Hello to all my lovely readers.. 🙂 🙂
So after months of yet another disappearing act because of school and what not I’ve decided to share with you guys my new look.
I’ve been wanting to put this up for so long but never seem to get the time to do so. I’m so sorry guys. Holidays are right around the corner and then you’ll have my full attention 🙂
But anyway onto today’s subject matter. . . .I recently got DREADLOCKS!!!! I knooooooow 🙂 🙂 🙂 I’m excited too! It’s such a daring look for me because it’s completely the opposite of how I would ever style my hair. However, a friend really convinced me to try it out and I love it, love it, love it! But hey, you all know just how much I love my bushy natural hair so I couldn’t get permanent ones. They are temporary which makes them even better because I can switch to and fro. I think I’m gonna keep the dreads in for a while though.
Anyway, what makes everything even more interesting is that they are DIY. Yes guys, I’m serious.. They are super easy to do and I’m gonna tell you all how to go about it just in case any of you want to try it out. It took me a few days(around 3 days) to do them because I had school during the day and could only work on them for about an hour or two before going to bed.. So yeah, I was rocking head scarves for that period of time.
yay? or nay? (feel free to give feedback…)
Anyway I learned how to do it from one of my fave natural hair bloggers on you tube. She is amazing! You can watch the video here to see for yourselves. One of the best parts about these faux locs is that they are very light as compared to the usual faux locs and will not cause hair damage. Okay so the first step I did was to twist my hair…just like a normal twist out… I then took a bit of normal synthetic hair and added it to the end of my twists and then twisted that too just to give my locs a bit of length. Afterwards I used more synthetic hair to wrap around the twists from the root to the edges. For this second part I used afro kinky hair. You could also use marley hair.. After wrapping the afro kinky around my twists I tied a knot at the edges to secure the dreads and then burnt the edges..
**TIP** : make sure to separate the synthetic hair(whether you use afro kinky or marley hair) into small sections to avoid dreadlocks that are way too fat and heavy.. Trust me, I had to redo mine after reaching half way because my head felt like it couldn’t move. Also, use light synthetic hair for doing the twist outs(NOT afro kinky or marley hair) because this will help to lessen the weight and the width of the dreads..
And now for a few photos of how it turned out. . .
That was when I had just finished them..
One week later…
Two weeks later…
I’ve had them for about two weeks now and I feel like they are getting untidy. This obviously makes them look more like dreads but I preferred them when they were new so I’ll probably have to redo them soon.
I really hope you guys like them and if you do try it out and let me know how it goes 🙂
I switched up the layout of my blog for a change… Feel free to let me know what you guys think of the new layout.
I’m so sorry I don’t blog as much during the school term. However, you can always follow me on social media, especially Snapchat (teshieogallo) to keep tabs on what’s new with me 🙂
I hope you all enjoyed reading..
until next time my lovelies… :* :*