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    Posted: Aug 11 2014 at 10:25am
Hi Guys! This place is a little ghost town but I HAD to share my loc extensions that I have been rocking for the past month. 

I did synthetic loc extensions years ago before they became popular and LOVED THEM! But we all know the cons synthetic hair has. I always wanted to do them again but I just wanted to avoid the headache of synthetic hair and the lack of versatility. I always thought about loc'ing my hair but I am scared to take the plunge seeing that I am never committed to any hairstyle for longer than two weeks.

I decided I was going to get loc extensions but I wanted to make sure that when I did them I was not limited and they were like real locs. So I did my research for weeks. I came across many videos and studied many pictures but no one gave up any secrets! After weeks of studying I decided to create my technique which combined the process of installing loc extensions on already loc'd hair and installing synthetic extensions. 

I also wanted to make sure that I had the right hair without paying an arm and a leg for afro kinky human hair. Again with dedication and research I got REAL HUMAN HAIR that can be dyed, curled, WHATEVER for only $10 a pack! (I think that was the best part LOL) It moves like real locs, feels like real locs, soaks up water like real locs, needs to be re-tightened like real locs. Even people who know me and see me with the locs are baffled and think they're real until I say they aren't. LOL.

I used a crochet hook to create the loc and then I attached it on my hair. I now have realistic loc extensions that is a protective style while providing me the luxury of getting my Loc itch out. This whole process was trial and error and I am still perfecting my technique. The best part is that the locs are reusable and it cuts installation in HALF! I am so happy I did this!

Now on to what you've been waiting for!


This is a braidout.


Here's a pic of my ponytail.


And a pic of the roots to see how natural they look.



Edited by HaitianBeauty_ - Aug 11 2014 at 11:59am
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they look very good Smile

i also installed my own loc extensions this way using human hair (auburn colored), with the crochet needle method.  I loooove them and ur right, people can never tell unless you say so.
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i got some questions lol

what size do you like most for the needle? i use .75mm and 1mm
and you're saying u made them first then attached each loc to you own hair right? 


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Thanks! I actually misplaced my needle but I used the smallest one from Walmart. At first I bought the 1mm one (I think) its like a pinkish gold color but I quickly realized that was not going to work. So I went to get the smallest one which is silver and that gives you the best results. And yup, I made each loc and then added them to my twisted or braided hair. 

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oooh yeah that exactly how i did mines. i loooove these babies




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my natural locked hair n new growth




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Yesss!! I love them & yours look good! Better than mine! Lol. I have to retouch some of them cause I was trying to hurry up & get it done. Ugh you make me wanna loc my hair.
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lol thank you mam. and stop it, yours are gorgeous chile!

yea i always retouch when i feel i need to. i have combined some along the way, now i think i only have 70. my hair is a lot more fine in the back and edges, definitely don't want skinny locs that may break. i like mines thick n juicy lol
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I really like how thick they are. What hair did you use?
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Janet TOFU afro kinky bulk human hair

the auburn color i got was one sale at samsbeauty.com one day for 9.99 and buy one get one free. so basically $10 for 2 packs Smile. i think the hair is normally like 30 per pk

girrrlll i ordered 12 packs lmao.  i had got my original extensions done by a stylist and she used the regular method (plait then wrap). it was soooo stiff and heavy and not realistic at all to me. so, i chopped them thangs off and redid em

still got 4 packs left for any retouches i may need in the future
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