he loves me
he love me not
he loves me
he loves me not . . . .
I am drawing near to my 2nd year lociversary. As my locs grow older and more mature I am learning what my locs love and what they don’t. Thus, I will be starting a blog category called Loc Nots. In this series I will be talking about what I have learned (through trial and error) not to put on my locs; what my locs hate and what they can do without.
I retwisted my hair about 2-3 weeks ago and I was not pleased. When I retwisted I attempted to do pipe cleaner curls. My locs went limp and frizzy after 4 days of my retwist and I was utterly perplexed. My first set of pipe cleaner curls lasted for more than 3 weeks. So I knew I did something wrong when these curls lasted for about 3 days . The cause — my glycerin and water mix.
I washed my hair in the morning and went to work. When I came home, I put some glycerin and water in my spray bottle to moisten my now dry hair, for my retwist. I used my CD’s Loc Butter to retwist and put in the pipe cleaners. I left the pipe cleaners for an entire day to dry and to take shape. When I took them out I had a curl pattern but not a really defined one as before. My loose curls soon drooped after 48 hours <insert sad face>
Thus, my first Loc Not is water and glycerin mix when you want to have curls in your hair. I know that glyverin is a humectant and it draws water but damn I didn’t put the two together –> Curls drop when in contact with water. lol. It also left my hair frizzy and that’s totally unacceptable. Will I ever use it again, uhm nope! I do think that it works wonders for natural loose hair. But be sure to use it moderatly!
Have you used glycerin and water on your locs? How did it turn out?