I can't believe three months have already passed since installing my locs! The second and third month sped by. I realized, that once I stopped concentrating on the length and locking process of my hair, time was able to go by quicker. Here are a few changes that I have noticed.
My hair is frizzier
I'm guessing because I am no longer allowing my hair to shed, my hair has become frizzy and I have many escapees. But after washing and retwisting, as well as using oil, the frizzies temporarily go away. Palm rolling has been my solution for the escapees. I'm hoping they will decrease as my locs mature.
I need an extra hold when it comes to my retwisting
I'm adding one more thing to my hair regimen. And that is, gel. I've learned that only using oil and water on my locs has been great for retaining moisture, but not so much for a lasting retwist. Retwisting with gel has prolonged the freshness of my root retwist, and I absolutely love it! I've recently retwisted with Taliah Waajid Lock It Up and as I write this post, it's been 11 days since I washed and retwisted, and my hair still looks fresh!
My hair loves oil
I tried jojoba oil for the first time during my last wash. It works just as well as coconut oil, but without the flaking. If you recall, in my first loc update I mentioned that the coconut oil was flaking on my scalp heavily. Thankfully, jojoba has the same moisturizing effects as coconut oil but without the flaking. I oiled my scalp with this before applying the loc gel to retwist.
My locs are feeling a lot more dense
You know when you two strand twist your hair, you can kind of squish the twist down with your fingers? Yeah, I can barely do that now. My locs feel more dense especially in the middle of each loc. I'm sure this is sign of my hair entering the early locking stages.
More details on the changes in my hair and regimen are in the below video. Check it out!