Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Hair How To: Adding Volume To Your Loc Bun.

Hey peeps,

It's been a minute, here's a quick one in pictures to fulfill my silent (not anymore) commitment to have not less than 4 posts up a month... So I love my locs best when they are rough and not freshly twisted, however if not styled it gets a bit too rough and my bobo no go gree. Wearing my hair in a high bun is one my favorite ways to keep it together, but what is a bun without volume. Here's showing you how I've learnt to get a little extra volume.

You'll need.
1. 2 Hair bands, Large ones.
2. A bandana, or a small piece of cloth, or a clean sock.
3. Pins (may not be required).

Before we start, Here's the final look we are going for.
Hold your locs into a ponytail above your head.

Remember, your bands should be loose to avoid thinning locs.


Fold up your bandana.

Secure it firmly around the base of your ponytail.

With a small knot.
The bandana is what help's with the volume.
Let your locs down around the bandana so it's not visible.

Start wrapping your locs to form a donut.

Keep wraping...

... until you have a decent bun.

Secure with your second hair band

Make sure the band is firm.
You should end up with something like this.

Tuck loose ends in.

As neatly as possible.
And Voila, you are done...
If your locs are not as long you can use pins to hold loose ends down and for even better results you can wrap this with a scarf so all your edges are in place. To see a variation of this style, check out the Duo Bun how to.

Hope you enjoyed this... Keep it loc'd with an Attitude :).

More product reviews coming soon...

Till later,

Ade.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Owanbe Alert!!! Savvy & Chic Garden Party!

Hey Peeps,

For those who don't know "O-wa-n-be" is a Yoruba phrase meaning:

1. It is (happening) there - Literal meaning 
2. Party
3. Serious party with plenty food
4. Big Party
5. Mega Party.

By now I'm sure you get it. There's a party YaaaAaYi!!!!!!!! Dabs, writer of blog naijahaircangrow.blogspot.com, salon owner the Savvy & Chic Hair Beauty Hub and Savvy and Chic Magazine Publisher is hosting a Garden Party (Owanbe). Not only have I been invited but I have a +1 for one of the Locitude Blog readers :).


Savvy & Chic Garden party promises to be relaxing, interactive and scrumptious; we would also be discussing what the role of bloggers are in today's society and above all we would have to wear prim and proper floral dresses and will feature in the next edition of the Savvy & Chic Magazine... Awesome!... I'm so looking forward to it, The latest Savvy & Chic magazine cover is so HOT!!! 



So who would this lucky person be? And how do we find the lucky person? I have been thinking too hard about how to make it free and fair, so I guess random is the way to go. If you are interested to attend the Garden party holding Sunday the 28th of September, 2014 in VI, Lagos please drop a comment while I'm looking for the random calculator thingy to download :). Each comment will be assigned a number and an electronic random calculator would pick the winner. The lucky winner will be announced 12noon on the 19th of September, 2014 here on the blog and Locitude Instagram, Facebook and Twitter pages.

I have attended an event hosted by Dabs in the past - Salon Day Out/ Blogiversary. It was much fun so I have no doubt that this would be a blast.

I'm really glad to have been invited because most times we loc heads complain about being left out of the parry, now there's no excuse. There's Owanbe and are going to be representing!!!!!

Dabs though texlaxed (somewhere between natural and relaxed) was a big supporter of Loc Appreciation Day. Mehn, I am glad to be friends with her. You may get to meet her and some of your favourite other bloggers besides me :D.... all you have to do is comment. 

Now shopping for a nice floral dress because "I be Lady o" :).

Your Loc Head,


Friday, 12 September 2014

Hair How To: Loc Loops/Petals in 4 easy steps.

Hello,

#TGIF #ItsTheWeekendBaby #PhotoShootModeActivated #Locitude #HairHowTo #LocsAndAttitude #LocWorkshop #ComingSoon #OkReadBelow.

I'm obviously excited, payments for my shipment on brand new dada products stock has finally gone through (It is not easy to be a Nigerian #That'sAll), now waiting for the products to get here. I hope it doesn't take forever. I found this FREE accounting app called waves app, which is helping keep my spend together. I usually get excited when I learn new stuff, so yaaaayi. Seems this hobby is becoming a business sooner than I imagined. Sorry back to the Loc loop Tutorial...


Step 1: Select two strands of locs close to each other.
(You can use only one strand of loc only or 3-4 depending on how thick your locs are)
Step 2: Take the ends of your strands, fold them towards the roots
making a loop
Step 3: Fasten the base of the loop with a tiny rubber band. Make sure it's not too tight.
Step 4: Style to your taste using hair pins.
4 Easy steps to loc loops.
This post has actually been sitting in my draft since last Friday X_X. #ThankGodit'sAnotherFriday #TGIAF. I'm actually home resting, recovering from a flu and probably stress. The photoshoot was much fun, but I think the results can be better, so planning a reshoot. The products got in much faster than I expected. To see the full range of what the Locitude has in stock, visit TheLocitude.com and click on products. 

More on the The Loc Workshop and Stylist Competition coming in a few days. The Magazine is also coming in October and watch this space for Product reviews of the Jamaican Mango & Lime products, Aunty Angela's Homemade coconut oil, Mamado essential oils and more which the Locitude carries.

#HaveAGreatWeekend #OkBye #InTheMoodForHashTags.

Your Loc Head,

Ade.


Thursday, 4 September 2014

Product Review: Jamaican Mango & Lime Shampoo and conditioner.

Hello there,

Happy new month for starters :), I'm going to have to be very awake this September, so there will be no need to wake me up when September ends :). I never like to go into whatever topic I raise straight away, I like gist, so forgive me if I always gist a little before I go into it. I can't help it, I am a proud plumpy African woman... before I over digress, l had to control the urge to watch other reviews before this post so that my opinion is not swayed in any way. This is my honest review of the Jamaican Mango & Lime Shampoo and Conditioner.

I have used this products religiously for about three years, so I guess I am qualified to review.

Jamaican Mango & Lime Tingle Shampoo
Shampoo: 

Function - Very Good
Smell - Very Good
Feeling - Excellent
Lather - Good

Just as it's name goes the "tingle" in the shampoo is real; and that's the best part of it. The Tingle Shampoo, gives you a tingly feeling on your scalp when you use it leaving your scalp feeling clean. Now that I wash my hair myself it gets slightly uncomfortable when it gets around my eyes. ( I wash from the back of my head to the front under a shower). It smells great. The Tingle Shampoo doesn't lather exceptional well, it takes about 2 washes before I begin to see the kind of lather that makes you feel your hair is clean. This may also mean my hair is always very dirty which I would like to think not.  It is also one of those products that are made specifically for locs, so that helps reduce some paranoia on whether or not it is good for your locs.

The Jamaican Mango and Lime Tingle Shampoo is also all about cleaning your locs, it feels like my locs strands are being stripped when I use it. It almost feels like a clarifying Shampoo. With that being said I'll recommend you always use a conditioner after using this product or as an alternative you can mix it with essential oils (I have never tried mixing).

Jamaican Mango and Lime Protein Conditioner
Conditioner:

Function - Excellent
Smell - Very Good
Feeling - Excellent
Texture - Very Good

The Jamaican Mango and Lime protein Conditioner helps restore balance to your locs strands after a tingle shampoo wash. The conditioner is in a watery-ish lotion form, it's thick enough to sit in and give the added moisture needed. When I use this product my hair feels nice, soft and smells good. I also like the consistency of the product as it's easy to wash out and not too watery so it sits in for the time you wish to let it seat it. It also gives my locs some extra body after use.

So on a scale of 1-10, I'll give the shampoo an 8 because I wish it lathered more. The conditioner, I would say a 9, I have no complaints at all, but I'm sure there's something better out there.

Hope you've found this helpful, if you use this product please drop a comment with your own views and if you are thinking of trying it I'll definitely recommend it.

I promised @jayteebeth a pictorial tutorial on my current hairstyle - The loc loops/petals. Watch this space.

Till later fellas,

Your Loc Head

Ade.