Loc Style Idea: What Are Rope Twists?
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by Jamie Dunlap
5M ago
One thing about natural hair is that one style can give you several different looks. Two for one styles apply to locked hair as well. In today’s blog, let’s talk about a styling technique that can be used to create several different beautiful loc styles: rope twists. Whether you want to style for a casual, professional, semi formal, or a formal event there is a way to make this style technique work for you.  Let’s explore the versatility of the two strand twists also known as rope twists. These twists can be worn down, in a ponytail, or pinned in an updo. Keep reading to get some major in ..read more
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4 Tools for Curling Locs
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by Jamie Dunlap
5M ago
Curls are always a win. Whether you need a look for a daily, professional, vacation, or casual setting curls can work. Curls instantly add pizzazz to any loc style. Curls can be worn in an updo, worn down to shoulders, or styled intricately. How you wear your curls all depends on the look you want to achieve. Let’s explore some of the curling tools that can be used to create beautiful loc curls. Wrapaloc Wrapaloc is a thin black, flexible tool that can be used on damp hair to curl any part of your locs. The tools are easy to bend and have a durable covering that’s safe for locs. Whether yo ..read more
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Loc Appreciation Day 2023
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by Jamie Dunlap
5M ago
Locs have been celebrated among locs wearers within the loc community for years. Some people have personal celebrations along their loc journey. One popular personal celebration is called a lockaversary or lock anniversary. A person’s lockaversary is the day their locs were established. Any day within the year could be a cause for anyone to celebrate their locs. Did you know there’s a specific day to recognize and appreciate locs? What is the origin of Loc Appreciation Day and what is the purpose? In 2011, the first Loc Appreciation Day (LAD) was celebrated. The idea to designate a specific ..read more
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5 Ways to Prevent Lint in Locs
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by Jamie Dunlap
5M ago
Have you ever noticed little red pieces of lint at the bottom of your locs the day after wearing a red fabric? Clothing fibers attaching to a loc is a common challenge for people locking their hair. The main process in locking hair is for it to tangle and for the web of strands to remain held together as it continues to grow. Anything that is added to the surface of the locked hair will naturally be pulled into the loc as it continues its regular locking process. Starting a loc journey does not mean you can’t wear the red scarf, but there are some steps to take to make sure the scarf does not ..read more
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Loc Style Inspiration for the Spring
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by Jamie Dunlap
5M ago
Spring has sprung which makes it the perfect time to style your locs in an updo or a fancy style to bring in the new season of longer sunshine, higher temperatures, and afternoon breezes.  Style inspiration can be found just about anywhere. Whether you are strolling down the aisle at the supermarket or scrolling through Pinterest on your phone there is a surplus of styles for locs, but it takes some time to browse to find the just right style.  If you’re looking for a Spring style that will turn heads, then these four loc styles are curated just for you.  These styles can be wor ..read more
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4 Myths about Starting Locs
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by Jamie Dunlap
5M ago
Are you thinking about starting locs? Have you been searching online for answers to some of the things you’ve heard about starting locs? There are a lot of myths floating around about locs but today let’s debunk common myths about starting locs.  Myth #1: You will have to cut your hair before you can start locs because locs must be started with short hair.  Truth: Locs can be started on any length of clean, healthy hair. As long as the person has enough ( 2-3 inches) natural hair, the locing process can be started.  With the widespread popularity of people posting their hair exp ..read more
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8 Loc Products that Moisturize
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by Jalisa Bannerman
5M ago
India Arie’s “I Am Not My Hair” may very well be the declaration for many, but for some, locs are more than a trendy choice or something chosen for the culture or done out of convenience. Locs tell a story and can signify a specific belief or belonging. Whether your loc choice stems from the heart, mind, soul, or desire to try something new, loc care is a commitment that requires a particular regimen to maintain its healthy form. What are locs? Locs are strands of hair interlocked by twisting or palm rolling to create a rope-life appearance. They vary in size, shape, and length; people with va ..read more
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10 Questions for Locs Answered: Q&A with Ugonwa Anyanwu
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by Ashley Cottrell
5M ago
Hey loc fam! Grab a pen and take notes! We reached out to Ugonwa Anyanwu, a Philadelphia-based loctician and owner of Shop Shabazz, to answer all of your loc journey questions. So, whether it’s your first time getting locs or you’re five years in the game, you’ll want to sit in on this one.  Let ‘s dive in! 1. How long should your retwist last? Retwists should last anywhere between 4–6 weeks. The retwisting method combines new growth with your established locs, an important step in your growth journey that helps train your locs.  2. How often should I moisturize my locs? You sho ..read more
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5 Ways to Keep Locs Moisturized
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by Kat P
5M ago
One of the biggest misconceptions when it comes to having locs is you can just leave the locs alone and they will grow healthy. Hair, like our bodies, needs water to thrive. Water is an important element of moisture. When the locs are moisturized, they are stronger. If locs are dry they are fragile and susceptible to damage. You need to implement a healthy loc care routine in your loc journey to keep your locs hydrated. 1. Wash Your Locs The best way to keep locs moisturized is by washing them. When cleaning locs, you need to use a clarifying shampoo to get rid of any product build-up, oil ..read more
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8 Reasons to Consider a Loctician
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by Kat P
5M ago
After a lot of debating, research, and saving Pinterest pages of women in gorgeous locs, you are finally ready to embark on your own loc journey. For some, they want to be solely responsible for their hair throughout the loc process while for others, they think that having locs is an easy process that can be simply done by friends or themselves.  However, the journey to long beautiful locs requires a lot of patience, intense labor, and a structured system for successful maintenance and growth. A loctician plays an integral role throughout the whole process. A loctician is a hairstylist w ..read more
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