Yarn Locs Review: Tips and Tricks


Yarn locs, Genie locs, faux locs, Yarn wraps, mmm did I miss any? What ever you want to call them, I love this protective style. Yesterday made it a month since these yarn locs have been in, so I thought a little review of sorts, with some tips and tricks would be nice.

1. The first few days were ridiculous! My scalp was really irritated. The same thing happened when I installed the last set of box braids. Sulfur 8 Spray was amazing at soothing the scalp.

2. It's really important to ensure that your own hair is kept hydrated while under the yarn locs. Spraying the locs with water; either on it's own or mixed with leave-in-conditioner is a great option. Sulfur 8 Spray is also very good at keeping the hair conditioned.

3. The yarn is very absorbent, it really dries out the scalp. I oil my entire scalp twice a week and my edges once a day. Using 1/2 castor oil, 1/4 sweet almond oil, 1/4 pure coconut oil and  8 capsules of Vitamin E makes a great mix!

4. Hair Washing has been a huge no no. The dry yarn locs are very light and flexible. On the other hand, wet yarn is heavy as hell yarn. 

5. These things would make excellent lint brushes. It's recommended that you cover them when not in use to keep lint from becoming lodged in the locs. Me?  I cover them when sleeping, it only takes a few seconds to brush or pluck any lint off.




The Plan is to keep these in for another two or three weeks. Feel free to ask any questions, I'll try my very best to answer them!

 A few persons have suggested doing a skincare/makeup post,  I'm not very good at those, but I'll try really hard to do a decent job next post!  It would be great if you gave some suggestions of what to include in that! 

HAPPY WEEKEND

12 comments:

  1. Your locs and you look so gorgeous! I love that you're able to stay so dedicated because I am a week in to my marley twists and am already missing my afro lol. It's nice to read these tips though because I was debating if I wanted to wash my twists, but I think I'll just clean my scalp instead and try to prolong the style for 4-6 weeks. I think a skin post would be awesome because your skin is flawless!

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    1. Thanks! I'm missing my own hair too! trying to keep this style as long as possible, those 13 hours on my butt are still fresh in my memory!

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  2. Wow, they look great & well kept. My sis has yarn braids, its her go to protective style.

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    1. I haven't tried yarn braids yet, really want to give them a try!

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  3. Looove that top! Is it OK for me to reblog most of this on my Black Zulu blog? Those locs do look FAB so figured I would share them with my readers. Let me know, thanks C.
    PS - re the makeup/skincare, I say stick to what you know hun. There are hundreds of guru out there on those subjects. But if you do want to share YOUR routine for keeping you skin clean and clear then you cld go that route.

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  4. I hadn't even heard about yarn locs before reading about it from your blog. and I have to say those things look awesome on you. now, when it comes to makeup and stuff like that then maybe a post where you just introduce your favourites? I think those are interesting to see. and then your question about that plant in my blog. unfortunately I don't know the name of it but I wish I knew :(

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  5. Ohh I always wondered how weaves worked and everything as it's not really my world.
    It's well interesting, I also didn't know you couldn't wash your locs. But I guess that's fair enough.
    If you want to do more posts on beauty, I agree with nlx and I'd say talk about what works for you, not generally.. As poor knowledge could lead to major disaster - sure you don't want that :)

    x

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  6. Reblogged! http://blackzuluanu.wordpress.com/2014/03/19/protective-style-yarn-wrapslocs/
    Thanks C!

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  7. Nice! Im loving the look on you! P.S I kep seeing you when you are here but idk I keep wanting to yell out Chari then im like wait is that her real name then my second instinct is to say DEEPFRIEDSTILETTOS!!!!! then im like .....eh she already too far away. Once my sister was like look its the girl from your blog! She loved that style you had when you had shaved the sides and back of your head and had your TWA braided.

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    1. lol give me a shout next time! Chari or Charity works! I'm usually in a world of my own so that should pull me out of it! I loved that shaved style too!!

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  8. Does it break ur hair off? i have experienced some breakage in the back of my head & its only been 2 weeks

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