It's Just Hair

Me talking about my hair

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Idk about twist outs

My hair looks like it has exploded into a large number of Oreida crinkle cut fries. That’s what my hair thinks of twist outs. I think the twist out on smaller twists looks like what other people get when they do a straw set. It’s never the wavy kind of thing I usually see on YouTube, even with varied textures. It’s this SHARPLY defined, usually explosive looking series of coils that I can hardly tell from the parts that are still twisted without using a mirror.

I’m curious to know if I will ever find a “hair twin” that has something similar to my texture, and actually posts vids. I love looking at them, and I get things out of their ideas, but I am hoping to find someone with a texture similar to mine so that I can get some more styling ideas. I’ve seen a few people who say they have 4c texture, but if I compare myself to them, or if I try to use these gradations, then I’d say my hair is about 6G. Seriously, the curl pattern is… Out of this world. My hair has snatched, hidden and broken combs in the past, no lie.

I’m ready to start pampering my hair, being more patient with it, and enjoying my texture - no longer stripping it away with relaxer (big chopped back in 2000), and no longer altering/hiding it with locs. My hair is basically “perfect” for locs, because it has a super tight coil, and basically locked up in three months. But then, it was doing what locs do, and I still wasn’t experiencing what my natural hair was like, nor was i experiencing all the versatility of my loose hair. I may get heat for this from locked naturals, but my experiences/thoughts are mine, so… whatever.

When it was loose before, I was very negative about it. I was glad not to have relaxer, And Jheri curl gone (yes, I had a curl LONG after it went out of style), but I was still angry that it was this mass of difficult to manage naps that seemed to fight me at every turn. But now I’m SO in love with my feisty hair, and I think it took having locs (which i LOVED, btw, don’t get me wrong) to help me appreciate my loose hair, and helped me to have patience with it and learn to listen to it. That’s one thing I noticed that lockers and loose hair ladies who post vids seem to have in common - listen to your hair, and don’t hate/fight the “imperfections”.

Though, I have absolutely no problem LAUGHING at the imperfections. :p

Filed under natural hair loose hair twistouts hair texture lol this turned into more than the title said...

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FINISHED!!!

It’s 1:43am Sunday January 6th, and we just finished off the last two locs!!!

I’m SO excited! Lol, my hair looks absolutely crazy. I took out all the small twists I’d put in before we left my mother in law’s house, and picked them out. It was actually big enough for me to hide the last twenty locs, because my hair is thick. But then I twisted it back up because it was getting in the way of unlocking. But I used huge twists, about two square inches. It still took a while to put them all in, because OMG lots of hair. But, lol, the twists just stand up however. My hair has always been “poseable” as my wife says. But I was literally able to stand a twist up in any direction, and it would stay. Any direction except down, that is.

It’s late, and I’m not doing anything else tonight, but tomorrow ill post pics of the fro before washing, and then after I figure out what I’m going to do, I’ll post pics of the finished style.

Eeeee omfg loose hair! It’s back and I can start to experience my true natural texture again!

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Wow.

I will DEFINITELY be done this weekend - possibly before I go to bed. Between me and my wife, we did 25 locs (I did 21, actually, because I was flipping obsessed), and now that we’re home, she’s going to do the last 14 for me, or at least as many as she can do while we’re watching “knight and day”.

Lol, my hands and my right arm are SO tired right now, lol omfg. But I kinda want to help out, because I really want to take my time washing, conditioning and styling tomorrow. I’ve been looking forward to using this deep conditioner I bought a couple of weeks ago. We’re also going to the beauty supply store tomorrow to check out some styling stuff. I’m excited to try some new things.

MOSTLY WHERE IS MY FRO I NEED IT RIGHT NOW.

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So close!

39 left, and determined to get them done this weekend. I did 24 since the first, but those were weekdays. I’m DETERMINED to finish this weekend. I think my partner will help out. I just hope the visit to my mother in law doesn’t mess up my plans. But it will be ok, I plan to stay up late tonight.

Omg here’s hoping!!

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Progress Report

I’ve gotten quite a lot done! My partner got involved again, helping me take down locs, and one day over the holiday, I was able to actually do 14 myself, with her doing 7 the same day.

Anyway, I have sixty-three left to take out. If we each take out seven, like we’ve been trying to do, I can be done by Saturday. If we end up taking out less, which may well happen since I’m back at work, then I’ll bet I’m still done be Sunday at least, because I can make up for lost time on the weekend.

OMG I’m so excited! Will definitely share pics when I’m all unlocked!

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Getting there

So… I have about 115 locs left to take down.  That means I did about 70 of them in 11 days.  If I do about 7 per day, I could be done in two more weeks.  I posted some pics of how they looked during the summer.  I really loved them, but I really miss my loose hair, too.  Haha, we trimmed those long ones at the bottom - I have no idea why they were so extra long, and I was going through this paranoid phase because I think the bleach was making my hair break off.  I was certainly paranoid that it was, anyway, but who the hell knows.  

I think I’m a little too shy to post any “transition” pics while I’m taking them down.  Lol, don’t TOUCH mah HAT!  Remember Sinbad, y’all?  XD

Hopefully back in two weeks with the finished product.  Most likely back before then to whine about how long it’s taking and how I’m just going to chop off the rest…

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It's Just Hair: Mah haaaaair!!!!

lovelyluvly:

ramblingabouthair:

lovelyluvly:

ramblingabouthair:

OMFG I’m a little over half done taking out my locs. I ended up going to the party with my bangs in twists, and the lower third in twists (dyed blue, y’all!), and my locs in a ponytail. It worked! And I don’t think anybody knew the difference because no one at work would even know what to look…

I’d like to see the end result. I’m considering taking my locs down as well.

Sure, I’ll have to post some before and after pics. It may be another month or so if I’m realistic with myself…

I couldn’t wait! My husband cut my locs last night. I love it. Still hoping for pics of your transformation. All the best.

Oh wow! Well congratulations I’m glad you love it!! Haha I’m not ready to do a big chop again (chopped relaxer off in 2000), but I can certainly understand wanting your loose hair back fast! I just combed out some twists from the part I have undone, and saw another glimpse of what my fro could be, and I am SO READY to have this last bit done!

Do you have before and after pics? I’d love to see!

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It's Just Hair: Mah haaaaair!!!!

lovelyluvly:

ramblingabouthair:

OMFG I’m a little over half done taking out my locs. I ended up going to the party with my bangs in twists, and the lower third in twists (dyed blue, y’all!), and my locs in a ponytail. It worked! And I don’t think anybody knew the difference because no one at work would even know what to look…

I’d like to see the end result. I’m considering taking my locs down as well.

Sure, I’ll have to post some before and after pics. It may be another month or so if I’m realistic with myself…

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