The good thing is that I'm not playing in my hair; mostly wearing wraps. I haven't counted them yet because I'm hesitant to find out. I'm going through the occasional minor pangs of buyer's remorse. Perhaps they're too big? What if I don't like them as they mature? I quickly push those thoughts out of my head. I'm just curious to see how they develop.
Onto maintenance, when I left the salon, China gave me only two instructions to follow: wrap my hair at night with something non-cotton and to spritz with hair oil every other day or as my scalps needs.
Here are my essential items for this first (relatively easy and stress-free) phase of maintenance.
|I wear a hanky at night to secure the locs. I also wear one when I'm hanging out at home.|
|This is the large head tie I use over the hanky at night. My locs aren't going anywhere!|
|I'm spritzing with Africa's Best hair oil. You can get it at Wal-mart for 1.99. For the ingredients included, they're giving this stuff away!|
Lastly here are some pics of my day 4 loc babies.
|Lots of loose hairs!|
|The locs at the nape are frizzing up.|
|Big loc babies!|
p.s. My sweet hubby just counted my locs and I have between 55 and 60. Not as worried about the size but it seems like most people are around 80+. I know. I know. I can't measure myself against others. And I'm not. It's just an observation. We'll see where this journey ends!