This blog will chronicle my natural hair and loc journey. I’ve been natural since 2001. I began my first loc journey in 2002 with traditional locs. I have made the decision to transition to SisterLocks™ this year. You are welcomed to watch my journey. Peace and Blessings!
Monday, May 9, 2011
Well, I've reached the 18 month mark and I'm still learning my girls. I purchased the Nappy Loc tool weeks before my last professional retightening. So I've been eagerly waiting for my hair to need to be retightened so I can start my journey to being a DIY'er. I got my last retightening on April 12th. I usually go to my consultant every 5 weeks. So I shall begin my first DIYretightening soon! Excited!
In the meantime, I have been getting up close and personal with my little ladies. I've been inspecting them very closely. The front of my head is my problem area so that has been getting extra special attention. I combined a few SL's in the front because I thought they were too thin.
Using my Nappylock Tool, retightened the two together.
I then twisted the two together in parts and threaded the weaker one into the thicker one towards the end. Here is what it looked like after I was done.
I think it looks pretty good, but only time will tell.
Other observations that I have made:
I seem to have 3 different types of ends.
1. Balls on the end of locks.
2. What my sister calls "cocoons"
3. Open or loose ends.
Any feedback about my trio of ends?
I must admit that I am much more intimate with my sisterlocks than I was with my traditional locs. Anyways.....loc on ladies!