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    Default Lock Journey, 1, 2, 3, 4.... Drop Your Knowledge!

    What have you learned in your different lock journeys that could help someone else?

    This summer I hit 7 yrs Sisterlocked. Previously, as many on this site know, I was 6 yrs Braid-locked (06-13).
    I've learned alot. But here are some highlights:

    • Chill on the food products in your hair (ie. honey is ok but when combined with other products, honey can create a breeding ground for 'stuff and kill your locks, be careful...inbox for details).
    • Rosewater or filtered water is better than aloe vera juice to moisturize locks.
    • Less is best. Diluted shampoo, a dab of VitE and some water can bless your whole lock journey. Chill on products.
    • Sisterlocks CAN be maintained DIY from day 1. I did it, experiment successful.
    • Cover your hair when you can.
    • My mature Sisterlocks are lighter, dont cause neck pain. My Braidlocks hurt my neck at that stage.
    • My grey doesn't integrate well into my locks, all good though.
    • The locking process is significantly different for different installation foundations. It's been quite a different journey
    • Banding really is important for SLs during the first 2-3 months.
    • I cut locks to shoulder length for first 6, just letting them grow down my back again. My locks fit better in my bike helmet that way.

    • For me, life really is really more peaceful with locks and ....

    more later.

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    Miss ya'll
    Last edited by KnottyAuthor; 09-27-2020 at 05:43 PM.
    STILL keeping it knotty 1 day at a time ... since '03
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    KnottyAuthor aka Cheleski

    The Knotty Truth Series: The OG natural hair care book series on natural hair,culture & science

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