Give Your Locs A Clean Start #2!!

Greetings, Blossoms! I did a post on giving your locs a clean start a few months ago and wanted to revisit the topic. I had a client whose locs I had recently started and would be maintaining so I will be able to journal her progress and give you a closer look at my loc maintenance routine!

Like I said in my prior post, Give Your Locs A Clean Start, I believe in cleansing/shampooing regularly during the locking process. On a whim, I decided to film the parts of the re-twisting process that I could so you could see how it all works!

This first video shows the clients new growth since her last visit with me about 3 weeks ago. She was even able to shampoo one time on her own between visits!

The next video is her hair after being shampooed and conditioned with Hair Garden products. I started her locking process on 6/2/2015 ad you can already see some budding beginning around mid-length of the loc. Notice how the hair is meshing together even after it is freshly shampooed and free of product!

Here is her hair all twisted and ready to go under the dryer!

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A view of the side.

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This last video shows the final results of the loc re-twist. I re-twisted her hair using Hair Garden’s “Herbal Tea” tree-tment and a small amount of EcoStyler. I let her sit under the hair dryer for about 20-25 minutes and then removed the clips. It takes about a week before the twists begin to frizz again and look a little messy. Within 2 to 3 weeks, it is time for another cleansing and retwisting!

My future videos will be a lot better because I finally invested in a tripod!! Feel free to ask any questions below!!

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Braided Loc Updo: 1 Style, 2 Beautiful Options!

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Hi, Lovelies! I want to share a loc style that I did over the weekend with you! I was able to create 2 great looks out of one style!

I added a little color throughout to highlight her beautiful locs. I then shampooed and conditioned this Blossoms locs with Hair Garden’s Cleanser and Mango Punch Conditioner and used the “Herbal Tea” Tree-tment on her scalp and new growth during the re-twisting process with  an occasional dab of EcoStyler. She sat under the warm dryer for about 45 minutes for we began styling.

Look #1

The locs were braided up diagonally and pinned at the crown of the head with some left draping at the sides. I over-hand braided that hair and pinned it at the bottom.

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Additional styling option: The braid in the front can be taken down later for a wavy effect on the locs!

Look #2

Look #2 is my favorite! The locs were dampened with water and I added a little setting lotion before wrapping them on small perm rods. We could not find the color pipe cleaners we needed so I went with this beautiful alternative.

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She sat under a warm dryer (medium heat) for about 45 minutes. I removed the rods and pinned the curls so they were secure and not dangling.

Additional styling options: Remove the hair pins for longer, looser curls. It can also be pinned up entirely into a curly bun!

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Beautiful Natural Bride with Locs

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I had the honor of traveling to the lovely Key West to style this beautiful natural bride and personal friend of mine on her special day!! The look was achieved with perm rods, a little water, a little lotta-body setting lotion and 20 minutes under the dryer!

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I flat twisted her locs up the side and across part of the back allowing them to cascade over her shoulder! I secured the twists with bobbi pins and an occasional small rubber band. I spiraled 2 to 3 locs per perm rod.

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After her hair dried and rollers were removed, I added the adornments the bride selected for her day!

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It was a beautiful day and I enjoyed helping the bride/my friend get ready!

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The bride is all dressed! It’s time to say “I do!”

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The bride was stunning on her day with a versatile style that she can also wear on the honeymoon!

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The bride was absolutely beautiful on her day and I was so happy to be there for the celebration of her union! Congratulations to the new couple! Love you guys!!