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    Hi All:
    I'm at the end of week 4. I also retightened my hair using the latch hook method. After about 20 locs, I had the hang of things. It took me about 2 hrs. to finish my head. Hopefully, that time will shorten as I become more 'trained'. I accidently joined locs a couple of times. But, I had no problems w/ fixing the error.

    At the end of my 4 weeks my hair is "fuzzier" and a little bit more thicker.
    I think things are progressing well. Only time will tell.

    Pictures of my work and progress is in my album under Loc - Month 1.

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    Good job! Did you use the latch hook or another tool? I am 4 weeks 1day. My hair is fuzzier.

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    Hey question-3\" class=\"hrln\">your hair looks nice. I also latchhook I am almost at the 8 week mark. But have not posted any pics yet. My hair is a big fuzzball!

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    Good job! Girl, 2 hours the first time is GOOD! You'll definitely speed up as you do it more.

    flynappy- bring on the pics!!!

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    I love how your hair looks. Great job!

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    looking awesome!

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    Two hours is GOOD.

    The last time I latched (four weeks ago) it took me maybe four hours over four days (I did a section at a time). Part of that is because I had a lot of new growth; I know I did at LEAST four "stitches" per loc.

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    Good job! Did you use the latch hook or another...

    I used a latch hook. I purchased at Sally's Beauty Supply for $1. I believe this Beauty Supply store is nationwide.

    Can't wait to see the pictures Flynppy!
    Thanks Guys!

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    2 hours... 4 hours... I don't get it. It takes me NO LESS than six hours to retighten my hair. It's an all day affair.

    Llyons, your hair looks great!

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    Wow. Your hair really looks good and the latchhook part is really tight. Hmmmmm. Maybe I'll try latchhooking sometime.

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    Good job.

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    good job with your latching

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    Looks great.. congratulations! I was so anxious to try it myself (Cherie's ebook got me all hyped up! ) so i took my daughter's hook from her latch hook kit and latched one of mine. I marked it with a cowrie

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    question: i understand how latching works in theory but it seems like it would hurt to me. does it?

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    Oooh Llyons,

    Congrats on locing and for retightening YOURSELF (go 'head gurl)!! Your hair and you are beautiful....your hair is really coming along...can't wait for updates (hold up, aren't we supposed to be patient, dang )

    Good luck....smooches and blessings
    ~Chocol8

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    question: i understand how latching works in theory but...

    nope...not unless you do something wrong. It's really a smooth process because the little latch-thingy closes over the top of the hook and prevents it from snagging as you pull it through.

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    Great job on the latching! Your Bradelocz are really cute!

    Quote: question: i understand how latching works in theory but...

    nope...not unless you do something wrong. It's really a smooth process because the little latch-thingy closes over the top of the hook and prevents it from snagging as you pull it through.

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    Great job on the latching! Your Bradelocz are...

    nope...not unless you do something wrong. It's really a smooth process because the little latch-thingy closes over the top of the hook and prevents it from snagging as you pull it through.

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    Great job on the latching! Your Bradelocz are...

    nope...not unless you do something wrong. It's really a smooth process because the little latch-thingy closes over the top of the hook and prevents it from snagging as you pull it through.

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    I am still fearful of my first time latchin'. I have a few weeks before I have to do it. Maybe I will practice on my daughter. I know you understand......the first time is always the hardest. I am sure I will get the hang of it also. I can't wait.

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    I hope this helps! op

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    I also do the latching technique. I don't use the latch hook, I just use my fingers, I find that I can do it better that way. It doesn't hurt if you do it correctly. I try not to "loop" it too tight. I only tried it on my head once but I like it better than palm rolling the roots. However, I still palm roll/finger twist the bottom part of my locs to wrap the fuzzies around. BTW, Llyons, your hair looks really good- keep up the good work and remember to stay patient.

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