Monday, April 14, 2014
Uniform Locs: A Must or Not?
So to make a long story short, I wear an extra wide headband to keep my locs scrunched at night because I want texture and bents in my locs. So if I have areas where I finger twisted versus interlocked, it is fine with me because I want to see movement and bends in my locs. The only time my locs look good straight is when they are soaking wet. Other than that, my locs shrink up and resist gravity.
So "uniform locs" should be a personal decision. Some people want to eventually cut the relaxed hair/locs off. I am planning to keep all of my loc length, fat or skinny, it is all good to me. Honestly, if someone gets a razor haircut on their straight hair, then their ends are going to be thin and wispy, not blunt and not uniform. So why must locs be uniform?
So I repeat, micro-locks do not have to be uniform; however, the larger the locs, the more lumpy the locs can look. For example:
For those who do not have my texture hair and curl pattern, then certain interlocking patterns will force some texture into looser textured locs to keep them from looking too stringy.
So again, people need to think "out of the box" with locs. How do you want to style your locs? If your answer is long and straight, then you need to keep your upkeep timing and methods consistent for uniformity, but if you are like me, I am always going to prefer some wave or curl in my locs, so don't worry - just be happy!