Ok, this post may be a little bit emotive for some, but not for me. I love my locks and am thankful for the technique which has been developed, however all things being in there correct place, I do not worship my hair, the style, technique or tool used to create them, I believe all GOOD things are inspired by or come from God.
I find it quite ironic, my last retight I had scheduled with my consultant for her to evaluate my DIY skills and maintain the quality of my locs, we discussed the exact same thing, Lock Tools!!!!
She had anticipated the type of reaction witnessed on LIU, I was a bit dismayed but like the word says on some issues, I just set my face like flint, because it is all foolishness, I apologise, as I have never been known to suffer fools gladly, my thoughts are these, and I quote from a reply given to a fellow blogger.
There is a saying that states "... A bad workman always blames his tools ..."
What I understand from this proverb is that the tool in and of itself, is a means to an end. The instrument itself can do nothing without the hand that guides it. In other words, if the loc is damaged in any way then the tool cannot be blamed as I/you/we are the force behind it ... "
I also understand, from what I have read, is that the current instrument was not the original, but modifications and improvements sought over time for ease and effectiveness of use. That fact, I am afraid, negates certain statements of authenticity.
I have heard that quite a few people have left LIU, due to previous issues and seeds of discord sown. Lets keep all things in a healthy perspective. for those of you in a faith, Lets focus on worshipping the Creator rather than the creation ... :) BLESS!