Category Archives: Starting Locs

Many people with varying hair types struggle with knowing how to start their locs (also commonly called dreads or dreadlocks). This page shows a variety of methods for starting dreadlocks. We explore the advantages and disadvantages of each method so that you will know which loc-starting method is right for your hair type and lifestyle. And lastly, you will know what to expect in the first few months of locking.

Locs in Jamaica

Where to start locs in Jamaica

Are you planning a trip to the land of wood and water? Jamaica is well known as being the dreadlocks/rastafarian capital of…

Starter locs - Coils

How to Start Dreadlocks with Coils

Comb coils are one of the most popular ways of starting traditional locs (also called dreads or dreadlocks) – especially for those…

Pros and cons of thick dreadlocks

The Pros and Cons of Thick Dreadlocks

Like a chemical relaxer (straightener), dreadlocks are pretty permanent. This is why choosing the size of your locs can be a difficult…

Baby Locs

Q&A | WHAT NATURAL LOCKING GEL CAN I USE?

Question Hi KiK, I am in the beginning process of growing locks. Any recommendations for all natural lock gels? – JR (Asked via Facebook.com/keepitkinky.net)…

How many locs do you have?

Dreadlocks Q&A – Why Loc Counts Aren’t Important

Question Dear Diedre,  How many locs do you have? I’m starting my braidloc journey in December.  Yours are so beautiful and inspiring….

The 10 Dreadlocks Commandments Scroll

The 10 Loc Commandments

Thou shalt not ignore moisture rituals. Peeps, if you don’t moisturise your hair and scalp, both your hair and scalp will be…

REVIEW | The Knotty Truth: Creating Beautiful Locks on a Dime

I was gifted a copy of The Knotty Truth: Creating Beautiful Locks on a Dime for review. Being a natural hair and…

Dreadlocks

10 Dreadlocks Myths Debunked

If you have had dreadlocks, you’ve probably been asked a myriad of shocking questions about your hair. If you don’t have locs,…

Dreadlocks created using the Braidlocs method

Braidlocs to Dreadlocks – Q & A

QUESTION & ANSWER Hi Diedre, I started my braidlocs a month ago. Before I decided to try it out I already tried…

Starter Dreadlocks Hairstyles

Over 20 Simple Hairstyles for Starter Locs or Dreadlocks (Medium Length Hair)

Updos and other defined hairstyles are perfect for working women (and men) who have fuzzy starter locs/dreadlocks. When you’ve just started locs,…

Freeform/Organic Locs

Freeform Dreadlocks 101 – The What, How, Why & Who

I will admit, I do not know that many people with freeform dreadlocks. The talented and beautiful fashion designer, Mamayashi (pictured left…

7 and 8 month loc update

7 & 8 Month Braidlocs-Dreadlocks Update – Product Chat

This blog post should get you caught up on what has been happening with my braidlocs to dreadlocks journey. check out my…

Instant Dreadlocks without Extensions

How to Start Dreadlocks Instantly Without Extensions

If you want to go from an afro to a full head of locs INSTANTLY, this blog post and video is for…

How to Round the Ends of Your Locs

Claudine wrote: I just installed my first ever braidlocs. I live in a country where dreadlocs is looked upon with disdain but…