Halo Hairstyle for Locs— NO Retwist Required!

Recently, I stumbled upon a tutorial for a halo hairstyle for locs on Instagram that claimed it was really easy to do. After watching the short, 3 minute video, I still wasn’t convinced. It did not seem realistic that I would be able to get all of my mid-back length locs into a halo hairstyle. And yet, based on the amount of requests for more loc styling videos, I figured it was worth a try. I am happy that I tried— it worked! I will share with you how I recreated this halo hairstlye and you can also watch how I created this halo hairstyle in my latest video, “Halo Loc Style” on YouTube.

Recreating the Halo Hairtstyle

The materials that were essential to me as I attempted to put all 36 of my thick locs into the halo hairstyle were jumbo hair pins, a loose headband, and an herbal moisturizer. I found that moisturizing my locs prior to styling eliminated any tension that I may have experienced. Ya’ll know I am REALLY tender-headed so tension is a no-go for me. I also did not feel like retwisting my locs just to style them, so I left my roots free, full and frizzy.


After moisturizing with the Moisture Infusion spray, I put the headband on my head. It is really important that you find a loose-fitting headband. You do not want the headband squeezing your brain before you even get started. Then, I started twisting my locs from the nape area to the front of my head and back around to the nape area. I found it easiest to then secure the ends of my locs by anchoring the jumbo bobby pins into the headband. And that was it— hairstyle complete!


woman with locs in a halo hairstyle
back view of woman with locs in a halo hairstyle


Let me know in the comments if you try this hairstyle and if you’re on Instagram, send me a picture— my handle is @curlynugrowth!

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Jocelyn Reneé

Jocelyn Reneé is a Licensed Cosmetologist, Loctician and Textured Hair Educator. She was born and raised in the Washington DC area and is a graduate of the Aveda Institute Cosmetology Science program. With over 14 years in the Hair Care Industry, from Salon Assistant to Natural Hair Blogger to Professional; Jocelyn is passionate about cultivating healthy hair.

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You and your locs are absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing this how to style which I am going to try !
Have a good day.

That looks really pretty. But how can you do this if your locs are long.

Give it a try! You may naturally find an alternative that fits your length.

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