By Terez Howard

During my 29 Styles Challenge, I have experimented with making several different types of accessories.  I have made a couple loc ties, some flower accessories and button bobby pins.  I purchased a necklace charm at Wal-Mart for $1, and I intended to make it into a loc tie like my others.  A couple days ago, I realized that I could make an even easier loc tie than the ones I made previously.

To make a loc charm: String elastic cording through the part of the charm where you would make it into a necklace.  Knot it a couple times, and you’ve got a loc hair tie charm.  It literally took me 2 minutes to make.

My homemade loc charm worked well with my two messy buns, one on top of the other.  I intended to make them neat and uniform.  But my locs were having no parts of neat this morning.  I’m a bit under the weather, so I could perhaps blame my inability to create a neat bun on that.  Nevertheless, I find that making messy styles end up very creative and unique.

If your locs are shorter than mine, you can place multiple buns down the center of your head.  I think this would resemble a mohawk.

bun loc style

homemade loc hair tie charm

messy loc bun

micro locs hair style

bun over bun

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