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What Ingredients Are Bad For Locs?

What Ingredients Are Bad For Locs?

If you have read our prior blog postings, you know we stress that dreadlocks are the world's most natural hairstyle. Think of your dreadlocks as if they were spaghetti noodles.  Unless you manipulate them with a fork and add some oil as they cook, they will stick and cling together. And once a mass of spaghetti noodles stick together, it's a real hassle to separate them. You don't need to apply hair products to your hair to get dreadlocks. Your hair follicles will naturally lock up and become dreadlocks via the freeform method. Just stop combing or brushing your hair,...

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The Benefits of Having Locs

The Benefits of Having Locs

It’s a real shocker to find that some people still have negative beliefs about dreadlocks. We can’t think of even one of the myths about locs that are even close to accurate. Despite the misunderstanding and falsehoods, locs continue to grow in popularity. They are gorgeous and have an edgy and exotic look that wearers love!  More than the beauty of locs, there are several other benefits that loc wearers swear by. When you read these, you’ll want to grow a beautiful mane of dreadlocks as well!  Related: Dreadlocks: The Cultural Significance  Locs are Low Maintenance Once your locs are...

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Swimming with DreadLocks: What You Should Know

Swimming with DreadLocks: What You Should Know

Dreadlocks are an ancient and all-natural hairstyle. The earliest humans probably wore dreadlocks. Many people wear dreadlocks because you never have to use synthetic or harmful hair grooming products if you wear them naturally. Still, wearing and maintaining dreadlocks requires a lot of grooming sacrifice and discipline on the wearer's part. Dreadlocks form by using your fingers or palms to twist your hair into coils. Your hair can naturally form dreadlocks without manual manipulation if you just stop combing it. As dreadlocks naturally form, individual hair follicles stick, lock, and become matted. The dreadlock's exterior may look matted and rope-like,...

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Surprising Facts You Might Not Know About Locs

Surprising Facts You Might Not Know About Locs

  People fear what they understand or relate to. And for a very long time, people feared anyone with dreadlocks. Did you know that an English medical researcher wrote a paper theorizing that dreadlocks were an external indicator of mental illness? It was written in 1843. Society might be a little more accepting of dreadlocks, but not as much as it should be in the 21st century. And that is because there are people who have a lot to learn about dreadlocks. Here are some surprising facts about dreadlocks that you may not know. Lion Locs are paraben and sulfate-free...

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Locs at the Beach: The Dos and Don'ts!

Locs at the Beach: The Dos and Don'ts!

  There is something about going to the beach that is like a siren's call for most people. The human body needs sunlight. Nothing is more refreshing than swimming on the beach. And it is a beautiful place to make memories with the family, friends, and perhaps new friends. But there is a lot about the beach that is not fun. Direct sunlight and UV rays on your hair have the same effect as industrial cleaning bleach. Saltwater and saltwater mist is corrosive and dehydrating to hair. And your dreadlocks are like a sponge for water, moisture, and mist. You...

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