Friday, 30 May 2014

Starting Locs With A Comb Twist.

Hey people,

Just wanted to do a Loc related post since my last couple of posts have been about ranting on Hair Religion and then of course L.A.D. So much as been going on, especially with Loc Appreciation Day (L.A.D) being just around the corner, if you know nothing about L.A.D find out more here. 

So my Aunt, called me up and asked that she wanted to start her locs, she's nearing seventy. I offered to help then took to youtube and learnt to do the comb twist. :). Following steps in video's I used raw shea butter (Ori)  instead of wax and then used my mositure and seal mixture to dampen the hair before the comb twist. Her hair was also left to air dry.

First few strands, seem to be working :)
Interestingly, I started my own locs with a different method, the single strand twist at a salon which I believe unravels faster and isn't as neat as the comb twist. I also think that the comb twists helps the strands set and stay more defined way.

 I'll say it took about an hour and a half to twist up her hair from back to back. I was slow with the first few strands as this is my first attempt at the comb twist. By the time I gained some speed my Aunt needed to stretch her legs. In the end, I had a happy customer.

All done, Yaaaayi

She's got a defined part (can you see it).
This will come in handy for styling in the future.
Here's the video that taught me how to achieve the above, who knows one day I may start a salon. I'm really excited for my Aunt and happy to be part of her journey and look forward to seeing her hair loc'd.


By the way remember that dye work I've been talking about, I'm yet to get it, soon though, soon. Been working on an article for my 7 series; 7 Reasons to dye your locs. Still need two more reasons to complete the list. Chai, it's hard o!, but I'm sure I'll figure something out real soon.

That's all for now. Please don't forget to show some love, like us on facebook, follow us on twitter, instagram and most importantly rock some Loc's with an Attitude.

One more thing. L.A.DLagos is on the 28th of June 2014 at A White Space, 58 Raymond Njoku Street, Ikoyi, Lagos, 4:30pm - 8:00pm.