Notice where I bind each section of my hair.
14 MonthsIt seems that my ends are taking care of themselves. You can see how much of the weak ends have fallen by the wayside in this comparison shot. When I decide to go ahead with the big chop, it may not be as big a chop as I thought it would be!
16 sections to be braided for a braid-out after washing
I bound my hair into more sections that I usually do. Six sections would be typical for me at this point, but tonight I decided to bind my hair into the sections that I would braid for a braid-out.
The sisterlocks kit comes with several of these elastic hair ties which you can find in any drug store. They are ideal for binding because they are small, don't damage your hair, have a lot of 'give' but can still be snapped in case I have a hard time removing them from my ends.
My locs have thickened up and are taking a little longer to dry, especially when braided and rolled on flex rods. I've found that I can braid them when they are a little dryer that I have in the past, with the same results as long as they are very dry when I remove the rods.
Love my hair dryer. I use one of those bonnets that attaches to the end of a pistol shaped blow dryer. It travels well - compact and light weight.
The Finished Product
After I braid, roll, and dry, I will lose a little of my texture. The combination of the braiding and heat smooths the cuticle.
To keep more texture, you can free style or, for move waves and if you have the length, you can make Nubian knots and let them air dry without heat.
Tight curls just after the set and braid-out
When it falls it will look a lot like this...