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    ok so check this out...i did a search using the keywords "fine hair locs" and got some info....it seems that lots of people where scared of having a "scalpy" look and other things...ok kewl..i understand that...

    does anyone have pics of baby AND adult locs with fine hair?

    What size loc would you recommend for fine hair?

    What would be the best method of starting them? (would comb coils be to skinny vs 2 strand twists)

    what did you do about the "scalpiness"

    I am NOT loc'd so please excuse me if some of these questions are on the side...

    I want locs later on down the line but i want them to be thick, strong and lucious like lil ropes

    there are pics of my hair in my fotki...so hopefully youll be able to help a sista out

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    from your fotki pics, I started out with more scalp showing than that. I would suggest you go small, it will actually look like your hair is thicker than what it really is by the time they mature and grow out.

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    baby locks.fotki.com/immediateright/1/r...on/day_one.htmlteen locks [11 months].fotki.com/immediateright/1/r...n/11months.htmladult locks [20 months].fotki.com/immediateright/1/r.../locksdown.htmlQuote:What size loc...

    i feel that - i think the key for that for us fine-haired people is low or no manipulation via twisting, latching, etc... going by that has made my fine hair thicker than i ever imagined it could be

    hope that helps

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    Thank you yall....so very much

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    baby locks:

    those twists are nice...did you do them yourself..and if you did how important are straight parts?

    question for all..

    How important are uniform parts...if you can get the twists the same size does parting in a row really matter?

    adult locks [20 months]:

    i think the rule of part size = lock size applies to all. it's just that for us fine-haired folk, it means fewer locks either way. so just go with your size preference. mine's thick
    i like two-strand twists because my hair tangles and locks quickly with them in - i was tightly locked and losing the twist pattern by the third month... but again, i think the part size is the bigger factor.
    the fuzzies overtook the scalp after a couple of weeks, and i freeform, so no further scalpiness to speak of... what do you mean by you freeform...does that just mean...

    it does TREMENDOUSLY....thank you

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    yeah, i did the twists myself - i tried to get them as straight as possible but i think you just want to make sure you have twists with roots large enough to support the weight of a growing loc...

    some people freeform by letting the hair clump naturally in its own way without parting at all. i parted my hair initially but i don't maintain by palmrolling or latching - i just let the hair lock on its own and pop apart joined roots after washing.

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    i feel that - i think the key for that...

    my plan for locking my hair, was to make the parts tiny and freeform afterwards, no retwisting or palm rolling whatso ever. it just seemed like the best plan of action for dealing with thin, fine hair.

    but, thanks so much for reconfirming what i had felt all along ^_^

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    bumpin for reference later today

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    so glad to see this topic. This is my second time locking. I went about pencil width last time and kept them for five years. I lost a two or three locs along the way, due to too-frequent twisting and lack of understanding about how to keep them moisturized (hadn't discovered forum back then, either..lol). I'm still struggling with the moisture thing...but I went with thick locs this time....only have 41, because I wanted to be sure that my thin, fine, tangly hair had firmer rootbeds that would support a long locking process. I'll be watching this thread. Everybody's hair looks so great!!

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    For those whose hair is fine- have your locs grown in "chewy"?

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    i would love to see your fotki . password please ?

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    after six months they are starting to pop up. Luv them!

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    Thin/fine haired locker checking in... but mine are kinda in the "teenage"(10 months) stage I quess. Not full grown yet but fell free to check out the fotki.

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    Another thin haired locker checkin in I'm just over 18 months, and they have come a long way, not in growth but in thickness. My locs are not smooth, they are textured looking, not sure how to explain it. That may be because I don't palm roll or do any smoothing, just latch every couple months or so.

    The comparison album has some early pics from about 2 weeks, the regular album has more recent pics, I tired to upload more from the early days but I'm outta room

    Lock Pics

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    my parts are pencil sized, which resulted in coils that are a good size smaller...and i keep gettinthese huge puffs in the middle of them...oh well

    it seems like that lil puff is so big...and the coil itself is so small..i have no clue how they plan on meeting halfway....if at all ...

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    The comparison album has some early pics from about 2...

    I know what you mean when you say "textured looking" Locs!!! some of mine are not smooth as well. I am in my 6th month & also have thin hair. Everyday I learn something new. It's exciting!!
    Feel free to check out my album...my password is summer

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    I'm glad to see this topic too. I've been locking my hair for about a month now. My hair thin also. my comb coils seem so small after I retwist them and I was wondering if retwisting less often will help them thicken also. Its so hard not to play in them, especially now that I learned how to do my own maintainence.

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    I have thin locs too. I'm 10 months in the loc game, so I guess this is the teenage stage for me. My hair is fully loced due to my texture. I opted to go smaller and fuller via 2-strand twists. I like thick locs, but I didn't want mine to look spacey so I decided to make them small. I would rather combine in future than take apart, if I changed my mind. I latch for maintanace and have not noticed any thinning or weak locs. I don't latch tightly. I mainly started latching because my rootbed was creepin' somethin serious, due to my constant conditioner washes. I could not take the constant pulling apart. Plus, my root was way thicker than my loc, and I didn't like the contrast.

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    Thin haired checking in my locs are almost 15 months old. I started mine with 2ST and I did a lot of them because I wanted them to look full. I don't retwist too much so they look alot thicker then they actually are.

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    I feel you on the rootbed..Im still a newbie...but I can see this happening to me also...my har is so fine that when twisted....its sooo skinny comparedt to the root....thats one of many reasons I decided to freeform...

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    ^^^ I think I may eventually freeform as well for this reason, among others. My hair is very thin and I only have about 74 twists (less than a month in), since I wanted larger locs. Some of them are still quite thin, however. Thank you, ladies, for all the informative responses.

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    Take it for a fine haired one that was told "you ain't nappy enough to loc" - it will happen! Scalpy, fuzzy, budding, can all be addressed. I don't like the scalpy look either so I don't twist often. My scalpy look is heightened by my gray hair. I look in the mirror and this one patch in the back of my head that is completely gray looks like a a huge bald spot. Some of my locs are really thin although they didn't start out that way so I am going to have a few of them combined. All in all I am very happy with my progress. I see a big difference in my hair although I am clearly challenged (gray, thin,& fine).

    Good luck to you and stop by and check out my Fotki!

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    for those of you fine haired sistahs who freeform or semi-freeform.....how long did it take for you to see increased thickness with your locs? and what is your routine? Thanks in advance...

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    The comparison album has some early pics from about 2...

    How did you start your locs?

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    Hi Ms. Tiana, I started with braids check the comparison album if you want to see how skrimpy they were in the begining, lol.

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    I'm glad to see this topic

    I noticed a change pretty much on the same week of freeforming! The base root hair 'lifted' all my locs up - bringing back some life into my plants lol. I miss the volume of having loose naps but freeforming has helped with that issue. It's literally a wash&go with shampoo/condish.

    In my ideal loc world, I would've loved to have kept 60 locs (roughly the amount I started with) - but I only have around 15 locs on each side of my head which can make them look gappy when my locs are hanging alone...

    I def agree that with thnnier hair, having a solid strong root base for locs is key and more important than the amount...

    I've slowly grown to love having less locs

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    I've always had fine hair, but didn't realize how it would act when loced up. My hair is chewy and even my loctitican have said that my hair locs "weird". I know everyone's hair is different but I enjoy the uniqueness of my locs.

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    Alma....as always, thanks for the insight. Your locs are luscious...so if that is what it looks like to have 30...sign me up

    MyDestiny...my first set of locs was chewy and thin. This set is growing "weird" too..but I'm learning to love them. I started freeforming in my third month and went six weeks before I "succumbed" to the twisting bug. However, with seeing all of the scalpiness that has ensued...I'm rededicated to freeforming these babies. I want them strong and healthy for the duration.

    Now....if someone can just give me some help with the moisture factor....that would be wonderful!!!

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