If you’re here, chances are you have locs or you are looking to start the loc journey. Either way, you are in the right place. Here, at Locs’ Brew, we love natural hairstyles and understand that there is a lot that goes into maintaining healthy hair no matter the style. One of the reasons we were founded was because there is a misconception that natural styles are low maintenance magic. That couldn’t be farther from the truth!
So, we are here to educate you on the best ways to care for your beautiful locs! To start, let’s talk about the ways you can start locs. There are multiple ways to do so and it is important to understand the pros and cons of each way when you are deciding which to choose.
- One of the easiest ways to start locs is with braids.
One of the reasons so many choose this method is because braids make it possible to lock any hair type.
This method is good if you want to interlock and if you sweat a lot from your scalp.
One con is that this method will produce flatter locs and the braid pattern can take a long time to disappear. You may also have a hard time keeping the ends from unraveling, so you’ll want to style or thread to maintain the ends.
This method can be maintained with palm rolling or interlocking.
- Another way to start locs is with two-strand twists.
This is another very popular way to start locs. Locs that are started this way will have a great foundation and have a rounder look.
You can also easily have thicker locs with this method. Like the braiding method these locs can take a while to lose the twist pattern.
This method can take up to 2 years to fully lock and the ends will often unravel so you will need to maintain the locs to the ends. This method is not recommended for those with softer hair types or those that want a neater look.
This method can be maintained with palm rolling or comb twisting.
- The third way that locs can be started is with loc extensions.
This method is for those who don’t want to go through the transitional periods of the journey. If you want long and neat locs from the start, this is the option for you!
You can start your extensions with human hair, synthetic hair, or someone else’s locs. The downside to these is that you are limited with coloring options because highlights can’t be removed unless you cut the extensions and if you use synthetic hair they will be heavier.
This option is great for all types of locs except interlocked or sisterlocks and it’s great for professionals who can’t go through the transitional phase due to dress code.
This method can be maintained with palm rolling, interlocking, or comb twisting.
These are just three of the methods that are commonly used. Come back for more information on the locking process and additional methods when starting your journey!
We would love to hear from you! Do you already have locs? Which method did you use, and why? Thinking of starting your journey? What questions do you have?