I just wanted to give a brief update on my cousin's braidlocz. I installed his braidlocs at the beginning of the year --> SEE. And since then, he's been for a re-ti only TWICE. So imagine my frustration as I agonized about retightening his hair after going almost 4 months. So, I decided to convert from braidlocz to traditional locs, which took just 2 hours to redo as opposed to 4 possibly 5. Quite surprisingly, his hair held up well. He is definitely on his way to locing. Also, out of the gazillion on his head, only 3 of 'em unraveled. So here's a before & after look of his hair.