I finally got to try the Lock Loops that I received a few weeks ago and I absolutely LOVE the curls! One of my Hair Goals for 2012 is to wear my Sisterlocks in curly sets more often and using Lock Loops will definitely be an option!
As far as setting my Sisterlocks on the Lock Loops, the process did take longer than anticipated, but in the end it was well worth it!
It took me about an hour to put 45 Lock Loops in my hair! Comparing it to Flexi-rods, which normally takes me about 20 minutes, this was a super duper long time! I think because it was my first time using the Lock Loops and the weird shape of them was what addd to the time.
Flexi Rod (left) – Lock Loop (right)
The other issue that I had was that they took FOREVER to dry! I set them while my hair was slightly damp and only used water. Then, I let them air dry for about two hours, sat under the dryer for an hour and they still weren’t dry. So I ended up sleeping with the Lock Loops in overnight.
I wore a satin scarf to bed to cover up my hair & Lock Loops. Sleeping on them wasn’t as comfortable as I had imagined, but it was definitely a WHOLE lot easier than trying to sleep in Flexi-Rods, lol! Really, the only uncomfortable part was around my edges, and I think that’s because I might have made the loops too tight.
But all of my issues with the Lock Loops were quickly forgotten when I started to remove them and these gorgeous curls were the result!
As I took out the Lock Loops I separated my Sisterlocks to give the style more body, but below is what the curls look like before separating them….
Overall, I really like the results of the Lock Loops!
To see the curls in action, check out the Sisterlocks Vlog [HERE]!
If you’re interested in purchasing Lock Loops, check out the previous post, “My Loc Loops are Here“, with the details.
Jocelyn Reneé is a Licensed Cosmetologist, Loctician and Textured Hair Educator. She was born and raised in the Washington DC area and is a graduate of the Aveda Institute Cosmetology Science program. With over 14 years in the Hair Care Industry, from Salon Assistant to Natural Hair Blogger to Professional; Jocelyn is passionate about cultivating healthy hair.