Here's our dialogue below:
First of all, congratulations on getting your Sisterlocks.
You will just love them! As you have heard from many,
many folks in their blogs/albums, they are happy they did
get Sisterlocks and wish they did sooner. I agree. It's
funny because I wish mine were a lil' thicker than they
are, but for other reasons...I'll get into that on
my blog when I have time to update that particular topic.
Deja Vu wrote: Thanks! I'd also be curious to know why you wish
your were thicker? My consultant typically does a smaller
loc on her clients but I am wanting larger locs because I
will have to do my own maintenance. The fewer the locs,
the more manageable the maintenance as far as I am concerned.
My consultant did mention, however, that with the larger
locs one loses the “distinctive” Sisterlocks look. I’d be
interested in knowing what you see as the drawbacks. Thanks
again for your help.
Sorry I'm just now emailing you back. It's been busy, busy,
busy!! I like my size, the problem arose when I went too
long between retightenings. During that time, IMHO, the
root beds start to thin out, thus making them smaller and
weak. I've lost more than my share of locks behind that.
But I had no control over moving back home to Waco and not
having money to get my hair reightened for almost 5 months
and taking the retightening class which I now retighten my
own hair. The closest consultant is in the DFW area.
That's where the major damage came in. If I continued to
get my hair retightened on schedule it wouldn't be a problem.
But, since that was/is not the case (I still have lazy days
in keeping my own retightening schedule) I have paid dearly
for it. I like my size, I just don't like small weak root
beds. You lose locks easily that way, IMHO. This is no fault
of my initial installation or consultant. It's me just being
poor and lazy. Hope this helps. Take care!!!!!
Now my question to those out there in blogland who've had
locks for at least over a year: How are your rootbeds holding up?
Lose any locks for reasons such as mine? Are you happy with
the size of your locks? If so/not why? Comments please! :-)
Jen's locks in the early stage.
Here's current pics of my hair!