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10 Starter Locs Questions answered

After a lot of research and contemplation, you are ready to start your loc journey. It is a big decision that requires patience and commitment. The loc journey goes through 5 key stages before it can be a fully grown, mature loc. The starter loc is the most important stage of the loc journey. Below we have answered 10 questions in regards to starter locs to help guide you to get through this stage with ease.

15 Dreadlocks & Locs Salons You Should Definitely Visit In London
Back in 2016, I wrote about 5 locs salons I had personally visited in London for my loc maintenance - at the time I had long and beautiful dreadlocks; still don't know why I cut them off, to be honest :( 2 years on, I am happy to say this post has literally been one of the most popular on our blog with nearly 12,000 visits to date. Wow! this is quite huge, and we're always proud to give top quality black businesses the exposure they deserve. However, since publishing the blog post I never stopped receiving emails from other salons in London, asking to be featured in an updated article, which is fair.

 

The 5 Different stages of the Loc Journey by month

Getting the locs you have always wanted takes a process, and it’s important to know the different stages of locs journey so you can know what to expect. There are five stages of locs, namely the starter stage, budding stage, teen stage, maturity stage, and rooted stage. The entire stages can take 18-24 months upwards, after which you will be able to have the long, thick, and shiny locs you desire. Without further ado, let’s get into the details of what each stage entails.

Avocado oil, Argan oil…What are the best oils for Locs?

Locs are an incredible way to rock your hair, but they need some effort to look luxuriant and healthy. Many people don’t know how to nurture their dreadlocks properly, and this is why they experience agonising itchiness on their scalp. The truth is that happy dreadlocks don’t just happen; you have to take care of them so they can grow and glow with moisture. Whether your goal is to grow your tresses or just maintain a healthy mane, here is a list of the best oils you can use.

Top 10 Things To Know About Dreadlocks

Dreadlocks have become increasingly popular throughout society, but how much do you know about the hairstyle? When it comes to Locs, most people either know a lot about it or absolutely nothing. Whichever category you fall into, here are 10 fun facts about dreads that you probably didn’t know before.

10 Most Common Locs and Dreadlocks Questions Answered

Dreadlocks have an incredibly long history. In fact, it is assumed that natural dreadlocks are one of the oldest human hairstyles, seeing as prehistoric humans didn't have combs and how fast it is for natural hair to start to feel.

Locs and Dreadlocks: Everything You Need to Know

I know most of us often wonder where locs originated from. The truth is that locks can be found in almost every part of history from Dervishes of Islam to Germanic tribes. Whether you want to try out locs or dreadlocks, you need to first ensure you know everything there is before you start your new loc journey.

Dreads vs Locs: The Difference Between Dreadlocks And Locs, History of Rasta and Dreadlocks
Picture credit: David McFadden, Associated Press file

“Dreadlocks? There is nothing dreadful about my hair!” I have heard this expression and read some interesting posts on Tumblr about the use of the word “dreadlocks” to describe the ropelike matted hairstyle popularised by Bob Marley in the ’70s. Because I was born and raised in the Caribbean in the ’90s, I could understand the very valid point made by these locticians and afrocentric activists about using language to elevate and not denigrate ourselves, but the country girl in me had some reservations and if you have time I’ll tell you why you will never have dreadlocks and if you do, why it is, on the contrary, a wonderful and powerful ting.

Starter Locs Guide: How to start your Locs?

What are Locs?

Locs, Dreads, Dreadlocks or whatever term you use, is hair that has not been manipulated over a specific period. During this time the hair will become clump together and become matted. The wearing of locs can be traced back to earlier civilizations. They are worn for cultural or spiritual reasons by "Sadus", Hindu Holy Men, as well as men and women from the Rastafari "Livity" in Jamaica. Therefore, for these people, combing of their hair is discouraged and left to grow freely. Without any form of maintenance, it usually clumps with other pieces of hair and “locks” together, hence the term “locs”. One of the most popular individuals who popularised locs back in the 60s and 70s was Reggae Legend, Bob Marley. However, more recently, locs are worn for aesthetic reasons. An increasing number of people love the overall appearance of it. Popular celebrities are currently rocking locks such as rappers Future, Lil Wayne, Quavo, or actresses Whoopi Goldberg, Zendaya, Ava Durverynay. They all have used different methods to "lock" and maintain their hair and this is what I propose to explore in this article.

30 Reasons You Shouldn’t Be Afraid Of Your Natural Grey Hair
Amazing pictures of Women and Men Rocking their Grey and Silver Hair with Natural Hair and Locs. It makes us want to grow some grey hair about right now! Especially love the #14 !
27 Pictures Showing That Black Men With Locs Are Not Looking Good & Professional
A few month ago we wrote a very popular blog post about Locs salon in London. We are now coming up with amazing pictures of Black Men with Locs. Just see for yourself, pictures speak more than a thousand words!
5 Locs Salon you should try in London
For all our locs people, we know how difficult it can be to find the right place to get your beautiful hair washed and maintained. Here are 5 salons we personally tried recently.
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