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LOCS: A Journey of Personal Transformation

By January 27th, 20213 Comments

LOCS: A Journey of Personal Transformation writes:

American Idol contestant Crystal Bowersox has focused attention once again on the ancient art of locking, perhaps causing many Americans to look at the hairstyle with fresh eyes.

“I’ve had these for about four and a half years now,” Bowersox told in March. “I do wash my hair— just so everyone knows. There’s a lot of myths out there about dreadlocks, but they’re very clean and well-kept.”

A story about Bowersox’s hair on attracted comments ranging from compliments (”they fit her perfectly”) to critical (”disgusting and distracting,” “horrible” and “[she] looks like a pothead”). One poster summed up voter expectations this way: “You keep those dreadlocks and be happy, but you won’t win ‘American Idol’ with that look—do you really think [fourth season winner] Carrie Underwood would have won if she looked like Crystal?”

With the renewed attention on locs, we thought it was a good time to present a primer on this hairstyle.


  • Anonymous says:

    I realize this site is dedicated to products, styles and advice for loose natural hair, but as a natural loc wearing I would appreciated more info on locs. BTW, LOVE the site!!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Great info! Locs were my original motive for going natural yet 4 years later I'm still enjoying styling loose hair. I'm still loc interested though. 🙂 ~KF519

  • Rahshell says:

    I have just decided to loc my hair, this is right on time

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