I just entered an eight week weight loss contest with HerbaLife. So I have been working out, and my roots are getting sweaty wet. This moisture was causing my loc styling to deflate so I decided that I needed to start wearing a partial updo keep some style while working out.
As I have mentioned on my blog in previous years, due to aging and some previous chemical damage, my hair is thinner in the top than it was a decade ago. So when my locs were shorter, I would hide little clippies to create volume. Now, I have plenty of loc length, but the lower density was making my partial updo awkward and unstable unless I had a lot of curls. But I needed to be able to create an updo with straight locs which is when I started thinking maybe I could "bump-it." I purchased these "knockoffs" from the Dollar Tree.
Then I decided that I was going to be annoyed trying to stabilize a plastic hump on top of my locs. Then I said to myself "Why not braid up some of my locs and roll them down to create a bump?" So that is what I did, and I massaged the rest of my locs around my own natural loc bump. It worked brilliantly, and I secured the locs behind the bump with one of my leather hair accessories that the stick goes through.
I used this same barrette in one of my May 2014 articles about length compensating for density. I used it when my hair was curly.
After getting stung/bite a few weeks ago while walking, I rely on Off! Active to repel insects! My partial updo pictured here is all my locs with my own built-in "loc bump." No extra "bumpits" needed!
I am excited about getting some more weight off by 2016!