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What to Know About Knotless Braids

What to Know About Knotless Braids

A famous literary quote once stated that a girl without braids is like a city bereft of bridges. The humble braided hairstyle looks simple enough. But braiding hair requires complex hand and finger movements to accomplish the look successfully. It takes practice, skill, and craft to learn how to braid hair efficiently; to tie up and braid and knot hair to resemble an aesthetically pleasing rope is not easy for the uninitiated. Braids can be compared to bridges because they are a style bridge for most young women to learn about hairstyling. Most young girls, and young hairstylists in general,...

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5 Top Tips on Taking Care of Your Locs

5 Top Tips on Taking Care of Your Locs

If you’re lucky enough to have a gorgeous crop of dreadlocks growing on your head, you will want to care for them tenderly! While some people may look at dreadlocks as just a hairstyle, people who have taken the time, effort, and inspiration to grow them know that’s not the whole truth. Locs are a lifestyle, and they’re a beautiful part of their identity for some people.   So again, if you’re lucky enough to have a lovely mane of locs, you should make caring for them a priority. Depending on the look you’re after, caring for your locs can be...

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Dreadlocks in the Workplace: How to Wear Dreads Professionally

Dreadlocks in the Workplace: How to Wear Dreads Professionally

Natural, black hair like dreadlocks never need to be "fixed." Society's outdated and colonialist views on black people, culture, and their hair need fixing. But if you are an average black person and choose to wear your hair in its natural and beautiful form, you can't get away with it. You could be denied employment or fired from your workplace for wearing dreadlocks. In the United States of America, discriminating against someone for wearing dreadlocks is 100% legal. We at Lion Locs want you to be proud of your natural hair. But be cognizant of the consequences of wearing your...

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Will DreadLocks Damage My Hair?

Will DreadLocks Damage My Hair?

The state of your hair, its cleanliness, its style, and how you accessorize a clothing aesthetic to match it tells the story of who you are and what you believe in. (On a generalized first-glance level anyway.) Your hairstyle talks for you. And it talks for you just as much as your wardrobe style, if not a lot more. The status of your hair will betray your basic personality. The state of your hair tells others how stylish, organized, and patient you are without you having to say anything. About 19% of people spend ten to 25 minutes styling their...

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Dreadlocks: The Cultural Significance

Dreadlocks: The Cultural Significance

We all know how strikingly beautiful dreadlocks can be and how they can elevate the wearer's look, but is there more to this gorgeous hairstyle? Dreadlocks have historical, cultural, and spiritual significance all over the world. They are formed, worn, and adorned differently by various races and people groups, but they hold the same mystique universally.  Here, we'll explore the cultural significance of dreadlocks. Among other things, 'culture' refers to the beliefs, customs, social behaviors, and norms of a group of people. Applying this to dreadlocks, we'll look into the societal beliefs, and the place dreadlocks hold. Also, why dreadlocks...

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