By Terez Howard
First, I want to share a link that inspired this hair style for short locs. It is the fourth picture found here. My Sisterlocks were really too short to do the “Loc and Roll.” When I tried to roll, there was nothing really to roll. I included a shot of my length:
So, I improvised. I achieved this updo on my short Sisterlocks by doing the following:
- I divided my hair into two sections, one on top and one on the bottom.
- I put 3 small flat twists in my hair and secured them with black rubber bands.
- Then, I made another flat twist, larger than the other 3, along the right side of my head.
- I rolled across the ends of the 3 small flat twists and secured that section with a black rubber band.
- I loosely rolled my hair toward my left ear and secured it with a black rubber band.
- Locs were sticking out crazily, and some weren’t really in the roll. So I used bobby pins to keep them down.
- I swooped the back hair to the left side and secured it with bobby pins. I think I used 4.
- Lastly, I pinned my bun loosely and let the other locs from the back go whatever way they wanted.
Variations on this updo for short locs
- Create another roll in the back section of hair. I really wanted the back to be another rolled twist. But my hair was too short, and it didn’t look right with bobby pins. If your locs are a little longer than mine, you can achieve this.
- No bun. You don’t have to have a bun. Rather, you can let your locs come forward toward your face. I removed my bun after a day or two.
- Let the hair in the back flow freely. You could do a braid out or put rollers in it to create a cool texture. I let my back section loose after a few days.