Ready to get loc’ed up? Not really sure if you should take the leap? We compiled a list of 4 things you should know before you start livin’ la vida loc-a! Of course, this list isn’t exhaustive by any means, but it gives you a glimpse at some of the benefits you can expect to help you make that decision.
One the most beautiful things about locs is the power of versatility it allows you. Didn’t think we would say that, huh? Well, we certainly did! If you were thinking, “I’m stuck with one hairstyle”, let us tell you, this is totally not true. Contrary to popular belief, with locs, you can either choose to keep it simple or get as creative as you want. One of the beautiful things about them is that they allow you the freedom to wear your hair in its traditional form or you can jazz it up with some intricate designs. The images below give you a glimpse at just how creative you can be. In addition to the fancy styles, you can also adorn your hair with beautiful embellishments too. The right amount of jewelry can add a little razzle dazzle to your hair and add a little something spicy to your style. Trust us, your locs do not have to be boring.
If you want to ditch the chemicals, well, then you will love this next benefit. Locs are one of the few hairstyles that don’t require a single chemical in the entire locking process. It allows your hair to be beautiful and free in its most natural form without the harsh chemicals.
3. Learning experience
In starting any new journey in life, in general, you may face the “awkward” stage of growth. This could be you trying to adjust to a new neighborhood or a new job, for example. It’s the stage where everything is new and you’re trying to figure everything out! To be honest, locs are very similar. You may find yourself asking questions like: What should I do with my hair? Did I do the right thing? How can I get through this awkward stage? The beauty of this stage, though, is that you learn to adapt. You learn what works best for you and you push through it, which is a lesson within itself. Locs help you embrace patience, develop a deeper understanding about yourself and your hair type all at the same time. Truly, locs push you into a journey of discovery about your hair and what it means to you.
4. Jumpstart the process
Now, if you’re still stuck on the third benefit thinking, “But what if I don’t want to be in the transitioning awkward phase?” Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! One of the benefits to starting locs is that you can skip this stage completely! How? Loc extensions and instant locing may be the perfect solution for you to attain length without having to wait 12-13 months (depending on your personal hair growth process) for your hair to fully mature, or aka, finally long enough to lie flat or hang down. When you jumpstart the process, your locs are firm and there’s no more reforming or retwisting your new growth as often.
Overall, embracing locs may be a long-term commitment, but it’s truly worth the long-term investment of the freedom you’ll feel, and the benefits you will experience throughout the process.
If you’re interested in starting your loc journey with us, or just need more questions answered, we are here to help! Schedule an appointment at Flawless Studios LLC today! We can’t wait to see you.
Also, be sure to check out our social media pages: @msgoldyloxx & @flawlesshairstudios for more tips and information on getting started on your locs and maintaining them.