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26 September 2015

Tuck and Roll Half Loc Updo | Semi Protective Styles

Hey guys!  This half loc updo is a throwback to a few weeks ago.  I came up with this style based on a hair style I used to wear a lot in middle school.  Lately, I've been recreating looks from my relaxed hair days.  For the most part, I would only style the front of my hair and leave the back of my hair down.  Keeping each of these styles low manipulation has been a challenge but I'm enjoying the creativity aspect.

Instead of wearing a style the entire week, I just style my hair maybe once or twice during the week and then I leave my hair un-styled the rest of the week.  My "tuck and roll half loc updo" is one of my semi protective styles.

All about my hair color here.

My latest loc update and length check here.

In my previous post, I shared one of my other semi protective styles.  Now that the weather is getting a little cooler, I'm excited to start wearing head wraps again.  Head wrap season, here I come!  See you in my next post.  Thanks for reading! ♥

Topics:  locs. dreads. dreadlocks. loc journey. dreadlocks journey. semi protective styles. tuck and roll natural hair styles. easy loc updo. simple loc styles.

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21 September 2015

Easy Loc Style with a Bun | Semi Protective Styles

At this point in my loc journey, I'm not always a fan of full-on protective styles.  For starters, they tend to be too much work considering I shampoo my hair once or twice a week.  Secondly, I've completely become used to feeling air on my scalp day and night.  Having the same hair style or updo for a few days in a row is not at the top of my list right now.

With all that being said, I do enjoy styling my hair, just as much as I ever did.  I've been known since middle school for styling my hair in unique styles each week, sometimes even throughout the week.  I want to get back to that point, especially since I've been taking care of my locs.  My goal is to enjoy this length (just past shoulder length in the front and almost bra strap length in the back) by doing styles that flatter my hair color and loc thickness.

The last time I styled my hair in the front was last month for a youth conference at my church.  Since then, I did one braid-out and the occasional high ponytail to run errands.  Now, I can add this mini bun to the list.

This style is super easy to recreate with locs, braids, twists, or loose natural hair.  I sectioned the front of my hair, just above ear to ear, and pinned the rest back while styling my bun.  For the bun, I started with a loose ponytail at the top of my head in the center.  Then, I created a bun shape by wrapping the hair around itself (similar to how I create buns with scarves).  I secured the bun with a tube head wrap scarf, using it as I would a ponytail holder.

That's pretty much it!  I tucked a few locs in that decided to stick out and I untied the back section of my hair to let it fall naturally.  Boom!  Finished look. :)

Love the earrings in this look?  Check out my post about them here!

Latest loc update and most recent length check here.

See you in my next post!  Thanks for reading. ♥

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