Monday, July 12, 2010

Inside my hair drawer...

I think it's safe to say that I'm a DIY-er when it comes to my locs' maintenance. Yes, my locs were started and maintained by a professional in their infancy , but for the most part, it's been all on me. I haven't seen my loctician since February! Which is shameful since I really love her.

Can I be honest?

I don't want her to be upset with me and what I've done to my locs. They've been through a lot since I last saw her. Two more color jobs (I promised her I would stop) and the combining of them may really throw her off. And yes, I DO care because I value her advice and skill. I know it's my head and I can do whatever I want (ca-learly) but still...I won't be visiting her until the locs are in tact.

In the meantime, I am my own loctician. And that requires tools.

Like clips

One day I'll be like my girl Chescaleigh and adopt the clip-free method. But in the meantime, these clips are an integral part of the re-twisting process.


I need 'em! Especially with it being summer time. I have tiny rubber bands for styles and larger ones for single ponytails to keep the hair out of my face. I wear them when I work-out, swim, clean or just don't feel like being bothered with hair in my face or on my neck. And don't ask about the office rubber bands. I see a lot of brothas down here in the South using those as ponytail holders. I would always clown them and er uh...looks like I'm joining them!

Bobby pins!

Can not live without these things. Because I'm not skilled enough (yet) to do a style without them, I'm usually grabbing for at least 3 a day.

Aloe vera gel

What I use to re-twist. This or Organic Root Stimulator Loc and Twist gel.

Yes, a comb.

Y'all know I have dandruff issues. I usually have to bust out this comb every time I wash. I scratch my scalp and uproot that dandruff before I shampoo. Y'all know what I'm talkin' about!

Bows, headbands, night bonnet

Loc adornments

LOVE these! I've got 5 in my locs right now.

Tis all!!

So fellow DIYers, does your drawer, cabinet or area look similar? I don't have THAT much do I?



Unknown said...

Yes.. my drawer (under the bed storage) look similar. Mines is minus the loc adornments. I have all types of gels, clips, head bands, scarves, bonnets. I do hair so have other nik naks in there also. Love you blog!!! <3 <3

NESSessary said...

Yes mine is the same too, even though I don't use the clips and pins and loc gel anymore. You don't have too much at all, looks like you are all set like every lock rocker should be! :)

Mrs. Honey Dip said...

Your drawer looks fine. At least it's all in one place and organized. Wish I could say the same. I have a loc drawer, cabinet, and bag. My stuff is EVERYwhere!!!
A brush will also help with loosening flakes when you get ready to wash. But I only suggest it when you're gonna retwist after you wash because it does disturb the neatness of your roots. And it's a great scalp massage as well.

Zenzele said...

Wow, that's the neatest drawer I've ever seen! I have tons of stuff everywhere, stuff I probably don't even need, or use anymore. Thanks for the motivation!

Unknown said...

Your drawer is so neat and organized! My drawer contains oil, gel, Sisterlocks mosturizer and starter shampoo. I just got my second set of SL's installed and learned that less is more as far as hair products. Once I take the SL retightening course I will add the tool to my drawer.

~Just BLESS~ said...

Talk about organized!!! Did you do this just for the photo shoot? I have a shelf in my bathroom with little banana leaf baskets with lids filled with metal clips, multicolor clips, bobby pins, combs, barrettes, loc jewelry, scarves and hair nets. Then I have aloe vera gel, Mango & Line products, a variety of homemade hair concoctions in various states of production, Dr. Bronners liquid castile soaps and some other things off the top of my head.

B said...

@Just Bless Hahahaaa! You so funny! It's usually always this neat. I'm anal like that.

Anonymous said...

Have to tell you how much I love this blog. I'm a veteran locker, but I still learn new things when I come here. LOVE the clip free twisting method. Thanks for sharing that youtube link.

B said...

@Nina awww....thank you so much for the love and support. I really appreciate it. And if you try the clip free twisting method, let me know how it works. I can't WAIT until my locs get long enough for that.