DIY Loc Tool

After searching on YouTube for ways to retighten my locs , I stumbled on one channel that that had a perfect idea for making a loc tool. I would had never guessed to use …….wait for it . A YARN NEEDLE!
The only thing to it is to make sure its a steel one and not plastic , or it will snap like a twig.

Tools Needed
Yarn Needle
Needle Nose Pliers
Flat Head Screw Driver (if you don’t have a needle nose)

Directions

Place the needle nose or flat head directly in the middle of the needle , be sure to not force it in. If only a tip fit in thats fine. Begin to rotate it in whichever direction you want to open the needle to the desired width your loc will fit into.

Sounds easy? It is! Just go really slow so that you don’t end up making it too big for your loc.

Here’s mine

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My Loc Tool

Give it a try, and post a pic of yours . Good Luck!

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Baby Amir Has Starter Locs

Hello Everyone! 

I am so excited to share that my 16month old has starter locs! His journey started on November 30, 2014. He did cry during the process, and wanted his blankie. All in all I think it went well. His dad and I decided to let him habe them now , then based on how society is one he gets in middle school we’ll decide to cut them or not . 

Journey Started 11/30/14

Journey Started 11/30/14

Back View

Back View

Side View

Side View

I am going to wash his locs in a month, and till then mist with the lemon and sea salt mixture. I really don’t think he’ll have a problem locing since his hair is like a 4B. The length we aiming for is shoulder length, then anything longer we will cut off. If you would like to follow his journey follow on instagram @princebaby_amir. 

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Second Guessing This Loc Journey (2 Weeks In)

Two weeks in and I feel like I made the wrong mistake. I even left a bunch of Facebook hair groups , because I started missing my free flowing hair. Let me just say this. If you have the same grade of hair as mine, which is 3b and 3c. FIne and wavy texture, that will easily curl with just water and hair conditioner, locing will make you mad in the beginning. I was told that I would have to come back in a month after my starter locs were installed, um don’t believe it. My hair is fuzzy in the front, on top of that you all know how fast my hair grows. I have so much new growth it isn’t funny. I twist and twist like a bangee, to make sure it stays tight and skinny. One thing I said from the beginning was I didn’t want thick locs, in which i couldn’t get different styles with. I did want sisterlocs, but honestly speaking I’m sorry, I”m not paying $550 for a install on 2-3 inch hair. Micro locs are just as small, and look just as good. I will be able to style any way I want with these.

Oiling now? I have been told so many ways to take care of my locs, and I appreciate all the help , because I’m new to this. Unfortunately,just like starting my natural hair journey, everything that works for someone else might not work for me. I know people who only use oil, and no conditioner, no deep conditioners, and think they know that is proper curly head hair maintenance. Whatever works for you might not work for everyone else. This one fellow loc head says she has been oiling her starter locs, and others were saying that’s a no, no. I know how my head operates, and I think that will be a better option for me as well. Dry scalp will not grow, so I will oil my scalp to make sure i stays nice and healthy. This is week two, and as I stated I’m not very happy. I will be wearing scarfs, wigs, and other hair accessories until I am happy with my length. My head, my journey,my way. Wish me luck!

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New Journey! Loc’d Free

Oct 18,2014 I had my locs installed

Oct 18,2014 I had my locs installed

Wow! Wow! That’s all I can say and think. After being natural for exactly 2 years and 10 months, I big chopped AGAIN! A lot of my subscribers got the first look on my Facebook page , and asked why. First, I love experimenting with my hair. Its just hair , it will grow back.

I didn’t want to mix hair journeys , and really wanted to see my progress from a new beginning. With that being said I’m super excited. I love my hair and can’t believe how well the short twist fits my face. Here’s a few pictures of my hair twisted .

The Crown Area

The Crown Area

Side and Front View

Side and Front View

I can’t wait to see how long they are by my birthday in December. I will make sure to try k these journey just like I did my natural hair one with free flowing hair. Look out for my starter loc maintance piece.

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That Girl Done Got Locs

Surprise!
I decided to get loc’d up! Yes I did ! I’ll be three years natural Dec 13, 2014 , and I said let me do something different. My sis , along with other members of my family are loc’d and I do love their heads. I don’t like the bigger locs, so I decided to get sister locs. Micro locs or sister locs are basically the same thing. They are small in size , and you can still do various hairstyles on them. Now you guys know I change my hair all the time , that’s how I knew if I was going to loc it would be by getting these. Lots of people say it takes about 24 hours to finish , but I believe that’s because they’re slow , or either take frequent breaks in between. Altogether mine took about 4-6 hours top. I have 400 locs and my hair is very full.

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I have been researching how to take care of them, along with asking help from my sis who has had hers going on a year now. I decided to get these three products first from the Jamaican Lime line first . Until my hair actually starts to bud and all that, I didn’t see the use for the other products. Here’s the products I did get.

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After finishing I did oil my scalp with my favorite oil mix, that I shared with you guys before in previous post , and sprayed with the itch spray. I love my hair so much! Another hair journey to share with you all! If you have my questions be sure to ask!

Follow my loc journey on Instagram @CelestialStar_James

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