Thursday, 27 October 2011

So, what's new?

Well, I stopped retightening the top of my head for now. I tried some manner of twisting method on a few locs. Not palmrolling, more of a gentle twist to incoporate hairs at the root into a loc and just let it be. I know this is not the norm for Sls but I've got to come up with my own combo of what works for my hair. I made a lochead band(I'm wearing it in the b&w pic on the right) by wrapping locs round an old head band(I'll put a clearer pic up asap)

If you look closely you'll see I put some (brown)yarn in my hair. I'm experimenting to with yarn. Yarn is extremely light and easy to work with. It serves as a protective covering for a weak loc while covering a sparse looking spot.


I'm allowing my locs at the hairline/top/crown to grow out with little to no manipulation. I thought about doing this before, but didn't bc thin locs really need to be reTi regularly. However,my dr suggested it would be a good idea to lay off retightening at least for a while. To just let the hair be. And I decided to give it a go. After all dr C experimented until she came up with her method right? No harm in trying something different to see how that works for me-yes? You can see what it looks like at the moment(right b&w pic). I use a soft bristle brush to just brush all the loose hair and it knda works. I'm due for another henna colour. The last one worked a treat. Finally, I have combined locs that look stringy. I have a several 2 headers. I might or might not cut them off eventually. And that my friends, is the latest news.

6 comments:

Bajan Lily said...

Your hair is so beautiful. Overall it looks full and strong so had you not mentioned hairline problems I wouldn't have thought anything was 'wrong'! Stay blessed xx

anthia-ofo said...

Thanks Bajan. Sometimes I have to view a pic of my locs to appreciate them. But I'm truly thankful for them flaws'n all.

Terez said...

Your locs look gorgeous. Definitely do what works for you!

I just spent the last week retightening my SLs for the first time. Whoa! Who knew that 310 locs was a lot of locs? I found out that it was! It was quite an experience. Even though it was a time-consuming, I feel like I'm learning what works for me.

Sophia said...

Do you use rosemary oil, it has helped me a great deal!

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anthia-ofo said...

Sophia, Ive used it sometimes in a spritz. How do you use it?

dewdrop said...

Wow, your locs have grown so much and they look so beautiful!