After half a year I already felt that my braid locs settled in but now that it’s nine months I realize it will be an ongoing process for at least two years to come. Basically until my hair reaches a certain length at a point where it doesn’t change your face as much. Right now my hair seems to be growing like weed and that changes your look constantly.
Crown of Locs is choosen once more for two New York Exibitions. This time out of 1,900 submissions!
I can’t believe it’s already five months ago that I started my braid locs. There is so much going on that I hardly have time to think about my hair, let alone blog about it. The best thing about it is that I don’t have to think about it. I am happy with my hair just letting it do what it wants to do. This is the easiest hairstyle ever!
How are you and how is your hair doing?
I finally got my locs started. Not only is there a video to show you a bit of how it was done, I also have a braid loc special in case you want to get yours started. So if you are interested you should read My Braid Locs story.
One of the reasons I choose for braid locs is because I think it’s the easiest way to start locs. My hair is naturally frizzy, so single twists were out of the question but even two strand twists would be hard to manage. Another reason is that I wanted micro locs.
If you’ve been to a natural hair show in the past years, it’s very likely that you have seen this model who goes by the name of Mr. Golden Child. As model and an artist he uses his chest long locs to set himself apart from the rest. As an images says 1.000 words it’s needles to say that it works. Always impeccably styled by Oraje his artistically sculptured dreadlocks never fail to turns heads.
I have been ready for a while but creating samples, testing natural hair products and updating my websites made it nearly impossible for me to start locs. There is a bright side to this though, I had extra time to research. So if you’ve ever considered locking and want to join me on this loc journey,
I started my semi-freeforming journey about 5 weeks ago. I chose this route for several reasons.
For one, I was afraid that if I constantly retwisted, my locs would get thin at the roots and I don’t ever wanna go down like that.
Secondly, I really want to give my hairline a break. I notice that my roots around those areas are becoming weaker. I use to be one of those folks that didn’t like the look of untwisted roots but I have grown and matured from that stage of my life. I have found inspiration in so many freeformers out there: Valerie June, Lauryn Hill, etc) and their beauty continues to shine through.
And the third reason is that twisting my roots after every wash is time consuming (mind you, I only wash my hair once a month). what’s great is that, I can even start to wash my hair twice a month without worrying about my retwist.
I plan to freeform up until the spring. I hope to see a difference in the strength of my roots. What I am concerned about however is the frizzies that will begin to take over. If any of you out there are reading this, do you have any tips or tricks on how to maintain semi-freeform locs (Frizzies, married locs, etc?) I would love the advice!
Thanks in advance!
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By Terez Howard
The following photo shows how I recently wore my hair. This hair style can be adapted for short locs, traditional locs, even the loose natural.
Check more pictures on this Sisterlocks hair style here.
By Terez Howard Water.
It comes as no surprise that water is perfect for natural hair. It often times is the first ingredient you see in moisturizing products. So, why not use it on your locs to keep them moisturized?
By Terez Howard
Loc count varies according to hair density, the size you want your locs to be as well as the size of your head. Typically, women with Sisterlocks can have anywhere from 250 to more than 800 Sisterlocks. And yes, they both have Sisterlocks installed by certified consultants/trainees.
By Terez Howard
No. Sisterlocks’ small size really are the perfect style for thin-haired naturals.
As noted on my natural hair website, “Fragile, thin natural hair has flourished in Sisterlocks. If the hair is not cared for properly, it will break, regardless if you have Sisterlocks, traditional locs or loose hair.
By Terez Howard
I’ve held back from styling my Sisterlocks for two reasons.
1. Baby locs should not be manipulated too frequently. They need time to be allowed to fully loc without being stretched, pulled, tucked and curled. Constant manipulation keeps locs from doing their natural thing.
Perfect for a formal holiday occasion, this sculpted updo looks lovely on a long head of locs. The intricacy, pattern and texture of this hairdo give it a distinctive panache. If you want a hair style that elegantly screams chic, glam and urbane, this loced updo is the one for you.
Creating Beatiful Locks is about embracing heritage, not dogmatic rules and methods. The art of locking is about listening to the hair and hearing the needs of the hair, then partnering this knowledge with the biological state of the hair and lifestyle choice. Time and time again, those who adorned their heads with locks have turned this albatross of shame into a crown of glory, embracing the power of the kink as it emerges from an intricate pattern into a matted chord of hair. Creating Beautiful Locks can have many ups and downs that are necessary for a head of healthy locks to form. The mental transition of seeing the beauty of the evolution, pushing the envelope of accepted and established visages of beauty,