Saturday, 16 April 2011

Making A Loc/Sisterloc Wig - Drawing board

Some of you may recall that when I first started losing my hair I contacted a lovely lady (Gerrylocs) in the US who was both understanding and sensitive to my situation. She wasn't able to help me in the end due to the extend of my hair loss but I will never forget how gently and sensitively she handled me. I hoped that I would be like that with my own clients - she really left a mark on me! (Check out her work - isn't she awesome?)

A fellow UK blogger has been dealing with her own hair issue (thinning) and has published a few posts on suitable hair pieces for (Sister)locked women.  Her latest post talks about a loc bridge - you gotta click on the link to really see what she's on about.

I like the concept... I've been thinking (for what seems like forever) about how to make a full cap wig of locs.  I was gonna rope in a locked colleague, do several (bazillion) afro-kinky twists and attach them to a weave cap but I hadn't quite figured out how (to attach them) maybe I can incorporate this yarn string idea. 

Since January I've made 3 or 4 'straight haired' wigs, so I'm pretty good at it but the loc wig needs a lot of thought because it has just got to be 'right' cos I don't wanna be looking like this: 

Any suggestions?

WELCOME TO THE TAPESTRY OF ME.... These are my words and this is my journey, from 'there to hair'! My life, the lessons learned in and through love and loves ones; and my hair affairs.


Mrs Mac's Corner... said...'s me...again! I have some ideas based on my new 3/4 done now! "hair do". I'll PM you later x

Bajan Lily said...

Looking forward to it (3/4 eh? Heheheheh soon done then?)

I think the tricky bit for me is how to attach the locks or twists to the weave cap (net) without leaving big obvious spaces you know?

Unknown said...

:) There is no way that we'd let you wear THAT wig!!!

Now I immediately started thinking about using a double length of hair, threading it through the cap so it comes out of both sides, and using that as the basis for the locks... Not sure how it would work exactly though... But just a thought if that makes sense...

Bajan Lily said...

Yes, yes that makes perfect sense.

It was my original idea (ok I lie - my second.. the first one was to use an afro wig and twist the hair/add extensions to it to make it look like locs or braids ).

The only thing I'm worried about is the gaps between the 'locs' being too large... cos then I'll just look like I'm wearing... well - a 'net of locs' lol (Am I the only one who finds that hilarious)?

anthia-ofo said...

I'm watching this space to see what you come up with. I suspect you'd have to add additional hair in between the existing hair on a wig.

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Unknown said...

I have an award for you too! D'oh!!!

About the spaces, hmmmm, you could always thread the hairs through really close together, but then again you may only need to do that the the crown and in the front, especially if you make them longish!

JUST Euphoria said...

I have a gerry locks piece & I love it, so I hope you find, create, or discover a system that will work for you

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