Another way to start your loc journey is with...
(blk & wht in the background are loc exts)
Loc extensions start at $650 and go up depending on the length you want. A $100 nonrefundable deposit is required to secure your appt. You need at least 3 inches of growth to get the extensions.
The process for loc exts takes 8 to 10 hours to complete.
You also must get the hair. I only use 100% human afro kinky hair. NO SYNTHETIC HAIR. I will let you know how many packs to get according to the length you want.
After getting the extensions, do not try to style, shampoo them or pull them. Give them time to settle and mesh with your own hair, which is about 4 weeks. After one month, you can then get them shampooed and styled. It is important that you follow these instructions so you will not waste any time or money.
My Loc Extensions do become permanent.
You will also need a spray bottle, tea tree oil, witch hazel, and a satin or silk scarf. Fill the bottle with water, add a capfull of witch hazel, and 2-3 drops of tea tree oil. Spray your locs at least once a day. (A light mist.) The spraying will keep your loc exts fresh and help them to become loc'd and permanent. Tie your hair/locs up every night and/or when you are just lounging around or doing house/yard work.
One more thing... BE PATIENT!!
Because once they become permanent, you can style them!!