One of the styles that I am constantly perfecting these days is Pipe Cleaner Curls on Locs. Nowadays, I am in love with Pipe Cleaner Curls— but if you’ve been following my journey you know prior to working in the salon I HATED pipe cleaners and it was because I didn’t understand the art (and technique) behind them.
On November 4th, I completed the installation of Loc Extensions on my Mother— using my husband’s locs. I know you’re probably looking confused and re-reading what I just wrote, but you read it right, I installed my husband’s locs on my mom.
Often times, when you want to achieve really tight spiral curls, on locs you reach for Pipe Cleaners— yes, the cheap pipe cleaners you use for arts & crafts. The process of transforming pipe cleaners into rollers, (only to be used one time) and then the painstaking process of removing them from my locs was enough for me not to attempt this that style often— despite the beautiful spiral curls it creates. While at the...
Sadly, not every hairstyle I attempt on the first try turns out the way I want it— the Crochet Havana Mambo Twists were no exception. I spotted this style a few weeks ago on Rochelle aka BlackOnyx77 and immediately fell in love. The next day I went to the local Beauty Supply Store, purchased the Havana Mambo Twist hair, and awaited a day to install them— yesterday was the day.