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ABCXYZ
@ABCXYZ
02/02/13 09:44:37PM
8 posts

Introduction, and a few loc questions.


Introduce Yourself

So I just finished washing. Letting it air dry since it does so pretty quickly. Maybe 2 hours. Is this any better?


updated by @ABCXYZ: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM
ABCXYZ
@ABCXYZ
02/02/13 08:33:40PM
8 posts

Introduction, and a few loc questions.


Introduce Yourself

Thanks for all the help. I'll go wash now.

ABCXYZ
@ABCXYZ
02/02/13 08:22:27PM
8 posts

Introduction, and a few loc questions.


Introduce Yourself

I was using Dr Bronners but recently I started using diluted African black soap. I may go back to Dr bronners. Then I would do an acv rinse and put a little unrefined coconut oil in after

ABCXYZ
@ABCXYZ
02/02/13 08:10:02PM
8 posts

Introduction, and a few loc questions.


Introduce Yourself

So just start washing and sleeping without the stocking cap and they'll loosen up and I'll be on the right track? I work out a lot so I wash about twice a week to keep the scalp clean.

soaring eagle said:

just continue and no your job cannot make u keep a manicured look thats against the law

just leave em be they asre fine wash (without the stocking) and thats it they need tio loosen some to dread right anyway but they will dread just fine in no time

ABCXYZ
@ABCXYZ
02/02/13 08:06:56PM
8 posts

Introduction, and a few loc questions.


Introduce Yourself

And how would I go about loosening the root area? They'll probably just all come out anyway and it'll be tight and curly again.

Journeyman Dreads said:

you can still get that manicured look for your job but for the long term sake of your hair you should definitely loosen the root area a lil bit so they're allowed to breathe. too much scalp showing. your hair type would have been fine without the sectioning and you can buy a tam for your job to cover up your hair if that's an issue

ABCXYZ said:

So now what? Take them down, or just leave them as is and don't touch them anymore? With the occupation I have now, I have to maintain at least a slight "manicured" look. Otherwise I would just freeform. Also, never went to a salon, this is just from information I gathered from various sources on the internet.

ABCXYZ
@ABCXYZ
02/02/13 07:57:09PM
8 posts

Introduction, and a few loc questions.


Introduce Yourself

I'm not really sure what to compare tight to. If I put my finger through the base, they'll actually come right out. But either way, that's why I'm here. For your opinions.

Journeyman Dreads said:

whew those are twisted tight man. start over.

ABCXYZ
@ABCXYZ
02/02/13 07:54:43PM
8 posts

Introduction, and a few loc questions.


Introduce Yourself

So now what? Take them down, or just leave them as is and don't touch them anymore? With the occupation I have now, I have to maintain at least a slight "manicured" look. Otherwise I would just freeform. Also, never went to a salon, this is just from information I gathered from various sources on the internet.

ABCXYZ
@ABCXYZ
02/02/13 07:36:24PM
8 posts

Introduction, and a few loc questions.


Introduce Yourself

What's going on guys? I'm gonna keep this short and sweet. I just took the plunge to start on my hair on Jan 24th, and it's been going alright as far as I know. I started with two strand twists, and I had a few come loose in the back but they seem to be alright now. Also have a few loose ones on top of my head. My hair is extremely curly. Almost slinky like. Anyway, I'm hearing that they'll take longer to loc up.

I was wondering if it was too soon to actually go ahead and retwist it. I've washed it twice since I twisted it because I do a lot of exercising. I just work out with a spandex like cap on my head to draw the sweat away and washed through a stocking cap like I've heard many do online and for the most part it's held up pretty decent. I also sleep with the stocking cap on but throughout the day I just let it do it's own thing.

Anyway, here are the pictures. Should I retwist? Kind of hard to tell the difference between new growth or if the base of my twists are just loose because of my hair texture.

When I first got them done:

And here they are right now.

So if anyone can give me some quick feedback, I'd really appreciate it. Sorry if the images exceed a file size, but I didn't see anything where there was a limit on pixel size and I wanted to show the detail. Thanks.


updated by @ABCXYZ: 02/14/15 04:56:55AM
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