(Originally Written May 10, 2013)
Even loc wearers need to give their tresses a break from being manipulated and styled constantly. During my years as a loose natural, I often wore styles that featured bantu knots and flat twists. I decided to recreate a similar style on my locs.
I wore this style for an entire week, and even took my senior freestyle and cap and gown pictures with this look! I loved it! Each night, all I did was cover my hair with a satin bonnet. In the mornings, I removed the bonnet, brushed up my edges with a soft boar bristle brush and went on my way. Once again, I've been experimenting with extremely low maintenance styles to complement my busy schedule lately.
Later in the week, I decided to loosen the bantu knots and rocked a curly look with flat twists on the sides. I covered my hair the exact same way with the loose curls and I used about 4 or 5 bobby pins to direct my curls where I wanted them to fall. Otherwise, not much styling was necessary each day. =) LOVED IT!
Protective styles or styles that require low manipulation are a must for loose and locked naturals. ☺
♦ Miss Cherie Marie ♦