5 Misconceptions About Locs

Locs have been for a long time (and still is for some people) considered to be dirty, smelly, boring. I have to be honest I believed that locs were boring until I met and talked to people with locs.

Let’s go through some of the misconceptions about locs and why these shouldn’t put you off from locking your hair.

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  • Eww… locs are dirty

As any other natural hairstyles, locs require maintenance to be and remain healthy. Dirty hair never helped growing hair and that includes locs. Washing your hair regularly is a must to grow and maintain healthy hair. Further to this, not conditioning your hair is not recommended as breakage could happen.

  • You cannot do anything with locs, they’re boring 

This is far from the truth, you can do almost anything you want with them, from curling to colouring.

  • Locs are meant for Rastafarians

Another myth is that only certain people can wear locs. No you do not need to be Rastafarian or Jamaican to wear them. You don’t need to smoke either! Locs can be worn by any and everyone who wishes to do so.

  • “Shave your head if you get bored”

If for some reason, you decide that you do not wish to wear locs anymore. You do not need to cut them off as these can actually be combed out.

  • You can’t have locs if you want a proper job

Hair is not an indication on someone’s professional abilities. I understand that some companies have stricter company policy (i.e. high end stores) but do you really want to work for a company that base their judgment on physical appearance?

 

Photo Source: @rascamarao

 

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Keeping It Versatile

If you ever decide to have a break from your fro or your dreads, check out Jasmine Rose’s technique to hiding big/long hair under a wig.

Remember, as versatile as natural hair is, we all want a break sometimes – enjoy!

 

The Beauty Project: A Return To Natural

You’ve got to check this out, a well put together video summing up popular views on the natural hair journey.
Less than 5 minutes long, watch it and let us know if you can relate.

Tiffany| Locs Style Alert!

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Allow me to Introduce myself, my name is:

Tiffany but everyone calls me Tip, my aunt gave me the nickname because I use to walk on my tiptoes as a kid so it just stuck with me.
I’m from Indianapolis Indiana.

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Hot Men Monday: Hairspiration

Can we please take a moment for our natural hair brothers who are giving me life this morning! They are representing fully from hair to physique, scroll down and let us know which one tickles your fancy. (I couldn’t choose, I got me a shortlist) lool 😉

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Timeless Inspirations

Mother Teresa once said:

We must know that we have been created for greater things, not just to be a number in the world, not just to go for diplomas and degrees, this work and that work. We have been created in order to love and to be loved.”

Some people understood this statement very well. Indeed, people like Rosa Parks and Bob Marley did. These two great minds had (and still have) an undeniable impact on the world today. Let’s go back, way back…

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks

She is still known today as the “mother of the civil rights movement”. The famous woman, who refused to give up her seat on this bus, on this 1st of December 1955…  Who would have thought that she would still be remembered for it today? This act of boldness was the beginning of a new era for the black community. This act inspired the black population of Montgomery, and gave them the courage to boycott the bus company.

To celebrate her courage,  her statue will be placed at the Capitol Hill this year, making her the first African-American woman to be represented there.

Bob Marley (aka Tuff Gong)

Bob Marley

Bob Marley

The most well-known reggae singer/songwriter and musician of all time. This  full head of  locks grew up in Jamaica  where he dedicated a large amount of his time to music.  He first joined The Wailers, but after a while he decided to do his own music, while still working with the group. Continue reading

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Wavy Locs

Pipe Cleaner Curls

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For the ones sporting dreadlocks, here is a tutorial on how to curl your locks. Super springy and full of life, click on the links and follow the steps.

Products Used

Organic root stimulator lock and twist gel from Pak Cosmetics

Black Pipe Cleaners at John Lewis

Watch the how to here:
Hair Tip: Flexi Rods can also be used to create a similar look but their size will determine how defined your curls will turn out. 

Part 1

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Source for Photo:
blackwomennaturalhairstyles.com

Locs Your Career into 2013

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Hosted by: Conscious Vibes

 

Saturday, 19 January 2013
Between 1pm – 5pm
Cottons Restaurant
70 Exmouth Market, Islington, London EC 1 

For the first time ever, Conscious Vibes – the UK’s leading online natural hair and lifestyle magazine that showcases pioneering dreadlock hair designs and cultural businesses will be presenting the findings from its ground breaking research. More information