Last Thursday (13:12:07) i had my 3rd retighening. My locs havent started to form yet :( i was hoping that it might of but it has not. My hair is soft so i guess it will take me a while. There was some slippage at the back. Liz said she was doing 2 rotations when it should be one. We think the problem could be down to washing as that usally causes slippage. Although i do B&B, i realise that i do the front part small and neatly and when i get to the back i kinda do it any ol how. So next time i wash i will start B&B from the back so i can make sure that is done proper. Also i do not think the styling didnt help, although there was no slippage at the front. So i will ease up on that. Liz didnt tell me off but did say i shouldnt do it, which i already knew. Nothing new to report really, not much has changed.
Below as promised, is some of the pics from the meet-up we had in Oct.
Sunday, 2 December 2007
Well i promised if i did do curls using pipe cleaners that i would post the pics, so here they are. I put my hair in the PC on Thur evening, spritzin each section with water. I would have done it after i had washed my hair but i had washed it 4 days earlier and i didnt want to curl it then. It took much longer to put in than i thought it would. I was watchin tv whilst i did it and i think it took approx 2.5 hrs! yep that is not a typo 2.5 hrs. The PC that i had were too long so i had to cut them into 3, even then they were a bit too long for some sections. I think i used approx 59 PC altogether. I left the PC in over Friday. I took the day of work but i had to go into town so i had to cover my head as the PC were multi-coloured. I had a lacy scarf i used to use but of course you could see the PC through it. I bought a new satin scarf but some unknown reason i decided to buy a bright red one, so it would have been seen through. So in the end i put on the satin scarf, then put on a black cotton one and cos i dont really like it i had to put the lacy one on top of that. Talk about heavy. Luckily i was only out for a few hours and when i got back in it was a relief to get it off. I took the PC out Sat morning, the results can been seen below
I was in two minds about whether to leave my hair like that as i really loved the curls, but when i saw the back i thought, messy and decided to seperate the locs. But now i wish that i had just seperated the back and left the front ones in. The pics below were taken after i tried to tame the curls a lil. Its a pity that you don't full effect of how curly it was in the pics. I got loads of compliments at church so that was kool. Even though i loved the way my hair looked i think it would look better once the locs are formed.
Well i have tried 3 styles now and i am gona try and hold off styling until my locs have settled as i know it hinders the locking process. But i may do bantu knots at Christmas :)
Oh on a different note. I washed my hair last sun. The T/Gel seemed to have worked ok so far. I did one wash with that concentrating on my scalp. I didnt like the SL starter shampoo so i threw the rest away and i used the JML tingle shampoo that i brought. That felt fantastic, i think bcos it containted menthol so felt like my whole scalp head was being cleansed it was lovely. And i have a cold at the mo so it cleared my head inside as well. So far my head hasnt been itchy so i will see how it goes, esp after my next retightening. I hope i have found sommit that works. The only thing i didnt like about the JML was that it was soo thick that even though i had mixed it 1:1 with water it was still hard to spray it out of the bottle.
I shall keep you posted. Thanx for stopping by