Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Locs: Achieving Smoother Edges
But in the meantime, believe or not, the extra wide headband is sooo tight around my head that it is literally smoothing out my new growth in the front. It is a good thing that I only use this headband at night. It would be too much stress on my hair to wear all day.
Smoother edges give a more polished look when excessive new growth is present. Some loc wearer mist their roots with water every morning to keep the new growth compact.
As discussed in a previous article or articles, some non-loc wearers do not like seeing "afro" roots while loc wearers understand that too much tightening or overtightening weakens the loc and causes other issues. Of course, there are exceptions to every rule. For those loc wearers with enough hair for two or three people (smile), then thinning is less of an issue. Thinning locs can happen to any and every one. So amazingly, without any chemical treatments, overcurly hair naturally is prone to break without continuous attention to it.