Tuesday, June 9, 2009

How do you acheive your Curly Loc's?

Curls! When I want to acheive a curly style, I use plastic perm rod rollers. I roll 2 loc's at a time. And let them dry overnight.

This is how it turns out, if my hair completly dries. If it's still wet when I take the rollers out, the curl is not as tight or uniform.

I love the curly loc style. But man... is it a pain in the butt to accomplish. At least it is when I use the plastic perm rollers, to curl my hair. Not only is it time consuming, but it's really painful to sleep with the rollers in my hair. The other issue is that the longer your loc's get, the longer it takes to dry when in rollers. So as much as I like this style, I don't do it very often.

'All Natural' on Fotki.com, used Soft Spike Curlers. Here is her picture tutorial:

I like the outcome. What about you? What do you use to curl your hair? Has any one tried Loc Loops? Both the Loc Loops & the Soft Spikes are a financial investment, so I want to make sure it's worth it before purchasing. Also, if you have a picture of you cute curly loc style, send me pictures and I will post them. - Karen @ naturalhairbeauty@gmail.com


  1. Hi! I do have the loc loops and only used them twice. They are easy to use and comfortable to sleep on, so you should be good to go there. I got two packs and haven't used all of them yet.

    My locs are long and I had a problem getting the entire loc to curl both times I used them. It would be a loose curl on the ends and that was it. I was looking for the tight spiral curls that would last a few days or a week. I even let them set overnight, but only the ends would curl.

    I plan to give them another try this weekend, using 1 or 2 locs per "roller" and see if I can finally get the curly look I want. Of course, I'll post about the results.

  2. That hairstyle is so cute. I don't know what would work on locs but someone was telling me about foam rollers and that they worked well. I haven't tried them because I can't find any but they might be worth a shot and may be cheaper too.

  3. Let me know how it turns out Clesha. If you decided to post pictures on your blog, let me know so I can check it out. I definitely want something that is user friendly, or it just isn't worth it.

    Thank you Caramel. I will check out the foam rollers. If they are at a good price, I will give them a shot and let everyone know what it turns out.

  4. I plait my hair to get curly locs. After I wash it I just put several plaits all over my head. It is a lot faster than perm rods, but the curls are less tight.

  5. Neo Sole - Is plait another name for French braid? I am have heard the term before, but I am not sure what it is. Also, I received this response from Christy via email:

    Good Morning Ms. Karen!

    This is Christy... I've posted a couple of times in response to some of your blog entries. I wanted to comment on the article about curling locs.

    Back in the day I used black pipe cleaners to curl my locs and the result was nice but it was very time consuming and not to mention, leftover in your locs would be black felt.

    Nowadays I braid my locs to get a krinkly effect....I'm thinking about trying the curls all over again (I'll skip using the pipe cleaners though)..

    Thanks for sharing your blog...I love it!


    Thank you for the email Christy! I also thought of trying pipe cleaners. But after putting one in, I changed my mind. It seemed to awkward, so I ended up giving the pipe cleaners to my daughters for craft projects. But I think a few folks have had success with it, it's just not for me. Great hearing from you.



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