Thursday, August 9, 2012

My Yarn Pin Up Style

Salkis with Yarn Twists
 My new look, what do you think? Yarn braids look kinda cute! He He...

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

My Hair in Twists

Salkis with yarn Twists

This is what Im doing now as a protective style for my hair. The chop happened some months ago, and while I did have fun playing around with my hair, I knew I wanted it to grow. I went from sisterlocks, to mohawk to tiny afros and now twist extensions all with  the course of a few months and I am exhausted with it all already.
Salkis With Mohawk

 I did have to think this much about hair when I had my sisterlocks so I miss not having too. The braids are the best way I know of to get back that care free feeling that wearing locs gave me. This is yarn twists and I love them because they keep their shape even with frequent washing, I don't have to sleep with a scarf on my head and I just add oils to my scalp for conditioning.

Salkis with Sisterlocks

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Organic Dred Locs or Manicured DredLocs?

Would you ever consider getting Dredlocks, like Bob Marley style? I have been thinking about doing my hair in organic locs for some time now. I don't ave a traditional 9-5 job so I could get away with doing it. I don't know of anyone who could work corporate looking like this but I am curious to see what my hair would form into.
No parting the hair. Clean lines are out.  The locs do not have to look evenly shaped or even cylindrical either. I have to admit, I used to think that people with locs that looked like this were just unkempt, nasty.

And while I have (as a stylist) met some people who's locs really needed a hazmat team to come hose them down, I truly feel that organic locs can be a very attractive if kept clean.  So how to you get your locs to free-form? Well you just leave it alone and let them loc on there own. I assume you have start with some sort of patten though as I do see some wearers will a  semblance of parted hair. So my advice would be to part them off, maybe in plaits or twists and then nerve groom  them again after that.

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Well I should say never palm roll the hair or twist the hair after the initial set up. I have known some Rastas who have use natural aloe vera from the fresh pant and rubbed it into the dreds and scalp as a conditioning /cleansing treatment but that was pretty much the extent of grooming that they did. I don't know, but I am really thinking about have my next set of locs be more organic, we'll see.

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Friday, July 27, 2012

More Styling Options for Dred Locs

There are so many creative options for locs that there really is no reason for you to be bored with them, ever! Wrapp wire around some of your locs. Intertwine strips of fabric into twisted locs or braided locs. You can deconstruct earrings and use them as loc ornaments. I am thinking of buying a drill gun to make some cool loc adornments with metals like copper and brass.

Locs are not just an urban lifestyle, it can be just as high fashion as any couture fashion, you just need to open your mind to the possibilities. Take a trip to the craft store and pic up different thread colors, try some metallic's, what about doing a head scrap made of lace. That would be freakin sick! Micheal's craft store, Joanne's fabric store are heaven for finding new ways to prettify your beautiful hair. You took all this time to grow it, show some appreciation for all the sweat and tears you went through to get them looking hot!

I love natural hair and Loc pictures and advice and I hope u do too. Thanks for reading and share your thoughts!