Didn’t I tell you it was time for a new color?! Well, here is my new hair color… Blue Loc Highlights! And I am in absolute LOVE!
The process to achieve the blue color was very similar to when I dyed my Sisterlocks purple [HERE], except this time I did it myself….
First, I selected which locs I wanted to highlight, which was about every other one, and then I lifted my natural hair color to blonde.
After the first shampoo, you can see how soft and loose my curl pattern is, but my hair is still staying loc’d. I didn’t even use my stocking cap and honestly I was surprised at their staying power. I know, I know you can also still see the locs that are green (*face palm*) but I was not going to lift then again because they’re already blonde underneath the green semi-permanent color.
Then I applied the blue hair color, which is semi-permanent so it will rinse out over time and I retwisted my locs. This time, I did a loose retwist because I just retwisted my locs last week, and I sat under the dryer for all of 10 minutes and then let them air dry. Normally, I sit under the dryer for 45 minutes, but I had a hot date, lol…
This was by far my best retwist thus far because it shows the thickness of my locs and you know I want big juicy locs, lol!
And one of my favorite things about the blue hair color is that it is subtle. Indoors my hair still looks black but once I get in the sun it shows. Secretly I get a kick out of people doing on double-take at my hair, lol…don’t judge me.
When TB and I were on the train, you could hardly notice the blue, but here’s an up close shot in the sun…
It’s BLUE….with a hint of green, lol! You can see more of the new color in action in my latest vlog update [HERE].
Are you thinking of coloring your hair for the Spring / Summer?
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.