Monday, October 25, 2010

Braided locs (the before)

Sooo this past weekend I washed my hair. It was a great wash indeed. I am finding that I have to use A LOT of shampoo though. For the first time I used Infusium 23 leave-in conditioner. This conditioner comes highly recommended from Toshia from On the Road to Queendom. She's been using it for years and she says that it's been great on her color treated hair. I loved it! I added my own essential oils and my hair was softer than usual after a wash.

And then on a whim, I started braided the locs.



I took 3 and 4 at a time and braided as tight as I could. I used aloe vera gel and it look a little over an hour. I made a blend of sweet almond oil,  orange, peppermint and rosemary and ran it through my scalp and braided locs. And I sat under the dryer for a good 20 minutes or so.



Not bad, uh? I actually like how this looks so I've been rocking it just like this. Yeah, it looks a little Celie-ish (10 points if you know who that is...ha!). I'll give it a good 3 days and we'll see how it turns out. The last time I did my hair like this (it was much shorter) I haaated the outcome. Something tells me I may dig it this time around.

13 comments:

Boogie said...

Can't wait to see the outcome! You did a great job braiding!

NESSessary said...

I don't think it looks Celie-ish! hehe. It looks great :).

Natasha Vincent, Crazy about personal care! said...

No, you don't look like Color Purple. Does it feel as tight as it looks or is it because you did maintenance on your newly washed roots? Can't wait for the take down, as I'm sure the wave will look nice!

Tamyra said...

where do u find sweet almond oil, htats one oil i can never come across...

Amina said...

you don't look at all like color purple! This is so beautiful!!

B said...

Boogie---> Thanks darlin'!!

NESS---> Really? Maybe like Celie, 2.0 or somethin'. Ha!

Natasha---> I did back is pulling because of the hair tie that I used. It ended up taking it out because it was pulling a little TOO much. I palm rolledthe first row of locs. I hope the wave turns out good. We'll seee....

Tamyra---> I got mine from Whole Foods. You can scoop some up at any natural food store.

Amina---> Thanks lovely!

transego said...

Very nice! Any style suggestions for those of us who can't braid or are...stylistically challenged? lol My locs are just to my ears, and I have no clue what I can do to them!

Narj said...

I like it!

B said...

transego---> Check this out: http://www.locrocker.com/2010/03/styles-for-medium-lengthed-locs.html.

Thanks Narj!

Rogue said...

I like it Brittany. Your oil concoction must be great. I absolutely love rosemary. It is shining. Looks healthy. Can't wait to see how it looks.

Glo said...

My hair is different lengths so I can't even braid my hair like this and wear it out. Ends would be sticking out all over the place.

Interested to see how it will turn out.

dewdrop said...

You did a good job of braiding them so nicely. I can't wait to see the results!

dalia said...

i do five at a time, loosely braided, and I find that makes the best and loveliest crimps for me.