My first trial with lock loops didn’t turn out so well. It was months ago, so I don’t remember the specifics, except for that I didn’t use any product except water. And, my hair (specifically the ends) didn’t look so great.
Last night, after the gym, I decided to set my hair using lock loops, Luster’s Renutrients Shape & Style Mousse, and end papers. (I’ve had this Luster’s setting since my relaxed days– it’s all I had on hand.) I tried to apply the setting lotion only to the unlocked ends, but I’m sure there may have been some overlap. I used one pack of lock loops (30 curlers) for all my hair.
Here are the results:
- Fresh out of the lock loops (before pulling the curls out a bit)
- Next time I will need to reverse the way I put in the curlers on the right side… they weren’t hanging right. I had to pin them up a bit with a bobby pin. The left side looked fine.
- But overall, I am so excited about how the lock loops came out. Look at them curls! (The key is setting lotion to tame those loose ends and help set the curl.)
Though I am encouraging myself to be a bit freer with my hair (so I can enjoy it more) I am hesitant to apply too many products (or too much of one product) to my hair. Hopefully these curls will last through Wednesday.
I am so excited about my curly hair. I used to love doing rollersets on my relaxed hair and am happy that my sisterlocks are long enough to begin achieving similar looks.
Oh, and my curls have bounce!