Must Reads (and Watch): Loc Extensions

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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?

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Take Precaution

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.

Be Inspired

Beat the clock with Riva Dean’s “15 “Faux Locs” Hairstyles in 5 Minutes!” (In the song in this video great BTW?!)

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Chadette Maragh
Chadette Maragh

Chemical nazi. Heat cheat. Silk sheet sleeper. Hair pin hoarder (quilted tips only, of course). Winter wig wearer. Haircut addict. Moisturize, seal and repeat junkie. Hair care fundamentals 101? Alcohol belongs in a glass, shaken, not stirred and most importantly, not in my hairspray! - Cheers!

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