Are my ideas about locs right?
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Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 11:33AM
: Are my ideas about locs right?
If I get my hair loced using a latching/interweaving method, then I don't have to avoid the rain/swimming/sweating because I'd have to retighten every single lock after getting my hair wet.
Apart from washing my hair, keeping the scalp clean, and the hair oiled, there is little in the way of day-to-day maintenance.
If I go to a loctician (or eventually if I trust myself with my own hair) every 6 weeks for retightening using the latching method, that's mainly the only maintenance that needs to be done.
If I get small locs (pencil-sizish) rather than microlocks (Sisterlocks) then they will be easier to maintain, and require less time retightening.
Any of those ideas wrong?
As a little backstory on me, I have 3c/4a, racially mixed hair and have been transitioning since January. I am about as inept as one can get with hair. What worked for most of this past year was doing twist outs. But with all my new growth, it now seems permanently poofy at the top. I have frizzy hairs that won't stick down no matter what kind of gel I use, so even when I pull my hair into a bun the hair still looks poofy and bedraggled with all the strays up front.
I'm trying to figure out what to do with my hair, and locs look like they may be the solution.