Once deemed primitive and as far from sophisticated (and sometimes even accepted) by societal standards, dread locks, preferably known as locs have experience a major upsurge. Driven by celebrity influence, a consequential flood of YouTube tutorials, endless Pinterest pin-spiration and a sprinkle of controversy, this island staple is seems to be more popular than ever. From color catastrophes to edge control, we’ve rounded up five must-read posts and videos about one of the hottest trends of 2015.
A Bit of Context
Hair thievery in South Africa? Erykah Badu’s 1990’s faux locs? Explore the recent fascination of twisted tresses with Madame Noir’s Charring Ball in her article, “Can you be #TeamFakeNatural? What’s the Deal with Fake Dreadlocks?”
With the beauty of all trends, there’s always a dark side. Lucky for us, the staff of K is for Kinky, has our best (hair health) interest in mind.
As Real as It Gets
Alex Elle of The Good Hair Blog shares her loc extension installation method for a genuine look!
Soak up the Suds
British beauty and YouTube vlogger, Adanna David demonstrates her approach to a cleansing 5 minute wash.
Beat the clock with Riva Dean’s “15 “Faux Locs” Hairstyles in 5 Minutes!” (In the song in this video great BTW?!)