness for days! ...and drool-worth...LOL!

    She was a sweetie and chatted w/me a bit regarding my desire to loc. She has a video or two on YouTube now.
     
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    I wonder how many locs she has...
     
  16. mz.rae

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    My edges are doing fine I've only had my sisterlocks for a few weeks so I can't really comment. I think it depends on the person and their hair and how often/how tight they are retightening or retwisting their hair. I feel like both traditional locs and sisterlocks can wreck havoc on your edges if you're pulling on the hairline too tight frequently. And my scalp didn't hurt at all after my install, but I don't have a very sensitive scalp.
     
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    @nothidden

    Although not addressed to me, I thought I would jump in. My edges have not suffered for the full year I've had SisterLocks. But your consultant must be wise enough not to overtighten that area or try to grasp every stray edge hair into a lock. I was told upfront that in the beginning some of my edges would not be interlocked until they grew out more.

    Just came from my 7 week retightening, and yes my hair will be a bit tender in certain spot for a day or two. The nape and the area Near my ears, I feel the most.
     
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    Use the terry cloth style small bands/scrunchies that you'd put on a toddler's hair. (they are usually colorful and can be found a most BSS. Also a YouTuber I saw some time ago used the snap style barrettes on the ends of her twists till they dried ...I thought that was a good idea to...just don't leave the house like that
     
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    Try silicone hair bands. Less likely to snag.
     
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    Got my starter locs done on 4/3 with Damien! Almost 3 weeks in now and loving it- frizz, shrinkage and all:). Here's a pic from day one. I think he did an excellent job.
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    Going back for my retwist in a week.
     
  21. BillsBackerz67

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    Omg they look amazing! I cant wait to see how they transform:2inlove:
     
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    IMG_6444.JPG Ok so i went to a loctitian in Rochester. It's about 70 miles east of Buffalo. I did google search after google search and found a lady named Erlande. She did an amazing job! Shes from Haiti and very much into holistic living. Specializing in locs for over 20 years. She commented that whomever started my locs knew what they were doing because the ratios were perfect. Thanks Damien! :thumbsup:

    My ONLY complaint when i left her shop was "damn my hair is oily/greasy AF" but thank god it was. I fell asleep on the couch and it absorbed all that oil and then some:lachen: had not an ounce of frizz or anything. Hair still nice and moisturized.

    She uses her own products and depending on how my hair holds up I may buy the loc pomade she used and have my girl use it on my edges in Dallas once I go back. My edges are still laid and thats rare. So ill be going to her for my retwists until August, and whenever I come to Buffalo, I now have someone to go to.

    I posted my one year collage on instagram! :weird:I really really appreciate this thread! I learned so much from you lovely ladies and yall were so kind to be "here" for me when all my progress was washed out after 3 months!:urock: I can now laugh about it!:rofl: Lol. Time flies!





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    The ingredients are:
    Coconut Oil, Aloe Vera, Shea Butter, Vitamin E, Castor Oil, Jojoba Oil, Cera Alba, Black Seed Oil, Fragrance: Papaya.
     
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    Your hair is progressing beautifully, it's like you never had a setback! And those ingredients in that loc pomade:2inlove:
     
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    Thanks. I was very curious. It didn't matter who responded.
     
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    This made me laugh. Had to find her on IG and tell her so. This also made me nervous. It never occurred to me that having locs would attract attention...stares and 'stank faces' yes, but not actual verbal communication.
     
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    Okay, I sadly have to report that I'm having some bunching in the back near the nape.
     
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    I had the same issue! I had to intermittently twist the roots of my nape each week. My roots marry eachother so quick. Ugh. Yours are microscopic in comparison to mine though.
     
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    Thank you both so much for the suggestions! I'm going to give these a try!
     
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    Has anyone seen this woman's SisterLocks...OMG
     
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    First retighten, I feel like I see some growth already. My consultant told me to use Head and Shoulders shampoo first and then use the Sisterlock shampoo second. I had some buildup on my scalp and my scalp has been itching. She also said I can take a spray bottle and dilute some oil and apply it to my scalp. I plan on starting that soon. I had no slippage which I am glad about! I'm hoping it stays that way. My next retighten is in June.

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