Speaking of my custom made unit, I washed it and repaired it again. The quality of hair that I used is holding up. I am sooooooo pleased. This unit helps me with my corporate image until my locks get longer.
Hair by Benita Blocker, May 2013 Fresh wash and curl!
I have been really studying my curl behavior. It spring rolls like a "slinky" toy. Have you ever tried to undo a "slinky?" It is hard to re-train a slinky to do anything but what it does. So I really do not think a "crochet hook-like" tool is going to be able to pull my "slinky curls" into my locks properly for retightening. I firmly believe that the fine tooth barbering combs are the best tool for my hair type.
My hair type will benefit from comb twisting to grab all of my hair and get it secured. Those who have less springy hair that grows away from the scalp will do fine with interlocking methods such as Sisterlocks or even palm rolling. I do not feel that my hair would benefit from palm rolling because palm rolling does not grab my "spring rolled and parked" curls that are hovering at my scalp.
I have identified a loctician who may be able to comb twist my locks in the future. I have no idea what to do about the front locks yet. I can massage and finger twist the back locks myself because they are larger, at least, until I resolve my Sisterlocks complaint. I hope to have the issue resolved within the next 45 days.
I want to keep as small of locks as possible using the comb twist method. I may still interlock my hair in combination with the comb twist if I find that I need a little extra hold.