Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Locking Process



Today I have been locked for four months now, funny now time flies when your not combing your hair. At this point I'm in need of a retighting like yesterday. I'm still trying to figure out ways to style my hair after about two weeks out from being retightened, craziness starts. After two weeks has pasted I start to look like Oh My, what happened to your hair. LOL. Sense getting loced my hair has went though many different stages. At first it was so soft that I could not touch it or wash it really. After the first month it got better and I was able to pull it up and do alot more styling and fixing. Month three my hair took on a stiff curl that released at the end of the third month. Now four months out I'm back to the softness stage with a lot of stinkage and curl. I've had a lot of growth, more in some spots then others for some reason.


I'm just sitting and waiting on my fifth month to see what will happen next.




Share your locing stages with me ladies, what stage are you in?

13 comments:

Meikmeika said...

I knew my hair would lock quickly because of it's texture. In the beginning my hair was stiff and using the Sisterlock and other drying shampoos made it even more dry, but these shampoos are recommended to quicken the locking process. Once I got the ok from my consultant I switched my shampoo and started using conditioner. Shrinkage, I think, is inevitable since in order for your hair to lock it must knot up, which in itself decreases your length.

I'm currently at a great stage. I'm liking my length even though I've been contemplating cutting it extremely short.... My hair is no longer stiff and since I'm ok with my length I'm not worried about shrinkage. I need to work on styling my hair though..

Muze said...

well i don't have locs, but as a natural, i understand the different phases our hair goes through. i've been natural for a year and three months now and i think i've had every phase of hair... from soft, to coarse, to curly, to fro-ed, to stringy, to tangled, to shrunken. lol.

everything. ha. fotki is my witness.

looks like you have some good growth and it's looking fab!

happy growing!

rmcandlelight said...

I'm sistered locked for 8 months now. I'm going to be one of those people that may take 2 years to lock completely. I have a loose curl pattern especially in the nape area (really straight hair)Some of them still come loose occasionally in the nape area only. I have curls on the ends of my locks and some are fuzzie to me. Others think they are just curls. I don't know what stage I'm in but I can diffently see growth and locking slowly.

Naturally Sophia said...

Happy 4 monthversary! LOL! I am going to do a post on the locking phases because I think many people don't know what they are exactly or what ppl with locks mean when they say thinkgs like baby or mature locks.

nywele said...

your locks are so pretty!
love your style too..
after annoying everyone with my lock or not dilemna, i put in 2 strand twists that i removed after 2 weeks....i was missing my hair so much :)

Allecia said...

Your locs look great! I like the curly look on you. I have no clue what locking stage I'm in so I'll look forward to reading Sophia's post.

ja stu sisterlock journey said...

your locks are comming along nicely looking at the photo.I am in my 15th month and I think my hair is locking, it is also growing rapidly, I am enjoying the journey with all the challenges,and trying to be patient.

Goodnapps said...

Congratulations! Just stopping by to say hello and hope all is well.

I'm definitely in maturity.

SeZ said...

Hello everyone, firstly I wanted to say thank you to everyone for being my locs family. I have learned so much from reading everyones blogs and learned a little bit about each person when reading and checking in with everyone. I can not wait to reach at least my next stage of locing. My hair is getting more hold each week which I welcome.

Moriah said...

well i'm 14 and biracial. i guess you could say i have nappy hair. i just got my hair dreaded yesterday and i hate it. i cried for 2 hours and writing this i feel like crying again. my hair is really short and its uneven too because it had breakage from ironing it. i don't know what to do. i want to keep it in but i don't want to look and feel bad for the next couple months.

SeZ said...

Moriah: I have looked for you every where for a year now and have not been able to locate you. I'm so sorry that you feel bad about your hair. I promise that at some point as you grow your hair will be your last concern. You could be bald and still put most chics to sleep lol. I hope that this time has passed and you are more happy now. Never iron your hair, I use to do it lol. Maybe braid locks would be best for you instead of dreads to get the look you want. Wear cute headbands and hats and clips for added color. it will all work out in the end. I hope that one day you will come back to my blog or e-mail me again. XO

SeZ said...

Also my son is bi-racial and no one know exactly what type of hair you will be born with. Nappy or not natural is beautiful be secure with you.

MACC MITTENZZ said...

LOL.. FIRST I HAVE TO LET U KNOW IM FROM NEW YORK AND I SWEAR WHEN I READ "At this point I'm in need of a retighting like yesterday." .... I COULDVE SWORE U WAS FROM NEW YORK WITH THE "LIKE YESTERDAY" LINE ... LOL..