So I have bipolar tendencies. One of the things I tend to do is obsess about or become addicted to things (or occasionally people). These phases usually lasts a few weeks or a few months and then it goes away. This time last year, my addiction was the Playstation 3. In my free time, I hogged the family TV and played video games ALL day. I would be awake late at night into the early morning playing video games. My family wasn't really tripping about it so it never became an issue. A change in jobs helped curb that addiction big time. I hardly play any games now. LOL. I said all of that to say that if you haven't noticed, my latest obsession/addiction is my hair. With this obsession, I have not been able to keep my hands out of my hair. If my hands are idle, they are in my hair. That's not really a big deal until I start doing something other than playing in it or maintaining it.
For those that don't remember (or don't follow me), at the first of the month when I twisted my roots, I combined a LOT of my locs. My initial reason for combining was to add thickness to my locs. Only a few locs HAD to be combined because the root was thin. Well, in the past few days, I have un-combined almost all of the locs that I combined. I'd say about 99% of them. The rubber bands and two headed dragons were unbearable to me. Soooooo, I cut the dragons off. I hope you understand that I didn't cut the entire loc; just the extra leg that was hanging on. Some of the combined locs had already locked the the root so I was able to cut off the extra loc. When deciding which loc (leg) to keep, I chose the one that was thicker or longer. So when I got rid of all the rubber bands and extra 'legs', I felt so much relief. And I realized that by combining, I was really trying to accomplish uniformity in my locs. Some of my locs are thick and some are thin. They're all different sizes. I was trying to get them all around the same size.