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    does anyone have any suggestions on how to curl my locs? some people use straws, others go old school with the brown paper bag, some use curlers. can someone walk me through the process they use to curl their locs.
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    I recently curled my shoulder length locs for the 1st time by twisting my hair into nubian knots before bed time.

    Here's how I did it:
    I divided my locs into medium sized sections(about 10 locs), I twirled each section into a nubian knot. I then spritzed with an olive oil and water mix. I slept with the knots, took them down in the morning, and I had full bouncy curls. It was gorgeous.! :wub:

    I sorta stumbled upon this method by accident, so I am looking forward to reading other suggestions as well.
    My only regret is that I didn't do it sooner!

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    I have two methods I swear by:

    For a looser curl (kinda like you used to get at the salon), I use my spritz (just water is fine) and roll my locks going back on large sponge rollers. I sleep on them or sit under my hooded dryer for 20 minutes.

    For a corkscrew type curl, I spritz, then roll 2-4 locks on my small Soft Spike curlers. You can sleep on these too (they're very comfortable) or sit under the dryer like above.

    You can also do a twist out or braid out the same way, though most people leave the braids or twists in for longer than overnight.
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    I have bra-strap length locs and I use the pink perm rods. I really need to invest in another hood dryer because my hair takes forever to dry. I just wet set and remove once thoroughly dried. The look is gorgeous but a lot of work. The curl will loosen with time, but some curl will remain for atleast 2-3 weeks or the next wash.

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    Natural hair is so versatile! 4 posts and we've already got 8 ways to curl our hair-( straws, brown paper bags, nubian knots, braid out, twist out, Soft Spikes, sponge rollers, and perm rods). When my hair was cracked out, it was only a wrap or a ponytail.
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    You can also use foil! Just take small pieces of foil and roll them so they look like perm rods and use them the same way.

    When I want waves I simply do a braidout. I do have to try the nubian knots/bantu knots thing though...


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    I braid about 6 locs together on damp hair for a braid-out the next day. This gives nice crinkles. For tighter curls, braid the locs, then bantu knot it. One time, after I'd washed my hair, I piled it up and twisted it round and held in place with a scrunchie. I then put my head cover on as usual and went to sleep. Next day I had a lovely wave in my locs. I've tried to repeat this but the results vary. I suspect I'll get more predictable results with that method when my locs get longer.
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    what about those Soft Spike rollers? I saw a couple of posts about them....they seem to work.... I'm looking for the less expensive alternative....

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    You can make your own soft spike curlers out of thick foam if you want...

    Straw sets are another cheap option...

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