For Locs (Dreadlocks)
We noticed that information on Locs or dreadlocks if you prefer that name is not easily available. Hence, we have filled the need, providing a large base of articles about dreadlocks. In this category you will find articles about starting locs, caring for them, washing starter locs, styling them and even the best products to use on locs. And YESS! that includes DIY and homemade recipes.
My unpopular opinion on the Debate Dreadlocks Vs Locs
Dreadlocks vs locs: what’s the difference? The question of locs vs dreadlocks is one that many people seem to be asking these days. Personally, I think it’s the new age of social media that sprouts this question. In this brief article, we will dive in and discuss if there is a difference between dreadlocks vs locs or is it just a matter of referencing the same hairstyle. Before we continue, let me express that this article is an opinion piece. While I will try to provide facts wherever necessary, the bulk of this information will be my opinion. Dreadlocks vs Locs In my opinion, there is no difference between saying…
Surprising Benefits of using a Loc’d Natural Hair Journal
Here are just a few benefits of keeping a Loc'd natural hair journal. These benefits also apply when using a loose natural hair journal.
Working out with Locs – Tips for Your Retwist and Scalp
Exercising or working out with Locs is doable! Maintaining locs while working out or living an active lifestyle is not as difficult as some people may think. I have been working out with locs ever since I started them (1 year ago), as well as I have been helping my husband with his starter locs since he started them back in April. What I’ve learned from both of our journeys is that the care needed after working out is different for both of us. For me, after exercising with locs there isn’t much that I have to do. I don’t sweat as much as well as I do not like…
15 Pinterest Group Boards for Natural Hair Bloggers
Pinterest is one of the most popular social media platforms for bloggers and entrepreneurs. When it comes to natural hair, there are many pinterest group boards for natural hair bloggers and in this post I will share some of them with you. This is going to be a list-based post. I will list the name of the group boards and add a link. Each group board has its own rules for joining as well as rules for what you can post. One thing that may be common among all group boards is that you should try to repin as much as you pin to the board. Repinning is a great…
How Long Does My Hair need to be to Start Dreads?
The best length to start dreads often depends on the method that you are planning to use to start your locs. Continue reading as I will provide more detailed information answering the question of ‘how long does my hair need to be to start dreads?’. When I started my first set of locs, I started them with finger coils, which is a common method of starting locs on 4c curly hair. I had about 8 inches of hair at that time, being that I had been growing my natural hair for a long time, over 2 years. I ended up discontinuing that loc journey. On my second journey, I started…
6 Methods of Starting Locs- How to and Loc Tips
Methods of starting locs. Starting locs is an important and memorable moment for many people but it can also cause concern and worry. If you are considering locs, you may know that there are many methods to choose from and each has its advantages and disadvantages. When you first decide to start locs, you must think of what is most important to you or your personality type. Are you more free-spirited, then perhaps freeform locs may be for you, are you more reserved and high maintenance, then perhaps sisterlocks, small or medium size locs may be better for you. Apart from that, important things to consider are (1) the length…
Best Homemade and Store-bought Products for Retwisting Locs
When it comes to retwisting locs, people are often troubled by what products they can use. There are many homemade and store-bought products for retwisting locs and we will discuss some. I often tell my friends with locs, that products do not loc hair. Your hair locs as a natural process and so your focus does not need to be centered on products. Using products (natural or otherwise) in your locs is completely optional. So then, what is the purpose of using products? Well, the purpose of using products to retwist your locs is simply for: Preference– some may want a slick, ‘layed’ look, Shine– products help to add shine…
How to make Flaxseed Gel to Retwist Locs
Flaxseeds have been around for ages and they make the perfect hair product for loose naturals as well as people with locs. So, why not learn how to make flaxseed gel to retwist locs. When looking to retwist locs, there are many products that you can use to add shine and hold to your hair. Now, keep in mind that products do not loc your hair. Your hair locs as a natural process. If you leave your hair uncombed it will inevitably knot together, forming what we call dreadlocks, locs, dreads, or whichever name you prefer. Since restarting my locs, I have been using natural products only. Everything I use…
5 Protective Styles Over Locs that anyone can do.
There are many protective styles over locs that you can do at home. In this post, I will share a few of them with you. A protective style, is a style that is done in order to prevent manipulation to your natural hair. The objective of a protective style, is to protect your hair which means that whichever style you choose needs to do that. And only that. Protect your hair! With locs, you technically do not need to do a protective style over locs, because locs in it self is sorta a protective style. However, I understand the need to switch things up and I have done many many protective…
4 Must-Have Things to Retwist Starter DreadLocks
Being that salons are closed, you may be charged with the task of retwisting your own starter locs. No worries, I got you. Here are the things you need to retwist starter locs..