I will update you in a detailed post soon on the problems I've encountered with my locs and I also have product reviews ready for you. My debit card is worn out with all the purchases I've been making! Don't even know why I keep buying stuff lol. Oh wait, I do. PAK started sell Shea Moisture after months of only showing it on the website but failing to have it in store. I also bought sample packs of Mixed Roots to try out. I have also found a new loctician down the road from me, walking distance, how awesome is that! Her name is Sarah of OneStop Dreadlock Shop in Holloway. I went there last week for a retwist before my mum's grad and she did a great job, PLUS she costs less than Morris Roots MINUS the bus fare. She's in the basement of a barber shop which means you have to go through the shop to get to her, something I found kind of intimidating. Self-conscious me walking through a barber shop full of men. Do I greet them, or just walk through? Plus being a barber shop I guess a woman walking in draws attention; just something about all the men's heads coming up when I walk in makes me uncomfortable. My issues though, not hers. Being quite small I don't expect there to be a wait in future; she started on my head immediately and took a break to finish off another lady's before dedicating her full attention to me. Sarah is very friendly and spoke to me throughout the appointment. I wasn't as awkward as I usually am, yay me! Gave me some advice on maintenance; I didn't realise my freeforming could kill my locs like overtwisting could! She retwisted with hemp oil (it looked like Kuza) and did a wash with some kind of tea tree shampoo or something. I love the feeling of tea tree on my head so I didn't have an issue with it but I guess those who have essential oil allergies would prefer not to have that step. All in all, loved her. Bye MR!
So I'm going to leave you will a gallery of my hair as it looks now. You will notice my red is not as vibrant as it usually is. Honestly, I love the usual colour but I hate hate hate how it only lasts about three washes and leaves me with orange locs till my next session. My solution was to permanently dye my hair with Textures and Tones then lay the Crazy Colour on top. Not as bright, but more likely to last. Tell me what you think and don't forget to update me with your loc stories! Toodles!!
|UGH! Need to hit the gym. Watch this space|
|Look at where the locs at the back hit! Whoot!|
|Do you see progress??|
|Bonus shot.. my updo from my mum's graduation|