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    Lightbulb Considering switching from interlocking to twisting my locs

    Hello all,

    I've been maintaining my locs via interlocking for a little over 10 years. After lots of research and "hair porn" I made the decision to interlock because I have/had a pretty active lifestyle and wanted the freedom to tighten and go as far as my hair went. Started with small braids and have kept it pretty simple with the exception of some color every now and then. I normally where my hair out/loose in waives, spiral curls or just straight. I cut off the "fat" ends about 3 yrs ago and now only trim the weak links. I have always been happy with the results and the way it has turned out. Had some growing pains with build-up and accidently combining locs in the beginning but we have worked through all that. Recently I can see that the locs appear to be thinning at the root and I know there is another thread on that subject, but after researching more I think I may have found a solution.

    Now to the point, as I continue to grow with my hair I am considering twisting my new growth in stead of interlocking. My reason are as follows:

    1. Easier to incorporate loose or new growth into the locks
    2. Possibly stronger locs
    3. Consistency in the shape of my locs (now they can appear a little bumpy -- not that its a problem but I like the cylinder shape better)

    If anyone has made the switch I would greatly appreciate your feedback.

    Thank you.
    Last edited by past1227; 04-25-2017 at 06:50 PM. Reason: Wanted to add pictures
    I'm doing this just for me! Locked and loving it.

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