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

Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by Platinum, Sep 5, 2014.

  1. Evolving78

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    I really like your style!
    I want something similar in the future. Sort of like a pinup style.
     
  2. RoundEyedGirl504

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    I have some leftover from braids earlier this year. Once mine fatten up I may try them out.
     
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    thank you
     
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    Thank you!
     
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  5. shortycocoa

    shortycocoa Hair Weave Killer

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    I finished my retightening earlier this evening. I probably would have been done sooner if I had started Sunday evening when my hair was almost dry or if I had gotten more done on Monday and Tuesday. I was determined to finish today, so that was my main focus all day.
     
  6. Platinum

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    I haven’t retwisted in 2 months. I’m on the road this weekend and I was thinking about going to one of the local shops and getting someone to do it. But, I’m really particular about letting just anyone putting their hands on my head. My scalp itches and my locs feel a little hard and dry so I will definitely do a hot oil treatment and DC.

    I would usually wait until I’m home but I don’t plan to go home for another week and a half (right before thanksgiving). One loctitian that I would have in mind does awesome work but it’s very hard to get an appointment with her around the holidays. :(
     
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  7. Platinum

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    His locs! :love::love: I can’t wait until mine are this length.

     
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    Does the growth phase take place after all the hair is completely loc’d?
     
  9. RoundEyedGirl504

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    Time for another retwist, I am looking rough LOL! But I do see some nice growth, so that makes me happy and keeps me going.
     
  10. Cattypus1

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

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    1 year locaversary...I made it! Year 2 bring it on!!!
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    Excuse the closed eyes :drunk:
     
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    Cattypus1 That's not how any of this works...

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    Thank you.
     
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  14. RoundEyedGirl504

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    Thanks
     
  16. shortycocoa

    shortycocoa Hair Weave Killer

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    Yaaaaaaaassss!!!!!! Congratulations on making it through your first year! Your locks look so dope. See, I told you! Get it, girl! Here's to an amazing year 2 for you!
     
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  17. Cattypus1

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

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    Thank you so much. I’m so excited about this journey.
     
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    Anyone use a tool to help with the frizz?
     
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    Two months as of this past week! I know it’s so early but I really wish I had some hang time. :look: It doesn’t help when your sister has long locs but I know hers are 7 years in the making.

    These are from today. It’s been 3 weeks since my last retwist. Feeling kinda limited in styles. My hair grows in layers, so the top is shorter and I feel like I can’t do much but leave it down. It looks messy to me so I need to figure something out soon.

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  20. Cattypus1

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    My hair grows like that, too. That’s a lot of budding action for two months! I’m no expert, I’ve been loced about 15 minutes longer than you, LOL...looks like you’ll be loced in no time.
     
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    It's so annoying! :lol: I hope since my hair is locd they'll finally start to catch up lengthwise with the back. And girl I hope! I'd love to be completely locd soon.
     
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  22. Foxglove

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    From everything I've read the frizz is part of the journey and when they get more mature they get less frizzy. You could try sleeping in a scarf to try and keep them looking "neater" but I would embrace the frizz
     
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    Encounter someone at church that had their Sisterlocks for a month that saw me and said I was her hair goal. I told her the time is going to fly by before she knows it. It’s so weird hearing that now and it’s so crazy how I’m about to be three years loced in a few months!
     
  24. prettywhitty

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    I just realized my one year anniversary was yesterday just as I was going to bed. This has been so much fun. Looking forward to year 2!
     
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    So sorry they are sideways. I was just happy I could actually get them to post lol.
     
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    Congrats! We are within a week of each other in our loc journeys. So happy you are enjoying the trip. Your locs look good, even if they are sideways :drunk: Try making the pics slightly smaller, that might help.
     
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    How fun we are within a week of each other! I will try smaller pics next time. I was just so happy my pics didn’t go poof like they usually do when I try to post them.
     
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    I haven't posted in a while because I haven't noticed any huge changes in my locs in terms of length. It's been around collarbone length for a while which is a bit frustrating but I'll try to be patient. My loctician says my hair grows fast but I'm not seeing it !

    I got it washed and retwisted about two weeks ago and it already feels a bit dry (I spritz and oil it from time to time). I might have to do the deep conditioning and hot oil treatment posted upthread. Before I installed my locs I used to mix a paste of henna and brahmi powder to condition my hair. Does anyone else do this for their locs ?
     
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    This youtuber answered my question. Video if anyone wants to watch:

     
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