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.

What are Braidlocs and How are they Maintained?

I’ve received many questions about braidlocs and how to start them. I’ll share a few basic definitions and frequently asked questions about…

Advantages and Disadvantages of Sisterlocks and Traditional Locks

I’d love to tell you personally about the advantages and disadvantages but I thought it better to share this video from someone…

What are Sisterlocks and Starting Them on a Budget

Source Sisterlocks™ is a hairstyle and management system that involves the creation and maintenance of micro locks resulting from a specially patterned precision…

KiK Magazine Summer 2012

Read the KiK Magazine FREE Now | Summer 2012

It’s official. KiK Magazine is now a free online magazine for women with natural hair. Few words could express how absolutely thrilled…

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The First Year of Locking with Two Strand Twists

If you are considering getting dreadlocks, you’ve probably wondered what to expect in the first year of locking. We often hear that we…

Q&A | Can I lock my relaxed hair?

Question My hair is relaxed and about shoulder length. The thing is, I don’t like how I look with short hair and…

Q&A | What is Interlocking?

Question What is interlocking? Answer Hi there. Interlocking is a form of dreadlocks maintenance  that involves the knotting or interlocking the new…

Q&A – Should You Wash Starter Locs?

Question  I started my locs three weeks ago with plaits. My hairstylist told me that I shouldn’t wash my hair for at…