Nov 1, 2009

1st Retightening

Oct 22, 2009
Well, my first retightening went well; my hair grew more than I expected. My consultant said we can stay with retightening at 5 wk intervals since I had no slippage. Overall it took her approx 2 1/2 hrs to retighten all 487+ of my sisterlocks. She also washed my hair again for me. I really appreciated that because I wasn't looking forward to doing it. I was too afraid that I'd screw it up and have slippage all over that place. I did a braid out about 1 1/2 wks prior to getting the retightening and didn't take a picture. It was really cute, I'll do it again and post a pic of it next time. Overall, I'm really happy with my hair. I've had some family members that weren't too happy about my decision. But my husband is very supportive and understands my reasons. So that is all that matters. I've gotten some that asked why because they are used to seeing me with the usual long wrapped style. They don't fully understand what I went through to get that look and it was time consuming and costly. I think my sisterlocks look GREAT!! My new motto..... "Spritz, fluff and GO"!

2 Week Check up and Wash

Oct 8, 2009
Today, my consultant showed me how to wash my hair. She even rolled it up on rods for me. It turned out pretty cute. She said I had no slippage, so that was great news. I admit, I didn't do much to it over the last 2 wks. So, I didn't expect any slippage. However, I did notice my scalp was a little dry prior to the washing. She told me to drink more water, but don't put anything other than water on my locks. Because of my hair texture, I would have slippage if I used anything else right now. I also found out that my locking pattern is a 4 and 4 reverse. From my understanding the 4 reverse is supposed to help stop slippage. Still loving my locs. I love being able to spritz them with water , finger comb and go. Wonderful!