Saturday, August 22, 2009

Braidloc log #8 I can’t believe it’s been 3months with Braidlocks and ONE YEAR NATURAL!!!!!

I can’t believe it’s been 3 months since I installed my locks! They are really coming along very nicely. And to think a couple of my friends were teasing me saying that my hair wouldn’t lock because it’s so soft and Caucasian like (no offense)! Amazingly, many of my locks have already started to lock and seal at the ends. I still have lots that haven’t started.

The locks in the back are larger than the ones in the front. I think this has something to do with the fact that they seem to be locking a lot faster than the ones in the front. I don’t know if this is a factor or not. Because my hair is very soft and grows at the speed of light, I’m finding that maintenance comes much sooner for me than it does for some others. I started interlocking my hair around the first of July, but I’m still finding the need to lightly twist/palm roll in between interlocking sessions. For the average locker, this might be too much manipulation….causing thin locks and breakage, but waiting a lengthy period of time for me might be detrimental to the overall health of my hair. My locks crawl and “visit” one another frequently! They’re pretty friendly with one another! Normally, friendliness is a great thing, but I kind of wish my locks just kept a non-visiting long distance relationship! I enjoy rinsing my hair several times each week, and usually I don’t separate the roots when I do this. (I know I should!) So, when maintenance time comes around, I have a mess on my hands! Just this morning, during a light retwist, I found myself pulling apart lots of locks that decided to go visiting. What a chore! My parts are starting to move some now because of this and the fact that I’ve had to join some smaller, unruly, unraveling locks. Those little boogers!

All in all, I’m VERY pleased with my lock progress. I think things are going to go even faster now that I’ve combined some of them. I can’t wait for the journey to continue!

With all the excitement surrounding my 3 months with braidlocks, I totally forgot that I was celebrating a bigger milestone. As of August 20, 2009, I have been natural for an entire year! Yay for the natural hair!!!!