42 month/3.5 Year Braidlock Update

Just poppin’ in to do a loc update with of course a comparison pic to last year.  It’s been 3 1/2 years, I’m still at it and still lovin’ it.

I’ve gone back and forth as far as how long I’m going to go between retightenings. Since last year I’ve been going 3 months with a 6 month stint thrown in there from last March to September.  I’m not gonna lie, I definitely enjoyed that 6 month break but on the other hand, I certainly did not enjoy having the re-ti take much longer than it normally does. To clarify to the universe, I’m not complaining about having new growth to retighten…I’m rather grateful!  So I decided to do re-tis every 3 months and I might cut that to every 2 months. Mainly because I don’t like having to do more than one rotation (I’m still using the 4 point rotation). My growth rate is a bit below average and I don’t like going all the way to the scalp. Also that cuts down on the time and reduces the chance of holes in the locs resulting from going through the same hole twice.

I’m using a new tool to do my re-tis with. I’ll do a post here showing what it is and how I made it.

 

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