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

    Evolving78 Well-Known Member

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    Oh the growth.. you can make a ponytail! Lol I can’t even shake yet.. I don’t think my hair has the ability to shake either.. like it’s just not light enough. I need a great amount of hang time to do that!
    Your hair has evolved a lot, so I know you will see more hang time soon.
     
  2. Cattypus1

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

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    Lol...ponytail is relative. I can pull it back into a kind of ponytail but lawd knows I wouldn’t leave the house like that!
     
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    shortycocoa Hair Weave Killer

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    I washed my hair and DS 1's hair today. I separated some of his locks but not all of them. He wouldn't sit still long enough for me to get all of it done. I just separated what I could, towel rubbed his whole head and put oil on his locks.

    I plan on retightening my hair this week starting tomorrow. It should be dry by then. DS 2 has some crazy new growth. He needs a retightening also but I plan to wait a few more weeks before doing his.
     
  4. fifi134

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    I survived 2 weeks without a retwist, so I think next time I’ll go for 3. I got my hair professionally retwisted though, just bc I felt like it. :look: :lol: I’ll go back to her for December for a wedding I’m in.

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  5. Cattypus1

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

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    Beautiful! What city?
     
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  6. simplycee

    simplycee Sweetest Taboo

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    20 months locked. Also 2 weeks post retightening and my grid has disappeared. I’d love to think it’s new growth but I believe it’s frizz.
     
  7. fifi134

    fifi134 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you! It’s in Boston and conveniently 15 minutes from my house.
     
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  8. Evolving78

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    @fifi134
    Your style is so pretty!

    @simplycee
    You have a lot of hair! It’s so full! How long does it take to retighten?
     
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    There is this guy on YT that started his locs with the towel/sponge method, and his locs are gorgeous! They are longer now, so he has to retwist them by hand. The towel method gives you a lot of locs too! I didn’t even think to start that way...

    I know I say this every time, but you are a trooper for dealing with those boys! Lol meanwhile, I just bought a hair cutting cape for mine. I got tired of clipping a towel around their necks and getting the towel full of hair.
     
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  10. KimPossibli

    KimPossibli Supergirl

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    As it turns out I didnt do anything to my hair until yesterday...

    I did it while soaking wet with a hot oil treatment in it....
    it wasnt terrible...

    but I wouldnt recommend going that long with out at least periodically separating roots..

    also...

    I realised yesterday that I'm about 2 .5 years since I started locing....
     
  11. Evolving78

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    My roots are not about the single life! They stay wanting to get married! Lol

    Do you think the hot oil treatment helped with popping/separating them? Did you use a detangling spray?

    Wow you are 2.5 years in the game! That’s what’s up! I hope to ride this thing out this time. I have loc’ed my hair several times and can’t make it past 1.5 years.
     
  12. Evolving78

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    Anyone wear loc jewelry?
     
  13. Cattypus1

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

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    I was born in Boston! I live in Louisville now and there is definitely a void for locticians and natural hair stylists period. I do love that style. I was considering finding a professional for my 1-year but I’ve been lazy about finding the right one and I don’t have time for the foolishness you have to put up with here with them being so few and far between.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Lessons I learned with this
    I see a connection happening here! Lol you got family in Boston? Maybe you could visit next year and hook up with a loctician there?
     
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    I think being dripping wet plus the hot oil treatment definitely helped

    what they look like today
     

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    simplycee Sweetest Taboo

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    I do have a lot of hair = a lot of locks. :spinning: Usually it takes about 3.5/4 hours to wash and retighten at 6-7 weeks.
     
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    Oh that’s not bad at all.
     
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    I want some! But I don’t really have a enough hair that I think would make it pop.
     
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    I bought dry shampoo.
    I don't like it.
     
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    Cattypus1 That's not how any of this works...

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    I haven’t been in touch with the little bit of family I have there in years. I’d be on my own there, I haven’t been back there since my daughter was a toddler and I won’t say how old she is, let’s just say she’s not a toddler anymore. :drunk:
     
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    Me too lol!!
     
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    Very pretty
     
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    33BB493C-D308-47FF-99F3-DF8B91823CA6.jpeg I got my hair retightened on Saturday I’m happy with it. It’s been 6 weeks since my last retightening and I have some new growth so it’s cool.
     
  25. shortycocoa

    shortycocoa Hair Weave Killer

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    That style is so elegant and beautiful!!!!
     
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    Your hair looks so good!
     
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    Cattypus1 That's not how any of this works...

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    Love it! I’m still toying with the idea of a professional retwist but I just don’t like shops!
     
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    Ohhh I love the size of your locs, so thick and pretty!
     
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    When I hit a year, i’m going to try a couple of cuffs.
     
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    That’s a dope pic! My mobile carrier wouldn’t let me be great last night, so I’m finally seeing it!
    Like I think you should frame it, seriously!
     
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