Monday, June 22, 2009

My First Loc Up Do

I`am getting very bored with my locs. When I was creamy crack addict and became bored or unhappy with my hair, You better watch out! No one knew how I was going to look when I came to work the next day. If I saw a fly hair style in a book, I found a stylist that could give me that look.

One day at a new job, I saw a woman with a fierce short hair cut. I told the woman, she had a beautiful hair style and in the same breath, I asked her, who did her hair? She gave me Virginia`s card and that Saturday, I went from hair that surpassed my bra to a Halley Berry short cut. I wore my hair short for three years. When I wanted long hair, I would add hair. That was not the same as having naturally long hair, so I began to grow it back. That's when my problems began and one of the reasons why I` am locked!


In the past weeks, I have been having traditional loc envy. I really love the smoothness and cylindrical look of traditional locs. I hate the idea of keeping the interlocking pattern of my locs. Every one who I saw who had Sisterlocks had not lost their pattern unless they had a very kinky hair type. I latched by son`s traditional locs. He has a tightly coiled texture. After six months, I could tell the difference between the palm roll technique and the interlocking technique. (2pt rotation) I really did not like the look. So I will resume palm rolling his hair. As for me I`am tittering on whether I`am going to take down my SL and begin a new loc journey with palm rolling in December.


I began to re-ti my hair using the 3pt rotation, because it is a loose pattern compared to pt4 and it is suppose to yield a loc that has more volume. I`am noticing that the 3pt re-ti looks more like locs compared to the 4pt re-ti, at the ends of my locs. I presume that the shedded hair can settle naturally, without being choked up in the loc.




A friend of mine suggested that I take two locs and begin palm rolling them together. If I like the results, I could combine the rest of my locs and begin my new loc journey with palm rolling. I thought that was a great idea. So, as soon as I get some new growth, I will begin palm rolling and posting my results!


To prevent me from doing something, stupid like taking down my locs, I had to color my hair with Natural instincts:20B, Cinnamon Stick ( medium warm brown) and Kumina`s Gray Magic.











After, I dried my hair under a cool dryer, I began to experiment a little. My locs have different lengths so I`am still limited in what I can do to style my locs. I began playing with the locs in the back and this is what I came up with.







I spritzed the rest of my locs with water, then I rolled them with soft spikes. This is the end result!













Well, I accomplished my first loc style! Maybe that will give me some incentive to discover new loc styles. I want long locs, but I need to work with what I have. People with long locs had to begin from some where too! After all, I have to do my time too!




Blessings!

22 comments:

Serving Christ said...

GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS girl!! I love the color and the style. Just do what works for you honey and what will make you happy with your hair.

dewdrop said...

Your up-do is gorgeous!! When I had my first set of SLs, I tried this style and it was so fun! You wear it very well and I especially love the curls in the front. Your new color looks great on you!

Nubian1 said...

I know what you mean when you start to get bored with what you've got! The positive thing here its all natural whether you take them down or join them together to palm roll.
Good luck in what ever you decide.

Nubian1 said...

Ooopa forgot to add that I love the updo!!

Nubian1 said...

...also got butter fingers! Ooops not Ooopa!!! Gosh!

PhePhi said...

i think ur first updo is beautiful. and that color is banging!!! i know what'cha mean about getting bored. follow ur heart. many things r trial & error. so if u decide to take down ur SLs & go traditional that's ok too...just no more creamy crack...LLOLOLOL!!

Thandi said...

Beautiful!!! I wish my issues were only that! I woke up wishing I could put extensions on my locs. I hate hate short hair boredom!

Kicukalah said...

Very pretty. You did a good job. I hope you know this may be one style I may have to jack from you. It looks easy enough. The color and the style looks great on you!

Kittylocks said...

Beautiful colour and your up do is really sophisticated.

I know what you mean about felling bored. I cant wait until my locks are long but I dont want to cheat with lock extensions... yet...

Once again I love this style on you.

Kittylocks

Kumina said...

I understand you on the getting bored! I am too! Your locs are so long now, and I love the color. Your updo is gorgeous! Whatever you decide to do with your locs, know that you have my support. If we're going to wear them, we need to be happy with them.

Quietspirit said...

Love the up do. It really looks good on you. Please be patient your locks will grow. One day you'll look and say where'd all this hair come from.

NubianLockedPrincess said...

Thank you all. It`s so great to have a sisterhood that supports each other! You all make me feel so good!

I twisted two locs and don`t you know unraveled the next day. I think I will keep my SL. They are plumping up with the 3pt rotation.

Kumina said...

Oh, and thanks for the shout-out on the gray magic! LOL!

robinc3 said...

Your locks are looking BEAUTIFUL!!!I have not been blog surfing in a while. School is taking up ALL OF MY TIME!

NubianLockedPrincess said...

Oooooh Robin! I missed you! I `am so glad you are back! Thank you! My locs are getting there!

M*Shawnte said...

The texture of your locs are beautiful! If you are still concerned about the texture, would you be able make your locs more smooth by gently finger twisting down the length of each loc?

NubianLockedPrincess said...

Thank you, M` Shawnte. I roll the length of my locks on a regular basis. I think I know my problem. I was conditioning my locs too regular. I started shampooing without conditioning. I use a natural leave in conditioner and natural oils. My locs likes the change.

msfullroller said...

Love the updo!

Queen Nat said...

Hey NubianPrincess, love the updo! I totally understand your frustrations and have been on that same page lately. Re-tis are becoming an issue for me and with more than 550 locks, it is not fun!! Keep up the great posting!

NubianLockedPrincess said...

@ Msfullroller: Thank You very much!

@ Queen Nat: Thank you very much! I think my problem was using a conditioner for each shampoo. I have scratched the condish and moisturize my locs after shampooing with natural oils. My locs are happy now!

Linda said...

thanks for your helpful hints. Almost 2 years into my locks love every minute of it

NubianLockedPrincess said...

Thank you Linda for viewing my blog! I `am happy you were able to help you!