So, in my last post, I was inquiring on the nature of a few of my locs-- given their new appearance. Come to find out, thanks to my guardian angel Cheleski =) --I AM BUDDING ! I could hardly contain myself when I got the news. Granted it's only a few of my locs in the back but it is something to look forward to for the remainder of my hair.
Shrinkage is the new name of the game. I am seeing a lot more of it since I have decided to refrain from setting my hair (only for special occasions) to encourage my locking process. Everytime I bantu or braidout I stretch out my hair which is setting it against the grain. I want this process to get on with it already, so I believe it is time that I stop hindering it. So much so that I've been looking into purchasing the Sisterlock starter shampoo solely because I've heard that it encourages the process. (still looking into it though.)
In other news, I have been experimenting with conditioning my hair with the start of this month. It has been feeling so straw-like and I am tired of it. I've come to terms with the fact that my locs are not SLs and I do not necessarily need to treat them as such. With that being said, I figured 6 months without conditioner is a good enough span of time to wait. The front of my hair looks no different from when I first started LOL. I washed my hair last week with my VO5 clarifiying shampoo and followed it up with this conditioner:
When they say weightless, they mean it. And my hair has a bounce back after I put it in. I only used about a quarter size amount on damp hair.
My hair has been doing its thing and I'm trying my best to leave it be and allow it all the time it needs. Impatience, however is at an all time high. I try to stay motivated with videos on youtube and blogs from those on the journey with me. I appreciate every single one of you so much.
Until Next Time,