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June 28, 2019

June Retwist

I just did the year of change update and there's not a lot to update you guys on right now.  So I'm just going to make this a photo update. Next month is one full year of being locked.  My retwist appointment I think is one day off from when I started the process.   Photos below are before tennis and then after tennis.

June 23, 2019

Year of Change Update

I'm not sure if I did a formal post when this started for me last year but around this time last year I settled in to some decisions about my life.  Mom was on the mend even though we still had some worries about her continued health.   I was in the middle haul of admitting graduate students.  I was slacking on working out cause I had no free time and was trying to get my dossier finished in between visits to mom.  And I was just feeling stuck.  My hair was enjoying it's puff state but I was not.  So I made the first decision in the year of change.  I talked to a bunch of folks and settled on traditional locs instead of Sisterlocks.  Technically it was the second decision but first one that happened.  I also decided to get my eyes done and by eyes done I sought out Lasik.  Between mom's illness and life that didn't actually get followed up on until three or four months after the locs were installed.  I'm back on the weight loss kick and am enjoying working out again.  My one year locversary will be hitting in a few months so I figured I should do a check in point for myself.  I have questions about how they will look over the next year but we'll see.  Right now they keep growing, I can still see without my glasses and my clothes are getting looser.  All is well.

June 2, 2019

Fresh hair and baby hugs

So May is a unique month in my hair journey.  Unlike almost every other month my 4 week gap still left me in the same month for my retwist.  Not a huge deal.  It's lining me back up for my July appointment to be around the exact same time as it was last year when this whole adventure started.  Each visit my hair looks a little bit different and I'm actually shocked at where I was when this started versus where I am right now.  Honestly, I thought I had a great poof going this time last year.  I was tired though because of all the things that were going on with mom so I could be mistaken.  Regardless, that poof didn't look like a whole lot of hair when the locs were put in and I'm sure I was looking a little bit bald to most folks. 

But as you can see it's grown out quite a bit since the poof.  I'm not sure how much hair I'd retain if I tried to comb these out but I'm guessing I'd be looking more like Mufasa than Simba right now.  That is not in the cards though.   Right now I'm just noticing new things weekly.  More of my ends are sealed especially if you're not in my crown.  There's some loose ends there still but the hair itself is loc'ing up nicely.  Each retwist is making my hair a little too long for one thing and not long enough for another.  I'm okay with that too.  Just means I have to adjust things from my sleeping to the outfits I wear because I am not trying to have lint all over the place in my locs.  I meant to ask about swimming and protecting my locs but I didn't get around to it mostly because of the second part of my post title.  My loctitian had her daughter with her and she was entirely too funny and too cute not to entertain.  So we high fived and I taught her all about zerberts and we had amazingly stilted kid conversation.  What can I say?  I like kids and they usually like me.  Anyway, here are retwist photos.  Y'all have a good one.