I recently visited “All Dolled Up” in Oviedo, FL for a re-twist…and I can’t say how happy I am with the results. My hair was blessed with the love and care of natural hair artist Shea. She did a wonderful job and my locs thank her for it!
I retwisted my hair last night and WOW! My locs are now gracing the nape of my neck!! Sadly I am not getting any faster at my retwisting skills, but I’m happy to report that it is getting easier to retwist my own locs.
My trip to Ms. Charolette worked out well. Of course I am still in that baby loc stage, but they are growing in well and I am happy with the progress my hair has made. So far I have about 4 inches of loc’ed hair (close to 5 inches in certain sections of my head).
Check out the GROWTH!!! Lol… I took this picture fresh out the shower while my locs where still dripping wet. I have to say I am so very happy with how my hair is coming along. This time I didn’t re-twist guys, I just washed my hair really good and let it air dry ( I had intended on re-twisting it, but got lazy lol so I didn’t). I would recommend sitting under a drier if your locs are longer than mind or if you notice your hair is still pretty damp after a few hours.
As for how I am washing my hair these days I am keeping it simple. Just spraying my hair down with a shampoo and water mixture (I mix a little shampoo with water in a spray bottle). This helps saturate my hair with the shampoo a little more evenly…instead of trying to work a blob of shampoo throughout my hair.
I am still using the Creamy Aloe Shampoo by Organic Root Stimulator. This shampoo smells great and is very thick so you won’t have to use a lot of it and its also the reason why I do the shampoo/water mixture in the spray bottle. After spraying it down really well I start squeezing my locs from root to tip. Basically I just grab a bunch of locs and get to squeezing Lol. For me I have found this helps to release build up without really disturbing my loc pattern at the root. Afterwards I add a little more shampoo to the palms of my hands and work it throughout my scalp. I tend to do this part very very gently, because again I don’t want to disturb my roots too much. And of course I always make sure I rise my hair really well to get all of the shampoo out. I still don’t use hair conditioner, as my locs just aren’t ready for it yet. But, I do intend on purchasing a conditioning spray pretty soon as I was told this would help maintain my locs and keep them healthy!
Yes I still wish it would grow faster…find myself in the mirror all the time…giving my hair pep talks and longing for the day when I can whip my hair like Willow Smith. If nothing else I am without a doubt learning a new level of patience.
152.5days of Nappy!!! (Yes folks…it’s a Yeap Year! lol)
I really can’t believe I am already 5 months in…Time is FLYIN!!
So far I am happy with my hair’s progress…of course I wish it would grow a little faster, but considering how short it was when I cut it all off I won’t complain too much :)
I’m noticing all kinds of changes with my hair. I still have a bad case of the frizzes. To combat that I’ve been using the Jamaican Mango & Lime Locin’ Gel instead of the Locin’ Wax Creme.
My re-twists are holding much longer and my hair is starting to coil itself into the same direction that I have been twisting it in. As of lately I have been re-twisting every 2 to 3 weeks…mostly in an effort to keep my scalp and locs as clean as possible. But I’m considering pushing my re-twisting to every 4 to 5 weeks (only to allow more time for new growth to sprout).
I’ve also been try a few new products…I’ve been considering posting a we video blogs capturing product reviews and a few how to’s. But I haven’t really made up my mind on that LOL…but whenever I do decide I promise you guys will be the first to know. :)