Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Linda's Hair Journey to Locs - Appointment No. 2

Hello people,

A lot has been going on for me, in business and in my personal life and it's a lot to be grateful for. Today, is going to be all about Linda's locs while I take a private moment to savor the on-goings in my life.

So, I called Linda to check on her locs a couple of weeks after our first appointment and to my surprise she said everything had loosened. "OMG, what did you do?" where the words that fell out of my mouth. Linda had washed her locs twice on her own in about 2 weeks of having them; because I had told her "Locs are freedom" and she should never let her locs hold her back in life. Well, I really believe those words but I didn't expect so much independence in less than 2 weeks.

I asked her to please come on over to the studio so we can but her twists back in and her locs can begin to set.

This appointment took place on the 12th of August, 2017.
Linda's locs after 2 and a half weeks and 2 washes.
Fortunately Linda's parts were still intact and all we had to do was continue her locs using the palm roll method.

Video showing palm roll method used to continue Linda's locs

Fresh out of the dryer

Linda got our traditional first loc style
which helps keep locs  in place for longer.
Linda also talks about her dandruff problem which we have to work on through her journey, wearing wigs and how she feels about her locs after 2 weeks and a bit. You can listen here.

Got to run now. Work and life calls.

How you enjoy this series and I really do hope it encourages someone out there, locs are more beautiful than we tend to perceive.

Much love, I will be here keeping it loc'd with an attitude as always.

Your loc head

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Linda's hair Jounrey to Locs - Appointment 1

Hello Everyone,

It's been a while. I took a break from the internet for most of July, guess I needed to recover from Loc Appreciation Day, Lagos, 2017; which was fabulous by the way. You can see pictures from the event in my last post here.

Well it's a new month and I need the high of something new. So here we go. I have decided to follow a friend and new client's hair journey for a year and I hope it helps someone out there understand the loc'ing process.

Let's get right into it.

Linda's appointment was on the 26th of July, 2017. She had done the big chop in November of 2016 and had grown our barely 2 inches of her hair by the time we started her locs.

TWA- After shampooing, conditioning and oiling Linda's scalp with Locitude Minty Burst

Comb Twists - Lines horizontally in a grid like manner from the back up
No additional products used. Just water to dampen the hair as we go along.

Better view - Making progress with the comb twist as we go along.
Linda wanted her medium size locs, Not too small and not too big.

Texture Shot

We are all done now. Linda has properly sectioned locs and defined parts.
So looking forward to Linda's next appointment which has been slated for 3 - 4 weeks after her first appointment.

She has been asked to cover her hair up when she goes to bed, apply Locitude's Minty Burst on her scalp every other day and spray her baby locs with KUI Leave in conditioning mist as desired.

I also had a short talk with Linda on how she felt on starting this new journey, you can listen to our convo here.

Ok, folks that will be all for now.

xoxo, and keep it loc'd with the very best attitude there is.

Your Loc Head,