Beginning a Loc Journey

Greetings! Today I had the privilege of starting locs for a client.This lovely lady has been natural for a little over a year and had always longed for locs! Her hair and scalp were in healthy condition and ready to begin the locking process!

Before we got started, I shampooed her hair with Hair Garden Cleanser and Conditioned with Mango Punch. I mixed some Herbal “Tea” tree-tment in a spray bottle to maintain moisture during the twisting process an a quarter sized dollop of EcoStyler Gel. I then sectioned and secured her hair to begin!

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The process was quick and easy. It only took me about an hour and a half and she was on her way out of the door!

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She will be ready for a freshening and re-twist in 2-3 weeks. In between visits, she can keep her scalp clean with witch hazel or aloe vera. When she returns I WILL shampoo her hair. I cleanse locs on every visit during the locking process.

I am excited about her beginning her locking process and a glad to be part of it! I have started many heads locs and feel the save love for them all! I always take it as a personal honor when someone asks me to begin their loc journey for them. It is the “birthing” stage of their locs and how they are started and maintained will determine the health and final look of your locs!

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Spring Hair Ideas: Senegalese Twists

Senegalese Twists
Senegalese Twists

Hello, all! Last weekend I worked on some Senegalese twists with a friend of mine and I wanted to share the results with you.

We used some 1B (off black) X-pressions braiding hair. I recommended this brand to her. This particular pack was made in Senegal! Cool, right?! Anyway. she wanted them waist length so we cut the hair in thirds for the perimeter and in halves for the crown and tapered the ends of the extensions.

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We started in the front and worked out way to the back! Good thing it was a team effort so we were able to cut our work time down a good deal! Here is a photo of only the front that I completed.

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The whole process, excluding our breaks probably took about 5 to 6 hours. We are old friends so there was a lot of clowning going on during the process! I dipped the ends in hot water and pulled them through a towel. We had fun and the finished results were beautiful!

Have you tried this look before? It’s one of my favorites.

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