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Neglect Locs.

rose@teavana
@roseteavana
2 months ago
3 posts

Hello, I have been letting my hair do its thing for the past three months. I previously had locs for just under two years and started out the same as this set. I started out with some light T&R for sectioning, but most of that fell out. I'm going natural and only washing my hair + conditioning it with natural ingredients and oils. At what point would one consider themselves to actually have locs? I'm just curious what you consider the transition point from frizzy sections to mature locs. Is it based off of appearance? Or is it based off of how developed the loc is (how knotted they are from root to tip). :)

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
2 months ago
27,414 posts

well, i wouldn't be conditioning at this stage

but at what point should you consider that you have locks (locs is a typo, locks  is spelled with a k) when someone on the street says "nice dreads"

you'll know when others around you know and let you know.




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rose@teavana
@roseteavana
2 months ago
3 posts

Thank you, that is kinda what I was thinking along the lines of. I'm at the in between, some people notice and others don't. It's a lot more enjoyable this time around. My previous set of locs was much more handled and was scarcely moisturized. I condition right now with oils such as, lavender and a hemp oil blend. I know it slows the progress down, but I previously had breakage in the beginning of my last set because of little moisturizer. :/ It's all good though, things are coming along well.

rose@teavana
@roseteavana
2 months ago
3 posts

Hmmm where I'm from the matted hair process is definitely referred to as of "locking", but most of the people I know call the actual hair "locs". I suppose it depends on where you're coming from? It could just be regional slang as well I suppose. : ) Either way, I appreciate the feedback! You have inspired me so much these past few years, thank you.

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
2 months ago
27,414 posts

locs are typically "salon locs" they remove the k to differentiate from dreadlocks locs is a way of (at least many feel) being ashamed of the association with dreadlocks so they make these manufactured, overmaintained locs that they even use a diferent name




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☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
2 months ago
27,414 posts

locks go back to every written text

now when you type locs or loctician they come up as typos

made up words made up industry that relies on shaming locks while promoting a version of locks

they build an industry around what hair does on its own and change the spelling to separate  it from the traditional locking..and very often its a way of shaming locks spelled properly.

i have no issue with dreadlocks i don't believe its associated with being dreadful .. its just 1  of many proper names that don't come up as typos

i don't mind people using locs really except when used in that shameful way which it most often is

but not by all




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