it's been a while (well longer than I wanted at least). I have written a whole bunch of posts but have saved them in draft mode until I reduce the size of the appropriate images.
As for the hair:
I have serious damage at the front of my hair with about 30 locks barely hanging on - if they fall off my entire hairline will have receded such that my hair will start from just behind my hairs - yes thats how bad it is but I style my hair so that it hides it. I dunno if that's part of the post-pregnancy shedding process or - whether it's to do with my hair been pulled too tightly during the installation as suggested by my doc etc - sometimes it gets me way down... but my hope is that in a few months there will be new growth and I can 'mend' these broken locs back to my scalp.
Long term it means that my locs will have thin bases and thicker ends or thick bases (when grown back) then thin bits where the roots broke and then thick where the original loc is.
I don't do much 'styling' per se... havent used any curlers etc since I left Bim (used twice in Bim) cos I have been worried about popping off the fragile ones.
I HATE BANDING AND BRAIDING! Gosh - the end of that can't come too soon for me.. it makes everything take so long and CJ doesnt sleep THAT long...
I've had my first retightening and my consultant didn't pull so tight this time... she also tried to repair some of the fragile guys.. time will tell how many have been saved and how many will drop off.
My other bugbear is that I have massively dry scalp at the front of my head (which I didnt have before) and washing doesnt help - in fact it seems to make it worse cos my scalp is DRIER after washing! Like if I raise my eyebrows the scalp just cracks up like a desert lol... so I've been putting some top brass on it, just to keep the skin moist... I even tried some E45!
The root buds in my hair upset me... cos it looks like I have mega dandruff... sometimes I cover it up with dye... but long term I may need to get a nail clipper and clip the root buds off - they're just so many of them! Aaaagh!
Trying not to stress - but not really happy about these bits and of course the frizzy unruly stage is still to come! LMAO!... Wish I could fast fwd 2 years :P
Love ya xx