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Friday, September 19, 2014

Weighing In: The Facts about Locs

I just paid $10.00 per ounce for these locs. I wanted some on-hand for future loc extension clients.  These locs were not freshly shampooed so I shampooed them about seven lathers and rinses and weighed them wet.  They were about 3 ounces wet.  So locs when wet can be 1.5 times heavier than when they are dry.

After I dried the locs in the platform dryer, they weighed a quarter of an ounce less.  Wow! Dirty locs are slightly heavier than clean locs.  You can see the difference in the radiance of the locs too!

Of course, these facts may be nothing new to some of you, but I wanted to make note of them.  Also, I have discovered that more and more people have engaged in their loc journey.  I can't help but to assume that I was their inspiration.  Yayyyy!

Okay, I have limited locs for loc extensions now in stock!  They are $2 per loc!

For those who want to sell their locs, if the locs come from a smoker, then I had a hard time getting the smoky smell out of them.  Therefore, I would NOT be interested in buying locs with a strong nicotine smell.


  1. Holy smoke...people are selling their loc now? I don't even know how I feel about that yet? As for dirty locks weighting more, I believe that.

    1. If people are willing to by Brazilian, Indian, "Eurasian" hair that has been cut from the heads of other cultures, then I see it being about the same thing. Matching up sizing and loc textures may be a little tricky though. I like the idea of real locs as loc extensions as long as the locs are clean, smoke-free, and in good condition.