Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by Platinum, Sep 5, 2014.
Question...when i wash after a retwist is it normal for the twist to unravel or should it have matted a bit to keep some of that retwist? Since I switched from interlock to palmroll I feel like my new growth is not locking. I retwist once a month and wash about two weeks after my retwist. I've retwisted 3 times since I stopped interlocking.
Your roots won’t stay loc’ed and yes unraveling will occur, which is normal after washing your hair. A retwist isn't supppose to last after washing your hair.
Then to Now
Ok. I'm worried I'll end up like the chick in the video!
Love them! You are just a cutiepatootie!
Thank you !!!
I'm not loc'd but I lurk here. I just wanted to send my condolences to you in your time of loss @Guinan. I'm so sorry to read this. I hope you take all the time you need to process your feelings.
Two strand twists take longer to loc and they unravel and puff out more than coils.
But no matter what, your roots/new growth will not stay twisted. They will unravel because it’s new hair growth. That new hair will grow into the loc and will go through the loc’ing process as usual.
Now some people’s new growth doesn’t grow into the loc, it grows outside of the loc. Wrapping the new growth along the loc will take care of that.
But don’t worry! Your locs are doing fine!
They will mature sooner or later.
Hey girl! Welcome aboard. I just hit 18 months last month also. Can we see what your locks look like? How did you start them? How do you maintain them?
I'm all late.... didn't know you already blessed us with pics. I love it!!!
Hi I started with coils but they unraveled so then my loctician put my hair in braids instead. Right now I maintain them every 2 months by interlocking other than that I just leave them alone except for washing them once a month and spritzing them with water. I’m pretty much loc’d except for one small section on the right side of my head in the front
Your starter locs look close to the size of my locs currently. Do you have any tips for interlocking short locs?
Honestly I don’t because my loctician does the work. What I could say is that she went with that method because my hair kept unraveling and she was like that was the only way to keep my hair put. And in the end she was right. They stop unraveling after that. HTH.
I’m going to wash, touch up my color, and retwist my hair. I was considering interlocking, but I don’t know..
I got the TW Tight Hold gel, so I hope that gives my hair a nice hold.
I still use way too many clips. I know once my hair gets longer, I won’t need as many. I’m looking at videos for clip placement, but nothing good for super short locs.
Let me know how toy like the gel. I bought that and jamaican mango but i haven't started twisting my own hair yet.
I’m liking the TW Tight Hold so far. I didn’t touch up my color (just didn’t feel like it). The gel doesn’t feel dry or slimy. It feels very silky. It smells nice too. I’m taking a 5 min break.
What’s going on with everyone else? It’s getting cold out!
I was going to get a loc cap, but I don’t thing it will keep my locs from sticking up around my nape, so I will just stick with the scarf.
I would take that JM Lime back. The Tight Hold is the business and it’s not sticky like JM Lime.
Thanks lady! I got this loc tool, but I’m not gonna bother with it, but I will keep it around this time. I lost some I ordered years ago.
Dang well I got it from the beauty supply and they don't do refund so I'm stuck with it
I'll find some use for it
I love the TW tight hold I used it on my area that wasn’t locking. Guess what my loctician said it’s finally locing!!!
I finished retwisting my hair and it wasn’t as satisfying as I thought it would be... oh well glad I’m done.
Use it for edges. I just wouldn’t twist with it.
I’m at my six month mark (13th) and I have gotten some nice growth, but I’m still twiggy out of the group. I like the Tight Hold. It didn’t make my hair hard or crispy. My hair grows differently in each main section of my head. I will not complain. I’m in the teenage phase.
How do I know what stage I’m in?
I’m in that frizzy, unruly, awkward stage. Are your locs more uniformed, less frizzy, solid, or mature looking? If so that’s the mature phase.
Yay! I think I’m mature. Now when do I get to that growth phase? My locs are solid and the tips are fully loced. I still have hairs that get loose and are stupid straight but I think I’m there. Can’t wait to see what year 2 brings.