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    Unhappy Discouraged!

    I've been locking for 7 months now and I'm not really seeing any type of results. My hair doesn't seem to be budding at all. At one point in time I thought it was and now it feels like its not. Of course my hair has been growing but the length has no real effect on me. I just want my hair to loc! I'm starting to become frustrated.

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    Hiya, Sis. If your hair is struggling to matte, you might want to look into backcombing as a possible addition to your lock maintenance routine.
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    Locking/budding doesn't happen right away for everyone. Some people have stated it took thehm upwards of two years. If you really want locks, please be patient and stay the course. Best wishes to you.
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    I never had any budding that I could tell.

    Been locking for 46+ months now.

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    is it possible that you can post pics? they probably are budding, perhaps not to your expectations. locs have a mind of their own

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vavoon View Post
    is it possible that you can post pics? they probably are budding, perhaps not to your expectations. locs have a mind of their own
    Can you tell me how to post a pic. I've been trying and it's not working out. There are just days when I love my locs and there are days when I'm frustrated.

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    Default Discouraged!

    I'm currently in my 6th month of locing my hair and i'm feeling discouraged. I feel as though I no longer want to loc my hair. I'm starting to miss my loose hair. I've been feeling this way for a few weeks. It's off and on. One minute I want locs the next minute I don't. I don't know what I want! Help!

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    First question I will ask is what is it that frustrates you? Is it that you miss all the cute styles you used to do as a loose head? Do you miss the possibility of being able to do the cute styles you see in the inspiration or daily hairstyle threads even if you never did anything special with your hair)? Or are you in what we call the "ugly" stage and can't stand the fuzzy look you currently have and can't see the end of the tunnel? And why did you lock in the first place?

    It's your hair so you can do what you want. You should be happy, locking isn't or shouldn't be a test of your character. You need to figure out what works best for you and maybe that could very well mean going loose again. Maybe you need to experience your loose hair again and realize that you're ready to commit to it's upkeep. You can always lock again when and if you're ready. Or you may tell yourself that this is a phase and you will be rewarded with locks later on.


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    hey girl, try:

    tinypic.com - upload a picture and choose the format thats for messageboards and forums.

    ita with the whole love/hate relationship a lot of us have with our locs... i have just discovered a new batch of lint on my hair! investing in hair ties is a great way to ignore our locs when they are not to our liking

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    7 months is still early in the stage, some folks take years to get locked hair, all you need is patience.
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