Gradually I realized I could use the knots was a way to set my twists in a curly style. As it became more apparant that I would need to go outside with my head half done, I realized I could wear the knots themselves as a style.
By the way, I did go out with a patch (maybe an inch and a half wide and two inches back from my hairline) double strand twisted and sticking up much higher than the knots. A lady stopped me to tell me she loved my hair. ;-)
Now, I am always saying in the magazine that you can do the same styles we show on locs on loose hair. I know sometimes you don't believe me, but it's true! Start with braids or twists and you can mimick a lot of the loced styles you see. This style is reminiscent of one of the loced looks we featured in issue #5. Turn to page 39. Marci's was done with five or six inches of hair, maybe more, so there is full scalp coverage.
Be careful! I did get one twist into a nasty knot that I had to enlist help to remove. It was really no big deal, but of course it seemed like it was for the split second when I imagined cutting that one section of hair out. I found that Jamaican Mango & Lime No More Itch Spray provides good slip - I may try using this product before removing my knots to avoid any scary moments.
Let me know if you try this style. :-)