Here's the hair... ahhh nicely twisted. Coming along eh? Here's detail.. stretched out and you can see the old twists and buds (puffs of new growth in between the twisted new growth.)
This is how the ends of my hair look. Not quite formed into a loc. It may appear to be so from the pic, but actually it's a partially twisted, tangled puff! It's a bit nerve wrecking to see that they are so loose. I'm getting anxious because I really want to see a completely formed and bonded loc, but different stages for different people. Are my locs in the 'teenage stage'?
More untwisted, unlocked madness laying around my head.
Oh well. This time, I got a good scrub on the scalp. My beautician interlocked my hair and retwisted it using Jamaican Loc Gel. (I believe)
It can be frustrating, but the more I see different things and I learn about what's going on, it's pretty interesting. I have to think positively- to keep my patience and know that I'm getting there. Also, because most people that don't know about the process (most of the people in my environment) only know of locs as complete, mature locs that we usually see in pictures. So to those people, my locs are seeming to form incorrectly or look funny. This process is teaching me patience and perseverance and a bit of self acceptance, which I already thought I had from nursing, being a mother, etc. It can be difficult to look at myself and love all of the new growth under the baby locs. Every two weeks $60+ at the salon is for the birds.... but I can't feel that way and want a beautician to maintain my locs until they've matured =/
The journey continues........
Throw back- Remember this?