View Full Version : Lost my starter locs when I re -colored !

10-18-2011, 01:59 AM
OK so my hair is blonde and my roots are 1inch new growth gray and black . I started my locs with 2strand twist, then redid them to braidilocs, I had over 200braids ! my hair is 2 1/2 inches long. I didn't like the look so I decided to color my roots today to get an even blend. WELL I had to condition after coloring and all my braidilocs came out ! My color is beautiful, but I don't have the energy to braid again ! I was thinking to wait till my hair gets longer , or pay someone for comb coils because that's about all I can afford. I would love to do kinky twist or braid exstentions, but I would have to learn how. ANY IDEAS !:huh:

10-18-2011, 04:46 PM
conditioner softens your hair, which unravels baby locs easily. most people stop using conditioner until loced for a year. idk much about color though :/ maybe someone else can explain more into it...

10-18-2011, 06:43 PM
You can check out vids on youtube to show you how. Here are two I found. HTH!



10-18-2011, 06:44 PM
Thank you, I know a little more now. I redid my starter locs last night, finished this morning. I am happy. I did not get the color on the new growth blonde like my hair but it is better. it is a rich honey color and my blonde got blonder ! lol I will have to do better next time if I decide to retouch. seems like the roots color slower. I will not wash my hair now for 2 weeks, give it a rest . I braidloced at the root and twist the rest. i am looking forward to my journey, I washed it before I twisted to get out some of the conditioner, unfortunately my hair was kinda hard but i have sprayed it with and add a little castor oil.

10-18-2011, 07:50 PM
So sorry to hear that. I started with 2STs on two inches (or less) of hair and never stopped using conditioner with no issues.

I hope things go better for you this time around.

10-18-2011, 08:09 PM
Thanks all, I know I have to condition with color, just have to find the right kind. and not do it too often.

10-18-2011, 08:32 PM
Here are pics of my starter locs taken today. I have about 120 locs. I still have a scalpy look whichI can't wait to fill in. lol http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk254/fergie315/011.jpghttp://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk254/fergie315/011.jpghttp://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk254/fergie315/005-2.jpg

10-18-2011, 11:42 PM
I thought you meant your hair literally fell out your head by that title!

10-19-2011, 05:31 PM
LOL NO nO No , thank god !

10-23-2011, 08:28 PM
They look nice Netta!

11-03-2011, 05:37 AM
Hey everyone...I have a question---could you have used a leave in conditioner on your locs in between conditioning your hair? I want to color my hair before loc'n on Saturday and I want to see if this is a good way to go.

Natural Stylist
11-03-2011, 10:05 PM
That should be fine

11-03-2011, 10:12 PM
Thanks Natural Stylist....going to do it tonight.