Hey everyone, I started locs!
If you’ve been here since last year you’ll remember that I put up a video right after my cruise saying that “I am seriously considering locing my hair.” Well, it’s taken a year for many reasons but on September 6th of this year I had a friend two strand twist my hair and have officially started locs.
The video above includes shots of my loose natural hair straight out of the wash, soaking wet the day before my hair was twisted. I had a friend do it for me because I wanted all the twists to be in the same direction, to be uniform, and I wanted a diamond parting pattern. It took about four and a half hours to complete and I ended up with 125 twists total.
It’s really not gonna feel like I’m locing my hair until I pass the two-month mark.
I’ve worn twists in my hair for that length of time on numerous occasions. I have, however, been doing something different product-wise. I do not want to use an abundance of product on my hair because I’m locing and I don’t want a lot of buildup. When I went to my friend’s house I only had grapeseed oil on my freshly washed hair. Since then the only products I’ve used are the C Booth Almond Dry Oil Mist, rosewater, and Sweet Tea by Inspired Beauty.
Now let’s talk about maintenance
My intention was to wash my hair at the two-week mark, then every week after that but seeing that this video was filmed in week three that had not actually gone as planned. I hope to wash every week or every other week and see how it feels. With my loose natural hair I was heavy on the conditioner and light on the shampoo. I am contemplating being heavier on the shampoo side and diluting conditioner to use on my hair now that it is loced. I’ve also seen a lot of people with locs they will use a regular like clarifying more stripping shampoo first and then follow up with a moisturizing shampoo as their “conditioner” but I’m not sure if I will do that. We will all find out when I update you guys.
The one thing that I know is absolutely keeping in my regimen is apple cider vinegar. I’m really big on protective styles and so it would just have a lot of sebum a lot of goopy goo up there and ACV helps to dislodge that so that when I went to shampoo my scalp would really be nice and refreshed.
Check the video out to see a close-up view of my hair. I’ll be back after two months mark for an update.