Loc Workshop this week in Orlando!

Hey y’all!

Yep – so this weekend the lovely Rikki of Loc Inspirations will be hosting one of her popular Loc Inspirations workshops. I’ve always wanted to attend one of these but they never seemed to fit in my schedule. Buuuut, I will definitely be making it this weekend and I can’t wait! Y’all know I am the Queen of No Hairstyles simply because I find that most hairstyles seem to make my head hurt within an hour. I’ll be chit chatting with Rikki to see if she has any recommendations for folx like me.

I will be at the 11am class.

Oh! And please don’t think you have to have traditional locs to attend. If you’re an enthusiast, rock braids (extensions or natural) or just want to get some insight on how to create gorgeous styles on loc’d and braided hurr, come out to the class.

The class is $15 if you register ahead of time and then it’s $17 if you register at the door. You can register here. Hope to see you there!

Accidental freeformin’…

These are mobile pics and I promise I’ll get you higher-res photos, but I wanted to give y’all a quick peek at my locs as of late.

In the past 3-4 months, I may have retwisted twice. Just out of sheer laziness. In fact, at one point I just HAD to retwist because the new growth was starting to do it’s own weird loc’ing thing. And by weird, I mean they were loc’ing up with each other. Which does nothing but make taking them a part a freaking pain.

Summer time is here and I’ll do even less retwisting because there is something about the summer that makes my scalp insanely itchy. And the only relief I ever get is from washing the hair. And I’m not down for retwisting just to wash a few days later. No ma’am…

So yep. The 3.5 year old locs are still doin’ their thang!

Loc Spotlight: Gorgeous thick locs

Hoooow beautiful are these locs? *swoon*

Okay – somehow I’ve found some inspiration to be more active with natural hair blogging and so I’ll be back with more Loc Rocker updates. YES! Finally, uh? Between my locs, guest posts and random gorgeous pictures of loc’d ladies and gents on the innanet – I’ll be doing a lot more updating.

Even though I’ve been a bit ghost on the blog, many of you have been so supportive through social media and emails and I can’t thank you enough.

I’m back!

LocSpotlight: Larger Locs Love

Hi! It’s me. I know. Pretend like I haven’t disappeared for a good month, okay? I still owe you a 3-year update and I promise that will be coming sooner rather than later.

I was strolling through Tumblr and came across a pic of these gorgeous locs.

Beautiful, right?

Satin hats: Perfect for Loc’d Ladies in Colder Climates

Hey y’all! Happy New Year! I hope 2012 has been treating you well so far. I spent the Christmas holiday in Maryland with Esposo and the in laws. Most of you all know I’m a Florida girl, right? That means I complain when the temperature gets below 70 degrees. Such was the case during my visit. While I’ve been in much colder weather, I was cold enough to want to cover my head during most of the trip.

I am always getting questions about protecting the locs during the winter and this is one topic I can’t speak much on simply because, uh….I live in Florida. Where winter doesn’t exist. A few weeks ago I found this amaziiiiiing website that has satin lined hats and scarves.

Be still my heart.

I need these. I need all of them. For one, they have so many different adorable styles. And satin is so much better for our locs. Scarves and lint-y hats can result in the dreaded lint and we all know how much that sucks. The satin, however…locks moisture in and can prevent your locs from getting dry and brittle. Those with longer locs may struggle with trying to stuff their hair into these hats but still, protecting the crown from Jack Frost is better than nothing, uh? Must.get.these.

Hatsome has a sale going on too. You can snag most of these hats for $25. Not a bad price. Granted you could sew satin pieces in your own hats but I’m one of those “I’d rather pay someone else to do something I’m too lazy to do myself” kind of peeps.

How do you protect your locs during the winter months?

Oh, and speaking of winter. It was 30 degrees last night here in Orlando, y’all. 30.


*faints*

Guest Post: Loc rockin’ for 5 years

Say hi to Amelia from Wilmington, Delaware!

 What Amelia says, “I’ve been natural for 6 years and locking my hair for five.  

 

 I usually
experiment with a lot of different products, but my main staples are
Carol’s Daughter’s loc butter and organic root stumulator olive oil
shampoo, replenishing conditioner, and spray.”

Such beautiful locs!!

Merry Christmas!

I know the politically correct term these days is “Happy Holidays” and I use that too but for some reason, I felt inclined to say Merry Christmas! I’m in Maryland spending my first Christmas with the in-laws and I’m having an amazing time.

Lots of love to you and yours this holiday season!

I brushed my locs!

Okay…before I get started with this post, I don’t want y’all to think I came up with the “brushing of the locs” idea. Several loc’ers do this and I just happen to be another one that is jumping on the bandwagon.

While I have found brushing my locs and scalp to be a heavenly experience, I wouldn’t recommend it to everyone. Especially to those who are super anal about the lines in their scalps. Considering I’m a part-time freeformer who could care less about straight lines, brushing works GREAT for me. Although I’ve heard about the concept for awhile, I don’t know what inspired me to actually purchase a brush. I was roaming around in Sally Beauty Supply one day and just scooped one up.

 Speaking of brushes – do you know it’s been over THREE years since I’ve felt one on my head? That’s a long time yo. Long long time. That said, I forgot how wonderful a soft bristled brush can feel. Lawd. It’s like heaven, y’all. Heaven. When I purchased said brush I made sure it wasn’t too rough ‘n tough. I didn’t want to risk my locs snagging.

After washing the locs one morning, I brushed the scalp and gently brushed some locs.

It felt divine. It felt like a much needed scalp massage. So much so that I didn’t want to stop. Brushing is the bomb dot com. Fo reals.

Pro’s
-It feels amaziiiiiing on the scalp.
-It’s a nice little treat for your locs.

Con’s
-Can damage baby locs or those with looser textures. I wouldn’t even consider this idea until your locs have completely matured.
-May disrupt loc lines on scalp.

I’m not sure what the benefits are brushing the locs. It’s really the scalp that I like to focus on. I usually like to spray a bit of water on my scalp before brushing and get to it.

So yeah. That’s that, y’all. Have you ever brushed your locs? Or would you?