I actually purchased the Red Heart Acrylic Yarn (which is what is recommended as any wool yarn would loc the hair) in July but was not too sure about the whole yarn extension idea.
Well, let me just say that I loooove the idea.
They look like Locs and very natural. They are not heavy like synthetic hair and they retain moisture just like real hair. This is going to be one of my protective styles in the coming months.
Let me just say that little L is the most patient 3-year old I know. That girl sat down all day to get her hair twisted, although she took breaks to eat and use the bathroom.She really enjoys getting her hair done. I used the "braided roots" method , well, because I believe that is easier than twisting from the root.
Taliah Waajid) to each section, before adding the yarn. I interlocked two strands of yarn and braided the yarn into her hair, using her hair as the third piece. The braid was only about 1/4 of an inch. I used a conditioning gel (lock and twist gel by Organic roots) to twist her hair into the yarn, so her hair could blend into the yarn. Once her hair was completely twisted into the yarn, I used "Let's jam conditioning gel" (not recommended to use on your own hair, it has mineral oil in it) to twist the remaining of the yarn.I used this gel because it is supposed to have a great hold and that's what most professional braiders use on synthetic hair. The ends were tied into a knot three times. I started to burn the ends but was not comfortable with the idea on a little person, so I stopped after burning the ends of about 10 of them.
We will be keeping these for a month and moisturized daily. Since these can be washed, they will be, after two weeks. We are still using castor oil and reaping fantastic results, so we will continue to apply that to her scalp and mostly edges.
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