Curly, Long Locs from Tanene Jackson

Salon: Locs of Soul
Stylist: Tanene Jackson
Model: Tanene
Make Up: Deirdre Clay

If you love wearing natural black hairstyles but are looking for something fun and different, then you’ll be happy to know that there’s more you can do with your hair–much more. This is especially true when it comes individuals with longer natural hair. It can be tempting to simply pin it up in an updo or braid it. However, you should consider switching things up by creating a more curly and voluminous look with dreadlocks. Bring your natural hairstyles to life and gain some inspiration from Tanene Jackson from Locs of Soul in Mobile, AL. This image is perfect for those who would like to incorporatecurly hairstyles into long locs.

What You’ll Need:
Dread Wax
Residue Free Shampoo
Rat Tail Comb
Tightening Gel
Blow dryer

Step 1: Shampoo your hair. When your hair is clean and completely free of residue, it makes it much easier for it to knot and tangle. So make sure that when you are choosing a shampoo, that you look for a label that says that the product is residue free. You can sit underneath a hooded dryer until the hair is completely dry.

Step 2: Divide the hair off into sections. The bigger you make your sections, the more volume you’re have.You can start by either parting the hair down the middle or with a row of dreads that fall to either side of your head. Placerubber bands on the ends so as to hold your sections in place.

Step 3: Twist your locks. If your hair is very thick it may be faster if you place a comb at the ends of your hair and then twist. As you twist, add your dread wax. This will help to make sure your locs are tightly formed. The more you twist your hair, the tighter your locks will be.

Step 4: Allow your hair to dry and add gel. Allow your hair to dry, either by air or by dryer. Then dampen the hair and add a small tightening Gel to the dreads. This gives the curl more hold.

Step 5: Wrap each of your locs around your rollers at an angle, as if to create a ring curl. And continue until each of your dreads are secure around their rollers. It’s important to note that the smaller your rollers, the tighter the curl.

Step 6: Dry Your Hair. Whatever method you use, make sure to get it as dry as possible as your curls will only hold if your hair is not damp.

Step 7: Unwrap the curls and tease out your hair.

As you can see, changing up your look does not have to be complicated. This is especially true when it comes to creating and styling locs. This popular natural hairstyle can be just the thing that you need to create your new and unique look. If you are interested and finding out what others styles you can create with your natural hair and would like to get your hair done by professionals in Mobile AL hair salons, then make sure you call (240) 515-4388. These skilled stylists can introduce you to a world of interesting hair designs.

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