I had a follower/reader of my blog ask for help with thinning areas for her head of locs. I told her that I would complete an article on my experiment with netting. I had another student in one of my Sisterlocks classes to share the idea with me, but I had never tried it until now. How do you like my temporary splash of blonde in my locs above? Ready to find out how I did it? Well, read on!
You will need kinky bulk hair or some sort of hair to make it look like a loc. You also need netting with holes large enough to pull your own locs through. Worst case scenario, you can buy a scarf with eyelet holes or a headband with decorative holes or maybe even a slumber cap with eyelet holes. You need something dark or flesh tone to pull the locs through.
The Final Look!
I had no problem with sliding the netting back out of my locs. It was harder sliding it up my locs versus sliding it down my locs. This was a great experiment. I will need to make some loc extensions or buy some loc extensions that will blend with my own texture if I decide to use this method for color enhancement.
For those seeking to cover thin areas or balding areas while keeping your locs, I hope that you can see how this tutorial can help you too! Use your own locs around the perimeter of your trouble areas as anchors and as a platform to build loc extensions onto the netting.