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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.
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.
This is far from the truth, you can do almost anything you want with them, from curling to colouring.
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.
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.
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?
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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!
With loctitians creating some of the most unique styles with locs, Chescaleigh shows us how to use a simple technique to achieve a style-popping Bunhawk!
Beauty is Unique
Beauty is Confidence
Beauty is Love
Beauty is Simple
You ARE beautiful ♥
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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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…
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)
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
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.
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.
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Saturday, 19 January 2013
Between 1pm – 5pm
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