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My Top 6 Dreadlock Hairstyles

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I am finally able to share with you some of my favourite loc styles. I can only do a few of these styles myself while others have to be done professionally, since more often than not, they need to be sewn up when put in an updo style. I always wash and condition my hair at home, and about once every six months I dye it black myself with henna. But I leave the re-twisting and styling to a hairdresser. The good news for those of you without locs is that these styles can be done on all sorts of braids or temporary locs. I am sharing my top go to styles. Enjoy and do let me know which one is your favorite in the comment section below.

Photography by Kevin Buo
Makeup by Phoina Tosha
Hair styling by Mary 0720355590


The loc petals 

You can wear them down as seen  here or as a mohawk here

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The loc bun

As seen here, a messy bun, and I sometimes like it side swept as seen here

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The braided loc

You can have the ends open or braided all the way as seen here

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Curled up locs

I never really go the extra mile for my curls, I achieve the volume and curls after a few days of wrapping or braiding my hair in the styles seen on this post. Curls will depend on prior hairstyle see here

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Rolled up locs

This is one of the styles that has to be done professionally or with some assistance, as the technique is a bit complex as seen here

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The Loc hawk

My absolute favorite. I love to play around with the different variations of this style as seen here,  and here

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If you are looking to loc your hair, I have some useful tips for you here plus details on where you can get them done professionally.

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