Here's me shortly after my installation
See all those perfectly uniform skinny little locs?
And here's me at 13 months having abandoned braiding and banding.
I felt my hair looked too thin/flat and I wanted to have BIG hair instead so I deliberately stopped to see what would happen... (my original consultant was FURIOUS when she saw... no sir, she was not at all happy with how I had 'ruined her good work' lol).
Anyway - I am digressing. I am going to show you in pictures to see if I can ram the point home. If you are a newbie then you MUST braid and band, I know it adds a few extra minutes to your washing routine but it is VERY important.
This is one of my clients just after installation (and I mean within 10 minutes of me finishing the last loc).
And this is a picture of the same client approx 6 weeks later (having missed an earlier appointment, gone swimming at least twice a week every week and washed about twice a week every week without consistent braiding and banding).
This requires a partial installation and lots of remedial work for the locs that were actually left.
Please. Don't do this to yourself... don't do this to your Consultant... it's not good.
BRAID and BAND at EVERY WASH.
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