Tuesday, July 30, 2013
One Year Locks Anniversary: Raw Honey Retightening
People with the healthiest locks are the only ones that I am interviewing, and some people only use shea butter and olive oil. No gels at all.
I like the idea of using natural products for my locked hair. I also realized that with the Sisterlocks being an interlocking technique that it seems to "uncoil" my natural hair pattern. My finger twisting seen to have been in vain the last few self-tightening sessions because my hair kept unwinding until reaching the interlocked area of the lock. So out of desperation to secure my new growth from unwinding, I decided to try the "Sweet Locks" approach using honey. I purchased local raw honey.
Please note: Add an hour or more to your tightening time when using honey. So I believe it took me about 4.5 hours versus 3 hours this last self tightening session.
It is designed to be a post-relaxer conditioner. pH is 2.5. You do have to rinse it out. I purchased it from Sally's Beauty Supply for about $5.00 USD. I will probably write a separate article on this conditioner at a later date.
Also, on a separate note, I have done articles about comb twisting locks, but now, I believe, only starter locks make sense to comb twist. The finger twisting technique seems to be the best tightening technique for me. I will continue to update you on my lock journey . . . until next time.