Friday, June 11, 2010

No more rubber bands!


I've just about had it with these rubber bands. I've had them in for over 2 months and honestly...they ain't doing anything. They leave dents at the end of my locs and I have seen little to no progress with the locs actually marrying.

Talk about an epic fail. So I'm removing them all, picking out a bit to reveal some loose hair and 2-strand twisting them down. I did that with a few and it worked. Not sure why I didn't do it with all of them. Laziness, I guess?

I get the award for "Doing too much with Locs". I've colored too much, switched up methods, married and divorced way more than the average loc'er. I thought loc'ing would be super easy but it's clear I change my mind quite a bit. Learn from me, y'all. Love your locs and leave them alone. Seriously...

Let your locs be!!!!

11 comments:

Ma'at said...

My locs made 6 months yesterday and I'm up here thinking that I don't do enough with them lol..

*Coop* said...

Sis, try knotting the locs at the ends. I do that to keep them together.
Just try a few small pieces of hair together at the end and let them be. Twist them (or braid them), knot them and let be!

NESSessary said...

I feel ya sis! Although I haven't really done as much to my locs as you have, I'm at the point where I am done worrying about my hair. Sometimes I think a lot of us put a little bit too much thought, doubt, worry, and effort into the locking process. In reality, there is no rocket science to locking, and ideally, we should leave them ALONE and just let them grow. Be patient though, your locs are still beautiful! :)

GoHard said...

yes i have learn to let my locs be. When i do nothing to them, i mean nothing, thats when they grow

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LoveandLocs said...

That is probably the hardest lesson to learn....I know I was worrying way too much about my locs. And it came from looking at other people's locs and wanting what they had (talk about loc envy!!!). I currently have a bad case of hand-in-locs disease, but after reading this reminder I think I'll settle down a bit....

satin doll said...

I had the same problem when I had loose hair and when I was trying out my starter locs...I need to learn how to leave my hair alone, especially with the Hand-in-locs disease...Thanks for posting this, now I know I need to leave them alone.

Miss M said...

I've been following your progress for quite some time. We started around the same time, I may have started about a month before you. The only time I colored my hair was before my loced...since then I haven't used any chemicals to color, but I have used Henna.

Every one learns from their individual journeys, but u also learn from other people's mistakes. I was always told to wait to dye my locs...or if you want to dye them...use henna. Chemical dying can literally dry out your hair, so it may be the culprit. Don't stress too much over the locs, just let them be, and they may start behaving.

BTW- I have double-headed dragons everywhere and people can't tell unless I point them out. I think they're cool.

Much luck sis!

scruffdiva said...

When I had traditional locs, I would just do a small knot at the root and a small knot at the bottom, like mentioned before. Then I would just leave them be! A loctician once told me that it is possible to "worry your locs" to the point where they won't be healthy. Scared me straight. Hand in head disease is serious!

Ijele said...

yay! i am glad you don't have the rubberbands! i am glad you loving your locks more again....

B said...

Y'all are the best!