The Difference Between Dreads And Locs: Quick 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.Read More
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.Read More
Everything You Need To Know About How To Start Locs
What Are The Best Oils For Taking Care Of Your Locs?
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.Read More
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!
How To Find Your Natural Hair Stylist or Salon With Afrocks in Less Than 2 Minutes
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:
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 !Read More
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!Read More
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.