Monday, June 14, 2010

Locs at 18 months

Wow. Well....here we are. My locs at 18 months. It's been over 2 months since I've combined them and I was in a serious I don't like my locs rut. It didn't show though. I still took care of them, rocked some styles, jazzed them up with yarn got motivated by fellow loc'ers.

I can't stress this enough--loc'ing is a journey. It ain't all cupcakes and sprinkles and that's okay. The good news is, I'm kinda liking my locs again. Not head over heels in love with them like I was before but I now know how to take a "Your locs are gorgeous" compliment without scoffing.

I'm figuring out that less is more. I know,  I know...I should have known that a looooong time ago. Loc'ing is about simplifying and I've just made the whole process a lot harder than it needed to be. Typical B. I don't have any regrets though, only learned lessons and the desire to share them with y'all.

Soooo, for the first time in a while, I re-twisted. Since I've been swimming a lot, I haven't been re-twisting more than the first two rows of locs.


I finally took out all of the rubber bands and the locs are still looking like 2-strand twists but I've gotten over it. This girl took a look at my locs the other day and was like, "They're looking good. How old are they? 6...7 months?" #agefail And I still want some color but I'll wait a few months for that.

Came up with a new hair style! I call this Dino. It's 4 flat twists in the front and a loose basketweave in the back.


I'm diggin' this updo. And it only took 5 bobby pins! I'm getting better. And I did a video on how I re-twist my locs.








Tis all for the 18th month!

16 comments:

Bsquared86/Bsquared0408 said...

I think your locs look like locs that have been two-strand twisted, not baby locs at all. And they look really healthy. So, I love em!

That updo is hot. I think I'm going to try that later today. I have yet to do a full updo but I think they're so regal.

Daily Gazelle said...

That updo is gorgeous. Do you have instructions on how to do it?

T'arr.a Lu said...

Your locs are gorgeous and trust, I'm not saying that just to say it. They look so mature and grown. I completely understand how you feel tho, I'm going on 11 months and sometimes I feel like taking them out (I won't) and starting all over because somehow I figure it's not looking correct...But yes that updo is HAWT, can't wait for my hair to grow some more so I can start rocking do's...

B said...

B---> Girl, yes...I was like, "Baby locs...really?" Pfft! If you try an updo, let me know how that it turns out!!

DG---> Hmmm, I'll try and do a video on a style. ;)

T'arr.a Lu---> Hang in there, sis! And thank you so much. I tend to love my locs a lot more when they are in funky styles and I can't see those combined locs.

nne said...

i actually like the two-strand twisted look on mature locs - especially in the updo. looking hot!

Izzo said...

This video was very helpful. I love your locs. The Organic Root Stimulator Loc and Twist Gel didn't work well for me.It was flaky and gunky. My friend suggested the Jamaican Mango and Lime. I just started my locs (one month tomorrow) and I've been getting it done ever 2 weeks at the shop. I already see it is gonna be a process.

PS I used to love the Dinosaurs.

janel said...

hey b--congrats on 18 months! your hair is looking fabulous and your updo is really cute! i've got to post a couple of stylin' vids or entries on my blog soon. take care and blessings!

iRockLocs said...

Your locs look beautiful! Loving the Dino! And I do remember that show, the baby dinosaur always said "Not the mama!" LOL :) Anyway, thanks for sharing how you re-twist and the "Dino!"

Mrs. Honey Dip said...

Looking good girl!!
I'm LOVING the Dino style. Too cute!! I wanna try it with my longer hair but I'll have to figure out what to do with the hair in the middle. If I try it out, I'll let you know.

Mrs. Honey Dip said...

Oh yeah, check out my summer updo at http://imdippedinhoney.blogspot.com/2010/06/summer-updo.html.

I know you'll love it. ;)

Expanding Beauty said...

Dino is very cute, everytime you do a style, it reminds me how I'm just snoozing on the styling front. I vow to change this summer Lol!

Ms. Tee said...

Lookin' good! Lovin' the Dino!

Ms. Tee said...

BTW, I love the video tutorial...and yes, I remember the show Dinosaurs! I think it came on ABC Friday nights. "Not the Mama!" LOL!

Toshia "Writing Addict" Shaw said...

Look at my baby growing up so fast! Not you B your locs! LOL Nah you look soo pretty! Muah

dalia said...

your voice! it's so cute! and totally not what i expected... lol

and if you twist and braid, it eliminates the need for clips, and you get a nice kink when the hair dries.

CaribSun said...

Your updo is absolutely gorgeous.