Monday, 28 March 2011

Locals tightening my sisterlocks


Here, the local hairdressers are tightening my locs with a nappylocs tool and yarn needle. It took them a couple of hours and they charged me the equivalent of $9.00 or £6.00. These are the same ladies who I taught how-to to install and maintain my daughter's locs 4 years ago. They did her locs for free back then cos she was a student. She just dashed them something. Dash means a gift. My plan had been to get Ama to do my hair. But it was not to be due to circumstances beyond my control. One day Ara went off to get her locs retightened by her old friends. It was looking so sharp I decided to use them too as they're like 2 min from where we lived.



And the finished look. My sisterlocks above, Arashia's TLs below. Her locs had an incredible amount of repair work and growth as long as your arm! Ok I'm exaggerating, but the growth was mad. she hadn't tightened properly for 6 mths.

More loc pictures coming soon. Also posts on my Ghana trip. I miss the place and my family terribly.

9 comments:

Expanding Beauty said...

awesome! I'm going to try and go as long as Arashia did before retightening.

anthia-ofo said...

Why? I don't recomend going that long unless you're semi-freeforming thicker locs. Ara's had mega matting and shredding.

The knotty Truth said...

Wow! They're beautiful!

dewdrop said...

They did a great job and your locs look good. Wow, I can't believe Ara went that long. If I go beyond 5 weeks then I have major matting. 8 weeks and i'm really pushing it because my roots will set up a free-form camp and begin unloading troops, lol!

Katya said...

Nice, Very Nice!

anthia-ofo said...

Thx ladies. Lol@ dewdrop, something similar was happening in her hair!
Chele sis are you there?!?

Nubian1 said...

£5! How many minutes will that buy you here in the UK? lol

These Three Kings said...

love your style, love your blog, most importantly I LOVE HOW YOu are REpping the FAith! Romans 8:28,29

Grace to you!

Nicole
ilovemycurls11.blogspot.com

Kittylocks said...

Your locks look great, I would not have anything left on my head if I went this long.