I finally decided to do my first loc retwist on my own and I wanted to share the process with everyone! I’ve been getting my hair done professionally since I started my locs but my money was looking funny and I had a family event to attend so I did my own hair! So anywho.. I decided to do a shampoo, Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) rinse and a retwist. Here’s a before picture of my locs and these are the products I used:
I started by washing my hair under the bath faucet and I washed it thoroughly two times with the Olive Oil shampoo. After I washed it I mixed some ACV and water in a spray bottle. I sprayed it all over my locs and I let it sit for about 10 minutes. ACV’ rinse is a good homemade recipe for cleaning your scalp and locs. I will tell you now that the smell is anything but pleasant but it is WORTH it!
After I let it sit I rinsed it out and I only dried my hair a little bit since its best to do your retwist while your locs are wet. I also had a spray bottle filled with water since they dry out during the retwist process. I started retwisting the locs in the back and using a clip to hold up the rest of my locs. I simply jus dabbed on some of the lock and twist gel, twisted my loc, and held it in place with a clip. I did that til I was complete. I slept with my clips in because I did not use a dryer to dry my locs.
Well here’s the results! I think I did a good job and I recieved some compliments at the family event. Oh yeah, I saved some money too! Well I hope this blog helps you. My locs are currently in braids since last night. I decided to do a braid out! 🙂
Loving my locs,