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Saturday, April 19, 2008

Love, Locks, and Natural Hair Expo

I made it out to the Expo today. Me and my minnie me went. We caught the tail end of the expo which included the hair and fashion show. It was a nice event. I was even more surprised when women were coming up to me and asking me if I was Lakia. I felt like a 2 second movie star. Also with a whole lot of patience, I finally learned how to do a simple loc updo. I have been rocking it off and on all week. It is starting to really warm up around here. Having locs on my neck is really not working for me right now. I am constantly hot. Which me being hot right now is not just from the locs. I bet you can guess why. But I'll blog about that one next time. Here are a few pics.

What I like most about this style... It is so easy to do. I parted my locks from ear to ear. I flat twisted the front with 6 flat twist, and used a rubber band on each twist so that they would not come a loose. For the back section I made a basket weave, and I stuffed my 378 +/- lockes into a bun, and used a hair net to hold them in. Secure with pins and I was done!!

10 comments:

Salt-n-Pepper Diva said...

That up-do is cute and who would have ever thought it could have been done with locks!

Divine Blackness said...

Ohhh, what a beautiful updo! And the hair expo looked like it was fun. I pray that one comes to the Tampa/Orlando area.

Goodnapps said...

I knew you would put something together when you were ready. It's very cute.

PureHappyness said...

Lakia, you are a star hun. Very cute do and I love your choker, very bohemian.

SeZ said...

That would be a cool summertime do when it is hot outside and the last thing you want is hair on the back of your neck :-) How many inches do you think your hair is now?

Meikmeika said...

I'm just getting used to my hair touching my neck...hehe!!

Your updo is cute. Even though you said it was easy, it sounds so hard and complicated to me...then again I'm just not good at styling..

Natacha said...

I was there too.. In fact I can see a friend of mine that went with me in the pic you took (lol). Maybe next time we're in the same place, I'll recognize you and say hello!

Congrats on the baby, whether it was expected or not, it's a blessing!

I got my hair styled as well, but I took it down when I went home cause I wouldn't have been able to sleep in it.

Blessings,
Nat

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

congrats

and hair loooooooks great

nywele said...

so gorgeous!!

yummy411 said...

while i love natural hair and locs etc. i love makeup more.. but to keep up with you i guess i'll have to keep up better with this blog too ;)

awww ppl recognized you at the fair!!!