Sunday, October 23, 2011

With a second set of locs on my mind thoughts of "what will I do differently?" are swirling around. The list isn't long since I only had my last set for five months! BUT there are things I would change.

1. Smaller locs
I had about 55 with my first set. I love thick locs so I don't want to go much thinner but with such thick locs, styling was proving to be difficult - braidouts were impossible! Maybe 75 to 95 will work better? Who knows but it's definitely something I will discuss with my future loctitian.

2. Less product
I washed my hair thoroughly and used products sparingly. When I cut my locs, I was surprised by the amount of build-up. Once I start maintaining my own locs, I will try re-twisting with water and stick to oil for moisturizing on wet hair.

3. Starting on even hair
Last time I started with hair that needed a cut. The back was significantly longer than the front and I wish I had trimmed first. Also a hassle for styling! The hair at the nape will grow quicker, I understand, but I'm going to give the front a fighting chance to keep up!

4. Find a loctitian that is closer
I loved my last loctitian, Essence Farmer and her salon Rare Essence Studio. Unfortunately they were 3.5 hours away from where I lived in Arizona making the round trip eight hours long. To make matters worse, I relocated to Southern California and didn't make the time to find one due to a busy schedule. I have a couple of excellent recommendations that are not too far from where I am. I look forward to meeting each of them.

If you could get new locs or if you started a new set, what would you change or did you change?

- kareen


Naturaleza said...

Those are all good points to consider. And to boot, you seem very enthusiastic about it! Excited for you :)

Kareen said...

I am excited :)

Thandi said...

What would I change? Making sure they're more even.Some are so skinny compared to the others.But other than other changes.I'm so looking forward to watching your new locs.

vivopuro said...

Did you start locs?

Kareen said...

Not yet! Waiting for my hair to grow a little longer. I have an update post for this weekend with pics.

FoxyLocs said...

Your post is interesting, because I also anticipate starting over one day, but I just want to get to a certain place with this first set. I would go thinner, I would "start from scratch" and chop it off and grow it back evenly, and I'd start them with my current loctician not the one who originally started mine.

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