Friday, May 28, 2010

Loc Style: The Atlanta

Yes, I name my styles. Don't be laughin' at me. LOL! I don't know why but this look reminds me of Atlanta. So friggin' random...I know. Anyway---with summer coming up, I am ALL about up-do's and learning how to do them. It's just too dang on hot to have locs on my neck and in my face. Remember, y'all...I live in Florida. Even walking outside to your car can have your face drenched in sweat. Not to mention, I'm not used to having hair this long. I've been natural for 5 years but my hair always grew up and was never in my face. This is new. So here's what I did...

A basket weave in the back...


I'm getting better at basket weaving. It really isn't THAT hard. I'm just so much of a perfectionist that I will re-do it a good 4 times just to make sure it looks decent.

Then there are two flat twists on one side. I secured both with rubber band. I gently retwisted the locs in the front. Everything else haven't been retwisted since the devil was a boy. HAHA!!! 


And then I swooped left over to the other side. Kind of like a "waterfall" affect.




This look would have been 1,099x mo' cuter if it weren't for those ugly behind rubber bands. Yep, I'm still going through combining woes. I just don't like the way my locs look anymore. It's my fault really. I mean, no one told me to combine and secure the ends with rubber bands. And I've combined so many that if I don't secure them with bands, I'll have A LOT of 2-headed dragons. And I really don't like those, y'all. Up do's make me feel better about myself because I don't have to see AS many of those stupid rubber bands.

Okay, enough of my complaining. That's why I've staying away from featuring my own locs for awhile because I'm just not happy about them. Anyway!!! The Atlanta is definitely a functional style that can last a good 3-4 days. I've got another up-do called Waiting to Exhale (oh boy...wait 'til you hear the story on that one!) that I'll feature it soon. Sans my my locs suck attitude. Hehe!!


Other Styles I've done:
-Curly lochawk
-My First Up-do
-The Crown
-Professional bun thingie
-Humpy pinned

9 comments:

NESSessary said...

Girl don't be hatin' those locs they are beautiful! Your combining woes will go away in no time once they mature and marry fully! this style is so cute, when I finally get to styling my hair I will def. try this one!

Ijele said...

this style is cah-ute!, plse don't give up on your locks. You know, anything worth while, requires time and patience, that's part of what makes us appreciate and love it more! they have grown and matured sooo much an look at the blog you have created based on your locks. Anyway keep the posts comin. I will be doing this style when my hair gets long enuf, i just cant the basket waeve just yet. Be blessed :)

laloced said...

the style is cute! I need to try doing a basket weave, it looks so intimadating. Since the devil was a boy hah! Love that expression!

rmcandlelight *I'm wearing China Glaze Stella* said...

Girl you know I know what you mean about locks and Florida feels like a sweat is on yo head. Lol! Love the up do. Hey, sometimes I hate my locks but it's all good :)

rmcandlelight *I'm wearing China Glaze Stella* said...

Correction above I mean "sweater" lol!

Goldilocs said...

your hair looks fabulous, as per usual! And the style is very cute!

NubianLockedPrincess said...

Love that style! I keep saying when my locs get long, i`am going to style them. Well they are dripping pass my shoulders. What is my excuse now? Continue sending us your fierce creations!

ANGELINA said...

i love it!!! looks great :)

SailorWifey said...

Very cute! Stop haitn on your hair!!!

♥ SailorWifey