Understand that a protective style is the way in which your "protect" your hair from the everyday elements of your environment or YOU, for that matter. Many of us have the hand in hair syndrome and this can cause split ends, breakage and single strand knots. Erica likes to add that you "essentially don't touch your hair" and that the extensions aren't "intertwined with your real hair." Additionally, when it is time to remove the loc extensions, they simply slip out which helps to increase retention seeing as how you aren't tugging and pulling on your hair.
How did you find out about Loc Extensions?
Well, i was at some one's house and the resident's sister walked in with beautiful "locs" -- at least that's what i thought they were.
As I began to compliment her, she informed that they weren't real. *Gasp* As a natural for almost two years, I've been leaning to the loc side of the world so I was pretty amazed when I found out I could actually try them out temporarily. A quick five-minute lesson was all I needed!
What will we need?
Rat Tail Comb
3 packs of Marley Braid
Twist-n-Locs Extra Hold n Shine
Weaving Bonding Glue*
What is your technique?
I braided my hair under the fake hair
*I didn't use glue at the top, I just continually twisted the fake hair at the top until it was in a knot form
DON'T twist: WRAP! There is a distinct difference. Only one hand should move while the other hand keeps your hair steady
Don't forget the ends. Twist when you get to the bottom. Boil hot water and dip; they will stay put.
Use Kemi oil to keep your real man shiny and conditioned.
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