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Sunday, December 14, 2008

"Spotlight" by Abena


Greetings,

I apologize for being a little behind with the "Spotlights!" I hope you all are enjoying them. It's amazing how much great information is available for locks. Now I am going to turn the "Spotlight" towards you for a survey; "I think we are long overdue for a survey (smile). " I like surveys because they are great ways to get a lot of information in one spot, so here we go.

1. How long have you had your locks?
2. How many locks do you have?
3. How long did it take for your intial locking session?
4. How many inches did you start with?
5. How long does it take for your retightening?
6. How often do you get your hair retightened (or DIY)?
7. How many inches do you think you have now?
8. What is your favorite Lock hair-do?
9. What are your top 3 favorite lock products?
10. What is your favorite lock blog or website?
11. Have you had any bad experiences with your locks (hair, professional, personal etc.).
12. Why did you get locks?

It would be great if I had everyone's participation, the more the merrier :)

7 comments:

ja stu sisterlock journey said...

Iam going to answer by question numbers.
1.20 months
2.about 400 plus.
3.about 12 hours over 2 days.
4.about 1inch.
5.about 4 hours.
6.4-5 weeks.
7.over 6inches I think need to check.
8.braidout.
9.still use the sisterlocks shampoo and moisturizer.
10.I read a few.
11.not yet.
12. to wear my hair in its natural state after so many years of chemical.

moisturizer

Nihuru said...

1. How long have you had your locks? Two years - February 2009
2. How many locks do you have? 636
3. How long did it take for your intial locking session? 18 hours
4. How many inches did you start with? 1 - 1 1/2
5. How long does it take for your retightening? Up to the last ReTi, it was taking 6 hours. They were done in 4 the last time.
6. How often do you get your hair retightened (or DIY)? Every 6 weeks
7. How many inches do you think you have now? 4 inches (back) 6 inches (front)
8. What is your favorite Lock hair-do? Freestyle
9. What are your top 3 favorite lock products? Refeel Shampoo, Moistec Conditioner and Penetrating Leave in conditioner - all by Silk2
10. What is your favorite lock blog or website? My own - because it's all about me :)
11. Have you had any bad experiences with your locks (hair, professional, personal etc.)My hair was too short to BB (it was too short to fold over before banding)when first installed so I put rubber bands on the entire lock -really tight, couldn't get them off so I used a razor blade; ending up cutting half of 2 of my locks off.
12. Why did you get locks?
I was tired of the back of forth of natural and relaxed...needed something permanent. The expense incurred to this point, keeps me from wanting to remove them. I have too much invested.

Chosen Vessel {Abena} said...

1. How long have you had your locks? 5 years 5 1/2 months.
2. How many locks do you have? Roughly about 440.
3. How long did it take for your intial locking session? 9 hours.
4. How long does it take for your retightening? 2 1/2 hours
5. How often do you get your hair retightened? Every 5 or 6 weeks.
6. How many inches did you start with? About 1 1/2 to 2 inches.
7. How many inches do you think you have now? Wow, I am not sure, maybe 12 inches, I have to measure.
8. What is your favorite Lock hair-do? Braid-out.
9. What are your top 3 favorite lock products? Carol's Daughter Tui Hair Oil, Tui Jojoba Shea Butter Hair Sheen, and Fantasias IC 100% Pure Tea Shampoo.
10. What is your favorite lock blog or website? Well my own, ofcourse (smile)
11. Have you had any bad experiences with your locks (hair, professional, personal etc.)? Actually, no.
12. Why did you get locks? Because I no longer wanted chemicals in my hair and I also wanted less HAIR-HASSLE. But I had no idea that Sisterlocks would bring so much more too my life, this hair technique has truly taught me how to love all of me :)

Chosen Vessel {Abena} said...

Thanks JaStu and Nihuru, great input :)

Meikmeika said...

1. How long have you had your locks? 2.5 years
2. How many locks do you have? 403 (I think)
3. How long did it take for your intial locking session? 22 hours
4. How many inches did you start with? 3-4 inches
5. How long does it take for your retightening?
6 weeks growth = 3 hours
8 weeks growth = 3.5 - 4 hours
6. How often do you get your hair retightened (or DIY)? 6 or 8 weeks
7. How many inches do you think you have now? 8-9 inches
8. What is your favorite Lock hair-do? free-style!
9. What are your top 3 favorite lock products? Greg Juice, Aloe Vera Gel Spritzes, Oil mix of jojoba & almond oil.
10. What is your favorite lock blog or website? Too many..
11. Have you had any bad experiences with your locks (hair, professional, personal etc.). Getting my locks caught on velcro wasn't fun....hehe!
12. Why did you get locks? It was the next step of my natural journey. Freedom....

JustLocs said...

1. 5 years
2. I don't know. Maybe 80. I have traditional locks.
3. I freeform.
4. 1 inch
5. freeform
6. freeform
7. 14 inches give or take
8. tied up do
9. Dr. Bronner's, grapeseed oil, and jojoba oil.
10. Mine
11. Do people actually have bad experiences with locking? I love my hair and it loves me.
12. Because I love them and they are the most natural way to be. It is what my hair will do if left up to God, so I left it up to God.

Sierra said...

1. Just over 5 months.
2. Approx 350 twistilocs.
3. Roughly 8 hours.
4. 4-7 inches.
5. In total about 5 hours - I get distracted easily!
6. Every 4-6 weeks.
7. 5-8 inches.
8. Part twist updo with a side fringe (bangs).
9. Apricot oil, rosewater, glycerine.
10. Nappturality & sierradiamond.blogspot.com
11. Not yet.
12. I've always loved locks and wanted to take care of my hair in a way that suits my lifestyle.