Yarn Locs


Before hacking off most of my hair last year, this girl was an honorary member of the Brady Bunch, ha ha  love a bad pun. Once I  wore braids for just about 8 months in a row except for those days when I took out the last style, washed, conditioned then braided up again. 

 If you follow on Facebook or Instagram you probably already know that my head is full of  yarn locs!
 Yarn locs are a great alternative to permanent ones minus the commitment and growing time. They're light, inexpensive and apparently the styling options are immense. 

I happily spent most of Valentines day on my bum while a good friend installed them for me. It's pretty simple. If you can install box braids you can install yarn braids. Unfortunately, I can't do the box braid thing. Forever Rikk has a pretty good video up, if you can't stand  lengthy videos, check that tutorial out. The only downside is that they're ridiculously time consuming to install. Mine took around 13 hours. Eeek! Surprisingly these yarn locs don't put much stress on my hair line. These edges though! The box braids really did a number, I'm using a delicious mix castor oil, almond oil and vitamin E to help repair damage from those braids.


What do you think of yarn locs? Would you be willing to give them a try?

16 comments:

  1. The box braids did a number on my edges too that I'm still recovering from years later. I don't know if it will ever heal completely. I love yarn locs but due to my past experience I'm afraid to do anything that I think might pull my weak edges.

    You look amazing. Loving the hair! And that lip color is fabulous on you.

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    1. I hope your edges become stronger!! I think they need lots of TLC!

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  2. mmm, I think I wouldn't do it :P but I like them on you. this length looks really pretty on you! when it comes to my own braid you were asking about I unfortunately can't answer how hard it would be because my hairdresser did it and I couldn't see what she exactly did behind me, hehe. I know long hair is needed for that and the hair should be pretty even, not layered. gosh and I unfortunately don't even know the name of that braid to look for a tutorial or something...

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  3. Love your lipstick colour! I prolly won't try yarn locs but definitely getting braids next.

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  4. You look beautiful. I love your skin. I've never given yarn locs much thought but the way you look with them is making me want to convert my protective styling plan from braids to locs lol. I can't believe box braids had such adverse effects on your edges, that frightens me a little :(

    And, I gave your comment on my blog a response, feel free to give it a look and let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks for your insight :)

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    1. You should definitely give them a try!! I'm just trying to be gentle with my edges now!! Hopefully I can nurture them back to health and fullness!

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  5. Those locs looks GORG on you! Enjoy them! The time it takes to install will probably forever deter me from trying them but who knows? :D

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    1. I love em!! my butt hates me!!! But I love them!

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  6. Your locs look perfect, I had Senegalese that were too tiny and they totally ruined my edges too. But I would totally get locs, maybe after I get tired of wearing marley twists.

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  7. Congratulations! I have nominated you for both the Sunshine & Shine On Awards! http://blackzuluanu.wordpress.com/2014/03/11/blog-awards-thank-you/

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    1. :) Thank you so much! I'll check it out!!

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