Friday, July 1, 2011

Genie Locs/Yarn braids.

I installed my genie locs myself. It took me about 2 days, but that's with eating, sleeping, watching TV, etc...

Things you should know about genie locs/yarn braids:

  • Never use wool yarn. It will actually loc your hair. Always use acrylic yarn. The best brand is Red Heart Super Saver. It's about $2.50 for the smaller size and $5 for the bigger ones. I bought two smaller spools and used 1 and 1/6th. Lol.
  • Always spray a conditioner or moisturizer on the yarn before you install it.
  • If you want your hair to be 2 feet, use 4 foot long strands of yarn. Want 3 feet? Then use 6 feet. You see where I'm going with this?
  • There are two methods to seal your ends. The lighter method, just burn the ends of the strands. The boiling water method, knot the ends of the strands and dip into boiling water. I used the burn method.
Here are a few pics. :)