If you've been tuning in to Loc Rocker since I first started latching my locs, you know that I LOOOOVE this method. I went from palm rolling to latching simply because it:
a) allows me to work-out without fear that my locs will drop or unravel.
b) minimizes the amount of product that I WOULD be using if I were re-twisting. This is a big deal b/c I already have build-up issues.
c) is quick and can be done any time and I don't have to wash my hair to latch.
Latching just fits my lifestyle but I'd be lying if I said I knew what I was doing. From a quick glance my newly latched locs look okay.
But a closer look shows that they look a little funky...
Errr...I mean, what IS that? I'll admit that I do think my locs look better when re-twisting. But I'm not going back that route so I've got to learn how to make some good latched locs because I'll be doing this for many years to come.
My biggest issue with latching is this:
Some of my locs get the Y-shaped thing going on. I HATE this. And while I've done my research and watched videos on how to correctly latch, I am still crazy confused. I've seen fellow loc'ers talk about entering the latch tool in different rotations by using a clock.
"Enter at 12 o clock and end at 6 o clock"
WTF?! This sounds good in theory but I soooo don't get it. LOL! It's so difficult to understand. Here's the latching tool that I use.
Yeah, it ain't nothin' but a paper clip. Some folx use a Nappylocs tool but are you kidding me? That thing is like $16. <--Cheapy McFree strikes again. I know it's not my tool that's the problem. I've seen many ladies latch with a paperclip. *sigh*
It's me. My method is alllll wrong. I'm thinking of visiting my loctician for the first time in 6 months and asking her to help a sista out. I wonder if she'll show me without being upset that I haven't seen her in forever. Man.... Any latchin' sisters out there that can help me out, I'd greatly appreciate it!