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Natural Hair

Look of the Month

This look shows the power of a protective style. Go fierce with this faux-loc look guaranteed to have all eyes on you! Hair expert Tia “Versatility” Blake, of Versatility The Salon in Washington, DC, is the mane maven behind this design.

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Step 1:

After hair was properly prepped and diamond-shaped parts were created in a brick pattern. Strands were braided using synthetic hair going slightly past the length of the Natural hair.

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Step 2:

Using synthetic Marley, or Afro textured hair, each braid was wrapped securely—but not too tight to avoid discomfort or breakage. As the locs were created they’re plaited into braids to achieve the wavy texture. The process of wrapping the braids, to desired length, are repeated throughout the entire head.

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Step 3:

After carefully sealing each loc, Blake used scissors to snip away any rebel strands poking out of the twists for an even and sleek silhouette.

Step 4: Finish

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This stunning look should last about six to eight weeks. Hair should be washed at least once a week and the scalp treated with oil as needed.

 

 

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STAR STYLE INSPIRATION
Rutina Wesley

Actress Rutina Wesley is bringing style to OWN-TV’s hit series Queen Sugar. As “Nova,” Rutina really stuns with her gorgeous flowing locs. The former True Blood starlet is showing a whole new style side and we love it! On her amazing role and trendy tresses Rutina shares:

  • “Getting the chance to play a beautiful, gorgeous Black woman with dreads [who’s] smart, funny, witty, chaotic…She’s everything. It’s a brown girl’s dream because she’s a real human being.”


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