By Terez Howard
Pipe cleaner curls were the one natural hair style that I’ve wanted to do on my micro locs from the very beginning. I was amazed at how gorgeous long and short, thick and thin locs alike looked. I used 61 pipe cleaners, putting about 5 locs on each pipe cleaner. I washed my hair and put them in on slightly damp locs. After I removed them, I pinned up the sides with one bobby pin at each side. I am completely happy with how the pipe cleaner curls turned out on my hair.
I did find that the pipe cleaners seemed to want to stick to some locs. To get the pipe cleaners out without ripping my hair, I found that beginning to unravel the pipe cleaner and then pulling at the base averted that problem. Also, when I put the pipe cleaners in, I did so loosely. I was afraid that if I wrapped them too tightly, my locs would fiercely cling to the pipe cleaners.
Has anyone else noticed how much pipe cleaners shed? I thought I would have loads of little black pipe cleaner hairs sticking out of my micro locs. Turns out, I haven’t noticed any.