Monday, 5 February 2018

Hairstyle Lounge on African Naturalistas - My Journey to Permanent Locs (2)

Hello everyone. I hope 2018 is being good to you all so far. Now that January is over, we can say that 2018 is officially ended cos once new year fever is over, February comes, life happens, and before you know it, it is December, lol.

So my journey to permanent locs is going pretty good. It is looking more like locs now, and less like comb curls, lol. I was supposed to relock my hair three weeks after the first locking session, but O'Naturals salon was on their annual break, so I had to make it four weeks. Thankfully, the locs were thriving, and didn't unravel, so I was good to go.

As agreed on the terms of my pre-booked appointment, I got to O'Naturals at a certain time, and we got to work. To my sad amazement, my hair wasn't washed. I was really looking forward to washing my hair because I hadn't moisturized, cleansed, or washed for the past 4 weeks, since the first locking session. This is because when you are newly locking your hair, moisture will unravel it, and not let your hair lock, so your hair must be completely and permanently locked before it can be washed.

So the O'Naturals loctician did a thorough oil cleansing on my scalp, using an oil mix and cotton wool. She then proceeded to handle her business lock by lock. This took a bit above one hour. We both observed that my locs were making good progress, so I asked her if I could style my hair in those beautiful locs style I see online, and she said I could. This was good for me, as it would get me away from the regular flowing down dreadlocks look, and having to pack my hair up every night. I also felt it would enable to let the locks stretch out more, since shrinkage had dealt with it in the process of locking. And that is exactly what we did. I must say that it was a win win win win win solution for all stakeholders involved, lol.

In the end, we ended up with a great style that I could convert into other styles as I wished. I had chosen a dreadlocks styled in side bangs. See the variations below.





Okay, I confess. The two pictures above were taken almost two weeks after I made the hair, hence the frizz. I kept forgetting to take pictures. Let me just console myself that you are reading this to see how the style turned out to be.

The three pictures below were taken almost three weeks after I made the hair, a night before I switched the style up.






And then, this was the second style I got out of it







I will have this new look for the next 4 to 5 days, and then I will let everything down to have a proper locs look.

So what do you guys think? Yay or nay? Which was your fave look of the two style? Let's know in the comment session.

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