Friday, June 29, 2012

Promised photos :)

Notice the twists are showing through the extensions :(

Things I've learned

Having locs ain't that easy...

I feel like my hair isn't getting enough moisture and I don't know how. Creamy things get stuck in my locs, particularly the extension piece. I use oils but I don't know that it works or is sufficient. Starting next week I'll try to add aloe vera juice to my regimen. See how that works.

Then I have thinner locs (due to the mess up with the lady making the parts at the front small and the extensions are heavy) and those are weighed down and I worry about them.

Anyhoo, those are the cons.

The pros are that I love the decision and am anxiously waiting for my real locs to be long enough to cut. My husband loves 'em, and my mom is warming up to them :)

I owe you all photos and so will post them soon.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

First quarter 2012 update...

First off, I am in love and happy I made the decision

Then, the woman who installed my extensions really messed me up. Pieces have come out leaving the twists exposed. Some locs are really thin and others are thick. I am so annoyed. Only the beauty of my actual hair coming out makes me happy and hopeful. I am worried about the ones around the edges but I am hopeful none will break from weight/stress of the extensions.

Sunday I washed and retwisted my own hair. Was not bad. Put it in a bun.

I have tried a number of gels and I have to say this the best thus far - Joie MyGel - I have avoided beeswax so far and I'm happy about that. I did have some shea butter at the beginning and I regret that but that's the same person who did my extensions and I'm guessing she doesn't know much about loc care.