The LWC strikes again....
I've had in mind to do a post on my own lock-splitting experience for about three months now, but I have been too busy. I was thinking about it again this morning, and then I found myself at Amba's blog where she recently wrote about it.
Doesn't that happen ALL the time in the blogosphere?
I was the first one to insist that I didn't want micro and mini locks, and I still don't want them all over my head. (Since I have started self-tightening, I have been especially happy with my decision to get larger than standard sisterlocks.)
However, I find that small locks have their place. I've started about twenty locks around the edges of my hairline since my initial locking and all of them are small because there just wasn't a lot of hair available, but it was more than I wanted to leave loose.
And I like them, they're fine. They are more of a pain to retighten than the larger ones, but since there are only a relatively few, I can manage it.
I split six of the my locks around the time of my one year anniversary - three on each side of my head.
The hair at my temples is really fine and soft, so I had Phyllis make those locks the size I wanted them to stay - medium.
The locks behind my ear didn't swell. They are almost the same size they always were. The locks in front of my ears did.
They got much thicker than what I wanted. It was okay when I wore my hair down, but I didn't like the look when I wore it pulled back or up, which I do a lot! Daily.
So I took them down. It wasn't that much of an ordeal, a little time-consuming, but not a terrible experience over all.
I had my consultant make each lock into two and they are micro-mini now, but I know they will be just right a year from now.
I don't foresee that I will need to split any more, but it was nice to know that it wasn't a negative experience or a grueling process.
There are probably another 6 or 8 that I COULD split, but they're such happy healthy locks and they're in the middle where no one sees, I only feel that they are larger when I retighten, so I'll probably leave them alone.