Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Loc intergration cont'd

Comparison photos. (Above) with the piece(below) without the piece.

My locs are very full in the back,but it's the crown/ top I like to add more locs to give body. The idea behind the loc-link is this: sometimes I want my locs in a ponytail or updo. In that case the link or any loc piece will be a hindrance. But when I wear my hair down, it adds to the fullness. So being able to put in or take it out easily is a real bonus. The pic above shows what was left after the curl flop. Curling,crinkling,braiding,2st twisting locs gives dramatic volume.

Putting the loc link in. Just secure it by twisting with a real loc. I will experiment with making smaller links e.g 2-4 in a row to 'fill in' small areas where someone might need locs e.g temples, hairline etc. It's a work in progress. My biggest problem at the moment is getting the right kind of hair. I'm so busy right now with home-schooling and helping my boys get through GCSEs that I don't have time to scout around shops to get some. Buying Online is rubbish cos you can't feel or see the hair. But I can play around with what I have and when the opportunity comes I can go get some Heeerrrr.


Lynneedee said...

Hi Ofo.

I think the best hair you can get for locs is from Khamit kinks at www.khamitkinks.com

Follow the links to 'products' and you'll see the types of hair available.
Hope this helps,

anthia-ofo said...

Thank you lady. I hope they are cheap lol. Lynneedee Your pic is so elegant I followed the link to see what's on your blog and..I was very interested!

Lynneedee said...

Hi Ofo.

Thank you so much for the compliment and you're interest in my blog.

Actually, that's an old blog which I haven't updated for some time, although the information is still very relevant!

So just to let you know off the record, I have another site all about Anti Aging....if you'd like details Ofo, please e-mail me at:


And I'll forward details to you.


PS: Love the dish with the plantain, and if you've got a good recipe for Jollof rice, please do post!

Euphoria's Sisterlocks said...

again I say so creative, i'm gone have to get you to make me one of those. I love my gerry's piece but it is time consuming putting it in, & by the way I had to cut my gerry's piece in half to big to bulky

Nubian1 said...

Na wha oooh! Business woman of the year. lol....such a good idea though. keep up the hard work.

anthia-ofo said...

Euphoria, did you travel to have it fitted? I just got a generic piece and had to cut it too. Yes it's time consuming to put it in. Once it's in it really shd stay put until it starts 'growing'out. I want something I can whip in and out of my hair whenever without fuss. Some of the extra gerrylocs have found their way onto my loclinks lol.
Nubian how for do? We gotta keep plugging away at something.

anthia-ofo said...

Back in the day when I wore weaves and wigs I was always wanting to whip it off at the earliest opportunity. I guess I haven't changed in that respect. I feel the same adding hair to my locs, I must be able to remove it-quickly LOL.

anthia-ofo said...

Lyn, Thanks. I will email you.

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