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4 Things that will shock you about locs.

Hey guys, am pretty new to the locs life but I am already noticing some shocking things. Come to think of it, the more you are used to something, the less likely you might be at noticing some things because you have gotten used to it. I thought to write this post before I get accustomed to this newness.

4 things that will shock you about locs.

Let’s go…..

  • 1- You will be shocked by the amount of people you will inspire with your locs. I know so many people who are considering the locs life but are scared, unsure, worried etc. Seeing you with your locs draws them one step closer to taking that plunge. I have 2 friends who have decided to get their hair loc’d since I loc’d my hair.
  • 2-Have you heard the myth that black peoples hair do not grow. Well get ready to bust that myth with your locs.  Pictures are a great way to capture change. I am still shocked by how long my sisters hair is just 3.5 years into her locs journey.
  • 3-Everyone’s loc journey is different and we get ‘loc’d for different reasons. I know many people have loc’d their hair because they want to reclaim their time. I have always loved spending time on my hair. I find it therapeutic and creative to do my own hair. I never thought that spending less time on my hair would be something I would enjoy . I am still shocked by how much I am enjoying not spending time on my hair. It has made the little time I do spend on my hair even more precious and special.
  • 4-Finally, the biggest shock is how much less hair I lose when I wash my hair. While my hair was an afro I thought it was pretty healthy but could never understand why I would lose so much hair during each wash. Barely 7 months into my locs journey and I am losing less hair and loving it 🤗🤗.
This is literally all the hair that I lost with my last wash. 🤩

So these are the things that I have noticed and been shocked by so far.

Are you on the locs journey, do you agree? Anything you have been shocked by that should be added to my list.

Let’s say connected @ijaykheavens

Stay safe and see you on the next post

10 Ways to style your crochet braids

Have you been considering having crochet braids? Confused as to how your going to style all that hair ( 8 packs full😬😒).

Here are some ideas of how I styled mine.  I found that Crochet braids have some much character on their own and you don’t really need to do much to it… especially if you install coloured braids.

Here a simple side part was enough to get everyone asking about my hair.

I took things a little further with a deeper side pattern for that ultra feminine look. 

If your feeling a little bold, why not try the top knot. This hair is pretty chunky so just a small chunk of hair from the middle will be enough to achieve this look.


Fancying having all your friends talk about your hair, why not try creating the biggest top bun EVER. You may need a helping hand for this but you essentially tip all your hair forward, tie and begin to wrap it round in a bun.


Maybe you need all your hair swept back and way from your face. This low ponytail will do the trick.


You might want to try a high ponytail to transform your face. 


 Finally, if you think you have had enough of your crochet and it’s time to get rid. Maybe you should consider unravelling the braids . Be warned, you might fall in love with your hair all over again and may be tempted to get another weeks wear out of it.

There you have ten ways I stayed my crochet.  

In case you are stuck on where to purchase from, I ordered from Aliexpress.
I have also uploaded a video of how do these style. Watch, enjoy and share.

See you soon.  


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Crochet Braids 101

Hey lovelies, are you bored of your current hairstyle?
Stick with me ….am mixing things up a bit today talking all things hair. 

I am not my hair but I love the different looks and versatility of hair extentions .

So this post should cater to all your crochet needs. Feel free to ask me any questions you might still have. I used 8 packs of the Havana Mambo twist crochet braids. Each pack contains 12 strands of pre-twisted hair. 8 packs is more than enough to give you that big hair don’t care look.

This hairstyle is super quick. It’s almost as quick as just relaxing /perming your hair. I had this hair installed by my very able sister and first time crochetter  (that word is totally made up, but you get my drift). She completed the hair in about 2 – 3 hours. That includes braiding my own hair.

The hair is super quick to install because it come pre-braided or pre- twisted ( depending on which style you purchase )

Installation is done with a crochet needle.  No threads, yes I said No THREADS needs.
So you CAN actually 😴😴😴😴 while doing your hair.

I know your wondering how I shower or bath with all this hair…. now that’s the tricky part. Didn’t realise the hair would be see full. I normally creatively tie my hair up with an old pair of tights. That’s the nest I could think of. Shower caps just wouldn’t cut it. Let me know if you have any other smart ideas.


I have had a tonne of people ask if this hair is heavy. Yes there is some weight to it but it’s NOT heavier than your normal braids. The Havana twist hair is very light. It look alot heavier than it actually is. Believe me, I would not just deliberately carry bricks on my head.  If it was that bad, this installation  would be taken out pretty much straight away.

One more thing… if you currently sleep with 2 pillows, you might wanna down grade to just one pillow will you have this hair style.  This hair is very full and bulky so it could be your second pillow.

I totally love this hair and everyone loves it too. It looks just like actual braids on first sight.

Keep an eye on my instagram @ to see the various ways I style it.


See you soon
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