Monday, January 11, 2010

To Loc or Not To Loc?

That's the question with Tariku. He hates getting his hair combed in the morning, so when we was looking at pictures of various styles that would require less combing, he picked loc-ing.

I did lots of google searching and ascertained that I could probably pull it off, with a little help and a lot of concentration. I'm too cheap to pay someone to get it started (upwards of $75, no way!)

So that's what we did last night. Me with my pajama pants and he with his Leapster. It didn't turn out too bad. I actually used loc-ing gel stuff this time so I didn't have to do too much this morning to prepare it for the public. He was excited to show his friends.

Dailah asked me upon completion if, "When my hair turns black would you twist my hair too, please?" Though I didn't feel I could promise such a thing, I did promise I'd curl her hair today.

Anyway, we'll see how long this lasts. If this doesn't work I'm shaving it off, which he DOES NOT want. :)




10 comments:

tkladynred said...

BEAUTIFUL!

rebekah said...

Way to rock the loc!

Molly said...

This post might help!

http://johnson-mccormickfamily.blogspot.com/2007/11/black-hair.html


Heather's twin boys have the most gorgeous locs!

Amber said...

wow- that looks fantastic. Kudos to you!!!

Jess said...

wow looks great! I may be calling you for help one day:)

Cindy said...

That is awesome!!

Andrea said...

Nice job mom!!!

AnnMarie & Nick said...

LOVE it! I'm waiting for Geremu to get older becuase I need him to sit still for someone long enough to loc it. I don't know what I'm doing and frankly don't trust myself, so I'm pretty sure I'll be forking over the $

Life in Fitzville said...

He looks adorable!

I am a couple years into locking my son, and I love it... the maintenance at this point is pretty minimal.

Tarah said...

How cool!
It will be to see how it does day to day. :)