By Terez Howard
So, it has been a long time since I used pipe cleaners to curl my locs. I buckled down one morning after a run and shampooing, and I set my hair in pipe cleaners.
I made these pipe cleaner rollers a few years ago and pulled them out for this style. If you want to make your own pipe cleaner rollers, simply fold a pipe cleaner in half and twirl it around itself like you would a twisty tie. At the halfway point of the pipe cleaner, leave a loop, which is used when you pull the pipe cleaners out.
I tried to wrap my micro locs very tightly to achieve long lasting curls. But for some sections, I wrapped so tightly that I couldn’t just pull the pipe cleaners out because they were stuck around the hair. When you curl your locs with pipe cleaners, I recommend not wrapping TOO tightly. If you’re not careful, you can rip your ends.
I set them for just under 24 hours, sleeping in them overnight. The hair really should be completely dry before removing the pipe cleaners. I didn’t sit under my hooded dryer at all this time. The heat of the day and night helped the hair to dry completely.
I loved the results, especially after my micro locs fell a little. The first picture shows the length of my locs. The second picture shows my hair the day after I removed the pipe cleaners. The final picture shows how the style looked after a week. I went swimming that same day, so that was the end of the style.
The verdict: A great style if you want really tight curls!
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