Honey Water Setting "Lotion" Results

So today was wash day in the YBW house.  I washed my locs with T-Gel shampoo, then followed up with a deep conditioning treatment made up of my Organix coconut milk conditioner, Africa's Best Ultimate Herbal Oil, and Honey.  I let this sit for about an hour then rinsed out.  I had very little honey left in the bottle so I added some warm water and sloshed it around.  I used the resulting honey water and some olive oil to prep my locs for a roller set.  I let my hair air dry for several (4-5 hours) then spent an hour under my hooded dryer.  I really hate sitting beneath the dryer, but if I want my hair dry before bed it's my only option.

Below are my resulting curls... I just hope they survive the night.


Stylin' on dem 'oes

Little time + rollers+1st date= this look

side view of the basketweave/front swoop combo


back view


OMG I Made a Style

Go me !  Seriously though.  In my year of locking, my biggest thing has been my inability to style them outside of curls.  Tonight out of boredom I decided to try again.  I ended up flipping my head upside down and basket-weaving the back . I had a ton of locs loose in the top, so I ended up basket-weaving the top as well.  I had some locs that remained loose so I fanned them out.  I'm thinking that if I were to actually use this, I could set the loose locs on curlers.  So without further ado I present "the style":

Top 1

Back 1

Top 2

Back 2

The coolest thing of all is that I took out the four hairpins I was using to secure it and it's still holding up.


1 Year Locaversary

                            Exactly one year ago today. I gave birth to my beautiful set of loc babies. 
Last time as a loose Natural
Locs right after install
I was so nervous, and it took me almost 7 hours to install all of the two strand twists.  Now, I admit that I took lots of breaks, and spent a lot of the time chatting on Y! Messenger, with a friend from Nappturality.  She kept reassuring me that I should do it.  I used some sulfur 8 loc gel to start them.  After that I just sat back and watched. 
*My first wash was surprisingly easy.  I bundled them into for sections, braided the sections, and then I went for broke, scrubbing my scalp for all I was worth.

*Then there was the first time retightening... I washed with a stocking cap, and then ended up posting on NP crying that I thought I'd ruined them. This was went I found my loctician, and man has she been a godsend.

* I've dyed them twice.

* I've learned that I stick at trying to style my own hair.

*I've learned that + tender scalp = whole new kind of pain

During the first 2 months I wasn't sure that I was going to make it, but when I did that first wash with no unraveling, I knew that it was the beginning of something wonderful.  So today I'm celebrating one year of loving my locs in spite of their desire to do as they please, and also one year of having the patience to let them.

As a gift I'm going to wash them before work lol.  I'll do something better after Christmas.