Friday, January 16, 2009

It's Begun...I'm Locking!!!


I have officially decided to loc my hair. I still love all types of natural hair, and will continue to blog about it. But, I will also keep you all informed about my loc journey. I'm so excited!!!

On January 9th, I was sick and tired of being sick and tired about a whole lot of things. So, I looked up my favorite black movie youtuber, Watunobouthat, and watched 3 movies while twisting my hair. I used Taliah Waajid Lock It Up to twist. I haven't been able to find my freakin' camera cord, but the minute I do, I'll show you all pics! I am slightly blown because I just bought a bunch of Indian Oils to add to my conditioners. Apparantely, I can't use the conditioners that I have because they provide tons of slip, great for relaxed and naturals, not so good for those trying to keep in two strand twists. I wanted about 150 twists, but I have around 130. There are a few that could be separated, since they are slightly larger than the others. I know that the twists will get thicker as they loc, and I am elated about this! The part that I was most nervous about was estimating how thin the twists had to be to give me the future thickness that I desire.

So, the picture above is the twists as they begin to get worn in, rough and kinky. I have made an appointment with a loctician so offically start palm rolling my hair. I am eventually going to maintain them myself, but to start, I'd rather have someone else do it.

7 comments:

.erika. said...

Congrats Erin! you should hold a contest for thoser oils! A sista like me needs some! Im going natural so im new to everything :)

Uche said...

Congrats on the newest step of your journey!

Bsquared86 said...

Congrats! DIY is really the way to go! I started and have maintained my locs for the past 6 months and its been wonderful.

Goodluck!

Scandalous Beauty said...

Thanks everyone!

Erika, I'm trying to decide if I am going to do a contest for them or not. I don't hear to many loc'ed sistas talking about using them, and don't want them to go to waste! Hmmm

Amina said...

they look great :)

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