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Locs

Published on 26 September 2020 by Afrocks

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.

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Published on 14 May 2020 by Afrocks

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.

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Published on 17 November 2019 by Afrocks

The 5 Different Stages of Locs Journey

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.

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Published on 9 October 2019 by Afrocks

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

Locs are an incredible way to rock your hair, but they need some efforts to look luxuriant and healthy. Many people don’t know how to nurture their dreadlocks properly, and this 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 healthy mane, here is a list of the best oils you can use.

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Published on 16 October 2018 by Afrocks

8 Dreadlocks Salons and Studio 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.
So here we are now, here is a list of 8 smaller or less known salons that you should still visit if you are in London. Enjoy! In no particular order!

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Published on 13 October 2016 by Afrocks

How To Find Your Natural Hair Stylist or Salon With Afrocks in Less Than 2 Minutes

 

Hello Folks!
I have a very good news for you: Our website is (finally) live! After months and months of hard work we have released our Beta version. Beta version means that it is not the finished product and there are probably a few things to fix here and there. But we are live and you now book a stylist in less than 2 minutes, by doing the following:

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Published on 31 May 2016 by Afrocks

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 !

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Published on 28 May 2016 by Afrocks

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!

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Published on 12 April 2016 by Afrocks

6 Tips to Make the Best of Muay Thai When You Wear Locs

Muay Thai has been and is still part of my life, even if I am not training at a professional level anymore. For those who are not too familiar, Muay Thai or Thai Boxing is the a traditional martial art, form of close-combat and (now) national sport from Thailand. It is also referred to as the art of 8 limbs (using 8 points of contact as weapon – fists, elbows, knees and feet). There are still debates over Muay Thai history and heritage but most sources agree that it was used back in the 17th century by Thai warriors on the battlefield.

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