How to Style Your Hair When You’re Not Comfortable With Short Locs

Hairstyle For Short Locs

The decision to start your loc journey is one of the best decisions you’ll ever make for you hair, so you should not worry or have anxiety about how to wear your short locs. Contrary to popular belief, there are many ways to style short locs so that you’re able to feel comfortable and confident as you transition into your new hair (and lifestyle) journey.

3 Hairstyles For Transitioning To Locs from Short Hair

Hairstyle For Short Locs

Easy Hairstyle For Short Locs

Faux Updo for Short Locs

One style that is often overlooked for short starter locs is an updo. I know you’re probably thinking your hair needs to be really long to get a decent updo, but you’re wrong. Even when your baby locs are only a few inches long, you can create an intricate updo with the addition of some Afro-textured hair.

Clip Ins

Another great option is to add afro-kinky clips over your locs! This option is very simple to install and easy to remove for daily wear— which is ideal for fine hair to short comb coils.
You want to be sure that your using quality afro-kinky hair for the clip-ins so that your locs are not damaged while wearing this style. And a great trick for less stress on your edges while wearing the clips-ins is the use of a headband to camouflage the clips-ins over your locs.

Loc Petals

You can easily create a detailed style with your short locs using Loc Petals. To create the Loc Petals, all you need are rubber bands. This style is best when your hair is recently retwisted, and as an added bonus it will make your retwist last longer.

Loc Petals For Short Locs

Style By LocMamas

These are just 3 styles that can be done on short locs, but believe me there are so many more! Leave me a comment and let me know what’s your favorite way to wear your short locs.

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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.

Blog Comments

What of box braids??? Is it good when it comes to styling short locs

Nahhhhhh let your locs be free!

Hi I’ve had my sister locks for 1 week this weds. I’m starting to get use to them. I go to the gym 5 to 6 days a week should I bundle before I go each time or is it okay to just where it down?

I am very glad I stumbled upon this site. I just started combing twist but I twist them by hand I don’t know how to use a comb lol. I haven’t permed my hair in over two years I cut that out and started fresh. I love it so far even though its quite time consuming. But ny hair is healthy and I feel better mentally if that makes sense. I no longer feel like I have to straighten or perm my hair for it to look beautiful. My mom has Caucasian hair and always put me down about my ‘nappy ass hair’. So it feels good to finally embrace my own natural thick beautiful beautiful hair.

Hi . I transitioned from relaxed hair to natural hair last year august via the big chomp. Its growin and I’d like to lock it, since it’s form sort of a ‘fro. I’d lobe to have thick locs bur not too big . Does my hair have to be relaxed to loc it? What method do you recommend to achieve thick locs and my hair type is coiled and thick on its own.

I thank you for this article. I struggle with hairstyles for my daughter who’s been locked for over a year now. I was never good with creating hairstyles for her anyway so now I really want to make sure I take care of her hair properly but also give her fun and cute styles since she’s only 6. Are there any additional styles or videos you can recommend?

All beautiful hairstyles!!!

I just started my loc journey two weeks ago. I’m self conscious due my hair looking like I don’t have any hair (freshly done). What can I do to make it look Fuller so I can uncover it and wear it proudly. I’ve always wanted locks. Love them.

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