The answer is No. -Because of the way the loc extension is created. My loc extensions are constructed in a very abstract way—-wrappping, braiding, and knotting. The ending result is a head full of natural looking locs. Hair is not added later and no special treatment required. I’ve started many loc extensions with client who have permed hair. The fact is: the loc extension will be added on top of the hair; so the kinky hair growing out the scalp will only be shown as it grows out.
I get this question quite a bit and it’s okay. How often should I wash and twist it? Well, I always start out by explaining there are several types of locked folks. There’s the client who love their locs neat and groomed all the time. Oftentimes, this client may come back every week or two. And then there’s the client who may come every every three weeks to get interlocking (which normally last for about 3 months) and then there’s several in between clients who may go back and forth. I had locs for 8 years and I always would wash every week but twist once a month. The answer to this question would be that, “everyone is different.” And the beautiful thing about loc extensions is that you don’t have any special instructions just because you have them. The same rules to traditionally grown locs applies to my loc extensions. When you spend the few hours with me for your loc extension service, I absolutely love talking about your journey and educate you on all you’ll need to know! If you’d like to get started, click here to schedule. And here for photos.
I hope you all plan to participate in some of Fashion Fro Week‘s activities. I’m pretty excited not just because of the subject matter and the awesome group attending but simply because this’ll be my first hair show event I’ve attended period. Fashion Fro Week is brought to us by Naturally Me! Media LLC . The kick off starts Feb 1st with a mixer/”Tweet Up” at the Museum Bar between 7:00p.m. until 9:00p.m. The week will be full of fashion shows, marketing/business tips for people in the hair business, spa treats, a Penthouse Party hosted by Female Actor Kim Coles and more! Follow the schedule line up here: Fashion Fro Week Schedule.
What should I do with my hair, Chimere? I get this question at least once a day. And my question for you is, “What would you like to do with your hair?” The question stems from not knowing what to do with the mixture of permed and natural new growth. And I totally understand. But ladies, we have to come up with some ideas. As a natural hair stylist, there’s a few categories I use when decided what will fit my client’s personality. (and since you are yourself you’re already one up on me!) Is my client very professional? Works in a corporate office, an educator, etc. If this is the case then they’ll love perhaps updos or twist sets (straw sets) Even within this category, things aren’t so black and white. There are some grey areas because the “corporate america” look is changing fast. More offices are excepting this “look” (funny right?) And so I always ask my clients what’s the story with their office. Is the big boss cool with a straw set tomorrow morning? Or will you have weird looks. To some this may sound ridiculous—but it’s true. This happens. I’ve been pulled in the office in […]
Yes…that’s correct. The Natural Hair Lady is making house calls in and around Atlanta. The house call fee is only $35—I bring everything to you. You just relax. For years, I’ve enjoyed taking care of my clients inside the salon. I’ve gotten requests for this service and for past circumstances I was unable to. For the past few months, I’ve gotten a wonderful response. House calls have been a success. Work from home moms and dads have found it ideal to use this service—–especially with children. (unserviced children aren’t normally welcomed in salons) I bring everything to you. All I need is a sink. Any questions? Please reach out to me today.
The biggest question I get is, “how do I detangle my daughter’s hair?” Well, I have a few suggestions of my own. My disclaimer with all natural hair services, is that there are so many ways to do one thing—feel free to be creative. 1. Moisten the hair with conditioning. Find your favorite leave in conditioner and massage the cream throughout the hair and scalp very well. I even try to resolve future problem (or crying) by untangling any knots with my hands by rubbing them and possibly loosening them up. (if done correctly, then tends to help your little one out) 2. Seperate the hair into sections. Take a wide tooth comb and seperate the hair into 6 or 7 sections. Take that section and two strand twist each section and pin it down so its out of the way. Do all except one section. 3. Use wide-tooth comb to comb through from ends. By using the wide-tooth comb, start combing the hair from the tips. As you have combed through the kinks, start to comb a little more closer to the scalp. (an inch at a time). Keep combing through the kinks and reaching a little closer to the […]
loc extensions (after) What are loc extensions? Loc extensions are locs that were created on a client. Not sewn on or weaved into. Actually created on the client’s hair with kinky hair. It’s a process thats extremely abstract—in my opinion. It involves braiding and wrapping and knotting. Over the years, I’ve found that loc extensions are never two of the same. A client will ask for loc extensions to look this way. And his or her loc extensions will retake the shape they want. I’ve seen abstract clients get loc extensions and they’re locs turn extremeley abstract—-a reflection of themselves. I say this to say, loc extensions get a client/you to a point but the natural transition will come—-naturally regardless. With loc extensions, I’m able to give clients the length they desire. I can also give them the size they desire too however this area is sensitive—with me anyways. It’s my job (as the loctician) to determine what’s best for the client. For example, I had a potential client was very large locs (she showed me a photo). In the photo, the woman had large thick plump locs. The client had very thin and soft hair. As the professional, […]
Well well well. First of all. I appreciate all the positive feedback on my natural hair training seminars. Things are going pretty well. Recently, I had yet another client travel across the states to see me for a service: loc extensions. He told me that in the city of Chicago, there aren’t many salons that provide this service (loc extensions). The one salon that does, quoted him at $1,200. Which in my opinion—from a business perspective—-is reasonable because its obviously a demand and the service is scarce. My connection in Baltimore says know one is really aware of how awesome this technique is. In our opinion, stylist aren’t aware of how many people actually have loc extensions. A fantastic set of loc extensions can never be detected even by myself sometimes. I’ve often times forgotten that a client of mines has them. Incredible! I have to put awareness out there to these stylists. I’m currently putting together a video to distribute to these major cities. Looking forward to push them out by January 25, 2012. That’s what’s on my mind for now. Smile, it’s free you guys! ((;-D
Today I took care of a few clients. I was super excited to service my buddy and mom today. She was such a super big girl. Although her mom warned me that she was super tender-headed, she was so great that she received a treat afterwards. We decided to give the little one 2 strand twists. I suggested 2 strand twists because it’ll give her alternative ways to style her hair. (a ponytail on the side, two pigtails, all down etc) There’s no tugging on her scalp and her edges can breath. I always suggest moms to never use rubber bands in their little ladies’ hair. Rubber bands can be damaging when we roll them up and down hair. If you have to use them, try to snip them off with scissors.