Tuesday, 19 January 2010

DIY: Fixing Holes in Your Locks

"There's a hole in my lock-ettes, dear sista, dear sista,
"There's a hole in my lock-ettes, dear sista, a hole!"
"So fix it, dear sista, dear sista, dear sista,
just fix it dear sista, dear sista fix it!"

So I did.

I found this 'hole' in one of my locs on the left side of my head while retightening this week.

"Hmmm..." I thought, "How'd that get there?" and more importantly - "How do I fix it?"

Well, once again I have to give thanks to the online community and the usefulness of the internet; I especially need to thank Kalia Dewdrop whose video and related posts ( here and here ) equipped me with everything I needed to give it a go. Knowledge is power I tell you!

Some things I did differently - for one, I don't use a latch hook. That thing looks so 'huge' and cumbersome I refuse to touch it. No offence to anyone who does use it OK? To each his own.  I used ole faithful 'Yarnie' for this - and I have even included another pic of him for those of you who were wondering.

(Yarnie is of course what's left of a cut down plastic yarn needle, whose eye I widened by following Nubian Princess' video instructions - gotta love YouTube!)

Here is a pic of the repaired loc - not bad even if I do say so myself. (Apologies for low quality images, had to use my camera phone and it doesn't have a very good flash).

Nubian and Kalia's videos are included below for those of you who are interested.

and the video is here:


Bajan Lisa said...

nice... unfortunately we don't get that hook here! :(

Bajan Lily said...

Yarn needle? Cheap, cheerful and effective - when you can't get your hands on the SL or Nappy loc tools!

V @ Locks-N-Motion said...

You tube is the best! You can find any and everything on there!

You did a great job!

Thanks for stopping by my blog, I answered your question in the comment section.

Take Care

msfullroller said...

Hole...what hole? lol Sis you did a great job. I'm like you about the latch hook. Cute opening to your post!

Felicia said...

Knowledge is power!!! Thank you!!

Detra said...

SMH, I can not tell you enough, how many nappy loc tools, I have lost, how many S&H charges I have paid when reordering it, and to see this post makes me want to puke...LOL....Thank ya Thank ya so much for sharing!


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