First Time At The Salon In 7 Months

Its been almost 7 months since Ive been to the salon. I was on a spiritual journey and during that time going to the salon wasnt important.

I experienced matting this time around after I washed my locs. If not properly moisturized they can even break off at the root. Using a good moisturizing cream made specifically for locs will help with this, and if you know you are prone to breakage you can help by supplementing your nutrition.

While part of loc maintenance is the retwist, frequent twisting is not recommended as this tends to cause thinning and breakage. I recommend a retwist every 6-8 weeks, but because everyone’s hair is different…Do You! Make personal recommendations based on what will work best for you and your hair.

Watch The Full Retwist And Style Below

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5 Products To NEVER Use On Locs

The common mistakes that are made with locs include: improper partings, weak foundations, poor product choices, and too much manipulation. Of these common mistakes, poor product choices are the most detrimental because they can lead to scalp issues, build-up, breakage,  and thinning of locs. Did you know that product mistakes made in the beginning or early stages of your loc journey can take years to manifest into devastating problems, some of which require the damage to be cut out.Think about all those years of growth thrown away. Literally.

My goal is to help you keep your locs strong , long , healthly and flourishing

This video was made with you in mind. Peep it below

Ledisi Chopped OFF Her Signature Locs

R&B force to be reckoned with Ledisi is the latest celeb to chop off her hair. The beauty recently traded in her waist length locs for a short, tapered fade and I just can’t deal with the change lol

While she’s rocked her signature locs, she’s never shied away from avant-garde looks — including impeccable updos, playing with color and even rocking shaved sides.  Her newest look, however, is still so new I had to look twice.

She quietly revealed the new look in Instagram where she talks about “the importance of embracing the process when transitioning into new energy. Also, being fearless when walking away from the old and into the new.”

Imma be honest I lowkey missed it as Ledisi continued to share pics of her old loc’d look. However, days later the newlywed gave us an other glimpse of the look with husband Ron Young kissing her cropped cut, before finally sharing a fire mini shoot showing off a clear view of her big chop

6 Quick & Easy Ways To Style Your Headwraps

What is an Headwrap?

Traditionally, African headwraps are patterned pieces of cloth that are tied in intricate fashions around the head. They can be as small as a square bandana or as long as a yard. However, typical wraps are about 60 inches, or the length of your average scarf. In fact, a lot of women wear patterned pashmina scarves as headwraps, getting two uses out of one accessory!

African headwraps have different names in other languages, including dhuku (Shona), duku (Chichewa), gele (Yoruba), iduku (isiZulu).

Here are a few reasons women wear headwraps:

To protect the hair at night. Many women use silk or satin head scarves instead of a bonnet at night, keeping their hairstyles in place and safe from drying fabrics.

To tame the hair during the day.

If you don’t feel like doing your hair in the morning (or the night before!), large headwraps are a great way to keep your coils in check.

As part of a ceremony. Many African immigrants, inspired by their native culture, wear a tribal head scarf for weddings or other ceremonial events.

For fashion. Today, many African American women wear headwraps for style and simplicity. Pre-tied African headwraps are a convenient way to look nice and cover your hair, while the untied versions can be shaped in many unique and attention-grabbing ways.

To celebrate their African heritage. As more women come to love their natural hair, many have started incorporating fashion headwraps into their daily look as a point of pride. African head coverings (and garments like caftans) are also worn to celebrate Kwanzaa.

6 Ways to Style You Headwrap Below

6 Ways To Style Your Locs Between Salon Visits

We all have busy schedules with work, kids, events etc. Keeping my locs looking fresh after my salon visit by myself almost impossible. Taking 3-5 hours out of our busy day just doesn’t seem realistic and the reality is many of us stretch our in-between salon visits to the max. But think about it, we feel our best when our hair done. So, how do we keep our hair on fleek with our busy schedules?

The answer is simple – change it up and improvise. You came to the right place today because I have the solutions to help all you busy ladies.

See The 6 Ways To Style Your Locs below

This Is HOW I Got My LOCS to Grow FAST

So here I am 3 years of locs ( where did time go?). My locs are falling down my back and getting longer by the style and I’m holding my head a bit higher than the year before. I’m learning so much about myself on the daily and relishing in each new experience that comes my way. While I can’t wait to see where my locs fall next year, surprisingly, I’ve been thinking of wearing less styles this year. I’ve been feeling so light and carefree that I want my locs to feel the same. So we’ll see. I’m learning that life is full of surprises. xoxo

Peep my detailed loc video below

Willow Smith Stuns Us All In Astounding Vogue Paris Shoot

Ummm where are the locs? 🙄🙄🙄

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Willow Smith is looking very fierce honey and absolutely gorgeous in the December 2016/January 2017 issue of Vogue Paris. What i immediately noticed was that she ditched her trademark freeform locs for a sleek look and is giving us serious ‘Young Naomi Campbell Or Tyra Banks‘ vibes.

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Photographers: Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin

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